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Lord Jeffery Inn Wedding Photography with Theresa and Jeff.

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have a most amazing couple Theresa and Jeff and some more Lord Jeffery Inn wedding photography.

Now let’s hear about the day from the bride herself!

We met in middle school, then we went to different high schools, lived our own lives without contact, then 12 years later we were both living in Florida. We decided to have dinner to catch up..the rest is history!
Under the Golden Gate Bridge on the Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye.
Saying I do and having all my friends and family in one building
What advice would you offer to other couples planning a wedding
Take your time. We took two years to plan and it was not stressful at all
What photography-related advice would you offer to a couple?
Get a photo album to look back on and get a photobooth.
Any tips on how to prepare for the wedding photos?
Get your makeup done the day you meet with the photographer so he can take a picture of you. That way you will know if you need more/less makeup for your wedding day.
Any tips that you have about preparing your wedding party for the photos? What did you tell them, how did you get them to cooperate, what did you do or what would you have done differently?
The adults were fine, the kids in the wedding party however was a different story. Make sure you bring someone along that is not in your wedding party to help out with the kids.

The Lord Jeffery Inn was absolutely amazing! Also, I used David from Floral Illusions who was amazing with my FAKE wedding flowers – you would never know they were not real!
Here are a few other Awesome Vendors that made Theresa and Jeff’s day so amazing!
Janet Hughes, The Hair Force – Hair
Lauren Bailey from Glamorous Massacre Makeup
Now let’s see some Lord Jeffery Inn Wedding Photography
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Hadley Farms Meeting House Wedding Photography with Ashley and Joe

Hi guys welcome back to the blog where I have another wonderful wedding from a local wedding venue Hadley Farms Meeting House. 

For more information about Hadley Farms Meeting House Wedding Photography make sure to contact Brenda Lee by clicking this link.

Let’s hear from Ashley some of the details of the wedding.

We met in October of 2006. Ashley was a sophomore and Joe was a freshman at Chicopee High School. We met at Friday night football game at Szot Park in Chicopee through mutual friends. Most of our communication took place through AIM (now extinct!!) because we didn’t have any classes together. We started dating on December 9, 2006 and have been inseparable ever since.

We had just purchased our first home together on November 28 of 2016. Little did Ashley know, Joe had been planning to propose from that moment. It was on December 11, 2017 that he popped the question. Joe had planned to do it two nights prior, but Ashley was just not cooperating; she had other plans for the weekend and kept Joe on his toes, even forcing him to take the ring with him to Walmart! Finally, on Sunday night, right before his hockey game, Joe told Ashley to be quiet for just a minute (she hadn’t stopped all weekend!). He got down on one knee in the middle of the kitchen and asked Ashley to marry him. To his and her surprise (Ashley had no idea this was going to happen!), Ashley said ‘Thank You!’. She was so shocked she forgot to say Yes!! After the excitement and Joe asking again, she finally said ‘Yes”.

Stay organized and in touch with everyone involved. You’d be surprised who wants to/ is willing to help with anything to plan your big day.

Find someone you’re comfortable with!! You want to enjoy the day without having to worry about capturing memories on your own, so make sure the photographer you decide on knows what you want and are willing to do it. Greg was amazing!!
Cakes by Amanda- 16 Cat Alley, Barre, MA 01005; (978) 257-4136; https://www.facebook.com/CustomCakesbyAmanda/ -Flavors: Chocolate and Vanilla marble cake with a ‘tuxedo filling’—chocolate ganache and cream cheese with delicious cream cheese frosting. -The cake was the best we’ve ever tasted! It literally melted in your mouth! The design was simple, but went along with our theme perfectly. Amanda customized one tier to look like a white birch tree (our theme) with our initials carved in. The other tiers were whimsical ruffles to give depth, but simplicity to not take away from the focus of the birch tier.
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AMAZING!! You were so easy going and relaxed. It made the experience so easy for us. We aren’t ones that like to pose for photos, but you made it feel natural, like we didn’t need to pose. We were able to be ourselves without feeling uncomfortable.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. In the end, the day is about your relationship and becoming husband and wife. Make sure you enjoy the entire process and communicate with one another the entire time!
A few other wedding professionals that made their day go so smoothly.
A big thank you to Lesley Arak for additional coverage
Now let’s check out some Hadley Farms Meeting House Wedding Photography!
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Lord Jeffery Inn Wedding Photography with Tammy and Steve.

I’ve got another fabulous wedding for you guys today! The happy couple consists of Tammy and Steve, two people that were surrounded by love.

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You could really tell their wedding was all about family. Let here about their wedding straight from Tammy.

He took me to Race Point at Cape Cod the day after Christmas 2016. Race Point is a very special place for our family. We have vacationed there for many years. It was a cold December day on the beach. We got bundled up and went out looking for sea glass on the beach. As you can imagine it was pretty deserted. We meandered along separately for a bit. He then comes up to me with his hands cupped and said “look at the piece of sea glass I found”. As I look over to him he gets down on one knee and proposes! It was absolutely perfect. We then decided to head into P – Town to find a spot for dinner. As we are briskly walking down the street to find something open it occurs to me how magical the town was that evening…December 26th streets are empty, its cold, the signs above the stores squeaking in the breeze, very few places open. We find an open piano bar and quickly duck in out of the cold. In our excitement we tell our story to the bartender and the sole customer sitting at the bar. We cheer in celebration! It was perfect and made a place already very special to our hearts even more special.

