Melissa and David | Eolia Mansion Wedding

We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! Let’s start this week off with a look back to Melissa and David’s Eolia Mansion wedding! Matt and Emily took care of photography, Caleb brought the Bluecube, and Britt was the wedding coordinator!

 

Melissa spent the morning getting pampered at the Hyatt Place Mystic with all her favorite ladies! With just the right amount of eyeshadow, and the perfect placement of the last bobby pin, it was time to put on the dress! All of the bridesmaids helped the bride step into her stunning gown. It was the perfect finishing touch to her bridal glow! Now that everyone looked picture-perfect, Melissa was on her way to surprise David with a first look! David saw his beautiful bride at Eolia Mansion at Harness State Park. These two gushed over each other for a few minutes while we took a few pictures, but after that, our next stop was the wedding ceremony!

 

Melissa and David got married at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church with all of their loved ones in attendance. With the change of precious vows and a kiss to make it official, the two became man and wife! The love birds lead their guests over to Eolia Mansion for the celebration! (Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park in Waterford, CT is one of the most beautiful spots we can imagine. You should visit.) After a delicious feast, everyone stopped by the Bluecube for a little bit of silliness and then it was time to hit the dance floor! The newly weds and their guests were all out of their chairs and on their feet to dance to the traditional greek dances with everyone in high spirits!

 

This was such a fun wedding to be apart of, thanks for inviting the Blueflash team along for your very special day! Best of luck to the happy couple! Be sure to check out the highlights from their wedding day below!

 

 

Eolia Mansion Wedding - First Look on the stairs

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Bridal Party in the Gardens

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Flowers By Semia Bouquets

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Bride and Groom with Flowers

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Bride and Groom Portrait

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Kiss under the tree

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Kiss in the gardens

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Eolia Mansion Wedding - Sword Arch

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Flowers by Semia

Eolia Mansion Wedding - Dancing

Eolia Mansion Wedding Placecards

Bobotas Family | RI Family Photography

Once in awhile we come across a Blueflash Dynasty Family. I made that term up, but the Bobotas clan definitely falls into that category. We were a part of three Bobotas weddings. This family is great – they are genuine, loving, and just plain nice people. It’s been such an honor and a pleasure to be involved in some of their most important days. Getting to have another to do some family photography for them was a total bonus.

A Great Family Makes Great Family Photography

One of the couples lives in Japan, another in Alaska, so it’s not all too common when they get to be together. I arrived at the Cranston household and we began with traditional photos out front of everyone together and all the various sub combinations. Once we got that taken care of everyone headed into the backyard.

Coffee was brewed and they set up a game (the name of it totally escapes me) to play. I grabbed candid photos of everyone interacting and having a good time playing this game that they were so, errr, passionate about. Let’s just say it got competitive.

I think the photos of that part of the day really reflect who this family is, how much they love each other, and their love of having a good time with one another. This is family photography at its best; not because of what we did behind the camera, but because of who they are. A strong and loving family is one of the best things in life and they are lucky enough to have it.

Thank you once again, Bobotas family, for letting us in on a day in the life. Wishing you all the very best in everything you do! A lot of love from the Blueflash team.

 

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Rachel | Conceptual Shoot

Every once in a (great) while we get to take some time to do a conceptual shoot just for the heck of it. This one is from a little while back but hasn’t made it on the blog yet. Rachel was kind enough to hang out with me one cold night in a big empty field. I brought a bag of smoke bombs, five speedlights, my camera, and a lighter. My vision for the shoot was to have everything dark except the lights, smoke, and Rachel.

 

After setting everything up we decided to do some photos sans smoke bombs. I figured we might as well, plus it let me get calibrated with settings and framing. I had to shine a flash light on Rachel while I locked in focus, then turn the flash light off (at which point it became pitch black and I couldn’t even see her) and then shoot the photo. The strobes were blinding when contrasted against the inky dark surround. They were, after all, pointing directly back at me.

Bring On the Smoke bombs

I was liking the look of the photos. It was time to add in the smoke bombs. I think everything gets better with smoke bombs so I figured this was a slam dunk. What I hadn’t anticipated was how difficult it would be for me to light all of them, run back to where I needed to stand for the shot, shine the flash light on Rachel, lock focus, and actually shoot the photo before the smoke was done billowing out.

