Back in July, I escaped the heat of Long Island and traveled up to Vermont to photograph a wedding in the tiny town of Grafton. By arriving early and staying a bit later, I was able to photograph a lot more than the average wedding: the reception dinner, the bonfire and s’mores making, the pre-wedding football game, and the historical buildings where everything took place.
What was great about all the photographic opportunities was being able to really show how agile my style of photography is. The bride and groom got a taste of all my favorite things to photograph: weddings, sports, portraits, and events as well as a bit of landscape. It was definitely the biggest, and longest, celebration I have photographed to date, and I loved it 🙂
The other thing I loved was sepia and black & white. I didn’t realize how much until I started choosing all of my favorites for this album. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that it was a country wedding, and I associate old-fashioned with photographs of a similar nature. I hope you like them as much as I do!
A photo of where all the magic took place!
Chairs positioned for the view of the field located behind the house where the bride and her family stayed.
Listening to the speeches at the rehearsal dinner.
The groom thanks family and friends for making it out to Grafton, VT for their special day while the bride can’t help but smile about her husband-to-be.
The guests make their way down to the bonfire for s’mores before turning in for the wedding!
Lollipops, personalized hats, and wine bottles.What’s not to like?
What’s a wedding without a pre-wedding football game?
I love capturing similar mannerisms in parents and their children.
It wouldn’t be a game if we didn’t have some spectators cheering on the groom’s team!
The groom puts the ball up for a touchdown pass.
Even the little ones get in on the fun!
Spike the ball!
The ring and the vow that will make this day official.
I love the play of the mirror in this shot. It’s almost hard to tell that there aren’t two people in this photograph.
Everyone did their part to make the day memorable, from fixing the hair on the bride-to-be…
…to straightening the ties on the bridal party…
…to getting that zipper up the dress. I counted four sets of helping hands!
A photograph of the groom and his little brother. They even stand the same way!
The groomsmen look ready to take on the world.
…or goof around in an open field.
No bride would be complete without the veil 🙂
As I walked into the Main House where the bride was getting ready, I fell in love with the staircase and the idea of photographing the bride’s exit. I managed to catch her on her way down, and it is still one of my favorite pictures from the day.
It wouldn’t be much of a country wedding without some open field moments 🙂
As beautiful as the bride 🙂
“A son is a son ’til he takes a wife, but a daughter’s a daughter all of her life.”
Dad holds it together as he hands his little girl over to the man of her dreams.
Each row of chairs was flanked by a mason jar with flowers in it. This photograph was meant to highlight that piece.
THE most important photograph of the day. Everything else could look fabulous, but missing this shot is never an option. Thank goodness most couples do it twice now, just in case 😉
The reflections in the water were fun to play with.
What country wedding would be complete without a cow?
I love covered bridges, and the fact that there was one right in the town was an opportunity not to be missed!
Raise your glasses with the Father of the Bride to a wonderful wedding!
The great thing about cupcakes over cake at a wedding is that everyone’s is exactly the same size, it’s never dry, and it’s always scrumptious!