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Can I say “Jersey Shore” yet without people thinking of the TV show?  I hope so….

What can I say about Wildwood, NJ?  It’s one of my favorite places.  For most of my childhood, my loud Italian family descended upon its beaches, so it’s part of me now.  We would play in the sand, ride boogie boards, walk on the boardwalk, fly kites, and play carnival games.  I basically do the same things there now except that there are adult beverages.  I don’t feel complete during the summer unless I’ve seen a tram-car, heard the fudgy-wudgy man on the beach, and eaten several fried foods.  This summer was no exception.  My tan is already fading (sigh).  Til next year, Wildwood.  I miss you already.

I took these on a gloomy day and I played around with some motion stuff (that’s the technical term) cause I rarely get to do that.  I was mildly successful.  I’ll take what I can get.

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I’ve already talked about how much I love these two, and I rarely get emotional but if I start to go on and on about their wedding, I will get emotional…and I will never finish this post.  Less words, more pictures is going to have to do.  I know, I know, you’re so upset.

To keep it short and sweet – congrats, Anna Kate & Eric!  What a great day.  I hope you enjoyed every second of it :) On to the photos!

 

The beautiful girls got ready at Dellaria.

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Once the veil is on, you’re ready to go!

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Anna Kate’s gorgeous dress (from Vows) and shawl that was handed down for the day.

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Earrings c/o Freedman Jewelers thanks to a good friend of theirs. (Side note:  I know personally that Freedman Jewelers is awesome.  They rock.  Go to them.)

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While the dress was being put into place the guys were getting prepped at the church.  I don’t know how any crime was being fought.  All the superheros were in the wedding.  Good for the wedding, bad for people who needed rescuing.

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Anna Kate’s beautiful Mom helping with the details.

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Anna Kate’s handsome Dad.

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Anna Kate and Eric exchanged meaningful and lovely wedding gifts before the ceremony.

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Time to get married!

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Anna Kate…I think you literally took his breath away ;)

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St. Ignatius Church in Chestnut Hill.

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A limo ride and some pictures before the reception.

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Bustling…essential if you want to dance the night away.

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The first dance.

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You know who likes to sing through his entire first dance?…Tobin…Tobin does.

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Father/Daughter dance.

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Great speeches filled with some hilarious facts about these two.

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An amazing cake thanks to DiMare Pastry Shop in Stamford, CT.

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The view from the Downtown Harvard Club and oh yeah, TIME TO PARTY.

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You guys are cute ;)

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Cheers to a lifetime of happiness.

If there is one thing I am amazing at, it’s neglecting this blog.  (It is definitely not grammar, because I spent a good amount of time googling the proper way to construct that first sentence and couldn’t find the answer.) Anyway, in an effort to blog more frequently and give some attention to sessions that were never posted, I am back-posting.  I don’t even know if “back-posting” is a real thing, but I like it because it gives a nice formal name to something that resulted from me being busy, tired, and sitting on the couch when I had some time to spare instead of posting.

Which brings me to this post.  My first boudoir shoot back in September.  Being that it is almost Valentine’s Day (which, for the record, I really hate…I’m totally cool with love, but I’ll celebrate that on my own time, Hallmark!), I thought a boudoir shoot was fitting for the first back-post. This is my good friend and former co-worker, Melissa.  She wanted a boudoir shoot and album for her boyfriend (lucky dude).  Melissa made this shoot easy because she is gorgeous, easy going, and it was more of a girl’s night than a photo shoot.   A few girls (including the very talented Christine who also took some shots that night), a trendy hotel room, and a couple bottles of champagne later we had a pretty sweet collection of photos.

Here are some of my favorites.

Liz (another former co-worker who I loved catching up with) was our make-up artist for the night.  She’s incredibly talented and I’m pretty convinced that one day she will be so famous that she will give me a subtle wave as her and Giselle pass by me on their way to a fashion event or something like that, and I will turn to whoever I’m with and whisper “I knew Liz before she was famous.”  Liz, thanks so much for Melissa’s amazing make-up!

