Behind the Scenes 2018

Behind the Scenes 2018

Ahhh, its that time of the year! Behind the scenes 2018! How about we just dive right in and give you a sneak peek of what happens on the other side of the camera!

I say it all the time but we have the BEST job in the world.

so if you’re looking for two poised professionals to capture your most special day…. look no further. You came to the right place….

It doesn’t get any better than being with people on the happiest day of their life for a living!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We always make sure we point to exactly where you need to be  at all times… 

And we also make sure we are somewhere in the frame because, why not?!

I am really good at playing simon says…. 

When its time for your fist kiss….. we got it… Front and center.

Lisa is the best person to do light checking with!

She introduced me to this amazing lighting system and since she whipped it out, I’ve stolen it from her ever since! 

Sometimes I want to make a grand entrance too! It’s like I just love my couples so much, I want to be in the bridal party!

I promise to be front and center to grab those emotions as your besties talk all about you! 

and our moves?! We have moves you’ve never seen! 

When its windy, we are there to help you put your veil back on.

if you can’t find Lisa…. you tell the videographer what to do…

If the veil is fine and you need some fluffing, we are here.

Need help getting in your dress… I got you.

Rain on your wedding day? We’ve got you covered….

but we don’t have Lisa covered….! 

Alex is pretty dang funny….

a broken lens? We have more. ( although this was really upsetting I am sad right now looking at this photo..)

We make sure your first look is what you hoped for and more.

We check out lighting before bringing you outside for night shots with your wedding day sky!

We will be sure to capture all of your loved ones

If you’re too busy getting your photos taken but the party has already started…. again, we got you.

Can  someone please point us in the direction of the cake?!

Getting closer but I am pretty sure the cake is at a different table…

Still not cake, but I do love me a good behind the scenes Instagram Story! Follow me @alibphotography

Found it! 

If you love the water, you imbrace everything about it.

I really LOVE the water! 

and if you have a hard time getting smiles… have a family member help you. 

We are available to travel anywhere you’d like! I am 100% ready to go back to Washington DC. A wedding, and engagement…. I will be there!

We really have the best clients in the world! 

…and because of YOU, we are SO grateful! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for an amazing 2018! 2019….we are coming for you!

Boston Sea Port Engagement Session | Gina + Kevin

Boston Sea Port Engagement Session | Gina + Kevin

I met Gina and Kevin in the summer when Gina’s sister Jen got married at  Mill Falls. I had so much fun at Jen and Jason’s wedding, when Gina contacted me I was so excited, I knew I was going to love them for their engagement session and I know their wedding is going to be a blast! Guess what….? I was right…I love them.

Gina and Kevin’s engagement session was around the Boston Sea Port. What a perfect location! We were able to have several different backgrounds since there are so many awesome places for photos in this area. I found out that this area has a special meaning to them as they met at a bar not too far from where we were!

Charley. their fur baby attended the shoot for the last half hour! She is such a beautiful pup and I was so happy they brought her with them! You can see the love that is shared between all 3 of them during this shoot and I am so thrilled I was able to capture it all.

Gina, Kevin and Charley, Thank you so much for choosing me to capture these moments. I had so much fun seeing to guys again and getting to meet Charley. I am sad I will not see you guys again until August! I hope you love your photos and I hope you enjoy looking at a few of my favorites from our session together. xoxo.

A huge shout out to Beabout Exposure as they were there during this session documenting behind the scenes video for us! I even did a little interview after their session and I can not wait to share the final product! If you are looking for a videographer, contact them!! Philip and Brittney are awesome!

Gina’s Dress: Nordstrom | Gina’s Sweater: Free People

Pavillion at Pinehills Wedding Venue | Allison and Daniel

Pavillion at Pinehills Wedding Venue | Allison and Daniel

I am so excited to share this Pavillion at Pinehills wedding with you today! It’s so hard for me to believe that this was my last wedding of 2018, I am truly missing every one of my Ali B Couples already! Friends, you see, it’s really not just about the wedding day. It’s all about my couples and I love that I am able to build relationships with them all throughout the year. Come the wedding day, we are already friends and being comfortable with each other is an amazing feeling on the wedding day!

I met Allison and Dan through their best friend, Jillian. The best compliment I could every receive is a referral from my brides and families. Jillian sent Allison and Dan my way and I am forever grateful! They were so much fun getting to know during their engagement session and come their wedding day, everything went so smoothly and we all shared LOTS of laughs! I was so excited for this wedding most of all because it was going to be a big reunion with friends and family from Jillian and Joe’s wedding from this past August! It was so special I got to see them again and end the wedding season with these wonderful people!

