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“Hire nice people to work with. And hire a day of coordinator. And do an engagement photo shoot even if you don’t use the photos from it for anything in particular…as Bear said “I’m so glad we did the engagement pictures, because I felt like I already knew Kelly at our wedding.” It made it much easier to do wedding pictures and know that to expect, etc.” – Laurel & Bear

To see more from Laurel & Bear’s New Hampshire mountain wedding, click here.

Words of Wisdom is an ongoing series in which wedding couples share their best bits of wedding advice.

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I love spending time with couples on their engagement shoot, getting to know them in a more relaxed setting and hearing their stories. Like how when Michelle and Brooks met through mutual friends, it was not a case of love at first sight, but the second time when they hit it off. Or about their trip to Block Island when they got engaged, and Brooks knelt down to “tie his shoes” only he didn’t have any laces. Sometimes couples invite me to their favorite places, and I get to explore new areas. Brooks has a fondness for Manchester-by-the-Sea, but had never had the opportunity to bring Michelle. Last week, we made it happen. The weather forecast was iffy at best – possible thunderstorms right around the time we were scheduled to shoot. But we braved it and hoped for the best. We started near the harbor and Masconomo Park. Grey skies made for soft light, but also released a few raindrops. Slowly, the sun started to work its way out. We headed up the road to another, more secluded, park on the coast. After a short walk through the woods, we were rewarded with amazing views and beautiful light – a gorgeous setting for this adventurous couple.

Manchester-by-the-Sea engagement photo by Kelly Benvenuto
Manchester-by-the-Sea engagement photo by Kelly Benvenuto
Manchester-by-the-Sea engagement photo by Kelly Benvenuto
Manchester-by-the-Sea engagement photo by Kelly Benvenuto
Manchester-by-the-Sea engagement photo by Kelly Benvenuto
Manchester-by-the-Sea engagement photo by Kelly Benvenuto
North Shore engagement photo by Kelly Benvenuto
North Shore engagement photo by Kelly Benvenuto
North Shore engagement photo by Kelly Benvenuto
North Shore engagement photo by Boston and New England wedding photography Kelly Benvenuto
North Shore engagement photo by Kelly Benvenuto
North Shore engagement photo by Kelly Benvenuto

If you like what you see, and are interested in having me photograph your North Shore engagement session or wedding, please get in touch!

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Our last destination in Italy was Venice – a place I have dreamed of visiting for many years.

Sights: St. Mark’s Basilica and Square, the Bridge of Sighs and Rialto Bridge, Scuola San Rocco (aka Tintoretto’s Sistine Chapel), Ca’ Rezzonico, boat traffic along the grand canal
Sounds: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performed in an historic church, dueling orchestras outside coffee houses in St. Mark’s square, late-night accordion on the street outside our hotel
Smells: orange, roses, chocolate, coffee
Tastes: Campari spritz, salad with burrata, pizza, pasta with peas and pistachios, gelato
Feels: absolute delight at exploring the city built on water, sadness that the city is becoming a caricature of itself with tourists now outnumbering locals on many days

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On a sunny May day, Karen and Chi-Fong were married at the Endicott Estate. They got ready in adjacent rooms, with sisters, parents and friends present. Karen’s mom brought a family heirloom – a lace-edged handkerchief that every bride in the family has carried on her wedding day since 1870. Aren’t family traditions wonderful? I love that sense of connection across generations.

Karen and Chi-Fong met on the shaded porch for their first look, and then family joined them for the formal portraits. We also spent a little time exploring the grounds and creating relaxed portraits of just the two of them. Their ceremony, led by a friend, was full of laughter. And I loved witnessing the proud smiles of their fathers as they walked them down the aisle.

Guests enjoyed cocktails on the back porch before moving into the mansion for dinner, toasts and dancing. Their wedding had such a fun and relaxed vibe, it was a joy to witness and document it for them. Congrats Karen and Chi-Fong!

The Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA
bride getting ready, Endicott Estate photography by Kelly Benvenuto
bride getting ready, estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
wine ready for a toast, getting ready at Endicott Estate, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
bride getting ready, Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
documentary photography at the Endicott Estate wedding by Boston wedding photographer Kelly Benvenuto
bride's mother holds family heirloom handkerchief
classic image of bride, Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
first look of two brides on the porch of the Endicott Estate, wedding photography by Boston photographer Kelly Benvenuto
Dedham wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
documentary Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
lgbt Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
laughing portrait of two brides, Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
signs at an outdoor wedding on the Endicott Estate, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
mothers of the brides walk the flower girl down the aisle, Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
happy Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
bride hugs her father, emotional Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
laughter during wedding ceremony, Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
parents and grandparents watch wedding ceremony, outdoor wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
parents look on during outdoor wedding ceremony at the Endicott Estate, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
wedding ceremony at the Endicott Estate, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
exchange of vows, wedding ceremony at Endicott Estate, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
cocktail hour on the porch of the Endicott Estate, wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
cocktail hour on the porch of the Endicott Estate, wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
cocktail hour on the porch of the Endicott Estate, wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
cocktail hour on the porch of the Endicott Estate, wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
cocktail hour on the porch of the Endicott Estate, wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
children play on the lawn of the Endicott Estate during cocktail hour, wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
cocktail hour on the porch of the Endicott Estate, wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
wedding candids in the Endicott Estate, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
brides pose with their mothers, Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
father of the bride toasts the couple in the Endicott Estate, wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
father of the bride toasts the couple in the Endicott Estate, wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
mlother of the bride toasts the couple in the Endicott Estate, wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
wedding toasts, Endicott Estate, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
reactions to toasts, Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
wedding couple visits with guests, Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
guest candid at Endicott Estate wedding, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
cake ready for cutting at Endicott Estate wedding, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
cake cutting at Endicott Estate wedding, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
LGBT couple dances at Endicott Estate wedding, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
same sex couple share first dance at Endicott Estate wedding, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
parent dances at Endicott Estate same sex wedding, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
father daughter dane at Endicott Estate wedding, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
father daugher dance at Endicott Estate wedding, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
guest dances at Endicott Estate wedding, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
guests young and old at Endicott Estate wedding, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
dancing at the Endicott Estate wedding reception, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
ballroom dancing at Endicott Estate wedding reception, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
bride dancing with family at Endicott Estate wedding reception, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
Endicott Estate wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto
on the dancefloor, Endicott Estate, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
dancing during wedding reception at the Endicott Estate, photography by Kelly Benvenuto
lgbt couple dances during Endicott Estate wedding reception, photography by Kelly Benvenuto

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  • Lynne Prescott Kozlowski - Wow! The joy and love are palpable!! GREAT photos caught so many perfect moments!ReplyCancel