This was my last wedding of 2017 and I couldn't have asked for anything better! I had been looking forward to this all year. Chris, who is a Boston Police officer, proposed to Brianne at Faneuil Hall and it made the local news. As soon as they showed me the video at our meeting I was thinking two things..1. This guy is awesome, and 2. Relax man, you're making the rest of us look bad ;)
What a gorgeous day for a winter wedding in Salem! Michelle and Mike chose the historic Hawthorne Hotel as the backdrop for their special day. As a lifelong resident of the North Shore and former Salem resident, I am very familiar with the area but surprisingly this was my first time inside the Hawthorne Hotel.
Emily and Eric orchestrated an absolutely beautiful wedding celebration at Peirce Farm at Witch Hill. This was my first wedding at this venue and I fell in love. The home, standing atop one of the North Shore’s highest elevations, has seen many changes over the course of its 350+ years in existence but retains its historic and agricultural charm.
When Marina got engaged to Andy I was so excited for her! Then I wondered...is she gonna ask me to photograph it? I waited nervously like a high school kid hoping to be invited to prom. Then in classic Marina fashion (she's funny) instead of asking me at work...she puts an inquiry in via my website. I was excited, to say the least!
Pam & Kevin's beautiful wedding celebration at Hillside Country Club in Rehoboth was definitely one to remember! They planned the perfect celebration with the perfect group of family and friends. Days like this remind me why being a wedding photographer is, in my opinion, one of the greatest jobs ever
I knew from the moment I met Whitney & Alex last summer at their engagement session that this was going to be an easy day for me. I only had to ask them to look at each other and they both light up from ear to ear :) They had an absolutely spectacular wedding at The Oceanview of Nahant. It was like the stars aligned and rained down wedding greatness everywhere. From the weather and the details, to Whitney and Alex's ridiculously undeniable chemistry, I could not have asked for a better day for these two. I had a hard time picking these images. So much beauty and happiness to choose from!
Wedding season finally begins for 26 North Studios! I couldn't have asked for a better start to the season. An amazing couple at an amazing venue. Last year I shot Kayla & Adam's engagement session at Long Hill in Beverly and we had such a great time together. I was really looking forward to this wedding!
Adam & Kayla got ready at the Hilton Garden Inn Boston Logan Airport which is a great spot for anyone getting married in Nahant, very quick drive and the hotel itself was very clean and modern. Upon arrival, we walked into Adam and his groomsman playing beer pong...pure awesomeness! Nothing makes you realize how much easier it is to be a guy sometimes than bouncing back and forth between the bride and grooms rooms before a wedding! Kayla was easily one of the most relaxed brides ever. So calm and collected even with a good chance of rain in the forecast! #dreambride
The Oceanview of Nahant, as always, made everything run as smooth as buttermilk pancakes :) The property looked fantastic and the cool ocean breeze was ummmm...let's go with "energizing" ;) Dj Tommy Sheehan kept the dance floor packed and the energy high!
Thank you so much for choosing 26 North Studios to capture your special day! Myself, Catherine and Matt loved working with you!
We started our morning at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham where Sydney's service was held. I had met the Oriel family before and have even photographed friends of theirs events, so I already knew they were a good time, and they were even more fun than I could have imagined. This little firecracker showed up with a broken leg, but not a broken spirit! She did not let that blinged out boot stop her from having the time of her life and It did not slow her down for a second on the dance floor. It is always so much fun to work with a kid who just loves to "turn it on", and that is Sydney all day long. She made sure to tell me when arriving that she "LOOOVEEES PICTURES"! Her siblings Alexa and Jake were the most adorable things ever and made sure to hop into as many pictures as possible.
Every photographer has their favorite places to shoot. For me, one of those places is hands down The Oceanview Of Nahant. I grew up on the North Shore and spent summers in Nahant as a kid playing on the local beaches and exploring Bailey's Hill located right next to the Oceanview. I love going back whenever I have the opportunity! I've shot over 20 weddings at this property over the past few years and wanted to showcase the multiple photo-ops available to you. As well as my overall experience being a vendor at this gorgeous venue.
Summer Wedding at Loon Pond Lakeville
This past summer I had the chance to photograph my first Loon Pond Lodge at Ted Williams Camp wedding. I had not heard of this venue prior to this wedding but after spending the day there I can tell you it's definitely a hidden gem! It is located right on Loon Pond in Lakeville,Ma which is very private and secluded with plenty of parking. The gazebo with the beautiful Loon Pond backdrop was a fantastic spot for their ceremony, it also became a nice hangout for guests looking to catch their breath after working up a sweat on the dance floor. The reception space is rustic yet clean, and very spacious. At the end of the night they even have a massive fire-pit where guests were able to make s'mores!
