French 75 Photography: Blog http://www.french75photography.com/blog en-us (C) French 75 Photography linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:14:00 GMT Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:14:00 GMT http://www.french75photography.com/img/s/v-5/u192666049-o848813266-50.jpg French 75 Photography: Blog http://www.french75photography.com/blog 80 120 Class of 2018 - Senior Season Recap http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2017/11/heres-to-the-class-of-2018  

Happy holidays from French 75 Photography!

On a cold November day like today, we can only dream of the days of Senior portraits! We had such a fabulous Senior season this past summer and fall - the weather was warm, and we had plenty of beautiful light to work with. It was such fun getting to know so many bright, athletic & talented seniors! We were able to work in some unique locations around the North Shore to achieve the light, airy and natural look that has become our signature style for Senior portraits. We also enjoyed photographing so many siblings of previous French 75 Seniors! It's such an honor to be chosen time & again to capture such an important moment in life. 

We'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Class of 2018! We wish you all the best as you enjoy the final months of high school. Looking forward to hearing about where you will all end up next year!

Thank you so much for your continued support! 

All the best,
Linda & Renaud

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) classof2018 french 75 seniors ipswich maudslay plum island portraits senior http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2017/11/heres-to-the-class-of-2018 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:43:54 GMT
Meghan+Zech - WEDDING DAY 6.25.17 http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2017/8/meghan-zech---wedding-day-6-25-17 Meghan & Zech's wedding day gave us all a sweet glimpse into what it looks like when two people who are perfect for each other get married! Justine and I were honored to document this day in photos for the happy couple. It's not often that we get to shoot a wedding for friends that feel much more like family! We have had the pleasure of knowing Meghan all her life, having grown up as lifelong friends with Meghan's mom Susan. It's truly heartwarming to witness just how much Meghan & Zech deeply love each other, and the excitement they share to be starting their life together as husband and wife. 

After a beautiful ceremony at Meghan's hometown church-St. Luke's in Westborough-we all made our way over to the delightful reception venue at Highfields Golf & Country Club in Grafton. Loved ones traveled from near and far to enjoy this wonderful day-many having traveled all the way from Zech's home state (and the newlywed couple's home) of South Carolina. Surrounded by so many people who love them deeply, Meghan & Zech's special day was filled with smiles, laughter and one of the best dance parties ever! 

I could go on and on about how perfect this day was...here are some of the highlights for you to enjoy!

Meghan and Zech - we wish you all the best for an amazing future together. Congrats and much love to you both!

The vendors who made this day possible:

Reception Venue: Highfields Golf & Country Club
Officiant: Monsignor Foley, St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church
DJ: Champagne Toast
Florist: Mugford's Flower Shoppe
Cake: Gerardo's Italian Bakery
Photography: French 75 Photography

 

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Class of 2017 - Senior Portrait End of Season Update! http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2017/1/class-of-2017---seniorportrait-end-of-season-update What a wonderful Senior season we had! I am truly inspired by the quality of the Seniors that I have been fortunate enough to photograph. It was great getting to know them all - they are fun to talk to, bright, athletic, and clearly so full of excitement and anticipation for their future. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to my Seniors for trusting me with their photos. Thank you!

Wishing the Class of 2017 all the best!

Much love,
Linda

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Class of 2017 French 75 seniors Newburyport Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2017/1/class-of-2017---seniorportrait-end-of-season-update Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:27:28 GMT
Class of 2017 - Senior Portrait Mid-season Update http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2016/9/class-of-2017---senior-portrait-mid-season-recap We've just about reached the half-way mark for our high school Senior season, so we wanted to give you a quick peek at what we've been up to! Although this season has been crazy-busy, we are enjoying every moment! The Class of 2017 is proving to be such a bright, talented, athletic and all-around great group of Seniors. The weather has been fantastic, and the natural light on the North Shore is magical at this time of year! Here's a look at some of the highlights from the Senior portrait season so far...hope you enjoy!

A big "thank you" to all of these wonderful Seniors for choosing French 75 Photography for their Senior portraits!

