Jessica & Mike’s Falmouth Beach Wedding

We first met Jessica & Mike last October, when we photographed them for their engagement session. We met them at Jessica’s Uncle Dave’s beach front home in Falmouth. They wanted to show us where their ceremony would take place and it’s a spot where they spend a lot of time and love being, so it made perfect sense.

Like so many of our couples, Jessica & Mike said they were super nervous about being photographed, but as is so often the case, they handled it like champs and we all had a lot of fun!  Ironically, the weather for their engagement session was much like that of their wedding…overcast, misty and with the occasional spitting rain. Also, like their engagement session, the weather did nothing to dampen spirits or hinder the fun!! Nope…not even a little!!

We had a great time documenting all of the love & celebration for them. And, it was so nice to see some familiar, smiling faces. Also like many of our couples, Jessica & Mike found us through family & friends. Jessica’s Uncle Dave was at last summer’s Wequassett wedding of Katie & Richie’s. Dave, along with, Brooke, his rock star assistant, liked our photos so much, he decided to hire us to document his niece’s special day. Katie’s super sweet momma, Sue, also put in a good word for us….love you Sue!

As I’ve said many times before…what Andy & I love most about this work is the people and the lasting connections we’re fortunate enough to make. It’s all about the love for us! Anyway, I know you come here for the photos, so without further ado…here’s a look at some of our favorite moments from Jessica & Mike’s fabulous Falmouth wedding!

Lovely Jessica getting dressed and ready with a little help from her sweet momma, Susan.

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Mike and ring bearer extraordinaire, Patrick, getting ready for the big day.

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Mike in his beloved Firebird…at least that’s what I think it is…I do not pretend to know anything about cars.

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That moment…when you turn and see your beloved for the first time on the day you plan to commit your lives to one another. Can’t you just feel the anticipation and excitement? Love it!!!

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The look of love….

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Both Jessica & Mike got ready at Jessica’s super sweet Uncle David’s house, which is across the street from the beach where the happy couple exchanged vows. Thankfully, the rain held off for the ceremony.

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All smiles from the guys as we headed down to the beach for some photos…

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These guys were such troopers! No sooner did we get on the beach than the rain began spitting on us. That didn’t keep everyone from having some fun! You guys rock!!

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Just loved the invitations by Tag Design that Jessica & Mike picked out. Champagne, diamonds. and smiles…it’s time for a party!

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Here comes the bride, on the arm of her big brother, Dan, who seemed to be taking his job very seriously.

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Just love this next one of Susan, being supported by her sweet brother, Uncle David, and sister-in-law, Karen, as Jessica makes her way down the aisle. Such a tender moment!!

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Time to say, “I do!” with the ceremony led by Mike’s brother and best-man, Corey.

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Such a sweet perspective as twin flower girls, Ava-Ruth & Addison watch the ceremony.

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A beautiful setting for a beautiful love story.

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Mike is absolutely smitten with Jessica….and it shows all over his handsome face.

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Hip Hip Hooray for the new Mr. & Mrs.

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A big smooch from Uncle Dave.

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Whizzing away to the roar of both the engine and cheers from family & friends.

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We took a few moments before the party began for some photos by the Falmouth Marina. Such a picturesque setting.

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In your eyes I see my past, my present…my future.

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With a kiss and a smile…let’s bask in the moment a while.

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A kiss for the blushing bride.

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Some of the gorgeous reception details, including flowers by Sheryl Hoey at Floral Effects, Essentials on Main. Sheryl also did the flowers at Katie & Richie’s wedding. Click HERE for a peek. Sheryl does gorgeous work!!

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Jessica & Mike’s first dance song is one of our faves…Better Together by Jack Johnson. They highlighted that and their feelings about one another on their wedding cake. Just too sweet!!

