2016-2017 Biennial Part Two

Here is part two of my favorites from the 2016 and 2017 wedding seasons. Check out part one if you haven’t already seen it. Part two covers the cocktail hour until the end of the party. This includes kids being kids, adults acting like kids, dancing, eating, drinking, speeches, portraits, and sometimes dramatic light both manmade and from above. I love the variety of life I see at weddings – there is so much to record. Seeing this set come together gets me excited to shoot weddings this coming season in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire for a lot of great couples.




2016-2017 Biennial Part One

I like to spend some time in between wedding seasons picking out some favorite images from the past season. I did not do so last year, so I decided to do a biennial this year and pick out a set of favorites from 2016 and 2017, covering close to 50 weddings. It is always a difficult process to pick out what I think are the best examples the way I see things, but it is a very helpful thing for me to do to prepare for this season’s upcoming weddings. Although most of the weddings I photograph take place in my home state of Vermont and neighboring New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York, I have also travelled to Washington, D.C., Florida, Wyoming and California during this time. Part one of this set includes photographs taken earlier in the wedding day including pre-wedding fun activities, preparations for the ceremony, portraits, as well as the wedding ceremony and it’s aftermath. When you get to the end of this, check out part two.

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Christina and Alex’s Intimate Woodsy Vermont Wedding

Photographing Christina and Alex’s beautiful and small wedding in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont was a welcome change of pace for me during the busiest part of my wedding season. The wedding was attended by their immediate families only and was held at a Alex’s family home. After the ceremony in the woods, we took a walk around the property to take portraits. Christina and Alex have done a lot of work together on the trails and other features of the property over the years, including planting many walnut trees which was where they got engaged. Alex’s sister worked on many of the details for the wedding including Christina’s bouquet, small tequila shots in jars, mason jar lanterns, and even the long farm table set up for dinner in the apple orchard, where Have Your Cake Catering served dinner. I would love to photograph more small weddings and elopements – it’s not always possible for me to do these on a Saturday during peak wedding season (May-October) but if you are planning something smaller on a weekday, a Sunday or in the winter, please get in touch!

bride getting ready moody

hop arbor vermont woodsy wedding

groom portrait in the woods Vermont Northeast Kingdom

Father walking bride down a path in the woods to wedding ceremony

father walking bride down the aisle intimate ceremony

groom watching bride walk down the aisle

intimate woodsy wedding ceremony in Vermont

Intimate woodsy wedding ceremony in Vermont

groom reading vows intimate woodsy wedding ceremony

bride reading vows intimate wedding ceremony

intimate woodsy wedding ceremony

Vermont elopement ceremony in the woods

Northeast Kingdom elopement ring exchange

Intimate Vermont woodsy wedding ceremony kiss

intimate Vermont wedding post ceremony joy

woodsy wedding boots and leggings

wedding couple on trails through the woods

bride and groom intimate portrait in the woods

bride and groom walking through the woods lens flare

bride portrait in the woods

DIY bride's bouquet

Brenizer method wedding portrait in the woods

dark moody wedding portrait in the woods

bride at cocktail hour on pond in Vermont

Have Your Cake Catering hor dourves

bride with tequila shot in jar

Have Your Cake catering hor dourves

bride bouquet jeweled bee broach

LED mason jar lantern

Vermont wedding farm table in apple orchard

Walnut trees wedding portrait

walnut trees wedding portrait

Have Your Cake Catering salad

intimate Vermont wedding toast

Intimate Vermont wedding outdoor farm dinner in orchard

Emily & Scott’s Grand Isle Lake House Wedding

Emily and Scott live in Colorado now, but Emily has roots in Vermont, so they came back to celebrate their marriage on Lake Champlain. I photographed the sunset cruise rehearsal dinner on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III from Burlington as well as the wedding day out at the Grand Isle Lake House. Emily wore a vintage family wedding dress and then changed into a more casual dress and flower crown for the reception. Flowers by Floral Artistry by Allison Ellis; music by Tuxedo Junction; cake by The Cakery; tent rental by Celebration Rentals.

Scott and groomsmen getting ready photo above by my second shooter for the day Jennifer Mckenna.

Emily & Josh’s Lincoln Cottage Wedding in DC

Emily and Josh saw me working at Christine and Jamie’s wedding last year and liked what I did, so they had me come down to Washington, DC to photograph their wedding this spring at President Lincoln’s Cottage. President Lincoln spent much of his presidency at the cottage and is thought to have written the Emancipation Proclamation there. Emily and Josh’s incorporated some great personal touches for the wedding. Their dog Sunny did a fine job as ring bearer for the outdoor ceremony, and Emily’s father who is an architect and sculptor made the unique centerpieces found on the dinner tables.