On June 6, I had the pleasure of second shooting with Julie Glodek as Amy and Peter were married at The Villa in East Bridgewater, MA.
I started the day with Peter and the groomsmen at the hotel as they were putting the finishing touches on their outfits. The atmosphere in the room was jovial, and all the guys were goofing around as I took some photos of Peter’s watch and his shoes as well as the rings and the bowties. All those details that make a wedding so special. I loved the crazy socks that everybody wore as well.
After completing their outfits with the boutonnieres, it was time to head over to the Villa. When we got there, I photographed the men as formally as possible. This was not a group to stand still and have their photo taken, which I personally love. They kept horsing around—and the result is some pretty dynamic and fun images.
Amy soon drove up in the limousine, and I went over to meet her and Julie. We took some photos of Amy in the limousine and then set up a first look for her and her dad. This was the first time I photographed a father-daughter first look, and it was fabulous. Amy’s dad was so proud and so excited to see her, and she tried her best to keep the tears at bay.
Finally, it was time for Amy and Peter’s first look. I set Peter up facing away from Amy, and then Amy came up behind him. I love the look on his face when he could hear his bride behind him and they shared a few words while he had yet to see her. The tension and excitement was almost palpable.
The time for the ceremony arrived, and Amy and the bridesmaids went inside, while Peter and the groomsmen welcomed and seated the guests. The ceremony site itself was beautiful. This was my first time taking pictures at the Villa in East Bridgewater, and I was absolutely amazed by it! I love the way the light hit the couple as I stood at the front of the aisle, watching as Peter and Amy exchanged vows and rings and ended the ceremony with a romantic first kiss.
I headed inside to photograph the details of the venue while Julie stayed with the couple to complete the formal photos.
Soon, it was time for Peter and Amy’s first dance and the parent dances. Next came the toasts, and the best man had the whole room laughing. Amy’s maid of honor and father also said a few words.
Next, the bride and groom cut the cake in an energetic, messy manner. These are people that just wanted to have fun! I love the fact that it was a beautiful, formal event, but the playful nature of the couple still came through in everything they did.
The DJ opened up the dance floor, and the guests enjoyed the music. Just prior to sunset, we took Amy and Peter out to this rusty bridge and took some fabulous photos!
Thank you, Julie, for having me photograph this fantastic couple by your side. It was a stunning event!