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Jessica & Mike had a little surprise for their family & friends. As HUUUUUGE Patriots fans, Mike decided to don the shirt of his favorite quarterback as they were being introduced for their first dance. It was under his jacket and they didn’t want anyone to see before being introduced. Just love how they’re looking at each other as they’re waiting for DJ Fredo of Nelson Cruz Entertainment to call their names. So cute!

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The unveiling….which was well received by friends, family and his very happy bride.  Go Pats!

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Woooo hoooo…

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Better together…

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Love this perspective as Susan and a friend celebrate after Jessica shares a special dance with her Uncle Dave.

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Having fun on the dancefloor…

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Get it girl….

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Mike also requested the Electric Slide for his Uncle Jim, who made no haste to get down on it!

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Despite the spitting rain, Jess & Mike were open to ending their amazing Flying Bridge reception with a dramatic shot of the marina from the restaurant’s back steps. And, it’s a wrap!

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Big thanks to Brie & Tyler at the Flying Bridge for making the night go off without a hitch. Special thanks to Sue Vatalaro, Brooke Berman and Dave Howe for making it so that we could be a part of this incredible day and night! But, most especially….thank you Jessica & Mike, your warm and welcoming families & friends! Thank you for entrusting us with documenting such a special and love-filled time in your lives! We loved every minute of your incredible wedding and hope these and the other photos soon to follow serve as happy reminders for many, many years to come!

Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy

Fabulous Foggy Family Session ~ Coast Guard Beach

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Andy & I were really looking forward to meeting Kate, James and their two gorgeous girls, Isabella & Jacqueline. Kate had heard about us through her cousin Jacqueline…who we met last summer when she & her super sweet hubs, Shaun, had commissioned us to photograph them and their two crazy cute boys, Colin & Rory. Click HERE for a peek at our amazing evening with them.

We all instantly hit it off and had so much fun together, so we were super stoked to get to meet more of this wonderful family. And, well…they didn’t disappoint!

Like cousin Jacqueline, we met with Kate & her family at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham. The weather had been questionable for most of the morning, but things had cleared later in the afternoon, so we headed down Cape feeling hopeful. Just as we drove down the beach road this crazy thick fog rolled in…we could actually see it literally rolling in across the road. It was crazy and I immediately got nervous about what this meant for the photos.

But, as it turned out, the fog added a certain dreaminess to the photos that was, well…perfect for this dreamy family! See for yourself…

We started out at the beach’s boardwalk bridge, which turned out to be a bit too sunny, but we were able to catch this super cute moment with Kate & Isabella, who seemed pretty excited about having two new friends with whom to play. And, baby sis, Jacqueline….well if ever there was a perfect smiley Gerber face, surely hers is it! I could just munch on those cheeks for days!

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See what I mean about dreamy…..as mommy watches her baby girl build a sand castle (of sorts).

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Isabella was pretty much up for anything, including practicing her balancing on a gorgeous piece of driftwood. Mommy wasn’t too shabby either!

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Our sweet, happy, smiley little family! Just love these guys!

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James and Kate take turns giving Jacqueline some much appreciated loving.

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“Hey guys, watch me jump!” Well done sweet boo! Well done!

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“Let’s race, Mommy!”

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Gotcha…

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Eskimo kisses on a warm summer night….yum yum!

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Such a happy girl…

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Grabbing momma’s hair and having fun doing it…

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Kisses and cuddles and oodles of love.

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Dreamy….

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Chasing waves and loving every minute of it…

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Checking out the beach’s treasures…

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Footprints…like the perfectly fleeting visual reminders of where we’ve been and all the possibility that lays ahead.

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These next two photos show how changing your camera’s settings and taking two photos, at more or less exactly the same time, can create very different results.

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For this one, we let in more light and shifted our family slightly to capture the gorgeous green beach grass. Do you have a favorite?

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Are you coming???

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More happy….

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Kate & James explained how their family ritual with the girls is to do a big group hug every night before bed. Isabella was very excited to show us how….adorable!!

