Wedding Day Mindset Coach | Wedding Wednesday

Wedding Day Mindset Coach | Wedding Wednesday

Are you a Bride who is planning your wedding and are feeling stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed by all the things? What if I told you that there is a resource out there that helps you have a direct focus on Brides navigating the Coronavirus currently and working to help them feel good again while planning their wedding. You will learn how to transform those feelings into calmness, peace, and absolute joy through your planning and most importantly on your wedding day!

Wedding Day Mindset Coach is a new resource, created by Cassidy Thompson, she is there for you through your journey and she can not wait to meet you! After spending the past 11 years in the wedding industry running @thompsonphotographygroup and @stonewallestate she has decided to help all the planning couples with their wedding Day Mindset.

When I talked to Cassidy about Wedding Day Mindset, she said ” I’ve seen so many times over the years when brides couldn’t get out of their head and into their hearts to enjoy their wedding day. After so much time and investment going into your wedding day, the last thing you want is to miss out on the magic of YOUR wedding day because of something “going wrong” or not happening exactly as planned etc. So I am here to help guide you through all the things, help you connect with the peace and calmness within you, open up to new perspectives about life and the wedding planning process including your fiancé, and your family etc. Because let’s face it, I get it, it can be really hard and emotional at times. Weddings definitely bring out heightened emotions in everyone involved. However that does not mean that you should not enjoy every second of your wedding day. You deserve it!”

Check out these FREE resources with Wedding Day Mindset:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weddingdaymindsetcoach

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddingdaymindsetcoach/

Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeddingDayMindset/

MORE INFORMATION:
Corona Brides Mastermind Group Coaching Calls :

If you are feeling like:

  • No one understands what you are going through.
  • Completely misunderstood.
  • Guilty for planning your wedding.
  • Like you are on a rollercoaster of emotions every day.
  • No one can say the right thing to make you feel better.
  • Cry at the thought of planning your wedding.
  • Overwhelmed and frustrated at the constant changes everyday.
  • Completely deflated and defeated and ready to give up on planning your wedding all together.

 The Corona Brides Mastermind is for you!

In the Corona Brides Masterminds, we will meet and connect for 5 weeks, with a group of Brides and Cassidy via zoom for 60 min.

You will have the opportunity to share more in depth all that you are feeling, your emotions, challenges, family struggles, and ultimately have a safe place to vent.

Cassidy will guide you into exploring your thoughts, give you insight and techniques that will help you have a perspective shift, release your emotions and begin to move forward in your planning process.

You will be able to feel good again, take control of your life,  focus on the exciting parts of planning, and develop a fresh new vision of your wedding day.

 

 

Covid_19 Wedding Resources :

  • Covid_19 Journal to release negative emotions surrounding your wedding plans.
  • How to Maximize Your Mindset being a Covid Bride. 
  • Rescheduling Vendor check list
  • Rescheduled wedding day meditation
Wedding Day Mindset Tools
  • Access to our private FB community
  • 1 Monthly Group Coaching call with Cassidy 
  • Custom Wedding Meditations
  • Mindset Journaling Prompts / PDF’s
  • Wedding Mantras and Affirmations 
  • Wedding Planning Tips 
  • Leading industry professionals sharing tips for wedding planning. 

New Planning resources will be added monthly.

Ashley and Jesse Maternity Session | Londonderry, NH

Ashley and Jesse Maternity Session | Londonderry, NH

 

 

You may be thinking, ” What?! I didn’t know Alex does maternity sessions!!” and you would be correct! I usually do not get to shoot maternity sessions however, long story short, I was contacted by a photographer friend Veronique Photography  who reached out to see if I was available to take this session on as she was not able to, and I was! I am so glad I was able to capture this season of Ashley and Jesse’s lives before they welcome their little boy in July.

With lots of chatting back and forth we decided to have their session at Mac’s Apples in Londonderry! I am so thankful they were open to coming to this location. It was such a beautiful place with lots of areas on their grounds we were able to go to and the light was perfect! The night was perfect for a session and I just loved getting to know them and seeing how cute that little bump is!

As I scroll through these images I can’t help but remember being pregnant with Ethan and then again with Henry and wondering how our lives would change when we had one, and then again when we had another. Nothing could have prepared me for the joy that we were about to experience then. Taking these portraits felt so different after experiencing pregnancy myself and I loved it!  I don’t miss not being able to see my feet or the sleepless nights and indigestion, but I do miss feeling the movement and kicks inside of me. It’s just such a miracle and a precious season that deserves to be captured! I hope that one day Ashley and Jesse’s sweet baby boy will love seeing these portraits of his momma and daddy together before he was born!!! Enjoy some of my favorites!!

