RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON WEDDING | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

PHOTOS : ROBERTO FARREN WORDS: ERIN FARREN

In this seemingly endless, frigid winter, it seems like so long ago when Fernando and Vanessa had their lovely Ritz Carlton Boston Common wedding with the ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End, but it was only at the end of last summer.  Roberto had previously shot their engagement photos on the bank of the Charles River in the spring, and on another warm day at the end of August, Roberto Farren Photography had the special privilege of joining Fernando and Vanessa as they said their vows and celebrated their marriage in an intimate ceremony and reception in Boston.

RITZ CARLTON WEDDING VENUE BOSTON COMMON

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We first met up with Vanessa, who looked absolutely breathtaking in a romantic gown that was made just for her.  A pale pink sash, headpiece and flowing veil completed the look, and she looked every inch the perfect bride.

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Her maid of honor helped add the final touches with some simple but elegant jewelry and a spritz of perfume, and then we headed down to meet Fernando.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON

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The first look was held in the dramatic Avery Bar with close family looking on.  As usual, I was blurry with tears, but Roberto got busy capturing some lovely images of the couple seeing each other for the first time before their wedding.  They posed for a few snaps at the hotel, and then we were lucky enough to have the couple all to ourselves for over an hour before the ceremony.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS BOSTON MA

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This gave us the chance to head out to Boston Common and Boston Public gardens, and since it was a beautiful, not too muggy evening there were loads of people there enjoying the warm, end-of-summer evening.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON

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WEDDING PHOTOS BOSTON PUBLIC GARDENS

RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON WEDDING | V&F

I don’t think there has ever been a couple with as many ‘Congratulations!’ wished to them by strangers as Vanessa and Fernando… they were literally stopping the crowds, and there’s no guess as to why!  They both looked stunning, and with the mild evening light, and happy celebration just around the corner, their love shone through.

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Roberto captured some beautiful wedding day images of the couple throughout our walk around Boston Common and Boston Public Gardens, then we headed back for the wedding.

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The Cathedral of the Holy Cross is a stunning place to be married, and while it is a larger space, Fernando and Vanessa’s family and friends all crowded to the front to be close to the couple.  The ceremony was in both English and Spanish, and after they were pronounced husband and wife, the family stayed for photographs in the beautiful center aisle.

RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON WEDDING VENUE

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Back at the Ritz for the reception, we quickly learned that Fernando is a big Game of Thrones fan!  Tables were named for the main families in the books/TV series, and Fernando wore the ‘Hand of the King’ pin next to his boutonnière.

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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RITZ CARLTON WEDDING BOSTON MA

RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON WEDDING | V&F

BOSTON RITZ CARLTON WEDDING

RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON WEDDING | V&F

Fernando and Vanessa’s family and friends shared a delicious meal and even more delicious desserts before taking to the dance floor.  The mix of American and Mexican pop music meant that no one left the dance floor, not even to check out the return of the New York Yankees, who also stayed at the Ritz while playing the Boston Red Sox that weekend.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MA

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BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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WEDDING RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON

RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON WEDDING | V&F

Roberto stole Vanessa and Fernando away from the dance floor one last time towards the end of the night to take some last portraits together in the wonderful spaces that were to be found at the Ritz Carlton.

WEDDING PHOTOS RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON

RITZ CARLTON BOSTON COMMON WEDDING | V&F

Thanks for stopping by. If you have plans to get married at the Ritz Carlton Boston Common or another one of the cities wonderful venues then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Roberto to talk about coverage options for your big day.

All the very best to Vanessa and Fernando and it was really great meeting all their friends and family too.

Erin & Roberto | BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

TUPPER MANOR WEDDING | KRISTIN AND MIKE

Kristin and Mike were married last Fall in Newburyport, MA and celebrated their day at Tupper Manor, located on the coast in Beverly MA. I met with Kristin and Mike early in January 2013, and I knew I wanted to shoot their wedding straight away! They were very relaxed and laid back and had a great day planned out and when they got back to me to let me know they wanted to book me, it was great being able to mark that date in my calendar!

