Diane and Matt eloped in Wallingford, Vermont on a snowy day in January 2018. They were surrounded by their loving families in a sweet Airbnb in a quintessential farmhouse not far from downtown where they exchanged their vows. After the ceremony, we all took a stroll to the center of town to take some family portraits and images of the happy couple. Thank you both for having me there for your important day and below are some of my favorite images from their day.
Managing your time can be tricky in regular life never mind your wedding day. If there's one conversation that I always have with my clients it is giving them the best advice I've learned from over the years on how to manage and time your big day. So, let's try to look as happy as the picture below and really figure out how to stay ahead of the wedding timeline. First, I always stress the importance of starting your day with buffers just in case hair or make-up run a bit behind. When I go to photograph the getting ready portion of the day, for me, this is the most critical part of the day. Why? Well, you can always add time at the end of the night, but you can't ever go back in time and start earlier once the day has started. I love to get to my weddings early....it's in my dna, I suppose. When I discuss with a couple when their start time should begin, I always always tell them to buffer in an extra 30min to an hour before their hair or make-up would like to start. You just never know if someone is going to run late, the weather is bad, or you change your mind last minute on how you want your hair or make-up to look. Please please always start a bit earlier than you think for those possible bumps in the road....you'll thank yourself.
There are some families that you just connect with.....immediately. This is one of them for me. I was fortunate to photograph Ryan's sisters wedding in 2017 at their lovely home in Barnard, Vermont and when I heard from Judy, his mom, that Ryan was engaged, I was thrilled to be invited to go back to their home to document their engagement session in Woodstock, Vermont (my most beloved town in VT). Kaitlinh and Ryan had this spark that was evident as soon as you met them.....a connection of love and respect. I was lucky enough to spend the day with them galavanting around the festive downtown of woodstock as well as the covered bridge. It was magical and these two knew exactly what to do. Thank you for incorporating me into this special photoshoot and congratulations!