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Shannon + Ryan

Shannon and Ryan got married yesterday!
Shannon and Ryan got married yesterday!
The sunset view of the Chittenden Reservoir just before the wedding ceremony in the loft of Mountain Top Inn's beautiful barn.
The sunset view of the Chittenden Reservoir just before the wedding ceremony in the loft of Mountain Top Inn’s beautiful barn.
Shannon's beautiful dress and bouquet.
Shannon’s beautiful dress and bouquet.
Ryan and his groomsmen.
Ryan and his groomsmen.
It was a beautiful candle-lit rose petal-laden ceremony.
It was a beautiful candle-lit rose-petal-laden ceremony.
Though it was a brisk fall day outside, the loft was cozy and warm.
Though it was a brisk fall day outside, the loft was cozy and warm.
Shannon and Ryan quite literally tie the knot.
Shannon and Ryan quite literally tie the knot.
The moment we've all been waiting for!
The moment Shannon and Ryan have been waiting for!
Mr. and Mrs. Harrington are introduced for the first time.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrington are introduced for the first time.
The entire wedding team.
The entire wedding team.
Shannon's dad rocking camo socks that match the wedding palette.
Shannon’s dad rocking camo socks that match the wedding palette.
Even the lemon cupcakes with raspberry frosting matched the palette.
Even the lemon cupcakes with raspberry frosting matched the palette.
This quest clearly got the memo about what colors to wear.
This guest clearly got the memo about what colors to wear (her husband was the best man, so she had the inside track).
The view from Shannon and Ryan's table. The barn looked beautiful.
The view from Shannon and Ryan’s table. The barn looked beautiful.
Maddie, one of the Mountain Top Inn coordinators, gives a guided tour of the various cupcakes.
Maddie, one of the Mountain Top Inn coordinators, gives a guided tour of the various cupcakes.
Shannon and Ryan make their entrance.
Shannon and Ryan make their entrance.
The dreamy first dance.
The dreamy first dance.
Jon, Shannon's long-time friend and best person, and Harris, Ryan's very-long-time friend (they met in kindergarten) give wonderful toasts.
Jon, Shannon’s long-time friend and best person, and Harris, Ryan’s very-long-time friend (they met in kindergarten) give wonderful toasts.
Ryan and Shannon hear stories from their past, for better or worse.
Ryan and Shannon hear stories from their past, for better or worse.
Shannon's sister Megan sings a crazy amazing rendition of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love with You."
Shannon’s sister Megan sings a crazy amazing rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.”
Shannon's dance with her dad.
Shannon’s dance with her dad.
Testing out the cup cakes. They passed with honors.
Testing out the cup cakes. They passed with honors.
Everyone in this photo was totally great all night long. They brought their own fun with them!
Everyone in this photo was totally great all night long. They brought their own fun with them!
Shannon and Ryan's family and friends came ready to dance and celebrate.
Shannon and Ryan’s family and friends came ready to dance and celebrate.

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One of Ryan's sisters takes a [brief] break from dancing.
One of Ryan’s sisters takes a [brief] break from dancing.
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So here's the deal: you hide a bottle of Smirnoff's Peach Ice malt beverage, and—like a liquid Easter egg—whoever finds it must drink it. Corey, Shannon's brother, is the unfortunate winner in this image.
So here’s the deal: you hide a bottle of Smirnoff’s Peach Ice malt beverage, and—like a liquid Easter egg—whoever finds it must drink it. Corey, Shannon’s brother, is the unfortunate winner in this image.
Shannon's dress flairs as she spins.
Shannon’s dress flairs as she spins.
These two were cheerleaders of joy all night long. Here, one of the team members takes a brief nap before returning to the dance floor.
These two were cheerleaders of joy all night long. Here, one of the team members takes a brief nap before returning to the dance floor.
Ryan's grandfather sneaks in one more dance before heading to his room for a well-deserved rest.
Ryan’s grandfather sneaks in one more dance before heading to his room for a well-deserved rest.
A grand-daughter loving her grand-dad.
A grand-daughter loving her grand-dad. One of my favorite images of the day.
Meanwhile, back on the dance floor. . . .
Meanwhile, back on the dance floor. . . .
A special shout-out to DJ Mike Detch, the owner of Top Hat Entertainment (and a Brattleboro native) who kept everyone dancing with delight all night.
A special shout-out to DJ Mike Detch, the owner of Top Hat Entertainment (and a Brattleboro native) who kept everyone dancing with delight all night.
Shannon's side of the family, including her mom (sending peace) and brother Corey.
Shannon’s side of the family, including her mom (sending peace) and brother Corey, who has apparently survived being Iced.

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Shots are usually the beginning of the end.
Shots are usually the beginning of the end.
Congratulations Shannon and Ryan! It was such a joy to be with you both and your loving and fun family and friends to celebrate your marriage!
Congratulations Shannon and Ryan! It was such a joy to be with you both and your loving and fun family and friends to celebrate your marriage!

