As I wrap up winter travels, and end the abandonment of my blog...I have decided to make some changes. From here on, I have moved to posting only one or two images per post. My hope is that this will eliminate barriers to blogging, as well as isolate and highlight the individual nature of each image. I am going to couple this with an insight, poem, quip from the wedding day, etc. At the end of each "post" I will still have an area to navigate to the full/overview gallery from that wedding if you want a more in depth experience with each celebration.
To date, many of my most memorable wedding experiences have occurred on severe or rain filled weddings. These days seem to craft a peacefulness and intimacy, gathering guests close together. It is obviously not on anyones "desirable" list to have rain on their wedding day, but in a decade I have never seen it have an actual negative outcome. Just different.
The chicken strips and fries kids meal at wedding receptions has been a staple for as long as I can remember. I always try and document the kids' eating experience, and this image seemed the perfect juxtoposition to the ever classic (and equally a staple for New England weddings) lobster bake. Each in their own bliss, I don't think parent nor kiddo would trade for the other meal.
There are always many details and moving pieces to a wedding, and I love it when the groom (here with his father) is involved, studying, and making sure they are doing everything proper.
I always imagine when parents take a second to dance together at a wedding, they are reliving their own wedding journey together. I love seeing how a wedding makes every couple present focus on their own bond.
I distinctly remember holding my wife Connie's hand while listening to her sister's toast. I hope an image like this will take Marko and Laura back to the love filled reception they had.
Fire has always captivated me. There is something meditational and poetic about the way the flames dance and flicker. I love when weddings have a fire pit, as it always seems to calm people down and create a small ring of community as the wedding comes to a close.
Party in the Dominican Republic!
I'll keep the chatter and writing short for this one...but I had a blast shooting Jess and Jeff's destination wedding at the Sanctuary Cap Cana, by Alsol resorts. Hosted in Punta Cana it was a treat for everyone to spend multiple nights together bonding, hanging, drinking, clubbing, recovering, hydrating....and repeating! I guess this makes me a Boston based destination wedding photographer now, haha. Head over to my wife's wedding work to see the full post, as these are just a small handful of images I shot along the way ----> http://www.studioatticus.com