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    I'm the world's luckiest mom to the most beautiful little girl.
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    I've been a professional photographer for 10 years.
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Thursday
Awhile back, I decided that capturing elopements was something that I wanted to dive deeper into.  I created two elopement packages that gives the couples their choice of one or two hours of coverage and all of their edited photos on their instant download website just like full weddings.  While most elopements that I capture happen during the week, I will occasionally book one on the weekend if it’s close enough to the big day and I don’t have a wedding booked (or if I have a Sunday wedding, for example).  Whether I’m shooting for ten hours or just one hour, each wedding is equally as important to me.  Couples may choose to elope for a number of reasons and if you’ve seen any of the recent articles on wedding websites, elopements are becoming popular for many of those reasons.  Maybe a couple just wants to keep things simple, maybe they want to  save money and invest in their first home together (which I hear often) and many times, they just to focus on each other on that day.

Bridget and Colin chose to elope at the Inn at Weathersfield along with their parents on a beautiful summer day, walking hand in hand to their ceremony site next to the pond on the property.

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Choosing who to invite and who not to invite, as I’m told, can be a difficult decision.  Whether to invite parents, other family members or friends, someone will always wish that they had been there.  At the end of the day though, it is their day……it is a celebration of their love and that is a beautiful thing no matter how many chairs are in front of them.

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I always love it when a couple writes their own vows to each other!

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer

The front porch is amongst my favorite spots on the Inn’s property.  There’s something about a large porch with rocking chairs that’s so inviting.

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer

There was such amazing light that afternoon that no matter where we went on the property, we were assured a beautiful backdrop!

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, VT Elopement Photographer

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Tuesday

Today’s tip is a simple one.  It’s one that even I didn’t do on my own wedding day!  Once your dinner is served, try to have some one on one time with your new spouse.  So often, I’ll take reception photos later in the evening and the bride and groom’s meals are left untouched.  Take a few moments to talk about the awesomeness that just happened.  Take some time to refuel your body for the dance moves that will be taking place later in the evening.  Soak in every single moment together because while this day is not only about bringing your family and friends together, it is more importantly about the two people that brought all of those people together.  Can’t escape your guests well wishes during dinner?  Take a five minute walk together alone.  You won’t regret it!!

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Monday
Catie and Mike had the most fabulous summer wedding filled with amazing details, amazing people and equally amazing views.  Set at Catie’s family home in the Berkshires, Mount Greylock could be seen in the distance and as soon as I stepped foot on their property, I knew it was going to be a fabulous day!
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I started off capturing Catie’s details.  I don’t know about you, but I so love seeing all of the bride’s details.  It’s always fun hearing how many dresses they had to try on before they experienced that “this is the one” moment.

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Catie had the most perfect “something blue” for her day in the form of these fabulous Manolo Blahnik flat shoes.  I so wish I had purchased flats for my wedding day instead of 4 inch heels!

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Right before the ladies got dressed, the read out loud their wishes for Catie and Mike that they had all written out previously while enjoying some bubbly!

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer

After running down to capture Mike’s details, I got back in my car, looked to my left and spotted the tent in the field above.  Wait until you see it all lit up at night……STUNNING!!

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All of the ladies joined Catie as her sisters and mom helped her get into her dress.

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These are the types of photos that I live for.  The pure joy in Catie’s smile and the pure love in her mother’s face as she wraps her arms around her three daughters.

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer

Catie and Mike did their first look out on the patio where the cocktail hour would be taking place.  Such magical light that afternoon!

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer

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Completely and utterly in love with each other.

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
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Check out their absolutely amazing wedding party!  They were so much fun and had lots of laughs with each other!

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
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Family portraits are such an important part of the day and I always love capturing the connection between a parent and their child.

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer

Oh that smile that Catie is sporting as she walks down the aisle to greet her soon-to-be husband!!

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Talk about breathtaking views!  I’ve never been to Mount Greylock before, but after seeing these amazing views, I knew it needs to be added to my “need to hike” list!

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So many laughs…..

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and smiles….

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and more laughs!!

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Their first kiss as husband wife was spectacular not only because they were now officially Mr. and Mrs, but also because of this FABULOUS confetti…….be still my beating heart!!

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer

Okay, now lets talk details!  Details, upon details, upon fabulous details.  The linens.  The flowers.  The chairs.  The lighting.  The sail cloth tent.  It was all beyond stunning and all of their effort paid off!

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
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Remember when I mentioned seeing the tent lit up at night……I wasn’t lying…..

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Vermont Engagement Photographer, VT Wedding Photographer, Vermont Elopement Photographer, Berkshire Wedding Photographer, MA Wedding Photographer
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The confetti made a second appearance at the reception and it was equally awesome the second time around!

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Thank you so much Catie and Mike for allowing me to be a part of your fabulous day!!

Be sure to check out these awesome wedding vendors!!

Catering- Mezze Catering

Flowers and Table Details- Crocus Hale

Sailcloth Tent and additional rentals- Classical Tents

Music- Kahootz

Lighting- Seitel Lighting

Hair & Makeup- Seven Salon and Spa

Dress- Judd Waddell

Suit- Drinkwaters

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