It's hard to believe this weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and the start of the fall season. While we still have plenty of weddings this fall, it always amazes us how quickly the summer months blaze by. Once winter sets in, we find ourselves savoring the colors of summer as we work on albums and off-season duties that have us filing through summer weddings. Sarah and Matt's Wedding in Beverly, MA at the stunning Misselwood Mansion is one for the books. These two have been an absolute joy to work with, and their loveliness was clearly infused into every aspect of their classy wedding. Delicate florals, calm, ocean cove waters and a guest list filled with loving family and friends, Sarah and Matt's big day was just as every wedding should be. We were delighted to have the opportunity to tell their love story, and know this is the beginning of a very happily-ever-after for these two. Congratulations Sarah and Matt, it's been a pleasure!
Having two Associate Photographers here on Summer Street has proved to be mostly a beautiful thing. There are multiple eyes on the most important days in our clients' lives, which means that we're focused and rested when it comes time for us to work, the team mentality proves over and over again to strengthen our product and experience, an so on. The one thing that has been tough, if we are being honest, is that Matt and I get a little jealous when Chuck or Abby get to shoot a wedding and we don't. When our Associate Shooters work with our couples, Matt and I do all the pre (and post) administrational work with our couples which means we get the full vision before the wedding day. We cherish the relationships we build during this season in our couples lives and getting to hug and toast to them on their wedding day is a huge high. Jacqueline and Matt are a perfect example of this. They are well suited for one another in many ways. Matt is loyal, strong and gentle. Jacqueline is warm, bubbly and steadfast. They have an easy flow to their relationship that puts people at ease. Chuck had the privilege of shooting their Nahant, Mass wedding earlier this month and the first thing he said to us after working with them was, "these two are SO nice!" And it's true. Jacqueline and Matt, we have such big hearts for you. Congratulations on this new chapter in your lives. We know your marriage will be even more beautiful than your wedding, and that's what it's all about.
Dawn and Robbie's wedding was everything they hoped it would be: a beautiful celebration of love in a coastal New England town in the fall. They live in New York City, so when they were planning their wedding they knew that they didn't want a big urban-chic soiree. They met during a tennis lesson (Robbie's an awesome Tennis player) and have an adorable chocolate lab named Miley (remember her from their e-session?) so it seemed like the perfect fit to choose The Ocean View Inn in Gloucster which boasts a beautiful view of the rocky New England coast with a warm and laid back vibe as their wedding venue. Dawn and Robbie have both faced many adversities in their lives and have many loved ones that could not be at their wedding, but the amount of love and support that was poured out by their family and friends on their wedding day was incredible. We loved seeing Robbie's nephews steal the dance floor on more than one occasion (they have every move from Gangnam Style memorized...) and my heart pretty much melted to the floor when Dawn's brother gave her away. These two have hearts of gold. Dawn and Robbie, it's been a true pleasure working with you, Congratulations!