Congratulations to Katelyn and John, and baby Julian too! It was my first wedding at The Inn At Grace Farm in Jericho, Vermont! What a great venue! There is a beautiful view, and an amazing new wedding barn. However, mother nature was not kind to us. It started sunny, then it rained, and then the sun came out to end the day. The rain put us behind schedule, and the ceremony started about 30 minutes late. Plus, with the rain, we did not get to do any of the before the ceremony photos we had planned, so I had to go into over-drive to crank through the formal photos. Of course the food was ready, and the guests were hungry. But I am happy with results, even though I did not have the time I would normally like. Plan-B we will call it. Some weddings everything goes as planned, then other weddings, you have to adjust. So I adjusted! Mike Detch from TopHat Entertainment helped keep things on time, and had the dance-floor cranking! Rick’s Vermont Kitchen supplied the eats! I must say the food was fantastic!
Justin and I have known each other for many years, as he was a friend with my family. Justin and I were good friends when I was in high school. We re-connected after a few years once we were both in our twenties, and we both admitted years before we had both liked each other.
It is difficult to pinpoint our first date, as we were such good friends that started hanging out again just like we had years before. I would consider our first date to be going to a high school basketball game and then convincing each other to go to Mulligans after. We often reminisce about the two seats we sat in at the bar that night and that is when I “fell for Justin.”
As the heat and humidity rise, it reminds me of one of my favorite weddings from last year! Amelia and Tim got married at the Mansfield Barn in Jericho, Vermont on a 95 degree day! It was smack in the middle of a 6 day heat streak with 90+ degree temps. Getting married outdoors in Vermont can be an adventure, and this was a sweaty one to say the least! I think I drank a gallon of water, and lost 5 pounds! Even with the heat, it was a great day, and Supersounds Entertainment kept the dance floor packed! This collage is from their wedding album design, with the finished album coming from Graphistudio in Italy! I also have a sample album at the studio if anyone would like to see it in person. Enjoy, and stay cool!
Thunder, Lightning and buckets of rain is how the day started. Wendy and I drove from South Burlington up to Saint Anne’s Shrine, in Isle La Motte, Vermont in the pouring rain. Not a good prospect for a mostly outdoor wedding. We got there about 50 minutes prior to the ceremony. Normally we start 2-3 hours prior to a wedding, but Maura and John elected to have us start just prior to the ceremony. Well the clouds soon passed us by, and 15 minutes before the ceremony the sun broke out hot and muggy! We all welcomed the change! What a great day, and such a relaxed and fun couple. The ceremony was held at the Leahy Center (Echo) on the shores Lake Champlain in Burlington! Great food as always by Sugarsnap! The DJ was awesome, very lively, and had the dancefloor packed and sweaty all night! Check out Gaeta Entertainment!! Another success! Enjoy!
I had a great time with Abigale and Matthew and all of their wonderful guests! They were married at the First Congregational Church in St. Albans, Vermont. They had their reception at Jennys Barn in Franklin, Vermont. What a beautiful site for a wedding reception, tractors included! It was a wonderful day and the weather was perfect! A bit windy but that will happen. Don’t forget the drinks and the food! As usual, The Abbey put out a great dinner and provided the all important bar services. DJ Rome 802 was the sound man! All in all the perfect wedding!
I just photographed my first all Prime wedding! I am referring to using prime lenses, instead of zoom lenses. Prime lenses have no zoom, so there are no compromises. They only do one thing, and do it well! In the past I carried a few prime lenses with me to each wedding, but they mostly stayed in the bag. I brought them out occasionally, but mostly used my Nikon zoom lenses. Not anymore! The reason photographers loves zoom lenses is because they are convenient. But prime lenses are better! I used 3 cameras, each with a different lens. I used a 35mm wide-angle lens, 50mm normal lens, and a 135mm telephoto lens. Plus a 20mm super-wide. The optical quality of these lenses is vastly superior to zoom. Not only are they sharper, but they also have better skin rendering-so soft and beautiful. They are also much better in low light, and offer up very romantic and dreamy backgrounds. Since they are so good when the lights go down, we don’t need to use flash as much. I always prefer natural light!
Zach and I met in middle school but didn’t really know each other until some of our friends started dating. We would always hang out with them so we became better friends. We “officially ” started dating during Junior year of high school. We went to all of our high school winter balls and proms together. Since we were friends first, we don’t really remember our official first date but we think it might have been to the grocery store.
Tom and I met at college! We both attended Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and met through marching band. Tom played baritone saxophone and I played trumpet. Our first real time meeting each other was when we were both running a little late to practice and chatted on the way.
Our first date was in New York City while we were on winter break during our first year of college. Tom came to visit me (I grew up in New Jersey and Tom is from upstate New York) and we decided to go into the city for a day. We saw “Anything Goes” on Broadway, Rockefeller Christmas Tree, and went to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, among many other things!
We got married on May 11 at the Barn at Smugglers Notch in Jeffersonville, Vermont. What a great vista and venue for a Vermont wedding!