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Settlers Crossing Lunenberg Ma Wedding

Loving this image of a gentle kiss after the first look on the golf course!

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It's nearly fall!  And though we've been cruising into it with some of that beautiful late summer weather, it means that it's wedding season at Ars Magna.  For whatever reasons, I've always had more wedding in the fall than any other season.  Do my client prefer the cooler weather? Do they love autumn colors?  Do they just want to have one long party all fall into winter? Whatever the reason, I do love fall weddings where the air is a bit more crisp and the light is warm and the shadows long.

Sharing a few of my first blush favorites from last weekend's wedding at Settler's Crossing in Lunenberg, Mass.  We were all there in July for their Lunenberg engagement photos. It was the perfect early September Day.  Sunny and not too hot.  A soft breeze and lots of warm hugs.

bride's childhood pastor getting ready before the outdoor ceremony at settlers crossing lunenberg wedding

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settlers crossing golf course wedding lawn games

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lunenberg wedding photos settlers crossing reception entrance excited groom

lunenberg mass settlers crossing wedding reception fox ears bride and groom on the dance floor

Glen Magna Farms Wedding Photography

Oh my goodness, where do I start! Absolutely amazing, cried all over again! I don’t know how you do it.

HOW WE connected

I photographed the groom’s sister’s Boston City Hall Wedding years ago - and then again the groom’s cousin’s wedding at Willowdale Estate a few years later.  
Last fall, for their Boston engagement portraits, we hiked into the woods together.  Katie and Mike are so at ease with each other, and so comfortable, they are always a joy to spend time with and to photograph.  


The estate is gorgeous and the wedding these two planned fit perfectly into the beauty and design of the grounds.  

Now it was Mike’s turn, who married his high school sweetheart, Katie, at the beautiful Glen Magna Farms, an historic estate just north of Boston in Danvers. The estate and it’s grounds transport you to a grand past, and you can imagine walking the carriage road as a perfect beginning to a storied romance. All in all, it was an elegant garden party, unfussy and easy which slowly grew into the all out dance party I was expecting.  


The Beech tree at Glen Magna was chosen for the location of the first look.  Mike stood under the branches, waiting for Katie to walk up.  Emotions ran high and were contagious.  We did the first look under the beech tree and then walked through the estate, the gardens and the carriage road - which is a beautiful location to take the always classic walking together portraits.

having a moment with Dad
having a moment with Dad
ready with open arms
ready with open arms


One of my favorite things about this wedding was witnessing the bride as she watched from her room in the mansion as her friends and family walked across the lawn and were seated for the ceremony.  
One of my favorite things about this wedding was witnessing the bride as she watched from her room in the mansion as her friends and family walked across the lawn and were seated for the ceremony.  

Shades of fall (sangria, aubergine, grape) made up the row of bridesmaids’ dresses. The groom and his groomsmen held it down and dapper in traditional black tuxes.  
The ceremony was a fairly formal (if you include laughter) and they were celebrating at a historic landmark.  But it was a casual one, outside in the garden.  And the garden was the perfect setting to walk down the aisle with her father.  


gust of wind making the formal family portraits a little more fun
gust of wind making the formal family portraits a little more fun

delicious and seasonal fall cocktails
delicious and seasonal fall cocktails


Some weddings you know are going to unwind into crazy dance parties.  Having met most of the groom’s family before - I knew this was the case.  And they did not disappoint.  I already knew how much I loved the groom’s family - and the bride’s side was as warm and wonderful and full of love.

first dance  - More than Anything by Gavin Degraw (the stripped version)
first dance  - More than Anything by Gavin Degraw (the stripped version)

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs!  It was an epic day of friends and family, smiles and hugs that ended with beats and beads (of sweat) on the dance floor.  It's the kind of day I love to witness. The kind of day I an honored to be a part of documenting.  The kind of day that reinforces a beautiful love story. 

Venue: Glen Magna Farms

Caterering: Vinwood

Floral Designer: Designs by Lynn

DJ: Czone

Boston Wedding Photography .:. Destination New Hampshire

While these two live a few doors down from me and Sadie here in Boston, they decided to get married in the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire. Boston wedding photography goes north . . .
J. and E. were married in her hometown of Walpole, New Hampshire at the Unitarian Church.  The ladies got ready at the beautiful historic Inn at Valley Farms before heading over to the chapel in downtown Walpole where a family friend officiated.

E.'s parents hosted the celebrations at their home, which had one of the most stunning views of the season.  The entire day was flawless!  Some of my favorites here - more in the gallery section of the website.

A pretty big wedding party (the bride and groom here were respective captains of the men and women's rowing teams at Trinity College, which starts to explain the relative height of the wedding guests) and a pretty big party all around - the band shook the tent until the groom brought out his recent culinary purchase -  a hot dog steamer. So by midnight the groom and his best man were serving up hot dogs as a night caps. And yes, I indulged.

How much fun was this wedding? Can I let the picture of the groom crowd-surfing at the very end of this post explain? A couple of gorgeous goofballs, these two.

A big ups to Jennifer Matthews of Memorable Events for coordinating and Groove Authority for getting everything shakin.'