Aimee, Rick ,Tess & Brooks Family Session ~ Wellesley Photographer

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We’ve always said we didn’t want to just be wedding photographers to our couples…just two more vendors there for one day and then gone from their lives once our job was done. No, we’ve always wanted more! For us, it’s always been about building lasting relationships. We want to get to know our couples in a deep and meaningful way, one that turns into a lasting friendship. And, that’s exactly what’s happened with Aimee & Rick.

Like so many of our wonderful Bello Family members, Aimee & Rick have been in our lives for several years. We first met them when they reached out to us about photographing their Ridge Club wedding here on Cape Cod. Flash forward ten years and we’ve been there with them to document not only their engagement and wedding, but also the arrival of their baby girl, Tess and then again a few years later, after baby brother, Brooks, joined the party. We’ve also photographed Aimee’s sister and her family and the sisters’ parents for a big group family session.

It has been so wonderful to see where life and love have taken Aimee and Rick, to watch their family grow and blossom. And blossom it has!

Here are a few of our favorite moments and photos from our recent trip to Wellesley to hang out with this lovely little tribe.

Just love the faces on these two beauties as Tess gives her baby brother a great big hug! It’s so obvious how totally smitten Brooks is with his big sister….look at his face as he chases her! Love these two!!!

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Our sweet, adorable, happy bello family….so much love!

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Such a good big sister, and such an adoring baby brother. Tess & Brooks, you have our hearts!

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Beautiful, bright, feisty, fabulous…Tess.

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Brooksie is such a trooper…he’s been through more surgeries than anyone of his young age should have to endure. He was born with a cleft pallet, which doctors have been working hard to correct. Still, he remains the happiest, sweetest wee one. Just love him.

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And big sister, Tess, is just as full of life, love and everything wonderful. Aimee & Rick, you sure are doing something right with these two sweet peas!

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I mean come on…

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They really do love each other…it’s the sweetest.

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Oh, the happiness that comes from watching children be fully joyful!! Nothing like it!

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We spend a lot of time on our family sessions…so everyone can feel comfortable enough to really let their guard down. We even build in time for some real play…in this case, a few rounds of Duck, Duck, Goose.

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It is in these moments where life’s sweetest pleasures lie.

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Run sweet, Tess, run!

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When the games are finished our love bugs collapse in a heap of laughter.

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…which provides the perfect setting for a silly family photo.

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Married nine years and still going strong…

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Aimee is such a good mom…having learned from one of the best! I don’t know how she’s endured what she has with Brooks and all his surgeries. I get to see so many amazing moms with their sweet babes, and when they look at each other, you can just feel the connection. There’s nothing quite like the momma & child relationship. Saying that, Tess & Brooks have quite a special relationship too. I just LOOOVE this adorable candid moment Andy caught of them as we were heading to our next photo spot. I just love everything about it…from Brooks’ adorable T-shirt and glasses, to the way he’s trying to impart some bit of wisdom on his confident big sister. Just love it!

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Happy family….

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Why hello little man….what big eyes you have. “The better to see straight into your heart with!” Swooon! This face!! Just yummy!

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Can we talk about these two for a second?

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I mean come on!!! I usually take the kiddos off on their own for a minute and we just chat…about school, upcoming events…how silly Andy is…whatever. And it is in these moments, that I am able to capture photos that I like to think truly reflect the personalities of my subjects. Makes my heart sing every time!

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As do moments like these….

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And these….Mmmmm good!

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And with that, we say goodbye to this wonderful, playful, super sweet family….for now!

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Aimee & Rick….THANK YOU!! For opening your hearts and lives to us once again and for sharing your sweetest boos with us! You guys are very blessed with a lot of love in your life and we’re so happy you continue to share that with us! Until next time….big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo

Sarah & Keith’s Wychmere Beach Club Wedding ~ Harwich Port Photographers

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Like so many couples today, Sarah & Keith chose to see each other before their ceremony so they could take family and bridal party photos, then attend their cocktail hour and enjoy more of their party. It’s a trend Andy & I are really appreciate.

Sarah had explained to us before her Wychmere Beach Club wedding how important it was for us to capture the moment she and Keith saw each other for the first time. “I’ve sort of been dreaming about this all of my life,” she told us. So, when the moment came, we watched and waited and these two smitten people didn’t disappoint. Their obvious love and affection was written al over their gorgeous faces…and it stayed there all day long!!

We’d become really excited about their wedding after being at their rehearsal dinner the night before at Chatham Bars Inn. There were lots of love-filled speeches, heartfelt hugs and so much affection it was infectious and hard not to want to be a part of it all! So, getting to be there for more of the same on their wedding was such a pleasure.

