A bridal shower is such a fun time for couples! A brunch with friends, great food, and of course mimosas in the quaint seaside city of Newport. Our last shoot at Scales and Shells highlighted the upstairs, but today we are looking at the downstairs, called the Half Shell. Equipped with a private bar, lots of tables, colorful walls and big windows, the Half Shell is the perfect nook for any celebration!
Scales and Shells has a beautiful upstairs called UpScales which perfect for dinner and events such as this wedding rehearsal dinner! In perfect Newport wedding fashion, Scales and Shells is tucked in the downtown area of Thames Street right by the water. Up the stairs is a beautiful, bright and airy space with tables to seat 40 and a private bar. I photographed this event and all it’s details on a sunny morning where the light just sang! The food that came out was the most delicious, and I know because after working you better believe I was all about eating! For bar snacks they had olives, grissini and pistachios. Appetizers were mussels au gratin, cod, bacon and potato bites with dipping sauce, a rosemary and caramelized onion and gorgonzola pizza and a bibb salad. The main course featured swordfish with lobster and asparagus butter and pan seared cod with a warm tomato vinaigrette. Can you say YUM?! Desserts were the most adorable and Newport themed cookies from Newport Sweet Shoppe! I have to say, this was definitely one of the most delicious shoots I have had to date! And speaking of dates, guess who is being wined and dined there on Valentine’s Day?!
There are a few times in your life when you meet someone truly special that encourages you and makes you feel like you can take on the world. That’s how I always feel leaving Jeanette’s Yin Yoga class! I have been doing yoga for some time now, but as a teacher she is just amazing! I have some commitment issues with fitness classes but hers I would never miss! Before class we would sit and have some girl chat, and she would tell me about Mike and his amazing boys and how she couldn’t wait to have a family with them. So I was super excited and honored when he popped the question and she asked me to photograph their wedding!
The night before their November wedding we were supposed to get a dusting to an inch of snow. Well that turned into SIX inches (I measured!) and along with the Fall colors remaining the grounds of Roger Williams Park outside the Casino were just gorgeous! After an intimate wedding ceremony inside the Casino, Jeanette and Mike were adventurous to run outside with me just before sunset to capture some unique “snowliage” couples portraits. I was so happy to be able to capture this special time in their lives as they get married and are expecting their first little boy together. Congratulations Jeanette and Mike!!
Venue: Roger Williams Park Casino
On the shores of Roseland Lake in Woodstock, Connecticut on the perfect Fall day, with a reception in an adorable barn decked with sunflowers and the most amazing barbecue I have ever tasted, Amber and Donald said I do! As a New England girl, I’m a total fan of barn weddings and country music. Fall is my favorite season and when the leaves start changing I’m ready to go hiking and take my yearly trip to New Hampshire.
Amber glowed with excitement in her gorgeous flowing gown, perfect flower crown and rose gold halo custom made ring. After sharing a “faux” first look around the corner of the red barn, seeing the look on Donald’s face as his bride made her way down the aisle on the arms of her parents was priceless. The generations of family and great grandparents there to witness their marriage just made this wedding all the more perfect. Congratulations Amber and Donald, I wish you many more adventures as you share a life of love!
Photographer: Alicia Ann Photographie
Invitations: Vista Print
Bride/ Bridesmaids Attire: Bella’s Bridal
Groom/ Groomsmen Attire: Bonardi’s Formal Worcester
Venue: Roseland Park
Jeweler: Santisi & Bove
Hair Stylist: Joy Kochinsksas Essential Hair Design
Makeup Artist: Phoenix Argyriadis
Officiant: Lisa Roberts-Sangillo
Florist: Ladybug Florist
Catering: Mack’s Catering
Cake: Frosting and Lace
DJ: Tony Caramello
I knew the city of Providence was special to Danielle and Kyle as soon as I heard that they not only had their Spring of 2019 wedding planned in the city, but also wanted their engagement session to take place there! Danielle and Kyle met in Providence, on the East Side, so it seems fitting that their engagement be celebrated with the city skyline in the background!
Danielle is a teacher and loves running, Kyle coaches football so naturally they are at home outside. They love the sea and love the city so we started in Prospect Park and walking around the neighborhood, then moved down to India Point Park for a walk by the river. I’m so excited for their Providence Public Library this coming April! Congratulations Danielle and Kyle!
When Pringles are passed around to guests at a wedding, joyfully erupting with laughter during a speech, you know there is a good story behind it!
I met Melissa when we worked together in corporate and became lunch buddies and friends. Melissa and Charlie moved to Rhode Island from New York City for work and to start their lives close to his family. Before they met, Charlie was infamously dubbed the “Snackman of NYC” after breaking up a subway fight without violence, hence the Pringles!
The timeless elegance of The Dorrance, and Melissa’s classic beauty and family heirloom ring made this wedding a timeless affair. After sharing a first look outside, we headed over the the Arcade for family portraits and into an alleyway Melissa found full of rusted metal beams and graffiti! When I say I go anywhere for my couples I mean it, so amazing alleyway it was!
