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Thursday, May 21, 2009

50th Anniversary Celebration

May 16th of 2009 marked the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Gladys and Morris. Their children organized a spectacular surprise party to celebrate this landmark event.

The event was held at 3 Restaurant in Franklin, MA. Edna, one of Gladys and Morris' daughters, was primarily at the helm and organized most of the festivities. Her creativity and management skills were astounding. Somehow, she managed to keep the enormity of this gathering a complete secret from her parents. They were completely shocked and thrilled. Kudos to you, Edna!!!

Glady and Morris thought they were just going out for a quiet anniversary dinner only to be surprised that the evening would have so much more in store for them. Edna arranged to have an entire wardrobe ready upon their arrival for them to change into (as you'll see ... they have a change of clothes). She also arranged for them to be able to renew their vows and have all their loved ones there to witness the precious gift of their continued love for one another.

The entire celebration was inspired and designed around a single photo-booth strip of images that was taken of the couple over 50 years ago. She managed to have a photo-booth brought to the venue so that they could recreate the photos ... and they were more than happy to oblige! The photo-strip image theme was woven into their guestbook, the centerpieces and guest favors. Again, Edna's creativity is exquisite.

As a wedding photographer, I always get to see "new" love as couples start writing the first chapters of their lives together. Photographing Gladys and Morris' 50th Wedding Anniversary was an absolutely precious experience and I was honored to be a part of it. Thank you Edna for letting me be included in your family's memorialization of your parent's love! After observing the love your parents share ... I totally understand why I could feel the love that was flowing throughout the room all evening! What a magnificent night spent with a truly wonderful and special family!

The tables resemble handless clock-faces. "TIMELESS"

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Boston Weddings' feature on Brides Breast Against Cancer

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Last week I was fortunate to photograph a terrific charity event: Brides Against Breast Cancer. This is sponsored by a joint venture between Bloomingdale's - Chestnut Hills Mall in Massachusetts and Southern New England Weddings. Hats off to all of those who donated their time to this worthy cause!!! This event is open to the public. Brides can try on designer dresses and the dresses are available for purchase at markdowns of up to 50%. 25% of the proceeds of all dress sales is donated to this cause. Pretty amazing!!!

Partner Shots/GLBT

Partner Shots are a statement about the beginning of your commitment to one another. It's a wonderful milestone to document. We recently had the pleasure of attending the GBLT Show at Johnson & Wales University. We are proud to support and be involved with the GBLT community.

Partners Shots are photographed at the location of your choice. If you aren't sure of where you'd like to go for your session, give us a call at the studio and we will be more than happy to recommend our favorite locations and provide you with further details about all your options: 401/398-2922

This is a video from a recent Partner Shots session.
(This particular session was extremely casual -- I don't usually work in jeans!)
Video courtesy of Mike Picard Videography. Thank you, Mike!

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Check out the partner shots I did with...
Keri and Michele

Whispering Pines

A unique and intimate setting nestled in 2,300 acres of secluded pine forest.

Whispering Pines
401 Victory Highway
West Greenwich, RI 02817-2158

The Dunes Club

Historic beachfront facility at Narragganset Beach.

The Dunes Club
137 Boston Neck Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

Squantum Association

Picturesque waterfront location with beautiful grounds and elegant accomodations.

Squantum Association
947 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915

Quidnessett Country Club

Waterfront location with magnificent ballrooms and and sweeping views of Narragganset Bay.

Quidnessett Country Club
950 North Quidnessett Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852

OceanCliff Hotel

OceanCliff Hotel
2 Marina Plaza
Newport, RI 02840

We were featured in the 2010 Newport Experience brochure!  They selected the following image from Lesley and Stephen Wedding, for the cover and included several others throughout the brochure.  Thank you, Newport Experience!

Check out Elizabeth and Mike's wedding which is featured in 
2011 Southern New England Wedding Magazine

Colleen and Ike's wedding at Ocean Cliff was featured in 

Colleen and Ike's wedding at Ocean Cliff was also featured in 

More from our weddings at OceanCliff ...

View our couples' weddings we photographed at OceanCliff:
Patti and Matt
Colleen and Ike
Melissa and Erik
Kristen and Corey
Crystal and Chris
Lesley and Stephen
Alanna and Jay