Vinay + Aditi

Bel Mer
Newport, RI

Wow! What can I say about Vinay and Aditi, their love and friendship for each other was unmatched and their 3 day Indian wedding was next level! Love you, guys!

 

 

Venue 2 Gurney's
Venue Belle Mer
Wedding Planner BluePrint Occasions
Decor Love Decor
DJ Silk Events
Caterer Rasoi
Henna Henna Cafe
Makeup Shades By Sahar
Horse New Deal Carriage

Kyle + Nadine

New Bedford Whaling Museum

New Bedford, MA

Kyle & Nadine Trudeau, along with the help of wedding planner Cristen & Co, managed to combine a traditional Coptic Orthodox wedding ceremony along with a personal and intimate exchange of vows - creating a beautiful double-ceremony wedding. The reception that followed intertwined Nadine's Middle Eastern culture along with the couples American side to fashion a night that guests and the couple would not forget. Instead of a wedding cake, the couple had a doughnut bar from PVDonuts; and to bring a "New England" touch they used hand collected sea shells to use as place cards. Here are some of our favorite pictures from the couples fabulous day. 

 

Event Design + Coordination: Cristen & Co

Photography: Move Mountains Co. 

Reception Venue: New Bedford Whaling Museum

Catering: Russel Morin Catering & Events

 

Tyler + Brynn

roger williams botanical gardens

Cranston, RI

 

Wedding Planner: Mikayla Tudino
Caterer: Lafrance Hospitality
Videographer: Move Mountains Co.
Florist: Golden Gate
Hair Stylist: Heather Nelson
DJ/Band: James Daft
Invitations: Gail Carley and Susie Keeler

Heath + Andreea

Newport Beach House

Newport, RI

We had an awesome time capturing Heath & Andreea's special day at the Newport Beach House. This beach venue perfectly complimented our couple's free-spirited joy and their boho look. Take a look at some of our favorite shots! 

Hair + Makeup by Jennie Kay Beauty

Music by Murray Hill + Tom Pendergast

Invitations by Minted

 

Anthony + Kristina

It's been a while since our last blog post, we are catching up from a very busy wedding season. This was our first 2017 Wedding and we are excited to share it with you. 

Vision for the wedding:
Anthony and I wanted our wedding to be fun and laid-back. That inspired us to opt-out of a lot of traditional wedding expectations. For example, we did not have a wedding party and chose not do any of the wedding ceremony traditions like introducing the couple, first dance, cutting the cake, or throwing the bouquet. For us, we wanted people to eat, drink, dance, sing, and get to hang out, so this format worked. Our families and friends are also very important to us, so we also wanted to have as many people as possible, while also trying to keep the cost down. Finally, I really wanted to have the wedding on Johnson’s Pond where I grew up. The location was really important because that property has been in my family for generations.

The vibe:
Fun and relaxed! We wanted to throw a good party that people would remember and talk about for years to come! We also wanted to be able to enjoy ourselves, which for my mother, mother-in-love, and grandmother-in-love, and me meant getting our hair and make-up done by the fantastic Racquel Vople and Brittany Kosztala of Bridal Beauty by BKRV. My cousin, Michelle Lussier, also did all of our nails that day. This addition made our morning enjoyable and less stressful then needing to get ourselves ready for the big day. So many of our friends provided special touches, such as the Gravikord Trio, who played during our ceremony. We also wanted all those we loved around us, so the family dogs attended the wedding and our dog, Violet, made in impromptu trip down the aisle just ahead of my mother and me. Those special touches made our wedding so important and unique to us. We also truly wanted our guests to enjoy themselves. We served our favorite foods, brewed our own beer, picked out great wines, and coupled that with a super great cover band, Not For Nuthin’. It all came together for a great night of celebration!