Congratulations Melissa and Charlie! I’m so glad we became friends and I wish you both the happiest of ever afters!
A modern romantic wedding done on a farm where horses and other animals roam, is a quintessential Fall wedding in New England and can be done just as stylishly as a mansion affair. Pomositticut Farm in Hudson, Massachusetts is tucked away on a winding country road where the Fall leaves create a canopy through the woods. Fall in New England is a magical time and the perfect time of year for weddings. With gorgeous floral design from Alexa Gallishaw Florals and the perfect calligraphy details from Lumos Calligraphy, a New England girl at heart would swoon over this chic set up among the peak of changing leaves. Oh, and did I mention Moose the puppy?! Fur babies are always welcome in front of my camera! While it’s our busiest season, we always have time for a little creative collaboration to make some magical Fall inspiration for any couple planning for next season!
Photographer: Alicia Ann Photographie
Venue: Pompositticut Farm Day Camp
Florals: Alexa Gallishaw Florals
Planner: Full Bloom Events
Rentals: XoThe Girls
Dress: Opal and June
Veil: Over The Moon
Jewelry: Hearts On Fire
Makeup: Veronica Nunes
Hair: Jordan Lewis
Invitations: Lumos Calligraphy
Cake: Gerardos Italian Bakery
Groom: Alexe Restivo
Huge thank you to Lauren Hawkins Photo for hosting and organizing!
You guys remember back earlier this summer when I captured Sabrina and Mike with their adorable fur baby Eloise? Well if you don’t, you can check it out here!
A great story came out of that last photoshoot too, since they lived nearby we actually became really good friends and I crash their dates all the time! So here’s to beautiful photos, great friends, and adorable puppies, because now they have two!
Every time one of my sessions gets published my heart does a little happy dance! As a small business owner, life may seem glamorous but it’s a LOT of hard work, competition, self-doubt, and a little anxiety. I love my work and being able to make an impact on so many amazing couples lives. I’m honored to be published today by Wedding Boston! Follow the link to check out the full post!
Early in October, as the leaves were just starting to change and the air was just starting to turn crisp, I met Christine and Jeff and their adorable dog Jet at a private farm in their town just minutes down the street from their home. They had driven by the farm many times, and thought it would be a perfect setting to take their engagement photos. We all made friends with the owner, who so kindly welcomed us onto his property, and told us all the best places to explore and had one of the most beautiful golden sunsets. Jet was the perfect model! Tagging along and sniffing everything out, he perfectly posed for me several times when I asked him “Jet do you want to look at the camera?!” The perfect model, and the perfect Fall session to start off my October!
Good morning friends, do I have a special wedding to share with you today!
Haley and A.J.’s wedding was the perfect day to kick off our Fall season. It was on a beautiful day where the rain stayed perfectly south of Charter Oak Country Club so Haley and A.J. could have the best day ever! A girl after my own heart with pastel florals and details, to their adorable customized golf balls (since they are avid golfers), to the smiles and love from their family and friends.
Haley’s father had tears of joy in his eyes as he welcomed his new son to his family, a moment he had been waiting a long time for. His smile lit up the entire room, bringing those tears of joy to everyone else who was there to celebrate the union. Haley’s father said that, while Haley taught figure skating that she should never date a hockey player. Well they met while he coached and played hockey and her Dad got a good laugh out of how perfect they are for one another as he welcomed A.J. to the family and everyone celebrated their love!
Haley and A.J. you two are definitely something special and I am so thrilled to have captured your wedding day, and I loved getting to spend more time with the two of you as you celebrate your love! I will always remember being in the car with you guys, freezing after our super fun engagement session, talking about how bad we all wanted pizza and beer! I hope you love these memories as much as I did capturing them!
This was an engagement session I was looking forward to for a while! Ever since I met Heather and Connor earlier this year I knew we were going to have a great time together. They are fun, adventurous and love beautiful locations. Newport is always one of my favorite places for sessions, especially by the Cliff Walk. There are so many beautiful places along the ocean and behind the mansions that photograph beautifully and are bright and beautiful! I feel like I’ve stepped right into Downton Abbey! After the Cliff Walk we headed over to Fort Adams for a change of seaside scenery, to explore by the piers, and catch that iconic Newport Bridge sunset! Congratulations Heather and Connor, I can’t wait for your Lake Pearl wedding next year!
