More cozy, late-fall weddings at adorable, historic inns please!Read More
If I hadn't already known Meli was a woman after my own heart, I found out for sure when the morning of her wedding, she heard there was a surprise and immediately assumed her dog was making an appearance.
And that was on top of her planning a wedding and weekend that would have been anyone's dream, including me!Read More
After every wedding I get to be a part of, I am struck by how amazing it is that I have been let in to such an intimate and special day in peoples' lives. It's a level of giddyness I'll never get over and gratitude that, despite my best efforts, I never feel that I've properly conveyed to the people who invited me to be there.
These feelings get magnified times a million when your friends let you be the only person to witness their elopement. Then times a bajillion that they chose San Francisco and Yosemite as the backdrop. And they let you make stops for hotdogs and keychains at the national park gift shop? Pretty unparalleled coolness.
After their ceremony at city hall, we explored the sutro baths before road tripping out to Far Meadow. In an epically twisty and barf-inducing (but totally worth it) drive, you are rewarded with a cabin and two a-frames set on a mountain meadow. Getting ready for the wedding consisted of a quick round of Boggle, a complete breakfast, and heading to the car for the drive to Yosemite. We came across a secluded part of the Merced river, perfect for a private exchange of vows, and then wound our way up to Glacier Point for a hike for views out over the whole valley. A perfect, whistle-stop NorCal tour.Read More
It's crazy that you can get to Guadeloupe in less than 4 hours. Even though I would have taken another day or two to hang out and do very little while drinking local fruit juice (speaking of crazy. I'm wild like that), the cheap flights really do make it a tempting long-weekend trip.Read More
Sugarloaf on labor day meant fields of golden rod, some rogue maples turning red, the last remnants of hurricane harvey. A surprisingly beautiful combination and an unsurprisingly amazing wedding day for Jen and Dan. I mean, there were four dogs there, so it was bound to be a good one!Read More
Ahh what a day!! A glorious, perfectly sunny and day where no one held back on the emotions. Whenever friends and makeup artists are telling the bride or groom not to cry I'm yelling inside "CRY!!".Read More
My job never really feels like a job, but then there are days when I meet the happiest, most at ease people, and I can't believe I get to hang out with them for the whole day, let alone have it be "work". I knew these fellow Colby alums were going to be cool, and combined with awesome friendors Meghan (B Merry) and Emily (Emily Carter Floral Designs) I knew it was going to look beautiful and be smooth sailing.Read More
We ended our France trip with a day and a half in Paris, where the primary goal was to use the rest of my film and eat everything I could get my paws on. Missions accomplished!Read More
Anyone planning a destination wedding? Can I invite myself? Bree and Peter and their friends and family met up at the El Dorado Royale for a long weekend of Mexican sun, sea and drinks served in hollowed out pineapples (!!!). Even if pineapple drinks aren't on the table, this is probably the way to do it. Everyone has already had a bit of vacation and a few drinks/swims by the time the wedding comes around so there are very few nerves or possible frustrations. The result? You get a laid-back, tropical, pool-jumping party.Read More
An Allman Brothers cover band-slash-jam-band, one orange farm cat, the brightest most beautiful blooms and two people head over heels happy to get married. It's not part of a great joke (only because I can't think of an appropriate setup?) it was Kirsten and Zack's amazing wedding, a day where everyone attending and working was giddy!Read More
The one thing I tried so hard to do all day was not say that something was gorgeous because the t-shirt ruined that descriptor of Ithaca ten years ago. I failed very hard though, because this day was gorge gorge gorge.Read More
Provence isn't really one of those destinations that you need to convince people is beautiful and worth visiting, so I'll spare you all that and fill you in on some fun things we did and answer some of my own questions I had before leaving. There are lots of things I just couldn't find out about - a combination of me trying to over-prepare in case my french failed us (a very likely scenario!) and a lack of websites and information online (so french).Read More
While the upper Northeast was still dragging itself out of winter, Connecticut was a virtual rainforest of lush greenery, even early in May.Read More
I’m always thinking that since I grew up in Maine I never really got to spend too much time on the coast because there was always a lake or pond to jump in so the Mainer mentality is why bother driving to the ocean? This is why you bother! Alia and Ryan took over the Cliff House in Ogunquit for their wedding, filling the ballroom with flowers and their contagious joy.Read More
Since I'm so delinquent I'm about to post about their wedding, I would be remiss not so show a couple favorites from Tiare and Dan's engagement shoot in Old Lyme, CT.Read More
After taking a $5 uber from the airport, we already found this to be a magical place, but Mexico was just getting started. My first stop in any new city is usually a bakery, and when I heard that Panaderia Rosetta had a specialty guava/danish/croissant, you better believe I was there when the doors opened. In fact almost all the following mornings started by ordering x rols de guayaba. How could we not?Read More
Everything about this day, these people, this venue, makes my heart absolutely swell. There was blazing foliage, a white boxer-of-honor, golden light and tons of love - more than I could ever hope for at a wedding.Read More
Remember the sleepover game where one person started laughed and it contagiously made everyone crack? Whitney and Scott's wedding was full of that same tummy tickling joy and anticipation.Read More
I had never really considered New Hampshire as a possible location for glamour until Emily and Chris (aka the young Kennedy lookalikes) showed me the way. Having known each other since high school, there was no division between sides of families or whose friend is whose. They even went to prom together and looked the same then. Hi, I want your genes.Read More
Someone who can combine garden roses, succulents, driftwood and custom Lego people is someone I need in my life. They may be someone I have begged to let me join their family (and chances are that person is nice enough to say "OK!" and not roll their eyes at me). Elina and Dan invited their friends and family down to Nashville for their wedding weekend and I was so grateful to be on hand to document their day and to have a chance to see a little bit of the city (translation - the inside of the hot chicken place).Read More