So um, we stumbled up this acrobat conference in Dumbo and it only seemed fitting for the bride and groom to get a lift on their wedding day.
Well, it's the end of the week and that means it's the end of my sharing photos from Meghan and Brian's September wedding at the Squantum Association in Riverside, RI. At least for the time being anyway because I know this wedding will be heavily featured in my end-of-the-year top-10 list as well as my portfolio update.
And why's that Just check out my posts from this week. Meghan and Brian's wedding day was one of the most fun and action-packed I've had this year and I think the photos do a great job illustrating that.
So, if you haven't done so yet, I encourage you to check it out on my latest blog at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/meghan-brian (link in bio.) It's definitely a great way to spend a couple of minutes, especially if you love weddings as much as I do.
And speaking of love, well, I can't wait to show you what's in store for this feed next week. Check back Monday to see a wedding day so full of love that I'm smiling right now just thinking about it.
Have a great weekend!
Brynn & Nate 💜💕
Every now and again as a wedding photographer, you take a candid shot so good you just know you need to show it off and while I don't often brag about the photos I capture, I was ready to tell the world about the silliness of the photo above, captured during Meghan and Brian's September wedding reception at Squantum Association.
I love this photo for so many reasons, not the least of which is how much fun the bride and groom are having.
I can't say for 100 percent certainty that it's going to end up in my portfolio when I update it in a few weeks but, honestly, how can it not be This candid moment of Meghan and Brian dancing together without a care in the world about how silly they looked just captures the spirit of this night so well, it'd be a crime not to spotlight it in whatever way I can.
And this was just the tip of the iceberg at this reception. So, if you haven't done so yet, check out Meghan and Brian's wedding for yourself by visiting my latest blog at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/meghan-brian (link in bio.) As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think below!
Emily + Matt| This wedding is up on my blog as of yesterday! You can look through what a full wedding gallery looks like via link in mah bio. I love me some @kickin_it_with_emmyg . (Bridal session coming soon!)
There's so much that goes into a good first dance. Not only does the couple have to look comfortable with each other, they have to look like they know how to dance, have to pick a great song and have to make it look cool as they're doing it.
Luckily for Meghan and Brian, whose September wedding reception at the Squantum Association in Riverside is featured on my latest wedding blog, everything was (pun intended) perfect.
Meghan and Brian chose the Ed Sheeran/Beyonce version of his smash song for their first dance and it just fit so well, especially with the way the Squantum Association looked on this picture perfect fall evening.
I loved Meghan and Brian's first dance and think it set a great tone for one of the most fun receptions I've seen all year so if you'd like to check it out for yourself, visit my latest blog at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/meghan-brian (link in bio.) As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think below!
~7 billions smiles and yours is my favorite ~🧡
We've post many photos of V&R wedding because they were so much fun to work with! You can see in every image the amazing energy they and their guests had, it was joy and hapiness all around
Our tip #1 ➡️ On your wedding day relax, have fun, enjoy, dance, laugh, kiss, drink, eat and make sure you have a blast, this will be contagious for your guests and it will be an amazing night for everybody!!!✨
Cheers to everyone! It’s Friday Eve!!
There's almost always a moment during a wedding that a bride and groom tells me about ahead of time that causes me to think “Man, that's going to be kind of cool.” For Meghan and Brian, whose September wedding is the subject of my latest blog, that moment was a blast from the past, literally, as the newlyweds were going to kick off their reception by lighting a giant cannon.
It's a simple idea and, if you're a Patriots fan, you've seen it countless times but I've got to tell you, seeing it live and in person and hearing that giant bang when the shot went off That was something much scarier than you would think. But what a moment.
Speaking of moments, Meghan and Brian's reception was full of them and you can check it out for yourself on my latest blog at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/meghan-brian (link in bio.) As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think below!
Is a wedding even a wedding if there isn’t some form of embarrassment! 😆 Hannah & Ross @middletonlodge
Off to Cabo for a wedding today with @malvitzphoto It’s gonna be a wonderful dandy time!
