After a few years of photographing weddings, you'd think I'd be immune to the emotions of the day by now. Each wedding is generally the same, right? You spend the morning getting ready, you tie the knot, and then you throw a big party afterwards with your family and friends. If being a wedding photographer has taught me one thing, it's that this special day is so much more than that. Every couple in front of my camera has traveled a completely different path to find love. This amazing day is a physical way to honor that journey. Each wedding that I photograph is like a beautifully written story book that I'm piecing together one picture at a time. Love is a language that all people can understand–Whether it's five or ninety-five years from now. Hopefully through my photos, I can capture these precious memories and bring them to life.
When I first met with Michelle & Jeremy last year, I couldn't wait to experience their wedding day alongside them. They're such a warm, loving couple–You can't help but smile when you see these two together. We talked for a while about how they met and what they envisioned for their big day. Their love story really hit home with me, because they had been together for 9 years before getting married, just like my husband Will and I had. There's no other feeling in the world like marrying your very best friend!
We started off our day at Michelle's family home. After I photographed some of the details, it was time for Michelle to step into her dress. One of her sisters (and maid of honor) buttoned her dress, Mom tied on her beautiful belt, and her other sister helped with her jewelry. Less than 10 minutes later, Michelle was transformed into a gorgeous bride. We stepped outside for a few pictures with the girls before the limo ride to the venue.
When we arrived at their venue, T.J. Smith's Victorian House in East Bridgewater, MA, we met up with Jeremy and his groomsmen for some formal photos with the guys before the ceremony. Michelle's father and Jeremy even took a shot together to celebrate! Guests filtered into the sunny, charming space–Anxious to see Michelle and Jeremy finally tie the knot. Tears filled Jeremy's eyes when he saw his beautiful bride for the first time (I love the photo of his reaction). To be honest, tears filled my eyes too! They exchanged rings, said 'I Do' and finally shared an epic kiss to seal the deal. They were officially Mr. & Mrs.! After they ran down the aisle, hand-in-hand, it was onto the formal pictures and portraits. Although the outdoor square footage of T.J. Smith's is on the smaller side, there are still so many wonderful spots for photos! The venue itself has so much charm and character as well. We even ran into the street for an adventurous sunset picture–which is maybe my favorite shot from their wedding!
Congratulations again Michelle & Jeremy! I had such a wonderful time photographing your big day–It was an honor to celebrate your marriage alongside your family and friends.