Monthly Archives: August 2018

Liza + Michael

Okay, before you look through Liza and Michael’s images from their wedding at the always perfect Mountain Meadows Lodge, let me set the stage: 1) Liza and Michael met during their UVM freshmen orientation, where they had both chosen kayaking; 2) So they love the outdoors, and they love UVM, which were both well represented at the wedding; 3) They love surprises; and 4) They know how to have fun.
Liza and two of his groomsmen decided to surprise Michael at his first look, where at this very moment he is expecting to see Liza in her dress for the first time.

Gifted second shooter, Kelly Fletcher, caught this special moment.

Take two. Another of Kelly’s wonderful images.

Liza’s dress was amazing and soooo photogenic.
The ceremony begins.

The whole team. Kent Pond is in the background, and the Appalachian Trail crosses the lawn down by the shore.
The totally fun wedding party.

This was not my idea.
When I expressed surprise that I’d never seen so many UVM alums without a beer in their hand, this next shot is what happened. Instantaneously.

UVM Outing Club Alums.
After taking a group shot of the Loyola Academy a capella group alumni, they broke into a perfect rendition of CSN’s Hopelessly Hoping. It was crazy beautiful.
UVM freshmen housemates, acting like freshmen do.
One last formal portrait of the bridal party.

 

Liza’s sister Rachel [and the event planner who was so fun to work with all day long] toasts the newlyweds.

Michael’s brother roasts the newlyweds.
He covers all the requisite humorous memories.
And the requisite colorful memories.

Michael’s sister Molly brings it home.

The first dance.

The parent dances.
Michael dancing with his grandmother.
The Lawlor team.

The Hora.

Liza’s mom and grandparents discover the final surprise of the evening—Liza totally rocks a song with the band. She brought down the house.
Liza’s 12-year-old cousin is a professional-level baker, and made the beautiful wedding cake.
We went out at twilight to get some portraits in the soft evening light. It was also a moment for Liza and Michael to have some quiet time together.
Reliving the magic of the first look experience.

Breathtaking.

The rings always make it real. They were nine years coming.
Congratulations Liza and Michael! You are an amazing couple, supported by an amazing community of family and friends. It was gift for Kelly and me to be with you on your special day. Thank you!

Katie + Prescott

Katie and Prescott’s wedding day together started at the beautiful Charlotte, Vermont covered bridge.
My second shooter was the always amazing Karen Pike, who got this wonderful image of Prescott as he waits to see Katie in her dress for the first time.

Prescott clearly appoves.
We could actually see the storm coming across Lake Champlain, so the limo was parked right behind me as we did some quick wedding party portraits.
The details at the Old Lantern Inn were gorgeous.
Prescott’s mom welcomes arriving guests.
The bridesmaids wore soft blue.

The bare footed flower girls.

Katie and her dad.

Karen captured this beautiful image of Prescott’s mom and dad as they listened to one of the readings.
Katie’s dad, mom and grandmother listen to Prescott’s vows to their daughter.
Prescott’s parents listen to Katie’s vows to their son.
Prescott quickly corrected himself after promising “I, Prescott, take you, Katie, to be my husband. . . .”

Pronounced husband and wife!

A post-ceremony celebration in the gentle rain.
One of the flower girls rushes out to congratulate Katie and Prescott.
And the celebration begins.

Katie’s mom had this beautiful smile all day long.

The sun came out several minutes after the reception started.

Prescott and Katie are introduced before their first dance.
These guys knew how to dance.

I usually try to get a photo of the guests at each table. This is one of my less successful attempts.
And the dancing begins!
Prescott and Katie thank everyone for making the day so special.
Prescott’s dance with his mom.
Katie’s brother sings the song for her dance with their dad.

Prescott’s mom and her bffs.
Portraits of the beautiful couple in the soft evening light.

The view of Mt. Marcy across the lake as I left the reception. Congratulations Katie and Prescott! Thank you for inviting Karen and me to be a part of your amazing day!