Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lea and Neil at Castle Hill Inn, Part One / Newport Wedding Photographer

Posted by Trish: Photos by Melissa and Trish

Well, this was a long time coming and I was really looking forward to seeing Lea and Neil again, but for their own wedding! I photographed both of Neil's sisters weddings a while ago and I secretly always hoped that Lea would call me when it was their turn at the alter. So I was excited to hear from Lea when she got engaged and to get the chance to photograph this family one last time!

Lea loves the beach and had a fabulous seaside theme going on.

What fabulous wedding hair, it was the perfect choice!

Gina from 2Shine gave Lea some amazing bridal make-up!

It's always a surreal moment when the bride actually is wearing her dress, not just trying it on.

Lea headed out to the garden for some photos before the ceremony.

She like one of the flowers in the garden here.

Speaking of flowers, these were awesome! by Sayles Livingston.

She really makes a beautiful bride! See what I mean about the veil, it makes you a bride and completes the look!

Neil went out to the garden for a few photos too, but they opted not to see each other before the wedding. Sometimes it works out just as well that way. How adorable is Neil?!

Lea is also an avid collector of sea glass and even has a big bucket in her trunk for her beach finds. You can't go wrong with sea glass! I wish I had thought to wear my seas glass bracelet.

This is about as Newport as it gets.

Kids is coming down the isle is always a crap shoot. Some kids bask in the glory of all the people watching them and others freak out. We had a combo here.

Waiting for the ladies...

The big moment for Lea and her Dad, finally!!!

They had a gorgeous summer day, perfect for a wedding!

I do. Do you? So do I.

A classic bridal pose, although totally un-posed during the ceremony.

Off tot he garden for a few minutes alone...with the photographers and video. We like to be romantic.

Neil is looking pretty happy here, so awesome!

'We did it!"

At this point the veil had blown off, but Lea was all set with it anyway, kind of long and hard to manage.

I love that green lattice, so Castle Hill!

More to come...

Location: Castle Hill
Flowers: Sayles Livingston
Gown: Mikaella at East Greenwich Bridal
Hair: Talya from Strandz
Make-Up: Gina from 2Shine
Bridesmaids necklaces: The Green Door, East Greenwich
Cake: Scrumptions
Videographer: Mike Picard
Band: Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band

Friday, July 30, 2010

Lisa + Jim - First Snap!

Posted by Mariah:
Pouring rain from morning until evening... a challenge indeed. Luckily I had a bride hell bent on outside photos, a girl after my own heart! Here's a little shot we did before the ceremony.
Got to get those creative juices flowing on a rainy day!
You won't want to miss the photos we did on the beach in a down pour.
What's a few inches of precipitation anyway?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jillian + Kevin at Rosecliff Mansion, Part Two / Newport Wedding Photographer

Posted by Mariah:

After the nuptuials we headed to Rosecliff for the reception... but first a few photos before the guests arrive. Such an amazing property, can you imagine actually living here? And this was strictly a summer home for the original owner, a silver heiress!!!

Becca was busy photographing the men while I tried to round up the girls for formals.

The whole gang!

Trying something new... it's fun to find new angles and try out new ideas when you've been to a venue many times. I was pretty pleased with myself for this one.


Lovin the lavender.

Another new angle...

A classic per Kevin's request.

Fun little moment.

These guys were so fun and cooperative, J + K have terrific friends!

Probably because they are so nice.

The intros!

Love this one.

Making the bride cry (happy tears)... Check. A toast well done.

A funky shot from Becca- fun!

My view...

Jillian and the girls from work...

Broken glass? Wet floor? This guy is totally unstopable... and clueless.

Enjoying the evening...

The end!
Jillian and Kevin- you are two of the sweetest people and I can see why your friends and fam love you so much. Thank you for including me in such a feel-good day, it's inspiring to be around the love!
xoxoxo Mariah