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

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 

 

Plymouth Country Club Wedding Venue | Brianna and Rick

Plymouth Country Club Wedding Venue | Brianna and Rick

I am so excited to share with you Brianna and Rick’s wedding day! Our associate photographer Kayla and second photographer Kelsey captured their wedding day perfectly! The over cast day made a perfect lighting situation for their bridal portraits at Duxbury Beach!

Brianna and Rick are truly the kind of people you’d want to be friends with. They are easy-going, kind, and fun to be around. We are so glad to have photographed such an amazing celebration of their love and to have to meet these two people who are so obviously in love! I will always remember their epic engagement session we had at Fenway and then chasing the light over to the Sea Port for City Skyline photos as the sun was setting!

I have so many favorites from their wedding day it was so hard to choose what to include on their blog! I just love their portraits on the bridge in Duxbury and I have to say the way their reception room at The Plymouth Country Club was decorated was just beautiful! The added on touches of the fabric on the ceiling with the chandelier along with the quote banner behind their sweetheart table was truly stunning!

Brianna and Rick, Thank you so much for your trust! Everyone here at Ali B Photography just adore you both and we couldn’t be happier for you! Congratulations! Have fun looking back on this day through your amazing photos! xoxo

Venue: Plymouth Country Club | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Dress: Mori Lee by Madeline GardenerAngela’s Bridal | Church: Our Lady of Assumption, Marshfield, MA | Cake: | Flowers: Hiromis Flower| DJ: Transatlantic DJ | Video: Babble Films| Uplighting:  Design Light | Transportation: Rockstar Limo

Second Shooting with Oh Snap Studio, LLC | Jaffrey, NH

Second Shooting with Oh Snap Studio, LLC | Jaffrey, NH

I have been doing a lot of 2nd shooting this year which is something I just started and I love! This is the first wedding I photographed in New Hampshire, and 100% not my last! Jenilee of Oh Snap Studio, LLC had me tag along with her for this amazing wedding day. We had so much fun and loved getting to know Kerrie and Shelby along with their family and friends! The day was absolutely perfect and you could feel the love all around for these two beautiful brides! Kerrie proposed to Shelby at the top of the mountain that provided an amazing backdrop as they said their vows.

Getting to tag along during their portraits was so great as I learned a lot from Jenilee! We all laughed a lot and so many amazing moments were captured!

I’m in love with love, in love with this venue, in love with the woods and mountain scenery all around and I just love these two! It was humbling to experience a wedding like this, everyone there just loved these brides and their families were just so amazing!
Shelby’s dance with her dad had me In tears! They danced to “just the way you are” and her dad was crying tears of joy! It literally poured out on to everyone there who celebrated Kerrie and Shelby’s love. In the middle of their dance, her dad invited Kerrie and her dad back up, along with their siblings!! Cue the tissues, people!

Oh Snap Studio- Jenilee,Thank you for having me be apart of this day with you! I had so much fun and I can not wait to work with you again! Kerrie and Shelby, You guys are awesome! Congratulations and Best wishes always!

 

Here are a few favorites from their wedding day.

Venue: The Grand View Estate

Lead Photographer: Oh Snap Studio, LLC

Second Photographer: Ali B Photography

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