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Kelly and Matt

Kelly and Matt got married at Elm Bank in Wellesley. They didn’t talk about getting ready together, but it naturally ended up that way. They separated when Kelly got in her dress, and when they happened to see each other next Matt was holding a bathroom sign. The lack of orchestration made the real emotions feel more pronounced and authentic. I loved this wedding so much. Congratulations, Kelly and Matt!

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Liana and Sujeet

Liana and Sujeet got married at the Stone House in Little Compton. Family, great friends, and good food. That’s what was important to Liana and Sujeet, and that’s exactly what their wedding was all about.  One of my favorite moments was when Liana spotted dogs, and the bridesmaids began to panic. They knew wearing a wedding dress wouldn’t deter Liana from getting down on their level. Congrats, Liana and Sujeet!

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Kristen and Stephen

Kristen and Stephen got married at St. Margaret’s Church before heading to the Essex County Club for a beautiful reception. There was a lot of storytelling and laughing throughout the day. I’m always looking for moments and real emotion and there was no shortage of that here. Kristen and Stephen seemed so happy and excited just to be with their friends and family. Thank you for making my job so easy. Congratulations, guys!

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Susan and Patrick

Susan and Patrick got married at the Omni Parker House in Boston. We had plenty of time built in to wander the city. I loved ending up at Cafe Vittoria for a quick espresso. Caffeine and wedding day adrenaline pair well. Susan and Patrick were easy to work with, and I loved being around them and their friends and family. They were calm and present during the day and once Booty Vortex opened the dance floor another side of the crowd came out. Patrick literally put on his dancing shoes. Congratulations, Susan and Patrick!

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nikki - So many big and small moments captured–great photos!September 2, 2016 – 10:53 am

Michele and Erik

I got on a boat for Michele and Erik’s wedding. Michele and Erik got married on Thompson Island. We were close enough to admire the Boston skyline, but the serenity and quiet of the island made it feel like a different planet. Michele and Erik were so easy to work with. They just seemed so happy to be with their friends and family and, of course, each other. Thank you to Mandy for making everything move along so effortlessly (even while she battled raccoons behind the scenes), and thank you to Michele and Erik for such an awesome day across the harbor. Congratulations, guys!

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Emily and Jake

Lawn games at weddings aren’t uncommon, but I think this might be the first wedding I can think of where they were the main event. Emily and Jake’s Old Manse wedding stripped away all the distractions from the reception so nothing took away from people’s ability to eat, drink, talk, laugh . . . and play Kan Jam. It was one of those weddings where I wish I was a guest. And the playlist they put together is one of the best I’ve ever heard. Jake, can you export a list of the songs for me? Congratulations, guys!

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nikki - Looks like such a great time at that wedding-wish I were invited!August 18, 2016 – 1:25 pm

Ellis Does Summer

Every day we leave for school Ellis checks to see if anymore of our shriveled strawberry’s have turned red. He replanted a weed I pulled so we water that when it looks thirsty even though the rest of our plants are woefully neglected. Ellis doesn’t discriminate between shorebreak and pools. He loves water in its many forms. When time allows we’ve been eating our breakfast on the front porch to study squirrel habits and wave at neighbors. There’s a dentist appointment on the calendar so we need to slow our consumption of ice cream and popsicles. Not sure if that’s a seasonal thing or if it’s just the way we live now. Regardless, please don’t go. We love you, Summer.
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Deb - Fabulous pics Channing. Ellis is so beautiful he’s so handsome he looks like youAugust 12, 2016 – 7:22 pm

Judy - Cute photos! Boy is he getting big….. I can see Brooke in some of his facial expressions…I like the photo of him with the cake. Before I went ‘healthy’ I loved cake just like that. It made my mouth water.August 12, 2016 – 3:21 pm

Ned - These are so awesome. Thanks for sharing.August 12, 2016 – 3:05 pm

Ashley and John

Ashley and John got married at the Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port. The couple lives in Chicago, and they brought all their friends and family to Cape Cod for a beautiful celebration. They even brought their own beer. Seriously, John owns a brewery.  Being that I was working I never got a chance to taste it, but they sure went through a lot of it. So, I’m guessing it must be good, and I can’t wait to try me some Solemn Oath Brewery. The super-talented Connie Miller joined me on this one. Such a pleasure to finally work together (after 8 years talking about it). Her beautiful work is woven in below. wychmere-beach-club-wedding-01wychmere-beach-club-wedding-02wychmere-beach-club-wedding-03wychmere-beach-club-wedding-04wychmere-beach-club-wedding-05wychmere-beach-club-wedding-06wychmere-beach-club-wedding-07wychmere-beach-club-wedding-08wychmere-beach-club-wedding-09wychmere-beach-club-wedding-10wychmere-beach-club-wedding-11wychmere-beach-club-wedding-12wychmere-beach-club-wedding-13wychmere-beach-club-wedding-14wychmere-beach-club-wedding-15wychmere-beach-club-wedding-16wychmere-beach-club-wedding-17wychmere-beach-club-wedding-18wychmere-beach-club-wedding-19wychmere-beach-club-wedding-20wychmere-beach-club-wedding-21wychmere-beach-club-wedding-22wychmere-beach-club-wedding-23wychmere-beach-club-wedding-24wychmere-beach-club-wedding-25wychmere-beach-club-wedding-26wychmere-beach-club-wedding-27wychmere-beach-club-wedding-28wychmere-beach-club-wedding-29wychmere-beach-club-wedding-30wychmere-beach-club-wedding-31wychmere-beach-club-wedding-32wychmere-beach-club-wedding-33wychmere-beach-club-wedding-34wychmere-beach-club-wedding-35wychmere-beach-club-wedding-36

Rena and Patrick

Rena and Patrick got married at the State Room in Boston. I laughed a lot this day. I also managed to take more than my fair share of silhouettes. But what are you supposed to do when you have gigantic windows framing one of Boston’s best views? This was such a great wedding with a wonderful couple that made my job really easy. Congrats, Rena and Patrick! state-room-boston-wedding-001state-room-boston-wedding-002state-room-boston-wedding-003state-room-boston-wedding-004state-room-boston-wedding-005state-room-boston-wedding-006state-room-boston-wedding-007state-room-boston-wedding-008state-room-boston-wedding-009state-room-boston-wedding-010state-room-boston-wedding-011state-room-boston-wedding-012state-room-boston-wedding-013state-room-boston-wedding-014state-room-boston-wedding-015state-room-boston-wedding-016state-room-boston-wedding-017state-room-boston-wedding-018state-room-boston-wedding-019state-room-boston-wedding-020state-room-boston-wedding-021state-room-boston-wedding-022state-room-boston-wedding-023state-room-boston-wedding-024state-room-boston-wedding-025state-room-boston-wedding-026state-room-boston-wedding-027state-room-boston-wedding-028state-room-boston-wedding-029state-room-boston-wedding-030state-room-boston-wedding-031

Amy and Joe

Amy and Joe got married at Moraine Farm in Beverly. This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of working with Amy and her family. I was lucky enough to also shoot her sister Mary’s wedding a few years ago. Working with Joe and his family was also a wonderful experience. The whole event was laid back and a perfect place to capture some really fun moments. Congratulations, Amy and Joe!

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Mary - Amazing photos as always, Channing. It was so great to see you again!July 5, 2016 – 1:11 pm