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Class of 2017 French 75 seniors Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2016/9/class-of-2017---senior-portrait-mid-season-recap Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:11:37 GMT
ALYSSA & ALEX - WEDDING DAY 7.30.2016 http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2016/9/alyssa-alex---killington-vermont-wedding There are so many wonderful memories from Alyssa & Alex's picture-perfect Vermont wedding at Mountain Meadows Lodge in Killington! The stunning backdrop of Kent Pond, the gorgeous Green Mountains and the Appalachian Trail made for the ideal setting for this fun, relaxed wedding day. What made this day extra-special for us is that we already have such a connection to Alyssa & Alex, and to Alyssa's wonderful family! Last summer we had the privilege to photograph Alyssa's sister Seanna's wedding to Brandon. Justine & I couldn't have been happier when Alyssa & Alex asked us if we would be willing to travel to Vermont to capture their special day! 

Alyssa & Alex's family and friends were so much fun to be around, it came as no surprise to us that the day would be full of laughter and happiness. Here's a look at some of the highlights from this special wedding day. We wish Alyssa & Alex all the happiness in the world as they begin their life together as husband and wife!

 

  

Special thanks to the vendors that made this day so special:

Wedding dress: Kimera Design, Brooklyn NY

Floral design: Fast Pony Flowers

Venue/Catering: Mountain Meadows Lodge, Killington VT

Officiant: Tom Rigney

DJ: Dan Arlsen

Cake: Ben & Jerry's

 

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) French75weddings MountainMeadowsLodge Vermontwedding wedding http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2016/9/alyssa-alex---killington-vermont-wedding Wed, 07 Sep 2016 19:49:29 GMT
Kaleigh & Luke - Surprise Proposal in Newburyport http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2016/4/kaleigh-luke---surprise-proposal-in-newburyport I'm a big fan of surprises, so when Kaleigh's mom asked me to capture her future son-in-law Luke popping the question to Kaleigh, I was beyond excited! Luke chose to propose to Kaleigh at the top of the Newburyport Rear Range Lighthouse early this morning. At the risk of feeling like paparazzi (and yes, the Lady Gaga song has been stuck in my head ever since!) I placed myself in a discreet spot with a long lens on my camera, ready to capture the proposal. This was one of my all-time favorite moments as a photographer, it was so sweet!  As you'll see from these images, every moment was picture-perfect, and Kaleigh couldn't have been happier with her surprise! 

We then took a quick stroll to the waterfront for some gorgeous photos of the newly engaged couple, before Kaleigh and Luke enjoyed a romantic, private brunch inside the lighthouse. Congratulations to Kaleigh and Luke, I'm so happy for you both! Looking forward to photographing your engagement session this Spring!

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) French75couples Newburyport RearRangeLightouse engagement http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2016/4/kaleigh-luke---surprise-proposal-in-newburyport Sat, 09 Apr 2016 14:19:49 GMT
HEATHER & MARK - WEDDING DAY 2.6.2016 http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2016/4/heather-mark---wedding-day-2-6-2016 When you plan a wedding in February in New England, there's a part of you that hopes there won't be snow to interfere with your well-made plans. But yet there's that other part of you that really hopes there WILL be snow...because, let's face it, it's February and this is New England! Without snow, it just wouldn't feel quite right. Fortunately for Heather & Mark, Mother Nature decided to provide the perfect amount of beautiful, fresh snow for their wedding day.  

Heather & Mark were married at the gorgeous Willowdale Estate in Topsfield. It was a lovely day from start to finish, and we were so lucky to have some time outside for our formal photos! It was so great getting to know Heather & Mark, along with their family and friends. Heather & Mark met at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and many of their PSU friends were on hand to celebrate this wonderful day! 

Here's a look at Heather & Mark's winter wedding, we hope you enjoy! 

Congratulations, Heather & Mark! We wish you all the best as you begin your life together!

Details-

Venue: Willowdale Estate

Dress: Pnina Tornai, Kleinfeld NYC

Hair & Makeup: Solei Salon

Florals: Susanne's Weddings 

Cake: Kathryn's Confections

DJ: Beat Train Productions

Officiant: Justin Ott

Photography: French 75 Photography (special thanks to my talented second shooter, Tracy!)

 

 

 

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) French75weddings NorthShoreweddings WillowdaleEstate http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2016/4/heather-mark---wedding-day-2-6-2016 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 20:10:10 GMT
Winter news from French 75 Photography! http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2016/1/winter-news-from-french-75-photography Hope your New Year is off to an amazing start! As I settle into these peaceful winter months, it's fun to look back at 2015 & to realize that I was so fortunate to work with so many amazing wedding couples and high school Seniors! Looking forward, I'm so excited for what 2016 has in store.  I'm thrilled to be shooting Mark & Heather's romantic February wedding at the lovely Willowdale Estate in Topsfield...can't wait! 

