Nikki and Rick | Newport Engagement

We met up with Nikki and Rick down in Newport for their engagement photos. Rick is in the military and Nikki is a flight attendant. On top of that, they live out of state. Let’s just say they have some pretty serious schedules! Luckily the stars aligned and they were able to come to Newport for a weekend and we had their engagement session.
 
It was a pretty blustery autumn day in Newport, but the sun was shining and we ended up with a great morning session.
 
Nikki and Rick are both huge Bears fans and they brought some pretty sweet outfits to show off their allegiance for some of the photos. We walked around Thames and other downtown Newport areas and grabbed some cool shots. They were a really easy and fun couple to work with and it made me jealous that Jess was slated to do their wedding in January. More on that in their wedding blog post soon.
 
Ardriana came with me to assist and help out with reflectors and lights which was a big help. It was a great Newport engagement session and a lot of fun. Keep your eyes open for the blost post on their wedding soon, they had us for photography and cinematography. Enjoy the photos!
 
-Matt

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Amanda and Christian | Castle Hill Wedding

I just have to start out by saying that I loved Amanda and Christian and I loved their wedding. Sometimes at weddings, it feels like you’re actually an invited guest, like the bride and groom are friends you’ve known for years. That’s exactly how it was with them.

 

They had an extremely intimate wedding at Castle Hill. There were no more than 25 guests. Only close family and friends. I like giant weddings, but there’s definitely something to be said for having a small group of the people closest to you at your wedding.

 

For dinner, there was only one long table that everybody sat at. How cool is that? Everybody was so relaxed. There was one best man and two bridesmaids. We did a first look on the beach at Castle Hill and then the ceremony was held at the lighthouse overlooking the bay. The weather was perfect and you could feel all the love coursing through the entire event.

 

Amanda and Christian live in New York but were awesome enough to make a trip back to RI for their First Viewing. I’m glad they did because we had a really cool night going through all their photos and catching up.

 

All the best to the two of you, and you need to move to RI soon so I can take pictures of your kids! Enjoy the photos…
-Matt


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Nikki and Eric | Oceancliff Wedding

Nikki and Eric had a fall wedding at Oceancliff back in early November. These guys were a fun couple and awesome to spend the day with. Jaclyn, Dan, and myself got the invite and had an awesome time.

 

They got ready at the Newport Marriott, took a trolley ride over to St. Augustin’s Church where they had their ceremony, and then jumped on the trolley again to hit their final destination of Oceancliff for the reception.

 

Studio 539 delivered some serious flowers per usual. I love doing weddings where Christine does the flowers becuase they always look so cool. Granted, I don’t know a whole lot about flowers, but I can always tell when it’s a Studio 539 bouquet for some reason.

 

The band was ridiculous. The Floyd Patterson Band ripped up Oceancliff all night long. Dan and I had to keep picking our jaw up off of the floor whenever the bassist (Floyd himself) would make a run down the neck of his bass. These guys were insane musicians.

 

The weather wasn’t looking too promising earlier in the day, but once we hit Oceancliff, the skies opened up and the sun showed through. It was a little cold, but everyone pushed through it like champs. We were even able to sneak out on the back deck with Eric, Nikki, and some lights to make a really cool sunset image with them. I love that stuff.

 

Thanks for having us be a part of your day! Be sure to check out their wedding film at the top of the image stack…

 

-Matt


 

 

 

Wedding Vendors

Ceremony Venue: St. Augustin’s Church

Reception Venue: Oceancliff

Floral Design: Studio 539

Catering; Oceancliff

Cake/Dessert: The Mad Hatter

Band: Floyd Patterson Band

Cinematography: Blueflash

Hair: L’elegance Salon

Makeup: L’elegance Salon

Transportation: Newport Wedding Trolley

Bride’s Dress: Allegria Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew

Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Jackie and Karl | Linden Place

Flashing back to the end of summer we have Jackie and Karl’s wedding at Linden Place in Bristol, RI.  This was a gorgeous historic property where part of the original Great Gatsby was filmed.  It had very unique grounds with two beautiful people celebrating their love for each other.

 

My favorite part about Jackie and Karl’s wedding was the longevity dance.  If you aren’t familiar with this dance, it is were all of the married couples head to the dance floor and sit down after how ever many years they have been married.  The last couple dancing is met with love and applause.  The amount of couples still on the dance floor after 20 years, 25 years, 40 years, 50 years, 60 years and up was amazing.  I don’t remember where it ended but it brought tears to my eyes.

