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!

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 

Bournedale Function Facility Wedding Venue | Jill + Jason

Bournedale Function Facility Wedding Venue | Jill + Jason

 

For every wedding I am always checking the weather. It called for an 80% chance of rain for Jillian and Jason’s wedding day up until the night before. It turned out, that it changed to clouds with no rain, and for that we are grateful! The ceremony was held outside  on the lawn over looking a lake officiated by a close friend of theirs. It was beautiful and I just loved hearing their vows that they wrote to one another. It was just so sweet looking over and seeing both the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom in tears of happy tears as Jill and Jason read their vows and said their I do’s.

We had their bridal party portraits on the beach and I have to say, I just had the best time! I tried a little something new and went into the water to get a group shot from a different perspective! The water was cold, but it felt pretty good to me! Their bridal party was full of laughs and I just loved getting to know everyone. As we started our bride and groom portraits, dark clouds came through and it started to rain. That didn’t stop us from getting our portrait time outside and oh man, I am in love with their portraits!

It’s hard to put into words how much I love my job. It’s couples like Jill and Jason that remind me how lucky I am!! I’m thankful for them and for their families and I can’t WAIT for you to see their beautiful wedding day at the wonderful Bournedale Function Facility!

 

Dress: Angela’s Bridal | Flowers: Flowers by Nichole | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Bournedale Function Facility | DJ: Gerard Timmons  | Cake: Guilty Bakery | Invitations: Emerald Invitations | Hair: Konexion Salon | MUA: Stephanie Ward | First Dance: Arthur Murray 

 

 

Bittersweet Farm Wedding Venue | Jaclyn & Jordan

Bittersweet Farm Wedding Venue | Jaclyn & Jordan

Sometimes, its really hard to describe how much we love love wedding days, and friends, we loved this wedding day! It was authentic, and genuine and filled with the best kinds of emotion! Jordan’s sweet reaction during their first look and then again as his bride walked down the isle toward him were both just the sweetest reactions that I am sure Jaclyn will never forget! Not only did Jordan share tears, Jaclyn did too, and her groom was there to help clear them away. They melted everyone’s hearts with their loving gestures and gorgeous smiles. Their ceremony was beautiful as they stood together surrounded by their closest friends and family. Jordan’s sister officiated their service under a beautiful awning that they made together. She performed their ceremony with grace and love, its was absolutely beautiful.

As Lisa and I were capturing the perfectly thought out details of this day, a ray of sun came shining through the trees. It was amazing to see this big beam of light come through for them onto the piece of decor that they created themselves. When Lisa showed me the image out of camera, it gave me chills as I said that it looks like Jordan’s dad is there, shining down on them, celebrating this perfect day with them in heaven. Just a few weeks leading up to their wedding day, Jordan’s dad passed away. He was honored in so many ways throughout their wedding day, this ray of light was comforting to know that he was not only remembered, he was there.

We ended their night with an epic sparkler exit! When they came to me and said they wanted to have a sparkler exit, I was so excited! It’s very rare that these exits get to happen but now that this one happened, I am going to be talking about it a lot with my brides and grooms! They invited their bridal party only to come outside with them. The sparklers were lit, the lighting set up was ready, Lisa was there by my side and Jordan and Jaclyn ran through the sparklers, smiling so big! Everyone was laughing and screaming and since they had the long size sparklers, they kept running back and fourth! It was so fun and I am so happy with all of their photos!! So, who is next for the sparkler exit, friends?!

Jordan and Jaclyn, Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for having Lisa and I at your wedding day. We had the best time capturing every little detail and it was so great getting to know you both. The love you share for one another is evident from the smiles on your faces, the tears you shared, the vows you wrote for one another and it came through from everyone there celebrating with you. We love you guys and hope you have the best time in Portugal!

I can’t wait to share this images to allow you to get to know this incredible Ali B Couple! I have dozens and dozens of favorites!!! Enjoy!

Florist: Sweet Pea Designs | Ceremony: Bittersweet Farm | Reception Venue: Bittersweet Farm | DJ: Divine Creations Entertainment | Videographer: Star Productions Media | Cake: Silver Spoon Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Dress: David Tutera, Total Wedding Plaza 

 

Jones River Trading Wedding Venue | Allison & Derek

Jones River Trading Wedding Venue | Allison & Derek

Oh friends, I have another gorgeous Jones River Trading Wedding for you today!!

This was my second time this year photographing at the Jones River. You might think that photographing in the same venue several times in a year, I would want some new scenery, but it was just the opposite! You see, my first wedding of the year was held here in February,  and now, it’s September. The trees were green, the water was flowing and their planters on the deck had beautiful flowers. It was warm enough to hold the ceremony outside as well as get some group photos in the back yard area too!

I fell in love with Allison and Derek when I met them at the Starbucks in Plymouth, MA just about a year ago! They were so great to talk to and I loved hearing all about their pup, Dubey who happened to be in the bridal party. After meeting them I was counting down the days to their wedding day ever since! They are two of the sweetest, most thoughtful people and so fun to be around!

All of the details from this day beautiful. I loved her rose gold jewry and shoes along with her wedding clutch. I thought that Derek getting ready was the sweetest as he had his mom helping him with his tie and cuff links and their dog, Dubey was just so handsome in his doggy tux matching the groomsmen!

Allison and Derek, Thank you for trusting us to capture your beautiful day! We had a blast with you guys and loved every minute! I can’t wait to share with you more photos from this day, but for now, here are just a few of my many favorites!

Dress: Davids Bridal | Florist: The Candy Jar | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Jones River Trading | DJ: DJ Scott Events | Cake: Piece of Cake | Catering: Plymouth Bay Catering | Invitations: Magnetstreet | Wedding Favor: Donation to the ALS Foundation in memory of Donna Trube