Although winter is a quiet season for my photography business, I'll be keeping myself extra busy as the new owner of the boutique yoga studio called A Yoga Practice in Georgetown! Check us out here at http://www.ayogapractice.net! I feel so blessed to have turned two of my favorite things - yoga and photography - into my career & livelihood! 

As busy as things are going to be this year, there's one activity I want to be sure to do lots of - and that is to travel!  We are counting the days until our trip to Paris in mid-February, where I will be able to give my daughter Justine a big hug. Justine is doing her Spring semester abroad at the University of Paris. We miss her so much back home, but she is making wonderful friends, having a great time and loving "la vie" - and that is what matters most!

Speaking of travel, I'll leave you with a few highlights from one of my favorite road trips of 2015 - through the breathtaking states of South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Wishing you all lots of fabulous things in 2016! 

 

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) ayogapractice french75photography georgetown montana southdakota willowdale wyoming http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2016/1/winter-news-from-french-75-photography Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:42:22 GMT
Nick C. - Georgetown High School Senior Portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/nick-c---georgetown-high-school-senior-portraits Nick is such an easygoing guy, which made his Senior session a breeze! We met up with Nick & his mom at Maudslay State Park on a fall afternoon for the shoot. The sky was gray, and it really made the fall colors stand out in the background. I just love how his session turned out!

Nick is a Senior at Georgetown High School, and he is all about football. He has really enjoyed being a part of the Georgetown Royals Varsity football team. He is planning on taking up a trade after high school. It will be interesting to see where Nick's life takes him in the future! We wish Nick all the best. 

Here are some of the highlights from Nick's Senior session.

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Class of 2016 French 75 seniors Maudslay Newburyport Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/nick-c---georgetown-high-school-senior-portraits Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:10:13 GMT
Angela - Pentucket Regional High School Senior Portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/angela---pentucket-regional-high-school-senior-portraits Angela's Senior session took place at Atkinson Common in Newburyport. The fall colors made such a gorgeous backdrop for her photos, and it was such a nice afternoon to spend with Angela, her mom and her sister. 

Angela is a Senior at Pentucket Regional High School, and she is such a sweetheart! It was a real pleasure getting to know her. When Angela is not at school, she is busy working part-time at a local store. She's also busy making plans for her life after high school!

Wishing Angela the best of luck for the rest of her Senior year and beyond! Here are some highlights from her Senior session, hope you enjoy!

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Atkinson Common Class of 2016 French 75 seniors Newburyport Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/angela---pentucket-regional-high-school-senior-portraits Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:54:11 GMT
Brooke - Masconomet Regional High School Senior Portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/brooke---masconomet-regional-high-school-senior-portraits We met up with Brooke and her mom at Castle Hill in Ipswich for her Senior session. It was a picture-perfect fall day, and we were lucky enough to feel like we had the place to ourselves! Brooke's Senior session felt more like a model shoot - Brooke is gorgeous and has such great style, it was so fun to see what outfit she was going to wear next!  It was a wonderful afternoon, and I'm really happy to have had the chance to get to know Brooke and her mom.

Brooke is a Senior at Masco, and not only is she an excellent student, but she is also quite an athlete! Brooke is an ice skater, and she is also on the high school rowing team & looking forward to continuing the sport next year in college. 

Wishing Brooke all the best for her Senior year and beyond! Here are some of my favorite images from her session, hope you enjoy!

 

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Castle Hill Class of 2016 French 75 seniors Ipswich Newburyport Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/brooke---masconomet-regional-high-school-senior-portraits Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:27:47 GMT
Mary - Westborough High School Senior Portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/mary---westborough-high-school-senior-portraits Oh my goodness, I have so many wonderful things to say about Mary's Senior session, I don't know where to begin! First of all, I was thrilled that Mary & her mom decided to drive all the way from Westborough to Newburyport for our photo session. Mary wanted her photos to have a "beachy" vibe, and Newburyport was such a great choice! We were able to get some waterfront photos, and then move on to Plum Island to finish our session as the sun was setting. It was perfect!

Mary is every bit as sweet as she is beautiful! She has a natural poise and grace that was such a pleasure to photograph. Mary is quite an athlete, as well - she's a talented player on the Westborough Ranger's varsity volleyball and Lacrosse teams. In the summer months, Mary loves to sail on Cape Cod. Mary is very busy looking into which colleges she is interested in attending next year, and it will be so exciting to see where she ends up!

