It’s always a double honor when a photographer asks me to photograph her wedding! Especially a couple as fun-loving as Caitlyn & Matt, who got married in the spring at Assumption College and had their wedding reception at the one and only Zukas Hilltop Barn.
I thought about my favorite photos from their day and asked them too—I wasn’t surprised when we both picked dancing pictures!
This shot was actually a bit staged because they did not have their reception under the tent at Zukas, but I knew it would help create the vibe Caitlyn wanted in photos with her bridal party who were up for anything! So right before the reception we sneaked passed the cocktail hour for a mini dance party!
Then it came time for the first dance in front of all their guests. I love this shot because of their expressions—Matt’s sweet soft smile and Caitlyn’s huge smile—show the energies they bring to their relationship.
Now, for the couple! They both picked this photo, but for different reasons!
Caitlyn: “I picked the photo of us during the ceremony because it is just such a genuine moment between the two of us. We are always smiling and laughing together (even when we are supposed to be serious!). One of my favorite things about Matthew is that he is always able to act a little goofy. He’s mature in all the right ways (cooks, cleans, is organized….), but is never afraid to let loose and be a kid.”
Matt: “I picked this photo because I feel it represents how we feel about each other. I am smiling at her thinking how beautiful she is and she is laughing at me because I probably told her in some smart and clever way. This was a special day and Maureen caught a nice light moment that really represents us.
“Maureen is an amazing photographer and an even better person. She brought such a pleasant energy to our wedding day.”
Caitlyn also loved this shot. “I picked the photo of us dancing because dancing is one of my favorite things to do with Matt. We chose a song perfect for us, and every time we hear the song it brings us back to that moment (Augustana- ‘You Were Made for Me’).
“My oldest brother, who has always been a tough judge of the guys I’ve dated, told Matt and I that he was a skeptic of Matt until our first dance, so I know that other people could see how much we loved each other from our first dance. It’s another very genuine and loving moment.”
Thank you to Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, MA for expertly hosting such a great event!
You can see more of Caitlyn & Matt’s day in their Facebook Gallery >>>
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