TUPPER MANOR WEDDING PHOTOS

KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

On the day, I started out with Kristin and the girls who were getting ready in Newburyport, just down the road from Kristin’s parents home. They had the run of the Hair Port Salon and it was great to be able to move through the space to capture candid photos from lots of different angles. Kristin had an awesome birdcage veil that she looked absolutely stunning in, and I couldn’t wait to photograph her in it. Hair Port Salon did a beautiful job with her hair and makeup, and once this was all done it was back to the house to change into the dress.

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KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

WEDDING PHOTOS AT TUPPRER MANOR

KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

Kristin’s parents were a two minute drive away, so it was an easy start to the day’s travels. Once we were back, it gave me the chance to capture Kristin’s very unique and elegant wedding dress by Jenny Packham. Meticulously covered in beads and sequins, it was a one of a kind, classic dress. Once Kristin was all set, added the final touch of some gorgeous antique flower earrings, I had a bit of time to get some shots of her in the dress and looking fab!

WEDDING PHOTOS TUPPER MANOR

KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

From here, I left ahead of Kristin as I wanted to check in with Mike for the first time that day. He was already over at the church and I wanted to get some photos of him and his best man before the ceremony. It was a beautiful day out, one of those autumnal days that aren’t too hot or too cold and I found the guys hanging out at one of the side entrances to the church. Mike had said he wasn’t a big one for having his photo taken, but I wanted to get him a good selection of images from the day! I think and hope it wasn’t as painful as he thought it was going to be, and I quickly got some shots of the boys looking dapper.

BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

I left him to relax and hang out a little more while I got some more photos inside and at the front of the church as guests started to arrive. Once Kristin and the girls pulled up, it was time to get to the front to capture her as she came down the aisle. The Star of the Sea Church in Salisbury MA is a wonderful little church with some really great colors in the architecture, and it gave me the chance to capture some great photos from lots of different angles.

BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER AT TUPPER MANOR

KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

 

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KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

Once the ceremony was completed, Mike and Kristin left as husband and wife and it was time to jump in the cars and head down to Tupper Manor to get the bridal portraits – and more importantly – get the party started! The bridal party was really fun, and a pleasure to work with. We got most of the photos at the front of Tupper Manor near the big and elaborate entrance which made for a great back drop. We even managed some sunglass and moustache shots as well!

TUPPER MANOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

WEDDINGS AT TUPPER MANOR BEVERLY MA

KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

TUPPER MANOR WEDDING DAY PHOTOS

KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

We were then lucky enough to be able to take Mike and Kristin aside for a while and get some shots of them together. Tupper Manor has some really spectacular locations – both in the buildings and in the grounds – all within a quick walk, so you don’t lose too much time between places. We started at the grand ornamental fountain on the lawn – you can’t get married at Tupper Manor and not get at least a few there! After that, we moved inside to the oak paneled billiards room. This made for a nice change of scene and meant that they also had the chance to grab a bite to eat and some well needed refreshments. As I knew they would be when I had met them, they were both super relaxed and very fun to photograph!

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KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

WEDDING PHOTOS AT TUPPER MANOR BOSTON NORTH SHORE

KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

There were some pretty impressive entrances to the main room as the family and bridal party were announced, including the maid of honor coming in on the best man’s shoulders and busting out some dance moves!

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KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TUPPER MANOR BEVERLY

KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

After Kristin and Mike had eaten and the speeches were done, I snuck them out to the back of Tupper Manor and down to the beach. Yes, they have a beach in their backyard! I wasn’t lying about the number of great locations that are so close by! It’s nice to be able to space out the portraits a little so that they can time to spend with friends and family but still get a good selection of images afterwards. It was a great place to get some final images of the two of them together, and the setting autumn sun gave us the very best light of the day.

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KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

They partied on into the night in the main ballroom to some wonderful live music by the East Coast Soul Band and DJ. They even had a young family member get up and sing her heart out with the band, much to Kristin, Mike and all the guests’ delight!

