Kate & Anthony’s Newport, Rhode Island Wedding
Someone recently told me that it appears I only photograph weddings in the most remote, outdoorsy places, so I thought I would blog Kate & Anthony’s wedding down in Newport, Rhode Island today. This was a different type of wedding day, but beautiful in its own way. I loved shooting this wedding, full of emotion, tears, and energy, lit up by the bare summer sun. The ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Church where JFK and Jackie O. got married, in historic downtown Newport. Catholic wedding ceremonies include one of my favorite wedding traditions, in which the bride and groom greet their close family members and wedding party, while the guests greet the people they are sitting next to. Steal this idea for your non-denominational, agnostic or atheist wedding ceremonies! I didn’t get to spend too much time in Newport as I had another wedding to get to the following day, but Kate and Anthony gave me the whirlwind tour on their trolley bus after. They shared an oversized magnum of champagne with their wedding party as we went to do some portraits out on a rocky beach with the mid afternoon sun and a lot of wind. As much as I like being in one place, I think this kind of mobile party is a blast to shoot due to its unpredictability – I think I thrive in the chaos. The party trolley bus tour ended down by the docks for a tented reception, highlighted by a musical surprise from a friend. I hope to get back to Newport some day to see a little more of it. I was lucky to have Jamy Beecher with me to second shoot this wedding, she took the detail shot of the light coming through the stained glass below.