September and October Wedding Film Adventure Recap
Apparently it’s been a really busy few months because I didn’t even realize I skipped over September until I went to write up October! September was wild with events in CA, Nantucket, and Boston. Always fun to meet and work with other wedding professionals across the country. I love small world encounters, and when I was walking from a rehearsal dinner at Mistral to the Boston Public Library I ran into my old roommate on the street. Very random! I forgot she had moved back to Boston from NYC and of course she lives two doors down from the couple I was filming right? So crazy!
In CA we worked with Seattle based photographer Jim Garner of J. Garner Photography and I have to thank him for being such an awesome team player. I learned a lot by working along side them and I can’t wait to see the photos! The best part about that trip in addition to the adventure and the wedding was the officiant. I filmed Bri’s wedding in 2012 and she connected the dots on this one, not only as a great friend of the bride but also a newly ordained minister.
A week later back on Nantucket, Blanca the Sportsmobile helped transport Photographer Cody Hunter and Clayton Austin for the first look and in town portraits. Good times guys! You can see Clayton’s photos from Ashley and Jake’s wedding, here. I also visited with Soiree Floral and even met an instagram follower in person – yay Whita711! Leaving ACK we hit the main land and met up with Stacey Hedman Photography for breakfast and then went right to Gloucester to help Lisa and Chris from Next Level Films on one of their weddings as Lisa had helped me at our wedding in the Boston area a few weeks prior. She’s awesome, definitely check out their work!
Two trips to Maine in October rounded out the 2014 wedding season, and as usual I was so focused on filming I didn’t snap any behind the scenes photos working along side Portland based photographer Melissa Mullen at the York Harbor Reading Room or David Murray, Els Cards, and Beautiful Days while at Hidden Pond and The Colony in Kennebunkport. One of my favorite parts of that wedding weekend (in addition to the main festivities) was the 5K run and Dog Parade, not to mention Bri the newly ordained minister from the CA wedding was in attendance (pictured with her husband, Dave, and I below) in Kennebunkport and had connected the dots on that event too. Many thanks to Bri… and to the other Brea (of Brea McDonald Photography), who let us camp out in her driveway! A morning beach walk at Parsons was the perfect way to formally end wedding season… although I did document two small elopements before the leaves fell off the trees.
Fall is the perfect time for hiking – no black flies, cooler temps. We fit in hikes and family time with nieces and nephews. A highlight for me was finally getting out on a bike ride with my dad. No matter what is going on in life, you just have to make time for moments like this.
It’s always great to break away from work to talk shop and hear of colleagues adventures, like Keith Soucy from Maple Loft Studios. We hiked Kearsarge (bottom Left two photo) and he filled me in on his month long Alaskan expedition!
Rounding out the month, my friend Mariah, co-owner of Snap! Weddings in RI, came up with her son East Coast Bush Craft, for an awesome fall camping adventure. The weather was a bit wet but that didn’t stop us from having a great time. ECBC even started the fire without use of modern methods, it was impressive and we all learned a lot.
With the amount of Kombuca I consumed during wedding season I jumped at the chance to learn how to make my own. I have a set up for my first batch in the works, but thanks to Lori for offering this workshop. Lots of veggies have been harvested from the garden – leeks anyone? Kale Chips? I’m still getting fresh spinach and lettuce, but for how much longer? Temps are falling in the White Mountains, as I’m editing 2014 films with the wood stove cranking. My goal is to make sure everyone has their film for the holidays – Thanksgiving or Christmas, I’m on it! I took in a show at Stone Mountain Arts Center last week, acoustic Brett Dennan. My gosh I wish we could license his music for wedding films! Blanca the Sportsmobile went in to get her “winter shoes” put on aka snow tires. She’s at the ready for whatever adventure lies ahead. Follow along on Instagram for the latest.