I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of this wedding. Not only are the details picture perfect (thanks to our good friends at Whim Events!) but Andrea and Geoff have a glow that makes us smile. 2013 has been a big year for us on Summer Street with the addition of our new Associate Photographer, Chuck. We knew that we were on to something good when he officially joined us earlier this year, and now that the fruits of his labor can be seen by all, we feel so so lucky to have him. Many people think that just Matt and I shoot every wedding on this blog. While I wish we could take the credit for such a broad body of work - we all work as a team and craft our skill based on what each couple's wedding day story has to tell. Every couple that we work with is different, so we don't want all the weddings we shoot to look identical. We aren't a big photo studio that doesn't care about our clients individual personalities. We are so lucky to have Chuck and a talented group of regular second shooters to call on when needed. While it could be hard for me to narrate Andrea and Geoff's story because I wasn't the one who shot it - I love that their story shines through the images. Their wedding day reminds us of an awesome combo of The Great Gatsby and a family reunion. Geoff's laugh looks contagious, and Andrea looks like the happiest woman in the world. Their dance party was on FIRE. We're so glad to have Chuck on our team to help tell love stories that we can narrate and enjoy without being the ones who shot the wedding because in the end that's what its about: a beautiful and provocative collection of photos to visually narrate the first chapter in the history of a brand new family.
Oh Mark and Chris. They are so good together. They are the pair that finish each others sentences and have the relationship maturity of a couple who has been married for 50 years. We adore them. They said 'I Do' at one of our favorite Boston area venues, The Lyman Estate. You know that we're suckers for Historic New England properties (we got married at another Historic New England venue) but there is just something so special about weddings on these properties. It's as though you enter into a bygone era where parties on the green with food passing from inside to out is no big thing and people can mingle unhurried, enjoying the slow pace of an afternoon. Mark and Chris' wedding was no exception. Little details that reflected their relationship and interests (a scotch and whiskey bar!) were sprinkled throughout the grand estate. Youngsters enjoyed lawn games on the green while adults enjoyed the picture perfect weather outside and hugged the happy couple. We loved shooting in the lush greenhouse and grounds as Mark and Chris reveled in the newness of being married. Aren't the colors in the greenhouse amazing? Later on, the night continued with one of the most emotional mother-son dances we've *ever* seen (yes, Kendra cried) and then evolved into a hopping dance party. So much fun. We're so happy for you, Mark and Chris! Thank you for allowing us to share in your special day.