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Sara + Paul’s wedding day is a perfect example of September in Vermont: the hint of fall weather is just around the corner, but it still feels summery enough to want to drink in the sunshine all day by the lake (which made their choice of venue, Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont, absolutely perfect). The relaxed and happy vibe at Basin Harbor brings to mind family vacation spots that usually only show up in…

Who has the best clients? That’s right: we do. Kristin + Matt are the kind of couple who we want to take home and keep forever (did we just make things weird?), but we’ll settle for spending some very quality time together. What an incredible wedding day! From the sparkling morning sunshine to the tiny sprinkle of rain at dinner (which validated the “tent or no tent” decision), this February wedding at Villa Woodbine in…

Amy + Robert really and truly lucked out with their fall weather! Always unpredictable, Vermont delivered a quintessential autumn day, with crisp blue skies, a blaze of colorful foliage, and blustery winds (the kind that send your veil flying). Their entire day was at the Vermont National Country Club, which overlooks rolling greens with beautiful mountains at the horizon; a wraparound porch and soaring ceilings inside made for an excellent party location, and the side…

Sometimes there are days where everything just feels right! The weather is lovely. The people are kind. The ceremony is touching. The location is perfect. Kelsey + Brendan’s fall wedding at the Inn at Weathersfield was one of those days, and I’m so glad they asked me to join them. Picking favorites from a day like this feels impossible; so many hearty laughs, beautiful settings, perfect details. Where can I even begin? It’s hard to…

We first met up with Nina + AJ at the base of Mount Mansfield just before their engagement session. The adventurous spirit that brought us to the top of a 4000′ Vermont peak on that sunny June afternoon was present throughout their entire wedding day. (Of course having Hildene as the background for their Vermont wedding doesn’t hurt!) Nina began her day at the nearby Hill Farm Inn while AJ got ready with family and…

We joined Caroline and Josh in Lake Placid for a weekend full of festivities in late September, and what a celebration it was! An impeccably planned wedding unfolded perfectly; even the weather went according to plan. This was a destination wedding for nearly everyone, and the crisp clean Adirondack air greeted guests who were getting out of the city for a few days to enjoy a BBQ-themed rehearsal dinner, the most intense game of Pictionary…

Hayley + Nick’s beautiful wedding may have had a slightly drizzly start, but the warmth and affection from the people they surrounded themselves with kept smiles on everyone’s faces. We met Haley over a year ago around the corner from their wedding venue… while photographing a different wedding! Manchester, Vermont is a frequent destination for couples coming up from the New York City area, but Hayley and Nick are effectively locals, having a family home…

When we first met Tara and Kevin at their engagement session last year, we fell in love with both of them. Tara won us over with her genuine sweetness, while Kevin cracked us up like no other client ever has. We figured we would laugh on their wedding day too, but we had no idea how good things would get. More on that in a minute. Weddings at the Hillsboro Club in Hillsboro Beach, a…

Nicole + Mike’s wedding at the Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida was a day full of smiles and laughs, with sparkling Floridian sunshine making the day glitter and shine. Nicole got ready with her bridesmaids and family at the Seagate Hotel just a few miles away in downtown Delray Beach; Mike got ready with his guys on site at the Seagate Country Club, where they have plenty of space and a full bar…

One of our favorite South Florida wedding venues is the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. The unique surroundings, the opportunity for varied and natural portraits, and the modern, outdoor ceremony and reception locations are perfectly suited for our style of photography. Jackie + Sean chose to have their wedding ceremony and celebration at the Morikami after getting ready at Jackie’s childhood home and a nearby hotel. The day started off threatening and rainy, with sudden…

This lovely wedding at Highland Manor, in Apopka, Florida, was blessed with idyllic weather and a combination of emotional family members, an excited couple, and a lovely location. Highland Manor is perfectly situated for a wedding that can take place at one location, with tastefully decorated getting ready spaces for both bride and groom, an updated ballroom with modern catering capabilities, a beautiful wooden bar for cocktail hour, and several lovely outdoor ceremony sites. Tara…

Spending time with Lindsay + Deche is like a breath of fresh air. Their love for each other is palpable, and their care and affection for the people around them– from their closest loved ones down to the service staff at their wedding venue– is kind and genuine. They laugh from the tips of their toes, crinkling their eyes and grinning for the whole world to see. Spending a day with them feels like we’re all…

Morgan + Billy’s North Palm Beach wedding was held at the Lost Tree Club, a beautiful and isolated private community just steps from the ocean and the intracoastal waterway. The day began at a private home nearby where Morgan completed her preparations surrounded by her loving friends and family, and moved swiftly to their first look by the Lost Tree Beach Club, held during a few moments of mostly open skies before the heavier rains…

We can’t help but grin every time we think of Angela + John. It doesn’t hurt that they have adorable cats [who made a cameo at their engagement session last fall], and that they’re some of the most laid-back and happy people we’ve ever known. Their wedding day was the epitome of relaxation; despite all the potential stressors of a day this complex, these two let everything just melt away while they laughed and enjoyed…

