"She's getting married overlooking the mountains she's grown up seeing out her window her whole life."
-Mr. Jeff Bohne
Here is Jen and Karl's beautiful, laid-back, fun day at the Red Barn at Hampshire College.
I received an email from Jen shortly after she was engaged, asking if I knew of any good photographers in the area or if I would be interested in photographing her wedding even as a guest. Well, sure! I told her I love photographing friends' weddings because I get so invested and emotional about the pictures. Jen's brother Billy is one of my husband's best friends. I was elated to photograph her wedding, which was literally up the street from our house. Her parents are essentially our neighbors here in South Amherst, and I have enjoyed this entire winter and spring chatting with her dad about the big day. (He and I are swimming buddies at the pool). As her mom Sabine said, "This is a home-grown wedding."
All of the vendors are based in Amherst, except for the rockin' DJ who was a friend of hers from college. The flowers and cake were from Atkins. The lead musician is a fellow swimmer of her dad. The Red Barn put on a marvelous feast and service. Their friend Andy was the officiant, and her mom grew the amazing garden (something she's known for) in her backyard where the bridal party pictures were taken.
Karl and Jen have brought together wonderful families. Karl has two fun-loving kids who seem to have joined the Cray family seamlessly and happily. Everyone knew going into this wedding that it would be a lot of fun, and boy they succeeded! I would say everyone had a fabulous time celebrating these two coming together.
Congratulations Jen and Karl. I'm ready for another Cray/Meyer Fest!
The music is provided by Eric Bettencourt, and the title is "Under a Tree." Quite fitting, right? I love highlighting up and coming artists to spread the news about their work, and they so graciously let me use their tunes. Eric's gravely voice will draw you in!
He's from my little town in Maine, so I hope you enjoy a piece of my home to yours!
Atkins for the flowers and cake: http://www.atkinsfarms.com
Bel Canto for the ceremony music: http://www.belcantochamberplayers.com
Aux Boston for DJ services: http://auxboston.com