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KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

Thank you so much Kristin and Mike for letting me capture your day. It has been really fun looking back over your wedding and putting this blog together. I hope that you both enjoy looking back at the images together as much as I have!

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KRISTIN AND MIKE | TUPPER MANOR WEDDING

If you are getting married at Tupper Manor this year or next then please get in touch, I’m waiting to hear what you have planned for your big day!

Cheers,

Roberto | Boston and New England wedding photography

SNOWY BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL

I have photographed a few proposals in Boston, and have come to really enjoy them. Garrett had been in touch and told me about his plans to propose to his girlfriend Megan in mid-November last year, and I jumped at the chance to get them these photos, no matter how cold it was going to be out in December!

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL PHOTOS

BOSTON PROPOSAL PHOTOS | GARRETT AND MEGAN

Garrett had an excellent excuse for his proposal, as he was taking Megan out for her birthday and had said he had arranged a hotel and dinner in Boston for her. The plan was coming together nicely! Megan, not suspecting anything, was happy to head into town to celebrate her birthday with Garrett and hoped to catch a show as well as a few other things he had planned. Although she was in on these ideas, she definitely wasn’t filled in on the whole picture.

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL PHOTOS

BOSTON PROPOSAL PHOTOS | GARRETT AND MEGAN

I arrived ahead of them both to make sure that I would see them coming and could get snapping from a not too obvious location, in order to photograph the whole proposal without Megan knowing. A quick text from Garrett gave the signal that the operation was a “go” and that they were heading directly towards me, where I was based in front of the Boston Public Library. I managed to get some shots of them off as they walked down the street towards me and then passed straight by me. So far so good!

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL PHOTOS

BOSTON PROPOSAL PHOTOS | GARRETT AND MEGAN

Garrett and Megan stopped outside the Boston Public library and Garrett gave me a second to loop around to make sure I could be in the right place when he popped the question. It didn’t take me too long to get where I needed to be and Garrett did the rest! Safe to say Megan was surprised, and of course, she said yes as well!

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL PHOTOS

BOSTON PROPOSAL PHOTOS | GARRETT AND MEGAN

I like to give couples time after the asking of the “big question” before jumping on in to congratulate them.  After a few minutes, I did just that and I think by that point Megan might have sussed out my part in the plot as well.

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL PHOTOS

BOSTON PROPOSAL PHOTOS | GARRETT AND MEGAN

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL PHOTOS

BOSTON PROPOSAL PHOTOS | GARRETT AND MEGAN

 

We headed into the Boston Public Library to get some great Boston engagement photos as well, making the most of the snowy and somewhat icy, but very beautiful courtyard that they have in the center of the older library buildings. It gave me the chance to get some images for Garrett and Megan on their special day, before leaving them to share the news with friends and family and have a great weekend together in the wonderful city of Boston.

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL PHOTOS

BOSTON PROPOSAL PHOTOS | GARRETT AND MEGAN

All the very best to the both of you and your future together, and thank you Garrett for trusting me to capture this awesome moment between you two.

If you are thinking about a proposal in or around Boston and want photos to remember that very special moment and to relive the emotions afterwards, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. There’s nothing I like better than an undercover mission!

Cheers, Roberto | Boston wedding photographer

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP TO ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH

At the beginning of December, I had just come back from a great trip home to London over Thanksgiving and was planning on getting settled back in Boston for the run into Christmas. I had been back a week when I met up with Nikki, awesome lead photographer over at Nicole Chan Photography and her other half Jason Loeb to celebrate his birthday at Sweet Cheeks in Fenway (which if you haven’t been to, you need to ASAP!!).

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOS

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP 2013

I love hanging around with these guys for lots of reasons, with just one of them being their spontaneity. I’m always one for a last minute, unplanned trip and I feel hanging around with these guys always has the potential for something of this nature. Well, sitting there opposite Jason, the conversation (aided by a beer and maybe a whiskey) quickly turned to a trip out West within the next week. Having never been out there and it being on my list of places to absolutely get to, I didn’t take much convincing. With Jason being an avid landscape photographer himself and shooting panoramas on a Linhof 617s, that was it, trip on!! My lovely wife Erin wasn’t going to miss out on a trip like this either, and after a little convincing from her sister, she was booked on the flight with us.

