I’ve been a portrait and family photographer since eryn e photography began back in 2011. I never really had the motivation to foray into weddings. I knew they took a lot of time, and preparation, and quite honestly, I didn’t feel I was ready to shoot weddings. I was still so new to the photography world, and even today, I feel like I still have so much to learn. However, when a mutual friend reached out and said that friends of hers were getting married in August and were looking for a wedding photographer, but were on a super limited budget, I reconsidered my previous thoughts. I figured, I’ve had plenty of sessions under my belt, classes, practice and everything else. I’ve read so much about wedding photography and learned from seeing my fellow photographer’s work, that I felt like this was my chance to finally make the leap into weddings.
Our first meeting clinched it. We all clicked. They were the sweetest and most laid-back couple. They were so completely in love. And after our meeting, I knew that this was the perfect first wedding to photograph. The bride and I met a few times leading up to the wedding to prep for those necessary pictures and to go over the sequence of the day. It was a small wedding, on Plum Island, with a reception at the local hall. There was no dancing; just food and drinks. And they didn’t want to spend too much time on formals, as they wanted to head the reception and celebrate with their friends and family.
On the day of, I went to the reception hall first to capture all of the little details before it was filled with people. From the beautiful wildflower bouquets, to the mason jars, and the sand covered candles, my goal was to leave no detail un-captured.
Aren’t the flowers GOREGOUS!! I was obsessed.
After I finished capturing the details, I headed over to the Newburyport waterfront to meet them. They were traveling to the wedding location by boat, and I was traveling over with them, along with their families. It was a PERFECT summer evening. It was warm, with a light seabreeze, and being on the water felt unbelieveable. It was fun watch the celebrations begin before we even got to the ceremony.
How beautiful is she?! Her groom’s mother made her dress. It was so simple and so elegant.
After we docked, it was time to disembark and get these two married! We headed over to the beach where the crowd was waiting. The ceremony was short and sweet. and absolutely perfect.
Then it was time to get the formal pictures done (both family and bridal!) before it was off to the reception. They were naturals in front of the camera, and we totally played with the beautiful afternoon light on the beach. The teal in her bouquet completely popped and they were both glowing.
Then it was off to the reception where everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet-style dinner, unbelieveable homemade cupcakes, and celebrations with the newlyweds!
Congratulations to Dianne and Josh!
And a HUGE THANK YOU to them for allowing me to part of your special day. I loved every minute of it!