Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cassie & Ryan - The Barn at Gibbet Hill

When people work together as a team you'd be surprised by how smoothly a wedding day can be. That is exactly what this 617 Weddings couple wanted and it is exactly what they got! Cassie & Ryan got married on a beautiful spring day at The Barn at Gibbet Hill. I started the day early before Cassie & Ryan even arrived and was able to capture beyond beautiful flower arrangements by Designs by Sheila. The venue staff does such an amazing job and pretty much everything was set up for me to capture before I was even scheduled to start shooting! Love that! Their wedding featured a GORGEOUS indoor ceremony under beautiful chandeliers that The Barn at Gibbet Hill has to offer! Formals went off without a hitch even though we ended up doing most inside due to a passing rain shower. A little tip to couples planning their big day. If we sadly don't get a chance to work together, be sure to hire a professional who is capable and prepared to capture indoor formals if needed. Many photographers (not all!) depend on formals being outside and therefore are not skilled in on/off camera flash which is vital for indoor formals. The good news is that BOTH amazing options at 617 Weddings are capable and always prepared for those not so planned detours! After some amazing formals the reception was underway and the dance party ended up being epic! Thanks to ALWAYS amazing uplighting & entertainment by DJ Jimmie Espo of Move It Music DJ & Lighting. Our partners at 617 Weddings! The best part of all ... Chronicle. A local Boston news show on WCVB was there to capture a documentary on old barns and end up shooting most of Cassie & Ryan's wedding! Be on the look out for that episode and check out some samples from the big day below!

Photographer: John LoConte - JohnLo Photography

DJ: Jimmie Espo - Move It Music DJ and Lighting 

Videographer: Kellie Morse - Website Unknown

Uplighting: Move It Music DJ and Lighting

Photo Booth: BTTR Booths

Justice of Peace: Cate Gwynn - Friend of Bride & Groom

Photography, DJ and Lighting all members of 617 Weddings

Caterer: The Barn at Gibbet Hill

Cake Baker: Konditor Meister

Dressmaker: Blue by Enzoani

Florist: Designs by Sheila

Hair/Makeup: Special Event Beauty

Transportation: DEE Bus Service

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!