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Fall Wedding Dell Lea Chinchester

It would have been very easy for Ryan and Lorena to simply cancel their wedding due to Covid, and everyone would have completely understood. But they were not going to let anything get in the way of them sharing there special day with their friends and family. Even though they had to narrow down their guest list, they were left with only their closest friends and family.  It was evident by the emotion and love that those who were there truly wanted to part of the wedding. Having shot Ryan’s sister’s wedding, I knew we were in for a good day. They didn’t disappoint. From the getting ready shots, straight through to the last dance everyone was smiling and laughing the whole day through. It made our jobs very easy.

I have shot well over 1000 weddings in my life but have never been to Dell-Lea’s in Chichester, NH. It really lends itself amazingly to photography. Every direction you turn my camera there is an amazing background to work with. Whether it be the rustic porch and reception hall or the wide-open fields with the big blue skies, you simply can’t go wrong. We even had an amazing sunset to work with. This job is a whole lot easier when you genuinely like the people you’re photographing. I truly believe it shows in the photography.

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Winter wedding The Villa

Jamal and Bernadette were simply not going to let a pandemic get in the way of them getting married. You can see from their interaction with each other and all their friends and family, that they were going to do everything they could to make it happen. As evidence of the images they succeeded. You can see they truly enjoy being around each other with the fun that they have together. Having worked with one of Jamal’s good friends,  I knew we were in for a good day. They did not disappoint. What better place to hold such an event than The Villa in East Bridgwater. It was a nice combination of situational photography and portraits. I was so happy to be part of the day.

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Winter Indian Wedding at Shirdi Sai Temple

When my friend and neighbor had asked me to photograph their relative’s wedding I was both excited and intrigued. I knew an Indian wedding consisted of many unique customs and traditions that I wasn’t as familiar with. We started on Friday nights with the Henna gathering where they do these incredibly intricate and amazing designs on the hands and feet of the bride. They were not going to let a power outage and snowstorm get in the way of this. The following evening was filled with dance and a fun time had by all. The ceremony took place on a Monday at 10 AM. That is the first time in my 20 years of wedding photography that we started that early. That time might be easier for Amit and the guys, but for Ash and the girls, a 4 AM makeup session is a little ambitious. They pulled it off without a hitch and everyone looked beautiful. The ceremony itself was a two-hour affair, filled with rituals and traditions that are unique to their culture. The temple was such a truly amazing space. I could think of no better place to have such a ceremony than Shirdi Sai Temple in Groton MA. We finish the day with some nice portraits of Amit and Ash. I was so happy to be part of the day and experience.

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Fun fall wedding at Avenir in Walpole

I knew we were gong to be in for a great day, having shot the brides cousin’s wedding. They did not disappoint. It was the perfect day for the perfect wedding.I really enjoy working with a couple who know what they want and can easily communicate their expectations. This was Anthony and Nichole. They not only had a very clear vision for their wedding photography, but they were one hundred percent in agreement with each other. Working with these two took all of the guess work and anxiety out of the day, which left me plenty of opportunities to take their vision and run with it. As far as locations go, I couldn’t have asked for better to capture the fall in New England images they had wanted for their wedding. We started the day at their home and a hotel both bride and groom getting ready. From there, we traveled Francis William Bird Park. Though I have shot in Walpole many times, this was my first time at there. I can’t thank them enough for introducing me to this place. It is gorgeous. After getting some really beautiful formals of them, their families, and bridal party. We headed to Blessed Sacrament Church to exchanged vows against a backdrop of the awe inspiring. Afterwards we all celebrated in style and elegance thanks to the excellent and experienced staff at the Avenir. They have done a phenomenal job renovating the space with such class and elegance. Everything came together from the getting ready straight through to the last dance. It was the perfect compliment of photojournalistic and traditional wedding photography.

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Great John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Wedding Boston

The JFK Museum in South Boston is one of the premier venues to host a wedding. There is some of the best views of the Boston skyline, great lighting and amazing architecture to work with. Although the winds picked up off the water we were all happy that the rains from hurricane Dorian didn’t wash out the day. Everything seem to pass just in time to allow for us to get some amazing sunset shots. We started doing some getting ready shots early in the day to allow us enough time to get back and enjoy the cocktail hour. Emily and the bridesmaids were not going to let a little wind get in the way of doing some photography outside. Having done their engagement shoot I knew they wanted to wanted to do some fun shots along with intimate moments. The ceremony took place in a gorgeous room looking over the city. A Jewish wedding has so many fun and interesting customs, from the signing of the ketuba, breaking of the glass and a hora. The rest of the evening was filled with sentimental and funny toast, great food and a packed dance floor. It seems you always get a great vibe with a band. Everyone was having such a great time it made our jobs very easy.

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