Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, Rhode Island was my very first wedding venue up in New England. I fell in love.
An overcast, chilly morning on the coast of Rhode Island led into one of the most surreal, intimate wedding days I had ever witnessed. The deep, Italian roots collided with an elegant taste in a storybook, sea-town Airbnb. First of all, as soon as I got out of my car, I could see sailboats lined up, smell the salt in the air, and hear the laughter of family and friends that filled the home. Because of that, I was overwhelmed with a deep feeling of excitement, curiosity, and peace all at once.
A love that is withstanding
Tim’s face is full of freckles and joy when he smiles; And Cara sees everything in Tim. Her teammate, her adventurer, her best friend. Above all, you see that they have a love that is giddy, a love that is steady, a love that is withstanding. Withstanding of time and struggles and hurt.
Intimately woven together
Everything from the tones of the dresses, to the flower and garlands, to the vintage lace buttons, to the brilliance and bigness of the ceremony, to the way Cara sang Ed Sheeran’s Perfect Symphony (with Andrea Bocelli) to Tim as they swayed under glistening lights were brushstrokes of fullness, this peak day in their lives together. Each detail of this dreamy, coastal Mount Hope Farm wedding was intimately woven together in way that left me in awe. In awe of the weight and responsibility that we take on in marriage. The love we can feel for another. The slowness of a kiss, the softness of a touch. I left in awe of a God that is mirrored, reflected, glorified in our love, in our lives.
I shot this wedding under the brand, The Root & Bud, alongside of Elise Meader. Bringing value to each and every one of you really, really gets me excited. It is easy to believe that I don’t have anything of worth to bring to the table, that I am always behind everyone else – catching up to what they already know. Fighting that lie has been huge in my business. Being a part of 50+ weddings, being a wedding photographer for the last six years, and being immersed in my world of light, workshops, classes, software, cameras, and mentors does truly bring knowledge that I want to pour onto you. The lighting of this entire wedding day feels flawless – Consistent, bright, and soft. Full of true skin tones. How do you get that for your wedding!?
Planning your timeline around light is the way, friends.