When I took Donna and Brian’s engagement photos back in June, they admitted to me that they were nervous in front of the camera. I told them that the engagement shoot would be harder than the wedding; on the big day, the story would unfold for them, and I would be there to make sure I captured it all. Well, they must have listened to me, because when I showed up on a sunny Labor Day weekend, there could not have been two more relaxed people. It was such a pleasure to spend the day with them and their families.
After Donna’s mother kindly fed me a turkey sandwich at the house, I caught up with the girls at Salon Tres Chic where everyone was laughing and getting gorgeous.
The salon was a few doors down from Donna’s parent’s house, which is across the street from the house she shares with Brian, which is in turn a few doors down from the church where the ceremony took place. I ran back and forth a few times (ok, a lot) to see what everyone was doing:
I love these shots of Brian getting ready:
His mom came out to give him a hand:
Back to see what was happening with Donna:
Then across the street for the main event!
I love being able to catch these moments:
A few nerves before walking down the aisle:
Then it was nothing but smiles!
The church had big skylights which made for some pretty dramatic scenes. Check out Best Man Steve. Thumbs up:
Then it was off to the Dedham Hilton for some quick photos before we lost the light.
Off to the party, where super-cool DJ Gary Titus kept things rocking until the wee hours. (Well, 12:30. I did all that running around earlier, remember?)
The bride and her dad:
The groom and his dad:
Thank you, Donna and Brian, for including me in your wonderful day! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.