Bridal Shoot with Smokeyi Makeup

A few weeks ago, I was able to collaborate with Smokeyeye Makeup Aristry and Stephanie’s Floral Design to arrange a mock bridal shoot. The weather forecast was pretty iffy that day, so I called around to a few places for some possible indoor locations for shooting.  The Red Lion Inn in Hingham came to our rescue, and let us completely have the run of the place while they set up for the wedding they had booked that day.  The weather ended up being great, so we were able to use all of the grounds – extra bonus!

Our first model was Le, a beautiful girl who was actually getting married the weekend after our shoot.  She was so sweet, and you could tell she was so excited to be in her dress!  She had a classic and simple style, with just the perfect amount of flair!
I love Le’s smile – especially when we got her laughing!
Our next model was Angie, who had much more of an edgy look.  The dress we had for her was definitely bold, and Angie was ready for it. She rocked it!  Thank you to Will, my friend who was also joined me to shoot that day, for borrowing the dress from Sabella Couture!I loved the style of her ring too – had to get a shot of it!Stephanie did such a wonderful job on our flowers for the day.  We told her to make whatever she wanted, and she came up with this fabulous bouquet of roses and orchids. She even made an extra yellow bridesmaid style bouquet to boot!  Thank you to everyone involved in making this a wonderful afternoon – everything worked out beautifully!

Jamie & Matt’s Wedding | Hammond Castle & Cruiseport Gloucester | Boston Wedding Photographer

You might remember this couple from their engagement session, and I had even more fun photographing their wedding!  The day started at the Hilton in Woburn, where Jamie and her bridesmaids got ready, along with Jamie’s mom.

Check out this coat hanger!  It was such a cute idea, I loved it!  It was perfect for her dress.   Jamie’s mom, Carol, had such an air of excitement around her.  She looked just fabulous!Jamie’s dress, veil, and makeup were all very simple, while so sophisicated.  This was one beautiful bride who was ready to see her groom in no time! Once we arrived at St. Patricks Church in Stoneham, it was pretty easy to see that Matt was as ready to see Jamie as she was to make it down the aisle.     The newly married couple just couldn’t help themselves from beaming!After the ceremony (and a slight accidental detour directly to the reception!), the limo arrived at Hammond Castle, and we busted out the formals to make up for a little bit of lost time.  Matt’s mom was pretty clearly so proud of her son, and couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear every time she looked at him. With the formals done (in 30 minutes or less!), it was time to celebrate!Jamie and Matt decided on a non-traditional cake, and decided to have a cupcake tower for their guests!  There was every type of cupcake you could think of on this thing – everyone was mesmerized!Thank you, Jamie and Matt, for letting me be a part of your day – there are definitely many years of happiness ahead for you two!

Marissa and Tim are Married! | New York Wedding Photographer

It’s Labor Day weekend, which means that summer is coming to a close… So I figured its time to relive one of my favorite memories from this summer, and share some shots from Marissa & Tim’s wedding!  Marissa is one of my closest friends – we met during college orientation, and have been close since then!  I am so happy she met Tim – they are definitely perfect for each other.

Marissa looked absolutely stunning as her dad escorted her down the aisle.This was my first true New York wedding, and Marissa’s dad, Mr. McKinney was right, there is nothing like a New York wedding!  Everything is kicked up a notch.  Marissa’s mom looked fabulous, as usual, and Marissa and Tim were elegant New York newlyweds as they entered into their first dance. Nobody could take their eyes off of them – they took dance lessons, and did great!Josh and I ended up sitting with college friends that were in the wedding that we hadn’t seen in a while, which made it so fun.  Adrienne & Ryan just got married two months before Marissa and Tim – aren’t they super cute?All the details at the wedding were so awesome – from the beach themed cake (Marissa has always spent her summers in Rockport, so the whole wedding had details of shells from there!), to Tim’s grandmothers decked out shoes, they thought of everything!Being from UMass, our table was definitely one of the rowdier ones – the DJ was highly entertained by our table’s enthusiasm (led by head coach Adrienne!).  First New York wedding – huge success!  Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Frusciante, you have totally earned a lifetime of happiness!

Fun with a DIY photo booth!

I am so excited to share these photos!  My sister in law is getting married in October, and we recently threw her surprise shower.  We wanted to be able to do something special for her, that was fun and a little kooky (like Courtney!).

In a random giggle session while sending out the invitations while the bride-to-be was off gallivanting in Hawaii, we thought that it would be fun to do a photo booth.  Courtney’s future mother-in-law found the PERFECT backdrop!  Courtney and Rick got engaged at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and Ann found a backdrop showing the Eiffel tower at night.

As everyone walked in to the shower, we had them hop in and grab their prop(s) of choice.  Hilarity ensued…

Here is Courtney’s Gram, Mom, and Godmother, and Courtney with her fellow teachers – these ladies were a hoot!

We of course needed a picture with the rest of the bridal party – that’s Rick’s mom on the left – she’s very French, can’t you tell?

The fun just kept going as everyone started to think of new poses to top the last group.

Everyone got involved – I of course had to get a picture with my sister, and even the event staff joined in!

Here is the bride-to-be herself, in all her glory!  Now you know why the word kooky came to mind!Can’t wait to see how much fun the wedding is, sister!