Samantha & Chris: Married – Carpe Diem Guest House

Once in a while I come across a couple that I just want to be friends with, the kind you want to remind that the house next door to you is empty because that would be so much fun. So much fun that I was even able to convince Jess to come out of assisting retirement for their wedding. I first met Sam via her work at S.E. Shires as part of my craftsmen series, and could't have been more excited when a few weeks later she hired me for her fall wedding in Provincetown. With Chris being a professional trumpet player and Sam working for a trumpet manufacturer, we knew the wedding was going to be extremely festive and musical - but I wasn't quite ready for the ceremony to have an entire horns section or them to have the coolest child musician I've ever seen playing intro music.

All this preamble to say that two weeks ago Jess and I packed the car for a weekend with Sam and Chris in Provincetown. Despite a little rain on their wedding day, we were able to make some of my favorite images of 2017, and even had some time to visit Race Point on Friday before checking into the stunning Carpe Diem Guesthouse for the weekend. A few favorites from our time with Sam and Chris:

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Mia & Tim: Married – Shalin Liu Performance Center

I've photographed weddings at literally hundreds of venues across New England. But every once in a while, an (amazing) couple comes along with a wedding planned for a venue that, not only have I not shot at, but never heard of - that was Mia and Tim. Who knew, that right in the center of Rockport stood the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Looking back, it's not that much of a surprise that I wasn't familiar with the venue, as weddings certainly aren't their specialty and they only host a few a year, which makes me that much more glad that I had the opportunity to photograph Mia and Tim and their families there. Aside from the space, how many grooms can seamlessly pull off a purple wedding suit? That alone should speak to how fabulous these two are and how amazing their day was. I was joined by good friend Meg Belanger for this wedding, and some of her photos appear below.

 

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Kristen & Tommy: Engaged Hale Reservation Westwood

It's not a surprise to anyone that great friends have great relatives. So when I met Kristen after being friends with her brother and sister-in-law for years, I knew I was in for an easy shoot. Despite protests that they felt awkward on camera, when you cut to the point, Kristen and Tommy couldn't stop smiling and laughing, all I had to do was record it. We spent a recent evening at the Hale Reservation (an amazing spot I'll be returning to) and despite spending nearly two hours there, we probably only saw 20-percent of the land. A few favorites: new england wedding photographer fall engagement shoot new england wedding photographer fall engagement photos sunset engagement shoot autumn in new england new england engagement photos new england engagement photos new england engagement photos