" Jennifer's photos showcase beauty in places a bride and groom don't have time to look. "

- Jamie and Steve, Montpelier VT

 

SWEET NOTHINGS

sweet nothings

" for all the perfect little details and the gentle moments in between the chaos " // fine art wedding photography

STORYTELLING SESSIONS

storytelling sessions

" I want you to look back over these images for years to come with a smile, and simply say. Yes. That was us. I remember. "

SUMMER SKIN

summer skin

"Summer skin, salty soul" 

for all the perfect little details and the gentle moments in between the chaos.

 

You roll over and open your eyes, slowly, one first and then the other. Is today really the day? Has all of these months of planning, excitement, and anticipation finally materialized? Is this really, finally happening; the beginning of the rest of your lives together?

You sit up and slowly glide your legs over the side of the bed, toes touching the hard wood floor of the gorgeous, old bed and breakfast where you spent the last night before your wedding. Bzz. Your phone vibrates on the antique, wooden side table, gently shaking the glass vase next to it and you see a text from your sweetheart. 'Today's the day. I love you and I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together.' 

And just like that, it's time.

French press coffee.

Florals all over the dining room table. 

Your people and mimosas.

Hair, makeup, and jazz playing in the background.

Your grandmother's pearls and you mom's sapphire earrings in a little box waiting for you.

I will be there for all of it, so you never ever forget. So your kids will know your story one day.

These are the details I want you to remember from what will be one of the most beautiful, wild, crazy days of your lives.

I want to come to your home or where ever it is you are getting ready, and spend the morning with you and your bridal party. I want to capture Mom helping you get into your dress, and the look on dad’s face when he sees you for the very first time. I want to capture the guys laughing over a bourbon and a game of pool as the minutes are ticking away before the time comes for you to meet at the end of the aisle and say your ‘I dos’. I want to see the details; the love note you wrote to one another to open before the ceremony, your grandmother’s necklace that you so proudly wear to remember her and honor her. I promise to capture the tears and the laughter. I want you to be able to see and remember the look on your faces as you promise to commit yourselves to each other, to your future, to your family. I want to capture the imperfections that will remind you of all you have been through together; the wrinkles on his hands and the creases around her eyes when she smiles.

I want to tell your story as it unfolds before me.

I want you to look back over these images for years to come with a smile, and simply say. Yes. That was our day. That is us. I remember.

I photograph a very limited number of weddings every year (5) because it is really important for me to be able to uniquely connect with my couples in a way that I simply could not do if I photographed a wedding every weekend. So if this sounds like you, and what you imagine looking back on for years to come...

 
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" Unlike other wedding photographers we've seen that seem to force entry into your ceremony space or bark orders at a silly bridesmaid, Jennifer was subtle, kind, patient, and her suggestions were made with a certain excitement that never felt inconvenient, more like an invitation to a secret adventure. " 
- Jamie + Steve. Montpelier, VT
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"When we first met Jennifer at our local coffee shop, we both felt an instant connection with her... it was like we had been friends our whole lives."
- Angela + Sarah. Branford, CT
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these fleeting moments need to be captured.

 

I believe in photography for real life. I believe in telling the truth. I want to capture you, your loved ones, and your work in their truest, most honest form.

I want to come to your home, and spend the morning with you, your partner, your kids, your dog, and photograph your real life.

I want to capture the mess, the tears, the laughter. I want to see the details; the love note posted on the fridge from the time your sweetheart was away on business, the hand knit blanket your grandmother gave you when you were only 12 years old that you have held onto forever because family matters to you, the line up of shoes by the door, smallest to biggest, reminding us of that time when they were actually. that. small.

I want to capture the imperfections that will remind you of all you have been through; the wrinkles on his hands and the creases around her eyes when she smiles.

I want to be there at your family reunion, to help everyone be more present by putting their phones down and really connecting with the people who mean the most to them.

I want to come to your shop, restaurant, or workshop and photograph each and every detail of your work and your craft so people can really see what you represent; what your work means to you and to those around you.

And I want to put these images all together in a beautiful storytelling photo book for you and your loved ones to be able to look over for generations to come.

I want to help you tell your story, to keep your legacy alive, through pictures.

 
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capturing the magic of summer nights by the sea

 
Squeaky swings and tall grass
The longest shadows ever cast
The waters warm and children swim
We frolicked about in our summer skin
I don't recall a single care
Just greenery and humid air
Then Labor Day came and went
And we shed what was left of our summer skin
On the night you left I came over
And we peeled the freckles from our shoulders
Our brand new coats so flushed and pink
And I knew your heart I couldn't win
Cause the seasons change was a conduit
And we'd left our love in our summer skin

-Death Cab for Cutie

 

Summer is a time of the year for me that represents the peak of all things light, alive and free. As a child those gorgeous July nights were so long and overflowing with promise. We stayed out past sunset with friends, catching fireflies in jars. We would escape to the beach on weekends, or (because my parents were also feeling that summer freeness) we would take off for a few days during the week and head down to the shore.

At the end of August we always vacationed at least two weeks in Rhode Island, and did nothing but live, sleep, breathe, eat the beach. Salty skin and hair, sunburns and freckled noses, clamming and muscle foraging on the rocks. We would spend hours in the salt pond collecting shells and catching crabs. We never ever left the beach before sunset. It was, and still is my mother's favorite time on the beach. (And therefore mine as well). Everyone packs up and heads home, the waves calm a bit, the seagulls pick up the scraps families left behind and the water almost feels warmer than the air.

This time of the day at this time of the year for me symbolizes change; the embracing what lingers of that sweet summer light that dapples in our hair and on our bronzed skin, the freedom of all that screams summer. And it is, for me, a time to be documented.

If you are called to it; if you too yearn for those long summer days and feel that same heart ache when late-August creeps on in on you because you know that September is just around the corner and it' s a sort of bittersweet ending to the most beautiful time of the year, then let's talk. xo

 
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