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!!

Hannah + Andy

Hannah and Andy's wedding at Stowe Mountain Resort was one of those rare combinations of elegance and playfulness, filled with beauty and laughter. One of my favorite detail shots of Leslie's that she got during the evening.
Hannah and Andy’s wedding at Stowe Mountain Resort was one of those rare combinations of elegance and playfulness, filled with beauty and laughter. One of my favorite detail shots Les got.
Hannah's mom and the bridal party see Hannah in her wedding dress for the first time.
The bridal party sees Hannah in her wedding dress for the first time as her mom, who patiently buttoned up the back, looks on.
Hannah tries to guess what gift her mom and dad are surprising her with.
Hannah tries to guess what gift her mom and dad are surprising her with.
A stunning diamond tennis bracelet.
A stunning diamond tennis bracelet.
It was misting when it came time for Hannah and Andy's first look and formals, so we met at Stowe's covered footbridge, where we'd done some of their engagement portraits last winter.
It was misting when it came time for Hannah and Andy’s first look and formals, so we met at Stowe’s covered footbridge, where we’d done some of their engagement portraits this past winter.

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Aren't Hannah and Andy simply wonderful together?
Aren’t Hannah and Andy simply wonderful together?
Can we talk about the back of Hannah's dress and her heels? Oh my gosh.
Can we talk about the back of Hannah’s dress and her heels? Oh my gosh.
And her bouquet!
And her bouquet!

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How many different formals can we do on the covered bridge as the gentle rain continues to fall? Hannah's bridal party. Maid of Honor and sister Amy is to Hannah's left. She did such an amazing job.
How many different formals can we do on the covered bridge as the gentle rain continues to fall? Hannah’s bridal party: Maid of Honor, Hannah’s sister Amy is to Hannah’s left. She did such an amazing job all day long.
I love this bridge. Andy's team rocking it.
I love this bridge. Andy’s team rocking it.
We saved the wedding party portrait for the Lodge. The bridal party is toasting with champagne and the groom's party is toasting with Heady Topper which, if you're a beer aficionado, you'll know has been rated the world's number one beer, and is only available within about 50 miles of their Vermont brewery. Andy was able to score several cases for the reception.
We saved the wedding party portrait for the Lodge. The bridal party is toasting with champagne and the groom’s party is toasting with Heady Topper which, if you’re a beer aficionado, you’ll know has been rated the world’s number one beer, and is only available within about 50 miles of their Vermont brewery. Andy was able to score several cases for the reception.
Hannah's dad escorts her down the aisle. A fire in the fireplace and candlelight made for a cozy and intimate setting for Hannah and Andy's ceremony.
Hannah’s dad escorts her down the aisle. A fire in the fireplace and candlelight provided  a cozy and intimate setting for Hannah and Andy’s ceremony.
I learned during my engagement portrait session with Hannah and Andy that this is the look Hannah gives Andy when she's thinking "I love you to the moon and back." It melts my heart, as I know it does Andy's.
I learned during my engagement portrait session with Hannah and Andy that this is the look Hannah gives Andy when she’s thinking “I love you to the moon and back.” It melts my heart, as I know it does Andy’s.
I overheard Hannah's mom say to herself more than once during the ceremony "I will not cry." I don't think she was a 100% successful.
I overheard Hannah’s mom say to herself more than once during the ceremony “I will not cry.” I don’t think she was a 100% successful.
Husband and wife.
Husband and wife.
Whenever guests peeked through the curtains into the reception area during the cocktail hour, their eyes would go wide. It is a remarkable space.
Whenever guests peeked through the curtains into the reception space during the cocktail hour, their eyes would go wide. It is a remarkable room.
I never had an opportunity to introduce myself to this couple, but I am SO glad they came. Their infectious laughter filled the reception from beginning to end.
I never had an opportunity to introduce myself to this couple, but I am SO glad they came! Their infectious laughter filled the reception from beginning to end.
Hannah and Andy's families and guests were a fun group. Les and I had smiles on our faces all night.
Hannah and Andy’s families and guests were a fun group. Les and I had smiles on our faces all night.
Les caught this moment as Hannah and Andy take the floor for their first dance.
Les caught this moment as Hannah and Andy took the floor for their first dance.
Can you say "dance lessons"? Such a crazy good first dance!
Can you say “dance lessons”? Such a crazy good first dance!
Hannah's dad displays proof that his welcome will be short and sweet. It was both.
Hannah’s dad displays proof that his welcome will be short and sweet. It was both.
A group hug after the short and sweet welcome.
A group hug after Dad’s short and sweet welcome.
The look a dad gives to his daughter who he loves with all his heart and soul. I'm so thankful Les caught this beautiful moment.
The look a dad gives to the daughter he loves with all his heart and soul. I’m so thankful Les caught this beautiful moment.
The look a husband gives his wife and her dad together.
The look a husband gives his wife and her dad together.

 

Andy's wonderful dance with his mom.
Andy’s wonderful dance with his mom.
Hannah, as Andy and his mom finish their dance.
Hannah, as Andy and his mom finish their dance.
Amy and Andy's best man offer toasts full of love and laughter.
Amy and Andy’s best man offer toasts full of love and laughter.
Hannah approves of the cake.
Hannah approves of the cake.
Hannah is not as sweet as the proceeding images may have implied.
Hannah is not as sweet as the preceding images may have implied.
#kissandmakeup
#kissandmakeup
Some warm evening details.
Some warm evening details.
Hannah joins the boyz for a chairlift shot.
Hannah joins the boyz and their socks for a chairlift shot.
One last look at the back of Hannah's dress. Not to mention her beautiful updo that was gorgeous all. day. long.
One last look at the back of Hannah’s dress. Not to mention her beautiful updo that was gorgeous all. day. long.

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The band was one of the best I've heard all summer. Everyone was singing along. Fortunately, not everyone was mic'ed.
The band was one of the best I’ve heard all summer. Everyone was singing along—fortunately, not everyone was mic’d.
Hannah's dad, Dr. Corse, goes aerial.
Hannah’s dad, Dr. Corse, goes aerial.
Hannah approves of Andy's moves.
Hannah approves of Andy’s moves.
Not to be outdone. . . .
Not to be outdone. . . .
Hannah and Andy, congratulations. Les and I miss being with you already! We hope you come east next October 1 for a sunny photoshoot on the summit! And a special shout-out to Andy: thanks for the Heady Toppers on ice. I can't believe you took the time to do that during your wedding reception. It's the most generous and thoughtful tip I've ever received!!
Hannah and Andy, congratulations. Les and I miss being with you already! We hope you come east next October 1 for a sunny photo shoot on the summit! And a special shout-out to Andy: thanks for the Heady Toppers on ice. I can’t believe you took the time during your wedding reception to perform such an act of kindness. It’s the most generous and thoughtful tip I’ve ever received!!