Biking to your wedding. It's the Brooklyn way. 🚲
Taylor & Sam in this insane compressed sunset that we almost missed! / #gauperphoto
Taylor & Sam are a great example of how awesome and fun our clients are! / #gauperphoto
Running out of light, but don’t worry. We brought some! Taylor & Sam / #gauperphoto
One of the hardest things to do as a wedding photographer is make due with limited space and turn bride and groom portraits into something interesting without going from location to location.
Luckily, sometimes you end up at a spot where it doesn't matter and everywhere looks amazing, which is what happened when I shot Meghan and Brian's bride and groom portraits at Squantum Association in Riverside.
Despite us pretty much only using two spots in the whole property, Meghan, Brian and I were able to capture a ton of unique looks that brought out their personalities despite somewhat chilly temperatures.
I loved Meghan and Brian's formal photo sessions and it's definitely one of my favorites this year but, really, I can say that about their whole wedding day so if you haven't done so yet, check it out for yourself by reading my latest blog all about it at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/meghan-brian (link in bio.) As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think below!
I was recently listening to a radio show where the host had gone to a UFC event and was surprised by just how many of the fighters lost it after the fight was over and they came off of their emotional high.
I couldn't help but laugh to myself because, often, weddings are very much the same. Take, for instance, this photo of my latest groom Brian after his September wedding to Meghan at Immaculate Conception Church in Cranston.
Meghan and Brian left the church with huge smiles on their faces but it wasn't until Brian turned the corner and the reality of what he just experienced hit him that he lost it. It was, and still is, one of the sweetest moments of pure emotion I've ever seen.
And I can't blame him. His wedding day was something special and, if you don't believe me, check out some of my other favorite moments of the day by reading my latest blog at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/meghan-brian (link in bio.) As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think below!
I love the moment when a bride walks down the aisle in a big, traditional church wedding. Whether it's the nervous anticipation on the groom's face, everyone turning to see the bride arrive, the music that gives the moment that extra umph or the big moment when the bride and groom finally hold hands, I love everything about this huge part of a wedding day.
Meghan and Brian's wedding was no different. Watching the groom wait nervously for his beautiful bride-to-be was heartwarming but Meghan's emotion seeing him and the smile on her face might have even been better.
Meghan and Brian's ceremony was a lovely traditional wedding and it's definitely worth checking out if you regularly follow my posts as it might be one of the best churches I've ever shot at. Trust me, this day was perfect and the choice of venue was a big reason why so, if you're interested, head on over to my latest wedding blog by visiting https://www.pauljspetrini.com/meghan-brian (link in bio.) As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think below!
If there's one thing that bugs me about wedding photography, it's that I almost never have enough time for bridal portraits. Thankfully my latest bride Meghan bucked that trend and, with the help of a super generous timeline, we were able to take full advantage of the Biltmore Hotel on the day of her September wedding.
I loved the photos we got to take of Meghan by herself at the Biltmore and not just because the bride herself was stunning. If you've never been to the Biltmore, visualize one of those old hotels you see in movies from the early 1920s or 30s. The hotel has been around for nearly 100 years and with good reason: It's visually breathtaking.
And though they were renovating the downstairs lobby when we arrived, Meghan and I had no trouble capturing some of my favorite bridal portraits of the year before her ceremony.
If you like these, you should check out the rest of the shots from Meghan and Brian's big day by visiting my latest wedding blog all about their day at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/meghan-brian (link in bio.) As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think below!
A batch of lovely prints are heading out this week for one of this years couple. And some awesome albums for another 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Had a wonderful shoot yesterday morning in Burke's Book Store with Maura. Magical place where knowledge and wonder sits waiting for a new friend. We had the best time talking books and creative endeavors over tea across the street. I can’t say enough how much I am refreshed after these shoots. It’s just the coolest experience creating images that capture anther professional’s passions and endeavors. So thankful I met Maura!
It was an incredible Friday night! Out in Shelby Farms there was a venue filled with 300 wonderful people, unified in their empathy and desire to welcome. Welcome the stranger, the vulnerable, and the foreigner. To bring new comers into their homes and empower them to make this city their home- to be a local, a stranger no more. Jackie, @jayrunya, immigrated to the States years ago; she knows how to live local, how to live and love where she is at that moment! She knows how to welcome others into her life and communities. I’m so thankful to know Jackie, know those who work at @wrmemphis, and so many who I had the honor to photograph for the exhibit. I’m learning from all them how to advocate and welcome better.
