On Saturday, bright and early, I headed north to New Hampshire, to the adorable resort of Wentworth by the Sea. I started my day at the hotel there, for some fun (and somewhat unusual) getting ready photos. The girls’ room was gorgeous, with tons of natural light and beautiful furnishings … the perfect backdrop for some detail shots:
Aren’t those flowers by Jardiniere Florist gorgeous? I just love the bright, vibrant colors that Melissa chose. Melissa had her hair and makeup base done at the salon, but wanted to complete her eye makeup herself:
Dressing time! The room had been so quiet up until that point. Melissa’s mom was busy sewing the finishing touches to the ring-bearers’ jackets, and her best friend had been prepping food and various other bits and pieces. It was nice having them come together to help Melissa into her dress:
I grabbed a couple of candid shots, and a couple more posed shots, once Melissa was in her dress. She looked stunning …
I actually started earlier in the day with the guys. I don’t usually photograph the boys until they’re in their wedding outfits, but this was a special day for Taylor – he was cutting off his beloved locks! Or rather, his best friend was (and in fact all the guys chopped off a chunk … it was a mini hair ceremony!)
Fun! And the end result was great – look at the difference in the photos below. Pretty slick, Taylor!
The sweet first look and some rainy-day portraits are coming along soon. 🙂
Hi Kate!! I’m one of the bridesmaids, and I just wanted to let you know the photos are gorgeous! Melissa and Taylor are glowing!! 🙂
I love these images, the first look is priceless as are the black and white bridal portraits. However my favorites were of Taylor getting a hair cut, cute! Love these images, great captures!
Thank you so much guys! Maria, so great working with you all!
Wow incredible pics. I really like the black and white photo and love that she is in great shape.
Thank you for entertaining the unusual request to capture the hair cut 🙂 I know Taylor will treasure the pictures with his long hair for years to come! The shot of Wyatt with the flowers is so adorable, and I have gotten tons of compliments on the getting ready photos. You are just unbelievably talented!!
Kate, it was an absolute pleasure working with you. You not only helped to bottle-up the awesome essence of our big day but with your crazy cool personality and poised professionalism, I honestly believe you successfully served to enhanced the experience. We had a blast and we couldn’t be happier with your work. THANK YOU!!!!
Melissa + Taylor – thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful comments, and for being such amazing people. 🙂 We had such a great time photographing your wedding, and I loved how cheerful you were about the rain. 🙂