Eyes up, heart open
Lauren + Vanessa, The Barn at Walnut Hill, Portland Maine
I have recently started to listen to and appreciate country music. Big share there! Not like super hard-core twang-fest country music, but more the kind that gets you in the feels. Brandi Carlile, The Zac Brown Band, always Willie Nelson, always. You feel me. Or maybe you don’t. Here’s the thing. For me, as an artist, I need to find clients who see my work and can feel it resonate within them. Much like these country artists to me, I need my clients to feel the emotion Read More
I met Vanessa a few years back at one of the most amazing industry conferences there is, called Engage Luxury Wedding Summits. We circled around each other for a few conferences before really seeing what great friends we were going to become. You know how that is when you make friends in the industry, you try to maintain some level of professionalism and fanciness and do the square dance of .. professionalism and fanciness! Well, we do-si-do’d right into bestie country when she stepped in and designed and printed the beautiful prayer card for my good friend and employee Read More
While vacationing at The Caribbean Club on Grand Cayman (one of my most favorite places in the world..!!!), I was able to spend some time with an industry friend of mine who I met last year at two conferences – Grow Brand Camp in Maine and Engage! in Cayman – Linda Mitchell of Luxury Travel Pro. Linda specializes in luxury concierge services in both Cayman and Bermuda (not a bad gig!!) and was celebrating her wedding anniversary to her super adorable husband Ken of FORTY YEARS!!!
Not sure if that kinda big time match sunk in with you all…I said, and I Read More
March 16th may have just seemed like an ordinary Monday to some, but to our Connecticut wedding vendor community it was a super special and beautiful day. On this Monday, we gathered around one of ours in a tight, cozy group to help her and hers celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary. Ever since I met Val, she lamented over how she and her husband Jack didn’t get the amazing wedding photographs from their wedding. As a wedding photographer herself now, I can’t imagine how awful that must feel. Beyond that, life has thrown their family some pretty big Read More
A perk of the job to me is being able to play with my friends, come up with a concept and brainstorm it and then se it through! An even bigger and better perk is having one of my favorite magazines, Bliss Celebrations Magazine support us and our creative vision! Their publisher, Amy Blau is always so supportive of the creative design teams I am a part of. To be given such creative freedom from a publisher is truly amazing and freeing and most importantly… FUN! Amy brings so much support and love to the set each time and Read More
This January I had one of the absolute coolest opportunities arise for me to fly to England to photograph a wedding in Helmsley at Castle Howard for none other than Sarah Haywood, one of the most prestigious international destination wedding planners in the world…! As if that wasn’t cool enough, Sarah is also a two time author with her book The Wedding Bible, which was launched about a week after the wedding I was there to photograph …! So as luck would have it, Sarah asked me to stay another week and decompress in-between shoots until the book launch party Read More
There are so many types of weddings we can cover in our lifetime as photographers. Many fit within the comfortable confines of the expected: big wedding party, big celebration, ceremony with pomp and circumstance, family, friends, flowers, fanfare. All of it so wonderful, and meaningful and perfect. But then sometimes…. it’s only about the two people standing there in front of you, literally… with their officiant, and it can be anywhere. And it doesn’t matter. All that matters is their overwhelming desire to just.. be married and committed to each other with only the other as witness to their Read More
Sometimes my favorite part of my job is the times when I can just have fun and play with a bunch of vendors and try things out and do what we want! Maybe there is some new gear I want to break in, or maybe I want to just try to shake up my brain and my eye and see things a little differently..
So one day, I did just that!
With the help of some always-up-for-a-shoot-adventure team of Miss DD Nickel on beauty and Catie + Amy of Catie and Amy on hair, dresses from The White Read More
Garrison, NY in the Hudson Valley is one of my favorite places…it’s hilly, there’s lots of nature and it’s just far enough away that I feel like I am somewhere new and different..! The Garrison sits atop a big ole’ hill overlooking the Hudson River… the sun sets in just the most perfect spot, and the ceremony location is, of course, like RIGHT THERE!! What a view, what a staff of amazing people running it, and it’s just, so beautiful! Add two of the best clients on the top of that wedding sundae and sakes alive I am one Read More
After spending the afternoon with The Bachelorette aka Miss Desiree Hartsock + her fiancé Chris Siegfried and doing their engagement session at the Willows Lodge (you can see their rainy Seattle engagement session HERE) … we dried off and headed over to DeLille Cellars for the engagement party that Capstory hosted with a long list of some amazing wedding professionals from the area! It was so beautiful and the absolute perfect place to warm up by a roaring fire , next to some really beautiful flowers and sweets! Um…yup! Check out how beautiful this place was!!