When I first met with Wendy about the vision for her and Stephen’s modern and musical Vermont wedding, I was so impressed by their passion for the arts, theatre, and jazz. I grew up in a very musical and artistic family, the kind that gathered together in the kitchen during Thanksgiving gatherings with a fiddle, mandolin, and guitars — singing and playing together into the late hours of the night. Wendy immediately gave me the same sense of passion from her background in theatre and jazz, and Stephen’s knack for melodies on the guitar. I was so excited to see their artistic personalities shine through every moment of their Vermont wedding celebration at Shelburne Farms, nestled in a nook of the beautiful Lake Champlain shores.
With a small wedding party of only thirty members, I had the great pleasure of meeting all the folks that bring this family together. Wendy linked arms with her daughter, Cordelia, for a loving embrace under pink parasails as the sun hovered lower in the sky over the water before the ceremony. After walking down the steps of the beautiful Shelburne Inn gardens, the soon-to-be newlyweds locked eyes and said their lifetime vows witnessed by their closest friends and family, celebrating a lifetime together under the New England July sky.
My favorite part of being a Vermont wedding photographer is getting to know my clients and seeing their personalities and passions shine through on their wedding day, which Stephen and Wendy excelled at — from the jazz trio playing La Vie en Rose for their first dance as a couple to the colorful parasails and timeless flower bouquets so beautifully crafted by Carmen George Weddings. The bride and groom were such a pleasure to work with, and I am so thrilled to see that their wedding photos capture their love and happiness from this joyous wedding celebration.
Thank you so much to the bride and groom, Wendy and Stephen, for having me, and to the friends and family who helped make this such an amazing celebration.
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