It's not often that I get to photograph groom prep and, when it happens, it's almost always an awkward gathering of guys in a cramped hotel room hustling about and getting ready to leave five minutes before they have to.
I think that's one of the things that I found so fascinating about my latest groom Brian as one of the very few things he insisted on when we talked about his photography needs was having someone present for the moment he and his groomsmen got up and went for a proper shave and haircut at a men's salon in Cranston.
It wasn't until I got there that I understand why, though, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't insanely jealous when I saw how much fun it all looked.
Brian is so unlike any groom I've ever worked with before and it showed throughout the day but this was the very first example that told me I was in for a special wedding and, boy, did the entire day deliver.
This week, I'll be showcasing photos from Brian and his wife Meghan's beautiful wedding at the Squantum Association in Riverside, Rhode Island and I encourage you to check out the full blog as it really was an incredible day I won't soon forget.
So, if you'd like to see it for yourself, head on over to my website at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/meghan-brian (link in bio.) As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think below!
As we inch ever so close to Thanksgiving, it's a pretty good time for us to reflect on the things we're thankful for and, if you follow my feed regularly, you know I'm thankful that I get to shoot amazing weddings with amazing couples.
This week is no different.
I've been looking forward to sharing photos from Meghan and Brian's September wedding for weeks now but only recently finished them up. Luckily, you get to see them in all their glory as week as I show off some of my favorite shots from one of my favorite weddings of the year.
This wedding had it all. A beautiful, traditional religious ceremony, a surprise boat ride, beautiful formal photos, a lit canon and more candid photos than you can shake a stick at but don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself by heading over to my website and seeing it for yourself at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/meghan-brian (link in bio.) As always, thanks for reading and be sure to let me know what you think below!
Monday’s call for photos with the best porto-potties I have had the opportunity to experience. So clean it was like you just had a cleaning service clean your own bathroom clean. ☺️
Message I want to portray is, don’t be afraid to have fun during photos. Being silly, being yourself, and enjoying each moment no matter how weird someone else thinks it is, is worth every giggle. ☺️
Let’s nerd it up and also take some gorgeous photos on top of it all. Happy Monday!
It snowed, it rained, it was shivery and cold.
☃️ But Sadie and James gave me all the cosy feelings at their wedding at @themillbarnsvenue and never once complained about their evil photographer taking them outside for photos!
Well, we did it. We somehow made it to the end of another week and as we inch closer and closer to Thanksgiving, I've been thinking a lot about family lately.
But, honestly, it has less to do with the holidays and more to do with the couple I'm profiling this week in my latest wedding blog.
Adam and Ashley's September wedding at Stepping Stone Ranch in West Greenwich was a day that revolved around family and I'm not sure I've seen a couple hit the concept more genuinely or lovingly than these two.
So, if you haven't done so yet, I'll direct you one last time to my blog on Adam and Ashley's big day. I think it's definitely worth a click and, really, what else are you up to today Check it out by visiting https://www.pauljspetrini.com/adam-ashley. (Link in bio) As always, thanks for following along and be sure to let me know what you think below!
And, that's it. Thanks for following along this week and be sure to check back Monday when I finally get to show off some awesome photos from one of my favorite couples and one of my new favorite locations. Trust me, this one is worth the wait.
See you Monday!
Every now and again, I take a photo at a wedding and think to myself “Man, I can't wait to see how this looks when I get home.” Whenever this happens, I know I've captured something that will define the wedding I'm photographing and this photo of Adam, Ashley and their daughters shows that perfectly.
I adore this shot and, honestly, it's one of my favorite photos of the year so far. On a wedding day that was so largely defined by the idea of family, I can think of no better representation to that idea than this.
I am 99.95 percent sure this is going to end up in my portfolio when I update it at the end of this year and I'm so glad I am not jaded enough by this line of work that moments like this don't excite me anymore. I will ALWAYS love great candid shots and this is definitely one of my favorites of 2018.
