Archive for March, 2009

Ellen picked up her album last week! It came out fantastic! Here are some of my favorite images from their day!

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Ellen finally see's herself after she get's ready.
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Ellen headed downstairs to see Shawn for the first time. We did the formal pictures before the ceremony.
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Shawn seeing her. I love that you can see the groomsmen in the background.
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This is my favorite portrait of them!
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These are all the centerpieces before they were placed on the tables.
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Ellen arrives at the church and everyone gathers around to fix her dress-so funny!
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The flower girl, before the ceremony. She had this on for MAYBE 2 seconds before she yanked it off. I was lucky to get this shot!
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Ellen's father laying out the train before the walk down the aisle. She was in the entryway and I was inside the church, I shot it through the window in the door.
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Shawn & Ellen walking into the reception to greet their guests. The reception was at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield MA. They did a fantastic job!
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This was taken shortly before the couple were to be introduced into the tented reception, after the receiving line.
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This was taken during the best mans toast.
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It was a beautiful evening for an outdoor wedding.
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The details were fantastic. I really like how they recycled wine corks to hold up the guest cards. The tables were named after different wines as well. 
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If you'd like to see their finished album go to alyssaduncan.com/ellen&shawn. They are also featured in the latest addition of Seacoast Bride magazine on shelves now.

 

 

Mar 08, 2009
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Amanda and her mother stopped by my studio yesterday to finalize Amanda's wedding album (see previous post). Amanda brought her new 12 week old puppy, Lambeau. She is a poodle mix and she's adorable! I asked her if she minded if I got a few pictures of her.

This was the very first picture I took of her. She was curious about the camera and got real close to sniff it. This is one of my favorites!
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She's only 12 weeks old but is pretty good about obeying the "sit" and "stay commands.
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This is my second favorite image of Lambeau!

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Amanda and Doug are in the final stages of the album design. I think it came out beautifully!
Here are a few of my favorite images from the day-if you'd like to see the entire album, go to alyssaduncan.com/amanda&doug

This is a beautiful detail shot of the brides shoes next to the dress. I'm not usually a big fan of these kinds of shots, which is why I'm always on the look out for more unique ways to capture the details, but I really love this image.
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However, I like this image better.
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This picture reminds me of "Sex and the City". This is Amanda and her girls leaving for the ceremony.
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I took this picture on the trolly on our way to the church. Again, I'm always looking for cool ways to photograph the details.
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This is a shot that requires me to move FAST! Once I get a few shots of the couple walking back down the aisle I have to put some distance between us so I can get them exiting the church. My second shooter is usually behind them getting it from that angle.

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I really like making the girls feel like models!
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Here is the entire wedding party. A handsome group, don't you think?
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This is one of Amanda's favorite shots-it ended up being the cover of her album.
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Here are the groomsmen sitting on a wall while I'm taking the portraits. I HAD to get a cool shot of these socks!
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The bridesmaids bouquets were all white while the bride carried a more colorful arrangement. Perfect.
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While I was photographing the wedding party and the families, the guests were inside enjoying the music.

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The first dance
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As I said, these are just a few of my favorite images from their wedding. Be sure to check out their online album  alyssaduncan.com/amand&doug