Hello and good afternoon, friends! We are excited to have John and Erica on the blog today. You’ve seen us talk at length about how much we love our couples and how lucky we feel we are to team up with so many rad people. Well, I’d just like to reiterate that notion with these two. John and Erica found our work online and we started a back and forth over emails discussing their 2017 wedding. It was evident just from our correspondence that we were highly compatible. When we got together for their session a few weeks back, it was undeniable. These two are so outrageously cool. They’re lovely souls with brilliant minds and incredibly warm, inviting demeanors. I know it’s our job to make our couples comfortable in front of the camera, but I don’t think our couples realize that how they approach and interact with us also contributes to our level of comfort at the same time. We honestly felt like we’ve known and been friends with John and Erica for ages. It’s as if we were old pals picking up right where’d left off years before. And, for us, there’s nothing better than that type of feeling.
The four of us took a trip outside of the city where we visited Boscebel, which was a gorgeous location for a session. We shot around there for a little over an hour and then trekked off to Cold Spring to wrap the session up and grab some dinner and drinks. All in all, we ended up spending nearly five hours together and it was awesome the entire time. To say that we are looking forward to hanging with these two again is an understatement.
We hope you guys enjoy their session as much as we did and do!
Will and Rory live in LA, but decided on an East Coast wedding at Rory’s childhood home just outside of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This was our first trip to the area and we instantly fell in love. One of the coolest things about moving to the East Coast, at least for us, is the amount of historical significance that lives here. It seems like every other weekend we are afforded the privilege to work with an amazing couple in some new and awesome place. Well, I say new, but I really just mean new to us. Will and Rory’s wedding was no exception in that regard. We got to spend time with two wildly cool people, their lovely family and friends, and all of it in a beautiful, historically ripe area.
This was one of those weddings where you absorb everything that’s happening and feel so lucky to be a part of it all. The amount of love and authenticity from everyone involved was palpable and became even more evident once Rory and Will read their vows to one another. The ceremony was officiated by Will’s brother who was not only an incredibly rad guy, but a rad guy who looked an awful lot like Jimmy Darmody from Boardwalk Empire – If you’re familiar with that comparison, then you know it only means one thing: Cool. Very, very cool. You wouldn’t know he’d never officiated before considering how he performed. He absolutely knocked it out of the park and killed it with his brand of humor and apropos quips about his experiences growing up with his brother, Will, and welcoming Rory into his life. Then there’s Rory’s brother, who’s also an exceptional human. This guy checked on us numerous times throughout the night to make sure we’d eaten, had a good time, and more. This is never anything a guest, let alone a vital player in a wedding day, needs to do, but there will never be words for how much we appreciate it. He also delivered a stellar reading during the ceremony.
The location of Rory’s parents home couldn’t have been better place for all of this to take place. Portsmouth, NH, is already cool, but having the wedding in such a private and personal setting is the best way to do it. The ceremony was held in a patch of woods just behind the house underneath what I believe was an Oak tree. But don’t quote me on that because I am not a botanist. Not even close.
From that point on, it was time to enjoy and take in the evening. The weather was right on, too. It was mildly humid, but not enough to even remotely stifle this day. And one of our favorite things is that we finally got to make a shot happen that we’ve been dying to execute for almost two years now! We were presented with the perfect scene and conditions to make it happen. We’re lucky that our couples are so cool and trust our vision. It’s not always the easiest or most exciting thing to be pulled aside from your party when you’re having a blast, but when couples are willing to take those extra few minutes, the results are so worth it as they were here. I can definitely say Will and Rory hold the torch for our favorite parting shot to date. You’ll see it at the end!
All of that said, I think this story is an exceptional one that you will greatly enjoy. Take a few minutes to experience Will and Rory’s wedding day below!
Back in June we took a trip to Colorado to shoot a wedding and celebrate our seven year wedding anniversary. We took close to the same trip two years ago, only this time, Aspen was also thrown in the mix in addition to Denver and Estes Park. The whole trip was incredible. The wedding was an absolute dream and the downtime couldn’t have been better. We did a lot of hiking and exploring on this trip, too. Making it out to Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park was easily one of our favorite adventures during our time in Colorado. If you haven’t been to this state yet, drop everything you’re doing right now and just go! We hope you enjoy the photos!