Here are just a few of some of our favorite moments from their incredible wedding day…

Beautiful Sarah getting last minute makeup touches by the lovely Emanuela Castellano, who traveled from NYC to give Sarah and her gal pals their glamorous wedding day looks. Just love the matching floral PJs Sarah got all her girls to wear as they got ready.

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Keith buttoning up his wedding day look, with a sharp Ferragamo tie and Ralph Lauren suit.

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Some of Sarah’s bridesmaids, Kate, Elizabeth, Kerri & Nicole, chilling out on the sun deck, while Sarah and the rest of the girls finish up with hair & make up.

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Keith & his mates getting dressed. Love how the stuffed shark plays off the color of their ties.

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Sarah and her besties….

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Keith looks over his vows with groomsmen, John & Rob.

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Sarah gets her wedding day look and puts on her stunning Monique Lhullier dress, getting a little help with her Badgley Mischka shoes from super sweet sis, Amanda, while momma Teresa and baby sis, Olivia look on.

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Proud papas Steve & Bruce discuss the best way to fold their pocket squares.

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Taaaa daaaaaa….is she gorgeous or what?! Look out Keith, she’s ready for you!

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Enjoying the beautiful weather and a cold one on the porch….

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Getting a little help from flower girl extraordinaire and niece, Emerson, Sarah heads to see Keith.

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Having fun with the fellas…

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That moment….when the months of planning and years of dreaming meet and you see your beloved for the first time on your wedding day. So much love and happiness!

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Beautiful, happy, lovely people…

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Are they cute or what?

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Friends gather as the ceremony is about to begin…

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Love this perspective as guests start to make their way to their seats and collect their program…

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Friends & family excitedly wait for the ceremony to begin…

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Here they come….led by groomsman, friend and master of ceremonies, Matt, Keith and the groomsmen make their way to the altar, as Sarah’s beautiful momma, Teresa is led by Sarah’s brother, Bruce.

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Keith’s beautiful momma, Pamela, and dad, Steve, lead some of the grandkids/flowergirl/ring bearers down the altar.

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Here comes the bride…much to the joy of the happy groom…

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Not sure whose smiles is bigger, Sarah’s or her sweet dad, Bruce….

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This face….so much love….

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Matt did such an awesome job with the ceremony….lots of love and laughter, the perfect combination for these two wonderful people!

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Let the love shine bright….

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So full of love and so engaging with everyone lucky enough to know her….this photo just sums up Sarah to me!

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Looks like she learned how to love big from these two wonderful, smitten people…

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Fun + love = a really enjoyable ceremony.

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For everyone….

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With this ring I thee wed..

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Happy tears, big smiles and super sweet flower girls = awesomeness!

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Sealed with a kiss…

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Wooo hooooo…the new Mr. & Mrs.

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Some of the beachy details and beautiful flowers by Beach Plum Floral.

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Guests enjoy the sunset and cocktail hour….including lovely Nicole.

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And groomsman Jimmy….Jiiiiiimmmmmyyyy!

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A spectacular finish to a spectacular day. Now, let’s get this party started….

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A tunnel of love for Teresa & Bruce.

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The new Mr. & Mrs……woooooooo hoo!

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Their first dance….fun, flirty and full of love.

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Sarah & Keith soak in all the love-filled words sent their way during the toasts.

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Olivia and her momma have some fun on the dance floor.

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So much love in these two families. Makes the heart warm a few degrees just to see it!

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Get it you two…get it!

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Sarah & Keith, thank you both so much for inviting us to share in such a special time in your lives. We absolutely loved getting to know you both better and meeting your families and friends was such a treat!! We have no doubt you two will live a long, happy life bathed in deep love! We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of a little of that love and joyful celebration that surrounded you both at your Chatham Bars Inn rehearsal dinner and again the next day at your wonderful Wychmere wedding! More to come soon! Big hugs, Christine & Andy xo

Kerri & Billy’s Bourne Farm Wedding ~ Cape Cod Wedding Photographers

Kerri & Billy had their wedding reception few weeks ago at a place that is very special to Andy & me….Bourne Farm. It is where we said “I do!” fourteen years earlier. In fact, it was our own wedding that inspired us to get into wedding photography. We were seriously disappointed with the photos we got for our wedding….long story for another day, but we realized that we wanted to tell others’ story in the way that we had wished our story had been told, so that’s exactly what we set out to do.

And getting to tell Kerri & Billy’s beautiful story was, in addition to being an honor and a privilege, also a TON of fun!

