This is the newest addition to the family. With five kids from 17 to 6 we figured why not a dog! This is Diesel. He’s a Chesapeake Bay Retriever who will be 4 months old on June 1st. We brought him home from Canamonda Chesapeake Bay Retrivers on March 23rd and he’s gone from a little fur ball to the handsome guy above. He’s been an absolute joy to everyone in our family and these photographs were taken in Maine on Sebec Lake. It was his first trip to Maine and he was in doggy heaven all weekend.
Our Chesapeake Bay Retriever – Diesel DogMay 30, 2012
Fathers and Daughters on the Wedding DayMay 29, 2012
As a father to only one daughter and four boys I always think of the Dad who has to give a daughter away. Its a huge milestone in her life and a huge one for a parent as well. When I was editing this image I caught the look in the dad’s eye and you can almost see him reliving the years of his life with his daughter. I think it takes a great deal of courage for a parent to watch their child start their own family on their wedding day.
An Aldrich Mansion Wedding
This wedding day was really something special. Just a quick thanks to Jamie and Greg for inviting me into their big day. The day started at the bride’s home in Narragansett with a gorgeous ceremony and Mass at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea the and ended in Warwick at the Aldrich Mansion.
What an awesome wedding day! They had an abundance of friends and family that really knew hoe to have fun and show their love for one another. I had to laugh when Jamie’s dad looked more nervous handing giving his new son-in-law the car keys for his 1955 Ford Thunderbird than when he was walking her down the aisle. I think one of the most amazing things I saw that day was calm bride sweeping the kitchen cleaning up after her nephews 45 minutes before the ceremony. Calm in the middle of a crazy wedding day. She really had the day in perspective and was enjoying every minute of it.
The church was gorgeous and I love the little ones coming in with the signs! I really loved the location where we did the first set of portraits as it was right by the beach where we take the kids during the summer. Beautiful bald blue skies really set the tone for a typical New England summer day in Narragansett.
I expected an Aldrich Mansion Wedding to have a big beautiful reception and the mansion did an amazing job hosting the reception. We had a great time upstairs photographing some group photos in large sitting room and the balcony made for a great perch to photograph everyone at the wedding. The upstairs sitting rooms really provided a great place to take some unique group portraits and really gave the couple the Aldrich Mansion wedding vibe they wanted to convey in those portraits. The outdoor setting was a great addition to the reception. The guys had a blast smoking the cigars and as you can see from the photos above, they had a great time with the garden statues!
If you’d like to see more check out their Boston Engagement Session.
Borderland Engagement Photography in the SpringMay 25, 2012
Jamie & Greg Sneak PeekMay 19, 2012
Spring Connecticut Wedding – Lenny & DianeMay 16, 2012
Wow, times flies. It was almost a year ago that I met Lenny and Diane for their Providence engagement shoot on a scorching hot day in early July. It’s been a pleasure to get to know both of them over the past year and their wedding day was done their way and came out perfect! I remember when talking with them that they really wanted their wedding reception to be a big party without the traditional stuff because they really wanted people to have fun and dance. Let’s just say that I saw Lenny and Diane on the dance floor more than anyone else. Thanks so much for having me as your photographer on such a special day in your life.
PS. I’d love to come photograph you and Diane sometime with Moo the cat!
Fox Hill Tower Vertical PanoramaMay 16, 2012
Just a quick post for a unique image that didn’t quite fit into a blog collage and deserved its own space. This is Lenny and Diane at Fox Hill Tower on a beautiful spring day in Connecticut. When I saw the location for portraits and the tower dominating the hilltop I knew I had to make at least one vertical panoramic image.