LeeAnn and Sohit were married in the Berkshires at the same church where LeeAnn’s parents were married – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The church was gorgeous, with beautiful Tiffany stained glass. Before the ceremony, we had a really nice time making portraits at The Mount of LeeAnn & Sohit and their families. Everyone was so kind.Read More
I think if Gabi and Seth could hear me putting together their blog post they would get a kick out of it. I was full of oohhs and aahhs and "these two!!!!". We absolutely loved their day and so many things stick out in my mind about it. We love shooting at The Mount and I have to pinch myself sometimes that I live 2 miles from a location as beautiful as this. This day provided a break in the summer heat we had been experiencing and it was a crisp, clear day in September.Read More
What sweethearts!! We enjoyed being with Brenna and Joe so much on their wedding day. Every friend and every family member of theirs were a joy to be with. It was a beautiful summer day on August 27th. Although it felt hot to all of us local to Massachusetts, it wasn't at all to our bride and groom who currently live in Texas. It was perfect, just like they are for one another.Read More
Katie Ann & Christopher made me feel like I was capturing royality! I am not aware that Katie Ann nor Chris have any direct lineage to queens or kings but their wedding had such an elegance and was so rich in tradition that I felt as though I was with an Irish Princess and Prince among the backdrop of their castle.Read More
Cassie & Dan made engagement photos with me in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan. They are fun together and like to make each other laugh. Their wedding had that same quality – their friends and family loved to laugh, too. Cassie & Dan’s wedding was my first time photographing at Cranwell in the Berkshires. The grounds are so pretty, and the inside of the mansion has beautiful detail. At this point I think I’ve photographed a wedding at every major Berkshire venue!Read More
There is so much personality in this wedding, like Ashley's obsession for cows and how she incorporated that throughout the wedding in socks for the guys, cow placecard holders and cow bells at every table. Not to mention that a friend actually made a life size cow for her out of paper mache and they put it on the lawn at Cranwell.Read More
Amanda and Clint were married with a ceremony at Seranak, followed by a reception at Tanglewood. Their engagement session was one of my all-time favorites, so I was really excited to get to be part of their wedding day! Tanglewood has a special place in Amanda and Clint’s heart because they are both musicians and Clint plays the flute for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.Read More
They might have made their first connection online, but they realized during one of their first conversations that their paths could have crossed a long time ago when they were children playing on the same beach in the same small Stockbridge lake community where each one's grandparents owned a summer house.Read More
When Jocelyn from Love Bird sent me this wedding at the Kemble Inn in Lenox, MA, I just couldn't wait to show you this gorgeous red wedding dress! What a bold statement from such a lovely bride! And it goes just perfectly with the bright turquoise walls, don't you think? Great choice, Renee!Read More
From the photographer: We have very quickly developed a MAJOR love for the Berkshires. It began with our trip there for Karin and Craig’s wedding last fall and grew even bigger after Fanny and Brian’s wedding at the outstanding Wheatleigh Hotel. This place is just crazy gorgeous and was the perfect backdrop for Fanny and Brian to celebrate with their funny and sweet group of family and friends.Read More
Mark & Jonathan's ceremony was so touching, it was magical and the soft rain that was falling as their guests sat on the Cranwell terrace made it even more magical. Their Rabbi's words were so personal and unforgettable. He said " You never thought this kind of happiness was possible. Today the stars must be aligned and they are. Today the sun and moon are equal in the sky. You fell in love in so many ways, but in particular with the way you made each other feel whole. You cannot imagine being who you are without the man that stands beside you now. You are two halfs of the same person and together you are as one."Read More
There is such a special charm to Jenaye & Joe's relationship. It's confident, beautiful and chivalrous. Joe was so attentive to his bride and I could see the admiration that they carried for each other throughout the day. They have deep rooted relationships with their families and friends, which is evident in the large representation of their high school friends at their wedding. That's rare and so special!Read More
Last weekend signified the kickoff to the busy 2014 wedding season and no better to begin with such a wonderful couple. Kaitlyn & Billy were married on April 26 with a ceremony at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lee, MA followed by a reception at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.
When checking the weather prior to the wedding, clouds with rain drops were displayed hour after hour. I had multiple plan B scenarios lined up, after all, a photographer has to be ready for the unexpected! I wouldn't have imagined that, when those church doors opened after Kaitlyn & Billy walked down the aisle, the sky was a brilliant blue and the sun shown down on them as they walked out of the church. You could even hear the guests gasp in surprise, it truly seemed like a blessing.
Before the ceremony, I spent some time with Kaitlyn as she and her bridal party got ready at Cranwell Resort. Billy and his groomsmen were there as well, but we kept the couple apart until Kaitlyn actually went down the aisle at St. Marys with her dad. You may remember from their engagement session that this was the same church that Kaitlyn's mom and dad were married in. You could see both couples' love reflected in everyone present.
After the ceremony, I hopped on the party bus with the bride & groom and their bridal party and headed back to Cranwell for pictures. It was the perfect setting for formals and the group pictures. The Berkshire mountains make for the perfect background, no matter what season it is!
Next we were off to the reception at Berkshire Hills Country Club. The Club was transformed with all the beautiful details provided by Kaitlyn and Billy. Knowing that Kaitlyn owns her own organic natural skin care line, Zen Society, I knew she has an amazing eye for classic, fresh details but I was blow away by how amazing everything looked.
The party started in earnest when the couple arrived. You could feel the strong connection between all of their close friends and family. The wedding party hit the perfect mix between having tons of fun and honoring the bride & groom with their memories and love.
Thank you Kaitlyn & Billy for allowing me to share in your special day. I loved every minute of it, and I am so pleased to share these highlights with you from the day.
Special thanks to JaclynL Photography and Lisa Goudey for shooting along side me!