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOS

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP 2013

We flew just over a week later into Las Vegas and after a quick trip into town for a gelato hit and a look in the Peter Lik gallery for inspiration, we hit the road en route to Zion National Park and Zion Ponderosa Ranch where we were staying……….where we were the only ones staying!  Winter in this part of Utah doesn’t pull too many tourists, but with scenery like that, any time of year makes it great to visit for landscape photography and I might even add better for it without the crowds of people around.

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ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP 2013

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOS

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP 2013

Arriving late at night meant that we hadn’t had the chance to scout out a location for a sunrise shoot the very next morning, but we had done a little pre-trip research. We decided that a visit to Grafton, a well known ghost town and location to some of the scenes in the film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” might be a good place to start our shoot for the day. With just two sunrises and two sunsets to shoot, we really had to make the most of it and I think that for the time we had, we did just that.

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOS

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP 2013

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOS

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP 2013

Despite the light not being as perfect during the day as you get during the “golden hour” in the morning and evening, we continued exploring some of the rest of the park and getting more images in. It’s hard not to stop every five minutes to get the cameras out again, and we covered lots of the areas that were accessible to us. We also had the chance to view some of the local wildlife, seeing plenty of mule deer, long horn sheep, ringtail cats and even spotting some mountain lion tracks! With some of the hikes and paths being closed due to snow and ice conditions we were still able to bag a good selection of images and get some ideas for when we get the chance to head back there again, hopefully in the not too distant future!

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOS

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP 2013

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOS

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP 2013

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOS

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP 2013

Thank you so much to Jason and Nikki for making this trip possible and please stop back here to check for more links to the photos that they got from this trip once they have them online as well. To check out Jason’s panoramic images from Zion click here. Also you might want to check out some photos of another one of our traveling companions, Trev, who populated my Erin’s instagram feed after stowing away in a delivery from photojojo just a day or so before we left.

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOS

ZION NATIONAL PARK PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP 2013

All the best and have a great start to 2014!

Roberto

BOSTON PUBLIC GARDENS ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | ALEXA AND MICHAEL PART 1

WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS: ROBERTO FARREN

Alexa and Michael got in touch with me early fall to see about getting some engagement photos in and around Boston before all the color disappeared from the trees. They are both not Boston locals so it was really nice to be able to get them some photos together in their new city. As someone that has moved to the area fairly recently myself it is nice to chat with others that have relocated to this wonderful city and get their impressions as well. We picked the Boston Public Gardens and Beacon Hill (part 2 coming soon) for the setting and backdrop of their engagement photos, two place that I really love shooting at.

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT SESSION

BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | ALEXA AND MICHAEL

The Boston Public Gardens are a great location for engagement photos, with a number of smaller locations inside that give you a range of feel to your photos. You can get intimate images as well as photos that bring the crowds and other people into them as well to give you something completely different. The stonework of the bridge over the duck pond is really nice and within 20 feet you have two very different locations, on and under the bridge. The colors in the trees were really nice still at the time of the shoot and so gave an added color punch to the photos too.

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT SESSION PUBLIC GARDENS
BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | ALEXA AND MICHAEL

It was really great fun meeting and photographing Alexa and Michael and it was clear from the start that they were both very comfortable with each other in front of the camera. It can take a while to get used to having your photos taken on an engagement shoot, this isn’t something that you do every day. I try and make my engagement sessions as relaxed as possible as this really lets peoples characters come out and it seemed clear to me very quickly that these guys were very happy together.

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT SESSION PUBLIC GARDENS

BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | ALEXA AND MICHAEL

You can’t head to the Boston public gardens for engagement photos and not include those great willow trees into at least a handful of the images!