Elise + Sam

Sam still had his "breakfast pants" on when I arrived to start his and Elise's wedding prep. The ping pong game required good ball trajectory and involved drinking beer if your opponent hit one of your glasses. Fortunately, the beer was Coors Light, which has an ABV equivalent to Mountain Dew.
Sam still had his “breakfast pants” on when I arrived to start his and Elise’s wedding prep. The ping pong game required good ball trajectory and involved drinking beer if your opponent hit one of your glasses. Fortunately, the beer was Coors Light, which has an ABV equivalent to Mountain Dew.
Elise, meanwhile, looks amazing in her custom dress. Beautiful florals, one of themes of the day, were provided by A Schoolhouse Garden.
Elise, meanwhile, looks amazing in her custom dress. Beautiful florals, one of themes of the day, were provided by A Schoolhouse Garden.
Elise's hair, by Five Elements, was beautiful.
Elise’s hair, by Five Elements, was beautiful.

 

The first look.
The first look.

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Some of Sam and Elise's portraits with the wonderful Vermont fall foliage as a backdrop.
Some of Sam and Elise’s portraits with the wonderful Vermont fall foliage as a backdrop.
The arbor at Amee Farm's wedding site on one of Vermont's blue sky October days.
The arbor at Amee Farm’s wedding site on one of Vermont’s blue sky October days.

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Sam reads his vows to Elise.
Sam reads his vows to Elise.
And Elise reads her's to Sam.
And Elise reads her’s to Sam.
Crushing the wine glass and the first kiss.
Crushing the wine glass and the first kiss.
Mr. and Mrs. Peck!
Mr. and Mrs. Peck!
All the family that came to celebrate!
All the family that came to celebrate.
Elise approves of her grandfather's beer choice.
Elise approves of her grandfather’s beer choice.
It was a lawn game kind of day.
It was a lawn game kind of day.
This is not beer pong, but just as exuberant.
This is not beer pong, but just as exuberant.
The catering by Vermont Farms and the cake by Irene's Cakes were beyond words.
The catering by Vermont Farms and the cake by Irene’s Cakes were beyond words.
Sam and Elise ring the dinner bell. Or triangle.
Sam and Elise ring the dinner triangle to call guests to the reception.
A peaceful moment on the porch before going to the reception.
A peaceful moment on the porch before going downstairs.
This was the view from the porch. #ilovevermont.
This was the view from the porch. #ilovevermont.
Elise's mom and dad make the first toast.
Elise’s mom and dad make the first toast.
Sam's dad proposes a toast.
Sam’s dad proposes a toast.

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We sneak out for a few minutes at sunset to do some images in the golden light.
We sneak out for a few minutes at sunset to do some images in the golden light.
Another theme of the day: Dartmouth College, where Elise and Sam, Sam's dad, Elise's mom, brother, and grandfather (Class of '53) all attended. The DJ didn't play the alma mater during the evening, but there was an old Dartmouth frat song that made an appearance.
Another theme of the day: Dartmouth College, where Elise and Sam, Sam’s dad, Elise’s mom, brother, and grandfather (Class of ’53) all attended. The DJ didn’t play the alma mater during the evening, but there was an old Dartmouth frat song that made an appearance.
One of many great moves during the first dance.
One of many great moves during the first dance.
Elise's parents join Elise and Sam on the dance floor.
Elise’s parents join Elise and Sam on the dance floor.
Sam's parents.
Sam’s parents.
There were beautiful children dancing all evening!
There were beautiful children dancing all evening!
Sam's dad mentoring the youth.
Sam’s dad mentoring the youth.

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There was an iPad photo booth with lots of great props.
There was an iPad photo booth with lots of great props.
The DJ, Kris Kul, knew just what to play all night.
The DJ, Kris Kul, knew just what to play all night.
Sam's parents after a trip to the photo booth.
Sam’s parents after a trip to the photo booth.
Dartmouth alums are well aware that Dr. Suess (Thomas Geisel) was a 1925 graduate, so Cat in the Hat outfits (in Dartmouth green) were a feature at the photo booth.
Dartmouth alums are well aware that Dr. Suess (Thomas Geisel) was a 1925 graduate, so Cat in the Hat outfits (in Dartmouth green) were a feature at the photo booth.
Elise's mom Beth and her three sisters rock the dance floor.
Elise’s mom Beth and her three sisters rock the dance floor.
The Hava Nagila.
The Hava Nagila.
The children, who have no patience for ceremony, eagerly await some cake.
The children, who have no patience for ceremony, eagerly await some cake.
Elise offers Sam about a quarter of the slice.
Elise offers Sam about a quarter of the slice.
Sam, not to be outdone, forks a half-slice, to Elise's evident dismay.
Sam, not to be outdone, forks a half-slice, to Elise’s evident dismay.
I'll let Elise share that cake eating photo with you if she chooses to. In the meantime, we're going to skip to a dance photo that rivals the Vermont foliage.
I’ll let Elise share that cake eating photo with you if she chooses to. In the meantime, we’re going to skip to a dance photo that rivals the Vermont foliage.
Fin-all-y!
Fin-all-y!
Assorted celebratory tobacco products.
Assorted celebratory tobacco products.
You'll have to ask Sam what was said that caused this response. I completely missed it.
You’ll have to ask Sam what was said that caused this response. I completely missed it.
Three-generation dance, with Elise's grandfather and mom. I love this image.
Three-generation dance, with Elise’s grandfather and mom. I love this image.
Let's talk about Table 1. I'll just say that they bonded over dinner.
Let’s talk about Table 1. I’ll just say that they bonded over dinner.
Family.
Family.
Beer pong under the lights. Note two things in this image: Elise's shot is about to require her opponents to each drink a half of a glass of Coors Light. And Elise is the one playing without a beverage in her hand. Word.
Beer pong under the lights. Note two things in this image: Elise’s shot is about to require her opponents to each drink a half of a glass of Coors Light. And Elise is the only one playing without a beverage in her hand. Word.
High paddles. We should also note that Elise was the only player wearing a cape and wedding dress.
High paddles. We should also note that Elise was the only player handicapped by a cape and wedding dress.
The final minutes on the dance floor.
The final minutes on the dance floor.
And the last dance.
And the last dance.
Elise and Sam, congratulations on your wonderful wedding day, filled with family, friends, children who are loved, and a fullness of joy. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it.
Elise and Sam, congratulations on your wonderful wedding day filled with family, friends, children who are loved, and a fullness of joy. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it!

