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  • Hey there! I'm Carrie and I'm so happy you found me!
    I'm the world's luckiest mom to the most beautiful little girl.
    I have a hard working husband that I'm thankful for every single day.
    I've been a professional photographer for 6 years.
    I love my little state of Vermont and the yummy maple syrup it produces.
    I love my vintage belongings that I have around my house that remind me of those no longer with me.
    I love everything Apple related.
    I love Mad Men.
    I love that I have a hard time with not covering my walls floor to ceiling with images of my daughter.
    I love anything Italian food related and have a hard time trying new foods (but I'm getting better!)

After capturing Alex + Rob for their engagement photos, I knew that once their big day swung around, there were going to be a lot of really big smiles and maybe a few tears (mostly out of shear happiness).  They didn’t disappoint!!  These days, a lot of couples are opting for not only having an engagement session, but also having me come along for the rehearsal dinner as well.  What made capturing Alex + Rob’s even more fun, is that I had captured Rob’s cousin (Rachel + Caleb) last year so I already had this comfort level with everyone and felt like I was capturing some old friends that I hadn’t seen in a year!  Alex and Rob met in college.  You could tell from the photos that played on the slideshow, that they were smitten with each other from the very beginning.

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The Beach Pavilion at the Mountain Top Inn is the perfect spot to host a rehearsal dinner with your family and friends.

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As I suspected, there was another sing along just like Rachel and Caleb had with Rob’s dad’s side of the family.  Once again, they did a fabulous job with their use of words played to the tune Three Little Birds by Bob Marley.

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It was finally the big day.  It was a bit of a scorcher (as in probably not the best day to wear all black), but the sun was out and two people were getting ready to commit their lives together and that’s all that mattered.  I headed to the Jewel first (which is one of my favorite houses along with the Mountain Aire Lodge on the property) to capture a few details and getting ready photos of Alex with the ladies.

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I shoot 98% of my weddings on my own without the assistance of a second photographer and I’ve been doing that for a little over 5 years now.  What I’ll typically do is start off with the bride, head over to the groom to capture a few details and then head back over the bride to get photos of the dress being zipped/buttoned up.  I explain it a little more in my wedding magazine, but after shooting (on average) 25-30 weddings and elopements a year, I’m comfortable enough to do it on my own.

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The ladies looked so fabulous before they all put their dresses on, don’t you think?!

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I love the connection between Alex and her soon to be mother-in-law.  You could feel the mutual love and respect between the two of them, but also everyone else that meant something to Alex and Rob which was something to behold.

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They opted to do their photos down by the beach which is one of my favorite spots with lots of possibilities.  There are some great spots among the trees and along the road if a little escape from the sun is needed.

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I’ll be the first to admit that whenever I go out onto the dock I take teeny tiny steps- the fear of going into the water is real people!!  It’s totally worth that fear though when you have the mountains in the background.

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I loved that I could see little pieces of Alex’s mom with her throughout the day, including on her bouquet.  Having lost my mom when I was 12, anything involving remembering a loved one makes me bawl behind the camera.  It’s also why I carry a pack of kleenex in my camera bag!!

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The fabulous wedding party looking absolutely fabulous.

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I think that this is the first time that I could actually hear a smile.  I could hear the happiness behind the smile as she walked down to Rob.  It was absolutely contagious.

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FINALLY husband and wife!

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You can hear that smile, can’t you?!

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Remember that fear I told you about earlier about the dock?!  Well it was tripled down near the cocktail hour.  Let’s just say that I had my eyes on that pool the entire time!

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Alex and Rob’s decor didn’t disappoint.   As always, it was absolutely fabulous in the barn.

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Another fabulous cake by Irene’s Cakes by Design.

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So many fabulous speeches filled with lots and lots of love for the new Mr. and Mrs.!

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And of course an alumni photo is a must when you’re college sweethearts!!

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The Sweet Beats Band was absolutely fabulous and they did a great job interacting with the guests and had a great mix of music.  If you opt for a band, I’d highly recommend them!

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Thank you so much

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If there’s one thing that you need to know about Alex and Rob, it’s that they are crazy in love with each other.  Alex’s smile is contagious.  It’s the type of smile that makes you want to smile for the rest of the day.  And each time she looks at Rob, it’s hard for her to contain just how much she loves him.  Rob shows his love through his eyes.  Each time he looked at Alex during their engagement session, his eyes sparkled (in a manly sparkle kind of way)!  When we were trying to think of a location for their engagement session, the first spot that we both thought of what Woodstock.  If you haven’t been to Vermont before, I think that Woodstock needs to be at the top of your “towns to visit” list.  It’s quintessential Vermont…..and I knew it would be the perfect spot for an early spring session!  We started off in town for a few quick photos…..

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And then headed towards the covered bridge where we dodged cars left and right!

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We ended by taking a few photos at the always lovely Woodstock Inn.

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Two words about Alex + Rob’s wedding day…….epic smiles!!

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When I met with Sara and Jon a few months before their wedding day, they let me know that their main goal was celebrating their love with their family and friends.  They wanted it to be fun and they wanted to focus on the details and the people that they invited to spend one awesome day with them.

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If you’re going to get a selfie, I think that getting one with an Alpaca ranks pretty high on the awesome scale!

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Flowers by the always fabulous Nancy Bishop provided a beautiful backdrop to the historic barn.

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I’m currently loving the trend of either making homemade favors like jams and the like or donating to charities.  It’s been around for awhile, but it’s something that I wish I had done when I was married over ten years ago instead of giving a lame itty bitty pear candle to my guests!

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I’ve got to tell you that these two absolutely TORE UP the dance floor!  They were dancing and celebrating their hearts out the entire time and it was so much fun to capture!

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Thank you so much Sara and Jon for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day!

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