Sunday, February 17, 2008

Jennifer and Ryan's wedding in Florida

Chris and I are in Gainesvile, Florida at the University of Florida for Jennifer and Ryan's wedding. The ceremony took place on campus at the Baughman center and was one of the prettiest spaces I have been in. The reception was at the Sweetwater Branch Inn which is a victorian bed and breakfast located in the Historic district of Gainesville. The weather could not have been nicer and everyone at the wedding was so fun and delighted to be a part of Jennifer and Ryan's day. Chris and I are were so glad we could travel to Florida to do the photography and now we will be heading to the beach for a few weeks. Here are a few shots from yesterday.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Jesse and Fred's magical wedding at The Retreat at French's Point

Jesse and Fred exchanged vows on Saturday at The Retreat at French's Point in Stockton Springs, Maine. The Retreat is one of the most beautiful reception facilities in Maine and Fred and Jesse are two of the warmest most wonderful people you could ever meet. The Retreat was the perfect location for their event because Jesse is the owner and CEO of the facility. Sperry tents provided a heated tent with a hard wood floor for the dinner and dancing. Flora Fauna provided the amazing decor for the tent as well as the bouquets and the men's fiddlehead boutineers. The bridesmaids carried lanterns and adorned old fashion capes. The young gentlemen rang bells as they walked down the aisle to the outdoor gazebo where the vows took place. There were so many wonderful details that I only mentioning a few right now. My favorite had to be the horse drawn sleigh that Fred and Jesse had a ride on moments after becoming man and wife. An outdoor ceremony in Maine in February is very unique and I must say I was a bit wary of how it would go off, but I must say it was the most beautiful and wonderful wedding I have had the pleasure to photograph. Chris and I are so happy for Fred and Jesse and are so blessed that we could be a part of their day.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Wonderful winter wedding at The White Barn Inn

Lara and Mike exchanged vows and rings at the lovely White Barn Inn in Kennebunk on Super Bowl Sunday. Mike and his gang started the day at Federal Jacks Brew pub and enjoyed pool, beer and lots of laughs. Lara and her women had a refined brunch in the loft suite at the Inn. The ceremony took place in the restaurant and was officiated by Dan Forte who always is a delight to work with. The entire wedding was very intimate and the guests a delight. One particular photo I like is during the ceremony and you can see Chris in the background and Dan is out of focus. I like this because it shows the intimate feel of the event. The service and food at the White Barn is known worldwide as spectacular and they lived up to their reputation Sunday evening. Chris and I were lucky enough to have our dinner in the wine cellar which is very fun and cozy. Overall, a wonderful winter wedding with a great couple. I wish Lara and Mike all the best!

Too cute Stacey

Stacey is having a baby any minute now! She came in yesterday for some belly shots and was just too cute! We wish her and her hubby the best!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The countdown is on

My friend Jesse is getting married next weekend! She is the owner of The Retreat at French's Point in Stockton Springs. The Retreat is one of the nicest reception facilities in Maine. Her wedding will take place outside by the ocean and guests will enjoy sleigh rides, hot chocolate and hot cider. Chris and I are so excited for Jesse and Fred! Here is an image of The Retreat in warmer weather.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Joe Photo's hilarious video

Joe Photo is a super talented photographer from California who has made this funny video for WPPI. WPPI is the Wedding and Portrait Photographer's International and Chris and I attend their convention in Las Vegas every year. This is the first video in the series and I will post the others as they are released.