The threat of rain and summer thunderstorms never deters me from being inspired or excited on a wedding day or inspirational shoot. While rain threatened off shore and over Connecticut, it brought some amazing clouds and a breeze to Nappatree point in Westerly. The area is a beach and conservation area that stretches out in a little peninsula at the very tip of Rhode Island. It is full of luscious tall grass, birds and wildlife, an amazing jetty, and a harbor of sailboats. What more could a Rhode Island girl want? Actually, maybe puppies, but they were there too, and we just couldn’t let one by without letting this doggy loving duo show them some love! Stunning florals and a lace shift dress made this the perfect bohemian elopement affair. After the sun hid behind the clouds for good, we enjoyed some amazing gelato and headed out just as a thunderstorm (and flash flood warning) broke out, but gave us some amazing sky before. Summer may be nearly over, but I’ll always love a couple that wants to run away to the beach to elope! #willstopforpuppies
Shortly after starting to chat with Sabrina to plan her couples session with her boyfriend Mike, I knew this was going to be one of my favorite sessions! Not only did she want to glam it up, but he was wearing his Coast Guard blues and....they wanted to bring their tiny Frenchie puppy, Eloise! If you ever want to bring your furry friends to your session the answer is always yes! Since our first location was a no dogs allowed kind of place, they had some friends come hang out with Eloise while we took some sunlit field photos, then headed to the nearby beach for the last of golden hour. Then one of Sabrina's dresses hadn't come in time for the shoot and we decided (since we're neighbors and all) to do a quick couple shots down by the beach just minutes from our houses. Well, I can't stop photographing these cuties, so it turned into a little more than that! Not only are these two extremely photogenic and adorable, but they were up for an adventure and I feel like I left the session with some new friends. Speaking of friends, it turns out we're practically neighbors too, so I see lots of doggy walks in our future!
From the moment I met Jenna + Ethan at their consultation I knew this couple was special! Not only had they been together since they were young (the pictures displayed at their wedding were so cute!) but they just had the most adorable connection. Their engagement session was one of my favorites to date, a rustic Fall session full of snuggles and glamour because these two brought the fashion! You can see that session on the blog by clicking here! You might see some familiar faces from previous weddings and engagement sessions in this blog too, because this wedding was full of friends and love. Wachusett Country Club was the perfect setting, with rolling green fields and trees, and a gorgeous sunlit day. The thing I love most about weddings is being involved in a couples story and having an impact on creating an heirloom of their marriage. I was nearly brought to tears (ok this happens at most weddings because I LOVE my couples!) by the sentiment behind the speeches by family and friends. Congratulations Jenna + Ethan, you guys rock!
Photography: Alicia Ann Photographie
Second Shooter: Lauren Surowiec
Planner: Ashley Ryzewski
Groomsmen's Attire: Bonardi's
Venue: Wachusett Country Club
Getting Ready Hotel: Homewood Suites
Transportation: Le Limousine
Makeup: Cristina Mastro
Officiant: Mike Burlas
Cake: Elena at Baked
DJ: A Touch of Class
On the lovliest of June days, Cassi and Mike tied the knot at Holy Name Church in New Bedford, followed by a seaside reception at The Bohlin in Newport! What better backdrop for a wedding than views of the Newport Bridge and harbor, as well as the feeling of love in the air. The way Mike looked at Cassi all day, the tears of joy, and the beautiful connections between family and friends are what makes weddings so special. From the florals by Carlone's, the amazing looking cake, and the sparkly details of the table numbers, this is sure to be one happily ever after! I was excited to work with Peter and his team from Amylon Productions, they were so considerate and easy to team up with for those must have shots!
Congratulations Cassi and Mike!
After I helped my friend Jessica with her photos for her interview with Boston Voyager Magazine, they wanted to interview me as well! Eeep! I am absolutely honored to be featured and am thrilled to share the article with you below as well! I was able to feature some of my favorite couples and wedding photos that I've taken over these past few years since deciding to strictly focus on wedding photography. I'm so thrilled that my little dream is blooming and am looking forward to telling many more love stories!
They said to use a photo of you that shows your personality so hey that's what you get from me!
Here is a link to the article, I hope you're all having a wonderful summer!
On the most beautiful Spring day in April, in the lovely seaside town of Newport, Victoria and Brandon tied the knot! The day was warm and sunny and Victoria looked stunning in her blush shimmering dress. These two High School sweethearts had their first look at one of my favorite locations, the Castle Hill Lighthouse and a seaside ceremony at the Newport Harbor Hotel. We had the perfect backdrop for their nautical theme, and I wish nothing but the best to these lovebirds as they journey into their marriage adventure!
Thank you to all the fabulous vendors that made this day special:
Photography: Alicia Ann Photographie
Second Shooter: Lauren Surowiec
Invitations: Basic Invite
Bridesmaids Attire: Macy's, David's Bridal, Azazie
Groomsmens attire: Men's Wearhouse
Getting Ready Hotels: The Attwater Hotel
Jewelry: Kay Jewelers
Hair: Natural Creations Salon
Makeup: Regina Dionne
Officiant: Michael Kelleher
Florist: Cherryhill Flowers
Catering: Newport Harbor Hotel
Ceremony/ Reception: Newport Harbor Hotel
Cake: A Piece of Cake
Guitarist: Matt Kearns
DJ: Zeal DJ Network
My friend Jessica, who I met at the Rising Tide Society's monthly meet up a few months ago, is a fabulous makeup artist! When she told me that Boston Trailblazer Magazine wanted to interview her and she needed some photos of her in action I was happy to oblige!
Here is a link to the article and some info about her!