New England Wedding Photography

Leah and Will had a gorgeous wedding at the Amherst, MA First Congregational Church, followed with a reception at Lord Jeffery Inn, just 2 blocks away, on July 3, 2015. Russ and Liz Caron, who specialize in New England wedding photography, were on hand to capture the moments, the emotion, the beauty, and the exquisite details!Bride and Groom at Seven Sisters, Amherst, MABride and groom in front of barnRing shot, bridal portraitBeautiful bridal portraits

Leah and Will during their first look at The Seven Sisters in Amherst, MA. (following several lower panels). If you’re not sure what a first-look is all about, it’s when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony. This is generally a very intimate and private moment. The photographers stay discreet, while also getting great photos, using specific equipment and techniques. There are many advantages to doing a first-look, to include reduced stressed by getting this important portion of the day done right at get-go, best lighting and location choice, and a big additional point, much scheduling flexibility.  Not to mention that hair and makeup is picture-perfect all throughout. With key elements having been done by the end of the of wedding ceremony, family members can go straight to the cocktail hour, and the bride and groom will actually be able to attend their cocktail hour, which then frees up time for the couple at the reception, allowing more party time!  If there’s any disadvantage it would have to be that the day has to start earlier (in relation to the ceremony time). Our couples do first looks as much as 75% of the time, and we don’t know of one couple that has ever regretted doing things this way.  All this said, with us, the decision to do a first-look is always made by the couple.

Bride and groom during first lookBride in fieldWedding day first look photosBride and groom in first look photosBride and groomBride and groom at Seven Sisters

Bride and groom in field at Seven SistersSeven Sisters wedding photography

The view from Seven Sisters is stunning, overlooking lush, rolling countryside.  Amherst wedding photography

This couple and location looks as splendid in crisp black and white, too!Wedding couple at Seven SistersAmherst wedding photography

A nearby barn provided a colorful and rustic backdrop.New England wedding photography with bride and groom in front of barn

A quiet, dreamy moment.  We may suggest poses for our artistic set, but ultimately it’s when the couple has “that chemistry” that makes shots like the following just happen that are the most stellar.  With a carefully selected background, it only takes a little of our editing skills to clean things up for a powerful and dramatic photograph that will make a wonderful piece of art for the newlywed’s home.Bride and groom posing ideas

This kind of “just happened” despite how much it may look like a “Pinterest” moment.
Bride and bridesmaids in mirror

Having fun with the bridesmaids before the wedding ceremony. Bride and bridesmaids photos

The bridal party, having fun in front of the Lord Jeffery Inn, below.

Bridal party photo idea

Leah in a real moment with her sweet little flower girls, below.

Bride and flower girl photosFlower girls, and bride coming down the aisle

The First Congregational Church in Amherst was a beautiful church for the wedding ceremony.First Congregational Church weddingBride and groom at First Congregational ChurchBride and groom coming down the aisle

Leaving the church, light was beautiful everywhere we turned. Bride and groom at churchBride and groom portrait

Leah and Will during a quiet moment after the ceremony, in a garden on the side of the First Congregational Church, below.

Bride and groom sitting outside the churchBride and groom after ceremony

And a fun moment inside the colorful church.Bride and groom in church

Back at the Lord Jeffrey Inn, the bridal party celebrating on the rooftop deck, below.

Bridal party celebratingLord Jeffery Inn weddings

The grand entrance of the Mr. & Mrs.!Bride and groom announced in

First dance:Bride and groom during first dance

Toasts:Lord Jeffery Inn wedding reception

And, cake cutting:Bride and groom cutting cake

Father-daughter dances are all about pride and happiness.
Father daughter dance

Leah and Will alone in front of the Lord Jeffery Inn at dusk, below.

New England weddings at Lord Jeffery Inn

Dancing fun thanks to the great music of The Surly Temple band, below.

Wedding at the Lord Jeffery InnReception at Lord Jeffery Inn, Amherst

Leah and Will, alone for a few moments later in the evening in the below 2 panels.

New England wedding photography, bride and groom, Amherst, MA

It’s always fun to end your wedding with an arch of sparklers, below.

Sparkler exit photos

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Maine wedding photographers, Russell and Liz Caron, specialize in New England wedding photography, and would love to be involved in your wedding day. Feel the love as this dynamic wedding photography team effortlessly capture each of your cherished moments, producing natural poses and unparalleled art for your special day. Whether you’re having a Lord Jeffery Inn wedding, like Leah and Will, or a tropical wedding at a Caribbean resort, we would love to join you and create lasting memories for years to come. For more information, please contact us right away!

Venue: Lord Jeffery Inn
Photographer: Russell Caron Wedding Photography
Wedding gown: Ellie’s Bridal Boutique
Band: The Surly Temple
Florist: Forget Me Not Florist

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