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Proof that you can be sexy AND smart.  Melissa is reading the crap out of that book!

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Loved playing with the light from this window.

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Melissa, what can I say? You were the perfect model and you look amazing.  I had such a great time and hope you did too!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone.  May your day be full of butterfly kisses from cherubs.

I can’t say enough about how beautiful Beth & Craig’s wedding was, but in the interest of getting to the photos which say it better than words, I’ll just write a couple of things.  I was obsessed with her dress (still am), the church was gorgeous, the Red Lion Inn is an amazing venue, and Craig’s best man was his Dad…you’ll see what I mean.

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Look at this dress!!!  I LOVED the color and couldn’t get enough of those ruffles.

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Beth was telling me how Craig had given her this beautiful blue ring earlier in the day.

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Time to get into that dress!

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One of the things I loved most about the day was how proud everyone was of Beth & Craig.  I think this photo really captures that.

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I wish I could remember what was said when I took this photo.  I can’t, but it was something hilarious and inappropriate between best friends and that’s why Beth’s beautiful mother is giving me the “hold onto your hat, this is what the day is going to be like” look.  Such a fun group of people.

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Needless to say, the dress was a show stopper.

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It wouldn’t be a wedding day without a few tears of joy.

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Here is the handsome groom and his groomsmen doing what groomsmen do best on wedding days – hanging tight and anxiously waiting to get a look at the bride.

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Ceremony time!

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Look at these dedicated groomsmen guarding the door so that no one could see Beth in her dress yet!

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I love the look on both of their faces.  Especially Beth.  Her face says “I’m ready!”

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That train!!!  Still obsessed.

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Beth’s sister sang during the ceremony.  This is my second shooter, Christine’s, beautiful shot up on the catwalk.

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Everyone was mesmerized by her voice.  So beautiful.

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Time for the vows!

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Love this close up of Beth as they’re leaving the church.  So much happiness.

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The Red Lion Inn provided the perfect setting for a few formals before the grand entrance.

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Here is the entrance from both my view and Christine’s view.

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Here are a couple of photos of the first dance from my point of view.

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And Christine captured these beautiful shots from above.

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Beautiful Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances after the cake cutting.

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Time for the bouquet toss!  Love how cute Beth looks in this shot.

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Time to PARTY!

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Congrats, Beth & Craig!  So happy I got to capture the day!

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Dress: Maggie Sottero

Hair & Makeup: Serai Beauty

Cake: Konditor Meister

Florist: Beach Plum Florist

Venue: Red Lion Inn

When I took Vera and Brian’s engagement photos, one of the things I loved most about them was how you could tell they just couldn’t wait to get married.  I feel like I blinked and the day was here.  Vera and Brian were married on a sunny Saturday in Wolfeboro, NH.  It was a great day full of love, family, friends, fun backyard games, dance-offs, oh – and one epic cake smashing.

Congrats, Vera and Brian!  Here are some of my favorites from the day.

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Guests were given these tiny bells for the ceremony.  So cute.

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Ceremony time!

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Brian and Vera had a hand tying ceremony.

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That Brian, he’s an emotional guy sometimes.  Look at Vera being such a good wife before they’re even technically married ;)

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Married!  Time for everybody’s favorite part.  Here is Christine’s view.

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And my view.

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Studs.

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Oh Vera, so pretty!

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Fun backyard games.

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You know it’s going to be a fun reception with signs like this.  Also, every time someone rang this bell, Brian and Vera had to kiss.

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Reception time!

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I loved this one of Vera and her dad.

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And I loved Brian’s mom’s face on this one.  She looks like a proud momma.

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Beautiful and funny speeches.

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Epic cake smash.  I feel the need to defend Brian in this photo.  Two minutes earlier, Vera got him pretty good.  The evidence is still there.  Payback is a pain sometimes.  I think Vera forgave him.

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One of many girl/boy dance-offs.

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Congrats, you crazy kids. :)

  • Lauri Bergeron - Beautiful! What a fun day!!ReplyCancel