I am very excited to announce that a wedding of mine is featured in INSIDE Weddings for the Spring 2014 magazine. I photographed Jenn & John Colaneri’s engagement this past year, see here, and was so happy to be a part of their big day last summer.
John Colaneri, co-host of a few of my HGTV favorites, including Cousins Undercover and Cousins On Call, married his beautiful bride Jenn in Newport, Rhode Island. During the afternoon of celebrating, we visited a few well-known gorgeous Newport locations to shoot some photographs, including 41 North, the Elm Street Dock, Brenton Point, and OceanCliff. The opening image from the magazine spread was taken at the lighthouse at the Hyatt on Goat Island.
John and Jenn- You were a joy to work with from start to finish. I can’t thank you enough for entrusting me with one of your most special days. I had so much fun with you both. Dare I call this work? – It was truly a labor of love for me. I am thrilled the images are gorgeous but more important that I consider you friends now. Getting to know the both of you has renewed my faith in love:) I also have to send an extra hug to Jenn’s parents, Jack and Corinne Walker. You two are a dynamic duo pulling off an incredible event with the help of guru planner Galen Cobb Limoges, aka “G-Money”, I would go into “battle” with you any day HA!
I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my team Sara, Jamie, and Sesha and newest member Stephanie, for always having my back. I always say you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with. So that said, a huge thank you to all the other vendors who worked their magic to create the fabulous atmosphere, decor, and elements for me to photograph. Thank you to Richard, Jordan, and Evan Carbotti from Perfect Surroundings INTL, for transforming OceanCliff into a “modern rustic” fantasy land. Marie & Mark Soliday from Confectionary Designs, the cake was truly a masterpiece. To videographer, Chris Walsh of Chris Walsh Productions– thank you from one “photo ninja” to another – your remote helicopter footage blew me away; I now have gadget envy! Mitzi Dupre for the Studio, you rocked Jenn’s hair. Jenni Graham for the Apothecary, the makeup was flawless as usual, you go girl, and to the wedding team at OceanCliff, for making the wedding run without a hitch!
Want to see more shots from the day? View them here
Gown/Veil: Lela Rose
Bridal Salon: Mark Ingraham
Bridesmaid Gowns: Jaehee Bridal Atelier
Catering: Sweet Streams Chocolate Fountains
Favors: New England Invitations
Headpiece/Hair Accessories: Paris by Debra Moreland
Invitations: Cose Belle
Jewelry: Devon Fine Jewelry & Hartgers Jewelers
Rentals: Brilliant Ice Sculptures
Ceremony: Jesus Saviour Church
Reception: OceanCliff Hotel