Jeff and Julia’s Nantucket Yacht Club wedding is currently featured in WellWed Cape & Islands Magazine!

We loved working with their sweet family and are thrilled to share it with you! Their garden-style wedding was held at the Nantucket Yacht Club overlooking the harbor and their reception, in the ballroom, glowed with candlelight that flickered throughout the room off the silver linens from Placesetters, Inc. and the mirrored vases full of lush blooms. Soirée Floral designed the florals for their big day with a palette in shades of whites and peach with a hint of green and pink. A pop of blue was threaded throughout their wedding with the soft shade of the girl’s bridesmaids dresses, on their menus and their table numbers, custom made by the design team at Soirée Floral.

Below is the feature from the magazine and a few of our favorite shots from their wedding. You can pick up a copy of the magazine at your local newsstand or order it online here.

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We’re excited to be back again today to share some more press from WellWed Magazine!

On stands now, the second issue of Maine + New Hampshire features a few of our wonderful couples and a sweet little inspiration shoot!

We spy shots from the Maine apple orchard wedding of Belinda and Jeff  and the coastal Maine clambake wedding of Kelly and Luke! Not to be missed is the colorful real wedding feature from Emily and Jeff’s Cape Elizabeth, Maine wedding. Bold colors and personal touches made their wedding so special. Visit all their full blog posts to read more about their Maine Weddings and get inspired for your own day.

If you crave that campy fireside feel be sure to check out the inspiration shoot we photographed at Hidden Pond in Kennebunk, Maine. Audrey from Azalea Events and Michelle from Blooms Flowers Shoppe created one of the coziest tables I have ever seen! With elements of faux fur and leather you just want to nestle in for a seasonal meal and enjoy the warmth of the lush table!

Now get out there and pick up a copy! And if you missed it, here’s our post from last week about the gown shoot we had the pleasure of photographing for this issue.

Enjoy!

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We were thrilled this past August when the WellWed team came to Maine for a series of shoots for the second issue of WellWed Maine & New Hampshire!

It’s always inspiring to collaborate with their team of vendors and see ideas come to life while we’re in the moment; it’s even better to see them in print! Working with their super-creative team almost never feels like work! This fun group arrived in our neck of the woods ready to design and style with lots of color and texture. Some of our favorite details included the textured dresses and bold colors!

This is our third gown shoot with WellWed (take a look back at shoot one and two) and this time around we got to work along side a fantastic local hair and makeup team –  Lena Hartford of Hair That Moves and Kimberly Savage, Makeup Artist. The models looked stunning and the gowns and accessories were to-die-for. We always love being a part of these shoots and can’t wait to see what this year has to bring.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the issue on stands now – here’s a little sneak peek from our “Blackwatch + Blueberry” shoot jam-packed with gorgeous cobalt hues, pops of green and a mix of plaid and stripes and our “Lobster + Lemon” shoot full of vibrancy and contrast! We loved the mix of the bright sunny yellow and classic red together with a slight nautical twist to it – so refreshing!

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We love an excuse to travel and see new places. So, when WellWed Magazine asked us if we wanted to come to their Vermont headquarters this past fall to shoot for their next issue, we couldn’t pack our bags fast enough. Not only was it the most picturesque time of the year to be driving to Vermont but was also unseasonably warm. We arrived at their AMAZING mill building offices to see models and dresses and props from all of our favorite shoots… and shoots to come! We also got the treat of actually meeting the wonderful people behind the names and voices we e-mail and chat with! We had no idea going into the day what the outcome would be but we knew it was going to be amazing!

Fast forward till now and here it is! The very first issue of WellWed Maine + New Hampshire! It’s on stands now, with a cover shot we snapped during our apple orchard shoot!! We worked with the WellWed team to shoot a fall story while fellow photographer Barrie Fisher was working on shooting the winter story. She was kind enough to photograph Heidi and I in action so now you can see how this shot came together. A little odd to see what we look like while shooting but still fun! I always love the behind the scenes shots! thanks so much for these Barrie!

 

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Spring is finally here!! Birds are chirping, buds are blooming and bridal showers are in the forecast. We thought we’d share this bride-to-be garden party inspiration shoot at the charming Pumpkin Pond Farm on Nantucket. Treat the bride and her close friends and family to a bridal brunch filled with scrumptious treats inspired by the gardens surrounding them. This little gem of a shoot is featured in the current issue of WellWed Cape and Islands on stands now!

 

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Venue: Pumpkin Pond Farm, Nantucket

Floral Design: Soiree Floral

Event Rentals & Linens: Placesetters 

Styled by: Dawn Kelly Designs

Paper Goods: by Smudge Ink 

Sweat Treats: Nantucket Gourmet

Favors & Makeup: Beauty by the Sea

Jewelry: Hannah Blount

Dresses: The Lovely

Cinematography: Meg Simone

 

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Pumpkin Pond Farm – Nantucket Bridal Shower Luncheon Inspiration from meg simone on Vimeo.

 

Wow. No really… WOW!!!! I have been trying to wrap my head around all of this and just can’t seem to get use to it. Every time I glance over at our office magazine cubby I get a smile on my face… I got the cover of Wellwed! MY work is gracing this amazing publications cover. I took that photo. I took that photo!!!!!!

