"THE RAIN FALLING REMINDS ME OF YOU.
I first met with Ariana and the girls for some getting ready pictures to start the day. I absolutely loved their subtle, fall color scheme filled with blush, maroon, and gold. After a few photos at their home, we made our way to the bridal suite at Harbor Lights, where their ceremony and reception would be held. This is my second time taking pictures at Harbor Lights and it just gets more beautiful with each visit! Ariana and the girls put on their dresses and finished up the final details. When her wedding dress was on, we staged a little first-look with Ariana's father–And I'm obsessed with this sweet moment between the two of them! For couples that are more traditional and don't want to see each other before the ceremony, I always suggest a first look with parents/grandparents. It creates this special moment of excitement just before saying 'I do'. I also gave Ariana and her Dad a chance to spend some time together before he officially gave her away at the alter.
After the bride and groom finished getting ready and the guests arrived, it was time for the I Do's! Their simple, sweet ceremony took place in the ballroom. The white chairs and wedding arbor would soon be replaced with guest tables and blue uplighting for their reception. They exchanged rings and shared a beautiful kiss before celebrating down the aisle hand-in-hand. Unfortunately the weather was too cold and rainy for pictures, so the bridal party gathered in a separate room for some formal portraits. Ariana & Ryan were such great sports and braved the rain for a few photos outside together–I'm so glad that they did because they came out absolutely beautiful and classic! I always reassure couples that rain does not mean bad pictures (or no outdoor pictures at all)! As long as you're up for braving the weather, so am I! After portraits, it was onto the party–And these two sure know how to celebrate! Their ceremony had a DJ as well as a small band, which really got the party going. From the second the dance floor opened, it was packed with their family and friends!
Below are a few of my favorite images so you can see the magic for yourself! I'm so thankful that Ariana & Ryan chose me to photograph this big day for them. Congratulations again! I wish you two all the love and happiness in the world. Thank you so much for allowing me to capture these once-in-a-lifetime memories.
This weekend I had the opportunity to photograph this gorgeous lady for her senior photos! Colt State Park in Bristol, RI was the perfect backdrop–A little beachy mixed with some beautiful greenery. And we just happneded to pick the perfect overcast day. We had so much fun (maybe too much.. I don't think we stopped laughing!) while taking your pictures.
Have a wonderful senior year Katelyn! Enjoy a few of my favorite shots from our session.
This weekend I had the opportunity to photograph Becca & Anthony's beautiful engagement photos at Narragansett Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island! We stepped onto the beach just as the stormy waves were rolling in Saturday night. These two were such a joy to capture and I even had the chance to meet their adorable fur-baby. Congratulations again on your engagement and upcoming wedding day!
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to capture Kristen & Arthur's gorgeous wedding day! I was able to spend some time with this adorable couple at Megan and Rob's wedding last November, and I was super excited when they wanted to book my photography for their own wedding!
The morning went by in the blink of an eye! We met with Kristen and the girls at their home for a few getting ready pictures. By the time we arrived all of the girls were just finishing up the final touches. Kristen stepped into her dress and instantly transformed into a princess! Her mom and sister helped button her gown, while her bridesmaids looked on and snapped photos.
Within a few minutes, we were on our way to the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church of Whitinsville for their ceremony. Guests filled the pews while Arthur excitedly stood at the alter waiting for his beautiful bride to arrive. The bridal party made their way down the aisle, the flower girls threw their rose petals, and the doors opened for Kristen's grand entrance. Their ceremony was filled with the most beautiful, Armenian traditions and their hearts were filled with the most genuine love. The guests cheered and applauded as they were finally pronounced husband and wife!
After capturing some photos on the gorgeous church steps, it was time to drive to Crystal Lake Golf Club in Burrillville, Rhode Island for their reception. It was a race against the rain, and luckily we won! We had a couple of sprinkles, but thankfully we were able to take their photos outside. When we arrived we shot some family formals and portraits with this adorable couple–Then it was finally party time! They had so many personal touches throughout the night, including their super cute, custom Star Wars cake topper. These two had the most wonderful crowd to photograph and the dance floor was packed the entire night!
I had such a great time celebrating with Kristen & Arthur on their big day. They're such a beautiful couple and it was an honor to capture these special memories. Wedding Photography has taken me to so many different places, but at the end of the day, it's all about celebrating the ultimate commitment and once-in-a-lifetime love between two people. With every photo I take, I recall the importance of capturing these memories for future generations. I'm so incredibly lucky to share in these moments and to meet couples as amazing as Kristen & Arthur! Thank you so much for letting me photograph your amazing day and congratulations again!
Yesterday was a very special day for me! I had the opportunity to photograph not only an amazing couple, but to celebrate another family wedding–My (second) cousin Cheryl and her new wife Melissa! I was honored when these two asked me to photograph their big day for them. They chose Blissful Meadows in Uxbridge, MA as their venue, which I’ve had the chance to photograph a few times before. The grounds are gorgeous and perfect for wedding photography.
Something special about this beautiful couple: Cheryl and Melissa are both on the Uxbridge, MA fire department. Which was incorporated into their big day in so many ways–Including their amazing cake from Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery, adorable, custom cake topper of them with their two dogs, and even booking an antique fire truck for some pictures! After getting ready, these two exchanged their rings at an outdoor ceremony in front of the beautiful gazebo. Melissa even surprised Cheryl with her grandmother’s ring during the vows. It was such a special moment in their lives and you could see just how incredibly happy they were to finally tie the knot and officially be Mrs & Mrs! You can also see how excited both of their Mom’s were to share in these memories (I love the photo of them walking down the aisle together!).
After some portraits outside, they were ready to dance the night away at their reception. Their party space was set up beautifully–Their awesome cake on display, custom rainbow lights behind their sweetheart table, and a gorgeous rainbow flower arrangement on every guest table. They began the evening with an emotional first dance under the twinkling lights and their Friends and family soon filled the dance floor to celebrate this special wedding day with them.
I had so much fun celebrating alongside our family for this wonderful event. I wish Cheryl & Melissa the very best in their future together as a married couple! They are so incredibly sweet and deserve many, many, many years of love and happiness. Thank you so very much for letting me capture these memories for you! Here are some of my favorite photos from their wedding day.