 

You only get about 10 seconds of smoke from your typical smoke bomb. That didn’t leave a lot of time for me. I sprinted back (way back when you’re shooting at 200mm) to grab the camera and make it happen. After burning my fingers while rushing to light all the smoke bombs I started seeing some things I liked on the back of the camera.

 

Check out some photos from our conceptual shoot and see what you think. I’d love to get out there and do some more stuff along these lines. It’s always a matter of finding the time, right? Do you have any cool ideas you’d like to see in a photograph? Shoot us a message @blueflashphoto on Instagram or leave one on our Facebook page.

 

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Kylene and Justin | Puerto Rico Destination Wedding

We cannot believe how fast this year is going by, it’s already February! Winter is with us for another couple of months, so we’re bring back the warmth of summer with a Puerto Rico destination wedding! Part of our team had the opportunity to work with Kylene and Justin for their wedding in beautiful Puerto Rico! Matt and Emily took care of photography. Dan joined them for cinematography, and Britt was the wedding coordinator.

 

Kylene and her favorite ladies spent the morning getting pampered. Caridad Vidro did an amazing job with hair and makeup. After they were all ready, they helped Kylene step into her stunning wedding dress. All of the girls looked absolutely radiant! Now that everyone was dressed and ready for the big day, it was time to head to the beach to catch up with our groom and groomsmen! When Justin saw his glowing bride for the first time in her fabulous wedding dress, nothing could stop the huge smile that spread across his face. We were able to stick our toes in the sand and use the beautiful surroundings of Puerto Rico for a fun few shots of our bride and groom and their wedding party!

 

Now, there was nothing left to do except head to the ceremony and get married! The Hacienda Siesta Alegre was the perfect location with the most hospitable staff. Kylene and Justin said lovely personal vows in front of their closest friends and family with the sounds of the rainforest in the background. It was the perfect soundtrack to the start of their happy life together. A rainbow even made an appearance over the ceremony location! Absolute magic. Once the two lovebirds sealed their vows with a kiss, they led their guests over to the reception where the feast was unending and the dance floor was always full! Bliss Catering provided a bountiful feast, while Edgardo Ojeda and his band brought the party to life.

 

We are incredibly grateful to be apart of this journey with Kylene and Justin! Be sure to check out the highlights of their destination wedding in the photos and video below!

 



 

Amy and Tim | Hotel Viking Wedding

Amy and Tim | Hotel Viking Wedding

 

Happy Monday, everyone! We can’t think of any better way to start the week than by taking a look back at Amy and Tim’s fabulous Hotel Viking Wedding! Matt and Emily took care of all of the photography needs and Breanna showed up for some fun with the Bluecube!

 

The Wedding Day

 

Amy started out her dream day doing her hair and makeup surrounded by her favorite ladies! Once every hair was tucked into place and the last bit of blush was applied, Amy was ready to put on her wedding dress. Amy wore an absolutely stunning Stella York wedding gown from Party Dress Express. Now that hair and makeup was done and the wedding dress was laced up, Amy stepped into the perfect pair of heels and was off to go surprise Tim with a first look! Where’s the best place to surprise your future husband with a first look just before the wedding? Right along the ocean waves of course! Fort Adams made for the perfect first look setting. Amy strolled down a path that led to Tim, who wore the biggest smile as he saw his glowing bride. After exchanging a few loving sentiments, we strolled along the oceanside to snap a few pictures.

 

Now that everyone was dressed, ready, and surprised, it was time to get married! All of Amy and Tim’s closest friends and family members filled in the pews at Kay Chapel at Hotel Viking for the ceremony! The happy couple recited beautiful vows followed by a kiss to make everything official. Our bride and groom were now husband and wife and it was time to celebrate! Amy and Tim led their guests over to the reception area where Hotel Viking supplied a delicious feast! Everyone enjoyed the delicious desserts provided by French Confection, then headed off to the dance floor with Brian LeDac from Murray Hill Talent!

 

We had such an awesome time celebrating with Amy and Tim! Congrats to the happy couple! Make sure to take a sneak peek at their wedding highlights below!