Tommy used to be a DJ so of course he wanted the very best for his wedding day. They hired DJ Angel Torres from Pure Energy Entertainment who delivered in every way possible.
Tommy and Colleen were so fun to work with and really helped push my creativity with Tommy's one and only photo request. He wanted a T-Rex to chase himself and his groomsman from the woods! I think we nailed it!
Colleen & Tommy took care of all the decor at their wedding and did a fantastic job! This awesome table card holder made the prefect prop to hold the rings for a cool ring shot later in the evening!
At the end of the evening friends and family gathered by the fire-pit to make s'mores and hangout. While packing up I remembered that I had some sparklers in my car. I walked back with a package of sparklers and a plan. This was the last image we created that night.
Tommy wrote one of the most epic reviews to date. I had to share it below!
Having previously seen Chris’ work from a summer 2015 wedding I attended, my now wife Colleen and I knew he was the only choice for our wedding. Sweet Larry Bird’s mustache did we make the right choice! He was so easy to work with in the months leading up to the wedding. He offered great ideas and was always helpful and respectful of our desires for the big day. Dude is a true artists! Now that the wedding is over, Colleen and I have been reliving the night in our heads, but thankfully, we have an insane amount of INCREDIBLE photos, courtesy of Chris and 26 North Studios!
— Thomas & Colleen Williams
Beautiful Lakeside Wedding at Saphire Estate in Sharon
I love fall weddings! I also love Jenna and Nick! From the moment I met them I was super excited to shoot their wedding. They absolutely loved my work and just let me do my thing which always makes for a fun day! Jenna and Nick also booked my good friend DJ Mark Dixon from Pure Entertainment. Any time you have Mark at a wedding you know it is going to be a good time. This was my first Saphire Estate wedding. I have worked at their sister property The Villa in East Bridgewater and they are both gorgeous properties run by very accommodating staff. And the food is good. Bonus!
As soon as I arrived it started raining. Jenna was so laid back about the situation and basically said "as long as it is not pouring we are going outside". I love that attitude! Don't let a little sprinkle ruin your outdoor ceremony! The rain actually cleared up just in time and the staff at Saphire Estate actually busted out some leaf blowers to quickly clear the ceremony space of excess water which was amazing. We started a few minutes late but everything worked out perfectly! We even managed to catch a small glimpse of the sunset over Lake Massapoag before heading in to join the reception. Once inside DJ Mark Dixon did what he does best and rocked Jenna and Nick's guests from start to finish! I wish you both the very best! Keep on being awesome!
This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Charlie's Bar Mitzvah at the beautiful Temple Israel Boston. When I first spoke with Charlie's mom Barb, she told me the story of how a couple of years ago her other son Max's Bar Mitzvah party happened to get snowed out which made the day very difficult. I explained what we would do in that situation, and we both laughed thinking "what are the chances of that happening again!" Well, mother nature seems to have a sense of humor and decided to let it snow for Charlie's Bar Mitzvah as well. Lucky for us, it happened to be just enough to create a beautiful winter wonderland feel but still allowed for their guest to make it!
Venue: Oceanview of Nahant
Entertainment: Johnny K Pure Energy Entertainment
Hair: Jennifer Burke Utopia Salon
Makeup: Sara Currao Rouge Couture Make Up Artistry
Dress: Cristina's Bridal
Flowers: My Personal Florist
Kristina & Matt Chitro were married at the gorgeous Oceanview of Nahant on October 14, 2016. From the moment I met these two I knew it was going to be a fantastic wedding. Partly because they were a young couple into good music with friends that like to party, but also because they decided to hire Johnny K from Pure Energy Entertainment for their DJ.
We started the day together at the Four Points Sheraton in Wakefield which happens to be next door to my house (score!) She had the suite on the top floor which was fantastic for photos! We did the first look with Kristina's father, and it was such a touching moment. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.
From there we headed to the Oceanview of Nahant where Kristina & Matt tied the knot on their beautiful Beach Stone Terrace. The Oceanview added this to their property very recently, and it has been a HUGE success with their couples. I really love this new space. It is only steps away from the ballroom and bridal suite making everything flow very smoothly! After the ceremony, we lucked out, and the moon rose right over the Atlantic making a spectacular backdrop for their portraits.
When the DJ started introductions, my belief that this was going to be an insanely fun wedding was confirmed. When Kristina & Matt entered the room, their friends and family gave them a super energetic welcome!
I'm a strong believer that a picture is worth a thousand words, so enough from me, check out the highlights below!