10.10.10. Congratulations Tricia + Scott!
Leave it to Tricia and Scott to come up with such a great date to get hitched. And leave it to them to find an amazing, unique, beautiful and secluded venue in which to get hitched. To my utter delight, they chose to throw aside tradition and rent a gorgeous home for their wedding weekend. This “home” (castle) is named “Ski Esta.” It’s located minutes from Sunday River in Newry Maine. You know what they say- pictures are worth a 1,000 words so why don’t I just cut to the chase:
Yep. This place is at the top of a mountain and during the fall season it overlooks a sea of reds, yellows and oranges. Ski Esta is truly a picturesque venue for an autumn wedding weekend. I know I had a blast and I’m pretty sure the photos will reflect that I wasn’t the only one.
(L) The bear that greets you upon entering Ski Esta territory. (R) Tricia + Scott exchange vows as the sun sets behind them.
:: The newlyweds ::
Some background: Tricia + I go back to middle school days. We’ve mostly stayed in contact over the years, but it wasn’t until I moved back to the Boston area that I remembered what a great friend Tricia is. Needless to say I am over the moon happy for both her and Scott.
As I was editing the “getting ready” photos and watching Tricia, for the second time, get ready for her big day, I was overcome with emotion. It suddenly struck me how special this moment was. I’m known to shed a tear or two at weddings I shoot. However, I am also somewhat removed because I’m thinking about light, composition + other technical minutia. But sitting here, at my computer, I am allowed to think for a minute. I instantly flashed back to 7th grade picturing the laughter, the tears, the boys + the gossip. And to suddenly fast forward to HERE. Now. Here is Tricia, GETTING MARRIED! And here I am taking the photos because I AM A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER. If I could just go back and tell those two little adolescent girls that yes, everything would one day work itself out …
Tricia’s amazing hair + makeup done by the very talented Dana Ross of Che Bella.
Meanwhile, Scott contemplates marriage while playing checkers + shooting pool.
This is one of my favorite shots. It’s Tricia moments before she will descend the stairs and walk the aisle on her brother Jeff’s arm. Special thanks to LG for jumping in to second shoot and getting this shot.
Tricia’s oldest brother Brian officiated the wedding and pretty much had everyone in tears. Tears of side splitting laughter, and tears of sentimental joy.
(R) Does this look like a man under pressure? This photo could have been taken at one of the many times the officiant (Tricia’s brother Brian) gently reminded Scott that Tricia had 2 older brothers.
:: Married! ::
Some detail shots: rings + Jame’s shoes. Cutest. Shoes. EVER! Tell me I’m wrong.
James is no stranger to this blog, you may have seen his baby photos, or his gorgeous face during the session that eventually became his parents Save the Date cards. Poor little dude was under the weather the day of the wedding. Here is a rare smile he shares with Dad before the ceremony:
:: What’s a wedding reception without a little football? ::