 

It was very clear that Jackie and Karl are surrounded by families that truly support and respect the value of marriage in all of the wonderful years spent and in their trials.  It was a great thing to witness.  They also had their first dance to one of my personal favorite artists, Ray Lamontagne,  and they both appreciate a good microbrew ;)

 

Cheers to Jackie and Karl and may their lives be blessed with great longevity, love, and of course…great beer.

 

– Jess


Andrea and Chris | Greek Wedding

Ahh, my first Greek wedding. What a cool experience! I spent a lot of time on Wikipedia and other corners of the internet trying to learn as much as I could about the traditions and what to expect at the ceremony, but there’s nothing like first hand experience.

 

The ceremony was at the Greek Orthodox Church in Cranston, Rhode Island and the ceremony was at the Providence Public Library. Amanda and I had such a good time with Andrea and Chris at this one! It was awesome to see the how important the family is, and to see the traditional elements of the ceremony like the crowns. The party at the Providence Public Library wasn’t too shabby, either! The Bluecube came along for the ride to this one and made itself at home at the bottom level of the library.

 

We took photos in the city in the surrounding area of the library. There were some stormy skies brewing around but we were able to sneak in all the photos before it did its thing. Andrea and Chris, having already done an engagement session, were pros and everything went really smoothly.

 

We did all the family photos inside the library since it’s so cool in there. I set up some lights and we went to town with the family combos.

 

Had a great time with Andrea, Chris, and their families at the first viewing. It’s so awesome to get back together when everything’s over and see the pictures for the first time. Thank you guys so much for having us, it was an awesome experience! Hope you love the photos!

 

-Matt


Wedding Vendors
Ceremony Venue: Church of the Annunciation
Reception Venue: Providence Public Library
Event Planning: Colleen Kimmel
Floral Design: Flowers by Semia
Catering: Morin’s
Cake/Dessert: Elizabeth Varr (friend of bride)
Band: Ta Pethia (Greek Band)
DJ: Peter Wildermuth
Hair: Femme Fatale Salon
Makeup: Salon KG
Officiant: Father Dean Panagos
Lighting/Rentals: Morins, Rentals Unlimited
Transportation: Rockstar Limos
Bride’s Dress: Lindee Daniels
Bridal Shop: Andria Bird Bridal, Newport RI
Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew
Groomsmen’s Attire: Canturberry’s

Shannon and Mike | Early Morning Engagement

We had some grand plans for this morning engagement session. We were going to wake up at 5AM and get out to the Scituate Reservoir to catch the perfect sunrise. Shannon and Mike were awesome for being game to do this, and I was psyched as I went to bed the night before.

 

Unfortunately, I woke to the sound of pouring rain a little before 5. I shot a text to Shannon and Mike to see what they wanted to do (don’t worry, we don’t text all our clients before 5AM), and we decided to hold off an hour and try to get the shoot in anyway. The rain was supposed to move out and we weren’t going to be seeing any sun rise with the rainstorm anyway. When we did meet up, the rain had tapered off for the most part and we were left with super grey skies and some misty air. Oh well, we made it happen anyway.

 

We shot on the reservoir for a little while and when we finished there, we got in the cars and headed up into the back roads of Scituate. I saw a cool spot in the forest as we were driving and stopped. I asked Shannon and Mike if they were cool with taking a little adventure into the woods. They were totally cool so we went right in and found some sweet spots to shoot. I really wanted a shot with the “sun” in it, so I set up a flash on a stand behind a tree and created the sun. It was just what I wanted. Who needs the real sun, anyway?

 

After the woods we found a giant field and played in that for awhile before calling it quits. I am pumped to shoot their wedding in July. This couple is so cool and laid-back, and I know their wedding is going to be a ton of fun. Take a look at the photos and stay tuned for their wedding later in the year!

 

-Matt

Ottavia and Lucas | Providence Engagement

I love a good, creative, and different engagement session. When Ottavia and I were talking about what we could do for their Providence engagement session, she mentioned that her and Lucas could make breakfast in their city apartment (which happens to be really old and really cool) together and then we could head out for a walk on Broadway.

 

Sounded good to me! I packed up my gear and headed over early in the morning. When I got there, I set up shop, and then Ottavia and Lucas began doing their thing. Their dog was there to hang out as well.

 

I shot as they made breakfast together, ate it, and then hung out with some books on the couch. After we had finished there, we went outside (remember when there wasn’t snow on the ground?) and walked around Broadway using anything that looked cool on the way.

 

I had a really great time hanging out and I’m definitely looking forward to their wedding in May!

 

-Matt


Jacqui and Chris | Glen Manor Wedding

Jacqui and Chris caught an awesome blue sky day in September for their Glen Manor wedding. Jaclyn and I had the opportunity to be a part of this wedding. I almost didn’t, though. Our second son, Finn, was supposed to be born about five days before their wedding date. Tara had still not gone into labor by the time the wedding rolled around, so it ended up working out!

