Lisa + Jay. A really special couple, coming together in a quiet corner of Vermont, to give their lives to one another. The way their family and friends surrounded them really left an impact on us. And you never know what you’ll get with an October wedding in Vermont. But it was a crisp fall day, the kind you wait all year for, culminating in one of the best night skies of the season…and some of the craziest dancing we’ve seen yet! There’s no better way we could have wrapped up our 2012 season.
I really dig this idea. As wedding photographers and filmmakers, this is the very essence of our work: to make Love visible. And furthermore, to give this visible representation of Love the esteem it deserves, by approaching it with care, honesty and creativity.
From meeting them for their engagement session, to joining them for a pre-wedding golfing excursion and rehearsal, through the myriad of emotions on their wedding day, to the final goodbyes at the end of the night, working with Sarah + Chris was truly a labor of love. During the wedding day, the development of their relationship was jokingly referred to by friends and family as “the saga.” We’ve only known them for a short time, but it’s really difficult to imagine Sarah + Chris as ever being anything but husband and wife.
Thank you, Sarah + Chris. We feel sincerely blessed to have gotten to know you and spend time with you and your family on such a special day.
At every wedding we’re a part of, there’s a moment when I find myself completely awestruck by the beauty of two people coming together to commit their lives to one another. It humbles me every time.
But at Jess + Scott’s wedding, that one moment didn’t happen for me. Instead, that moment of awe just kept coming again and again and again. The entire day was an abundance of striking moments that left me so inspired. As artists, we truly couldn’t ask for more then to create something so rich in beauty and emotion, yet still so real and honest.
Thank you Jess + Scott, for a day of overwhelming inspiration. It was truly a honor to be a part of.
*The music in Jess + Scott’s Highlight Film is a song I’d been playing around with for quite a while. It had a certain personality that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, and I hadn’t been able to find the right film to use it in. As I began to review our footage of Jess + Scott’s wedding, I knew right away…this was the perfect fit. There’s an elegance that the footage and song share, and I love how they came together in this film.
True love exhilarates. It is real. It genuinely moves you. It is not contrived. It is not commonplace. And it certainly isn’t boring.
A wedding film should be no different.
Molly + Dale saw something in our films that really excited them. And naturally, that excited us. Talking with them, they clearly understood the value of a creative film, not just “wedding videography”, and their enthusiasm for our work really inspired us to make something truly special.
Molly + Dale, you two are quite the pair. Working with you was like hanging with old friends. Thanks for being open to our vision, for trekking through a field of sunflowers and bumblebees on your wedding day, and making us laugh more in one day then I think we have all summer.
We also brought our rockin’ open air photo booth to Molly + Dale’s wedding. Check out their ridiculous pictures here.
There is so much I could say about the collection of photographs that follows. About the happiness and excitement that I personally experienced that day. And about the love that I witnessed. But instead, all I will say is this: Tori and Kate, thank you. I will forever want to drag couples out of bed to remote and messy locations the day after their wedding to take their pictures.
Hello friends! We’re excited to tell ya’ll that Lauren and Grant’s beautiful Brick House wedding has been featured on the US wedding blog Snippet & Ink this week!
I drew a huge amount of inspiration from this blog while Micah and I were planning our wedding, so being featured means a lot to me! Make sure you head over to Snippet & Ink to check out the full post!
A funny thing happened last week. We shot three weddings, every one of which was on a body of water. It seemed obvious to take advantage of this, so we headed to the shore for portraits each time. Now, it’s no secret that we’ve been longing to shoot some wedding portraits in a boat… but somehow, someway, we ended up in a canoe at
anticipate: to expect; look forward to; be sure of.
From the moment Stephanie found us at the Vermont Vows Wedding Affair back in October… …to meeting her and Dane for breakfast, and hearing the vision they had for their wedding… …to driving up a mountain to photograph their engagement session… …to the morning of the big day… …we were filled with such anticipation for the wedding of these two.
We knew it would be amazing. And it certainly was.
Thank you, Stephanie and Dane, for letting us capture the start of your beautiful life together.
Gorgeous locations and decorations, exceptional food and drinks, the gathering of friends and family, live music and ridiculous dance floor antics…details that make weddings so much fun to be a part of.
But that’s not what weddings are really about. And sometimes it’s hard to remember that.
Watching Lauren and Evan on their wedding day, I saw two people who really knew what it was to come together in marriage. If all the details fell away, these two would’ve remained unchanged. They were with each other, and that was all they really needed.
I feel so blessed to have been there to witness such simple and genuine love, and above all, to catch it and put it in a film.
PS. I hope you enjoy the original music we composed for their movie :)
I have to tip my hat to the rest of the vendors…the folks at the Grafton Inn are exceptional, and their venue is one of a kind. If you’re looking for the quintessential Vermont wedding, make sure the Inn is one of your options. It was also great working alongside Christina Bernales. She’s a fantastic photographer, and you can see her images of Lauren and Evan’s wedding here. Looking forward to working with everyone again :)
We understand that our couples have a variety of budgets and styles, so we’ve chosen to offer two different albums. On our search to find an album that is comparable to the Signature Album by Wild Magnolia Design, we found a company whose quality and service is nothing short of excellent: Vision Art.
Each “Fine Art Album”, created by Vision Art, boasts a full Photo Wrapped cover, the finest museum quality matte paper, and vibrant archival ink. When you open up an album, you’ll see a full panoramic display of your photographs with no cuts or gutters in the binding. We’re so excited to introduce to you our “Fine Art Album” - enjoy!
Photographs were made to be printed. We always recommend that couples have their images printed in some form. That being said, as wedding photographers we believe there is no better way to preserve your memories than in a beautiful, handmade album. We searched high and low for an album to offer our couples which we feel truly reflects the quality and style of our work. And then we found Wild Magnolia Design.
