NH elopement scenic portraits

Intimate Micro Wedding, Franconia NH: Anne and Eamon

What led you to decide to celebrate the wedding the way that you did. Was it a big adjustment from what you originally planned?

We got engaged literally two weeks before the world shut down, so luckily we hadn’t put down a deposit on a venue yet. Many people have decided to wait for the big party, but at the end of the day, we just wanted to be married to each other! Of course we will celebrate with everyone when we can, but we didn’t want to put our life plans on hold just for a big party. 

What was the best part of your wedding?

For a COVID wedding, the day was actually pretty perfect, so it’s hard to pick the ‘best’ part. The toasts were definitely a highlight. There is one picture of my dad looking at me as he gave his toast, and you can just feel the love coming off of him. The next best part was the cake and s’mores. Eamon did a good job smashing the cake in my face – good thing it was REALLY good cake!

What were some of your favorite images? 

My favorite images are the beautiful candids that Angie was able to capture. There is one that we have been referring to as our ‘Vogue shoot’ picture. When Eamon first saw it, he said ‘I could swear I’ve seen this picture before in a cologne ad in GQ.’ Naturally, it’s already framed prominently in our house. I am also so happy with our family formals, especially with my grandparents. These are pictures that I will have forever.

Any advice for couples going through this process or about to go through the process?

Try to live in the moment, the day can get away from you! Though we didn’t have the big wedding that we had originally planned, I actually think it was for the best. We had a lot more quality time with each other and our families, time that we may have not had otherwise. I remember thinking at the end of the day, even though I missed having more family and my friends, I don’t know how I would have fit everyone in! 

Additional Thought:

It was really important for us to capture not only beautiful formals, but candid shots that captured the essence of who we are as a couple, as well as our family members. This was even more important for a COVID wedding because we wanted to be able to share the pictures with our family and friends who were not able to attend. We wanted them to feel like they were there and feel the love and beauty of the day, like we do when we look at our wedding pictures. 

Fun fact, Anne has a stunning Jewelry line which I highly suggest you check out Annie James Jewelry @anniejamesjewelry. Her company also donates 20% of the profits from each necklace to CancerCare, which directly supports thyroid cancer patients with the cost of long term medical treatment.

Also, the incredible flower were from Tarrnation Flowers @tarrnationflowers and the venue is the Profile club (@theprofileclub) in Franconia NH.

Eastern Yacht Club Wedding and Elopement, Marblehead MA: Kate and Thomas

In the difficult times we are in right now, I’m really happy to share this wonderful elopement of Kate and Thomas at the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead MA. These two shared their intimate wedding with about 20 guests made up of friends and family. One of my favorite parts of the day was during the portraits it quickly changed from a light drizzle to a down pour. Kate and Thomas laughed through it and thankfully some of their lovely guests helped dry them off before the ceremony. I hope you’ll enjoy some of the lovely moments from their wedding and a few words of wisdom from the couple.

– What lead the two of you to have a wedding the way you did? Family, friends location etc?
We chose to have a small wedding for a large variety of factors. The biggest one was the timeline we were hoping to get married in and the practical factors of wanting to have a very nice, but economical event. In terms of location, we chose Eastern Yacht Club because it is a meaningful place for both of us. Thomas and I met there at a sailing event they were hosting five years ago. Some of Thomas’s Dad’s family members have been members there for several generations. Currently, Kate is a member and we spend a lot of time together up there on the water and with friends.
– What were you most excited about before the wedding?
We were most excited about the idea of having a an opportunity to celebrate this next step of our relationship and have a (hopefully!) very nice party to show our appreciation for a very close group of family and friends. It was very special to have this group of people from different areas of our lives all together in one space.
– Did anything surprise you?
It was a much more special, heartfelt, and intimate experience than anticipated. Kate was nervous about pulling the event off and was trying to keep expectations in check by keeping cool and allowing herself not get too overly excited (/ nervous!). We felt extremely loved and supported by every person who was present and they each showed their excitement for us in ways that was so unique to themselves and fun for us to experience. Upon reflection, the ceremony was both of our individual highlights of the event – it was a very emotional and fun experience.
– Which images did you love the most?
In the portraits we were feeling very happy, relaxed, and connected. There was a perfect mixture of portraits that felt very natural and candids. The photos captured real, unfiltered emotions, facial expressions, and body language of us and of our guests that are very transparent. I also really enjoy how you used the environments and interior spaces we were in as an important additional element of detail beyond just the people in the frames. Even in the photos where the subject was making eye contact with the camera (lol, almost every one of my mom!) the results are real to the moment.
– Any advice for couples going through this process or about to go through the process?
Have trust and confidence in how you are deciding to do your wedding – whatever cultural traditions you want to go with or step away from are okay and don’t give any headspace to anyone who tries to convince you otherwise! Also, in whatever this means to you, it was helpful to try and keep things simple and easy as possible. In the long run, the small details won’t matter if they don’t come together perfectly. With our intentions set on the excitement of getting married, in the end we would have been thrilled no matter how the event played out. Also, the photos are a wonderful tangible memory – so make sure to get an amazing photographer ?!

Cambridge City Hall Elopement, Intimate Wedding, Boston MA: Eileen and Quinn

Elopements and intimate weddings always have a special place in my heart. I appreciate couples who decide they would like to focus on intentional moments on their wedding day and perhaps celebrate parts of it with a few family and friends. Eileen and Quinn decided to share their elopement at Cambridge City Hall with a few of their friends and family. When I arrived the couple was waiting patiently for their appointment and were eagerly greeted as family started to arrive. I thought I would share just a short selection from some of the moments from their wedding day. For this post I choose to mainly show the black and white images because I think it really helps with the quiet moments and emotion of the day. I hope you enjoy it too.

Also, a big thank you to the neighbors in Cambridge that keep their properties so beautiful. Its always nice to have a lovely background thats indicative of character and charm of the city.