weddings

Megan + Tim

Megan and Tim's wedding ceremony officially began when the co-bestmen walked down the aisle—Tim's step-dad Rick and Tim's and Megan's Corgi, Stewy. Alex did a great job as ring bearer.
Megan and Tim’s wedding ceremony officially began when the co-bestmen walked down the aisle—Tim’s step-dad Rick and Tim’s and Megan’s Corgi, Stewy. Alex did a great job as ring bearer!
Madie was the most through flower girl we've ever seen. It took nearly five minutes, but to everyone's delight, she covered the entire bridal path flawlessly.
Madie was the most thorough flower girl we’ve ever seen. It took nearly five minutes, but to everyone’s delight, she covered the entire bridal path flawlessly.
Megan and her dad.
Megan and her dad.
Tim kept his eyes closed until Megan was beside him—his look of joy when he saw her for the first time was wonderful!
Tim kept his eyes closed until Megan was beside him—his look of joy when he saw her for the first time was wonderful!
The wedding was held at the Killington Grand Resort on a perfect Vermont summer day.
The wedding was held at the Killington Grand Resort on a perfect Vermont summer day.

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Alex delivers the rings under Stewy's watchful eye.
Alex delivers the rings under Stewy’s watchful eye.
A first kiss, a beautiful breeze, bright yellow sunflowers, and green Converse sneakers.
A first kiss, a beautiful breeze, bright yellow sunflowers, and green Converse sneakers.
A celebratory recessional.
A celebratory recessional.
After the receiving line, Megan and Tim take a quick break to be alone together for a few minutes.
After the receiving line, Megan and Tim take a quick break to be alone together for a few minutes.
Stewy waits patiently while his parents return from their walk.
Stewy waits patiently while his parents return from their walk.
The ballroom was beautifully appointed, including these seed packets at each place setting.
The ballroom was beautifully appointed, including these seed packets at each place setting.
Tim and Megan love to dance, and did one of the choreographed scenes from Dirty Dancing. They were great!
Tim and Megan love to dance, and did one of the choreographed scenes from Dirty Dancing. They were amazing!
Members of the wedding party visit the head table.
Members of the wedding party visit the head table.
Megan's sister Coleen tells some stories of growing up together, and of meeting Tim for the first time.
Megan’s sister Coleen tells some stories of growing up together, and of meeting Tim for the first time.

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Tim’s step-dad talks about his love for and pride in Tim.
One of many poignant moments throughout the day.
One of many poignant moments throughout the day.
This was a blissful moment—when the ice cream bar was open for business.
This was a blissful moment—when the ice cream bar was open for business.
Megan with her grandmother.
Megan with her grandmother.
I've noticed that dad's get a far-away look sometimes when they're dancing with their daughter. It's as if they're looking all the way back to when they held them in their arms for the first time.
I’ve noticed that dads sometimes get a far-away look  when they’re dancing with their daughter. It’s as if they’re looking all the way back to when they held them in their arms for the first time.
Megan looks on as Tim dances with his mom.
Megan looks on as Tim dances with his mom.
Did we mention that the ice cream bar was open for business?
Did we mention that the ice cream bar was open for business?
Why not hop on Killington's Skyeride to zip 600 feet at 30 mph about 100 feet off the ground? In your wedding dress? Maybe so you can look like rockstars when you get off.
Why not hop on Killington’s Skyeride to zip 600 feet at 30 mph about 100 feet off the ground? In your wedding dress? Maybe so you can look like rockstars when you get off.
A photographer's dream is a beautiful bride with a gorgeous veil on a breezy day. Done, done, done.
A photographer’s dream is a beautiful bride with a gorgeous veil on a breezy day. Done, done, and done.
Megan, Tim and Stewy, thanks for inviting Les and me into your lives on your perfect wedding day. It was a gift to be with you all!
Megan, Tim and Stewy, thanks for inviting Les and me into your lives on your perfect wedding day. It was a gift to be with you all!

