From beginning to end, Katie & Cameron's wedding day at Harbor Lights in Warwick, Rhode Island was absolutely magical. We began this sunny, gorgeous July day at the hotel where their bridal party was getting ready–The ladies in one room and the guys downstairs in another. Katie's sister played a big part in her special day by applying her makeup and then helping her into her gown. Once the details were in place, we began our short drive to their venue! Harbor Lights is the most beautiful spot for a wedding day by the ocean–A ceremony space overlooking the sparkling water, a gorgeous marina in the distance, and a modern, elegant ballroom filled with windows to take in the view. A venue like this one makes my job as a wedding photographer incredibly fun–There are so many amazing places for photos!
As soon as our groom arrived, we took him to the marina to set up their first look. Cameron decided to bring his fishing pole along, which was the perfect addition to their nautical-themed photos! Katie arrived at the dock, and you could just feel the excitement as she walked towards her soon-to-be husband. Cameron turned and saw her for the first time, and they both lit up with happiness. These moments are so incredibly special for me, because they're always filled with such an intense, raw emotion. The guests haven't arrived yet, there's no audience–Just two people who can't wait to begin this new chapter together as husband and wife. I've had a few brides mention that this is the moment when their wedding day really started and they felt that it was real. It can also be one of the only times when you get a minute "alone" together all day!
After a few portraits, guests began to arrive and it was time for their ceremony to begin. Katie and her Father smiled and laughed the entire walk down the aisle. The lovely couple exchanged rings and vows and even had a sand ceremony to honor the special day. They were finally pronounced Mr. & Mrs. and celebrated with a kiss as their loved one's cheered around them. Then it was onto the real party.. the reception!
I'm so lucky to have this "job" and I'm thankful each time I photograph a special couple like Katie & Cameron. To capture these precious moments is an incredible honor and I love being able to tell each unique love story through my photography. Congratulations again you two and thank you so, so much for letting me celebrate this wonderful day with you!