About 8 months ago I get an email from my best friends sister asking me to photograph her wedding. My stock answer is “I don’t do weddings”, (I have a serious phobia of Bridezillas) but Kristen wouldn’t take no for an answer. After much hemming and hawing, I realized that I could slap her around if she got all Bridezilla on me – after all, I have known her since she was 16 – so I agreed. Best. Decision. Ever.
Kristen and Tom are one of those natural couples – not the all mushy kind of natural, the fit together like a puzzle piece kind of natural. They laugh at the same time, get the same jokes (although one is supposedly highbrow, and one lowbrow, looked the same to me!), and have all the same sort of interests that you can just see them getting old together. All their friends just mesh together so that at the wedding you can’t tell which side is the groom and which side is the bride – I love that.
So, where to start with all this fabulousness? I think Tom’s first look at his bride. They wanted to spend as much time with their friends as possible – so they opted to take their formal pictures ahead of the ceremony. Not traditional, but I think it’s amazing. You get a special moment between just the two of you and get all those nerves out of the way. It was so cute!
This is Tom’s reaction to seeing Kristen for the first time and K getting a little misty right after!
Kristen planned the wedding by herself along with friends – I think they did an amazing job! The theme was hydrangeas and flip flops – can it get more Cape Cod than that?
Tom owns a restaurant/bar called Quahog Republic in Falmouth – notice the clam (a Quahog) on his tie? We had to make sure that got a little attention shot. You’ll see a bunch of Quahog references, just want to keep you in the loop! :)
I for one think everyone should laugh like this on their wedding day….
I had a little idea while preparing for this wedding. As you’ll see in my last post, I’m working on trying to give my clients something different during their sessions. Weddings are a beast on their own, but I wanted to do something fun for Kristen so I talked to her sister (who happens to be my best friend) about doing a photobooth/guest book for her. I asked her to pick up some chalk board and thought it would be really cute to have the guest write a message to the couple and I’d photograph anyone who wanted to participate. It was AWESOME!!! Everyone had a blast and it ended up being like a party game during dinner. About 99% of the wedding guests participated. Here’s a few of my favorites!
There are way too many, so I thought it best to include everyone in a little video:
Thank you so much for a great day Kristen and Tom!!! Can’t wait until you see all of them!
Lots of love and luck to you both!