Archive for September, 2009

NYC couple, Erin and Phillip's weekend wedding in Newport RI at the Rosecliff mansion. What a weekend-Lobster bake rehearsal dinner, fabulous wedding at an antique mansion, and to finish it off, a beautiful backyard brunch.
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Erin LOVES her Manolo's-who wouldn't! Very Carrie Bradshaw.
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Erin's niece, the flower girl, waiting to leave for the ceremony.
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This is one of the best parts of the wedding day-the guys getting ready. Here is Phil getting some help with his bow tie, not only from his friends but also from a utube video on "how to tie a bow tie". See the iphone propped up on the mirror? That's priceless!
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The coupe arrived at the reception in Phillips great grandmother's old Thunderbird.
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Sometimes it can be upsetting having to photograph the formal portaits inside-but NOT at this mansion. I really didn't want to take the majority of the formals on the staircase. I wanted to do something different from what I've seen done before at the Rosecliff. They came out fantastic!

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The beautiful ballroom at the Rosecliff.
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It rained almost the entire weekend-but I don't think anyone minded, certainly not the couple. They couldn't have had a better day.
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I had to get the shoes again-they were just so fantastic.
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I LOVE THIS IMAGE! Erin and Phil are very easy to photograph. They are very comfortable in front of the camera.
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The back of the Rosecliff mansion. We had a few minutes without rain.
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Having some fun with Marc and his friend. I photographed his wedding to Eve a couple of years ago.
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Here they are. You may recognize them from previous blogs.They are a lot of fun!
091209-2376 Erin and Phillip's wedding went by so fast! Everyone had an amazing time! What an amazing couple. To view their online wedding album go to alyssaduncan.com/erin&phillip

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Yesterday I photographed Alison and Kirk's wedding in Providence RI. It was a beautiful wedding, a beautiful day and a beautiful bride!

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I always REALLY like this type of hairstyle with a flower added. It looks fantastic and looks great when the veil comes off later.

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They had an old Cadillac to get Alison and her father to the church.
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But before we left we had to get some pictures of the girls with the car!
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Alison and her dad JUST before the long walk down the aisle.
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Look at Alison's face when she finally see's Kirk! Priceless!
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We went to the State House to take the formal portraits. I LOVED it!
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Alison & Kirk both have great smiles. I don't remember what we said to get them to laugh but these are the kind of images I LOVE! It's natural, not a "camera smile"
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In the next two shots you will see the posed version, below,  which I really like but . . .
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it's the real life moments like this that I strive to capture!
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GORGEOUS!
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This is the first wedding that I've seen them giving away "dancing slippers". What a great idea!
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The ballroom at the Biltmore Hotel is simply gorgeous!
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I LOVE THIS PICTURE! I like to work with the videographer's light to create different moods. I also like the emotion in this picture.
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thank you Allison and Kirk for letting me be part of your day! Enjoy your honeymoon!

To view Allison & Kirks online wedding album go to alyssaduncan.com/allison&kirk

Karen and Brian were married on Saturday. What a happy couple!

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As you can see, it was a very rainy day in the city! No matter, everything was in the hotel-getting ready, ceremony, reception etc all in one location.

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The ceremony was GORGEOUS!
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Brian never took his eyes off his bride the entire ceremony!
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Here are a couple of outside shots we were able to get because we were under cover.
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The first dance. They are just SO happy!
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To view Karen & Brian's online wedding album go to alyssaduncan.com/karen&brian