When Laura and Keith spun onto the dance floor and flawlessly flowed into a routine of dips, lifts, and twirls, no one had any idea that they'd only taken TWO dance lessons (they told me most people take about ten). Natural talent, or perfect chemistry? We bet on the latter, as the couple, who confessed before their wedding they felt shy and awkward in front of the camera absolutely stunned us when it came time for portraits and they easily fell into each other's arms. Smiles and quiet gestures were exchanged between Laura and Keith all day as they sailed from their wedding at St. Dennis Church in Hanover, to their reception at the Dartmouth Skiway. We like to wonder if this was the way it was from the moment they met at the Ray School in Hanover, where they were both working (alongside both their mothers, who knew each other long before they did!), this quiet, serendipitous connection close to where both had grown up. When editing our favorite moments from this wedding, an obvious theme surfaced: so many smiles! Whether they were exchanged between Laura and Keith, family members, or with the newest generation of children, it was obvious that joy abounded.
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Honesty hour: on Friday night, I had trouble sleeping, as I was too excited for Theresa and Tiffani's wedding the next day. Why? First, after a wonderful first time at Ohana photographing Morgan and Nick's wedding, we couldn't wait to be back. Second, the weather was calling for all-day gorgeousness. Finally, over the past year, we've gotten to know Theresa and Tiffani and many of their friends, and absolutely love the way they've instantly made us part of the gang.
The day did not disappoint- as both sunshine and a relaxed atmosphere presided on the entire event. We loved watching all nervousness turn into awe as Theresa saw Tiffani walk with her father and stepdad down the aisle, or the perfectly executed moves of their friends, who somehow choreographed a flash mob earlier that day and performed it during the reception. At the end of the night, the bridal party found out how much we loved dancing to Michael Jackson and requested PYT so that we would dance with everyone. Thanks for being so awesome, Theresa and Tiffani!
When Caitlin and Devin inquired this winter about photographing their wedding and mentioned there would be a queso fountain at the fiesta-themed reception (they met at a Tequila party while Caitlin was a student at the Tuck Business School in Hanover), we were down. When we met up with them a month ago to take engagement photos and drink champagne in the pouring rain, we knew we were going to have an incredible time at their wedding. Our predictions were correct: Caitlin and Devin's wedding was jam-packed with bright color, Caitlin's giant extended family from Brooklyn/Virginia, a party short bus, INCREDIBLE food, and even an appearance from their dog, Miller. It's easy to see from the photographs how sweet/chill Devin and Caitlin both are, and how they couldn't keep their eyes off each other the whole day.