Ashley + Mike are the sweetest couple you will ever meet! Their love is so pure & real, they will make you believe in happily ever after. I met these two through a mutual friend of Ashley’s (Thanks Lysssss!) Alyssa (Ashley’s best friend from home) and I met in college during our first week of freshman year. When Alyssa reached out to me last year letting me know that one of her friends was looking for a wedding photographer, I was wicked excited to chat details with Ashley! I remember how amazing this couple was from the moment I met them at their engagement session this past winter. They woke up at 5am to have a sunrise session right along the ocean in 10 degree temperatures!!! Not only did they bring their A-game that day, but also on their wedding day as well 🙂 There is no better feeling as a photographer then when your clients trust you to capture beautiful pictures, (even if it involves your crazy ideas) they know you will get the job done!
I arrived to Avon Old Farms Hotel in Avon, Massachusetts and met up with my second shooter Kayla. Kayla has been an absolute rock star this entire wedding season, especially during this wedding when she was not feeling well! I am so grateful for her and everything she has done for me this summer 🙂 Not only did I get to work with such a talented photographer all summer long but I also had a trusting friend I could lean on for support to keep me going all day! Thank you so much Kayla!!!! 🙂
One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is getting to photograph detail shots before the ceremony. I go above and beyond to try and create beautiful scenes that illustrate every part of a couples wedding. Whether it is their shoes, a bottle of perfume, their jewelry they will be wearing or the champagne they are about to open I want to document it all! I understand how expensive a wedding can be, so as my job as a photographer, I capture pictures of all their hard work that went into planning their special day! I always tell my brides when they book with me a year in advance to consider rooms to get ready in with lots of windows! Windows let photographers use all the natural light that shines through, allowing us to create very airy and romantic colors in our pictures. Ashley absolutely nailed it with her suite… lets just say I fell IN LOVE with all the details that day 🙂
We made our way on to the party bus and headed towards the church down the street for Ashley + Mike’s ceremony. These two decided they wanted to see each other for the first time at the ceremony. I often tend to look at the groom first during church ceremonies when he sees his bride for the first time. That sweet glow in his eye, it as if he and his bride are the only two people standing in the room. The moment is so sacred and I often can feel how emotional they get through my camera. It is pure magic! And of-course these two had the best exit after their ceremony… and it included BUBBLES!
We hopped back on the party bus heading back to the hotel where the fun was just about to begin! Kayla & I took the bridal party out back for some shots before cocktail hour began. I cannot tell you how much fun I had with this group! We spent a good hour photographing them laughing, drinking, fighting over the groom, picking up the bride and of course, stopping to play a game of chess against each other. I could have spent the entire afternoon hanging with that crew. One we finished, it was time to steal Ashley + Mike away for a couple pictures of the two of them…. and the results were breathtaking! (Just wait until you see these two below!) Remember when I mentioned how much they trusted me during their engagement session, they did just that AGAIN on their wedding day! My mind was racing in a million different directions with how many ideas I had for them and they went above and beyond to deliver! THANK YOU GUYS!!!!! Y’all make one stunning couple 🙂
To think I had the most fun with this group, I should have known the reception would be just as amazing! From the sweet moments during parent dances, to the funniest best man speech I have ever heard, to Ashley pranking Mike by “Icing him” during the garter toss, to teaching her and her entire family how to line dance! I swear I was having so much fun I did not want to leave!!!! Thank you SO much Ashley + Mike for being that couple that every photographer dreams of having as their clients. I hope you two had an incredible honey moon in Maui. DID I MENTION THEY WENT TO MAUI?! One of my favorite places in this entire world and my couple went there for their honey moon! I swear y’all it was meant to be that I met them 🙂 I hope you guys enjoy this post as much as enjoyed putting it together!
If anyone needs to reach me in regards to future sessions I will be on a quick vacation this week visiting family but will return all your emails on Monday! I hope everyone has a safe and fabulous Thanksgiving 🙂 Enjoy all the time you can this week with your loved ones and cherish all the new memories you will be making!
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