A Message from your New England Photographers with Love

A Message from your New England Photographers with Love

 

This season has been hard. We miss our couples, families and babies. We miss seeing your smiles. We miss everything there is to miss about preparing. capturing and finishing your sessions. Weddings have been moved several times for many couples and it is breaking our hearts. Please know that we are thinking of you all and we are so excited to see you soon! Until then, keep smiling and stay hopeful.

 

We: Danielle Lacolst
Facebook: Porter Kat Photography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/porterkatphotography/
Website: www.porterkatphotography.com

Can’t: Chelsea Nitzken
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/chelseanitzkenphotography/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chelseanitzkenphoto/
Website: www.Chelseanitzkenphoto.com

Wait: Chelsea Lavallee
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chelsealavalleephoto
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/chelsealavalleephoto/
Website: www.chelsealavallee.com

To: Cara Parker
Facebook: Cara Parker Photography
Instagram:
www.instagram.com/caraparkerphotography
Website: www.caraparker.com

Capture: Christine Hazel Murphy
Facebook: Christine Hazel Photography
Instagram: https://instagram.com/christinehazel.photography
Website: www.christinehazel.photography

Your: Jocelyn Porter
Facebook: Jocelyn Marie Photography
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/jocelyn.marie
Website: www.jocelynmariephotography.com

Lives: Morgan McCabe
Facebook: Morgan Hope Photography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morganhopephotos/
Website: https://morganhopephotos.com/

Again: Kristen Phelps
Facebook: Kristen Phelps Photography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristenphelpsphotography/
Website: https://www.kristenphelpsphotography.com/

Until: Dawn M. DeWees-Crane
Facebook: Trace Elements Photography by Dawn Crane
website: www.traceelementsphoto.com

Then: Coli Tassielli
Facebook: Coli Michael Photography
Instagram.com/colimichaelphotography
Website: www.Colimichael.com

Keep: Ashley Lynn
Facebook: Ashley Lynn Photography
Instagram: www.instagram.com/itsashleylynn
Website: http://www.ashley-lynn.com/

Smiling: Alexandra Boncek
Facebook: Ali B Photography
Instagram: www.instagram.com/alibphotography
Website: www.alexandraboncek.com

And: Linda Jennings

Stay: Kelly Pomeroy
Facebook: Kelly Pomeroy Photography
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kellypomeroyphotography
Website: www.kellypomeroy.com

Hopeful: Stephanie Berenson
Facebook: Stephanie Berenson Photography
Instagram: www.instagram.com/stephanieberensonphotography
Website: www.stephanieberenson.com

New England: Samantha Grant and Mike
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samanthagrantphoto/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samanthagrantphoto/
Website: https://samanthagrantphoto.com/

Love: Megan Ho
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MeganHoPhotography/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meganhophotography/
Website:https://meganhophotography.com/

Your: Nancy Dion
Facebook: Nancy Dion
Instagram: www.instagram.com/nancydionphotography
Website: www.nancydion.com

Local: Kristen Lee
Facebook: Kristen Lee Photography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristenlee_photography/
Website: www.kristenleephotos.com

Photographers: Mary Collins
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mockingbirdphoto
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mockingbird.photo/
Website: http://www.mockingbirdphotonh.com/

<3: Jess Casey
Facebook: Facebook.com/coralcompassphotoco
IG: instagram.com/coralcompassphotoco
Website: coralcompassphotoco.com

5 Wedding Day Photography + Bridal hacks | Wedding Wednesday

5 Wedding Day Photography + Bridal hacks | Wedding Wednesday

Okay brides, listen up! I am going to let you in on a few of my little wedding day secrets to get those high end, elegant, gorgeous detail photos! Get your pen and paper along with your planning binder and here we go!

#1: THE RING BOX

Many images you see from a wedding day of the rings, is when the ring is inside or resting on a really pretty box! Guess what??  I bring my own ring boxes from The Mrs. Box. I have a collection of these boxes in popular wedding colors that I can use to match your wedding vision. I use these boxes for each wedding about 90% of the time, I just love them so much. Want to know something cool? If you were hoping to have a beautiful ring box for your wedding day and beyond, you do not need me to pick and choose the color/shape/look of it! Although I always have these boxes on me at all times during the beginning of the wedding day, I am providing you with 2 links where you can look to see if this is something you want to have as a part of your details and beyond.

THE MRS. BOX – These boxes are BEAUTIFUL! In real life, they are a lot smaller than they look but that is because they make the ring look even bigger! You can look to see if there are colors and styles you like here, but be aware, they range around $85+ depending on your wants/needs.

AMAZON DOUPE– Here is another beautiful ring box found on Amazon!! It has a similar look to the Mrs. Box and they range from $15.99-$25.99! The price difference is amazing and it will still give you that high end look to your details.  You can add this to a wish list or even your gift registry if having your own box is important to you on your wedding day!

