weddings

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!

Vintage Processing

In my recent blog about Lizz and Eric's beautiful Victorian Steampunk wedding, I mentioned that we'd done a lot of research about Victorian portraiture and wedding photography.
In my recent blog about Lizz and Eric’s beautiful Victorian Steampunk wedding, I mentioned that we’d done a lot of research about Victorian portraiture and wedding photography.
We were also looking at how the photographs were processed, because we wanted to emulate the Victorian style on some of the portraits.
We were  looking not only at how they were posed, but also at how the photographs were processed.
The only way to add color to a portrait in the 1800's was to hand-color it.
The only way to add color to a portrait in the 1800’s was to hand-color it.
Often the early lenses were very soft around the outside, and the hand-coated glass film plates didn't have clean edges.
Often the early lenses were very soft around the outside, and the hand-coated glass film plates didn’t have clean edges.
One of Leslie's images with her vintage lens.
One of Leslie’s images with her vintage lens.
At the Phineas Swann Inn.
At the Phineas Swann Inn.

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Back in the day, wedding poses were symmetrical, unlike today's portraits in which we try to avoid being symmetrical so the images don't appear so formal!
Back in the day, wedding poses were symmetrical, unlike today’s portraits in which we try to avoid being symmetrical so the images don’t appear so formal!
One of my fave's from the day, Lizz posing in front of a Victorian home across the road from the Phineas Swann. It was such a gift to be able to do this Victorian-styled wedding with Lizz and Eric!
One of my fave’s from the day, Lizz posing in front of a Victorian home across the road from the Phineas Swann. Thanks Lizz and Eric! It was such a gift to be able to do this Victorian-styled wedding with you both!

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!