CLAIRE + SEBASTIAN | WILLOWDALE WEDDING

Claire & Sebastian

July 27, 2018
CLAIRE + SEBASTIAN | WILLOWDALE WEDDING

Guys I am going to confess something. I am overwhelmed. I am going to confess to something else. I am a perfectionist and put WAY too much pressure on myself. So, with the amount of weddings I am shooting this season and the amount of bookings coming in for next year I am totally overwhelmed. What I have learned is that being overwhelmed isn’t always a bad thing. It can be kind of humbling. I am so blessed with all of the amazing clients I get to photograph this year. I am also beyond blessed with the amount of people reaching out to me for next year. It is honestly so insane to me that there are so many people that want me to shoot their weddings. Because I am a perfectionist I am SO hard on myself. Every wedding I shoot has to be my best. We all know weddings aren’t perfect so its not always possible to shoot your absolute best every wedding even if you try your hardest. Every wedding I leave I think about what I could have done differently. And this is what is overwhelming to me. Its exhausting to sit here editing THOUSANDS of images thinking “I should have done this” or “why didn’t I think about this”. My brain never shuts off. My mom and dad have always told me that I need to not be so hard on myself. But then I wonder if those feelings are what push me to get better each season. The next two weeks are going to be pretty crazy for me. I have some family commitments, a shoot on Nantucket, and then we head to P-Town for a few nights. I should be so excited. I get to see family and have some time to relax and get away from my computer. But instead I am stressed. I am stressed that I wont be sitting here with a fan blowing on my face because its 100 degrees in my studio editing. I’m stressed that I wont be able to answer emails super fast. I am stressed that clients might have to wait an extra week for images. But I deserve a little get away and everything will be right here waiting for me when I get back. And when I get back I will be nice and refreshed ready to take on the wedding world.

Please tell me you remember these two? Their engagement session goes down as one of my all time favorite engagement sessions ever. It was so unreal and stunning. Leading up to their wedding I was SUPER excited because I knew how awesome Claire and Seb are. Usually when the couple is amazing so are their wedding parties and families. This was the situation with this wedding. The day of their wedding came and it was 94 degrees. It was HOT HOT HOT. Willowdale had AC, but honestly no AC could keep up with this heat. These two were such troopers. We may have sweat our butts off but I think it was totally worth it. They had such an amazing ceremony with a family friend who married them. Both of their moms did a reading, which was so sweet. And when it came time for the reception no heat was keeping people off the dance floor. It was PACKED. Claire and Seb definitely know how to throw a party!! Guys I am so happy that I was a part of your day and I cant wait to see what the future holds for you two!

XO

JACKIE + SEAN | BRAE BURN COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING

Jackie & Sean

July 17, 2018
JACKIE + SEAN | BRAE BURN COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING

Today is like groundhog day for me. I am sitting in front of a huge fan trying to cool down after an AM boudoir session. The girls that have come into my studio this week are troopers because it is HOT. Luckily they will have that fan blown look going because that’s all we had. I have been searching high and low for those portable AC units and it seems like they don’t exist anywhere near me. The worst part of it being so hot in here is that the ice melts in my coffee so fast that I cant even drink it. Not good at allllllllll. Anyway I am plugging along at my editing because the next few weeks are going to be INSANE. I have three double header weekends coming up which means before I know it I will being way over my head in editing. So, I continue to sit here with the fan blasting on me plugging away.

Remember Jackie and Sean? These two were the first couple to book me for 2018. It seems like years ago, well it kind of was, but not really. I actually met them at a wedding I was photographing a few years back so when I got an email from them wanting to chat about their own wedding it was really exciting. Their day couldnt have gone any better. I mean it was so laid back and enjoyable. The three of us spent a lot of time going over timelines and locations for photos. We did all of their portraits at Boston College which is BEYOND beautiful. This is where they met, and also where their ceremony was so it only made sense to do portraits here as well. The campus is so large that we met up ahead of time to pick the spots we would shoot. That made things SO easy for the day of their wedding. As we drove from Jackies moms house to BC there was a light mist but as soon as we got there it stopped. We lucked out pretty good. Their ceremony was so personal and the priest was literally adorable. He may have forgotten to have them do a first kiss, but we marched back up to that alter just so they could have that experience. Anyway I wont keep you any longer but wait until you see the first look with her and her dad. I cried. Full blown tears. It was so amazing. Everything about this day was amazing…

Miss you guys… xo

ALLISON + CUTTY | MARBLEHEAD ENGAGEMENT

Allison & Cutty

July 16, 2018
ALLISON + CUTTY | MARBLEHEAD ENGAGEMENT

Happy Monday. I know this is way later than I typically post, but I feel like I am going to be pulling lots of late nights in the next few weeks. So, things might be getting posted at random times. I am currently sitting in my studio with a HUGE industrial fan pointing at my face because it is so damn hot in here. I literally don’t know what to do. I cant put AC’s in the windows because they don’t open high enough. I need those units on wheels that you can move from location to location and you don’t have to have the window open too high. The only thing that I can think of is that I might be losing weight because I am sweating so much. Is this a good visual?

Meet Allison and Cutty. I hadn’t met these two before their session so when I got to Cutty’s dads house I was kind of walking into the unknown. The phone conversation I had with Allison was awesome but you never can really tell exactly how people are via the phone. Guys…. I have a huge crush on these two. Like seriously two of the sweetest humans ever. I had so much fun with them. I honestly cant say enough good things to really tell you how awesome they are. Allison was just beautiful and so sweet. Cutty was one of the nicest guys ever and totally went along with every thing we did. At one point I said “sorry if this is awkward” and his response was “dont be sorry this isn’t awkward at all I will do whatever you guys want”.  I barely gave them any direction at all. They just love each other so much and it is SO evident and they just melted into each other. When I left these two, I drove home with the biggest smile on my face. Not only because I had such a great time, but because I felt so lucky that I get to photograph their wedding. I feel like I won the jackpot. Anyway… I hate that their wedding is so far away but it really will be here before we know it. Guys… you are both so amazing and you know I heart you!!!!

XO