I first met Jess at Emily & Brendan’s wedding back in the fall of 2007. If I recall correctly I was helping Jess chase a llama (or maybe an alpaca?) down a busy road in Newton. Yes, you read that right. Emily’s neighbor was out of town, and one of the llamas who lived in the back yard somehow broke out and and started making a beeline for on coming traffic. Don’t worry – I got pictures!
Fortunately we caught the thing and managed to make to the wedding on time. Not too long after, Jess was nice enough to refer me to her friend Monica who got married this summer to Dave (click here for that post). At their wedding I bumped into Jess and Dane who were newly engaged and looking to plan a December wedding. Sure enough, they called me only a few days after the wedding. I was so excited to get the chance to photograph their wedding, not only because Jess and Dane are two of the most fun loving people I’ve met, but also because I’d get to see so many other former couples!
I picked a few of my favorite images from the day – I hope you enjoy!
I couldn’t resist using this great tree with the dress.
Love the beautiful detail in the dress.
You just couldn’t beat the light coming in to her kitchen while she got her makeup done.
A few quick portraits before heading off to the church.
Love the orchids in this elegant bouquet.
My stellar second shooter Eric McCallister grabbed this shot from the balcony.
Eric dove into the Rolls to grab this great shot:
Jess was dying to catch just ONE photo outside at Gibbet Hill in the natural light. The church was a long way away, but we got back with just a few moments to spare. Wouldn’t you know, it started to snow. This was taken on the porch outside in about 23 degree weather – snow flying, and just a flicker of light from the cocktail reception under way inside.
The barn has such a great feel inside. Makes for romantic dancing shots!
How expressive are these two?!
One last one – Jess and her father (before they started to boogie down!):
Of course, you have to check out the slideshow! Double click on the play arrow to make sure it works for you! Or click here to see it in a new window.
Jess and Dane – Thank you so much for making me feel like a guest at your wedding. Also, thanks to Eric for all your help!