Lizz + Eric’s Victorian Steampunk Wedding

Leslie and I love wedding photography because every wedding is unique. Each weekend we are with a couple unlike any other with friends and family who form the wonderful fabric of their lives. Lizz and Eric's wedding at the wonderful Phineas Swann Inn was no exception.
Leslie and I love wedding photography because every wedding is unique. Each weekend we are with a couple unlike any other, with friends and family who form the one-of-a-kind fabric of their lives. Lizz and Eric’s wedding at the wonderful Phineas Swann Inn was no exception.
When Lizz first told us that they would be having a Victorian Steampunk wedding, we knew it was going to be a photogenic treasure trove.
When Lizz first told us that they would be having a Victorian Steampunk wedding, we knew it was going to be a photogenic treasure trove.
Every week we do photographic research based on what we know about the couple's vision for their images, personality style, and the personality of their wedding day. This week we spent a lot of time looking at Victorian wedding photographs and portraits.
Every week we do photographic research based on what we know about the couple’s vision for their images, their personality style, and the personality of their wedding day. This week we spent a lot of time looking at Victorian wedding photographs and portraits.
Victorian Steampunk is all about the details—and oh were there details!
Victorian Steampunk is all about the details—and oh were there details!
Leslie has a plastic lens for her camera that is similar to a vintage lens, and it was perfect for Lizz and Eric's images.
Leslie has a plastic lens that is similar to a vintage lens, and it was perfect for Lizz and Eric’s images.
One of Leslie's images after Lizz and Eric's first look.
One of Leslie’s images after Lizz and Eric’s first look.
I caught this moment in front of an abandoned generator plant in Enosburg Falls, where my family lived in the 1820s. It was such a joy to do Lizz and Eric's portraits here.
I caught this moment in front of an abandoned generator plant in Enosburg Falls, the town where my family lived in the 1820s. It was such a joy to do Lizz and Eric’s portraits here.
We'd brought along a collection of parasols Les had inherited from her family.
We’d brought along a collection of parasols Les had inherited from her family.
I love this image and the light. Such an amazing and fun couple!
I love this image and the light. It conveys Lizz and Eric’s easy-going style and their peaceful spirits.
The bridesmaids look on as Lizz and Eric make their vows.
The bridesmaids look on as Lizz and Eric make their vows.

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Building a fire together to symbolize their new life as a married couple.
Building a fire together to symbolize their new life as a married couple.
And sharing a drink of mead.
And sharing a drink of mead.

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One of the things we discovered in researching Victorian portraits is that people rarely smiled because the exposure times were so long, they needed to keep perfectly still.
One of the things we discovered in researching Victorian portraits is that people rarely smiled because the exposure times were long, so they needed to keep perfectly still.
The guests enjoyed the opportunity to wear vintage clothes and hats.
The guests were great about wearing vintage clothes, hats and other Victorian Steampunk details.

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Who doesn't want and need a transistor radio glove?
Who doesn’t want and need a transistor radio glove?
The first dance, featuring the back of Lizz's beautiful wedding gown.
The first dance, featuring the back of Lizz’s beautiful wedding gown.
The rings atop one of the Phineas Swann's many wonderful antiques. This telegraph machine was perfect.
The rings atop one of  Phineas Swann’s many wonderful antiques. This telegraph machine was perfect.

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Lizz and her brother.
Lizz and her brother take a break from the festivities.
The Inn had hung the frame and provided parasols and a large rack of great hats.
The Inn had hung the frame and provided parasols and a large rack of great hats.

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The music by Sticks and Stones was decidedly not Victorian, but a great mix of fun dance tunes.
The music by Sticks and Stones was decidedly not Victorian, but a great mix of fun dance tunes.

