Archive for October, 2009

Ashley and Nick are getting married next October at the not-yet-open Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill MA. Since they are getting married in the fall it was important to Ashley to have her engagement portraits with a fall feel.
 This is one of my favorite images and one of the last of the session.

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Usually, the last few photo's of a session are some of the best because the couple is more relaxed in front of the camera at that point, however, this next image is the very first picture I took of Ashley and Nick and also one of my favorites.

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Then we went downtown for a change of scenery. I love  Ashley's expression in this portrait-it's real happiness, not a "camera smile".

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I like this entire series of them actually. Again, this was toward the end of the session, after we got to know each other a bit and Ashley and Nick were more accustomed to having their picture taken. Having the engagement portrait session is makes a big difference on the wedding day. Everyone is relaxed with each other and the couple is more relaxed in front of the camera.

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Everyone knows this is my favorite spot. Here is a different take on this spot and I LOVE IT!

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I look forward to working with you guys next year!

Molly stopped traffic in that dress!

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This is her pick for the year book

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You know this is one of my favorites, it has that edgy, urban, magazine quality I just love!

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This image Molly just HAD to have-she's wearing her boyfriends sweatshirt. By the time we were done with all the other 400 shots (yes I said 400)  it was already dark out. I took this by the light of a window in the middle school using an ISO of 3200.

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I love this portrait of them. It was the last picture I took of them
before we entered the reception and we were all just having fun with
the portraits at that point of the day-with all the formal pictures
done.

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Here is Amelia getting ushered into the limo under the umbrella. It started pouring just as Caitlin was leaving for the ceremony.

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This is the two year old flower girl, Alex, all ready to go! So cute!

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It stopped raining as the limo pulled up the church and that was the last we saw of the rain!
I love this shot of the flower girl going into the church with all the fall foliage.

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It was a VERY long aisle!

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What a gorgeous church! To give you an idea of just how long this aisle is, this picture was taken half way up the aisle.

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This is where we had the most fun photographing Caitlin and Brad. I'm so happy with how this series of images came out. She's so pretty!

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This is what professional lighting can do for a room. Caitlin hired Boston Lighting just a few weeks before the ceremony. The effect was so powerful that it brought Caitlin to tears when she saw it. It was simply beautiful! I would recommend this to anyone planning a wedding.

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The first dance. I like this image for the lighting as well as the intimacy of it.

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But I can't decide if I like these images in color or black and white.

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Everyone was having a fantastic time (as you can see). The DJ was great-The DJ Experience.com
I've worked with him before and he ALWAYS get's everyone dancing!

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The wedding went by SO fast- that's what happens when your having fun!
If you'd like to see more of Caitlin and Brad's wedding check alyssaduncan.com/caitlin&brad. It will be ready to view by November 10th.

Have a great honeymoon guys-I'll be looking at pictures of you the whole time! 🙂

What a couple! I had SO much fun photographing them!

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The flower girl, almost 3 years old, was just the cutest thing! She just loved being in that dress.

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This is the brides father helping the groom with his tie. What a moment.

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The bridal suite. I really like to frame pictures with doorways.
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Laura was a beautiful bride-Jayson kept saying "yeah, she's hot!" He's got that right.

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Miraculously the weather held out and the ceremony took place outside. From the bridal suite window, Laura could see Jayson walking down the aisle awaiting her.

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The staircase at the Stevens Estate is just amazing-combined with the long veil made for a beautiful image.

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Her dad's not crying (yet).

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But the bride is.

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Most of the flower girls flower petals were deposited right in front of her during the ceremony-SO cute!
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There was so little daylight left. Just enough to capture a few images of the bride and groom. I didn't use flash, so they had to stand very still.
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Laura was perfect for this "urban chic" series-WOW!!

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The image below is MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!!! How cool is that!?!

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We moved inside the estate for the rest of the formal pictures. It has be beautifully redone!

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Let the dancing begin!
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To view more of Laura and Jayson's images go to alyssaduncan.com/laura&jayson at the end of the week. I'm hoping to have their online album up by October 23rd.

I can tell Sara and Greg are going to be so much fun on their wedding day. We had a blast during this photo session!

This is my favorite shot!

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I also REALLY like this image. It looks like a magazine ad-I LOVE that look!

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They were great to work with and SO much fun. I'm really looking forward to their wedding in August at the Wentworth Country  Club!