They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, I believe it. Rain brings the crops and the flowers… and the abundance. Also on the positive side, rain makes for interesting photo op’s with an umbrella, in addition to the great lighting that the clouds create. Here are a few of our favorite photos taken by our amazing associate photographer Kelly, on this rainy wedding day She recently photographed this wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, MA. Zukas is one of my favorite places to work. The site has a great country elegance, and with the fall foliage… it’s spectacular. What sets this venue apart most though, is the service and the people. They are among the nicest, most personable you’ll find. Definitely check them out if you’re planning a wedding.
Another great wedding at Lake Pearl Luciano’s in Wrentham, MA. They did a really great job and the food was delicious. One of my favorite things about this wedding was the flowers. Harper Floral’s arrangements were incredibly fresh, practically bursting with life. The Calla Lily bouquet was held together really well. I’ve noticed that sometimes bouquets are kind of loose and are torn apart by the end of the day. Definitely check them out if you’re planning a wedding. The bagpiper, the orchids, the cake, it all came together to create a beautifully planned event.
The first thing to know is that there is no right or wrong answer. Every photographer will have different preferences. Truth be told, the photograph is ultimately about you and/or your family, so do what feels best.
-What you like to wear and what you feel good in, that’s the most important.
-Coordinating outfits are great.
-Accents and colors that compliment each other are the goal. If the baby is wearing a particular colored shirt, maybe Dad’s collared undershirt can accent that color. If Mom’s wearing a certain color, maybe she can accent the color theme with her accessories.
-Colors that you know work well on you.
-The feeling you want to convey; lighter shirts on top give the pictures a more casual and bright look. Darker shirts on top give the portraits a more serious and thoughtful feel.
Engaged volunteers needed!
Cristina Reitz, a doctoral student at the University of Virginia is looking for volunteers for a study of attitudes towards marriage and parenthood among engaged couples. The study consists of a 25-30 minute online survey. To qualify for the study, you must be 20-35 years old, live in the U.S., and plan to marry or have a commitment ceremony within the next 365 days. You and your romantic partner must not have children, and this must be the first marriage for both of you.
-Help a doctoral candidate;-Increase the pool of scientific knowledge;
-Support research on marriage and families; and
-Spend some time thinking about your relationship!
She is working with Dr. Charlotte J. Patterson, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. This study has been approved by the University of Virginia Institutional Review Board #2009025800.
If you and/or your romantic partner are interested in participating or want further information, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send you a link that you can use to access the study.
-Krueger Doctoral Student
University of Virginia