weddings

Amanda + David

Amanda and David's wedding was hosted at the lovely Tourterelle in New Haven, Vermont, which has beautiful views of the Adirondacks to the west and the Green Mountains to the east.
Amanda and David’s wedding was hosted at the lovely Tourterelle in New Haven, Vermont, which has beautiful views of the Adirondacks to the west and the Green Mountains to the east.
Amanda's bouquet was full of vibrant colors.
Amanda’s bouquet was full of vibrant colors.
The bridesmaids attend to the final details.
The bridesmaids attend to the final details.
Mom shares some final words of loving support. Or maybe they were talking about hiding bra straps. I don't remember just now.
Mom shares some final words of loving support. Or maybe they were talking about hiding bra straps. I don’t remember just now.
A bridal party group hug before heading to the ceremony.
A bridal party group hug before heading to the ceremony.

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The vows are read on a perfect Vermont fall afternoon, with a refreshing breeze over Lake Champlain to the west.
The vows are read on a perfect Vermont fall afternoon, with a refreshing breeze over Lake Champlain to the west.
David slips the ring on Amanda's hand.
David slips the ring on Amanda’s hand.

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The boyz.
The boyz.
Amanda's wonderful bridal party.
Amanda’s wonderful bridal party.
Tourterelle's swing got a lot of use!
When I use the term “formal portraits,” it’s a relative term.
No time like the present to work on your yoga moves, including the timeless Wheelbarrow. A quiet moment overlooking Vermont's Green Mountains.
No time like the present to work on your yoga moves, including the timeless Wheelbarrow. A quiet moment overlooking Vermont’s Green Mountains.
Amanda's brother Tim looking ministerial after officiating. He had another five hours of being a minister in the State of Vermont.
Amanda’s brother Tim looking ministerial after officiating. He had another five hours of being a minister in the State of Vermont.
The fall gardens were in full bloom.
The fall gardens were in full bloom.

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The first dance rocked it to a beautiful rendition of Moonlight in Vermont.
The first dance rocked it to a beautiful rendition of Moonlight in Vermont.
Amanda's 92-year-old grandmother burned up the dance floor.
Amanda’s 92-year-old grandmother burned up the dance floor.

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Most expressive guest goes to. . . .
Most expressive guest goes to. . . .
Not every reception is filled with dancing, but Amanda and David's definitely was, with the bride and groom on the dance floor most of the evening.
Not every reception is filled with dancing, but Amanda and David’s definitely was, with the bride and groom on the dance floor most of the evening. I think they danced with nearly all the guests.
Groomsman Matt works on his Wedding Libs (at take-off on Mad Libs). The Wedding Libs were a hoot, and mostly not rated for this PG blog.
Groomsman Matt works on his Wedding Libs (a take-off on Mad Libs). The Wedding Libs were a hoot, and mostly not rated for this PG blog.
And the best photo bomb goes to. . . .
And the best photo bomb goes to. . . .
If I only had three minutes to photograph the dancing, I would wait for Elis Presley's "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You." It never fails to create beautiful moments.
If I only had three minutes to photograph the dancing, I would wait for Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.” It never fails to create beautiful moments.

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Tourtourelle has wonderful outdoor spaces, and it was a perfect evening at 74 degrees with a gentle breeze.
Tourtourelle has wonderful outdoor spaces, and it was a perfect evening at 74 degrees with a gentle breeze.

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Not to mention a lighted corn hole court. It doesn't get much better than this.
Not to mention a lighted corn hole court. It doesn’t get much better than this.
As the sun sets, dramatic clouds move in from the west. I love this image both in color and in black and white.
As the sun sets, dramatic clouds move in from the west. I love this image both in color and black and white.
Amanda and David, congratulations on being married, and for getting married on such a perfect day, surrounded by so many friends and family who love you. It was pure magic!
Amanda and David, congratulations on being married, and for getting married on such a perfect day, surrounded by so many friends and family who love you. It was pure magic!

Katherine + Daniel

We started off Katherine and Daniel's wedding day with a Hollywood glamour portrait session, inspired by Heather Fish's beautiful glam hair styling. Wedding dress by Monique Lhuiller, earrings by David Walter.

We started off Katherine and Daniel's wedding day with a Hollywood glamour portrait session, inspired by Heather Fish's beautiful glam hair styling. Wedding dress by Monique Lhuiller, earrings by David Walter.
We started off Katherine and Daniel’s wedding day with a Hollywood glamour portrait session, inspired by Heather Fish’s beautiful glam hair styling. Wedding dress by Monique Lhuiller, earrings by David Walter.

