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Jenna

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When I first met Jenna and Vinnie to talk about their wedding photography, I quickly realized two things: I really liked them both, and they really valued good photography.
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So I was psyched when Jenna asked me this spring to do her maternity portraits for their first child.

 

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Most photographers recommend doing maternity portraits around 24 weeks—but Jenna barely had a bump at 24 weeks, so we waited until just 3 weeks before her due date.
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She’d just come from a doctor’s appointment and had a new photograph of the baby with it’s tiny clenched hands, clearly ready to join the world in a few short weeks.
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Jenna and Vinnie live in Concord, Massachusetts, and Jenna was under doctors orders to not wander too far from the hospital, so we did the portrait session at the Minute Man National Park a few minutes from their home.
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Jenna and I had been sharing maternity portraits we’d seen on Pinterest—both the ones we loved and the ones that were simply not a good idea—so we both had a good sense for the types of portraits we wanted to create.
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It was a beautiful sunny spring day, so we had wonderful backlighting and blooming gardens.
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Jenna on the bridge that was the site of the “shot heard ’round the world.” I couldn’t help but think of how momentous this baby’s birth will be, and the ways in which she’ll change the world.

 

Congratulations Jenna and Vinnie! You are going to be the best parents!

 

 

Cleo + Matt’s Engagement Portraits

Cleo and Matt met while they were students at UConn and wanted to do their engagement portrait session at some of their favorite spots on campus.
Cleo and Matt met while they were students at UConn and wanted to do their portrait session at some of their favorite spots on campus.
Both Cleo nor Matt feel a little uncomfortable in front of a camera, so we had breakfast together first to hang out a little before going out for the portrait session.
Both of them feel a little uncomfortable in front of a camera, so we had some hangout time together before the portrait session.
Cleo and Matt met through mutual friends, and their first date was attending a classical concert as a part of Matt's musical appreciation class. A true multi-tasker.
Cleo and Matt met through friends, and their first date was attending a classical concert as a part of Matt’s musical appreciation class. A true multi-tasker.
They both love being outside and animals, so they spent a lot of time walking around the campus's barns and pastures.
They both love animals and being outside, so they spent a lot of time walking around the campus’s barns and pastures.
Saying Hi to the horses.
Saying hi to the horses.
This gelding is clearly embarrassed by PDA.
This guy is clearly embarrassed by PDA.
Cleo and Matt love the timelessness of Black & White images, which fit perfectly with the timelessness of the farm.
Cleo and Matt love the timelessness of black & white images, which fit perfectly with the timelessness of the farm.
The road to happiness. One of their favorite walks.
The road to happiness. One of their favorite walks.
Cleo is a high-school English teacher and Matt is a software engineer, but this morning they're just a beautiful couple happy to be together.
Cleo is a high-school English teacher and Matt is a software engineer, but this morning they’re just a beautiful couple happy to be together.
We got over 100 amazing portraits in about an hour, by which time the early November cold was making us think about getting some hot chocolate.
We got over 100 amazing portraits in about an hour. They were better at this photo thing than they thought they were.
Cleo and Matt will be getting married in late June at the Mountain Top Inn in Killington, and I can't wait to be with them on their wedding day.
Cleo and Matt will be getting married in late June at the Mountain Top Inn in Killington, and I can’t wait to be with them on their wedding day.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding you two!
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding you two!

Christine + Cody

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Christine and Cody’s beautiful wedding at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort was a perfect combination of loving family and fun-loving friends in a perfect Vermont setting.
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Weather Underground predicted an 80% chance of rain at the time of the ceremony, yet the skies cleared a few minutes before Christine walked down the aisle and it was gorgeous summer weather for the rest of the weekend.

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Christine wanted to surprise her bridesmaids with her beautiful dress. It worked!

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Meanwhile, over in the boy’s room, Cody and his team were remarkably on schedule.

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Christine’s dad attending to the final details. It was his job to keep the groomsmen on task, no small feat.

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A storybook arrival on a dreamlike day!

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Christine and Cody have a few quiet moments together after the ceremony.

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A borrowed jacket helps take the chill off, and Christine’s brothers keep her dress off the grass.

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It was a chocolate cake. These are my people.

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Christine and her dad dance. There were not many dry eyes in the house!

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Cody and his mom dancing to “Here Comes the Sun.”

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. People from Maine can dance with a beer in their hand. And they do.

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Christine and Cody, congratulations on a beautiful start to your wonderful life together. Thanks again for letting me be a part of your amazing day!