Speaking of favorites, as we get ready to end another week, if you haven't checked out my favorite photos from Adam and Ashley's September wedding at Stepping Stone Ranch in West Greenwich, today is the last day I'll ask you to. You can see it all for yourself at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/adam-ashley. (Link in bio) As always, thanks for following along and be sure to let me know what you think below!
You know you're at a great wedding reception when you can't decide what's funnier to photograph: the children or the adults.
Adam and Ashley, whose September wedding at Stepping Stone Ranch in West Greenwich is the subject of my latest blog, had the kind of reception you just love as a photographer. Even though it took a little while for the dance floor to heat up, once it did it didn't stop and EVERYONE in attendance made sure to have a blast.
I love the candid photos from this reception but, if I had to choose, I'd say the photo above of a little girl with photo booth props was my favorite. Seriously. How adoreable.
I laugh thinking about all of the photos I'm sharing in this post but you can see even more of the hilarious moments we captured for yourself by checking out Adam and Ashley's blog out at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/adam-ashley. (Link in bio) As always, thanks for following along and be sure to let me know what you think below!
I love rustic weddings. From the décor to the feel to the laidback attitudes that usually follow, rustic weddings are among my favorite I get to shoot and weddings like Adam and Ashley's at Stepping Stone Ranch in West Greenwich show why.
Take, for instance, their first dance. Set to a Youtube cover of Ed Sheeran's “Perfect” and Elvis Presley's “Can't Help Falling in Love,” I knew I was going to love Adam and Ashley's dance before they even took the floor but the way the room at Stepping Stone Ranch looked, with beautiful string lights and decorations on the ceiling, enhanced it even more.
I loved this dance and loved the way these two looked at each other and though Adam and Ashley weren't over-the-top with the “cuteness” of their wedding and preferred to stay as “natural” and “authentic” as possible, this little bit of rustic touch went a long way to making great photos I know they'll cherish for the rest of their lives.
And that's just from the first dance. That doesn't even factor in the parting this couple did at their reception! If you'd like to see THOSE shots, and trust me when I say they're worth a click, check out Adam and Ashley's big day for yourself by reading by latest blog at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/adam-ashley. (Link in bio) As always, thanks for following along and be sure to let me know what you think below!
Ask any wedding photographer what the most important tool is to go formal photos and they'll either tell you “light” or “time.” To me, it's always a matter of time. Literally. I've had so many couples this year that simply didn't leave enough time to properly shoot their bride and groom portraits and while I understand the allure of cocktail hour and spending time with friends and family on your wedding day, I can't help but be bummed out when I get less than 15 minutes to photograph a bride and groom together, alone and free from distractions.
And that's one of the many reasons I adored Adam and Ashley's wedding day back in September. Not only did this couple do a first look, which knocked out most of the family portraits before their ceremony, but they left AMPLE time to shoot just the two of them before the ceremony, after the ceremony and during sunset.
The result One of the smoothest and most relaxed portrait sessions I've had all year. Seriously. Why can't every wedding day be this easy :) Speaking of Adam and Ashley, they're the subjects of my blog this week so if you'd like to see more of my favorite images from their awesome wedding day, check it out for yourself at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/adam-ashley. (Link in bio) As always, thanks for following along and be sure to let me know what you think below!
Corissa & Bobby 💛 can’t wait to share the rest this week!
I truly believe you can tell how a bride and groom feel about each other by looking to see where their eyes go during their wedding ceremony.
Sometimes, a bride or groom will get distracted by the moments before they say “I do” and look around at friends, family members, nearby trees or whatever is within eyeshot.
But not Adam and Ashley. No. These two only had eyes for each other and every time steal peak at the other or look at them straight on, you could tell exactly how they felt without saying a word.
I think that was a nicest part about Adam and Ashley's September wedding ceremony at Stepping Stone Ranch in West Greenwich. They really were lost in each other's gaze and looked like there was nowhere they'd rather be.
If you'd like to see many more photos from this ceremony, and wedding day in general, check them out on my latest blog at https://www.pauljspetrini.com/adam-ashley. (Link in bio) As always, thanks for following along and be sure to let me know what you think below!