Katherine & Carl – A Wellesley Country Club Wedding

Katherine and Carl met while undergrad students at Harvard University, where they were both athletes.  They decided to include this part of their history in their wedding by holding their ceremony at Harvard’s Memorial Church right in the heart of the campus.  It’s such a lovely place to photograph because it’s filled with gorgeous natural light and is surrounded by wonderful spots to photograph people!  Katherine and her bridesmaids got ready at her home in Dover, MA.  It was such a treat to be there to capture the tight bond between Katherine and her parents. Carl got ready in the social club that he belonged to at Harvard.  I was joined by Vince Schaefer who was excellent enough to cover the guys while I was with the girls.

 

Here, Katherine looks stunning as she gets her hair done:

Emotions were running high as Katherine and her parents exchanged gifts and letters to each other.

One of my favorite getting ready images of the year:

I loved this image of all the bridesmaids watching eagerly in the background:

Such a stunning bride:

Vince started his day with the guys at Carl’s social house:

I got a jump on Katherine and met her limo as she pulled up to the church:

Katherine and Carl wanted to speak to each other before the ceremony without seeing each out – so they just held hands around a corner.

Some of my favorites from the ceremony:

Loved this shot of Vince’s from the balcony:

The two scooted away for a few private moments before coming outside to greet their guests.

Katherine and Carl exited the church under an arch of the sabres.

After greeting guests we spent a few minutes roaming around campus to take some portraits.  This is one of my favorites of the year.

After family formals, the sun set and we had a few moments in the dusk before the evening.  I love this time of night and it was great to let the couple have a few minutes to themselves.

A few favorites from the reception:

 

To see more of Katherine and Carl’s wedding you can view their slideshow below:

Thank you so much to Katherine and Carl for including me in their beautiful wedding.  It was truly an honor to be a part of it.  Also, special thanks to Vince Schaefer for his excellent help.  It was also awesome to work with the talented Keith Soucy, of Mapleloft Studios who created the couple’s wedding film.  Thanks Keith for being so easy to work with!

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