I met Jenna many months after she booked me. Our first meeting was on a rainy Sunday morning in Westport, MA. I had no idea we would be rock climbing, on the beach, on a stormy day. We spent over an hour talking about the wedding and looking at the sites, all within a mile of each other. I learned that day that Jenna and Adam went out west to Oregon to work on Adam’s grandfather’s vineyard. How exciting, and what a rare and delicious opportunity! That day though, I had no idea how fantabulous the wedding would be. Swing dancing, with a change of outfit for the first dance? Homemade cake, cupcakes, and preserves for the guests? 1,000 good-luck origami cranes made of decorative and recycled papers by Jenna and her family & friends? Adam’s wedding band was made by Jenna? And Adam made the wine that was served during dinner? Nope, didn’t expect any of that! And what a nice surprise it was. Yes, Jenna and Adam, it *was* a wicked good day!
I had a blast working with and for my friend Bryan Avigne this past weekend! I had no idea that when I offered to help shoot I would meet a sincerely sweet couple, and would also be in the presence of rock & roll greatness.
Chloe and Jesse were married in Litchfield Country, CT on Chloe’s family property. The house is a stunning and beautifully maintained structure from the 1800′s. Chloe had dreamed of being married there since she was a little girl and was so excited on the wedding day that her dream was coming true! And not just coming true, but also that she was marrying a very caring man with a charming personality. Chloe has an engaging and vibrant personality. At one point she said she loved my ‘spirit’ while working with her, yet, it was her spirit that made me feel so welcomed and adored!
The icing on the cake that day was realizing that one of the guests, Chloe’s uncle, was Roger Daltrey from The Who. I’m still starstruck as I write this blog post!
After having so much with Jenna and Adam’s vibrantly colored fine-art-paper album I decided to create something else a bit daring. This time a bit more classy, while still a little modern, and very warm and welcoming.
Elizabeth and Adam had their wedding on the family farm out in West Virginia. The property was was absolutely STUNNING, housing a mill, barn, and home that still had rooms so well preserved you’d swear you were back in the days of colony settling. It was an amazing mix of preservation and renovation, certainly award worthy. The wedding? Casual feel, with simple home made details, and lots of character.
Elizabeth was a bridesmaid in Marisa’s wedding years ago. So naturally I was thrilled to shoot this wedding, and see lots of familiar faces. Just like Elizabeth and Adam, Marisa and Joe’s wedding was exceptionally unique.
This email made my day
Thank you, Walter, for letting me share it.
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I just want you to know as the father of the bride and the proud caretaker of the farm, I think you did an amazing job capturing the moment in your photographs. Your talent is quite obvious, and that requires an eye and a heart. So, well done. I don’t know if I shared with you, but the wedding that Cathie and I had on the farm 32 years ago, on the same weekend in June was to be captured by a good friend of mine who volunteered to be the photographer, but when he got to the farm on that day, he forgot to bring his camera. So, the lesson is…you get what you paid for. In your case, we did it right.
Again, beautiful job.
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