Birchwood Vineyards Wedding | Tessa + Ricky

Tess and Ricky's beautiful winter wedding at Birch Wood Vineyards in Derry, NH was nothing short of spectacular. This was my first wedding of 2018 and it was absolutely perfect. They picked a winter date because Ricky LOVES the winter and was hoping for snow...It did not snow at the wedding, but...we did have a nice coating from a few days before which made for a great backdrop for their outdoor ceremony in the vineyards. Pair that with very moderate temperatures for January and the day couldn't have been better. When I first met with these two Ricky made sure to let me know that he is not a fan of photographers...and he hates having his picture taken...Needless to say..I was not nervous at all going into this ;) Luckily all we had to do was put Tessa in front of him along with his closest family and friends and he was all smiles, all day! Thanks for being so photogenic, and for choosing us to capture your special day. It was truly a pleasure :)

Venue: Birch Wood Vineyards
Dress: Madeline Gardner Marry and Tux
Hair: Katie Shaw - Katie Shaw Hair Studio
Makeup: Tim Buck-Waldie - BW Beauty
Florist: Nicole Britton - Britton Designs
Entertainment: Johnny K & Angel Torres Pure Energy Entertainment
Rockstar second photographer: Danielle Norris Gardner

Boston Marriott Quincy Wedding | Brianne + Chris

Boston Marriott Quincy Wedding | Brianne + Chris

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 ;)

Whitney + Alex | Gorgeous Summer Wedding at The Oceanview of Nahant

Whitney + Alex | Gorgeous Summer Wedding at The Oceanview of Nahant

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!

Kayla + Adam's Seaside Wedding at Oceanview of Nahant

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!

Entertainment: Dj Tommy Sheehan
Hair: Gena - On Broadway Salon
Make-up: Brittney Eileen Makeup Artistry
Flowers: Blooms of Boston
Second Photographer: Catherine Threlkeld

Sydney becomes a Bat Mitzvah | Temple Beth Shalom Needham + The Verve Natick

Sydney becomes a Bat Mitzvah | Temple Beth Shalom Needham + The Verve Natick

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. 

Oceanview of Nahant | Venue Spotlight

Oceanview of Nahant | Venue Spotlight

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.

Loon Pond Lodge at Ted Williams Camp Wedding | Colleen + Thomas

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

Saphire Estate Wedding | Jenna + Nick

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!

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Charlie's Bar Mitzvah Temple Israel Boston

Charlie's Bar Mitzvah Temple Israel Boston

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!