I recently updated the portrait and interior galleries on my website and it reminded me that I had never posted this engagement shoot from the Fall. Jojo and Tom are getting married this August at the charming Alerin Barn in Vermont where they will deck it out in romantic/vintage/rustic goodness. As a preview, they wanted their engagement photos to have a similar feel so I location scouted throughout Bedford and we discussed props and this is what we came up with. Of course, It doesn’t hurt that Miss Jojo has great style and is completely gorgeous. (Tom you’re cute too!)
Congratulations Jojo and Tom. I’m looking forward to your wedding this Summer.
I shoot a lot of weddings throughout New England and get to see so many beautiful cakes, and more recently, a lot of cupcakes and whoopie pies, on my travels. Here’s a round up of a few of my favorite cakes and cupcakes for your sweet tooth. (I know it’s early in the New Year but we can at least look.)
All photographs copyright Violet Marsh Photography.
December 28th, 2011 by Tanya | Comments Off | Filed in Weddings
Of all the weddings I have photographed throughout New England, the grounds of the New London Historical Society are the most beautiful. They have a series of small historical store fronts, several gorgeous old barns and the most beautiful lawn and aging crab apple trees ever.
Sharing a few of my favorite moments from this fine wedding celebration. Congratulations Grace and Ryan! It was an immense joy to be a part of your amazing day.
October 19th, 2011 by Tanya | Comments Off | Filed in Weddings
One of the best parts about being a wedding photographer is that each location is different. I’ve found myself on boats, on horse drawn carriages, in limos, and stopping traffic walking through downtown Boston. This wedding however, may take the wedding cake, so to speak. It was at the top of Mount Sunapee in northern New Hampshire, so yes indeed, we all got chair lifted up.
As you will see, another unique part of this celebration was that the bride and groom wore sashes for their formal photos before the ceremony. As the tradition goes, they didn’t want to see each other. They got them on Etsy in case your interested.
Fall in New England is the best, minus the fact that it means Winter will be here soon. It’s the busiest season of the year for wedding photography (hint hint, book early!) The colors are lovely and the temperature is cool and dry. Heather and Adam were married on a dock overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee and had their reception at an old train station decked out with twinkling white lights and paper lanterns. Their colors were perfection for this time of year- brown, deep purple and orange.
If you’re looking for inspiration for a detailed, but not-too-fussy backyard wedding, you’re in luck! Ellen and Bill were married in July and put together oodles of wonderful ideas for their unique celebration. To start, their popsickle-shaped wedding programs doubled as fans for that sticky July day. Refreshing, right?
Their tent was outfitted with hand-stitched, yellow cotton flags and table runners and the tables were adorned with bunches of wild flowers. As a snack before serving a BBQ dinner of ribs, brisket and cornbread, Ellen and Bill offered their guests old-fashioned popping corn in paper bags.
The activities were plentiful with throwback games including bocce, a bean bag toss, and croquet, and a custom built photo station that offered mustache props, cowboy hats and the like. Rather than a layered cake, they opted for the more simple whoopee pie. The bride wore a casual, white cotton, summer dress with a pair of fabulous colorful heels.
Inspired? I certainly was.
Thank you, Ellen and Bill, for being so creative and fun. It was a pleasure snapping your wedding photographs.
Today I took on the mammoth task of going through my entire collection of wedding photography in order to update my website (which, by the way, has been patiently waiting for an update since Spring.) In the process, I came across the glorious couple pictured below who had so many creative DIY ideas for their wedding day. I share with you the beautiful ‘love tree’ they created, made with two small trees, vintage looking fabric flags and their favorite photos. It served as the backdrop for their sweetheart table. Awesome idea lovely people!
Sharing a few favorite moments from Jeannine and Mike’s recent wedding at the lake. They were able to rent the same lake house they vacationed at last year when Mike proposed. It’s pretty sweet when things work out ‘swimmingly’ like that. (Wink wink.) Congratulations to you both!