Aug

Newport OceanCliff Wedding | Cassandra & Tim

If you ask anyone who knows them, they will tell you that Cassandra and Tim are a perfect match. They compliment one another in every way and you just can't imagine one without the other. So one might think that they met through friends who set them up on a blind date knowing they would be great together... or thnk they met online where their high compatibility score made their paths cross. But no, these two high school sweethearts met eight years ago in the most romantic of all places, the cafeteria. :) 
 
And over the past eight years, Cassandra and Tim have fallen more and more for one another. Their families have grown close and her friends became his and his became hers. So it's no surprise that the love for these two could be felt from the very beginning of their amazing wedding day until the very end. There were tears of joy, laughter, and pure joy sweeping over the celebration! 
 
Their Newport RI wedding at the gorgeous OceanCliff was a dream. With views of the water, that amazing golden light and their loved ones there with them, it was a perfect day for a perfect match. 
 
Cassandra & Tim - Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for inviting us to capture your wedding day and welcoming us like family. What an amazing celebration it was, filled with moments we will never forget!








As her mom was helping Cass put her jewelry on, it began to sink in even more that the day had arrived that her little girl was getting married. It was such a sweet and beautiful moment...




You Cass are SUCH a beauty! Goodness!


One of my favorite moments was when Cassandra and her dad saw one another for the first time on the wedding day. It's moments like this one I will always cherish and never forget.







FAVORITE!







Seeing this sign made my photographer heart skip beat! YAY! What a difference it made having their guests fully present on the ceremony and not focused on taking photos. And what a difference it made in their photos!












































Just for the record, he started it! :)




Reception: OceanCliff, Newport RI 
Gown: "Poppy" by Nicole Miller 
Bridal Boutique: Andria Bird Bridal, Newport RI 
Hair accessory & belt: Custom made by Andria 
Stilettos: Nina 
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo 
Beauty: Bella Beauty Bridal (makeup) & Angela Jorgenson (bride's hair) 
Music: Engagements DJ 
Floral Design: Botanica 
Cake: Scrumptions Bakery 
Favors: Tote bag map design by Lauren Hartlett, Newport Cookie Company, Inpopnitio popcorn 
Invitations: New England Invitations 
Trolleys: Viking Tours 
Photography: Ashley Therese Photography
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Aug

In Between Moments

Whenever people ask me what my favorite part about being a mom is, I honestly can't pick just one thing... watching him grow, hearing him laugh, seeing the world through his eyes... But I do know one thing, it just keeps getting better and better. As Greyson is getting older, his cute little personality is melting hearts, especially mine. He is becoming a little boy right before my very eyes and sometimes I just wish time would slowwww dowwwwn.  
 
I never want to forget the everyday small moments that are the highlight of each day. Bath time, snuggles, blowing bubbles, reading stories before bed, petting Remington, playing Peekaboo... Even though these moments are candid and not "perfect" with spit up on his shirt and my hair not brushed, I always want to remember these raw moments. Because this is our real life. And to me its beautiful just the way it is. So I told Chris I want to remember to photograph as many of these small moments as possible. To not just photograph the birthdays, holidays, and milestones, when Greyson is in a clean outfit and when I'm showered and out of my PJs with makeup on. I want to remember to photograph the random Wednesday mornings right when he wakes up smiling ear to ear. The Friday evenings when we read him stories and tickle him just to hear his sweet laughter. Because these small in between real moments are my favorite.

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Aug

Sneak Peek: Newport RI Oceancliff Wedding

Newport Rhode Island is one of my all time favorite places. Ever. And to photograph the wedding of one of the kindest couples was a dream.  
 
More of this beautiful Oceancliff wedding coming to the blog this week! Happy Monday!

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Aug

Play. Nap. Repeat.

My dear Remington... he is the sweetest. I am pretty sure he thinks Greyson is his and I am totally okay with that. He keeps his eye on Greyson all day and takes his job very seriously. He follows me from room to room with Greyson as the baby eats, naps, and plays. Being an older brother is an exhausting job, but somebody has to do it! :) And oh how I love watching them play together. Thats right, play together. When did Greyson get old enough to PLAY!? He reaches out for Remington whenever they sit together and Remington licks Greyson's toes whenever he gets the chance. Then there are waves of giggling and smiles. It's like an adorable Hallmark card that has come to life! 
 
Oh how I just adore these two. With Remington sleeping on a pile of laundry fresh out of the dryer and Greyson taking a nap next to me, I am so grateful for the small beautiful moments that fill my days.

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Aug

Waterview Wedding | Bethany & Joe

They sat on the beach, toes in the sand and champagne in hand. They gazed out at the horizon, watching the sunset paint the tops of the waves with a palette of oranges, pinks, and yellows. Bethany and Joe just spent their first day in the beautiful Grand Cayman. It was such a beautiful place and one Joe said was the exact setting he was looking for before getting down on bended knee in front of Bethany. Actually, he was on bended kneeS to be exact. And there on both knees he asked Bethany to marry him. With the biggest smile on her face and tears filling her eyes, Bethany said YES!  
 
Right along the water is where Bethany and Joe tied the knot in front of their love ones in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The aisle was strewn with petals matching that sunset in Grand Cayman and their happiness was unmeasurable. It was a celebration that all those who were part of won't soon forget! 
 
Bethany & Joe - Your wedding was so incredibly beautiful and we feel so fortunate to have been there. It was truly an honor. You are such a sweet couple and we couldn't be happier for you! Congrats again! :)










Bethany's something blue - a heart cut out from one of her dad's shirts stitched into the lining of her dress!




Their First Look was such an incredibly sweet moment...










Totally and completely beautiful Bethany!


One of my favorites!





























One of the most amazing moments of the evening was when Joe's dad sang along with the band...

...and the newlyweds danced and sang along. It was a magical end to an amazing day!

Reception: The Waterview 
Gown: Junko Yoshioka 
Bridal Boutique: A Little Something White Bridal Couture 
Stilettos: J.Renee 
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm 
Jewelry: Swarovski earrings 
Beauty: Giggar Makeup Artistry (makeup) & Sharon Palmisano (hair stylist) 
Floral Design: Flowers by Danielle 
Music: Around Town Band- A List Band 
Invitations: Conner Printing  
Photography: Ashley Therese Photography
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