Welcome to Katie and Yuri's wedding - round one. With the world turned upside down, it's hard to put on a wedding, but these two did it. They decided to go ahead with a private ceremony with their officiant, a zoom coordinator, and me to document. I felt so lucky because photographing their love was very uplifting in these times. We gathered at the Yiddish Book Center at Hampshire College on a warm May 30th, and they made some of my photographer dreams come true with this pine grove and their sweet love for each other.
Katie and Yuri, I wish you all the best, and I'll be hoping and praying for a fun big party in round two. I can't wait to see you both again and meet your families. I'm sure it was so hard for them to not be there, but I hope these photos help ease the distance a little bit.
What a beautiful day for a wedding. Kim and Jamie asked me to photograph their day, and I feel so lucky to be a part of their festivities. Their celebration was filled with family and friends, lots of laughter, a few happy tears, and A LOT of dancing. The ceremony and reception were both at the Rose and Goat Retreat in Florida, MA, and we were able to use the sweeping views of the Berkshires as our backdrop.
I hope you can see and feel the happiness of their day. The reception was a fun-filled party with so many thoughtful details for their guests, including scratch tickets! They hit the jackpot with each other, so we all should try our luck. Even Ben and Jerry's pulled up with ice cream during the reception. Delicious!
Kim is a dear friend from college, and I am so glad she has found her soulmate in Jamie. I loved meeting Jamie and her family, plus reuniting with Kim's extended family. We got the chance to reminisce about a Thanksgiving Kim brought me to so many years ago. She heard I was going to be on duty at UMaine when she was home in Veazie (the next town over). That would not DO! I was "adopted" and brought over for one of the most enjoyable Thanksgivings I've ever had. That is the type of person Kim is, and I can tell she found her perfect match. Their lives will be filled with laughter, love and hopefully lots of ice cream!
Much love to you both.
Welcome to Hannah and Dan's beautiful wedding day. We started at their home in Amherst where they got ready with their families and close friends. These first photos are from their first look at their house. Don't you just love Dan's laugh? It's as if you can almost hear him. Hannah was stunning, and I loved all the details interwoven throughout their day.
After a few photos, we drove south to the Red Barn at Hampshire College for the ceremony and reception. Their ceremony was a Jewish celebration, and I learned so much by observing and documenting their ceremony. The entire day was gorgeous, filled with so much love from everyone around them. Their families came from across the country and the world (Israel and South Africa!) to join them in their celebration. Can you feel the love and light? I know I can!
Thank you, Dan and Hannah, for asking me to photograph your day. I loved being a part this joy.
Interested in mini sessions? Join me for an evening at Groff Park this summer. My first session will be Wednesday, July 11, with times at 5:30pm, 6:05pm and 6:40pm.
Since it's later in the day and most of my photo clients are under the age of 10, these sessions will be focused on playing and having fun! We'll be on the playground and if you feel like playing around in the river, that's an option too!
Send me an email to [email protected] if you're interested in booking for July 11 or if you'd like to know about later summer sessions. The fee is all-inclusive ($300), which means you get the rights to the images. You'll be able to download, print and share the photos. Each session will be 30 minutes long.
In the meantime, check out a sample of a few sessions at Groff. This is just a tiny portion of all the great photo sessions I've had there. You all know how much I love this park!
I love this job! I get to make new friends all over town, and I'm always honored to capture these moments for families. Multi-generational shoots are some of my favorites. The littlest sweetie just learned to walk!
If you're interested in a photo shoot, drop me a line. I'm on summer hours and would love to photograph you and your loved ones.