Sometimes you want pictures where everyone's hair is combed, the clothes are clean, and you look like you have it all together. But the good stuff, the reeealllly good stuff, is when you're hanging around the house, dirt on your pants from snuggling chickens, making maple syrup. Here's a little peak into a day at the Noone's house. There was play dough. There were crafts. There was wrestling. There were laughs. There were friends. There were chickens. There were flower crowns. And there was maple syrup. But most importantly, there was love. So much love. (Okay, and a few tears, but hey, that's life!) This is why I love lifestyle sessions and being able to capture families being themselves. A whole bunch of honest goodness to smile about.
Anyone who knows me well knows that I'm not one to get emotional in public. But these two are so special and looked so good that it even brought me to a few quick tears. And then a few more tears as I relived their big day editing. Meghan and Mike were married at the Atlantic Beach Club in Newport. It was completely them. There were tears, laughter, smiles, hugs, jokes, more laughter, more tears, lots of beers, and so so much love. Sometimes it's hard to put into words the emotion of a wedding day but I think these images capture it all. Because there might not be anything sweeter than the way that Meghan looks at Mike, except for maybe the way that Mike looks at Meghan. To the two of you, all of my love and snuggles and gratitude! To my second hand lady Yana, thank you for joining and giving me a chance to cut loose a little...
This wedding was magical. The location was Liz's family's beach compound on the cape and it was absolutely beautiful. Little cabins all nestled in the woods on the water? What could be better? And the the light? The light was just perfect. The weather'? Davine.Then you add Liz and Alec, so laid back and laughing the whole time and it doesn't get any better. How Liz stayed so calm is a mystery to me seeing as she had a few big life events at the same time she planned a wedding: started a new job and moved to a new state. But somehow everything came together perfectly and all the little details their family and friends helped to pull together captured them both. Their ceremony was so cozy, squeezed between trees and rocks and overlooking the water. The judge Alec had previously clerked for officiated and it was a blend of Liz, Alec, and their families. Clambakes Etc. hosted a delicious cocktail hour and lobster bake reception. There was eating, drinking, live music, dancing, and most notably laughing. Although there was no wedding party, one of Liz's best friends who dubbed herself the "maid of dishonor" gave the funniest speech I've ever heard to date. Everyone in the room was doubled over and crying, including myself. But my favorite thing about the day was watching Alec look at Liz. So much love. The pictures speak for themselves. Thank you to Yana Davis Photography for joining me and thank you to Liz and Alec for inviting me to capture all the magic. Big congrats!
There are some people that you meet and instantly want to be friends with. That is Ari and Matt. Having only met them on their wedding day, I could immediately tell what a wonderfully, special couple they are. And their big day fit their big, fun personalities! There were lawn games. There was whiskey and cigars. There were Legos. The Quechee Inn provided a beautiful backdrop and Ari pulled together an insanely gorgeous ceremony and reception with so many thoughtful, little details. A special thank you to Becca Wood Photography for having me along to experience this special wedding. Here are a few of my favorites from the day!