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island Monthly Top Rhode Islanders 2015

 

Here’s a fun throwback: Rhode Island Monthly Top Rhode Islanders 2015! It may be a new year, but its never too late to look back and reminisce about some of the awesome events we we have been able to be apart of. Matt took care of photography and Cal did cinematography.

 

This event was held to celebrate specific members of our community: people who have strived to make our community great by generous and various contributions. Together, they have achieved incredible things such as helping to save a high school music program, creating a tool that can fight the next outbreak of the Ebola, as well as seizing the NCAA Championship! Each of the individuals celebrated at this event has shown through hard work, determination, and sheer natural talent, we can each help to make our neighborhoods a better place. It takes a lot of heart to stand up and be an example for others when it seems impossible, but luckily that’s exactly what they have done.

 

The event was held at the lovely Warwick Country Club. It was awesome to honor these people who we may not have met prior to this celebration but who have had an incredible impact on our community. Thanks RI Monthly for letting us participate in such a special night, and for dedicating this night to these inspiring individuals!

 

 

Ellie and Nate | OceanCliff Wedding

Today, we are going to spotlight a really awesome couple. Here’s Ellie and Nate’s OceanCliff Wedding! Matt and Kearsten joined the happy couple for photography.

 

Ellie was surrounded by all her favorite ladies as they excitedly prepared for the big day. Salon KG did a perfect job (as always) with hair styling, and makeup was provided by Kayla Carter. With the all the ladies looking absolutely gorgeous, they helped the bride step into her stunning Maggie Sottero wedding gown from Precious Memories! Now, it was time to escort our glistening bride over to OceanCliff, where Nate was patiently waiting to marry the woman of his dreams!

 

The two love birds exchanged vows in front of their closest friends and family. The wedding arbor at OceanCliff overlooks the ocean with waves crashing in the background. We just can’t think of anything more dreamy than that.  Impeccable floral arrangements from Conway Florals added the perfect ambiance to an already lovely wedding ceremony.  Now that they were officially each others Mr. and Mrs., it was time to enjoy a feast provided by OceanCliff and delectable treats from Sin Desserts! After all the food was gone, everyone danced the night away with CE Productions.

 

Congrats to Ellie and Nate! Be sure to check out the highlights from their special day below!

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Rhode Island Monthly Tech 10 Awards

Weddings aren’t the only events you’ll catch us crashing! Let’s look at the moments captured by Matt and Dan at the Rhode Island Monthly Tech 10 Awards.

 

The Tech 10 Awards were held in the beautiful Rising Sun Mills, home to Tech Collective RI. Tech Collective is Rhode Island’s Information Technology and Bioscience Industry Association. They foster the  growth, innovation, and economic momentum of Rhode Island’s high-tech industries and workforce. Collaborating with local and national government, industry and academic partners, Tech Collective programs directly impact Rhode Island. It was awesome to hear about everything these hard-working people do and celebrate with them in their accomplishments.

 

Thanks for inviting the Blueflash team along for the night! Check out the highlights below!

 



 

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Meg and Rick | The Chanler Wedding

Friday, Friday, Friday! Thank goodness it’s Friday! We’re going to send you off on your weekend with a peek at Meg and Rick’s wedding at The Chanler. Matt and Emily provided photography and Nate took care of the cinematography!

 

Meg started out her wedding day alongside Lynda Williams from Formal Hair Designs who took care of all of the hair and makeup needs. When the final touches had been applied, Meg stepped into her gorgeous Monique Lhuillier wedding gown from L’Elite Bridal Boutique ! Now that the bridal party was picture perfect, they set off for the Ochre Court at Salve Regina University to marry the man of Meg’s dreams! As Meg walked down the aisle, Shelley Otis played the harp while all of their guests looked on with such love and joy. When Rick saw his glowing bride approach him, he wore an expression of utter happiness and excitement! After their vows were sealed with a kiss, the newly weds took off for The Chanler at Cliff Walk for their reception! Pam Hargraves form Blooming Blossoms transformed the venue into a wonderland; everything looked absolutely stunning! Nobody wasted time in devouring their meals provided by The Chanler or delighting in the delicious desserts from Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop!

 

Thanks for sharing your special day with us Meg and Rick! Make sure to check out the highlights of their wedding photos and video below!

 



 

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