Two years ago I photographed a lovely wedding in Western Massachusetts (see the blog posting of Ariel and Dave). There was a lot about that wedding that stood out in my mind that I still remember to this day: the idyllic setting, the fantastic couple, the live music, and so on. Included in that memory is the Maid of Honor. Her smile was beaming throughout the entire day, and I have never forgotten it. So when I got a call from that Maid of Honor this year to photograph HER wedding, I was thrilled. I knew she’d be great to work with.
After meeting her fiance, Reese, I was sold that this was going to be one of the greatest weddings I have ever been to. Not because of the location (I hadn’t been to the Portland Company in Maine before), or because of their family or friends (I didn’t know any of them) – but because sometimes when you see two people’s energy and spirit, you know good things are to come.
And I was right. Alexandra and Reese surpassed my expectations. Their wedding was absolutely wonderful and beautiful – from the venue to itself, to our ventures around the area for portraits, to those family and friends I came to know. I ended up sending them way more photos from their reception than I normally send a client, just because with their great style, spirit, and beaming smiles, there were just too many “keepers” to choose from. So I gave them everything.
Enjoy some of my favorite images below. (Needless to say, there are more posted here than usual!)
Summer is here, which means love is in the air and weddings are in full swing. This week’s blog posting highlights the beautiful Sarah and Jeremy, whom were married at Key Hall at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, New York. In line with the feel of the theater location, there was a bit of a movie theme throughout – including the table centerpieces, as well as a opportunity to take photos in Proctors Theater itself. Sarah and Jeremy’s wedding was a real joy and pleasure, and I am pleased to share a few of my favorites below.
For the second, and final, installment of Marisa and Annie’s wedding photos, I take you to the next-day ceremony and reception, held at the beautiful “The Barns” at Hamilton Station Vineyard in Northern Virginia. A rustic barn, an awesome food truck, handmade rustic decor, beautiful grounds, a real country hoe-down, a classic sparkler exit, and the most lovely, supportive friends and family… you could not have asked for anything more perfect and wonderful for these two.
I could write on and on about the joys of Marisa and Annie’s wedding, but I think it summarizes my feelings best when I tell you that I was so excited to send the disc of photos to the couple, that I literally ran to the post office to drop the disc in the mail. Yes, I ran. Two miles. On foot, with the package clutched in my hands. I was that happy then, just as I am now, as I share these sacred photos with you all.
Love is a human right. Celebrate… and dance!
The wedding celebrations of Marisa and Annie will come to you here on the blog in two parts from two different days. The first day was an intimate ceremony at a Washington, DC courthouse for the official declarations and signing of the marriage certificate. From there, we had some very fun running around town for photos in various locations, including the MLK monument, the U.S. Capitol Building, the subway system, and the neighborhood where Marisa and Annie live.
It was such a blast and a blessing to be in the presence of two of the most wonderful people for a whole day. And this is just day one! Stay tuned for day two where we get into the reception festivities in the neighboring Loudoun County countryside of Virginia.
Now, if you made it this far, you get a bonus photo… the photographer getting to sign the marriage register as one of the witnesses! (Thanks to the Justice for operating the camera.) A proud moment for me to officially be on record supporting Marisa and Annie in their marriage. Congrats!
The 2013 wedding season is officially over for me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a trove of weddings from this past year ready to put on the blog. Digging deep back to June, I am happy to share some highlights from Tibrine and Dave’s wedding in Boston. A very special ceremony at the beautiful St. Cecilia’s in the Back Bay, with an intimate reception afterwards at the Whittemore Robbins House in Arlington.
There were so many memorable moments, starting at the very beginning with a “first look” at the Christian Science reflecting pool, to a foot washing during the ceremony, to the tandem bike get-away at the end. And every moment in-between was just as personal and beautiful. Enjoy the journey through the photos below!
|At left, Brendan and Ashley’s whose wedding I photographed a few years ago, and at right, Allison and Ajay, whose wedding I may be photographing in 2014. It is incredible to be part of such a community of wonderful people.|
More Tibrine and Dave photos here!
Back from the road, which took me to Boston, New York City, Indianapolis, Washington DC and many places in-between, and excited to post a selection of photos from Kim and Tristan’s September 21st wedding at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York. Nothing like a fantastic couple and a wall of kegs to make for some great photo opportunities.
You may remember Kim and Tristan from the engagement shoot (see blog post 11/13/2012). I’ve been looking forward to this wedding for almost a full year and it was everything I knew it would be. I hope you enjoy it to!
More Kim and Tristan photos here!
Happily presenting photos from Sara and Tal’s wedding in August at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, New York!
After a great pre-wedding party the afternoon before, we started the wedding day early for a wonderful day full of many wonderful moments. Now, I confess that I always get a little teary eyed at some point in a wedding (even after doing 50+ weddings in the last few years). Usually that comes during the ceremony. And this time it did, when Sara’s parents walked her down the aisle. (You’ll see the dad’s reaction in one of the photos below – the photo just before hugging Tal.) But I got a surprise touching moment at the reception when the guests broke out into a flash-mob choreographed dance just after a round of first dances with parents.
While B.o.B.’s hit “Magic” usually doesn’t bring tears to my eyes, the energy and smiles on not only the newlyweds’ faces, but all the participating guests, really showed how much love and excitement there was in the room for Sara and Tal’s union that day. One couldn’t help but smile and wipe that tear of happiness away.
And to that, I say, Mazal Tov!
Some favorite photos of mine are below, and you can view a music slideshow and link to all photos from www.scottlangleyphoto.com/weddings/sara-tal/.
More Sara and Tal photos here!
This past weekend I was in Westchester County, New York for the wedding festivities for Sara and Tal, who were married in New Rochelle on August 18th. The night before the big day, in lieu of a rehearsal, the couple hosted a lovely, casual, and fun-filled outdoor celebration with close friends and family. Here are some favorite photos of mine from the pre-wedding party, with photos from the actual wedding coming soon!
Jill and Jim brought a great deal of joy, humor and beauty to every aspect of their wedding in Hudson, New York. With an intimate ceremony at a nearby church to the backyard reception at Jill’s home, the whole day was full of that same joy, humor and beauty that the lovely couple radiated. Smiles and playful spirits surrounded every part, every person, and every photo.
Some of my favorites are below, and you can visit their full-gallery page for more.
Wedding season is in full swing, so now back to the blog! Congratulations to Christine and Nate for a beautiful, touching wedding in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the Quaker Meeting House near Harvard Square. Often when I do the bride and groom portraits before the ceremony, there is an air of stress or nervousness which can affect the spirit of the photos. But with Christine and Nate, this was not the case at all. Both were completely relaxed, completely themselves, and completely happy to be in those special moments before the ceremony was to begin. Needless to say, we had a fun and wonderful pre-ceremony shoot.
Another special thing about this wedding was the intimacy of the ceremony. During the ceremony itself, guests were invited to come to the center of the room and use the crayons and markers to draw a picture for the bride and groom. Quiet, creative moments ensued as guests spent time creating some magical, moving images and words. Then, at the conclusion of the ceremony, all guests were again invited to the middle of the room to lay hands on Christine and Nate for a community blessing. It was all beautiful and so very Christine and Nate.
Now enjoy the photos!
(and visit their ordering site to see more and order prints)