It was a FULL weekend for me thats for sure! I had back to back weddings on Friday and Saturday and I had the best time at both! Sunday I was in Boston for an engagement session and Monday I was back in MA for a newborn lifestyle session! All of these events I am so excited to share with you! You see, I might be exhausted, but I love my job and I get so excited when I have new work to share with you!
Rachel and Joel were such a pleasure to be around! They had this calming presence about them the whole day and it instantly made the day feel like pure perfection. Now, I usually meet my couples before their wedding day during an engagement session, however, Rachel and Joel were living in Cleveland at the time they booked with me ( a little over 2 years ago!) so we did not get to meet each other before their wedding day. Let me tell you, I was SO excited to meet them! Not having any clue of who they are before getting to the wedding day can be a little intimidating. When I am with my couples I just don’t stop talking. I prompt them and I tell them exactly what I need them to do. Were Rachel and Joel going to like my personality?? All of these feelings of the unknown quickly washed away as soon as I met them! Both had smiles from ear to ear and they were so happy to do anything I needed them to do. They were wonderful to work with and I am so honored they chose me to be their wedding photographer!
I had a lot of favorite moments from their wedding day. Getting to spend time with the wedding party on the beach after the ceremony was so much fun! We were all laughing and having a great time, and I even let them all go with enough time to join in cocktail hour. I loved getting to spend a ton of time with Rachel and Joel for their beach portraits as well as sun set portraits, just wait until to see those photos! Another moment that I loved was when Rachel’s grandfather gave the blessing. He is the absolute cutest thing and I just wanted to bring him home with me! His speech was the sweetest and he even got up on the dance floor a few times and busted out some great moves! Okay, one more! I loved Joel’s reaction when seeing Rachel for the first time walking down the aisle. He had the biggest smile on his face and he gave her a little wave! I thought it was just the sweetest gesture!! They both cried while reading their vows which was also, soooo sweet! Gah!
Rachel and Joel, Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart for trusting us on your wedding day. The day was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t be any more excited for you both! Rachel you looked absolutely stunning and Joel looked so handsome! It was so great getting to meet your sweet friends and family. I hope you are enjoying your first few days of Mr. & Mrs. and you love getting to look back on such a magical wedding day. xoxo
Once upon a time, on a BEAUTIFUL summer day…….WHAT?! Summer? Nope…. it’s not summer! It’s spring but let me tell you, Jared and Katie had the absolute most perfect weather for their May wedding on the beach! It was 100% PERFECTION! The sun was shining, it had a nice wind that kept you from melting in the sun and there were people swimming in the ocean! It really did feel like summer!
Her details for the day were laid out so nicely and easy for me to grab and go! I was so impressed with her organization skills! The bridesmaids and Katie also had the room she was getting ready in clean and decorated with a cute banner along the bed. Again, I was so impressed and just so excited to get started on their day! The last time I saw these two was just over a year ago for their engagement session! I was so excited to see them again! They are so much fun, and are both really good at modeling for me when I give them direction!
I loved Katie and her dad’s first look. She looked amazing and he made sure that she knew it. Her girlfriends were just in awe of how gorgeous she was, and they made her entire day such a celebration!! I absolutely LOVE that we got to have their fist look on the beach, where Katie wanted it, and since it was an absolute beautiful location.
However, my favorite part of the day was when Katie’s dad toasted the newlyweds at the beginning of their reception. He shared that when Katie was a baby, she took her first steps on the beach at The Sea Crest Beach Hotel, which gave this location and even bigger meaning! Oh the tears! So many tears! You can tell that Katie is a daddy’s girl and that her relationship with her parents is such a cherished part of her life.
As you scroll through this beautiful wedding day, I hope you enjoy this gorgeous couple as much as we did! Their smiles and their joy are contagious!!! Thank you for having Nichole and I capture your wedding day! We had so much fun and we are still talking about those sun set photos! They were simply amazing! Zach Levenson did a great job on their video and also gave a little sneak peek of their day, which I have included here. Enjoy reliving your wedding day, Mr. & Mrs. Jared Weed. xoxo
I am telling you I had no idea that my work would be published this many times! I Feel like each week I have been sharing featured weddings with you and I am still just so thankful! I love that these REAL weddings are giving brides out there some inspiration for your big day! Thank you for following along and checking out these featured weddings! View their blog post here.
The day called for rain…no surprise there… the month of May has been nothing but rain so far, however the rain and over cast skies have not prevented me from capturing such amazing photos of my couples. I was in contact with Brooke and Conor as well as their vendor team throughout the weeks leading up to their wedding. Everyone was on the same page to be sure their day ran smoothly. I packed up my bubble umbrellas in the case of a downpour, but we didn’t need them! The rain stayed away for most of the day allowing Brooke and Conor to be married in front of their closest friends and family outside with a beautiful view of the harbor.
Brooke walked down the aisle with her dad to Conor who was standing under a beautiful arch that had their wedding flowers nicely placed on the top and side. Tears fell from his eyes as he watched his high school sweetheart walk toward him. His brothers next to him providing the most loving support. It brought tears to my eyes watching the love between brothers being shared at this amazing moment during the wedding day. I can only hope my boys support each other the way they did to one another. It truly was the sweetest thing.
Throughout the wedding day so many sweet bridesmaids and friends of this amazing couple came up to us and thanked us for being there. Could our job be any more rewarding? Sometimes I just don’t understand how we lucked out with such incredible clients. I’m so thankful!
Brooke and Conor, I know you have been waiting patiently all day for this blog post and I hope it is just what you needed to end your Tuesday night. There are so many photos, I had an extremely hard time choosing my favorite to share with you! I just love you two so much! You and your family made Lisa and I feel like family for the day. It was truly an honor to be a part of it. Thank you for trusting us to capture your story as you go from high school sweethearts to husband and wife. We are so happy for you! xoxo
This downtown engagement session was nothing but PERFECTION! I loved getting to meet Gina and Kevin and I can not wait to see them again for their big day! This location in Boston is a perfect place for having that amazing view of the city and the sun setting was just perfect as we walked around this sea port area! They were featured on Wedding Boston and I couldn’t be more thrilled!
This beautiful Cape Cod Nautical wedding was featured on Wedding Boston and Tacari weddings! So much love for these two and their family along with these two publications! I am so honored to be apart of their featured weddings!
Hello, and welcome to the Ali B Blog! I’m Alex and I am a wedding photographer based in Bedford, NH. I hope you grab your favorite drink ( in my case, coffee) and enjoy viewing my latest work, browsing resources for brides and photographers, as well as getting a little peek into my life.