wedding

Chris + Christina

Brenton Point + Fort Adams

Newport, RI

Chris and Christina held an intimate elopement ceremony this past month to celebrate their love and life together, and our wedding photographers had the chance to document it! This adventurous couple set out against the winter wind and even some rain to get some elegant, dramatic portrait photos at Brenton Point State Park and at Fort Adams. After being together for almost six years, Chris and Christina’s romantic story and excitement to elope came to life in their photographs! It was a misty, magical day, and this bride and groom took it by storm!

These folks were great. They were a pleasure to deal with and were very creative in their approach. They accommodated all of our random photo requests and their own ideas blew us away, and we got our photos back sooner than we expected. I recommend them whole heartedly!
— Jacob D

The Morning Of

Getting the Best Bride Prep Photos

You wouldn't think it at first, but some of our favorite wedding photos/videos are taken in the morning when the bride is getting ready! It’s the beginning of the day, excitement is in the air, and we don’t want to miss a thing. This is a critical time for your wedding photographers to capture some really important photos that you’ll love to look back on later. In order to make sure that your bride prep looks great, here are a few suggestions that we can offer!

Location

We recommend choosing a space/location that is open, has plenty of natural light and is free of clutter! This will ensure the photographer or videographer has plenty of light and room to work with and will keep your photos looking nice and clean! Try to avoid hotel rooms that are cramped and don't provide much natural lighting. Indoor lighting can be difficult to work with and usually produces orange skin tones, and hotel rooms can also be limiting when trying to find a nice place to shoot details, such as the dress! Often times these rooms have TVs, phones, desks and lamps which can take away from the elegance of the dress and other details that need to be shot.

If you've already scheduled a hotel or are in a smaller/darker space this is totally okay! Here are a few tips for working in this type of space:

  • Make sure your hair and make up artists position you by a window (This is important in any scenario, we love natural light!)

  • Keep indoor lighting off, it may feel dark but the pictures and video will still come out bright!

  • Keep the space clean

 
 

Details

Be sure to bring all the details that you want us to photograph or catch on video on the morning of. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Shoes

  • Dress

  • Wood or Custom hanger for the dress (Example)

  • Bridesmaid dresses

  • Invitations

  • Rings (All 3)

  • Ring Box (Example) (Another Example!)

  • Any jewelry 

  • Any card/gift you'll be exchanging with your fiancé

  • Your bouquet

 
 

Time

Bride prep is such an important part of the day and can sometimes be neglected and undervalued. This is the most relaxed time of the day: you're spending time with your girls, getting pampered, and getting ready to say I do! It’s a great time for your photographer or videographer to warm up and build a rapport with you, your bridesmaids, and your family! But beyond that, shooting details takes time! We ask that you give our team at least an hour (but we recommend more) to style invitations, rings, florals and shoes, and also find the best place to hang your dress!

If we are shooting video and you're planning on exchanging cards on the morning of, please allow your videographer an extra 15 minutes to capture good visuals and audio!

We hope that this is helpful for you as you continue your wedding planning! As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have!

 
 

Tim + Katie

Aqua Blue

Narragansett, RI

Tim and Katie brought the energy to Narragansett, Rhode Island with their bright eyes and huge smiles. This adventurous couple tied the knot at the elegant St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, but our wedding team’s favorite moment of the day easily was climbing the rocky terrain for their photo session at the Black Point Trailhead walking path. Their bridal party was larger than life and their love story was a pleasure for our wedding photography and wedding videography team to retell. Tim and Katie booked the "Deluxe Too" wedding package, which includes two photographers and two videographers. We'll never forget the enthusiastic crowd, the high energy couple, and killer venue that made this wedding what it was!

Vendors:

Wedding Planner: Michaela Lamb
Caterer: Amalfis  
Florist: Laurie Marshall
Hair/Makeup: Jaclynn Kate Hair and Makeup Artistry
DJ: Signature Sounds  
Band: Theron Leonard
Invitations: Carlson Craft

 

Derek + Natasha

Audubon Society

Bristol, Rhode Island

These hot summer days have us reminiscing one of our favorite autumn weddings that we photographed at Audubon Society in Bristol, Rhode Island! Derek and Natasha’s rustic outdoor wedding was a breeze to photograph. Everything from the wedding dress to the crisp autumn colors still has us swooning! We especially love this down to earth wedding venue for it's romantic, winding paths. It was the perfect scene for Derek and Natasha's intimate first look and beautiful bridal party photos! It was an honor to have this wedding featured in Newport Life Magazine, and now we're thrilled to be sharing it with you!

Venue: Audubon Society in Bristol, RI

Catered by: Russell Morin

Hair Stylist: Ananda Hair Lounge

Makeup: Kristen Lemoine

Invitations: Natasha Catlin

Steph + Nathan

Fort Adams + Regatta Place

Newport, RI

It was such an honor getting to photograph Steph and Nathan’s intimate Newport wedding this past September! Multiple wedding venues made for a beautiful varieties of locations. Fort Adams and Regatta Place are some of our favorite venues to photograph in Newport, Rhode Island! Steph and Nathan purchased the “I Do Too” Photography package, so with two wedding photographers on hand we were able to capture every detail! The day looked rustic and elegant, and felt effortless and beautiful! Take a peek below!

Florist: Le Isle Rose

Hair Stylist: B Lovely

DJ/Band: Epic Entertainment        

Venue: Fort AdamsThe Regatta Place

Makeup: B Lovely

Howard + Shreya

Belle Mer

Newport, RI

We had an amazing time with Howard and Shreya during their three-day weekend wedding. They incorporated both their cultures, religions, and traditions into their ceremonies. It was fun, full of energy, and most importantly highlighted their love.  This will be a weekend we will never forget! Howard and Shreya purchased the Deluxe Too package, which includes photo and video! Photos were taken by Sean and Tiahna, and video was shot by Josh and Andre. Check it out!

Tops'l Farm

Waldoboro, Maine

This styled shoot was created for the Southern New England Weddings magazine at Tops'l Farm in Maine. It's bohemian flare and outdoor setting made it the perfect place to photograph. Many couples have followed it's lead since, embracing a more rustic vibe for their special day. 

Venue: Tops'l Farm
Magazine: Southern New England Weddings Magazine
Event Planner & Designer: Cristen & Co.
Props & Vintage Rentals: Cristen & Co. Decor Collection
Makeup: Amanda McCarthy Beauty
Hair: Hair That Moves
Floral: Bad Rabbit Flowers
Farm Table Rental: Lighthouse Woodworks
Desserts: Ellie's Bakery
Stationary: The Paper Perfectionist
Linen Rentals: BBJ Linens
Chair Rentals: Peak Event Services
Catering: Harvest Moon Catering
Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: Flair
Suit: Anthony's House of Formals

Jay + Jaimie

Alrich Mansion

Warwick, RI

Jay and Jaimie kicked off the year with their stunning winter wedding at the Aldrich Mansion. Jay and Jaimie purchased the I Do Video package and was shot by Sean. Everything from Jaimie's dress to the floral details made this day feel like a daydream. We had an awesome time capturing video of their wedding from start to finish!