Pot and Kettle Rehearsal Dinner

Amory & Prescott’s Maine wedding weekend kicked off with a lobster bake at the Pot and Kettle right on the ocean. I loved all the rustic picnic details and the way the tables were decorated.


Guests were bussed from the Asticou Inn where the wedding was held the next day


Guests mingled and enjoyed the warm Maine evening before a school bell was rung to call people to dinner


A few portraits of Prescott & Amo as guests were heading into dinner

This was my third (and final!) wedding with this family – Gard & Martha were the first to be married in 2011!

Time to eat and cooked to perfection!

Amo & Prescott welcomed their guests before people ate

Of course everyone donned their bibs.


Amory’s Mother gifted them an LL Bean tote bag with Amory’s new initials (ALL) and joked that that was very appropriate because she is ALWAYS doing it all!


These colleagues of Prescott’s really roasted him and had us all in STITCHES

Amory’s Dad and his two close friends sang to the couple which is also a tradition I’ve now enjoyed three times!

And then the evening ended with a sweet slideshow put together by sister Mallie!

Sugarbush Wedding Photos

Jenessa & Jeff’s Fall Sugarbush Resort Wedding at Gatehouse Chairlift
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I have been looking forward to Jenessa & Jeff’s wedding all season long – they are such a sweet couple and we had such a blast doing their engagement photos last year. Former clients Kami & Jeff introduced them to me so it was fun to see them again too! It was my first time working a Sugarbush resort wedding and it did not disappoint – so many different spots to take photos and such spectacular natural scenery!

I started the day with the guys who kindly got dressed a bit early so that I could document it – that meant they had extra time to watch football l so they weren’t too fussed!

The ladies were right on time and just finishing up with their makeup when I arrived. It was fun to give a quick wave to Kerry Armstrong who does fabulous hair and is SO. NICE.

Jenessa’s Mom helped her into her gorgeous gown

And after a big reveal and a good luck toast we headed off to the First Look!


Of course we weren’t completely alone….Jeff’s Groomsmen kept watch from their balcony!


I couldn’t resist the classic Sugarbush Resort wedding photo with Claybrook in the background – so Vermonty!!


After exploring we wandered up to the main courtyard and met up with the families and bridal party including Jenessa’s thrilled Brother Zach!


Sweet Kami & Jeff and their dog Stowe who Jenessa & Jeff puppysit/steal regularly- a photo of them with Stowe was a must take!

AWESOME socks including ones custom made with a photo of Stowe, Beethoven, and Smuckers Goober (A PBJ combination!)

Knowing that the guests would come down the mountain before me I snuck into the reception to get some detail shots before heading up the mountain

Up we go to the breezy middle of the mountain – I was glad I had my down vest!

Snuggled up under blankets kindly provided by Jenessa & Jeff

Now that is an entrance!


Wendy Bratt officiated the ceremony – she is a close friend of mine and married us nine years ago so obviously I’m biased but think she creates the most beautifully memorable and personalized ceremonies – hire her!


Jenessa is apparently known for her silly expressions so I loved the bottom photo especially!


A casual receiving line formed as guests sipped champagne and enjoyed the views

And the wonderful Julia from Sugarbush snapped this photo of the four of us!


After the rest of the guests headed down in the chairlift we did a few more photos


I attached the strap to my camera for these – I was so worried I’d drop something off the


The reception room is rustic and light filled – such a beautiful space!

Up on a ladder for a shot of everyone!

Let the party begin!


You know it’s a Vermont wedding when there is a shot ski and a firepit! (The cigar bar is an added bonus!)


Jenessa & Jeff – I LOVED being your photographer and I hope to see you guys around town!! xo

Venue :: Sugarbush Resort
Florist :: A Schoolhouse Garden
Officiant :: Wendy Bratt
Hair :: Kerry Armstrong
Makeup :: Finishing Touch VT Sarah Crowley
DJ :: Wedding DJ VT Jason Barron
Jenessa’s Dress :: Essence of Australia
Bridesmaid’s Dresses :: Azazie
Cake :: Sweet Simone’s

Vermont Basin Harbor Club Wedding

Dickie & Ilana – September 16, 2017
Venue :: Basin Harbor Club
Officiant :: Wendy Bratt
Invitations :: Shindig Bespoke
Florist :: The Painted Tulip
Band :: Sultans of Swing
Ilana’s Dress :: Christos
Hair & Makeup :: Edo Hair Salon
Rentals :: Vermont Tent Company

I met Ilana when I photographed her sister Laura’s wedding a few years ago at the Waybury Inn. A few times now I’ve photographed multiple family weddings and it’s always so fun and so special. It was great seeing everyone again and meeting Ilana’s nephew Ben with his wild red hair! Ilana and Dickie met at nearby Middlebury College and have overcome some major long distance time to finally be together celebrating their marriage. They are so easy around each other and share many similar interests including their beloved dog Bowie. Enjoy a few of my favorite photos from this beautiful Basin Harbor Club wedding!