We had an inkling that it would be this way when we got together with them earlier this spring for their engagement session. You can see some of the photos from that and read more about these two sweeties and their love story HERE.

And, without further ado, here’s a sneak peek at Kerri & Billy’s amazing wedding day celebration, starting with a look at Kerri’s stunning Christos wedding gown and bling-tastic Jimmy Choo shoes. Love!!!

Kerri gave her super sweet gal pals these  ahhh-dorable wedding day pajamas….almost as cute as the girls themselves.

Nautical themed invites by The Pink Polka Dot and Kerri & Billy’s bling-a-licious wedding hardware. Flower by Exotic Flowers

Looking stunning, with make up by Maryelle Artistry and hair by Rob Martelli of Avanti Salon.

Kerri’s crazy cute momma, Debbie, checks out a photo of herself. LOVEEEE the reactions!

Kerri puts on her shoes and takes a quick look in the mirror to see her wedding day look come to life. STUNNING!!!

Just beautiful…..inside and so obviously out!

Meanwhile, across town, Billy and his mates get ready. I always love watching the guys messing with pocket squares and bow ties.

Happy faces as ties are tied and photos taken….here, groomsmen Sean  (front), Drew & John get dressed and ready for the big day.

The guys head to St. Elizabeth Seaton for the start of the ceremony. From left to right: Sean, Billy’s older brother & BM Eddie, John, younger brother Brian, Billy, Drew, BIL Mike, youngest brother Tommy and BIL #2, Richie.

Kerri’s adorable grandpa makes his way to the church.

Kerri’s momma, Debbie, smiled like this for most of the day. She is an infectiously happy person. Love her! Also all smiles, sisters and Kerri’s oldest friends, Jess & Malorie….had so much fun with all of these lovely ladies.

And, our main girl….Kerri, with her proud papa, Mike.

The look of love and anticipation….lovveeee it!

A more serious moment as Father Medeiros leads the wedding service…

With this ring, I thee wed.

Love the symbolism of a unity candle….almost as much as the happy faces on these two lovelies.

The new Mr. & Mrs….showered with lots of love & happy applause.

We did it!!!!

Boys and bubbles….delightful.

Happy hugs from family & friends.

And a sweet kiss before they head to their party….

Kerri flaked by  her gal pals (from left to right): Malorie, MOH Katie, Kim, Jess, Amy, Tara, Ali and SIL Charlotte.

Smooching sweeties.

These two are so stinkin’ cute. And, I’m in love with the way Kerri’s hair came out! Just perfect for the setting!

Wildflowers and wedding bells….oh my.

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This setting….I just love it so much. And, with two of the sweetest people filling it with so much love. It just doesn’t get any better!

Bourne Farm is forever….like true love, it grabs a hold of you and won’t let go.

Kisses as sweet as grapes.

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Now off to the party they go….wooo hoo!

Friends and family enjoy themselves.

Chasing bubbles….oh the joy!

Yummy looking appetizers from the fabulous Casual Gourmet.

One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is the introductions….it’s just such a fun time…the music, energy….so much happiness and support for two people starting a new chapter of their lives together.

First dance….so full of love.

A sweet exchange with Debbie and her oldest son, Mike, as Kerri’s dad , Mike, welcomes everyone. This family loves big….just how we like it.

Love the reactions to the toasts….way to go Katie!

Kerri’s grandma gets down on it!!

Kerri’s first dance with her dad was wonderful!!! Made me want to get married again and dance with my dad! 🙂

The mother son dance always gets me….there’s just something about a momma’s love that cannot be denied! Look how happy beautiful Janet is as she looks at her little boy, all grown up! Love it!!

Kerri & her girlfriends have so much fun together….I was seeing moves earlier in the day. And, when they took to the dance floor….total awesomeness!

You go girl!

This pretty much summed up this day…..so much LOVE!!

Kerri & Billy, thank you both so very much for sharing this amazing day with us. You two are such wonderful people and a perfect couple. We loved getting to know you both over the past year and feel so honored to have had the opportunity to document and share in all of the love & celebration that surrounded you on your amazing wedding day!! Thank you too, to your families and friends, who were so warm and welcoming and a total blast to be around! You guys rock!! Also, special thanks to Olive Chase for making the day go off without a hitch! As always, Olive, you and your staff hit it out of the park!

Getting to be back at Bourne Farm was like a homecoming for us….and we loved every picture perfect moment!! Thank you guys so much for sharing this day with us…cannot wait for the post wedding session with your horse Kerri!! Until then, we hope you, your families & friends enjoy this sneak peek. More to come soon! Big love & hugs, Christine & Andy xoxo