We fell in love with every little detail of their albums. Located in California, the folks at Wild Magnolia hand-make every single album from scratch out of 100% reusable or raw materials. They use the best quality giclée printing technology available, which means these albums are completely archival, so you can pass them down through generations! The album’s cover is printed on 100% organic, heavyweight hemp canvas, the texture and feel of which cannot be beat. They offer seven different beautifully designed, handmade endpapers to give your album a truly unique look. And to top it all off, the paper inside the albums is completely tree-free. It’s made entirely out of cotton, which gives it a velvety, soft touch! We really love these albums, and we know you will, too.
And we can’t forget to mention that we design all of our albums by hand in our studio, to insure that the unique story of your wedding is told flawlessly.
Without further ado, we present to you our Signature Album! Enjoy!
For more information on Wild Magnolia Design, visit their website.
If you’re from Vermont or you’re getting married in there, you’re probably aware of Vermont Vows, Vermont’s finest wedding publication. The latest and greatest issue of the magazine was recently published and we’re thrilled to be featured in it! You can find the beautiful wedding of Martin + Blaise on page 201.
Couples: Make sure you pick up the latest issue, it’s packed to the brim with inspirational photos, DIY projects and resources not to be missed! Enjoy!
As a photographer, my job is to take photographs. But it doesn’t end there.
Being in the wedding/portrait industry means that I not only have to capture the people and things around me in a creative way, I also have to tell their stories. In between weddings and portrait sessions, I’m always searching for ways to practice the art of storytelling through photography. Because of this, I don’t often leave home without my camera. Not every day provides me with the ideal opportunity to photograph something or someone, but sometimes I get lucky…
Recently, I spent the day at my friend Jordan’s home. If you follow our blog, you may already be familiar with her farm - Bliss Ridge. (I’ve shot some portrait sessions there - like this one & this one!) She and I spent the afternoon working in the garden and enjoying the warm spring sun. Half way through tilling a garden bed to plant her beets, I realized I needed my camera. Thanks Jordan, for allowing me to tell this simple story.
PS- How sweet is it that her husband, Dan, finished up his timber framing project just in time to sneak a couple shots in?!
We met Jenn at the Vermont Wedding Affair (see previous post), and right away we were taken by her sweetness and bright smile. She told us she was looking for video, photography and a photo booth for her New Year’s Eve wedding. Under certain circumstances we’re able to accommodate shorter sessions like theirs, and we’re so happy it worked out.
It was an excellent evening ringing in the New Year with lots of love, great people, and Burlington’s immense fireworks display over Lake Champlain.
Check out a selection of images and a Highlight Movie of the night, which features an original piece of music composed by Micah Dudash.
Remember their awesome photo booth pictures? See the rest here.
There is truly nothing like hearing from our couples when they receive their wedding movies and photographs. All business aside, it’s an incredibly fulfilling experience to use our talents and give people something that is personal, artistic, and uniquely theirs in every sense.
Recently, we received a review from two wonderful people who’s wedding we filmed back in October of 2011. What they wrote means a lot to us, so we wanted to share it with you all.
We hope it also helps people realize the importance of having your wedding filmed by professional artists. You are special, and you deserve something special.
”Kevin and I had always known that we wanted our wedding to be filmed and I had a very particular vision of how I wanted it to look. When I saw examples of Micah and Kelly’s cinematography it matched my high expectations of what I thought a wedding film should be. Kevin and I had gone through so much the month before our October 2011 wedding. At the end of August and through the beginning of September we were displaced by Hurricane Irene. Wedding planning took a backseat as we, and many people in Vermont, put our lives back together after the storm. We connected with Kelly and Micah and I was thrilled to be planning the wedding again and even more thrilled when they made a generous offer to help, making it easier for us to get the package we truly wanted.
During the planning Kelly and Micah were wonderful to work with. From our initial meeting to the big day they were professional, relaxed, and organized. They asked questions about the day that I would not have thought to talk about and during the wedding they took to heart what we had told them was important. I had told Micah that seeing the children guests having fun meant a lot to me. I will never forget the moment during the wedding when I looked over in the lawn of the venue and there was Micah- running, camera in hand, with the kids as they played. Seeing that happen in real life and seeing how it turned out in film was special. The rest of the time I actually barely noticed they were filming! I do not know how they captured so much without me noticing they were there.
Having Kelly and Micah play such a huge part in our big day was one of the best wedding planning decisions we made and we could not have imagined anyone else performing their task. We will be forever grateful for their generosity and talent. The main film and highlight film turned out to surpass my expectations. They created something that has not only beautifully captured the day but transports us back to the love and emotion we felt that day. It is powerful.
You two are amazingly talented. Thank you for everything.”
-Emily and Kevin Andrews
To Emily and Kevin, and everyone else we have and will work with; thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. You’re why we do what we do.
If you’ve planned a wedding in Vermont (or New England for that matter), chances are you know about Vermont Vows and WellWed Magazine. In addition to their inspirational publications and resourceful websites, they host annual bridal fairs in Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts. We were privileged to be a part of the Vermont Wedding Affair in 2011.
In addition to being a featured vendor, the folks at VT Vows/WellWed asked us if we’d film the event. Held at Shelburne Farms, and packed with top vendors displaying their fine products, it was an enticing and inspiring experience for all who attended.
We met a lot of great people at the Vermont Wedding Affair, and we look forward to working with them throughout this year.
Enjoy the video, and we’ll see you at the next fair.
We made it! After 5 days of driving, we finally arrived in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho this afternoon. We witnessed some incredible scenery and were blessed with incredible (hot) weather the entire way across. Here’s a few instagram shots from the road. We’d love to shoot some weddings out here some day!