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I love this time of year. Maybe I just love seasons, because eventually each one works it’s magic on me and I spend a day reveling in what’s happening outdoors. This was one of those days. I spent it with Meghan and Andrew in Letchworth State Park before they continued on their drive home to Maryland. Visiting Rochester for a reunion and some wedding planning, it was the perfect fall escape. The colors were bright, the air was warm, and despite the fact that it was the busiest day I’ve witnessed at Letchworth, we made it feel like they had it just to themselves.

I first met Meghan a few years ago at Madeline + Tom’s wedding. Can I tell you how happy it makes me to photograph weddings for friends of friends and get together with past brides + grooms? Super happy. Weddings are like a reunion in many ways, and once I’ve photographed one or two weddings of couples in attendance they become even more meaningful to me. So, I’ll see you in Buffalo next fall at the wedding and until then enjoy this gorgeous fall day – both outside and in this post.

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A Kittansett club wedding was a dream of Molly’s. She grew up spending summers in Marion, surrounded by the sea and spending time with her family. Framed by cedar shake houses and the loveliest view of the Atlantic, Kittansett has a special place in the heart of all who visit. Molly was a planner, and while she could easily plan her wedding she could not have planned her love story. It was at Boston College that this girl from Pittsburgh met and fell in love with a boy from Houston.

It is rare to find a person that compliments you so well, and I know you two have found that in each other. Molly and Chris, I can begin to describe how much I enjoyed getting to know you both over the past year and documenting your wedding day, but that wouldn’t do it justice. I feel so honored to have been entrusted with the purpose of joining you in Massachusetts to capture the moments and emotions of the day. As everyone mentioned at the rehearsal dinner, you two lead by example and set the bar high in everything that you do. You invite others to do the same, and confidently support them in their effort. It may sound strange, but thank you for trusting me and welcoming me in to your lives in the past year. Enjoy looking back at your story through some of my favorite images, and of course I would love for you to share this post or leave a comment to let me know what you think.

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Molly had the loveliest “Mrs” hanger for her wedding dress

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While the girls got ready at Molly’s parents the guys gathered with guests outside the hotel and enjoyed lobster rolls from the Oxcart food truck they brought in.

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One of my favorite ways to document an exit is usually done by my second shooter – from the balcony! I was so lucky to have the talented Heidi Vail Photography join me to document this day.

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The beautiful view of the front of the Kittansett Club

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Every seaside wedding needs a raw bar with the freshest seafood available at cocktail hour!

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The Sperry Tent used at the Kittansett Club was so beautiful! There really aren’t other tents like it and it is the most elegant wedding tent available.

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when the dance party is so good it starts to move outside in addition to in… that’s a good sign

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What better way to end the night than with donuts? Of course, these weren’t just any donuts but Ma’s – a local favorite.

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At the end of the night, the stars were bright and the sun had set leaving a beautiful blue and purple hue in the sky above. To view / share / purchase these images in the online gallery I invite you here and stay in touch by following me on facebook.

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leanto candlelit romantic engagement mary dougherty candlelit engagement

I spent this weekend with amazing people creating beautiful images. I really think that, and can’t wait to share the images captured from our time together. Each session was unique, and I ended last night with Danielle + Austin’s candlelit engagement in the woods. Thanks for not thinking I’m crazy, Danielle, when I suggested you go buy 100 candles and carry them all the way in to the woods to create this scene. I don’t think sessions have to be this elaborate to be successful – not at all – but I love capturing something new when a couple is interested in doing so. Follow along here to see previews from each and now I’m off to enjoy some much needed time with my daughter!

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In a former life, I was a graphic designer. It influences what I create and I still have a love for paper, typography + design in general. These days I don’t design as often, but now and then I have little projects, like the thank you cards you see above. I worked with the same pro lab (WHCC) that does some of my photo printing, and they do a great job at press products as well. They place a high value on correctly matching color + contrast to make the images look their best and I love the way these custom wedding thank you cards came out!

These cards are 5×7″ and printed on the soft touch matte paper. They are fairly thick, they come with envelopes, and are easy to write on with a ball point pen. I designed the card in photoshop, although I typically use InDesign as I find it more versatile. If you want to add baby announcements, save the dates, thank you’s or holiday cards to any of your orders just let me know and I’ll work with your favorite images to create something custom!

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