Having the family together. Ours was a marriage of two families coming together after 12 years. All of our adult children and grandchildren participated in the ceremony. It was about all of us not just Steve and I.
How would you describe your overall wedding experience?
Our overall wedding experience was amazing. I had a fabulous 10 months planning our special day. I enjoyed every second of it. The venue and all of the vendors were top notch / best in class. I can’t say enough good things about all of them….Lord Jefferies, Greg Moss Photography Shaw Santanello (Viren Entertainment), Forget me not florist, and JP- Mikki Viereck.
What photography-related advice would you offer to a couple?
Give thought to what your trying to capture in pictures and communicate it to your photographer. There were specific pictures, moments in time that I wanted Greg to capture. Not only was he able to capture every shot on our list but he was able to capture the emotion of the moment and some very special candid shots.

Okay, let’s get to the pictures! Tammy and Steve were such a delight to work with and I wish them many wonderful years to come. 

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Mackenzie and Ben’s wedding story! Forest Park Wedding Photography

Well hi again, everyone!

Let’s give it up for one fabulous couple, who just so happen to be newlyweds. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Manley!

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I absolutely loved photographing MacKenzie and Ben’s wedding on 10-8-2017 at First Church of Christ in Longmeadow and Union Station in Northampton.

Even better is there story of how they met and how Ben popped the question. I will let MacKenzie tell the story.

One seasonably warm day in March, my girlfriends and I were out on the town in Manhattan. Because of the wonderful weather, everyone was out and about on one of the most charming pedestrian streets in the whole city. With drinks in hand, my friends and I were approached by a handsome group of men,. After a long evening of imbibing, I exchanged phone numbers with the most charming of the bunch, Ben. After a dozen more dates, including museums, dinners, excursions, and more – the rest was history!

One wet and wintry day in January of 2015, MacKenzie and Ben began their New Year’s resolution on the right foot. They woke up early, made their traditional pre-race breakfast, and laced up their running shoes. With the bride-to-be’s aunts in tow to cheer them on, they headed to Prospect Park in Brooklyn to begin what would be their monthly half marathon. A cold, soggy, and fairly miserable two hours later, MacKenzie and Ben crested the hill that would lead to the last .1 of the race. Who knew that miserable would quickly change to most memorable day of their lives? At first, MacKenzie thought, “Wow, how nice! My friend Meg came to cheer me on and she even made a sign!” As she rounded the next bend, she thought, “Holy cow! Kyle came all the way from Harlem to hold a sign that says, ‘Will!’ “Who’s Will,” she thought , “and how come he came all this way to cheer him on?” Soon, she reached yet another of her closest friends, Sophie, who came all the way from Baltimore with a sign reading “You!” MacKenzie was in total shock, but now things were starting to click. As they neared the finish line, MacKenzie’s best friend, Michelle, was waiting for her with the “Marry” sign, cheering them on. As they crossed the finish line, Ben unzipped his running jacket to display his shirt that read the word “Me” on it as he got down on one knee. With more friends and family there at the finish to celebrate this spectacular day, nothing could have been more perfect. Lots of champagne drinking ensued.

We spent a lot of time trying to make our big day feel special and personal in lots of different ways. We felt like this was most obvious during our ceremony. All of our readings were carefully chosen – one from the Bible, one from literature, and one call-and-response blessing where we encouraged all our guests to participate. A longtime friend of ours, who is a trained opera singer, graced us with her singing. We also lined the wall of the church with large photos of our parents and grandparents wedding photos showing generations of love. It was everything we hoped it would be.

Take moments during your big day to stop and just look around. You are surrounded by people who love you. It’s easy to get caught up in all of the goings-on, so look around at your guests enjoying themselves, look at the room that you spent so much time making special, and really try and take in the day. It all goes by so quickly, so you want to remember those little moments!

Make your lists! If there are specific things and moments captured, make sure you let your photographer know. Also, time flies, so it’s better to have your photographer for more hours than you think you need.

My dress was found in a little shop in South Hadley Called Bridal Heirlooms. I was lucky enough to have my mother and grandmother with me. We had visited a number of shops throughout the day, but from the moment I walked out of the dressing and my mother put her hand over her mouth with a gasp, I knew this dress was the one. With a satin, rushed bodice and a elegant lace skirt – the dress took my breath away. My favorite part, however, was the self-belt, lined with crystals and pearls
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Greg was an absolute delight to work with. Throughout the planning process, he was organized, diligent and a great listener. He captured every detail that we requested without us even knowing he was there! From the planned photos, to the candids, each photograph was thoughtful and beautiful.

We planned a first look at a local park prior to the ceremony. While it would have been very special for us to have seen each other for the first time at the church, I am glad we had the extra time for photographs prior to the wedding actually beginning. Because of this, we were able to wind down before the reception began and reminisce about the wedding ceremony along with enjoy a few drinks with our bridal party. It made the day a lot less hectic, so I would recommend this for other brides and grooms.

Have all your bags packed and ready to go and give yourself plenty of time! Greg was great in giving us tips prior to the day beginning. He wanted to photograph the details first so we had everything ready for him. While he was doing that, we finished up our makeup and then let the group shots begin! It was a very smooth process with the help of Greg!
What an incredible wedding story, now let’s see some photos.
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