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Rainy & Cozy Hotel Vermont Elopement // May 2, 2017

i love hotel vermont. i love hotel vermont elopements. if i were to get married again, my hotel VT couple's alone do a fab job at selling me their elopement packages prettttty easy! the finest of the finest with their luxurious and modern design, top notch room service, mouth watering creations and of course freshly, custom designed florals from Clayton Floral. not to mention how wildly romantic everything all is!

nicole & stan are in love with beer. like, custom, home brewed beer and were drawn to vermont to explore more beers and breweries. they planned their getaway from maryland and made an early spring, rainy yet romantic elopement in burlington, vermont. come and check out their simple yet  meaningful details of great grandmothers dress in a locket, soft spring pastels and cuddles under umbrellas in the spring rain.

XOXO

 

 

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My "Pinterest" Wedding Board: Beehives & Cut Creases, please!

i put "Pinterest" in quotes because i never in fact had a real Pinterest board. i would grab images from the internet and save in a folder called "my wedding mood board." 

thinking about it, i think it's fun that i still have these images. even though i had 5 weeks to plan my wedding, i found myself under the covers with my phone at 230am giggling at all the colors, details and possibilities! i get you girl! i see you playing on Pinterest at work! it's an addiction and i know your excitement and addiction!

Pinterest, as fun as it is, is FUN! i feel like it should used be a tool to help visually communicate where words can not and i like to use it as a guide being your wedding photographer. i LOVE seeing Pinterest Boards! it gives me a sense of the day - colors, textures, lighting, location. These small details help me to tell your story. 

however, i feel like as a photographer, our work is our art and open for creative interpretation and sometimes Pinterest can feel like we are trying to copy or fall into a manufactured request.

 i don't think i ever showed a single image from my mood board to my wedding photographer: i was obsessed with her work (http://linaarvidsson.se/) & knew we were the right fit and i trusted her and gave her permission to do WHATEVER SHE WANTED.

i wanted to be my wedding photographer's blank canvas, not recreate moments that were not us.

i did however, show images to my hair & make-up artist and told her:

"THE BIGGER THE BEEHIVE, THE BETTER &

THINK: PRISCILLA PRESLEY." 

 

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MY DRESS! from ebay UK that arrived 3 days before wedding day!

MY DRESS! from ebay UK that arrived 3 days before wedding day!

my ring! from etsy, hand make in south lake tahoe, ca (where my older sister was living at the time & didn't make the gathering)

my ring! from etsy, hand make in south lake tahoe, ca (where my older sister was living at the time & didn't make the gathering)

SOME OF MY FAVORITE (REAL) WEDDING IMAGES:

we married in Malmö's Stadshuset (the city hall of Malmö, Sweden). we were interviewed by local journalist about city hall weddings, we had rice thrown at us, we had our own private champagne and cupcake party at my favorite cupcake shop & the day literally was a whirlwind. but the images are above and beyond anything i could have ever dreamed of. so much love.

XOXO  

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Vintage Romantic Greenhouse // Anniversary Portraits // March 16th 2017 // Claussen's Green House, Essex, VT

i swear, jennifer will be my creative set director in another life. she has such vision, style and eye for colors, textures and detail. i was over the moon impressed with both of them on this photoshoot! to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary jennifer and tyler daydreamed of a romantic jungle garden, with vintage pink lace, brass watering cans and handmade flower crowns. this could only come together with the magical talents:

 Claussen's Florist: lovely greenhouse space and flower crown

Indigo Salon: hair talents, Hannah Wall & make up, our Sarah Robinson

XOXO

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