Melissa + Matt

It was a picture-perfect Vermont fall day for Melissa and Matt’s intimate wedding at the wonderful Treehouse Village Inn in South Newfane.
Melissa’s beautiful styling was by Heather Wrona.
Melissa’s mom and sister completed the essential prep team.
The first look in the treehouse.
Melissa’s dad escorts her down the sun-lit aisle.
And the first kiss as husband and wife!
Checking out Matt’s ring.
Later in the afternoon we made some portraits in the soft light.
I love the backlighting on Melissa’s hair.
On the boardwalk.
A moment on the treehouse balcony.
The joyful first dance.
Melissa dances with her dad.
Matt dances with his mom.
Dinner is set by A Vermont Table Catering.
Congratulations Melissa and Matt! It was such a delight to be with you and your families on your special day. Cheers to many years and cold beers together!


When I did Allison and David’s wedding this summer I asked Allison
(a circus performer and New England Center for Circus Arts alum)
if she would be up for doing aerial portraits in her wedding dress.
She said yes, and we did the portrait session just before the holidays.
The color images are some of Allison’s favorite images,
and the B+W images are some of Leslie’s faves. I love them all!
Just out of view in all these images is Allison’s husband David,
who helped with styling the dress, positioning,
and being a great cheerleader.
This is one of my favorite images. I love the connection with
Allison’s eyes, and the combination of Allison’s strength
with the fragile beauty of the flowing veil.
Allison, thanks for making this so fun,
and David, thanks for all your help!
To learn more about Allison’s work,
you can check out her website here.

Ali + Jon

Ali and Jon had a perfect Vermont fall day for their wedding at the Colonel Williams Inn in Marlboro.
The only thing in the crystal clear blue sky was the moon.
Ali, Maria and Lauren having a sip of bourbon before putting on their dresses.
Ali and her mom.
Ali was beautiful, relaxed and fun all day long.
The amazing Justin Altman was photographing the groomsmen. Here Jon puts on his boutonniere
with the world’s longest needle.
Sweet Gidget, Dog of Honor, waits until the last minute to get dressed.
Jon’s team.
Now would be a good time to mention that the requisites for being invited to this wedding included:
being wildly fun, loving life, and loving Ali and Jon.
The guests gather for the ceremony.
The groomsmen getting organized by the barn.
Love and laughter amid the beautiful fall foliage.
Chris just wants to be sure that Ali is ready to say her vows.
Jon’s parents
Jon neglects to “repeat after me,” causing some initial concern among those present.
And, the ring fits.
The cocktail hour was held under the maples on the Inn’s west lawn
Justin’s image of Ali’s grandma apparently stockpiling rum and cokes.
The gorgeous barn, delightfully warm on this cool fall evening.
Inn keeper Victoria’s vase collection.
Victoria also collects china, so every guest had a different place setting.
Husband and wife are introduced.
Justin’s image of Ali and Jon’s first dance, taken from the barn’s loft.
Ali dances with her mom.
Jon and his mom.
The birch bark wedding cake, an homage to Ali and Jon’s love of hiking and the outdoors.
Yes, that is a limbing axe.
A polite dab of frosting on each forehead, and a post-cake cutting kiss.
And the dancing begins.
Some surprise guests.
Some late-afternoon portraits in the soft light.
One of my favorite images of the day. Pure joy and happiness.
Ali and Jon—it was a pleasure to be with you, your wonderful friends and families on such an amazing day of fun and celebration. Congratulations!