She called this an elopement… okay, well there were a dozen or so guests, most from out of town. So, maybe that’s not the right term, but who cares, it was amazing! Non-traditional weddings hold a special place in my heart and this one is a cake topper! I grew up spending summers in Somesville, Maine so when asked if I could shoot a two-hour elopement right in the teeny tiny town I got a bit giddy!
I drive past the historic bridge dozens upon dozens of times a year, never did I think of it as a wedding venue! Thanks goodness Alyson and Josh did! And doubly lucky that they invited me to take part in it. This was actually the first wedding Keith and I shot together, so it holds a special place in my heart.
The ceremony took place beside the itty bitty museum which I have never been in (one of these days!) during the peak of fall. Family and friends gathered around.
Passing cars were getting a beautiful show, while Keith & I had front row seats. This was one of those moments where a bomb could have exploded across the street and I wouldn’t have noticed!
Our little crowd gathered beside the museum for a group shot before doing a few formal shots.
This was Keith’s shot that I loved, taken while standing across the stream beside rubbernecking cars with a long lens. He may have been speaking mostly with hand gestures as the distance made him hard to hear! But Josh and Alison seemed to know just what he was saying.
We took a short drive from here to the Nature Conservancy where we had the waterfront completely to ourselves (yay for off season!) Alison brought flip flops for easy walking and we staked out some great spots. I can’t believe how much ground we covered in an hour, and it makes me love these two even more for being such willing photogenic angels.
I sat on these same rocks reading a Stephen King book when I was a teenager and lost my grip. The book pages were swollen and wrinkled but the library didn’t seem to notice after I pressed it between two encyclopedias for a few days! I’m happy to have another memory now for this spot.
Thank you Alison & Josh for a truly amazing two hours. And congrats on a truly moving celebration, we loved being a part of it!