Having your work on the cover of a well know magazine is a major milestone in a photographers career and I feel so honored to have my work chosen. But it gets better… ya, it’s possible! Wellwed publishes a handful of great regional magazines catered to each specific location. Wellwed Cape & Islands, Wellwed  Hamptons and Wellwed New York ALL have my work on the cover!!!!! (see below)  Three very different looks but all so stunning and spot on with their styling.

So, I’m going to back up for just a quick minute to share just how aaallllll this happened. Krista is the uber creative editor and the leader of all the styled goodness you see on the pages of these magazines. She was working on putting together the boho chic surfer styled fashion segment in the current issue and needed a stunning beach location to make it all come together. SO, the decided to come to York, Maine and she asked me to shoot it. ME?!! Great! Amazing! BEYOND thrilled to work with this crazy talented editorial team… what a GREAT opportunity!  You have to understand that I am a major magazine lover. I read all sorts of magazines ranging in topics from style, food, decor, wedding and of course gossip! I have soooo many subscriptions and my friends even tease me about how I never read books … just all my magazines (so bad I know). I have always loved flipping through the pages, studying the photography and ripping out what inspires me. So, for me, to be asked to work directly with the editorial team of one of my favorite publications was, to say the least, a big deal!

These are not the sort of shoots that come together overnight and are whipped up by a couple of people. The Wellwed team was all there with Krista leading the styling for not only the “bride” but the set ups you see on the covers. I was amazed by her eye for detail and how she really understood how the right light could completely make the shot. A dream for me, seeing I am all about amazing natural light! We had our fun hair and make-up team, Cynthea and Justine, the floral guru Linda from Dandeneau, KILLER dresses from BHLDN, Claire Pettibone, j.crew and Cymbeline Paris. Meg Simone filmed the behind the scenes action in a great short film that shares a bit of the behind the scenes action. It also shows you all the faces and some styling insight so don’t forget to press play at the end of the blog post.

I am always interested in seeing how things come together for the big fashion spreads in all the magazines. (Have you ever watched the documentary “September Issue”?) Let me tell you, it’s a loooooong process! We started at sunrise, 6:20am and didn’t wrap the shoot until the sun went down. Non-stop styling madness all day long! It takes hair, make-up, dress, accessories… so much to make the look sing and we never know what will actually make it to print in the end!!! I really have to say a big, BIG thank you to Krista for trusting me with her vision and allowing me to be my creative self while working on this shoot. I am over the moon with the final spread in the magazine and have I mentioned, honored to be on the cover!

You can visit the Wellwed Website to order a copy if you can’t find one in your local area. And all you Maine and New Hampshire couples get ready! Wellwed is launching a new issue focused on our beautiful corner of New England. YAY!

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Here is a sampling of some of the fashion from the shoot. There are 25+ pages, just way to much for one blog post!

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Heidi and I are awaiting the first look of the day as the sun started to rise on Long Sands Beach in York.

The shots below were taking by our multi-talented make-up artist Cynthea. Thanks for sharing these shot of us in action!

And finally the fun short film from Meg Simone Films!

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Fall on Nantucket is by far my most favorite time of year on the island. It’s also the most popular time of year for Nantucket weddings! Be sure to pick up the current copy of Wellwed magazines Cape & Islands issue to see one of our happy couples. Congratulations to Melissa and Eric, we are so happy for the two of you and beyond excited to see your wedding on the pages of Wellwed!

Alexis and Chris will be celebrating their one year anniversary in just over a week! How time flies! Their Nantucket wedding is featured on Wellwed magazines website and I couldn’t be more excited for the two of them. They were honestly two of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to work with AND really know how to create a special wedding weekend. Kicked off with a lobster clam bake, pool time with their family & friends, intimate ceremony on the cliff and even a boat ride to brunch the morning after the wedding! A weekend I am sure they and their guests will never forget.

Here is a quick look at their online feature and you can read their whole story by visiting the Wellwed  website HERE!

 

 

 

 

Ah Spring! I think it may have finally sprung a bit here in New England. Fiddle-heads are starting to emerge from the ground and buds are popping on nearly everything. I feel like mother nature is taking a big stretch from her winter slumber right now and everything is about to wake up renewed and fresh.

A talented group of wedding professionals took their design ques from this very moment to create the following shoot for Well Wed magazine. I truly enjoy working on shoots like this. I don’t often get to see the creative process of other vendors in action or get to chat through ideas with them as I do in these types of shoots. Seeing how Dawn Kelly from Soiree Floral used non-floral elements to create her bouquet and some of her table elements blew me away! I didn’t even see it at first glance but when I did I couldn’t believe it! How fun to incorporate mushrooms and hand made cabbage rosettes into a bridal bouquet!

You can see several of the images in the current issue of Well Wed Cape & Islands but I had to blog a few of my personal favorites!

Location: Westmoor Farm, Nantucket Island

Design & Florals: Dawn Kelly, Soiree Floral

Linens & Rentals: Placesetters

Paper Products: Griffin-vites Watercolor Stationery

Cake: Jodi’s Cakes