Summer in the City - Allison and Colin's Engagement in Dumbo, Brooklyn

So thankful for an unbelievable summer exploring in the Northeast! While up in Boston shooting Andy and Mary's MIT Wedding, I decided to visit Maine and Rhode Island before a final stop in Brooklyn for an impromptu engagement shoot with this incredible couple. I'll be shooting Allison and Colin this October in Puerto Rico, and was glad to get the opportunity to catch up for beers, jokes, and a quick photo session in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Hoping to shoot more NYC content in the next year!

Mary X Andy- MIT Chapel, Cambridge Multi-Cultural Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts Wedding

FIRST: PLEASE CUE THIS WONDROUS RENDITION OF "ISLANDS IN THE STREAM" THAT ANDY AND MARY CREATED AND PRESSED AS A FLEXI-DISC/WEDDING INVITATION

When I heard a few days before boarding a plane to Boston that the groom of the wedding I was shooting had broken his foot playing basketball, I wasn't concerned in the least bit. Usually I would be freaking out: "how am I going to pose a groom on crutches!?" "How the heck is he going to make it through the first dance!?" Luckily for me (and everyone really) this was no ordinary couple. Andy and Mary in my mind are the archetype of the creative super couple: immensely talented and uber resourceful. They artfully balance their careers with their exuberant art making- both sonic and visual. Their wedding day was no different. When Mary informed me of her groom's new accessories (boot and crutches) she did so jovially. I knew right away the day would be somehow made better by his little mis-step on the court. Andy ended up squeezing his swollen foot into a sleek dress shoe and walked down the isle and danced all night. For 9 or so hours one wouldn't have suspected anything. He went in for surgery the following Monday. All the point being, I'm so honored to have spent such a radical day with such an inspiring couple. Thank you so much to the Lewey's, the Sadoways and all the incredible guests. 

Ceremeony: MIT Chapel

Reception: Cambridge Multi-Cultural Arts Center 

Beachfront Elegance- Ann X Zach's Waterfront Wedding- Crescent Beach, Devil's Elbow Fish camp

Finally getting around to blogging Ann and Zach's elegantly laid back beachfront ceremony and gorgeous open aired waterfront reception. Hosted at a family beach house and waterfront fish camp, the whole event was luxiorously unhurried. Ann and Zach's love and commitment stole the show and everyone had a wonderful time toasting and dancing the night away at the ravishingly decorated reception. Thanks to the Goederts, the Mills, and all the decorated and gracious guests. 

Saint Augustine Homespun Boho Wedding, Castillo de San Marco Wedding, Kelly X Josh

Here's a smattering of frames from Kelly and Josh's beautiful DIY Saint Augustine Wedding. Having met years ago in the Oldest City, Kelly and Josh now live in New York working in production and photography (and obviously have the skill set to facilitate an amazing party). For their special day they reunited with old friends and associates to celebrate their new lives together. From the beautiful ceremony at the Castillo to the raucous reception at The Floridian, the whole day was better than perfect, and I feel honored to have been a part of it. 

Hayley X Blake- Ponte Vedra Beachfront Wedding

Meeting clients through referrals usually bodes well. When I finally got a chance to sit down with Hayley and Blake for oysters and beer I knew immediately we were a good fit. By the second beer it was like we'd known each other for years. We finished up that evening by exploring a beautiful state park and taking in the sunset over the intracoastal. Hayley and Blake were so laid back it almost scared me. As a photographer, we are always judging our client's expectations, Haley and Blake gave me the license to portray their day in a natural and relaxed way, very much like their own personalities.  

Hayley and Blake's ceremony was a low-key beachfront affair with immediate friends and family, The weather cooperated and the timeline went off without a hitch, even without a planner. Mothers, brothers, dads, and aunts stepped in to make sure they day went perfectly. Afterwards the bride and groom were joined by an extended guest list for a delectably catered open air reception with curated tunes and radical radical dance moves. Big ups to the Hoffmans and Sherrods!

 


Ecologists in Love- Marc and Enie's Earth Day Wedding- Saint Augustine Rod and Gun Club

After spending a lovely summer day/engagement shoot traipsing around beaches and salt marsh with these two charming ecologists in love, I came to suspect that they might have amazing friends and family, and that their Earth day Wedding could potentially be a lot of fun. Even with the intuition, I was totally overwhelmed with the sheer level of awesome. Having spent the last few years completing their respective PhDs apart, Marc and Enie returned to Florida, in a coastal landscape similar to where they first met as students, to seal the deal and embark on a life of love and post graduate research in the Bahamas. The Wedding was so reflective of their thoughtful ecologically minded selves, but also entirely homey and laid back. From the charming rustic venue of the Rod and Gun Club tucked along the intracoastal, to the folksy low country boil -- the amazing live music, yard games, Bahamian dancehall, and all around incredible guests, the wedding was one for the books and exactly what Marc and Enie had planned. Below are some highlights from that incredible day.