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Caitlin and Tom live in New York City and met through mutual friends. They got engaged last February and knew they didn’t want a long engagement. They decided on a late autumn Cape Cod wedding at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth, where Caitlin spent her summers growing up. It was also a lovely spot to visit for their guests from NYC and Tom’s family from Texas.

They chose to do a first look and portraits before the ceremony, using picturesque Nobska point. I loved the muted colors and soft light.

Their ceremony was led by a friend, who at the start encouraged Tom and Caitlin and all their guests to take a deep breath to be fully present in the moment. They also incorporated a ring-warming ritual, having their parents and wedding party warm their rings with their breath, directly before the exchange.

Caitlin and Tom were most excited to have everyone together, dancing and celebrating. And the party did not disappoint. The Jon Bates Band had everyone out of their seats and up on their feet.

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If you like what you see, and are interested in having me photograph your late autumn Cape Cod wedding, please get in touch.

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Emily, a doctor, and Kevin, a lawyer, met through mutual friends, and first bonded over the appropriate use of punctuation. They wanted their wedding to be casual and understated, and they chose the first weekend when their friends and family were available. Emily and Kevin live in Jamaica Plain close to the Arnold Arboretum, where they’ve shared many special moments, and so it was natural to choose to marry there and add one more beautiful memory. After getting ready together in their apartment, they walked to the arboretum, where they greeted their guests. Despite heavy rains the evening before, the weather held during their personal ceremony, led by the judge for whom Kevin had worked when he and Emily first started dating. The ceremony included a ring-warming, readings by both of their brothers, and the tearful exchange of vows written together. Afterward, we made a few portraits, with the vibrant fall foliage and colorful umbrellas.

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As anyone who’s planned a wedding knows, your experience the day-of comes down to 90% planning and 10% rolling with it. Or maybe it’s 80/20. Or with rain, more like 50/50.

Jane and Ike’s wedding day brought steady showers and some morning phone calls to shift toward back-up plans (always a good idea, especially in New England). Their priorities for their wedding were to create a fun, not-too-formal celebration, and to enjoy the day with their immediate family and friends. They were determined to have a good time, and not let the drizzle dampen their joy, so they rolled with back-up locations for their first look, formals and ceremony. As I often remind my couples, rain doesn’t determine how big you smile or how happy you are to be marrying the love of your life and celebrating with all your guests.

Jane and Ike did a first look in the lobby of The Bostonian Hotel, and I just loved Ike’s reaction. From there, we headed over to The Living Room. The attached atrium was a lovely spot for the family formals.

Their ceremony was led by a friend, who encouraged each of them in turn to “put a ring on it.” Jane’s joyful excitement at being declared married was a favorite moment of the day. Afterward, we made sure to sneak away for a few minutes to make some portraits in Christopher Columbus Park, where they had originally planned to exchange their vows.

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In honor of Valentine’s week, let me share some of the many reasons why I love being a wedding photographer.

Emotional mothers…
Lyman Estate wedding ceremony

and proud fathers.
Marion Massachusetts wedding of Leslie and Rich. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto.

Grandparents.
Marion Massachusetts wedding of Leslie and Rich. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto.

Siblings.
The backyard wedding of Erin and Alex in Walpole, MA.

Friends who are so excited for you…
The September wedding of Kate and Josh, at the Beverly Yacht Club, Marion, MA.

and are a little bit goofy…
Marion Massachusetts wedding of Leslie and Rich. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto.

and can always make you laugh.
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The way couples lean into each other…
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and mirror each other…
Nahant wedding photography

and are silly together…

and share significant looks.
Juliana and John's MIT Chapel winter wedding in Cambridge, MA | Kelly Benvenuto Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

The wonder and excitement of the youngest guests…

and their unpredictability.

Rituals that are religious…
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or cultural.

Laughter.
Omni Parker House wedding photography

Touch.
Lyman Estate Wedding | Kelly Benvenuto Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

Toasts.
Lauren and Chuck's wedding at the Stevens Estate in North Andover, MA | Kelly Benvenuto Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

Traditions…
Desiree and Daniel's wedding at The Villa at Ridder Country Club in East Bridgewater, MA | Kelly Benvenuto Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

and surprises.
Desiree and Daniel's wedding at The Villa at Ridder Country Club in East Bridgewater, MA | Kelly Benvenuto Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

Quiet moments…
The MIT Chapel wedding of Sara and Iain. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto.

and exuberant dance moves.
Erica and Brian's Fruitlands Museum wedding in Harvard, MA | Kelly Benvenuto Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

Definitely the dance moves.
Marion Massachusetts wedding of Leslie and Rich. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto.

Working with couples who wholeheartedly embrace the experience…
Kristina and Joe's wedding parade through Jamaica Plain, from Hope Central Church to Bella Luna and the Milky Way | Kelly Benvenuto Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

even when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.

Documenting and sharing that love…
The wedding of Tiffany and Hayden at San Francisco City Hall.

is love…

is love…
The wedding of Alexis and Liz at the Codman Estate in Lincoln, MA.

is love…

is love…

is love…
Barcelona Wine Bar, Brookline wedding photography

is love…
Lyman Estate wedding ceremony

is love.
Lauren and Chuck's Stevens Estate wedding in North Andover, MA | Kelly Benvenuto Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

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