Eyes up, heart open
“Barefoot on a summer night
Never could be sweeter than with you ”
| Edward Sharpe + the Magnetic Zeros |
Amanda + Dan. Damanda. A joyful force to be reckoned with. With some of my very favorite people by my side, it was like magic on Elihu island that day.
Amanda + Dan, Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for inviting me to share this day with you guys. I am so excited to see where life leads you, together.
“I’ve loved you since I called you lovely on the beach.”
“I’ve loved you since you sang Gangster’s Paradise.”
If I could spend every single day at the Golden Lamb Buttery with Zach and Jess, I would. Their day was filled with the sweetest vows, minty bouquets, local honey ice cream, hayrides, family, and laughter. We were kindred spirits, and photographing this sweet wedding was right up my alley. I wish I could go back.
Zach and Jess, I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures together! Thank you for having us along for the day, it was lovely, just like you.
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Cammie and Tyler’s day was magical. It was filled with light, love, and laughter. Ali + I had so much fun photographing these two cutie pies.
Cammie + Tyler, Thank you so much for having us along for the day, it was truly a dream. You guys are lovely. Good luck on all of your adventures together, and congrats again my friends!
ali’s two shots of tyler below, left + right! Read More
My sweet friends Sophie and Geof got married this summer, and it was simply beautiful. Surrounded by their favorite friends and family members, they exchanged thoughtful vows, laughed with each other, played in the sunset, and danced the night away. It was a truly perfect day, and I am so glad that I was able to watch it all happen. My darling friend Ali helped me capture the day, and here are some of my very favorites.
Sophie + Geof, Thank you for having us along, it was so, so lovely. Enjoy each other, and all of your adventures to come!
My friends Corie + Pat got married on a sunny day in June, and I could not have been any more excited to document their day. I fell in love with these guys this winter when I photographed their engagement shoot. Ever since then, I’ve been dreaming of their sweet wedding. Photographing these two was a dream. They just fit together, perfectly. They make each other laugh, hold each other just right, and snuggle like nobody’s business. My dear friend Jasmine was there by my side to photograph them, and we looked certifiably insane, hootin’ and hollerin’ at every little move these cuties Read More
Beth + Shane. You guys. This day was just the most beautiful day ever. It started with the loveliest drive to New York with my darling friend Ali, listening to hippie music and drinking strong coffee. Little did we know we were about to drive right into FARM LAND! We were met by some angry looking cows, but kept on trucking to meet our new friends, Beth and Shane.
We were greeted with such love, that we knew this day would be something special. And it was. From the love-infused ceremony, to the thoughtful, handcrafted details, and daisies, to the giant Read More
Carole + Stefan are darling, and their day couldn’t have been any more beautiful. These two are so very much in love and it was so sweet to witness. Surrounded by their friends and family, Carole + Stefan wed on a perfectly sunny June afternoon.
I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, and Harry Potter adventures. Thank you so much for having Ryan and I there with you for the day, it was just perfect.
what took so long
by: julia pistell
“Maybe there isn’t enough music,” I said to Greg a couple weeks before the wedding, as we were finally deciding on what would happen during our ceremony. “Music is important. What if there isn’t enough?”
“There’s enough music, Julia,” Greg said, knowing that he would surprise me with a song during the ceremony; guessing correctly that I would be surprising him with a song during the reception; planning a little flashmob Muppets-song-and-dance with our improv group; having just emailed our friends to play bluegrass and sing opera as part of our vows; pretending that Read More
“There are all types of love in this world, but never the same love twice.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
All it takes is just one look at these two and it’s clear that Kate and Chad found a very sweet kind of love. When Chad catches a glimpse of his lovely little lady, his eyes sparkle like there is no tomorrow. And Kate sparkles back. They are so cute.
Surrounded by their loving friends and family, Kate and Chad wed on a sunny April day, and then partied into the night. Gatsby style.
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More often than not, I find myself photographing people that I want to be friends with. Like real-life, let’s share a beer and laugh our butts off friends. The second I met Pat and Corie, I knew that they would be so much fun. And then, Corie said “There’s a tree that I really like over there,” and I knew we were kindred spirits.
Pat, Corie, Stephanie and I spent the day hanging out at Loomis Chaffee, a special spot to Corie and then wrapped up our adventure at The Half Door, enjoying that beer that I spoke about earlier.