 

Eric's dad.
Eric’s dad.
Can we talk about Lizz's cape? We made these portraits just as the sun was setting.
Can we talk about Lizz’s cape? We made these portraits just as the sun was setting.
As the sun set, the moon came up, glowing through the Vermont evening mist. Lizz and Eric, thank you for the opportunity to be with you on your amazing wedding day!
As the sun went down, the moon came up, glowing through the Vermont evening mist. Lizz and Eric, thank you for the opportunity to be with you on your amazing wedding day!

 

 

 

 

Rachel + Jason

When I arrived for Rachel and the bridesmaids' prep, Rachel was getting a final spritz as her beautiful updo and makeup were finished.
When I arrived for Rachel and the bridesmaids’ prep, Rachel was getting a final spritz as her beautiful updo and makeup were finished.
Rachel's mom shows us how to hug someone whose updo and makeup are just completed.
Rachel’s mom shows us how to hug someone whose updo and makeup are just completed.
A champagne toast before putting on the dress.
A champagne toast before putting on the dress.
Rachel sees herself for the first time in her dress. Doesn't she look amazing?!?
Rachel sees herself for the first time in her dress. Doesn’t she look amazing?!?
Wedding shoes and dancing shoes, because this girl planned to dance.
Wedding shoes and dancing shoes, because this girl planned to dance.
Jason tying a bow tie for the first time. He nailed it.
Jason tying a bow tie for the first time. He nailed it.
The first look on a woodland path at the wonderful Mountain Top Inn.
The first look on a woodland path at the wonderful Mountain Top Inn.

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The flowers were beautiful!
The flowers were beautiful!
The boyz, during a brief moment of seriousness.
The boyz, during a brief moment of seriousness.

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Enjoying pre-ceremony martinis.
Enjoying pre-ceremony martinis.
The ketubah is a traditional Jewish wedding covenant which, when signed, means the couple is essentially husband and wife. Rachel and Jason's families and the wedding party celebrate after the covenant has been signed.
The ketubah is a traditional Jewish wedding covenant which, when signed, means the couple is essentially husband and wife. Rachel and Jason’s families and the wedding party celebrate after the covenant has been signed.
It was one of those New England days where it was sunny one moment and showering the next, so the ceremony was in the loft of Mountain Top's gorgeous barn.
It was one of those New England days where it was sunny one moment and showering the next, so the ceremony was held in the loft of Mountain Top’s gorgeous barn.

The rings have been exchanged and it's moments away from the first kiss.

Another rich tradition is the crushing of the wine glass—may our marriage last as long as it would take to knit all these glass fragments back together.
Another rich tradition is the crushing of the wine glass—may our marriage last as long as it would take to knit all these glass fragments back together.

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Beautifully presented appetizers and a cake topper that turned your head.
Beautifully presented appetizers and a cake topper that turned your head.
The wedding party formed a circle around Rachel and Jason during their first dance, symbolizing that they would be there for them in the years ahead.
The wedding party formed a circle around Rachel and Jason during their first dance, symbolizing that they would be there for them in the years ahead.
And then the joyous celebration with the dancing of the Hora.
And then the joyous celebration with the dancing of the Hora.
Parents and friends toasting their daughter and son's marriage.
Rachel and Jason’s parents and friends toasting their daughter and son’s marriage.

 

 

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Rachel and Jason were great at finding intimate moments throughout the course of the day. It was amazing to see their love for one another.
Rachel and Jason were great at finding intimate moments throughout the course of the day. It was so cool to see their love for one another.
Dancing begins!
Dancing begins!
Jason's son Noah dances (with some embarrassment) with the best man.
Jason’s son Noah dances (with some embarrassment) with the best man.

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Jason and his best man ripping an air guitar solo. It was crazy good.
Jason and his best man ripping an air guitar solo. It was crazy good.
Congratulations Rachel and Jason! It was a delight to be with you both on your amazing wedding day!
Congratulations Rachel and Jason! It was a delight to be with you both on your amazing wedding day!