Thursday, February 26, 2009

Snap! Girls TV "The Pilot Episode"

Our friend Dave Bettencourt told us about a sweet little video camera called the Flip Video. I purchased one the next day... and set about my evil plan for torturing Trish and Melissa, and hey, while I'm at it... all the other vendors at weddings too. Why not? I know you guys love seeing the behind the scenes photos... so now you can see us in live action too. I shot this movie at Karalyn and Erik's wedding. Plan on seeing a lot more of these.
Lights, Camera.... Action!

Karalyn and Erik at Belle Mer Part 3 - The Party!

It feels like we have had a whole day of fun already (because we have!) but we've got an entire evening of good times ahead... Karalyn and Erik wanted to get a peek at the ballroom before anyone else, so we snuck in first for the big reveal!


Here's Belle Mer's Stuart... he's making sure Karalyn is a happy camper. She definitely is!

Karalyn strikes a pose with Pam of PDR Events... the lady behind the scenes.

How would you describe this arrangement? Sparkles, Crystals, Wintery sticks, Giant white flower poms... Semia has outdone herself here.

Melissa was photographing the details... but here's Trish muscling in for the shot.

Love the feathers.

I wanted to keep this big sparkly M for myself. Karalyn might have noticed it missing from the top of the cake though. I think Trish and I have got all the angles on the cake covered here.

As if her day wasn't perfect enough... Karalyn also gets a killer sunset. We ran outside for some quick sunset shots.

...and then of course the Blue Light...

Ta Da!

These folders are for the photolounge pics... Melissa is feverishly printing them out and setting them out for the guests to pick up.

The band was excellent... Beantown Band. If you are looking for a band- make sure to check these guys out.

Erik gives Karalyn a little spin around the dance floor...

Whew! The evening is flawless- thanks to Pam's team and the stellar staff at Belle Mer.


That's Erik in the middle of the dance floor- who knew he had such awesome moves! I've never seen anyone dance so skillfully to Billie Jean before (except maybe Michael himself).

A little "Living on a Prayer"... and Karalyn playing the guitar.

The End!

K & E, Thank you, thank you, thank you for making us a part of such a fun day! Can't wait until you get back from Hawaii so we can talk about it all! Hope you love the photos so far, there's a lot more where that came from!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Karalyn and Erik at Belle Mer 2.21.09 Part 2

Karalyn and Erik really wanted some fun photos that felt like "Newport", and I really wanted to give them what they wanted. I was a nervous wreck the whole week fretting about the weather... but Karalyn lucked out. We had a gorgeous day, the sun was shining and the wind was blowing a little, but not enough to keep us inside. When Karalyn and I met a few weeks ago she assured me that she was up for anything for photos. She said I had free reign to drag her all over Newport... okay Karalyn, be careful what you wish for... We started at Salve Regina in Newport, I love these big ornamental gates.


You can't have enough smooching...

Next we head right down the street to 40 steps on the Cliff Walk. I love this spot, but it's tricky... sometimes the light is all wrong- and then there's the problem of tourists- not today! The sun was in just the right spot and we had the place to ourselves.

There's that breeze- it's working for us though!

Where are we?!

Trish is coming to the rescue... Karalyn forgot her bouquet at the top.

Karalyn was very brave and went off roading a little here- not too easy in heels, but she was giving it 110% as she says... it pays off!

Nice of you to join us Erik.

Here's Trish and Mike Picard getting the shots pictured above... I am not sure what's going on in this other photo- it's pandemonium, I like it though. Who is Erik trying to catch here? Me? Karalyn? Both of us? I think we are both in trouble if we slip. Oh- and what is Melissa doing? Catching Erik? This has disaster written all over it.

Karalyn loses the shoes to make it back up the steps...

Pretty dreamy.

Karalyn had some fun sunglasses stashed away- I am picturing her wearing them now on the beach in Hawaii.


Next stop... Bannister's Wharf. Doesn't get much more Newport than this.

Every time I am down here I find a new spot. I love this little dock. It's so New England.

This is Trish's shot. She's pretty tricky, I didn't even see her doing this photo. That's the fun thing about shooting together, when we get back to the office and look at the photos there are all these unexpected perspectives... Love it!

This photo was Karalyn's idea, she liked the sign. Good idea!

Heading back to Belle Mer, it's party time!

2 more photos with yours truly. I love the bottom one with me and my bride buddy.

You think that was fun!? You haven't seen anything until you've seen Belle Mer transformed by Semia! The sparkle factor is going to hurt your eyes (in a good way!) Stay tuned for Part 3 On Saturday!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Karalyn and Erik at Belle Mer 2.21.09 Part 1 Photos by "The Whole Snap! Team"

The entire Snap! Team was "representin" for the great big sparkly wedding of Karalyn and Erik this past Saturday. It was so much fun to all go out together - snapping away! We don't usually get to do that- but get married in February and you might get lucky! I hadn't told Karalyn that she was getting the full snap-arazzi treatment, so when we got there she was pretty excited. Karalyn definitely had a vision for her day. I think Semia summed it up best when she described it as a "P Diddy" party in the Hamptons- needless to say there was a whole lot of bling up one side and down the other! The sparkliest thing about the wedding though was definitely Karalyn- she was shining and having the time of her life....
Here's the lovely Semia posing for a photo with Karalyn after she delivered the big bouquet!
I think Karalyn approves...

Bridesmaids bouquets... gorgeous!

Pamela from PDR Events was on hand to make sure everything was running smoothly- and it did!

Our friend Robin Mcaloon made sure everyone was looking their best.

While I was upstairs with the girls, Trish was snapping some photos of the boys. Karalyn and Erik were staying at the Hyatt- and I love this wall in the lobby.
Here's Erik striking some man poses.

Nice! How about those blue eyes? Wow!

Trish getting artsy with the ring shot- Love it!

How cute is this? Erik is the sweetest guy. I saw him hugging and kissing everyone all day- and telling everyone involved thank you. He is very thoughtful and considerate. I think Karalyn is a real lucky girl.

A little male bonding before going to the church.

Meanwhile.... here is our glamorous winter bride! Melissa snapped this one.

I love this photo of Karalyn, she looks so happy. How about that flawless makeup and dewy skin? Nice job Robin, of course it helps to have an adorable face to apply it to.

All the ladies... I like that you can't tell we are running a little late and we are about to dash out the door. Everyone is doing a good job of faking a relaxed mood!

Karalyn is all about the details. Everything was perfectly coordinated.

Karalyn and Erik with their families... the Manzelli's and the Mallozzi's. I get a kick out of all the M's, L's, and Z's! K and E really have the nicest parents. You can't tell from this photo but Karalyn's mom is one hot ticket! She had everyone cracking up all day.

That's Karalyn's sister and maid of honor Kim peeking out of the limo...

Karalyn arrives next... time to attach that 14 foot veil. Karalyn has a flair for the dramatic!

Another one of my favorite shots from the day (a Trish special). Mr. Mallozzi having a moment with his daughter before he walks her down the aisle.

St. Augustin's, Newport.


They did it!!!

So, stay tuned for Part 2 on Thursday... we brave the cold February wind at a couple of really fun spots in Newport. I was thinking I would blog the wedding in 2 parts, but now I realize there are just too many awesome photos, so it looks like Karalyn and Erik are going to need 3 posts. Karalyn, I know you are checking this in Hawaii- so it will just be that many more photos for you in between fruity drinks in coconut shells!