It was my honest pleasure to capture Ashley and Frederico's wedding day! These two planned a beautiful wedding! Ashley got ready with her ladies at her parents' house, while Fred and his guys got ready back at their place, just a short ride away. As it was time to leave for the ceremony, the rain came down hard! Ashley's sisters did what they could to keep her dry as she entered the church! The ceremony took place at St. Michael's in Hudson performed by Father Tony, all in Portuguese!
Like luck would have it, the rain cleared as we headed over to Butternut Hill Golf Club in Stow, MA for the reception. I loved this place! Their coordinator was awesome! Ashley and Fred's dog, Jax made an appearance for photos!
The newly weds were announced and they marched right onto the dance floor, surrounded by their parents and wedding party for their first dance. Without missing a beat, they continued with the father daughter and mother son dances. Never fail, I wipe away the tears!
Two fantastic speeches were then made by the maid of honor, Ashley's sister and best man, a dear friend of Frederico's. Ashley's sister spoke in english, then translated in Portuguese!
Everyone was ready to party and that they did. Overjoyed to be together, the dance floor was pumping, drinks were flowing, and everyone had a smile on their face!
Congratulations on a beautiful wedding day! Thank you so much for inviting me to capture it all!
Venue: Butternut Farm Golf Club
Hair & Make up: Jade Silvestri Hair & Make up Co. Worcester, MA
Gown: Giggi's Bridal Hudson, MA
Suit: Jos A Bank Northborough, MA
DJ: Eduardo Alves
Videographer: Visually Sound Pictures
Cake: Peppers Artful Events
Flowers: Frugal Flowers Sudbury, MA
Second Shooter: Lindsey Topham
My husband and I celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary today! Bryan and I chose to elope and have a wedding party with friends and family a year later. Three years later, we went on our honeymoon to Ireland! Way to spread it out, right?! All such wonderful memories!
As I shoot more and more weddings and engagements, I wish we had hired a photographer to capture that time in our lives. We simply had limited funds. We had a baby on the way and were on the market for a new home. Several guests at our wedding party were kind enough to take photos and share them with us. We're forever grateful for those photos!
I filmed our elopement with my little point and shoot, but it's actually quite long and painful to watch. My hair, my outfit, it was hot, I was pregnant! We did it in an old barbershop on a weeknight, after work. It's hard to hear over the traffic driving by. So romantic!
We walked away finding the experience a lot more special than expected. Our JP recited a poem written by Robert Browning, 'Grow old along with me'. Bryan and I had never heard it before, but in Bryan's proposal, he asked if I would grow old with him. To have this beautiful poem spoken made the dusty, sweaty, loud wedding day extra special!
In 2011, Bryan and I went on a four day honeymoon to Ireland. We stationed in Dublin, taking trips to the Cliffs of Moher and beautiful hiking trails nearby.
In 2014, we had our second child. Taking family portraits with a timer was no longer an option. Last Fall, I decided it was time we get a professional photographer to take our family photos. Thankfully, my dear friend, Lindsey Topham agreed to a family photo swap! I cherish these photos and have them printed all over my home. I printed them as gifts for grandparents too!
As a photographer, I found great value in getting in front of the camera. I loved being guided around, spending this time with my family, and receiving these great images that I will forever keep on my walls!
Our ten year anniversary was upon us and I knew that we needed to take the time to hire a professional photographer to do our photos. It's hard being intimate in front of the camera, letting your true colors shine. I've seen Ali Pettiti Towle in action and knew she'd be a perfect fit for us! She was even game to get up at the crack of dawn to get that beautiful morning light! I looooove these so much!!! Go to Ali's blog to view more!
Being married isn't easy. It takes work to keep the love alive, work as a team, agree to disagree. I feel so fortunate that Bryan entered my life. He came at a time that I had given up on being in love. We had been together for less than a year when our daughter, Chloe decided to press us to make a decision. Jumping head first into a life that was completely new to us as husband and wife, parents, and home owners.. this was shocking, to say the least. It took a lot of adjusting. We never gave up though! Through our up's and down's, we stayed true to each other. I cannot wait to see what our future holds! The best is yet to be!
Sybrand is taking his knowledge and experience in business and applying it to his passion, wildlife photography! A South African native, he has gone on a number of photo safari's. He knows where it's at, so to speak. So now it's time to lead the way!
Ummm, yah. I'm not going to lose this guy's number! #willassistforsafari
For his headshot session, he asked if we could do a bit of business with a bit of casual. Limited (not so limited) by his apartment, we did just that! I love working within clients' homes because it can be so much more personal and comfortable. Your clothes are there, props, a bathroom, a changing room! Snacks! ;)
It's really where you'll be most comfortable and excited to have your photos taken.
Baby Ava arrived in March. Here, she is 13 days old. Welcomed by her big sister, Emily and proud Mom and Dad!
This was one of our first "real" Spring days. That day you couldn't wait to get out to do yard work? Yah, that day. I think it's safe to say Spring is really here now. Flowers are in bloom, the grass is turning green, we're sneezing every five minutes. Ahhh, Spring! :)
Well this was such a treat to be able to do Ava's newborn photos. Their home was just so beautiful and full of light! Always such an honor to capture this moment before they really take off and grow before your very eyes!