Posts Tagged ‘Backyard Wedding’

I’ve been fortunate enough to call Cat and Karl friends and neighbors for years. They stopped being our neighbors when they bought a rambling farmhouse in Maine and started living their dream. The night before the wedding we stuffed ourselves on Maine lobster. The morning of the wedding friends helped string lanterns, Cat arranged her flowers, and then everyone gathered at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse down the street for the ceremony. Back at the farmhouse wood-fired pizza was made as a bluegrass band played. The weekend was magic. For more photos and a list of the vendors take a look at their feature on Wedding Chicks.

For wedding photographers this time of year is a little like Christmas is for retailers. It’s fun and festive and we’re going a hundred miles an hour seven days a week to photograph these beautiful weddings and then quickly get the photos to their owners. I’m almost there, I shoot my last wedding of the year today tomorrow (on Halloween!) and I only have a few left to edit, then I’m going to start blogging all of the fun from this last year. In the meantime here is a preview from just a few recent weddings until I get the chance to blog each one.

Though I have enjoyed every couple I’ve met this year and even cried at a few of their weddings, nothing can beat being able to photograph the wedding of a dear cousin. I grew up with this boy, and it was only a little over a year ago that he was giddy showing me Facebook photos of his new girlfriend. I was honored when they asked me to photograph their tiny backyard wedding with only immediate family in attendance. Kimberly and Jon wanted to keep it very simple and down to earth – they blocked off the street of Kimberly’s parent’s house, strung bunting and set out chairs in the back yard. Kimberly got dressed in her pink sponge-painted girlhood room, and I stood close enough Jon to hear his quiet gasp when he saw her come around the corner of the house on her dad’s arm. It was the most beautiful thing. The rest of the evening was filled with croquet, several hours in a nearby historic town for wedding party photos, and a delicious dinner on the lawn followed by dancing under strings of lights. It was a fun change for me to be part guest and part photographer, and so wonderful to be so invested in this couple’s life, an investment that started twenty five years ago and will continue the rest of our lives. Congratulations to my cuz and his beautiful girl.

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