Alli & Bryan McGrew May 9, 2009

Hi all. What a great time everyone had at Alli and Bree’s wedding. You were all so fun to work with. The bride and groom are truly blessed to have such good friends and family around them. Their joy was evident through every image I captured. I am really excited to share some of the photographs with you now. Attendees of the event will be able to access the rest using your event cards next week. (If you didn’t get an event card email me at erik@athousandmoments.com)

The Stonehurst Mansion in Waltham is one of my most favorite reception sites. The mansion was built in the late 1800’s. The grounds were designed by famed Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmstead who was responsible for the Esplanade and the Arboretum in Boston, as well as Central Park in New York. So everywhere you look outside there is a gorgeous landscape to photograph. The house was designed and constructed by Henry Hobson Richardson who also designed Trinity Church. The mansion is filled with beautiful old oak and stone and tons of great architectural details – including a grand staircase that makes for awesome group photos. (http://www.stonehurstwaltham.org/.) The event was catered by Currier and Chives, who I thought made some really delicious food. http://www.currier-chives.com/ And there were some really fun desserts by Cookies by Joanne. The chocolate covered Oreo cookies were really great.
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Engagement Photography Maryclaire and Michael

Veteran’s Park is a lovely little park at the corner of 139 and 3A in Marshfield, MA. It is one of my favorite places to photograph, and is showing some really great spring colors right now. For their engagement photography session, Maryclaire and Michael wanted to include Michael’s daughter and two boys.
So it was part engagement photography session, and part family portrait session.
It is always fun photographing kids since they are so easy to make laugh and get some really natural smiles and genuine reactions.

Maryclaire and Michael are planning their wedding in the fall at the Indian Pond Country Club Reception Site in Kingston, MA. I hope you all enjoy these engagement photos. I cannot wait until their wedding!
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Alicia and Aharon May 2, 2009

This weekend Alicia and Aharon were married at the Radisson in Chelmsford. I have known Alicia’s family for almost 2 years now; I photographed Alicia’s Sister Stacey and brother-in-law Brian’s wedding in 2007 (some of their wedding photography is in my online portfolio.) Stacey and Brian were the maid of honor and best man, so it was fun to see them again, too. Stacey and Alicia’s father informed me that after photographing both of his daughters’ weddings, I am now the “official family photographer.”

The bride and groom added some great personal touches to their wedding. Alicia was inspired by Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City to wear shoes by Manolo Blahnik – she confessed they cost more than the dress. Aharon, who works at Berklee College of Music in Boston, is an accomplished drummer. He demonstrated this during the cocktail hour, when he sat in with the jazz trio for an impromptu jam session.

The Radisson in Chelmsford is a lovely reception site for a wedding, with a grand staircase well suited for photography. The banquet staff and the wedding director, June Wellington, kept the event running smoothly. And the music and dancing was again facilitated by Ernie Houle of Locomotion DJ (see last weeks’ wedding). He and I just keep running into each other at weddings in the Merrimack Valley.

All in all, everyone had a great time and it was wonderful to see these two married. They are such a wonderful couple.

http://www.radisson.com/chelmsfordma
http://www.locomotiondj.com/

Enjoy some photography from the wedding:

The grand staircase and windows at the Radisson in Chelmsford MA

Brian makes a joke, his wife is initially surprised.

The bride and groom get carried away during the Horah.

The Father of the Groom, wearing his Yankee’s t-shirt, gets laughs from the bride’s Grandfather.

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Mr & Mrs James & Megan Capone April 25, 2009

Jim and Megan of Dracut were married in a beautiful wedding ceremony at the West Chelmsford United Methodist Church. Their reception took place at the Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua, NH. I had a wonderful time photographing these two as they both had a fun sense of humor, and the bride in particular had a great sense of style. The time and effort they put into planning their wedding, assisted by Leslie from Planned Perfectly, showed through in the details.
From the fabulous red shoes and sunglasses Megan wore, to the school bus they had decorated to transport the bridal party, Jim and Megan infused their wedding with their own personalities. And in case you were wondering about the unique cake toppers, called Poppets, they were made by artist Lisa Snellings. You can learn more about poppets from her website poppetplanet.com

Sky Meadows Country Club was a great choice for a reception site. They host only one wedding at a time, have a landscaped bridal garden for formals, and their event manager, Sue, provided me and the wedding couple with golf carts so we could quickly get to the best place to capture the sunset. http://www.skymeadow.com/.

Leslie of Planned Perfectly Event Planning, http://www.plannedperfectly.net/, really helped the day go smoothly and stay on schedule with great organizational skills and attention to detail. According to the bride and groom, hiring a wedding planner made the whole day less stressful.

When the Groom hired Locomotion DJ for their wedding reception, he happened to mention that he was a huge Rush fan, so when the bride and groom walked out to cut the cake, DJ Ernie Houle played a little snippet of Rush “Limelight”. What a great surprise and a great example of a wedding vendor who listens. I have worked with Ernie on many occasions, and he is a real pro.
Locomotion DJ Productions – http://www.locomotiondj.com/

Oh, and I almost forgot the exquisite makeup http://www.makeupbynancy.com/
Megan’s dress was by Marry + Tux – http://marryandtuxbridal.com/
The cake was by Jacque’s Pastries (That’s where my wedding cake was from, too!) – http://jacquespastries.com/


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Mr & Mrs James & Megan Capone April 25, 2009

Jim and Megan of Dracut were married in a beautiful wedding ceremony at the West Chelmsford United Methodist Church. Their reception took place at the Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua, NH. I had a wonderful time photographing these two as they both had a fun sense of humor, and the bride in particular had a great sense of style. The time and effort they put into planning their wedding, assisted by Leslie from Planned Perfectly, showed through in the details.
From the fabulous red shoes and sunglasses Megan wore, to the school bus they had decorated to transport the bridal party, Jim and Megan infused their wedding with their own personalities. And in case you were wondering about the unique cake toppers, called Poppets, they were made by artist Lisa Snellings. You can learn more about poppets from her website poppetplanet.com

Sky Meadows Country Club was a great choice for a reception site. They host only one wedding at a time, have a landscaped bridal garden for formals, and their event manager, Sue, provided me and the wedding couple with golf carts so we could quickly get to the best place to capture the sunset. http://www.skymeadow.com/.

Leslie of Planned Perfectly Event Planning, http://www.plannedperfectly.net/, really helped the day go smoothly and stay on schedule with great organizational skills and attention to detail. According to the bride and groom, hiring a wedding planner made the whole day less stressful.

When the Groom hired Locomotion DJ for their wedding reception, he happened to mention that he was a huge Rush fan, so when the bride and groom walked out to cut the cake, DJ Ernie Houle played a little snippet of Rush “Limelight”. What a great surprise and a great example of a wedding vendor who listens. I have worked with Ernie on many occasions, and he is a real pro.
Locomotion DJ Productions – http://www.locomotiondj.com/

Oh, and I almost forgot the exquisite makeup www.makeupbynancy.com
Megan’s dress was by Marry + Tux – http://marryandtuxbridal.com/
The cake was by Jacque’s Pastries (That’s where my wedding cake was from, too!) – http://jacquespastries.com/


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