Sunday, July 20, 2008

Claire & Robert - Holyoke, MA

Claire and Robert's wedding was a lot of fun! Their friends and family really know how to have a good time! And Claire and Robert were super sweet and considerate... a real pleasure to work with. I almost forgot to mention that Claire was as cool as a cucumber too... I'm not sure if I've ever met a calmer bride.

Claire and Robert's ceremony and reception took place at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Every once in a while I get an email that really lifts my spirits. This happened again this weekend when Abby (Nora's mom - see below to meet Nora and Chris) sent me this wonderful email.

When Nora told us she wanted a wedding photographer, we were skeptical. We got married in 1976 at my parents house in South Royalton , in a decidedly casual home wedding. I think one of our friends took photos and we have maybe 10 remaining that we can put our hands on. So, in typical “1970’s fashion”, we told Nora that we didn’t think it was that important to have professional photographs of one’s wedding. Well, she is of this generation, where weddings are bigger productions and she insisted that she would have and hire a photographer.

Somehow she found you. I think she lucked out. You were wonderful, completely non-intrusive and hard working. Then, to see the photos on your blog, was a confirmation of her choice and your work. I’ve looked at them multiple times and am so appreciative of your photographs and Nora’s decision to have her wedding professionally documented.

Thanks again for your excellent eye and great work ethic.

Abby (Nora’s Mom)

Really I should thank Nora and Chris and their friends and family for inviting me to share in their day.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Nora & Chris - Richmond, VT

Sometimes you just know that a wedding is going to be special... Fate seemed to be at work with Chicago based Nora and Chris's wedding from the very first few emails I received from them. First the wedding was to take place at a barn I have been admiring for at least five or six years. The West Monitor Barn in Richmond, VT is a special landmark off of route 89 between exit 10 and 11. (Be sure to read about the barn's history...) Second Nora took some time to look around at all of her photography options and came back to me because she really liked my work. Third, our first phone call to talk about her plans sealed it for me... She and Chris were planning their wedding in way that I would do it if I were to do it all over again. Lots of friends and family getting to together to share in love, friendship and celebration. And much of the day pulled together (beautifully if I might add) with lots of help from their friends and family...

I really feel blessed to have shared in Nora and Chris's wedding day...

Before I leave the subject of Nora and Chris's wedding I should take a moment to mention Nancy and Ian of Elder Hill Catering (802-453-3124). Nancy and her wait staff kept everything running smoothly and looking beautiful. Ian prepared the best salmon I have ever eaten at a wedding... among so many other really delicious dishes. They were a real pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Kristin & Cyrus - Lake Champlain - Burlington, VT

Colorado based Kristin and Cyrus were married on the Northern Lights Cruise on Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT. What a beautiful way to get married! The boat is lovely in itself but all decked out (no pun intended) for a wedding... just picturesque! And Kristin and Cyrus were such a joy to work with... sweet, considerate and happy to go with the flow.