I was so thrilled when I saw that Ilana had worked with Jill at Shindig Bespoke for the paper suite. I first worked with her at Jackie & Jono’s Basin Harbor Club wedding many moons ago and she always does such a fabulous job working with the couple to really personalize the suite to their personalities.

Ilana’s Mom was sweetly showing an image that had popped up in her time hop from Pete & Laura’s wedding that I took – good timing!


Meanwhile my second shooter Jamie was over with the guys getting ready

I loved this moment as Ilana saw her completed wedding look for the first time and teared up – nice work Edo Salon!

Dickie and Bowie are ready for the first look!

Ilana and her girls right before she donned her dress


You all know how much I love when couples choose to do a first look – it makes everyone feel less stressed and more relaxed among many other benefits!


Bowie just wanted to jump on Mom and shower her with kisses but we held him at bay!


Ilana instructed her girls to choose dresses of gray and blue – such a beautiful palette resulted

Former clients Pete & Laura with son Ben (and another on the way!)


The tent was all set up before the ceremony so I took advantage of some extra time (thank you first look!) to grab some shots of all the beauty!


Bowie finally got his way – it’s a testament to Ilana’s calm nature that she was ok with it as he jumped up!

Taking a moment and trying to stay cool before the ceremony – it was about 85 despite being mid September!


My close friend Wendy Bratt officiated our wedding nine years ago and I’ve had the pleasure of working with her a few times since then. Every time I love it more -she really works with each couple to personalizes the ceremony and make it unique to them.

Phew Ben made it down the aisle


Ilana’s Mom added a little something unexpected to her reading prompting this fun reaction from Ilana


Coming down the aisle photos are some of my favorites – such joy!


Huge Jenga fun during cocktail hour and a glimpse of another former couple!

As guests filed into the tent we headed to the gorgeous new dock for some additional portraits


Another high point of the day – I love the energy and happiness that happens when the couple is introduced into the reception!


Bowie didn’t want to miss the party! It’s so great that Basin Harbor is so dog friendly – people are welcomed and encouraged to bring their pooches!

This couple was getting married the following weekend!


What a setting!


Ilana’s Uncle played a song with the band


And Bowie made another appearance later in the night although I don’t think he appreciate the (awesome!) music nearly as much as the guests!


A sparkler getaway ended the night before guests headed to Red Mill to continue the party!

HUGE congratulations to both of you it was so wonderful to see you again!!

Riverside Farm Wedding

It had been many moons since I’d photographed a wedding at Riverside Farm and it’s just as beautiful as I remembered it. Terry and Steph had just about the perfect wedding day with warm temperatures and blue skies….it doesn’t get better than that! They are such a fun and funny couple and of course their families and friends were also lovely. Lindsay Selin came along as a second photographer and a few of these favorites are her images. Enjoy!

Before seeing Step we headed to the groom’s cabin where Terry & the guys were getting dapper!

Beautiful bridal details

A toast before donning the dress!

Flawless!

A sweet first look in the woods


The full family photo with Riley & Hannah


Scenes from a perfect Vermont day – I so love these signs that Riverside puts up for the wedding and that the middle ones are personalized for each couple….they must have quite a collection now!


The sweetest little ring bearer Jasper


The Ketubah as always was a work of art – this time created by a friend of theirs…..talented!


Although the Rabbi joked that once the Ketubah was signed they were technically married and thus didn’t need to do the ceremony they decided to go ahead with it 😉


Such a gorgeous tree framing the ceremony site


Mr. & Mrs!


I need to find out where these topiaries came from – they were FABULOUS.


Coming in hot to the cocktail hour!


I have many favorite moments of a wedding day but the introduction of the couple into the reception is such a high – time to party!


I loved the idea of having guests sign a globe

A few more portraits in the softer evening light


Steph’s sister in law gave the most touching, emotional, beautiful speech about the importance of Terry & Steph and how much they supported her and Terry’s Brother during Jasper’s birth and baby days – I think everyone welled up!

Such pride and love in Dad’s eyes!


Hora time!


Photo booth shenanigans

Dancing with awesome event planner Kaitlyn who ran a tight ship but kept everyone smiling and the day running smoothly!

Delectable treats!

Congratulations to both of you it was so fun to celebrate with you!

Catering :: Vermont Farms
Florist :: Jasper & Prudence
Band :: Search Party
Steph’s Dress :: Monique Lhuillier
Bridesmaid’s Dresses :: Jenny Yoo
Hair & Makeup :: Blush Salon
Event Planning :: Kaitlyn Gilston of JPO Concepts
Videographer :: Simeon Pol
Linens :: The Linen Shop
Photo Booth :: 802 Event Group

BHC Summer Wedding :: Kelly & Pete

I had such a blast being with Kelly & Pete for their rehearsal dinner (I’ll blog that another day!) and wedding at Basin Harbor Club. They and their families were lovely and welcoming and Kelly and her Charlotte (NC!) friends brought their Southern hospitality to Vermont. The beautiful flowers were from In Full Bloom in Shelburne and the groovy music was the Peter Miles Band. Shear Cuts was responsible for hair and makeup – they are wonderful! Enjoy a selection of my favorite images – congratulations Pete & Kelly!!

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