Nicole + Weston’s wedding day was predicted to be a rainy one, but miraculously the rain held off until every guest was inside the brand new reception hall at the Jupiter Country Club in Jupiter, Florida. (On a side note, we love shooting everywhere our clients take us… but it’s kinda fun having only a five minute drive home at the end of a long party!) Nicole is an event planner, so every detail was planned perfectly,…

Jessica + David were married at the B’nai Torah in Boca Raton, surrounded by friends and family from around the world (including a special guest who attended via video chat). From the first moment we set foot inside Jessica’s parents’ lovely home through to the last moment when we hugged the newlyweds goodbye, we felt welcomed into their family and like we were a part of their wedding day. (It’s days like this that make…

Cheryl + Derek’s wedding was one of those days that we expected to go well. The weather was decent (hot, but that’s normal). The locations were gorgeous. The flowers, details, clothing… everything was set up for it to go as well as possible. We expected the day to go well; we were truly touched and amazed by how perfect it was. Having a very intimate wedding with only family and a few close friends makes…

Julissa + Rod wed before their closest family and friends at an intimate ceremony and reception in Palm Beach, at the Four Seasons Resort. Originally from Peru, Julissa’s friends and family traveled from destinations near and far, including a group of girls she has known since childhood who have all managed to stay in touch despite having scattered around the Americas in recent years. Seeing Rod’s face at their First Look was a high point…

We’re always so proud of Florida when the weather is perfect for couples who came from far away to get married here. Sunny weather, sparkling aqua water, a refreshing breeze… it’s like this so often I think we sometimes forget just how lovely it can be! The Pelican Grand Beach Resort is one of the few resorts along the Fort Lauderdale coast that’s actually right on the beach, and they take full advantage of their…

We love what we do. We honestly feel that we have the best job in the world; we meet great people and get to be creative during an incredibly beautiful and emotional time in their lives. Overall we tend to book clients who we’d be friends with, so we’re generally really happy campers! Then once in a while we get a couple like Nicole + Scott who make us remember just how lucky we are.…

Christina + Ryan (click to see their engagement session at the Jupiter lighthouse earlier this year) were married on the first of December, which unlike much of the country was actually a beautifully warm and sunny day. They both got ready at Frenchman’s Reserve with their best guys and gals, chose to see each other privately for their First Look, then headed to Saint Patrick Catholic Church down the road for the ceremony. Christina was…

Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally our weekend to skip town and celebrate both of our birthdays by hiding out somewhere and eating non-traditional food (like pizza and gallons of coffee). When Bobby + Bianca first asked us about shooting their wedding the Saturday of that weekend, we hesitated— but only for an instant. Their warm, enthusiastic personalities absolutely captivated us, as did their beautiful love story. We are so happy to say that their wedding was…

We knew from the moment we met Melanie + Alex that they were going to have a fun wedding… and we probably should have guessed after shooting their engagement session that they were going to look amazing as bride and groom! After a really rainy week everyone was relieved to see the forecast for Saturday; sunny and dry. It was hot (this is Florida, after all), but a refreshing breeze kept the temperature at bay.…

An event eleven years in the making (which is conveniently their hashtag: #11yearsinthemaking), Tina + Angelo officially tied the knot last Saturday in sparklingly beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. This was a true destination wedding; not a single guest or family member was a local (even we came from Florida!). Charleston is a very special place for Tina + Angelo, as he spent his formative years at the prestigious Citadel, and after years of spending time…

Remember Lowery + Brian’s engagement session earlier this year? We’ve been looking forward to their wedding ever since! While we’re lucky enough to live in paradise, we love seeing our sparkling nook of South Florida through the eyes of our clients who travel so far to have their wedding here. Lowery has dreamed of having her wedding here for quite some time; the first time she visited her parents’ friends’ home in Jupiter Inlet Colony,…

Saturday was one of those spring days in Florida where the weather looked threatening, with looming clouds and spitting rain… but despite everything managed to hold off for Krista + Mark’s elegant wedding celebration at the Seagate Beach Club in Delray Beach. (Click below for more of Krista + Mark’s wedding day!)

We joined Nichole + Jason for their wedding on 11.11.11 last week… this couple knows how to throw a party! From their beautiful fall theme to the intimate courtyard ceremony their friends and family loved every minute of this happy couple’s wedding.

Ashley and Mac were married last Saturday during what was predicted to be an incredibly stormy day (as in Tropical Stormy). Astonishingly the rain and wind managed to hold off during the exact moments we needed to be outside, so we all stayed comfortably dry and we were still able to head to the portrait location Ashley and Mac were looking forward to using. (Thanks to whoever is in charge of weather!) We were touched…

Usually Emily does the blog posts, but this one is all mine! Matt and Mel tied the knot last Sunday at Paradise Cove in Orlando, Florida, surrounded by family and friends from across Florida and around the country.  A cool, refreshing breeze from the lake blew through the Spanish moss covered trees, complimenting the sunshine and clear blue sky, all of which combined to give the couple a perfect backdrop for the day.  After getting…

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