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Daniel eagerly awaits his first look.
Daniel eagerly awaits his first look.
The wedding party and Katherine and Daniel's families gather on the porch of their 200-year-old home.
The wedding party and Katherine and Daniel’s families gather on the porch of their 200-year-old home.
The bridal party.
The bridal party.
Daniel's team.
Daniel’s team.
Daniel's parents and Katherine's mom arrive at the ceremony on the west lawn.
Daniel’s parents and Katherine’s mom arrive at the ceremony on the west lawn.
Katherine and Daniel were so happy, not only to be getting married, but also because all their family and friends were gathered in one place.
Katherine and Daniel were so happy, not only to be getting married, but also because all their family and friends were gathered in one place.
The always-wonderful Betsy Bates performed the ceremony with her usual grace and humor.
The always-wonderful Betsy Bates performed the ceremony with her usual grace and humor.
As Katherine placed the ring on Daniel's finger, Betsy asked her to repeat the words "Wear this ring as a sign of. . ." and Katherine said to Daniel, "WEAR THIS RING!" It was a moment.
As Katherine placed the ring on Daniel’s finger, Betsy asked her to repeat the words “Wear this ring as a sign of. . .” and Katherine said to Daniel, “WEAR THIS RING!” It was a moment.
This first of many kisses, and the breaking of the wine glass.
The first of many kisses, and the breaking of the wine glass.
This may be a good moment to bring up how cool Daniel's suit is.
This may be a good moment to bring up how cool Daniel’s suit is.
The cellist played throughout the cocktail hour, while the pianist soaked in the beautiful music and the setting sun.
The cellist played throughout the cocktail hour, while the pianist soaked in the beautiful music and the setting sun.
Betsy celebrates with a friend.
Betsy celebrates with a friend.
Katia, Katherine's maid of honor, had been teasing all day that she might not see Katherine as much now that she's married. So why not propose? Katia, by the way, is also married and it hasn't seemed to hurt their friendship at all.
Katya, Katherine’s maid of honor, had been teasing all day that she might not see Katherine as much now that she’s married. So why not propose? Katya, by the way, is also married and it hasn’t seemed to hurt their friendship too much.
Daniel's family has a tradition with this hat, which you may have noticed his dad was wearing at the ceremony. The goal is to get a picture of any number of different people wearing the hat. This tradition kept me busy through the night. So did Katherine's delightful bridesmaids in gorgeous dresses.
Daniel’s family has a tradition with this hat, which you may have noticed his dad was wearing at the ceremony. The goal is to get a picture of any number of different people wearing the hat. This tradition kept me busy through the night. So did Katherine’s delightful bridesmaids in gorgeous dresses.
The hat keeps moving.
The hat keeps moving.

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Katherine and Daniel have renovated their barn as a potential wedding venue, and it is spectacular.
Katherine and Daniel have renovated their barn as a potential wedding venue, and it is spectacular.
Katherine's bouquet on the mantelpiece at the house. All the flowers, by Green Mountain Floral Arts, were a centerpiece of the day.
Katherine’s bouquet on the mantelpiece at the house. All the flowers, by Green Mountain Floral Arts, were a centerpiece of the day.
Katherine's mom recalling some moments from her daughter's formative years.
Katherine’s mom recalling some moments from her daughter’s formative years.
The best man has some stories about Daniel, some of which Daniel's parents had never heard.
The best man has some stories about Daniel, some of which Daniel’s parents had never heard.

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Katia accepting due credit for Katherine's move to Vermont and her subsequent marriage to Daniel.

Katia accepting due credit for Katherine's move to Vermont and her subsequent marriage to Daniel.
Katya accepting due credit for Katherine’s move to Vermont and her subsequent marriage to Daniel.
Daniel's mom has some stories that the best man may not have known about.
Daniel’s mom has some stories that the best man may not have heard.
Daniel's dad proposes a toast to his son and new daughter-in-law.
Daniel’s dad proposes a toast to his son and new daughter-in-law.
Two trained dancers do their first dance.
Two trained dancers do their first dance.
Katherine's dance with her mom is followed by an amazing guitar solo her brother had composed for the occasion.
Katherine’s dance with her mom is followed by an amazing guitar solo her brother had composed for the occasion.
Daniel dances with his mom.
Daniel dances with his mom.

The talent represented in the wedding party was crazy good. Great vocals, Daniel's band rocked it, and the guests knew how to dance.