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT SESSION PUBLIC GARDENS

BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | ALEXA AND MICHAEL

It would have been easy to have not included any black and white photos in the set of final images, with all the wonderful color that was popping on the trees but I really love to deliver a mix of both formats. I think the black and whites photos give a really nice quality and atmosphere to images.

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT SESSION PUBLIC GARDENS

BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | ALEXA AND MICHAEL

We finished up inside the public gardens on the bridge over the duck pond to capture some of the crowds of people, before heading outside to make use of the railings that surround it. This was our last stop before heading on over to Beacon Hill for a costume change and a completely different feel to the second half of their sitting.

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT SESSION PUBLIC GARDENS

BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | ALEXA AND MICHAEL

Check back in soon for part two of Alexa and Michael’s engagement photos over in Beacon Hill and please get in touch if you are looking to plan your Boston or New England engagement session in the near future.

All the best,

Roberto | New England Wedding photographer

 

 

 

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB WEDDING | BRIGITTE AND CHRIS PART 2

WORDS: ERIN FARREN | PHOTOGRAPHS: ROBERTO FARREN

Welcome back for Part 2 of Chris and Brigitte’s recent wedding at Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port on Cape Cod.  Click here for Part 1.

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

Chris and Brigitte had obviously taken great care with the details of the wedding reception, and everything from the Antique window frames that were used as a seating chart to the red and white take-away candy buffet looked amazing.

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

Instead of a guest book, friends and families wrote their wishes for the couple on postcards and “mailed” them in an old-fashioned lobster trap.  The postcards, which contained images from Roberto’s landscape photography collection and featured urban landscapes of Boston and Cambridge and coastal shots from throughout the Cape, were also used as wedding favors for guests.

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

Early in Part 1, I mentioned that this wedding in particular had me feeling particularly teary at times, and it was Chris’ speech that snuck up and got me, when I was supposed to be in the next room scouting for detail shots. He spoke with such love and humor about Brigitte, and their parents, families and friends.  Chris and Brigitte currently live away from both of their families in Switzerland, and Roberto and I have both lived far away from our families over the course of our relationship, so I related very closely to Chris’s heartfelt words, as they reflected a lot of my relationship with Roberto.  He spoke so beautifully about his love for Brigitte and about his gratitude for the trust that both of their families had granted them to take care of each other when they made the decision to move abroad, that I found myself getting simultaneously smiley and blurry.  I’m sure this confused the extremely efficient and helpful wait staff at Wychmere, but alas, it was a lovely speech, and I certainly wasn’t the only one that was searching blindly for a tissue by the end of it.

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

Tears aside, it was time for a fantastic meal followed soon by some fantastic dancing.  Chris and Brigitte put together a wonderful playlist, and friends and family alike were soon getting down on the dancefloor, which overlooked Wychmere Harbor and the impressive sailboats docked within.

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

After the reception finished, there was one last set of shots to get… We snagged the newlyweds for a few more portraits in the dunes, and then joined the rest of the wedding party as they walked down the beach towards the hotel.  The setting sun provided some great light, and the photos of the group strolling along the shore looked much more like a magazine photo shoot than the last shots of the day for a wedding.  We hope that you all had a great time celebrating well into the night, and congratulations Chris and Brigitte!

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

If you are planning your New England wedding day at Wychmere Beach Club or any other location either on the Cape or back up in Boston then don’t hesitate to drop Roberto an e-mail to see about coverage for your big day!

Cheers,

Erin

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB WEDDING | BRIGITTE AND CHRIS PART 1

WORDS: ERIN FARREN | PHOTOS: ROBERTO FARREN

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

I thoroughly enjoy assisting Roberto when he needs an extra pair of hands at a wedding. That said, Roberto has been left to fend for himself (quite ably, I might add) more than once when heartfelt vows, speeches or first dance songs have left my eyes blurry with tears. A Saturday this past September was definitely one of those days. Chris and Brigitte’s wedding at the stunning Wychmere Beach Club was amazing… Grab some beautiful people, put them in a beautiful location, and add some beautiful, late summer weather, and you’ve got yourself a good day to be a wedding photographer.

