Congratulations, Doug and Mallory! What a GORGEOUS wedding! I LOVED Mallory’s dress….isn’t it unique?? Doug and Mallory were married at the beautiful St. Mary’s Church in Newport. If you are a history buff, then you know that this is the church where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were married. It is gorgeous inside! In addition, the priest gave one of the most moving ceremonies that I have ever been to. Following the wedding ceremony, we headed to the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown for photos. We were worried since it had poured rain all morning, but it stopped just in time for photos! The Norman Bird Sanctuary is the perfect place for traditional “New England” wedding photos: stone walls, large trees, etc. After photos, we finished the day with the reception at the Newport Yachting Center. Events are always run so well there, and their wedding coordinators and staff are so kind! When I was driving out of the parking lot, one staff member even ran over to clean off my windshield because it had fogged up! Definitely one of my favorite places for a wedding in Newport. Enjoy the photos!
Andrea and Michael began their day by getting ready at the Renaissance Hotel in Providence, where they also held their reception. Andrea got ready with all of her bridesmaids and flower girls, who were very excited for the wedding! It was so cute…they couldn’t stop giggling!
Couples always ask me if it’s necessary to have a second photographer- the answer is if you can splurge for one, do it! Look at these beautiful shots my second photographer George Rivera caught waiting in the back of the church with Andrea, while I was standing at the front of the church photographing the processional. How great it was to capture both the moments prior to Andrea walking down the aisle, as well as the smiling faces of everyone walking towards Mike. Since I can’t be in two places at one time, I’m so glad we were able to capture both angles for Andrea and Mike (who decided last minute to upgrade their package so that they could have a second photographer!). Without George there, these photos in the back of the church wouldn’t have been possible. By the way, their ceremony was at the GORGEOUS First Unitarian Church in Providence!
Whenever I am hired to photograph a wedding at the Hope Club or the First Unitarian Church, I always recommend that couples book the John Brown House for couples portraits. It costs $200, and is so worth it- look at the beautiful backgrounds it offers! And it’s just a block away!
Jane and Albert were married at the beautiful Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island. It is stunning…water views and amazing gardens, and of course, a mansion! From a photographer’s point of view, it is the perfect place for a variety of wedding portraits. And that is exactly what Jane and Al wanted. They set aside so much time for photos…it was great! We weren’t rushed at all, and it gave us time to walk all over the property for beautiful shots. Their day began with a first look. Jane looked so beautiful, and Al immediately became emotional. First look photos are always a favorite of mine. From there, we spent about an hour taking just bride and groom portraits before the ceremony. The light was absolutely perfect: there was a cloud cover and it was early evening, so you could see the sun peeking through the clouds. Had it been sunny, these photos would look drastically different. This kind of light is a photographer’s dream! I wish the light were this perfect for every wedding!! Congratulations Jane and Al; enjoy the photos!