#2. Styling Ribbon

Another detail I love to add is ribbon. Sometimes I can find things in the room to use for an added pop to the image, but almost all of the time, I am getting out my silk ribbons from my styling kit. I carry with me on the wedding day 3 neutral popular wedding colors, just as I mentioned above with the ring boxes. These ribbons are so delecate that I need to have them wound and folded a certain way to look the way I want them to. Again, just because I have these with me on a wedding day does not mean you can’t have some too. You can get the exact color you want to have to match your details!

SILK AND WILLOW – These silks are amazing! They look gorgeous in photos and they even have ribbon spools that can make for cool photos if you add the spool into the frame. These range from $30-$90 depending on the exact look you want.

AMAZON STYLING RIBBON– If the Silk and Willow brand ribbon is not in the budget and you still want to have your very own ribbon, another great Amazon option is their ribbon! These ribbons range from $10.99-$20!

#3. Wooden Hanger

There is nothing like getting to a wedding where everything is exactly as you imagined it would be. Your Kleinfeld dress still in the garment bag… when it’s time to open it up and get some dress detail shots… what happens? The dress is on a plastic hanger! This always makes my heart sink when I see this. The dress is a HUGE investment along with the rest of the wedding…. The dress NEEDS a nice hanger! It does not need to be a hanger with a new last name, Mrs. or even Bride. It can be plain! It just should NOT be plastic.

Just like the details I mentioned above, I carry a hanger with me! It’s amazing how many times I have needed to use to too! Which is fine! Thats why I have it with me. I bet a hanger is the last thing on your mind during your wedding day… so don’t worry… It’s one of the top things on my mind when it comes to details which is why, I got you.

Feel free to get a hanger with a cute saying on it! Those make for wonderful photos! I love them! You can find those on Etsy. If you wanted to get hangers incase you decided you wanted not only your dress photographed but you want your girls dresses too, then invest in a pack of wooden hangers. I always will have 1 hanger and if you remind me and request that you want the brides maid dress shot with your dress, I will do my best to bring matching wooden hangers, but I can not guarantee I will have enough of them for all of the dresses. Enter… AMAZON!

AMAZON WOODEN HANGER– I suggest the shirt hanger where there is NO bottom bar to fold pants. The shirt hanger in the photo below is perfect for the dress shot. The bottom bar is not there to draw the eye to it. Imagine this gorgeous dress on a plastic hanger…. now click the link and get some wooden ones. 🙂

#4. Glue Dots

Why glue dots? I will tell you why! These are so amazing to give you those ring shots that stand up! You see, sometimes the rings just do not fit to stand up inside of one another because the bride and grooms fingers are all different sizes and causing the rings to slide, fall down, or just not sit the way I want them to. So, glue dots! These little bad boys do not harm anything! They are primarily used for scrapbooking so you can peel the photo off the paper if you decided you did not like it there. For a ring, it does what I need it to do, and then it peels right off not causing any stickiness to the rings at all. They are glue which means they are clear so when you take a photo, you can not see them at all. It’s magic!

GLUE DOTS- You can find these at any craft store in their scrapbook section. I included an amazon link for you since we can not really get to any stores at this time so Amazon is the best way to go! I always have these with me on the wedding day too! So if you do not get them, I will have them! Just a cool little tip and hack I can share with you while planning your wedding day.

#5. CLEAR THE CLUTTER

I am not sure if this one is a hack, but it involves your bridesmaids! Whatever room you decide to get ready in, have someone go in and be sure there is zero clutter around the room. No trash, bags, luggage, clothes, etc. Make sure the room where you will be getting dressed in is clean and ready to be photographed. I am not shy to move things around that need to be moved for that perfect shot, however, I do not like having to move personal belongings if I do not have to. Setting this as a job for one of your bridesmaids will help take some stress off of you the day of. The room will be ready to be photographed in and your photos will be amazing!

ALI B AMAZON STORE FRONT PHOTOGRAPHY + BRIDAL HACKS 

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Swanson Extended Family Session | Winthrop, MA

Swanson Extended Family Session | Winthrop, MA

Hi Friends! Happy Tuesday!! It’s been a little bit since I have been able to blog my most recent sessions and I am going to be honest, I am not happy that I had such a long blogging break! Sometimes, and well…many times, life happens and it is so hard to balance it all. Am I right?! Well, while I am not all caught up in all the things, I am making it a priority to FINALLY get my newest work posted to you if not a few times a week, atleast 1 time a week… I think I can, I think I can, I think I can..

Here we are! The end of October… the season of family sessions and weddings! This wonderful family booked their session with me over the summer, just as the busy family season was about to begin! The location was so beautiful, just outside of Boston at the Winthrop Yacht Club! You will see that there are several families in this. That is because this was an extended family session! I just love these! I know I have mentioned them before, and it is so nice to see so many of you going for them. It is not easy to get everyone together on the same date, to do something like this, but this family did it! They all looked amazing coordinating their outfits and I love that it was a gift to the grandparents!