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

Both Chris and Brigitte were relaxed and happy going into their big day, and Roberto popped between them as they got ready. It was really great catching up with them both again after having photographed their Boston engagement session the previous fall. Nerves are not out of the ordinary during weddings, especially in the lead up to the ceremony, but this pair was delightfully laid back throughout the day. Chris was already looking dapper as Roberto checked in with him that morning, and got some preparation shots of him with his groomsmen at the Inn by the Beach in Harwich Port.

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

Moving over to Wychmere Beach Club, Brigitte looked stunning even before she stepped into her wedding gown, which turned out to be a dress that looked as if it were made for her.  The fit, the style, the movement of the fabric, everything was perfect.  She was definitely sporting that “bride glow” as she put the final touches in place and greeted her bridal party.  Roberto got some amazing shots of Brigitte and her bridesmaids before leaving the ladies with glasses of champagne, and heading outside to get ready for the ceremony which was held on the lawn of the Beach Club facing the beach and Wychmere Harbor.

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

The processional began soon after, and parents and bridesmaids were escorted to the front where a friend of the couple would be performing the ceremony.  The music then changed, and Brigitte and her dad started the long walk across the lawn to Chris to Beyoncé’s “Halo”.  I’ve got a soft spot for Beyoncé (Roberto and I walked down the aisle to “Crazy in love” after we were married) and I thought it was the perfect, romantic song choice for this couple, both musically and lyrically.  I may have leaked a tear at this point, but there are no witnesses.  The ceremony was sweet, filled with lots of laughter, and Chris and Brigitte were soon husband and wife.

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

The lawn outside Wychmere is a really great venue to hold the ceremony, with the sea and the beach giving you the perfect Cape Cod backdrop. The main venue just a stones throw away too and should you not luck out with the weather as Chris and Brigitte did, then you can always opt for an inside location very easily.

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Chris and Brigitte’s lovely Cape Cod wedding at Wychmere Beach Club.

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOS

If you’re looking for wedding photography coverage on the Cape or another part of New England then get in touch, Roberto is looking forward to hearing your plans!

Cheers,

Erin

BELLE MER NEWPORT RI WEDDING PHOTOS | PART II

WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY: ROBERTO FARREN

A little late in coming, but here at last is part two of the wonderful Indian wedding that I shot at Belle Mer wedding venue in Newport, Rhode Island with the team at Anna Wu photography. Don’t forget to check out part one here! We return now to pick up the ceremony and celebrations by the coast on a beautiful and perfect summer’s evening in New England.

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

Arriving ahead of the wedding party for the Christian wedding service gave me some time to capture the exquisite details in the banquet room before everyone settled in for the evening. The colors and the layout of the room were such a pleasure to shoot as the late afternoon sunlight flooded in through the large windows overlooking the sea and ceremony location.

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

Once I had those images in the bag, I headed outside to capture the Baraat celebrations as the groom came in on a white horse. I have captured Baraats on a number of occasions, and this was one of my favorites. This was when I really noticed the vibrancy of the colors in the outfits.  It is really a special moment to photograph.

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

From here, it was straight to the back of Belle Mer and to their Hindu celebration. Again, I arrived ahead of everyone and had the chance to get some images before it filled up with guests. The wind blowing in off the sea and catching the colored fabrics made the whole scene very romantic and atmospheric.

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

With the guests flooding in and getting settled, it wasn’t long before the ceremony was underway. The groom and his family entered, followed shortly after by the bridesmaids and of course, the bride herself.

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

The light was perfect, the temperature was perfect and the setting was perfect, and with those three falling into place it can be hard to take a bad photo. With a full-length ceremony ahead of me, I was able to capture lots of different angles and aspects. It was hard to stop shooting, to be honest!

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

With the second ceremony complete, it was time to get the party started! Belle Mer wedding venue is a great spot for a party as well. With the large banquet room and the flowing grounds around the main building you really get a lot from one location. As the guests were starting to settle in for the arrival of the bridal party, I could see that the sunset was going to be a really great one that evening. The landscape photographer in me couldn’t help but get my tripod and filters and get a shot as the sky erupted with color over the Claibourne Pell Suspension Bridge.