I have to say, the way Dan looked at Allison on their wedding day was just the sweetest! I really don’t think he took his eyes off of her throughout their portraits and especially their ceremony! You can just see the love in his eyes for her and it really just makes my heart so happy. What stuck out to me the most was the incredible love, warmth and sincerity of Allison, Dan, and everyone around them. During the reception, you could FEEL the love and closeness shared not just by the couple, but by every single person in the room.

Lisa and I had the best time getting to see everyone from Jillian and Joe’s wedding here celebrating Allison and Daniel! I even got to get in a photo with my Ali B Brides! Allison and Dan, thank you for allowing us to be part of your family for the day. It was truly an honor, and we’re so excited for you to see a few of our many favorites! There were so many favorites that I really had a hard time just choosing a few…so grab a drink…( Dan… get some Corona, add the lime) and enjoy relieving your wedding day! 🙂 xoxo.

Dress: Allure Romance | Flowers:The Tangled Web | Venue: The Pavillion at Pinehills | DJ: El Folio Entertainment | Videography: Beabout Exposure | Cake: Piece of Cake | Invitations: Emerald Invitations |

Captain Linnell House Wedding | Corey + Jessie | Cape Cod, MA

Captain Linnell House Wedding | Corey + Jessie | Cape Cod, MA

Since moving to NH, I have to constantly remind myself to change my weather app location so I know whats happening on Cape Cod. It’s so crazy how just a few hours North of the cape, the weather is totally different. I woke up to pouring rain on Corey and Jessie’s wedding day. It was raining buckets all the way until I got to Plymouth, MA. While still overcast, the rain was coming to an end! By the time I arrived to capture the first parts of the day, the rain had completely stopped! Can we talk about perfect timing?!  have no doubt that even if the weather had been different and we had been celebrating their day in the pouring rain, these two would have been joyful.

Corey and Jessie are such a fun couple! I have been looking forward to their wedding day since their engagement session last fall when I realized they were up for anything I asked them to do! There was so much laughter then, I knew their day was going to be filled with so much joy, I couldn’t wait!

They shared a first look together which was just the sweetest thing! I just loved capturing that moment when Jess tapped Corey on his shoulder, and his reaction when he turned around was just priceless. A few tears were shed and it was so sweet to witness them each wiping them away one another. Since it was raining all morning, it cooled the air and it was a bit chilly and very windy where we were for their first look and bridal party portraits. Everyone was so great braving the cold air and wind we were able to get so many amazing portraits for them to cherish forever of their closest friends, family and the two of them on their special day.

Lisa and I loved being surrounded by their family and friends. One of my favorite moments of the day was when Corey’s mom a hopped on the dance floor, got the party started and surprised everyone with her singing ” All Night Long” – Lionel Richie. Everyone was cheering her on and then the dance floor filled up and stayed full for hours and hours! It was a cheerful celebration of a wonderful couple!! Corey and Jessie, congratulations on this special new season of life! We were so honored to capture your wedding day! Enjoy looking back at the many many favorites I had from your day! xoxo.

Dress: Marry Tux & Bridal | Hair + Make up:  Artworx Hair Design | Flowers:  Fancy Flowers | Ceremony: Our Lady of the Cape | Reception: Captain Linnell House | DJ: Meritage Entertainment | Cake: Cottage Street Bakery| Invitations: Zazzle 

Amylee & Greg Engagement Session | Chiltonville, MA

Amylee & Greg Engagement Session | Chiltonville, MA

You know how good it feels when you can be around someone who just makes you feel like 100% yourself?? It’s such a good feeling and that is exactly how I felt around Amylee and Greg! These two were so laid back and just so fun to be around! Our whole session was just filled with laughter and I loved every second of it! The best is that I got a text a few hours after our session from Amylee telling me her abs hurt from laughing so much!!

Amylee and Greg have been together for 10 years after meeting at work in Kingston, MA. Greg proposed to Amylee last December in Downtown Plymouth just after enjoying a nice dinner at Strega! When we were together I suggested they go back to Strega since they were all dressed up and looking amazing! 🙂 I just love it when my couples have their engagement session and make a date out of it.

They chose to have their session at Chiltonville and I have to say I just love this location for fall sessions! The light is just so nice in the open field that I love to use and the dirt road with wooden fence just adds something to the images. This was my second time shooting in this location just a few weeks apart. The colors on the tree’s have started to fall,but I still loved everything about this location!

Amylee and Greg, I had the best time with you guys! I can not wait until your wedding day next year! Enjoy my favorites from your session! xoxo.

 

Chilton