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Nina and Todd

Nina and Todd got married in the middle of nowhere. I lost cell service 20 minutes before I arrived at Akwissasne in upstate New York. The property is full of history, and the isolation helps make the compound feel even more like a time capsule. Nina and I studied photography together, and I’ve always admired her work. On the wedding day she took tons of (amazing) pictures herself, but I was still feverishly trying to be her eyes for the day. The role was an impossible task, but I loved the process, and I loved the pictures we got. Finally meeting Todd exceeded expectations. I was so familiar with his face it felt a little like meeting a celebrity. These two are perfect for each other. Congratulations, Nina and Todd!

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sara - it’s wonderful. it’s perfectSeptember 15, 2015 – 8:30 pm

Kelsey and Sahil

I showed up early to Kelsey and Sahil’s backyard wedding in Mansfield, and it was quiet. No one was running around putting finishing touches on anything because everything was done. Kelsey did her own make up and even helped out others with theirs. Everyone was so relaxed (or at least appeared that way). The tone had been set, and the rest of the day was comfortable and playful. I love my job, and I loved this wedding. Congratulations, Kelsey and Sahil!

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Masao - Ooh. That light patch for the first kiss. Perfect!September 2, 2015 – 11:15 pm

Anne and Michael

Anne and Michael got married in their Dennis, Mass. backyard. Their relationship has faced long distances and a terminal illness. In spite of this or maybe because of it they have a unique and beautiful relationship. I loved seeing old friends interact and hearing hilarious stories during a touching set of speeches. I loved photographing this wedding. Thank you, Anne and Michael.

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Nikki - What moving photos, great pictures and congrats!September 2, 2015 – 8:14 pm

Summer

Ellis loves the summer. I’m a little worried about how he is going to handle winter when his clothes have to go back on. Even though this is my busiest time of year, I’d like to pat myself on the back for working hard and efficiently during business hours while still spending lots of time at the beach with my family. This might be the most pleasantly balanced my life has ever been.
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Elizabeth and Jim

Did you know that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at your wedding venue it guarantees perfect weather? This southern tradition worked for Elizabeth and Jim at OceanCliff in Newport. Or maybe the universe was just rewarding them for being so darn nice. Regardless, I feel lucky to know these two and wish them the best. Congratulations, guys! And great to run into Meg (Jim’s sister) and Brian. Can’t believe it’s been almost five years since their wedding!
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Katie and Ryan

Every wedding is a little different, but the finale of Katie and Ryan’s wedding at the Museum of Science was quite different. I had never seen a couple sign a waiver, apply ear protection and then step inside a large bird cage that would be the only barrier between them and a massive bolt of electricity. I also loved how Katie and Ryan said goodbye to their friends and family and then waited outside for their Uber driver to take them home. Such a great day.
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Laura and Dustin

You might remember Laura and Dustin from their engagement session last fall. There was a little more sun and warmth compared to that November day.  In fact, the day was beautiful all around. The historic Church of the Covenant and the Taj Hotel provided a stunning background to such a special gathering of Laura and Dustin’s loved ones. One of the funniest parts of the day was the glut of selfie sticks. Laura and Dustin gave them to the groomsmen and bridesmaids beforehand. Everything was very well documented while I tried not to worry about my job security. Congratulations, Laura and Dustin!

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