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS NEWPORT RI

I didn’t stay around till the very end of the ceremony, but I was there for some very emotional and moving speeches from both fathers. It was really great to have photographed at Belle Mer wedding venue in Newport RI and I hope to get back there in the very near future. If you are planning a wedding there or anywhere else in the New England area and would like to talk about coverage, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Cheers,

Roberto | Boston and New England wedding photographer

 

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND PART 1

WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERTO FARREN

I had the wonderful opportunity of photographing a beautiful Indian wedding in Newport, Rhode Island at the picturesque, Belle Mer venue. I was shooting alongside West coast based wedding photographer Anna Wu who was the lead photographer on the day.  As I have said before it is always really nice to have the opportunity to shoot alongside other photographers and even more so when it is at new venues here in New England. I have split the post into two parts, this one covering the first look and Catholic ceremony and then another part to come capturing the Indian ceremony back at Belle Mer, so be sure to check back in soon for that.

WEDDING AT BELLE MER NEWPORT RI

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RI

Having checked the weather forecast for the day it looked like it was going to be a little hit or miss if we were going to escape without rain, but I am happy to say that despite a few threatening clouds all we got were a few drops while driving between venues. Belle Mer in Newport RI is a stunning venue, placed in an absolutely perfect location. If you are looking to hold your wedding in RI then this place should be on you list of places to check out along with others like the equally great Oceancliff. It was the first time I had met Anna Wu in person but having had a look at her work and chatting over e-mail I knew that it would be great to shoot alongside her.

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RI

Starting with the bride and groom at the hotel which was just a short three minute drive away from Belle Mer meant that we had lots of time to get the preparation photos before heading to do their first look. I concentrated my time shooting with the groom and working with his cousins to nail the tying of the bow tie! With that task in the bag it was off to Belle Mer to get the day really going!

WEDDING BELLE MER RI

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RI

The grounds at Belle Mer are equal in grandeur to the inside of the venue and the clean lines and manicured foliage of the outside wall and lawns provided the perfect backdrop for this first meeting on the day. They both looked absolutely stunning and the light breeze that day really made the most of the beautiful long flowing veil.

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RI

In case I hadn’t stated it enough the first time round the location of Belle Mer really is a special setting for a wedding. I think the second part of this blog post will show it off even more but for now the photo below gives you a good idea of the backdrop that you are dealing with. After we had done the first look and everyone was getting settled into the day, Anna took the bride and groom off for some photos together. Having an extra take on these can give some unique and different angles as well, and when I’m shooting weddings for my own clients I will often jump into the places like these to make sure that I capture them all.

BEST BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RI

BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RI

Doing a first look means that you can get all of the formal bridal party and family photos done before you set out for the ceremony which can make it a little bit more relaxed later on. This worked out great in this situation as the church location was about an 40 minutes away from Belle Mer and so it allowed everything to stay on time and still get all the images from the day. A first look isn’t for everyone but if you are looking to maximize your time on the day then it really is a great option.

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RI

I borrowed the groomsmen away for a few shots of just them between some of the other family formals as well.

BELLE MER WEDDING PART ONE

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RI

The church where the Catholic ceremony was held was beautiful both inside and out. St Mary’s in Cranston RI was a pleasure to photograph in and also gave the unique opportunity for some stand out images from this part of the day.

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RI

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RI

BELLE MER WEDDING

BELLE MER WEDDING PHOTOS | NEWPORT RI

With their Catholic ceremony complete, it was time to head back to Belle Mer in Newport for the second part of their day and the Baraat and the  Hindu wedding ceremony that was to take place in the main grounds with the sea and the  Claibourne Pell Suspension Bridge as the backdrop to that. Check back in soon to catch the rest of the day.

If you are interested in wedding photography coverage for your New England wedding day then please feel free to drop me a line by going through my contact page here.

All the best,

Roberto