Here's just a sample of the gorgeous images from Mary's North Shore Senior session. Wishing Mary all the best!

 

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Class of 2016 French 75 seniors Newburyport Plum Island Senior Westborough Westborough High School portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/mary---westborough-high-school-senior-portraits Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:37:47 GMT
Stephanie - Georgetown High School Senior Portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/stephanie---georgetown-high-school-senior-portraits Stephanie's Senior portrait session was a lot of fun! Steph has so much personality and is a natural in front of the camera, so we had a really good time coming up with some great shots for her Senior portfolio. We started Steph's shoot at Appleton Farms in Ipswich on a beautiful fall afternoon. The weather was spectacular for us, and by the time we headed over to Russell Orchard for the second half of our shoot, the setting sun was breathtaking! 

Steph's mom came along for the shoot, and it was really nice to chat and get to know them both a little bit! We made sure to integrate a very special object into some of Steph's photos - a ring given to Steph by her beloved Great Grandmother (GG), which Steph wears on a chain around her neck. 

This winter, Steph is looking forward to acting in the school play for Georgetown High. She is an excellent student, and is looking at colleges & making all sorts of exciting plans for next year. Here are some highlights from Steph's session, hope you enjoy! Wishing Steph a wonderful remainder of her Senior year, and all the best for the future!

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Appleton Farms Class of 2016 French 75 seniors Ipswich Russell Orchard Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/stephanie---georgetown-high-school-senior-portraits Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:08:40 GMT
Emily - Georgetown High School Senior Portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/emily---georgetown-high-school-senior-portraits Emily's Senior portrait session was personal, unique, and so much fun! She decided to use her own back yard as the backdrop to her photos, and her brother Andrew was on hand to take some photos as well! Emily and Andrew are twins and they are super close, but Emily is a Senior at Georgetown High, and Andrew is a student at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers. This was a great opportunity to document this important year in both of their lives -  as individuals and together. 

Throughout our photo shoot, it was nice to be able to chat with Emily and see what she has planned after Senior year. Emily is looking to go to college in the Boston area, and she is particularly interested in Mount Ida College in Newton. Emily is both a field hockey and softball player for the Georgetown Royals, and she is also involved with school activities such as the yearbook. 

Here's a look at some of the highlights from our photo session - wishing Emily & Andrew all the best for their future!

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Class of 2016 French 75 seniors Georgetown Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/emily---georgetown-high-school-senior-portraits Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:25:13 GMT
Kelly - Masconomet Regional High School Senior Portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/kelly---masconomet-regional-high-school-senior-portraits Kelly is an absolutely stunning young lady! Her Senior photo shoot took place on a gorgeous fall afternoon in Newburyport. We met at Maudslay State Park, and we had a really enjoyable time getting to know Kelly & her mom. Kelly is a Senior at Masco, and certainly keeps herself busy with school and sports - Kelly is a swimmer, and she also runs cross country and track. She is busy looking at colleges for next year, as well. 

Wishing Kelly a wonderful Senior year and best of luck in college in the years ahead! Take a look at some highlights from Kelly's session!

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Class of 2016 French 75 seniors Maudslay Newburyport Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/kelly---masconomet-regional-high-school-senior-portraits Mon, 23 Nov 2015 02:37:56 GMT
Maddie & Nicole - Masconomet Regional High School Senior Portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/maddie-nicole---masconomet-regional-high-school-senior-portraits Maddie and Nicole are super close cousins who are lucky enough to go to the same school! As soon as I met these two beautiful girls, I could see that they had a very special bond. We met for their photo shoot very early on a Saturday morning at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, and they were both such good sports about the chilly temps! 

Maddie is looking at colleges in New England, however, she is considering taking a gap year to think about what direction she would like to take with her future. She plays the guitar and absolutely loves music! In her spare time, Maddie can be found at a local barn riding horses.

Nicole is thinking of going a bit further away for college! She is looking at schools such as Elon, College of Charleston and UNC. When she is not busy in school, Nicole plays soccer and softball.

It was such a pleasure getting to know Maddie, Nicole and their moms! Wishing these two lovely ladies all the best for their Senior year and beyond. Here are some highlights from their fun fall photo session, hope you enjoy!

