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Jessica and Jason’s wedding at The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA was full of laughter, color, and plenty of art — the P.E.M. has an amazing collection of art and artifacts from Salem’s rich maritime history. I especially loved the ship’s figureheads mounted to the walls of the Museum’s East India Hall, keeping watch over the ocean of happy wedding guests below.


Ceremony & reception: Peabody Essex Museum
Catering: Hawthorne Catering
Flowers: Fino Fresh Design
Hair & Makeup: Wedding Tresses
Cake: Montilio’s
Band: Groove Alliance

I was excited to learn that I have three winning images in the latest Wedding Photojournalist Association contest! It’s so much fun to see my work alongside some of the world’s best wedding photographers.

Fourth place in the category “Emotion”:

Second place in the category “Great Natural Light”:

Ninth place in the category “Ceremony”:

Congrats to my colleagues and friends whose work placed in the contest as well!

Among the many things that Roland and Tara discovered that they had in common was a love of pie. Blueberry pie, apple pie, lemon meringue…you name it. So when Roland decided to pop the question, he made Tara an appropriately sweet gift: a hand-painted wooden pie plate, inscribed with the phrase, “Tara, will you share all the slices of life with me?”

They tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony officiated by Cindy Matchett in Groton, MA on a chilly, bright February afternoon. The reception was held at one of my favorite venues, The Barn at Gibbet Hill. Everything ran like clockwork, thanks to Gibbet Hill’s Sara Zambuto and the skills of DJ Peter Diozzi.

The guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner, followed by the perfect dessert — instead of the traditional wedding cake? Pie, of course!

Ceremony: First Parish Church of Groton
Officiant: Cindy Matchett
Reception & Catering: The Barn at Gibbet Hill
Flowers: Michele Bernard
DJ: Groove Entertainment

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In August, I traveled to Chicago to photograph Kerry & Greg’s wedding at the exclusive Union League Club in the Loop. This wasn’t my first time photographing Kerry’s family — back in 2007 I shot her sister Kristin’s wedding, and it was so much fun to meet up with the family again! We stopped at the lakefront after the ceremony for a few must-have photos with the skyline in the background. As we arrived back at the hotel for the reception, we grabbed a few quick shots in the beautiful evening light on West Jackson Boulevard. For their reception décor, Kerry & Greg chose ivory, green, and gold tones, which created a dreamy and dramatic setting against the deep blue walls of the ballroom.


Ceremony: Old St. Patrick’s Church, Chicago
Reception: Union League Club, Chicago
Catering: Union League Club
Flowers: Ashland Addison Florist
Hair & Makeup: Solo Salon
Cake: Union League Club

Kerry & Andy’s beautiful wedding at the Willowdale Estate was featured in the recent issue of Southern New England Weddings . Many thanks to the wonderful wedding planner Linnea Tangorra for helping to create all of the beautiful details that helped make the day so magazine-worthy!

Click here to download a PDF of the Southern New England Weddings article.