I had the honor of photographing Stephanie and Jake’s wedding this past Friday!  I have known Stephanie since she was little and could not believe she was getting married.  Man, am I getting old!  Both the guys and girls were so incredibly easy to deal with, both Alison and I couldn’t believe how calm and collected they were before the wedding!  We both finished the getting ready images early and had some time to do portraits before the ceremony.  Stephanie got ready in her childhood home in Wilbraham, he mom helped her into her dress and her bridesmaids and sister helped her with her jewelry.  I absolutely love the photo where Stephanie sees herself in the mirror for the first time 🙂

The ceremony was at Stephanie’s home church in East Longmeadow, and I had to hold back the tears when she walked down the aisle and Jake lost it.  I love ceremonies that are meaningful the couple and this one did not disappoint!  After the ceremony, we did some formals at the church and then braved the Friday evening traffic to head to the Ranch.

Bonnie, at the Ranch, always does such a fantastic job of making a couple’s vision come to life.  The space was gorgeous, and the grounds are full of endless portrait locations.  Stephanie loves big, wide pictures, so we had fun trying out different spots to get those images for her!

Jared from Duff DJ is one of my favorite DJs, he got the party started and there was some of the best dancing I have ever seen at a wedding!  The night was full of laughter and fun, and ended with a sparkler exit…my favorite!

Venue: The Ranch

Gown: Pearl Bridal

DJ: Duff DJ

Hair and Makeup: Fringe Hair and Nail Bar

Rental Pieces: True Vintage by Jade

Videography: Embark Films
Are you planning a wedding at the Ranch Golf Club and looking for a photographer, email me at brooke@brookeellen.com to chat!

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Taylor and Jeremy were married in an intimate ceremony at the Interlaken Inn.  They shared a first look before the ceremony, Jeremy was quite surprised with how gorgeous Taylor looked!  They were surrounded by their closest family and friends while they share their vows.  The scenery was spectacular, with stunning views of the mountains.  Congratulations you two!

Venue: Interlaken Inn

Makeup: Celeste von Damon

Dress: Wedding Embassy

Flowers: Moscarillo’s

Cake: Blackberry River Baking

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Brittany and Steve were married this past weekend in her mom’s backyard in Southampton, MA.  I absolutely love backyard weddings, it is so special to get ready in the house where you grew up.  The even neater thing is that Steve was getting ready in his family’s home across the street from Brittany!  We were watching the radar up right until the ceremony, and thankfully the rain held off until we were done with portraits.  Brittany’s brother performed the ceremony and did such a wonderful job!  Brittany had this to stay, “The ceremony photos are SO important. Steve proposed to me while we were in a plane, flying over a piece of property we are going to by in Westhampton, MA. You will see ‘Will you marry me?’ banners at the ceremony. Those banners were in the middle of the property as we were flying over.”

The reception was at the Northampton Country Club, complete with sweet dances and hilarious toasts!

Reception: Northampton Country Club

Gown: Bridal Barn

Hair and Makeup: Salon Advantages

Cake: Tiers of Joy

Flowers: I do Flowers

DJ: DJ BiggZ

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Kristina and Philip planned a destination wedding in the mountains of New York State.  They picked a location with gorgeous historical barns, and worked hard on the decor and design of their wedding!  I absolutely loved the details that they picked, being a fellow book and library lover 🙂  I also loved the florals with a mix of succulents and peonies!  The entire day felt like a fairy tale with gorgeous weather and an absolutely stunning sunset.  The band was rocking inside of one of the barns and guests were spread out on the grounds enjoying delicious food and drinks, yard games, and fire pits.  The day was spectacular and a perfect representation of the two of them!

Venue: Barns of Nipmoose

Florals: Rose to the Occasion

Band: Silver Arrow

Catering: Jeff Loshinsky Catering

Hair and Makeup: Krystal Rose Studio

Rentals: Total Events Management

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I have been looking forward to Jen and Gregg’s wedding ever since I met with them at the venue this past winter and heard about what they had planned for their special day.  The weather did not disappoint, and the day was full of surprises and smiles!  Jen and her girls got ready at the Barn, she had the cutest dress shirts made for all her girls with their initials on them, even the little girls had custom gowns…adorbs!  Jen surprised Gregg, who is a huge WWE fan, with WWE belt that he wore into the reception.  Jen’s parent’s surprised her with an airplane flying overhead with a sweet message before the ceremony.  The ceremony was at the top of the hill, it was short and sweet.  Afterwards, we did some photos at the top, with some rowdy groomsmen who reenacted some wrestling moves for us 🙂  They  had an amazing band at the reception that kept the guests dancing until the very end!

Dress:  Bride N Belle

Venue: Barn at Gibbet Hill  

Band: Hipshot Band

Cake: Konditor Meister

Floral Design: O Luxe Design

Videography: Embark Films

Signage: Antea Amoroso Design

Invitation Suite: Kfaye Design

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