Wedding Photography at Shalin Liu in Rockport

Shalin Liu Performance Center Wedding photos

Shalin Liu Performance Center Wedding

Last summer, I had the honor of working with a coupe that found me on Fearless Photographers.  Sharing today more of my favorites from Diana and Rafiq's beautiful wedding at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts.  

Shalin Liu Performance Center Wedding photos
Shalin Liu Performance Center Wedding photos
Shalin Liu Performance Center Wedding photos
Shalin Liu Performance Center Wedding getting ready portraits
Shalin Liu Performance Center Wedding bride on laptop

First Look At Shalin Liu Performance Center Wedding

First Look Rockport Shalin Liu Performance Center Wedding

The First Look At Shalin Liu Performance Center has a little walkway that leads to the back lawn, where we would eventually set up for greeting guests between the ceremony in the performance hall and the reception upstairs.  The groom was so excited he could barely keep from turning around to see the bride as she approached.  

First Look Rockport wedding photography Shalin Liu Performance Center
First Look Rockport wedding photography Shalin Liu Performance Center

First Look Rockport wedding photography Shalin Liu Performance Center

First Look Rockport wedding photographer Shalin Liu Performance Center
First Look Rockport wedding pictures Shalin Liu Performance Center
First Look Rockport wedding pictures Shalin Liu Performance Center

Wedding Photography in Rockport

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We snuck away from the venue for a bit to walk through downtown Rockport and take some portraits of just the bride and groom.  They have come to love Rockport, and wanted to incorporate the character of the city in their wedding portraits. 

rockport mass wedding photographs
rockport mass wedding photos
rockport mass wedding photos
rockport mass wedding photography motif number 1
rockport mass wedding photos
rockport mass wedding photos motif number 1

Wedding Ceremony at Shalin Liu Performance Center

The performance hall at Shalin Liu is a stunning space to hold a wedding ceremony. With two stories of glass overlooking the water, and a vaulted ceiling it was a beautiful setting for their secular ceremony officiated by a friend.  The bride was walked down the aisle by her mother, met by the groom at the end of the aisle and then they proceeded together to walk up to the stage, hand in hand.  

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wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport bride with mother
wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport groom
wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport bride with mother kiss
wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport bride with mother kiss
wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport
wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport photography mother of the groom henna hand tear
wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport groom tearing up

There were a lot of emotions during the day.  I love this pair of images - the groom and his mother both overcome with love each wiping away a tear during the wedding ceremony. 

wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport photography
wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport photography mother of the groom henna hand tear

After the ceremony, the couple exited the Center and stepped outside for a few moments of calm to reflect.  These are some of my favorite moments of the day.  The climax of the wedding day itself is over, and it's felt deeply.  The anxiety, the nerves anything that might have welled up in the previous months is over.  The moment before the big party is here. 

moments after wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport photography
moments after wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport photography
moments after wedding ceremony shalin liu rockport photography

Wedding Reception at Shalin Liu 

After enjoying the back lawn and watching the sun set over the water, the guests moved upstairs to the third floor of Shalin Liu for the wedding reception.  There were toasts and more toasts.  And lots of laughter.  

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shalin liu wedding reception photography
shalin liu wedding reception photography welcome toast
shalin liu wedding reception photography welcome toast mother of the bride
shalin liu wedding reception photography welcome toast mother of the groom
shalin liu wedding reception photography welcome toast father of the groom
shalin liu wedding reception photography groom reaction during toas
shalin liu wedding reception photography bride laughing during toas