Third one's a charm!

Of all the beautiful blessings that make up the 7 blessings of a Jewish wedding ceremony, we love the third blessing the best! Here's Melissa circling her groom as the blessings are recited. Beautiful words for a beautiful couple!

Blessing #3:

"May your journey together be blessed with generosity and forgiveness. May you enable each other to fulfill your dreams, and may you be committed to the paths of courage and hope. Blessed is the Source of Generosity who created such good, remarkable people…you two!"

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Crowd Sourcing

There's the classic definition....

crowd·sourc·ing
ˈkroudˌsôrsiNG/Submit
noun
the practice of obtaining information or input into a task or project by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet.

Then there's our version....

Much thanks to Melissa and Julian and the great staff at Glen Magna Farms!

Shadows of Sureness

The strong light coming through the window during these proud and loving parents' toast and the long shadow it cast, is a sure sign that they always have been and always will be right by the side of their son in his journey through life.

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Someday

Someday this proud dad will pass on his cuff links and help his son figure out a bowtie. 

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Picture in a Frame

Calling on a great song to express how much we love it when we see a frame within a frame. 

love you baby and I always will
I love you baby and I always will
I love you baby and I always will
Ever since I put your picture
In a frame

- Tom Waits

Falling into place

Marriage is all about different parts coming together and falling perfectly into place. Hence this great still life that we discovered right before the ceremony in the backroom of the beautiful Unitarian Universalist Church in Newburyport.

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Seeking Inspiration

As an artist nothing is more satisfying and exhilarating than being involved in a creative process and feeling like you're the only one in the entire world doing what you're doing at the time you're doing it. Right now, today I'm fairly confident that I'm the only wedding photographer making a connection between the renown photographer, Alfred Stieglitz's timelessly beautiful portraits of Georgia O'Keefe and the images of a bridesmaid from a recent wedding.  It's this way of thinking that enables me to see something unique in every wedding. 

Chicken finger daydream

Though the  only thing on her mind was probably when the chicken fingers were going to be served, we like to think she was actually daydreaming about her daddy walking her down the aisle someday. 

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Something olde

We've declared it many times before, but we'll do it again here, WE ARE STORYTELLERS! So we were relishing in the moment when Kathryn reached into the pocket of her wedding dress and pulled out the blanket that her grandmother made for her when she was a baby and then later at the reception when she showed her grandmother her "something olde."

Keeping it Fresh

For us, there's nothing more inspirational and rewarding than a new experience.  Justifiably so, one of the first questions we get from prospective clients is whether we have photographed at their wedding venue.  If the answer is no, we assure folks that this is a huge benefit as we're at our best when there's new things to experience and new places to explore.  We hope this notion shines through in this batch of images from our first Pakistani wedding that we had the immense privilege of being a part of a few weeks ago.