mr and mrs del cuore: countryside wedding in maine

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cheryl and collin chose mom and dad’s place in norway maine as the sacred grounds to publicly share their vows. during a toast cheryl had said this place was almost holy to them, and after being there i can agree, there is definitely a spirit and peace that rests amongst the burning painted light as it falls upon the leaves. almost everything displayed was hand made. from the cute signs, to the fire pit, the bar awning, to the ceremony site. all DIY. tractors, buckets of paint, rock stacking, earth moving, wood cut and nailed…see how easy it is to throw your own wedding! (haha). never before have i shot an event where i was surrounded with so much talent and creative forces. many within the group are professional dancers, (as is cheryl and also collin’s brother), there were singers, and various forms of art that kept me on my toes the entire length of the day…and much into the night. we ended the day with a mini concerto by the fireside. i will always remember this event. i felt at home, amongst friends, and forgot that i was working.
to see all the images from this event, and to place orders, visit here.

wedding featured on style me pretty

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yes..it’s true, i am duston…the luchador…
no, thats no true, what is true is my work was featured on the hippest wedding blog today.
yes, style me pretty, featured me on their blog.

see the blog feature and read the story here.
see the gallery of all the images here.

many thanks to Michelle for all her hard work to pull off such an amazing DIY wedding!!
in addition to Michelle’s stunning DIY wedding you should check out the following:
her UNREAL and INCREDIBLY COOL (maybe even add FAR OUT) engagements, visit here.
and her bridal session with an asian flare, visit here.

mr and mrs strong (and fam): annapolis, md

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i had the incredible privilege of not only witnessing but also photographing the genuine love and joy that Nicole and Jeff shared as they were married and became one family.
Nicole had seen my work about 5 years ago and knew at that point i was to be her future photographer to her wedding. (you can bookmark me too if you’d like) 🙂
thanks so much Nicole!!! i love working with real people and real emotions and you packed the event with both!

shot on location at the Blanc-Strong home, St. Mary’s church in Annapolis and William Paca House in Annapolis, MD.
all coverage shot on film, portra VC, C41BW, and Ilford 3200BW.

if you want to see all the images from this event, go here.

mr and mrs frampton

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DIY’fer’s….eat your heart out. the bride’s stunning dress was made by the mother of the bride. michelle (bride) just happened to polish everything else off by making the…(keep track) bouquet, boutonniere, bridesmaids bouquets, hand made paper flowers and paper birds for the table arrangements, floral around the cake, (cake? not sure?), and she even shot her own bridals standing in waist deep water. what an incredibly talented and good looking couple. oozing beauty all over the film.
michelle has been a complete pleasure to work in front of the camera as well as behind it…this last summer she was my intern and sweated out countless tears of fun. (right michelle?) 🙂 many thanks again and my sincere congrats to the two of you!!!

also, should you want to see this event in it’s entirety, you can check the proofs out here.
want more?
you can see my favorite of favs engagement session here.
and their beautiful bridal/groomal session (i shot this one) here.

mr and mrs seppi

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hold on to this one kiddies. let it seep into your skin and nestle in your bones….
i’ll be out the remainder of this week/weekend, so i wanted to leave you with a healthy heaping spoonful of real photography with real emotions and real fancy art kicks taken from a real right eye by a real guy.
(i’m in one of those moods apparently and my writing is reflecting that.)

if you’re wanting to see more from this event, or perhaps something tickles your fancy and you so choose to buy a print…click here.

decisive moments

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“There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”
– henry cartier-bresson

this is a very tender moment of a bride dancing with her brother on her wedding day. poised to dance hand in hand, i witnessed the gigantic emotional wave roll in as the music from ray charles began. the weight of their late father’s absence and yet presence in spirit has just come down upon them. their feet now shuffling memories out of the grass as they dance.

…more of this event to come. (thanks for watching)