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Chelsea and Morgan

Chelsea and Morgan came all the way from England to get married at The Chanler in Newport. I loved the heightened sense of pageantry provided by the women’s hats and the men’s long coats (photographers love hats). The toasts at the reception where all touching and funny. And Chelsea and Morgan were extremely sweet and such a pleasure to work with. Congratulations, guys!

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Zainub and Justin

Zainub and Justin were married at the Wianno Club in Osterville. The setting was beautiful and the people that surrounded Zainub and Justin were warm and funny. One of my favorite moments was when Justin’s brother challenged him to a quick round of ping pong at the conclusion of his best man speech. I’m so happy for Zainub and Justin, and I’m glad I was a part of their beautiful wedding weekend. Congratulations, guys!wianno-club-osterville-01wianno-club-osterville-02wianno-club-osterville-03wianno-club-osterville-04wianno-club-osterville-05wianno-club-osterville-06wianno-club-osterville-07wianno-club-osterville-08wianno-club-osterville-09wianno-club-osterville-10wianno-club-osterville-11wianno-club-osterville-12wianno-club-osterville-13wianno-club-osterville-14wianno-club-osterville-15wianno-club-osterville-16wianno-club-osterville-17wianno-club-osterville-18wianno-club-osterville-19wianno-club-osterville-20wianno-club-osterville-21wianno-club-osterville-22wianno-club-osterville-23wianno-club-osterville-24wianno-club-osterville-25

Siting and Allen

Siting and Allen were so wonderful to work with. I loved how they got ready together before heading to the Swedenborg Chapel for final touches. People travelled from all over the world to come celebrate with them. Their family and friends helped out with decorations and made sure everything moved along smoothly. Such a beautiful day all around. Congratulations, Siting and Allen!

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Annah and Neil

Neil and I are cut from the same cloth. We both got our start at the Midland Daily News in Michigan, even if several years apart. Admiring each others work from afar, we never had the opportunity to meet in person until Annah and Neil’s wedding weekend. We had too much in common (including dear friends) not to get along. And even though what I knew of Annah was from short planning phone calls with Neil, she (along with the rest of their families) was extremely welcoming and delightful to spend the weekend with. I wasn’t sure what to expect months ago when I was invited to photograph a Grand Rapids wedding in February. But, it wasn’t just the unseasonably high temperatures that left me with a warm feeling. I loved these people and this opportunity to enjoy a part of Michigan I had yet to experience. Congratulations, Annah and Neil!

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nikki - Such amazing photos–all of them should be framed!March 10, 2016 – 11:43 am

Emily Rose - That b&w veil shot is mmooooonnneeeyyyyy!! <3<3<3<3<3 Well done!March 4, 2016 – 12:19 am

Lisa Blake - Lovely, all of the shots are so crisp and professional. I love seeing part of the day I missed.March 3, 2016 – 12:21 am

Sean P - Come on, son! So good! Also, thanks for not embarrassing us with pictures of our HORRIBLE lack of basketball skyllz.March 1, 2016 – 12:08 pm

katie barnes - AHHHHH!! So many amazing shots… that veil photo Channing, just pure beauty. Love it. So happy for these two!! Congratulations guys! ;)March 1, 2016 – 11:24 am

KLC - I say it frequently, but this time I mean it. These photos are without a doubt some of your best – so subtle and brilliant.March 1, 2016 – 9:46 am

Clare and Nako

Clare and Nako got married on top of a Volcano. On an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I know, right? They travelled to Hawaii’s big island from Chicago and shared their beautiful vows only with each other, if you don’t count me and Cheryl. The officiant. After their first dance at the Volcano House bar they drove to a nearby Thai restaurant for their first meal as a married couple. Nako and I worked together last year, so I knew we got along really well. And it was a pleasure to get to know Clare and see how equally charming and sweet she was. I’ve had the honor of traveling to a handful of exotic places for weddings, but this one is up there, both literally and figuratively. However, the otherworldly setting took a back seat to the joy I got from just being able to share such an incredible experience with these two special people. Thank you, Clare and Nako.

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KLC - DUDE. Wow.February 25, 2016 – 1:04 pm

nako - I cant. Amazing. We couldn’t have dreamed of a better guy to be with us, capturing that day. Thank you.February 23, 2016 – 3:26 pm

Best of 2015

I always love going back through a year’s worth of weddings. When the days are cold and short, looking through happy pictures taken in warm weather brightens your day like nothing else. Positive memories are attached to each of these photos. As one calendar fades into the next I benefit from sitting and reflecting on a year full of blessings. Revisiting joyful days also gets me excited for those celebrations that lay ahead. I love taking pictures, but the people who grant me access to the intimate moments of their lives makes this work infinitely interesting. Each Saturday I witness something that makes me want to be a better husband, father, son and friend. Thanks, everybody.

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Anu and Roopak

Anu and Roopak’s wedding was a fabulous way to close out the year. So much color and pageantry were on display. I’m guessing the Westin Waltham said no to a horse in the lobby so Roopak processed on a hover board during the baraat. Anu and Roopak were also two of the kindest people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Congratulations, guys!westin-waltham-wedding-01westin-waltham-wedding-02westin-waltham-wedding-03westin-waltham-wedding-04westin-waltham-wedding-05westin-waltham-wedding-06westin-waltham-wedding-07westin-waltham-wedding-08westin-waltham-wedding-09westin-waltham-wedding-10westin-waltham-wedding-11westin-waltham-wedding-12westin-waltham-wedding-13westin-waltham-wedding-14westin-waltham-wedding-15westin-waltham-wedding-16westin-waltham-wedding-17westin-waltham-wedding-18westin-waltham-wedding-19westin-waltham-wedding-20westin-waltham-wedding-21

Two

When you decide to have a baby you’re committing yourself to a concept. Even when the baby arrives your notion of the new family member is at best abstract, and that’s in the event you even have the mental space to think about it in those early months. Recently, I realized the concept I had more than two years ago has completely faded into the shadow of a real live human being with a sense of humor, ability to empathize and challenge, and who I not only love but who I really like being around. Most of the time. I’m told things start getting hard around this point. Hopefully the same rules apply that have already proven true: With each new challenge also comes a new reward. Happy Birthday, buddy. We love you.

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Celia and Chris

Chris worked hard to gain access to Celia’s house so he could marry her. The bridesmaids had a series of obstacles that challenged the groomsmen but ultimately could not stop true love. Some of the tasks were so ridiculous that I am refraining from posting on the blog because I like Chris and because the internet is forever. Anyways, I loved this wedding and the contagious fun the people in these images exude. I love my job. Congratulations, Celia and Chris!

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nikki - Spectacular pictures! What a beautiful couple!December 22, 2015 – 10:49 am

The Cabin

I’ve been taking personal pictures, but I haven’t made time to go through them. So, let’s reminisce about that warm weather trip we made to Connie and Ben’s tiny house in the mountains. There aren’t any bedrooms to speak of so we were all glad to see Ellis sleep through the night even within a slumber party format. The quiet, beauty, and lack of technology (and even lack of plumbing) was a nice way to break up a busy wedding season.

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