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Just adore these sweet peeps.

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More hugs and happy faces…

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So much love!

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Running to momma for a great big hugs….(perspective one)

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(Perspective two) Look at the joy on Isabella’s gorgeous face! I can’t barely stand it!

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First we’d like to thank Jacqueline & Shaun for spreading the Bello love and having your wonderful cousin reach out to us!! It’s the best form of advertising there is for us and we just love getting to keep it in the family! Hope to see you guys, and your sweet boys again soon!! Maybe we can all get together for drinks the next time you’re all on the Cape?!!! Kate & James…thank you both so very much for welcoming us with such open arms and warm hearts! You and your girls are delightful and we had such a nice evening with you all! Hope these photos serve as happy reminders of your time here on beautiful Cape Cod! With much love, Christine & Andy xo

Maryellen & Kevin’s Mashpee Family Session

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Spending time with our families is super important to Andy & me. Our moments together aren’t nearly often enough, so when we do gather, we savor our time with one another.

Recognizing how important family time is for so many, we find it an honor & a happy privilege to be invited to document gatherings for some really warm, wonderful, incredibly loving families, who open their hearts and lives to us and ask us to preserve the fleeting moments of togetherness in photographs.

We were recently asked to photograph an afternoon of togetherness for one such family. Maura & Patrick had reached out to us to photograph Maura’s family during their time together in Mashpee. We actually met Maura & Patrick a few years ago, when they were planning their Cape Cod wedding, but it didn’t work out that we could be there to capture that happy celebration.

So, we were thrilled when they reached out to us again more recently to photograph Maura’s side of the family and also her and Patrick’s new little bundle of love, Cullen.

Please say hello to Patrick, Maura, baby Cullen and their crazy cute fur baby, Riley. We met these guys at Maura’s parent’s beautiful New Seabury home. Her dad, Kevin, watches as we photograph his growing family…

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Babies change everything and make family life so much richer. I think these happy, albeit slightly sleep-deprived new parents would agree.

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Who’s a happy boy? Cullen is…that’s who!

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Nighty night sweet pea!

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We actually got to meet Maura’s baby sister, Katherine, and her fiance, Dan, months before the session, when we got together with them to discuss their plans for their Wychmere wedding next summer. Happily, we are able to be there for this exciting family milestone! Wooo hooo! Say, “Hi!” to Dan & Katherine….are they adorable or what?

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They were so nervous about being photographed they kept giggling….

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Which besides making me totally giggle, also makes for some super cute exchanges!! Just adore these two! Cannot wait for their e-session later this fall!

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Katherine & Maura’s super sweet parents, Maryellen and Kevin….the proud grandparents to baby Cullen. It must be so wonderful as parents to watch your kids grow and blossom, to stretch out their wings and take flight in life, to bring more life and love to the family. Just can’t imagine how wonderful that feels, but their faces say it’s pretty wonderful!

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The whole gang, including Maura & Katherine’s super sweet sister, Megan, who was a total trooper wheeling onto the dock and down to the beach. Thanks Megan…you rock!

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Sisterly love!! As one of three sisters myself, this sister is one I wish I had of my two sisters now that we’re all grown up. Hey Deb & Kim…what do you say we make this happen!!??

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Patrick getting baby Cullen settled and ready for one more family pic…such a sweet pea!

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Hey pretty ladies…

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Sunset at South Cape beach.

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Thank you all so much for a really lovely evening! It was wonderful getting to know you all a bit better and made us even more excited about next summer’s celebration! Cannot wait for more giggles with you, Katherine & Dan!! Thank you most especially Maura & Patrick for making our gathering possible and for reaching out to us again! It means a lot that you kept us in mind after all this time and that we were finally able to have your beautiful faces and most especially your beautiful babe in front of our cameras! Cullen is a total lovebug! Looking forward to photographing you all again soon! With big love & hugs, Christine & Andy

 

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