Meghan + Andrea

The setting for Megan and Andrea's wedding yesterday was All Soul's in Shelburne. The view of New York's High Peaks across Lake Champlain was amazing on the peak fall foliage weekend.
The setting for Meghan and Andrea’s wedding yesterday was All Soul’s in Shelburne. The view of New York’s High Peaks across Lake Champlain was amazing!
Sunflowers offered a cheery welcome.
Sunflowers offer a cheery welcome.
The arbor overlooking the lake and the high peaks.
The arbor overlooking the lake and the high peaks.
Megan and Andrea's rings.
Meghan and Andrea’s rings.
Megan and Andrea on the tree-lined approach to All Soul's
Meghan and Andrea on the tree-lined approach to All Soul’s
Hiking sandals and Converse low tops. Sensible footwear.
Hiking sandals and Converse low tops. Sensible footwear.
The ring bearer, aka Kimba.
The ring bearer, aka Kimba.
This 1/3-second exposure conveys the breeze coming across the lake.
This 1/3-second exposure conveys the breeze coming across the lake.
Staying cozy under a blanket.
Staying cozy under a blanket.
The view across the lake to the Adirondacks.
The view across the lake to the Adirondacks.
Kimba delivers the rings to the lead song from The Lion King.
Kimba delivers the rings to the lead song from The Lion King.
The bridesmaids look on with joy.
The bridesmaids look on with joy.
We made a group decision that this was not cheesy. It's Vermont cool.
We made a group decision that this was not cheesy. It’s Vermont cool.
Bridal badminton.
Bridal badminton.
Bocci Ball amid the peak foliage.
Bocci Ball amid the peak foliage.
All Soul's is a beautiful Vermont venue that beckons guests to wander off. I love this place.
All Soul’s is a beautiful Vermont venue that beckons guests to wander off. I love this place.
Two married couples who I wish I'd been their wedding photographer. All fun, all day long.
Two married couples for whom I wish I’d been their wedding photographer. All fun, all day long.
Megan's maternal grandparents, who were also all fun all day long!
Meghan’s maternal grandparents, who were also all fun all day long!
Megan's dad tells the story about how Andrea was the first person to receive the parental stamp of approval for their daughter.
Meghan’s dad tells the story about how Andrea was the first person to receive the parental stamp of approval for their daughter.
The first dance rocks it.
The first dance rocks it.
I mean, seriously rocks it.
I mean, seriously rocks it.
Jamie was the go-to person who took care of all the details throughout the day. And she could dance!
Jamie was the go-to person who took care of all the details throughout the day. And she could dance!
Not a waltz.
Not a waltz.
Bennie was Kesa's boyfriend, and an amazing Seattle-based DJ. He had everyone dancing all night long.
Bennie was Kesa’s boyfriend, and an amazing Seattle-based DJ. He had everyone dancing all night long.
Megan's mom and dad.
Meghan’s mom and dad.
The sunset went on forever, and shifted and evolved beautifully. It looked like the Adirondacks were on fire.
The sunset went on forever, and shifted and evolved beautifully. It looked like the Adirondacks were on fire.

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S'mores!
S’mores!
Yummmm!
Yummmm!

 

The perfect marshmallow.
The perfect marshmallow.

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Kesa and Megan rocking it.
Kesa and Megan rocking it.

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A dual-bouquet toss!
A dual-bouquet toss!
A full range of emotions, except disappointment.
A full range of emotions, except disappointment.
The first cupcakes to sell out.
The first cupcakes to sell out.

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Congratulations Megan and Andrea (and Kimba)! It was such a delight to be with you both yesterday!!
Congratulations Meghan and Andrea (and Kimba)! It was such a delight to be with you both yesterday!!