Kristen and Eric had the biggest wedding ever at Belle Mer in Newport, RI. We didn’t think it was possible to have this many friends, but if you meet Kristen and Eric, you’d absolutely understand why people want to be around them. They are so much fun! If you needed proof look at the dancing photos from their reception! Enough said. After we posted some sneak peek pictures from the wedding on our social media, we got tons of messages from people saying they wish they were friends with them. Same!

Even their dog, Jackson, couldn’t stand to be away from them for a moment! He, of course, couldn’t have stolen the show from that beautiful bride, but he got a lot of laughs when he ran down the aisle after the formal processional.   

Eric and Kristen planned one of the most beautiful tributes to a passed loved one we’ve ever seen at a reception. Eric lost his mother to cancer. In her memory he and his mother’s best friend danced to the song “Drops of Jupiter,” which was written by someone who lost their mom to cancer. Eric’s mother must have been an incredible person to have inspired such a beautiful moment. And after spending the day with Eric and listening to the way his friends talk about him, we know that he must have been a truly wonderful son.

We have no doubt that just like his mom, Eric and Kristen will lead a full life together that will inspire others for generations to come! Happy everything, Eric and Kristen!

Catering: Belle Mer

Florist: Sayles Livingston Design

DJ: Unique Sounds Entertainment

Makeup and Hair: Ali Lomazzo Beauty

Cocktail Singer and Guitarist: Lauren Beluzo

Wedding Gown Designer: Tara LaTour

Bridesmaids in navy blue dresses react to seeing the bride for the first time
Bride and groom doing their first look outside of Belle Mer in Newport
Groomsmen walking in a group outside of Belle Mer in Newport
Golden retriever at wedding almost knocks down the groom
Bride and groom pose with their golden retriever at wedding at Belle Mer in Newport
Reception area at Belle Mer in Newport with white, gold and green tablescapes



This was very nearly the Manhattan engagement session that almost wasn’t! Abbie and Bryan are super busy people. No surprise because only very important people hire us! Unfortunately it sometimes makes scheduling difficult. Abbie started a new job that required travel, there was bad weather, we got booked with portraits as the fall arrived. Let’s not forget the weddings that were already scheduled every weekend! We must have rescheduled this session about five times! But then the deadline for Abbie and Bryan to print their save the dates was looming and we made it happen.

There was some rain in the forecast for the day we met this fabulous couple at the Seaport in Manhattan, but we decided to just go with it! We had no choice! It was now or never. It only sprinkled a little, and we think it was to our advantage. Sometimes, they wet everything down on a movie set before filming because the water brings out the colors and adds a little reflection. We think we got the same effect from the rain! Look at those wet cobblestones! And the blue of Abbie’s dress just popped!

We’re so glad we were able to at last make this engagement session in Manhattan happen with Abbie and Bryan. As Abbie’s cookie from Funny Face Bakery says in the last image … fucking finally!

Couple walks umbrella with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background at their Manhattan engagement session at the South Street Seaport
Couple dances under the twinkle lights at their Manhattan engagement session at the South Street Seaport



We work with a lot of couples who live out of state and come to Rhode Island to get married because why wouldn’t you travel to get married in beautiful Rhode Island?! Amina and Evan are one of those couples. They live in Washington, DC, and came to Little Rhody to have a beautiful Mount Hope Farm wedding! We were so lucky to meet these two before their big day! That doesn’t always happen but at the engagement session we were able to get to know this sweet couple in a low pressure, private setting.

Evan and Amina are so in love, and you can feel the emotion between them and their families. They gave us a lot of sweet moments to catch on camera, both during their engagement session and on their wedding day. Those pictures are some of our faves to this day!

One of the most touching parts of this wedding was Amina’s 1950s dress. She was the third generation of women in her family to wear it. Both her grandmother and mother, who wore the dress before her, were in attendance at the wedding, and we can’t imagine what they felt seeing her walk down the aisle in it. Amina’s mother and two sisters helped her get into the dress before the wedding and there was a lot of hugging and smiles.

After the cocktail hour, Amina changed into another dress because let’s face it… It’s not easy to dance in a hoop skirt! Maybe for a fourth generation?? The lace bodice and open back of her second dress was perfect for the garden vibe of her reception.

Amina, Evan and their whole families are such warm and kind people, and it was a pleasure to spend the day with them. We can’t imagine anything but a beautiful future for them, full of meaningful glances, sweet smiles and lots of love.

Catering: Russell Morin

Flowers: Moonrose Farm

Music: The Party Factor

Makeup and Hair: Allison Barbera

Groomsmen tying their ties before the wedding ceremony at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol
A touching first look with a bride and groom by a stone wall at their wedding.
Bride wearing her grandmother's vintage wedding dress from the 1950's