Katelyn and James : A Barnard Inn Wedding

I'm so excited to be posting Katelyn and James' wedding! I really enjoyed getting to know the two of them. They have a great spirit of adventure and I love that they packed up their apartment and drove across the country with Rudy, their Black Lab, just a week before their wedding! A lot of couples could get easily stressed out with that much going on but they were in excellent hands with the fabulous Randi of Silver Toad Events planning their big day. Katelyn got ready at the Woodstock Inn and the wedding ceremony was conveniently across the street. But why walk across the street when you have an antique pickup truck that you can circle the town square in once on the way to the church? While they exchanged vows inside the church Rudy waited patiently at the door for them to come out. After a portrait with Rudy we headed to the town of Woodstock's covered bridge for a fun portrait, then off to the Barnard Inn for their reception.  I count my lucky stars every time I wrap up an edit that I do what I do for a living and get to meet such amazing people as they celebrate these milestones in their lives. I had a ton of fun with everyone and I hope our paths cross again!

Samantha and Troy : A Publick House Wedding

You never know how you're going to meet your soul mate. For Samantha and Troy it happened when Samantha signed up for guitar lessons with Troy. As they got to know each other better they ended up on a date and the rest is history. While they live in Brooklynn NY, they tied the knot in Samantha's home state of Massachusetts at The Publick House in Stockbridge MA. It was a beautiful warm spring day with just a hint of wind. Personal touches included Troy's cufflinks made from guitar amp volume control knobs, a personalized Red Sox shirt and a custom made wooden sign to honor their date. With every wedding there are moments of high emotion. While there were many at Sam and Troy's, two stand out to me: their first look, and Troy's dance with his mom. Troy's mom had worked with her physical therapist for months to get the strength to stand for the dance and there wasn't a dry eye around the dance floor when she surprised him by standing up and joining him on the dance floor. 

Congratulations Samantha and Troy! We loved being there for you ~ 


Photography: Grazier Photography

Venue and Caterer: Publick House

Make-Up: Christy and Co.

Hair:  Jennifer Tawa

DJ: Champagne Toast

Gown: Estee Bridal

Hilary and David : A Boston Wedding at Les Zygomates

I had such an amazing day with Hilary and David as they celebrated their wedding in the heart of downtown Boston. I met Hilary's mom Suzie when I was photographing a party for her friends just over a year ago and luckily it didn't take long for her to get Hilary and David in touch with me for their wedding photography.

When I arrived at the Intercontinental Hilary and her bridesmaids were enjoying having their hair and make-up done with some drinks and music while David and the guys were just down the hall doing the same, minus the make-up and hair stylist. They had their first look at the entrance of Boston's Old City Hall, directly behind Kings Chapel where they would exchange vows. The weather was amazing. It was one of those perfect spring days with beautiful light, no wind and warm, but not too warm. After their first look and portraits they exchanged vows in the historic Kings Chapel and everyone in attendance joined in for a song. The joy in both Hilary and David can be seen in the images as they couldn't stop smiling and laughing. I loved every minute of it.

I always love the personal reasons our couples have for the details of the day, such as the jewel pinned to Hilary's dress that has been passed down for many generations by the women in her family, to the choice of venue for it's funky art work and great wine list, to Kings Chapel which is affiliated with the chapel Hilary grew up attending enabling her childhood minister to marry them.

Hilary was gorgeous in her Vera Wang gown from Alexia's Bridal and David's Indochino suit was perfect for him. Their amazing flower arrangements were designed by Poppy Floral and Tiffany and Lisa from Specialty Events made all the ladies look their very best. 

Les Zygomates is a stone throw from the Kings Chapel and we made our way there on a shuttle. Les Zygomates event manager Jeri is a rockstar and made sure the guests had an amazing evening. It is a fantastic restaurant for a wedding with two bars, plenty of seating, and a nice dance floor with a great city vibe. After some toasts and a fantastic dinner, DJ Mike (very cool guy) kicked off the party and the dancing was on for the night. Friends served Tequila shots on the dance floor and we ended the night with some fun in the city streets.

Congratulations Hilary and David! It was an honor to be there for you and I am excited to share these with you all! Cheers ~ Matt

Arielle and Bryan : A Seacoast Engagement

I had an awesome afternoon with Arielle and Bryan on the coast of New Castle just two days ago. During the drive there I was a bit nervous as there was rain falling, and a few drops fell when we first arrived. But luckily the wind blew the clouds out to sea and the setting sun emerged throwing a beautiful warm light under the dark gray blanket of clouds. Their wedding is a year from this week at the Kitz Farm and I can't wait to hang out with them again making more photos of this awesome couple!