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October, 2011:

Hillary and Kate’s Monday afternoon wedding

My Double Header Wedding Monday continued and I headed to Plainfield, Vermont to photograph Hillary and Kate and their ceremony-for-two at the Comstock House, a lovely B&B with gorgeous views, run by Warren Hathaway and Ross Sneyd.

Hillary and Kate came to Vermont for their Civil ceremony, after having a large spiritual wedding at their home in North Carolina. Justice of the Peace Olivia Gay officiated and guests included just the sheep that grazed in the picturesque fields behind the inn.

What a gorgeous spot to do portraits. I loved every minute with this adorable couple..

I had fun trying to make this ring picture, until I dropped one of the bands and momentarily couldn’t find it in the leaves! Ahhh..

If you’d like to see all of the photos from Hillary and Kate’s Monday afternoon wedding, please click HERE and dont forget to get the password from the couple!

Tracey and Susan’s Monday morning wedding

I recently had a Double-header Monday, with one couple getting married in Burlington in the morning and then another tying the knot in Plainfield in the afternoon. What a happy way to start the week!

Tracey and Susan came to Vermont from Atlanta and had their intimate wedding ceremony at the First Congregational Church. It was officiated by wonderful Rev. Adrienne Carr.

The 10 minute service and Rev. Carr’s blessing (and signature on the marriage license!) made the new “Mrs. and Mrs.” soooo happy and it carried into the fun and romantic portrait session which followed. It was a gorgeous Vermont Fall day, just overcast enough to make the color really pop!

After our first stop on Spear Street to show them the view from Overlook Park, I found out that Tracey and Susan shared my affinity for hay bails so we headed off to another of my favorite outdoor Fall portrait studios!

And everyone loves a bright red barn!!!

If you’d like to see all of Tracey and Susan’s wedding day photos, please click HERE (password provided by the couple, of course!)

Congratulations, Tracey and Susan!!!!!!

Ron and Cris get engaged

Ron and Cris live in Ottawa but their Vermont connection centers around Ron’s family cottage in the Champlain Islands, where he has loved spending time ever since he was a boy. For Ron, proposing to the woman he loves and then planning a wedding could only be done in this most special and sacred place.

The couple met while both working in the Pool and Hot Tub industry and they had to keep their affair under wraps. The chemistry was too great, though, and their relationship blossomed into a full blown romance with wedding bells ringing in their ears. Now they are planning their celebration for next June, with a lakeside ceremony on the pier at the North Hero House and I am so excited to be their photographer!

We recently spent some time together at their Alburg retreat and then at North Hero House, where Ron re-enacted their proposal (so Cris could share the photos with her mother!) It was a beautiful afternoon and the Vermont foliage was in fine form for the engagement session. I can only hope for weather that nice next June at their wedding…

I hope you enjoy this fun and sexy little slideshow of Ron and Cris’s photo session (to the Andrew Allen song, “Loving you Tonight“):

If you’d like to see all of the pictures from Ron and Cris’s Engagement session, please click HERE (but make sure you have the password from the couple to enter the gallery!

Cheryl and Michael’s Wedding at Baldwin Creek

With just weeks to go until their wedding, Cheryl and Michael decided that they wanted their celebration professionally photographed. The couple has been together for years, but now, after finally making it “official”, Cheryl wanted to make sure they had at least one good picture of them in their wedding attire. When we met at my studio in August, those were my instructions from Cheryl: “Just get one good picture of Michael and me and I’ll be happy!”

Of course this made me laugh. And I hope, after the couple looks at the 500 plus photos from their wedding, they will find at least one that they like!

The wedding and reception was held at the beautiful Inn at Baldwin Creek, with about a hundred of the couple’s friends and family members gathering for the event. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Adrienne Carr, with musical accompaniment by Vermont singer/songwriter Mary McGinnis.

The bridal party takes flight:

Chef Doug Mack‘s food was yummy and pretty (as always!):

It was so sweet when Michael’s son leaned over and gave his dad a big kiss on the cheek!

The couple had a little giggle with their guests, taking their first whirl on the dance floor to Nat King Cole’s “Too Young” (“They try to tell us we’re too young–too young to really be in love…”)

The amazing and talented Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers kept the party in full swing with her combination of jazz and blues! Any wedding with Jenni is a P-A-R-T-Y!!!

These two guests cracked me up:

How often do you get to say… “Here Come The JUDGE(S)!”

I love this slideshow set to Phil Collins‘s gorgeous rendition of “The Way You Look Tonight

If you’d like to see all 500 plus pictures from Cheryl and Michael’s wedding, please click HERE (but you’ll need the secret pass code from the bridal couple!) Congratulations, Cheryl and Michael!! May you always treasure your young love!

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