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Sonja and Devin’s Inn on Boltwood Wedding Photography.

We so honored to photograph Sonja and Devin’s wedding at the newly renamed Inn on Boltwood (previously the Lord Jeffery Inn) in Amherst Ma.

We lucked out a got just a bit of snow near the end of the night and Sonja and Devin were gracious enough to brave the cold for some amazing photos. I always hope for some snow when photography winter weddings in Western Ma.

Now let’s her about the wedding from Sonja

How did Devin propose?


We went to a lovely dinner one summer night, then on a walk. During the firefly filled walk, we stopped by beautiful old trees. Devin got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I obviously said yes.

What was your favorite moment(s) from the wedding?

The ceremony. Professing our love and life promises in front of all our family and friends was magical.

What advice would you offer to other couples planning a wedding

To breathe. Details can get overwhelming. Just remember that all that matters is you and your love.

Tell us about the dress, where did you find it, how did you choose it, how did you know it was the one?

My mom and I took an impromptu trip to David’s Bridal. My dress was the second one I tried on. I knew it was the one because I had never felt more beautiful.

What photography-related advice would you offer to a couple?


Definitely would recommend a first look!! Gets the jitters out, allows you to get a lot of beautiful pictures early in the day so you can spend more time with your guests during the wedding.

How was your experience taking photos/working with me on your wedding day?

Marvelous! Greg was flexible, understand, and really creative. My husband and I aren’t big into getting our pictures taken. Greg made us comfortable and have fun with it.

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Inn on Boltwood was was amazing! Made us feel so special and made the day move so smoothly. Vici Hair and Beauty Bar. Those women are so talented. They made me and my bridal party feel and look stunning! DJ C8. She customized our music perfectly. We had a nice meeting prior to the wedding where we sat, listened to music, and curated our day. She made the day so special.

Sign of the Inn on Boltwood out front of the Inn
Happy bridal portrait beautiful window light in the stairwell at the Inn on Boltwood
Groom getting ready fixing bow tie in front of window.
Groomsmen getting ready with nice window light
Bride portrait by fireplace and mirror at the Inn on Bol
Groomsmen getting ready with Boutineer at the Inn of Boltwood.
Bride and Bridesmaids with Mimosas at the Inn on Boltwood
Groomsmen getting ready in a great pose
Father-daughter wedding moment.
Wedding day bridal portrait with soft window light
Groom and Groomsmen outside of the Inn on Boltwood in a classic pose
Groomsmen sock photo
Wedding day bridal portrait with bride looking down at flower bouquet
Wedding day first look on the side of the Building at the Inn on Boltwood
First look on the side of the building at the Inn on Boltwood
Wedding day Bride and Groom portrait by the upper deck at the Inn on Boltwood
Bride and Bridesmaids laughing on the upper deck in front of the fireplace at the Inn on Boltwood
Bride and groom portrait in front of red door across from the Inn on Boltwood
Bride and groom first kiss at the end of wedding ceremony in ballroom at the Inn on Boltwood
Bride and Groom walkin down the aisle in the ballroom at the inn on Boltwood
Bride with guests giving congratulations after ceremony
Bride and Groom portrait on the upper deck in front of the fireplace at the Inn on Boltwood
Bride and Groom portrait from above
Stunning bride and groom portrait inside 30 Boltwood
Father of the bride speech during the reception with bride and groom in foreground
Bride raised up in the air on a chair during huppa dance
Bride with Dj during reception

Dramatic bride and groom portrait in front of the Inn on Boltwood

Here are some of the amazing wedding professionals that made their day so amazing.

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Emily and Eddie’s Red Barn Wedding.

What an amazing time we had photographing Emily and Eddie’s wedding at the Red Barn last summer. Now is a perfect time of year to look back and think about warmer weather.

Let’s find out more about the two of them from Emily.

Sister-in-law and I were pledging a sorority and she had a party at her parent’s house while they were out of town. I saw his picture on the wall and was hooked! It took 5 years before the “stars aligned” and it was meant for us to date!

One week before Christmas at Nubble lighthouse York Maine My family was stationed on the lighthouse for 2 years during my dads coast guard career. He was the last keeper before they automated. The lighthouse has held a special place in our hearts and we try to visit once every few years. Christmas time they put lights up so we wanted to go. He proposed down on the rocks… totally unexpected! Glad he didn’t drop the ring as I freaked out!

The fun casualness! We wanted everyone to be comfortable and relaxed. Also every decoration and detail was handmade by either us or our family members! That made it even more special!

