Thursday, April 17, 2014

Katie & Matt - Engaged! - Downtown Portsmouth, NH

When Katie and Matt both told me to meet them at a bar in downtown Portsmouth, NH for their engagement shoot I immediately knew that this would be a fun night! They had booked me without meeting me so this would also be the first time that we would all meet. Always a little scary because you definitely want to hit it off with your photographer. Personality wise not emotionally haha! What a GREAT time we had! I don't think we stopped talking from the first image to their last kiss of the night right in the middle of downtown Portsmouth, NH with the street lamps sparkling in the background. Portsmouth, NH offers so many amazing scenes for any kind of portrait session. From the water to the bridges to the boats and ending in the middle of the square you really can't beat it. Plus there are plenty of places to eat when you are done! Matt is an officer in the Navy and I cannot thank him enough for his wonderful service. They will both be moving out of state in the coming weeks but will be back for their beautiful fall wedding in Maine at The Red Barn at Outlook Farm and I cannot wait! :) Here are some awesome samples from their engagement shoot just last week!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Anjuli & Bryan - The Commons 1854

I still remember the first time that I met Anjuli & Bryan. They were struggling with their current photographer and looked to be pretty overwhelmed at our initial meeting. They may have walked into our meeting overwhelmed but they walked out of our meeting with smiles on their faces knowing that their struggles were over and that their wedding day would be captured exactly how they had envisioned.

Fast forward to March 2014 and their wedding day had arrived. This lucky couple had their ceremony and reception at the beautiful Topsfield, MA wedding venue The Commons 1854 ... JohnLo Photography is a preferred vendor at this venue and it is truly one of our absolute favorite places to work. If you call it work that is :) We had a picture perfect day for a winter wedding. Fresh snow on the ground from a previous day but above average temperatures which allowed us to get outside for pretty much all of their formals! They started with a first look which is always one of my favorite things to photograph. Nothing beats watching a couple see each other for the first time with no one else around. All of the hard work and emotion that it took to make this day possible comes pouring out of them and I get to catch all of it. The rest of the day went off without a hitch due to the wonderful staff at The Commons 1854 lead by the one and only Johanna Eve of Boston Wedding Consultants. The formals were amazing. The onsite ceremon
y was perfect and the dance party was honestly one of the best I have ever seen thanks to DJ Jimmie Esposito of Move It Music DJ and Lighting. It's amazing how incredible a wedding can be when everyone works together. This amazing couple had their Photography, Videography, DJ, Lighting and Planning services all booked through 617 Weddings. A one stop shop for REAL companies with REAL passion!

I had such an amazing time capturing this wedding and I cannot wait for them to see all of their images!

Photographer: John LoConte - JohnLo Photography

    DJ: Jimmie Espo - Move It Music DJ and Lighting 

    Videographer: Franco Valverde - Boston Wedding Video

    Uplighting: Move It Music DJ and Lighting

    Wedding Coordinator: Johanna Eve - Boston Wedding Consultants

    Photography, DJ, Videography, Lighting and Planning all members of 617 Weddings

    Caterer: The Commons 1854

    Cake Baker: Topsfield Bakeshop

    Dressmaker: Ann Taylor Weddings

    Florist: Dogwood Floral

    Hair/Makeup: Donna McKinnon

    Transportation: McGinn Bus Company