Lindsey and Mike | Belle Mer, Newport, Rhode Island Wedding

Newport, Rhode Island is the absolutely most magical place on this earth, especially for history nerds like us. When you see the sunset, knowing that a couple of hundred years ago, American royalty was hanging out in the same spot, it's pretty outstanding. 

On this wedding day, it felt like the most regal lady, the sweetest and kindest bride ever, got to marry her soulmate. They met in high school! Belle Mer was an incredible backdrop, with the perfect sunset for their ceremony and stunning natural light for their formal portraits. 

They began their day with a first look that was moving and incredibly personal. (Anyone questioning whether or not they should do one, this wedding adds another check to the pro's list.) Every last detail was impeccable. 

 

We got to work with some incredible vendors: Venue at Belle Mer, Newport, RI | Gown at Everthine Bridals | Florals by Greenlion Design | Hair and Makeup by Allison Barbera Beauty | DJ by CE Productions

Danielle and Tim | Newport Engagement Photography

When Danielle messaged me looking to do her engagement session in Newport, Rhode Island, I knew that the beautiful Cliff Walk, Ochre Court and at her suggestion, Midtown Oyster Bar would be perfect this time of year. The scenery of Newport is quintessential RI, and while Danielle and Tim await their Linden Place wedding in Bristol, Rhode Island, where else to get a little posing practice than in America's most beloved summer playground? 

Danielle and Tim, in fact, needed no practice with posing. They were complete naturals and perhaps, the most adorable couple I've ever met. I mean, look at Tim's shirt at the Oyster Bar?! It's just quirky, funny and a nod to the fact that they can never have any pets due to his allergies. Way to give to your lady, Tim. At least she has a cat on your shirt! 

By the way, you can find that bad boy on Amazon. You can thank me later. 

Sam | Fall River Portrait Photography

Whenever we want to snap a new photo of our son, we don't need to look too far than own home town of Fall River, Massachusetts to catch some new memories. Sam is FIVE AND A HALF! Well, he will be in a few days. So we celebrated this new milestone with some quick photos this Sunday afternoon. Children change so quickly, so we love to photograph him regularly. 

We don't need elaborate sets or complex sessions with him. We like him as his own quirky self.

Here is Sam, our ham. 

This year, he's learned hot to spell (about 120 words), he graduated from Occupational Therapy, had three surgeries, two overnight hospital stays, learned to jump in the pool, can take an amazing selfie and is likely the only five year old on this earth that LOVES geography and world history. It's quite amazing being his mom and dad. 

Andrea and Flavio | The Cultural Center, Fall River, Massachusetts wedding photography

This glamorous, sparkling fete in downtown Fall River, Massachusetts was full of lush florals, elegant touches and was a photographers dream.

When Flávio first saw Andrea's photo on the Facebook of a mutual friend, he decided to strike up a conversation. "How is the weather going to be tomorrow?" The rest is history. Had he only known that on his wedding day, it would rain buckets, he may have started off with a different pick up line.

June 11th was a damp, dark day, but that didn't stop Andrea's light from shining. After being together 15 months, engaged for 9 of those months, she was ready to seal the deal on this whirlwind romance and fulfill the promise she made to him when he proposed to her at home, in front of her parents, sister and brother in law. 

When asked, Andrea labeled her wedding as "elegant, romantic, formal and fun." Yup, yup, yup. All of that. Her color scheme of shades of white, cream, gold and blush were soft, yet formal, the perfect complement to the opulent architecture in Fall River's the Cultural Center. Despite the weather and a couple of small snafus, you couldn't see a trace of disappointment or sadness over the rain on the happy couples faces. Their wedding was the start of a wonderful adventure and a marriage that will last the ages. 

I have known Andrea since I was a little girl, and since the day we walked in our parish procession together, I knew she would have an epic wedding dress. After all, we were the two with the absolutely prettiest long dresses at 8, why wouldn't we on the biggest days of our lives. 

Ceremony Venue: Saint Michael Church, Fall River | Reception Venue and Catering: The Cultural Center | Photography: House of Lubold Photography | Bridal Gown, Bridesmaid Dresses, Mother of the Bride dress: Alexandra's Bridal, Fall River | Hair: Salon Ambiance, Fall River | Entertainment: Infinite Entertainment Group | Decor, rentals, custom draping and flowers: Milestones Flowers | Menswear: Slade's Formals | Cake and late night buffet: Leddy's Bakery