The look:
We were so lucky to be able to have the wedding on the pond. Family friends let us use their beautiful home-made wood tables, chairs, runners, and centerpieces. Anthony’s grandmother is a florist, and she designed the centerpieces, which were planters with flowers, herbs, and veggies. We also borrowed tons of antique vases from my grandparents and filled them with tulips to place around the property. Another great addition was being able to borrow antique tables, table clothes, and chairs to use for decorations throughout. My brother made the arbor we were married under out of birch from out property and a close family friend made us the stained-glass window that hung in it for a wedding gift. It was a last-minute decision to place it in the arbor, but it was perfect there. It was wonderful to see objects from so many people we love surrounding us on our special day. Along those same lines, I wore my grandmother’s wedding dress, altered by the amazing seamstress, Linda Yeaw. My grandmother had saved her dress for me, but she passed away before I was married. The dress had been hand-made for her by a member of our church, over 60 years ago.

Who we are as people:
Anthony and I met through mutual rock climbing friends. We enjoy the camping, climbing, hiking, fishing, hunting, and all things outdoors. For example, we spent our two-month honeymoon road-tripping across the US and Canada visiting friends and destination climbing areas. We are both very family-oriented and having our family attend our wedding was really important. Not only are we so thankful that many of our family and friends were able to travel such long distances to attend our wedding, but also that many showed up in advance to help us get ready! We could not have done it without all your love and support and we thank you all so much!

Vendors:
Band Not for Nuthin'
Caterer Russel Morin Catering
Hair Stylist Bridal Beauty by BKRV

Fort Adam's and Her Siren

Inspiration and Initiative

This shoot was inspired by Ben Sasso's work! if you don't know who he is make sure you check out his stuff. I love his style, the type of models he chooses, his often odd prop choices, simple wardrobe choices, and his willingness to help other artists like myself, as I attribute 95% of my photography knowledge from pestering other photographers.

Fort Adam's and Her Siren

Fort Adam's was built in 1798 and named after President John Adam's and was active in five major wars. Today it's a State Park, has a great vibe and is a great place to shoot (no pun intended). The inner rooms are covered in old shiplap and there are antique couches floating around that are great for creative shoots, wedding shoots and engagement photos!

I'd been wanting to shoot at Fort Adam's ever since we helped load film for John Abbott as he photographed up and coming Jazz artist's at the Newport's Jazz Festival or maybe it's been since my best friend got married there back in 2015 (truly a unique wedding venue!)

Since we are mostly in the wedding photography game it's rare that we get a chance to get to work on purely creative projects but it's always a joy when we are able to. This was the first time I had shot Briana and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. She was perfect for the fort and brought the exact energy to the shoot that I hoped she would, although as hard as I persisted she would not play that trumpet (or bugle, not pictured).

Frequency Separation

For photographers...

For the editing I used Ben Sasso's Heck Yeah Presets (The Bright Pack) with Lightroom/Photoshop and a method of photo retouching called frequency separation. It was my second time working with this method. I originally went with using the first tutorial I found on Youtube here, but wasn't getting the results I wanted. I emailed Ben and he sent over the video that he learned from which seems like an even more time consuming method but I think the results are better (however, at that point I was about 75% through the photos and couldn't start over). That video can be found here

If you look at the results of the process, it is definitely worth the time invested.

Canon 5D Mark III / Canon 24-70 II / Heck Yeah Presets / Adobe Creative Suite

 

 

Evan + Daniela

Belle Mer

Newport, RI

Over looking the Newport bridge, Belle Mer a Longwoods Venue, is one of our favorite places to shoot. Perfect for brides looking for simplicity and elegance in their space.

Evan + Daniela have known each other for 17 years, growing up together. They are some of the kindest people we have ever met! It was such a joyous day and we are so happy to have been able to share it with them and capture it.

Doug + Brittany

CASTLE HILL INN

Newport, RI

10/8/16

We were shooting video for this one but growing up I loved Mustangs so I had to snag some photos in-between shooting video. Castle Hill Inn, in Newport, RI is always a beautiful spot to have your wedding.

St. Joseph's Parish