Finn decided to hold off for another few days after that, for the record.

The Bluecube was invited along for the fun and had a perfect spot out on the patio area for the night. Glen Manor is awesome!

I’m really happy with the photos and everybody who was involved was really cool and great to work with. Jacqui and Chris were great and it was so awesome documenting their wedding! Bonus – we just ran the picture of the two of them kissing on the dock in our 2014 RI Monthly Engaged full page ad. They’re famous now!

Take a look at some of the photos below, and then check out the vendor list of the people that made it happen after that. Thanks so much Jacqui and Chris for having us be a part of your wedding!

-Matt

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

 

Blueflash Photography - Jacqui and Chris - Glen Manor Portsmouth Wedding

Vendor List:

Ceremony Venue: St. Anthony’s Parish

Reception Venue: Glen Manor House

Floral Design: Sayles Livingston Design

Catering: Blackstone Catering

Cake/Dessert: Mad Hatter

DJ: DJ Beach (Harrison Beacher from Washington, DC)

Invitations: HelloLucky.com and Minted.com

Hair: Bella Beauty Bridal

Makeup: Bella Beauty Bridal

Officiant: Father Jim Hoey

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Transportation: Salon Salon Limo

Jacqui’s Dress: Allure Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Little Borrowed Dress

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Photobooth: Bluecube!

Becca and Josh | Mystic, CT Wedding

Becca and Josh got married at the Watch Hill Chapel across the street from the Ocean House in mid-August. Their reception took place at Latitude 41 in Mystic, CT. Both locations were really cool, especially with Latitude 41 being right on the water with docks and boats everywhere in the back of the property.

 

We met up with Becca while she was getting ready at her parents’ house with her bridesmaids. I love walking into a getting ready location and being instantly comfortable with the group of people. That’s how it was at this wedding. It didn’t take long before the bridesmaids and I were joking around with each other. Everyone was cool and calm and having a good time. We got to take some photos in their backyard before the ceremony and then headed off for the rest of the day.

 

Everything went smoothly and we caught an awesome sunset in the back of Latitude 41. A very huge thanks to Mihaela for stepping in to fill as second shooter at the last minute. Jaclyn woke up with something terrible that morning and Amanda was out with Jess at another wedding. It was a pleasure shooting with her. Congrats to Becca and Josh and thanks for having us!

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

Becca and Josh - Mystic CT Wedding Photography

 

People who made this wedding great:

 

Ceremony Venue: Watch Hill Chapel – Westerly, RI

Reception Venue: Latitude 41 – Mystic, CT

Flowers: Broadview Florist – Westerly, RI

Catering: Coastal Gourmet Catering Group

Cake: Coastal Gourmet Catering Group

DJ: David Christina / Spin Enterprise

Invitations: Paper Source

Hair/Makeup: Uptown Salon & Spa – Westerly, RI

Becca’s Dress: Jim Hjelm

Bridal Shop: The Bridal Garden – East Greenwich, RI

Kati and James | Providence Engagement

Kati and James are an awesome couple that we recently just finished up their wedding for (should be hitting the blog in the semi-near future). Before we get to the wedding, I wanted to share some of their engagement photos.

 

We met up at Fox Point in Providence, RI and walked around the neighborhood near the Vartan Elementary School for a bit and then headed over the footbridge to shoot near the water. Once we had what we wanted, we got in the cars and drove over to the State House near the Providence Place Mall. James and Kati currently live in Texas so they wanted a little Rhode Island flavor in their photos. We figured the State House was pretty Rhode Island-y.

 

I had a great time hanging out with them and the session was a lot of fun! Plus, looking back on it now in January, it was also a lot warmer outside which I’m kind of missing right about now.

 

They had us create a big canvas out of one of their hand-holding photos and used it at their wedding for everybody to sign. It looked so awesome at the end of the night, and now it’s hanging on their wall in their Dallas home! So cool… OK, stay tuned for their wedding. For now, here’s some favorites from the engagement session!

 

Kati and James - Providence Rhode Island - Engagement Session - Blueflash

 

Kati and James - Providence Rhode Island - Engagement Session - Blueflash

 

Kati and James - Providence Rhode Island - Engagement Session - Blueflash

 

Kati and James - Providence Rhode Island - Engagement Session - Blueflash

 

Kati and James - Providence Rhode Island - Engagement Session - Blueflash

 

Kati and James - Providence Rhode Island - Engagement Session - Blueflash

 

Kati and James - Providence Rhode Island - Engagement Session - Blueflash

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