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Class of 2016 French 75 seniors Ipswich Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/maddie-nicole---masconomet-regional-high-school-senior-portraits Mon, 23 Nov 2015 02:11:13 GMT
Amanda - Georgetown High School Senior Portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/amanda---high-school-senior-portraits Amanda has such a positive and upbeat attitude, I just knew that we were going to have a great time together as soon as her photo session started! Amanda is a senior at Georgetown High School, and she is so sweet and absolutely adorable. She keeps herself busy with school, a part-time job and spending time with her friends! She is excited about going to college next year, and plans to study at one of the Massachusetts state universities to become a teacher.

Here are some images from Amanda's Senior session, taken at the downtown Newburyport waterfront. Hope you enjoy! Wishing Amanda a wonderful Senior year of high school, and all the best in the future!

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Class of 2016 French 75 seniors Newburyport Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/amanda---high-school-senior-portraits Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19:51:01 GMT
Michael-Georgetown High School Senior Portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/michael-high-school-senior-portraits Michael is a Senior at Georgetown High School, and he chose to have his portrait session at one of our favorite spots, Maudslay State Park in Newburyport. One thing we noticed right away was the fact that Michael is such a gentleman, and so polite! He comes from such a wonderful family, so it is no surprise!! Michael plays both Varsity basketball and baseball for the Georgetown Royals.  He is planning to major in Physical Therapy in college, and is looking at schools such as University of Hartford, UConn, and UMass-Lowell. 

We are really glad to have had the chance to work with Michael on his Senior portraits!  Here are some favorites from his session!

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Class of 2016 French 75 seniors Maudslay Newburyport Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/michael-high-school-senior-portraits Tue, 10 Nov 2015 21:50:38 GMT
Sydney-Georgetown High School Senior Portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/sydney-high-school-senior-portraits We had a great time at Sydney's Senior portrait session in Ipswich, on a perfect fall day at Russell Orchards. Not only is Sydney beautiful, but she is also a very bright, talented and all-around lovely young lady! She keeps herself super busy during her high school days, playing soccer in the fall and running track in the spring. This winter, she'll be working as a ski instructor. All of this, while working hard in school to prepare for her future in college, where she plans to study Bio-mechanical Engineering. Sydney even has her sights set on continuing her advanced studies to become a medical doctor.

There's no doubt that no matter where life takes Sydney, she'll be a great success! Best of luck to Sydney as she finishes her final year at Georgetown High School. Hope you enjoy looking at some of the many favorites from Sydney's awesome Senior session!

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Class of 2016 French 75 seniors Ipswich Russell Orchards Senior portraits http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/sydney-high-school-senior-portraits Tue, 10 Nov 2015 21:21:06 GMT
Allison & Jason - WEDDING DAY 10.18.2015 http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/allison-jason---wedding-day-10-18-2015 Allison & Jason's Cape Cod wedding at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club was so lovely - elegant, easy-going and such fun! Allison & Jason are two of the sweetest people you'll ever meet. Their family and friends are all so welcoming and warm, we left their beautiful wedding feeling like part of the the family! The weather may have been a bit on the chilly side for mid-October (we even had a few snowflakes!!) but their day was absolutely perfect.

Allison was a stunningly beautiful bride, and the way she and Jason love each other is truly inspiring to those around them. It was such fun to witness the way they celebrated their love with their closest friends and family...with lots of laughter and dancing (not to mention a little bit of groomsmen shenanigans)! 

There were so many beautiful images from this special day, picking a handful to share on the blog was quite a challenge! I hope you all enjoy some highlights from Allison & Jason's Big Day.

Allison & Jason...it's been such a pleasure getting to know you both, as well as your awesome family & friends. Thank you so much for inviting us to share in your wedding day. May your future be filled with love and happiness!

A special thanks to the talented vendor team that made this day so unforgettable:

Venue: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, Harwich MA

DJ: Cape Tunes

Officiant: Ivan Fleischman

Dress: David's Bridal

Florist: All About Flowers for Weddings

Cake: Montilio's Baking Company

Hair & Makeup: Cali Miller

Photography: French 75 Photography (To my dear friend and second shooter, Tracy...thanks a million for sharing your time and talent! )

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linda@french75photography.com (French 75 Photography) Cape Cod wedding Wequassett Resort and Golf Club wedding http://www.french75photography.com/blog/2015/11/allison-jason---wedding-day-10-18-2015 Wed, 04 Nov 2015 04:58:37 GMT