Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mark and Jenn's Wedding Album - Foxboro, Massachusetts

Angela and I had an incredible opportunity last year to travel to Foxboro, Massachusetts and photograph a wedding for Mark and Jenn. Right off the bat, with the first phone call, it seemed that we all four hit it off. Mark and Jenn are one of the sweetest couples that we have ever worked with. When I mentioned shooting them on the beach in Cape Cod, they immediately said YES! The entire day was amazing. We only wish that we could go do it all over again.

The day began with Mark and Jenn getting ready at the hotel. Mark and Jenn met in the garden at Lakeview Pavillion. Later, family and friends showed up for the outdoor garden wedding. The beautiful reception was held in the reception hall at Lakeview Paillion. All of the family and guest were dancing and laughing the entire evening. It was one of the best receptions that we have ever been to. The next day, we met Mark and Jenn in Falmouth Mass. (Cape Cod) for beach photos at sunset.

They sent us an amazing testimonial after the wedding:
Greg and Angela Beasley made our wedding a wonderful, relaxing, and memorable experience! From our first phone conversation, we knew that our wedding memories would be in great hands. On the day of the wedding, Greg and Angela accompanied us as we prepared for our big day; capturing all of the little details from the jewelry and cufflinks we wore to hugs with our closest friends and family. They calmed our nerves as we prepared to see one another before our ceremony and captured our first interactions in a private and unobtrusive way. Greg and Angela made sure to take both candid and posed pictures of us, our wedding party, families, and many of our guests. They used a variety of lenses and angles and created images that spoke to the diversity of their work and highlighted the great and tiny moments of our wedding day. Working with Greg and Angela was such a pleasure. We recommend them highly and look forward to working with them in the future as our family grows!

- Mark Distefano

Mark and Mo - Sunset Engagement on the River

Fun is the best way to describe Mark and Mo. I love engagement sessions. They are the most relaxing and enjoyable sessions that I do. No one waiting on you, no one in a hurray. Just me, Mark and Mo and a beautiful sunset. Wait a minute, that doesn't sound romantic. Anyway, These two "hams' are great in front of the camera. They enjoy each others' company and inspire me to look for fleeting moments.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ben and Rachel's Wedding Day

Last year, Angela and I traveled to Berry College in Rome, Georgia to photograph Ben and Rachel's engagement. We noticed immediately that they were going to be a lot of fun to photograph. Even the ducks were very interested in hanging out with Ben and Rachel. Their wedding was everything that you want in a wedding. Except for a little heat that day, everything went perfect. I did notice that every time that Ben and Rachel looked at each other, Rachel would laugh. It's magical when two people truly enjoy being around each other. Her contagious laugh was infectious and made shooting this wedding a pure joy. Another obvious thing about Ben and Rachel is that they have a lot of really close friends. Thank you everyone for making their day special. The wedding started at First Baptist Church - Lafayette, Ga and the reception was held at The Walden Club, in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.

(feel free to leave comments for Ben and Rachel using the comments tab at the bottom of the slide show)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lindsey and Brad's Engagement - The Farm

Hey Lindsey and Brad. We really covered a lot of ground. Starting in the rain in Lafayette and ending at The Farm in Rocky Face, Ga. The session could not have been better. I LOVE your smiles and the way that you look at each other. You both seem really comfortable being together. That's the way any relationship and/or marriage should start.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Jennifer and Jason's Engagement

It's August and it is supposed to be hot. Just imagine how hot Jason was in his military uniform. I really enjoyed taking these photos. Jennifer and Jason have a real chemistry together. They laughed and rolled around in the grass wrestling with each other. I am sure the bride and groom would appreciate any comments that you might want to leave on the tab below the slide show.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Jessica and Gregg's Wedding Day

I LOVED the colors at Jessica and Gregg's wedding. Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Chattanooga Theater Center. The backdrop for us was the Hunter Museum and the Walnut Street bridge. We were also able to take advantage of Coolidge Park next door. The overcast sky was a real advantage for us photographically. This family really enjoys being together. The reception was full of dancing (in very strange ways). Maybe the family that dances together, stays together.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Stacey and Tim's Wedding Day

The more we get to know Stacey and Tim, the more we realize how special they are. Stacey always has this sweet expression everytime I talk to her. Hey eyes open up and she is completely locked into what you are saying. I will never forget the look on her face when she saw Tim for the first time on her wedding day (and I am sure that Tim will not forget her expression either). We started our day watching the girls get ready at Villa Salon off of Shallowford Road. We then met them at Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists for the ceremony. I hope you enjoy a few of the images from their slide show. Oh, and thank you again to Tim and Stacey for meeting us in the prayer garden. I know it was hot but I think it was well worth the effort.