Charlotte and James are a fun bunch! Maybe it’s because during our round of formal photos after the ceremony, James and his UCLA buds broke into the UCLA chant that surprised Charlotte. Maybe it’s because they’re up for anything, and I really do mean almost anything, to make their portraits pop with the youthful energy that I see from them. Or maybe it’s because this is one of two weddings I’m shooting this year where I personally know some of the people – though I don’t shoot many friends’ weddings (that will go up next year, though), it is always nice to see people I know. In fact, there were 5 people from my high school, and the funny fact was that we all knew Charlotte and James in a different capacity.
Also, today marks 28 years of marriage for my parents. Happy wedding anniversary Mom and Dad!
Amie and I shot this wedding together. The left side is my view of the First Look, the right side is hers
Bubble exits – I love them. Please have more!
All of us piled into a limo (best way to transport wedding parties) to get some photos done at Wellesley College, which Charlotte’s sister attended and was close to our reception venue. I love the sloping lawns, the gothic architecture, and lanterns of this place
Also, I tell every couple who doesn’t have great weather for their engagement photos that karma will probably give them gorgeous weather for their wedding. It’s definitely true for this day! Bringing on the quirky!
I’m so happy to see these two together at least… long distance is tough!
No dresses were harmed in this photo, trust me!
For those who have seen their engagement photos, this is a repeat pose =)
While I was photographing the cake cutting photos in the collage, I noticed the line of kids out of the corner of my eye – they probably thought Charlotte and James were going to feed them next! Amie got this awesome shot! They were a little disappointed that they didn’t get cake right away
Good luck with the move to Norcal and I’ll see you there soon enough =)
Second shooter: Amie Fedora Photography
Ceremony: BCEC Newton, MA
Reception venue: Wellesley Country Club, Wellesley, MA
Dress: Elizabeth Darcy
Hair: Di Re Hair, Ltd., Waltham, MA
Makeup: Advanced On-Site Artistry / Danielle Ross
Rings: Long’s Jewelers
Bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew
Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse
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