The talent represented in the wedding party was crazy good. Great vocals, Daniel's band rocked it, and the guests knew how to dance.
The talent represented in the wedding party was crazy good. Great vocals, Daniel’s band rocked it, and the guests knew how to dance.

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Katherine and members of the bridal party take the stage.
Katherine and members of the bridal party take the stage.
Taking a break outside on a beautiful Vermont evening.
Enjoying a break outside on a beautiful Vermont evening.

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Dancing and quiet conversations on the hay bale loveseats.
Dancing and quiet conversations on the hay bale loveseats.
Katherine and Daniel literally worked for years to renovate their home and barn for this special day. It was absolutely all worth it.
Katherine and Daniel literally worked for years to renovate their home and barn for this special day. It was absolutely all worth it.
Katherine and Daniel set their champagne glasses down so I can take one last set of portraits in their 1962 GMC pick-up.
Katherine and Daniel set their champagne glasses down so I could take one last set of portraits in their 1962 GMC pick-up.
Congratulations you two! Thank you for the joy of being with you on your perfect wedding day!
Congratulations you two! Thank you for the joy of being with you on your perfect wedding day!

Juline + Patrick

Let me introduce you to Juline and Patrick. Juline is a vet and Patrick is an anesthetist. The live in New York, and love Vermont, animals and each other. And not in that order.
Let me introduce you to Juline and Patrick. Juline is a vet and Patrick is an anesthetist. They live in New York and love Vermont, animals and each other. And not in that order.
This is Patrick's posse. Four of them are brothers, one is a nephew, and five are good friends. Everyone was so fun, and solid citizens.
This is Patrick’s posse. Four of them are brothers, one is a nephew, and five are good friends. Everyone is a solid citizen.
This is Juline's team. Her sister, three cousins, and two besties.
This is Juline’s team. Her sister, three cousins, and two besties.
Time for a champagne toast before heading off to the ceremony.
Time for a champagne toast before heading off to the ceremony.
The most amazing bridal entrance ever. Juline was radiant, and most of us were teary-eyed.
The most amazing bridal entrance ever. Juline was radiant, and most of us were teary-eyed.
Juline's dad escorts her down the aisle.
Juline’s dad escorts her down the aisle.
Patrick sees Juline in her dress for the first time.
Patrick sees Juline in her dress for the first time.
The Mountain Top Inn's beautiful wedding site, with the Chittenden Reservoir and the Green Mountains as a backdrop.
The Mountain Top Inn’s beautiful wedding site, with the Chittenden Reservoir and the Green Mountains as a backdrop.

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It started to sprinkle rain during the ceremony, so we did the formals in the horse barn. I mean, it's Vermont.
It started to sprinkle during the ceremony, so we did the formals in the horse barn. I mean, it’s Vermont.
The flower girl and the ring bearer, aka niece and nephew.
The flower girl and the ring bearer, aka niece and nephew.
Such a beautiful couple, and so fun together!
Such a beautiful couple, and so romantic together!
Sally is Juline and Patrick's beloved cocker spaniel and a real sweet heart.
Sally is Juline and Patrick’s beloved cocker spaniel and a real sweet heart.
As always, the Mountain Top Inn was gorgeous.
As always, the Mountain Top Inn was gorgeous.
The beautifully choreographed first dance.
The beautifully choreographed first dance.

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Juline and her dad, and Patrick with is mom. With five sons, she's had a lot of practice with this dance thing.
Juline and her dad, and Patrick with his mom. With five sons, she’s had a lot of practice with this mom/son dance thing.
Patrick's brother relates a story of one of his first entrepreneurial ventures.
Patrick’s brother relates a story of one of his first entrepreneurial ventures.
Juline's sister has some stories of her own.
Juline’s sister has some stories of her own.
The dad's weigh in for the final word.
The dads weigh in for the final word.
This was one of those weddings where I had to be careful not to spend the entire evening taking pictures of the beautiful and energetic children. I wasn't entirely successful!
This was one of those weddings where I had to be careful not to spend the entire evening taking pictures of the beautiful and energetic children. I wasn’t entirely successful!
Five brothers and one niece.
Five brothers and one niece.
Decisionmaking.
Decisionmaking.
Cousins dancing.
Cousins dancing.

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Notice the frosting on Patrick's cheek. I just want to make it clear that he didn't start this.
Notice the frosting on Patrick’s cheek. I just want to make it clear that he didn’t start this.

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Juline and Patrick, you are surrounded and supported by an amazing family, friends and pets. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your storybook day!
Juline and Patrick, you are surrounded and supported by an amazing family, friends and pets. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your storybook day!