We did not see each other before the wedding and I’m happy because the feeling of him seeing me as I walked down the aisle was exactly how I imagined it growing up! I did my first look with my father instead and I’m so happy I did that it made him feel special also!

Absolutely amazing! Greg and his team made us feel so comfortable. Even with the craziness of all our family wanting photos Greg went above and beyond accommodating everyone while still spending time and getting us the perfect shots we wanted. He even used some of his yoga planking skills to get awesome shots due to the rain and ground beign wet! I cant wait to see how the night time photo came out! We will definitely be using Greg in the future for the next adventures in our life!
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Chez Josef Wedding Photography with Shannon and Kevin

Welcome back to my blog, we have another spectacular wedding for you! Today we are bringing you the winner of the 2018 Marx Dream Wedding, Shannon, and Kevin.

Let’s find out about their amazing Chez Josef Wedding Photography!

My brother had just purchased his first home so we were there visiting/celebrating. My whole family was there and as we were all hanging out in the same room Kevin handed my dad his phone and told him to record. He got down on one knee and proposed. It was perfect.

Everything was perfect!! Although we were so nervous that we forgot our first dance, it was still one of my favorite moments. Seeing Kevin for the first time before I came down the stairs just made my heart pound, it was amazing!! I remember at one point I sat back and looked around at everyone who was there. They were laughing and smiling, dancing and drinking, and having so much fun. It just took my breath away, they were all there to celebrate us.

You will not have much time to mingle so one thing we did to make sure we were able to thank each and every person for being there was go around to each table while the dinner salad was served and give everybody a hug, said thank you’s and what not. That way once everybody had their dinner they were able to just sit down and eat. Enjoy every little second because it goes by way too fast! Also be prepared with things for your child (if you have a toddler). Our three year old was overwhelmed with the whole experience, if we did not invite some other little friends for her to play with it would have been horrible. She ended up having a fantastic night once she could just be with her little friends. So that is one thing, if you have a toddler that you plan on having in your wedding be sure that you have other toddlers coming and arrange for an early departure for them.

If you have a little toddler that you plan on having in the photos be prepared for them to not want to cooperate. I am a bit sad that my daughter was having a hard time but very glad that we got her in a few photos. If you are having a night wedding definitely do outdoor photos once it is dark. We had such a great time taking these photos And they looked AMAZING!!
Chez Josef Wedding Photography

I found it at the Bridal and Tux Boutique in Miller’s falls Ma. I tried on so many dresses and this one just gave me that feeling that you can’t deny. I knew it was the dress but I knew I needed to add a personal touch. I had the little shoulder Sleeves made for it and tule added underneath to give the bottom a bit more drama. When I put this dress on right before I walked down the aisle I almost lost it, in a good way. My knees buckled, it was absolutely perfect!

It was so incredible working with you! We are so lucky to have had you as our photographer. You’re so talented and passionate about what you do and it shows. You went above and beyond in capturing our special day, we were both so blown away! I could not stop smiling when I saw you photographing us all dancing together, these memories are so special and now we have them to look at for the rest of our life. Thank you and your partner Leslie so much for all your hard work , we look forward to working with you again in the future.

  • Bridal and tux boutique is where I got my wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses, and veil. Danielle, the owner, was absolutely amazing! She bent over backward to make sure we had exactly what we wanted and everything ready in time, I highly recommend her1

All of the vendors we worked with were so great. Chez Josef, where the ceremony and reception were held was perfect. The food was so good and the space was incredible! The entire staff was incredible and we needed nothing! Marx entertainment made this whole wedding possible. The Dj was fantastic and kept the whole place rocking all night. The photo booth with props was such a hit also. They provided everyone a photo strip to take home and one for a wedding guest book, it was awesome! Tanya Costigan, our wedding planner was a dream, we couldn’t have done it without her. She pulled everything together so perfectly, I have no complaints only compliments. Pops biscotti did such delicious chocolates, tre olive donated olive oils for favors that everyone loved, deluxe limo was gorgeous and so much fun, bill from center square grill donated an entire rehearsal dinner for 20 of us that was phenomenal….I could go on and on all night talking about our vendors. We are beyond grateful for everything and would be happy to share more if you have any specific questions for us about any of them!
A Big Shout out to Christina from Divine Elegance and Beauty Boutique for the amazing hair and makeup.
Thanks to Lesley Arak for the additional 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.
Hadley Farms Meeting House Wedding Photography

 

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
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