Katherine and Steve planned a beautiful Gardens at Elm Bank wedding this past fall.
This crisp, fall day was everything these two dreamed about when planning their wedding at the Gardens at Elm Bank. Katherine and Steve wanted a first look before the wedding, which is always a great way to break the tension of the day and also to knock out some family and wedding party portraits before the ceremony begins. The bride and bridesmaids were getting ready at Katherine's parents' house, so we decided on using the backyard for the first look. Steve's jaw dropped as soon as he saw his bride. The perfect first look response!
The rest of the day went just as smooth. After the beautiful ceremony at St. John's in Wellesley, we were off to the Gardens at Elm Bank for bridal party portraits, dinner and dancing. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society has done an amazing job with Elm Bank. There are endless wedding photography opportunities around the many different gardens and pathways. The photo above, with the bride and groom walking down the path, was one of my favorites of the whole wedding season. The last colors of fall on the trees, the beautiful afternoon light and a couple in love all came together in this image.
The wedding reception was just as fantastic. The Sultans of Swing were in full form, getting everyone up on the dancefloor the entire night. As the last wedding of the year, it really ended on a high note. Below are some of my favorite images from this day.
Susan and Stephen planned a fantastic Wychmere Beach Club wedding in Cape Cod this past summer.
Ashley and I got to spend the day with these two and document this incredible wedding. It was a great weekend. We took an extra day to get down to Cape Cod early so we wouldn't have the long drive in the morning before the wedding. Ashley always finds the best little inns and we watched the sunset from the beach in Chatham.
This Cape Cod wedding had it all: beautiful couple, perfect weather, amazing venues, photos on the beach AND photos on a baseball field. It was an absolute pleasure photographing this wedding. Our friend and colleague, Meghan from KG Events and Design, was the maid of honor. It's always exciting to see a wedding planner put down the clipboard and pick up the bouquet.
The wedding reception at the Wychmere Beach Club was delightful as always. Susan and Stephen got a brilliant sunset followed by an energetic welcome to kick off their reception. Below you'll find some of our favorite images.
Emily and Karlek planned a beautiful wedding at Royal Sonesta Cambridge.
Ashley and I didn't get a chance to meet Emily and Karlek until their wedding day. Sometimes work, life and geography get in the way. Luckily we've known her family for a while and have photographed a couple of her cousins' wedding in the past. It's pretty great to open a hotel door and know half the room already!
This wedding took us from Cambridge to Boston, back to Cambridge. The getting ready and reception were at the Royal Sonesta and the ceremony took place at the Our Lady of Good Voyage parish in the seaport. A beautiful, brand new church, perfect for this wedding. After a lovely ceremony, we got to explore the harbor area behind the courthouse overlooking the city, as well Christopher Columbus Park and the Charles Gate boat house. It's hard to think of an easier time making portraits on a wedding day.
The reception was an all-out party, as we expected with this family. Love the energy on the dance floor! The Wilson Steven's band, Signature, was electric from start to finish. For proof of awesomeness, please check out these photos below:
Danielle and Nick planned a fantastic International Golf Club wedding.
Nick and Danielle loved the International Golf Club for the scenic beauty, the abundance of trees and the stone bridges. Despite the soggy weather we were able to get out there and make some photos. Unfortunately, the ceremony had to be indoors but that didn't bother anyone.
The photo above, on the stone bridge, is how I'll remember this wedding. Danielle, smiling, laughing, looking so lovingly at her husband. This is why I photograph weddings. Throughout these photos, it's hard to find one without Danielle glowing. There is one portrait, but I had to ask her for a serious look... and it didn't last long.
What a wedding. Below are some more photos, check them out: