Archive for September, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
posted in Weddings with 1 Comments

Two high school sweethearts-Amanda & John, finally tie the knot!

I love it when the bride and groom are getting ready in the same hotel. It allows me to photograph both of them getting ready. 

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Amanda is so beautiful. Here are some pictures of her getting ready-these are my favorite images from the whole day!
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She carried a beautiful bouquet. 
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Amanda and her father  leaving the hotel to go to the ceremony. Look how excited she is!!
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Now she looks a bit nervous!
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John holding back the tears as he watches Amanda walk down the aisle.
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Each groomsmen touched the ring before it was handed to John to put on Amanda's finger.
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And all the bridesmaids touched John's ring before Amanda put it on his finger.
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After the ceremony, which was held in the warf room, the newly weds and I headed out under the archway for some quick portraits before the families and wedding party made their way outside.
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This is one of my favorites. Amanda is a classic beauty!
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Amanda with her two sisters! They look like models!
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Amanda & John took dance lessons in preparation for their first dance. Their guests LOVED it!
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Now it's time to party!
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to view their online album go to alyssaduncan.com/amanda&john

I LOVED photographing this wedding- their families & friends, the emotion, the location-it all came together for a wonderful day! The couple is Rena & Alex. It was coordinated by Rafanelli Events out of Boston and they did a spectacular job!
 
Rena was stunning even without all the makeup and wedding gown. She was very well taken care of during the preparation as you can see
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This is one of my favorite images of the day. A very tender moment between grandfather & granddaughter.
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This bride is simply beautiful! Here she is getting her dress put on with help from Bryan & her mom.
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the reality of it hit Rena as she was getting her dress on.
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beautiful wedding bouquet.
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beautiful car!
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Only moments before the flower girl had to go down the aisle, Bryan had to wisk her away to the bathroom! She made it back in time!
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The connected crowns are part of the Greek ceremony
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It started pouring outside during the ceremony and for part of the portraits. Instead of trying to hide the fact that it had rained-I decided to work with it. I love this portrait!
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This set of images reminds me of a set of an old movie. She could be a model!
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The reception site looked beautiful! Great job by Rafanelli Events!
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first dance
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Greek dancing
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Bryan helping Rena & Alex cut the cake
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They were truly a dancing crowd!
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Thank you Rena & Alex for letting me be part of your amazing and beautiful wedding day! 

To view Rena and Alex's online album go to alyssaduncan.com/rena&alex

The last two weeks I've been working on a project with G Willikers! Toy Store here in Portsmouth NH.
The object of the portrait session was to highlight some of
the their toys while the children were actually playing with them while showcasing my portait work.  These are actual customers of the store. This
was so much fun for me-and the kids too! Here are some of my favorites-

This is my favorite image out of the entire shoot! It looks like a magazine advertisement. This girl LOVES to be in front of the camera. She was a VERY good model.
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These two boys were such a pleasure to work with! They are very close-the older one (below) takes very good care of his little brother! Check out the dimples on him! What a cutie.
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You can't tell this little boy was sick the day of the shoot!


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this little boy was also very comfortable getting his picture taken. He knew exactly what to do with very little instruction. So much fun!
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Gorgeous red head! this particular image worked better in black and white so you can't see it.

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This little guy had a lot of fun with the dress up stuff. What beautiful eyes!

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This portrait was taken with this little girls own toys-she loves her dolls!
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This little one was soooooo much fun to photograph!! How cute! His sister (below) too.
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This little girl had A LOT to say! She was my first photo shoot of the project and helped to set the stage for the rest of the photo sessions. She had so much energy and excitement that you can see in the picture. I wanted them all to show the kids having this much fun with the toys!

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