Posts tagged MA Wedding Photos
Barbara & Brian | Publick House Historic Inn Wedding, Sturbridge MA

I couldn’t be more excited about this blog post. We met Barbara and Brian about a year ago over the phone. After we chatted it up for a good hour and a half, we realized we should’ve been friends long before wedding planning came around. We have the same free spirited mindset, love for music, bands, and even share a love for Sam Smith. To top it all off they’re foodies just like Jenn and I. When we finally met just at the beginning of this year it felt like we were just meeting up with friends we haven’t seen in awhile. If I was being honest, I could’ve hung out with them all damn day.

Barbara & Brian got married at The Publick House in Sturbridge, MA - A venue we’ve been to a couple of times before. However this time, it was totally different. The place turned into a magical oasis filled amazing family, friends, great music, awesome food and even a Teepee hut. Barbara was one of our most “chill” brides this year. There was a point in the day where she realized she forgot her wedding shoes. If it was any other bride, this would’ve turned into a huge meltdown. Barbara just shrugged her shoulders, laughed and said “Oh well, I guess we’re going barefoot!” It was at that point I knew that Barbara was definitely a client turned bff. These two were absolutely amazing throughout the whole night. They were so photogenic and it definitely all paid off. I am beyond thankful to have been apart of Barbara & Brian’s special day. Thank you two so much for allowing me to capture it and for being amazing friends to us. I hope you both love this sneak peek as much as I do.

With love,
Ryan & Jenn

Special thanks to everyone who made Barbara and Brian’s day possible:

Venue: The Publick House
Photography: Ryan DeVoll Photography
Florist: Cameron & Fairbanks
Hair: Salon Mii
DJ: DJ Marc Anthony

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Danielle & Bryan | Skyline at Waterplace Wedding | Providence, RI

I am so excited to show you Danielle & Bryan's wedding. We met up with these two back last fall for their Lovebird session and absolutely fell in love with their little family (their dog is adorable!). Their wedding was nothing short of amazing. From the beautiful ceremony to their amazing venue, Skyline at Waterplace, everything was perfect -- Including the weather! 

Danielle & Bryan, thank you for a fun filled day! We cannot wait to show you the rest from their wedding but until then we hope you enjoy this little sneak peek! 

Special thanks to all those who made Danielle & Bryan's day come true:

Venue: Skyline at Waterplace
Photography: Ryan DeVoll Photography
Event Coordinator: Scott Connery Events
Florist: Debra Sousa
Hair & Makeup: Jaclyn Kate Artistry
DJ: Anthony Crocenzi
Videography: Ashley Dewhurst
Catering: Russel Morin’s Catering

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Nicole & Shaun | Lyman Estate Waltham, MA Wedding

Well it’s come to that time. The last wedding of 2016. Well, technically we have a wedding coming up at the end of this month on New Years Eve, but we figured we’d classify that one as the first one of 2017 ;) 

Nicole & Shaun are some of the sweetest people I know. I’m starting to feel like I say that about all my clients, but it's true. Nicole is pretty much a woman version of me: Totally into music, theatre, and is high energy, extremely outgoing and loving. Shaun is the complete opposite: He’s a Irish fisherman (yes, he’s really Irish) who loves fishing, quiet moments, and good beer, obviously. However he has the warmest heart. I remember last year during Nicole & Shaun’s Lovebird Session in Salem, we all went out for drinks after and Shaun showed so much interest in who I was and what I do. He may be quiet and a man of few words but, once you get to know this gentlemen you realize that he cares deeply about every single person in his life, especially Nicole. 

Their love was radiant on their day of. They couldn’t have asked for a better November day. The Lyman Estate provided the perfect backdrop for their story together. We got to photograph all over the grounds - including the greenhouse, which was magical! Jenn and I wanted to approach this wedding a little differently so we brought out our 16mm, fisheye lens because we knew it would make for the perfect reception shots.  These two seriously knew how to throw a party along with their amazing DJ Chuck Borowy. 

I had a blast and couldn’t of asked for a better night. There is so much I want to share but, for now, enjoy this sneak peek of Nicole & Shaun’s big day!

With love,
Ryan


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Special thanks to everyone involved in making Nicole & Shaun's day picture perfect!

Photography: Ryan DeVoll Photography
Venue: Lyman Estate
Florist: Designing Images
Makeup: Beautiful Faces by Janice
DJ: Chuck Borowy
Videographers: SAY Media

Brittany & Tom | Holliston Historical Society Wedding

After 9 years, these two finally tied the knot and I had the absolute honor to photograph their day. Brittany is a my cousin. Growing up, we spent all the holidays together, all the summer days at grandma's pool and all the nights where we designed MySpace templates together. We've seen each other grow up, mature and had each had our fair share in relationship troubles...until she met Tom. Tom is one of the most respectful, down to earth, and kindest people I've ever met. From that moment on, I knew these two would be inseparable. I would have NEVER guessed that I'd be the one to photograph their entire relationship. When they got together back in high school and needed some prom photos, they called me. When I needed a couple's photo for my college portfolio, I called them. 2 years ago when Tom popped the question, Brittany wanted nobody else besides me to be their wedding photographer. Just like Brittany and I watched each other grow up, I saw this couple grow. From prom photos, to a random session a year or two later, to their lovebird session and today...their wedding. This is why I do this. To tell a story. To tell THEIR STORY. 

Their day was nothing but fun. I'm not going to lie - Photographing a family member's wedding makes me even more stressed. You know everyone there, there's a ton of pressure on you to nail it even more than usual and you're worried about them judging you! Admit it. However, that being said I had a blast. Knowing everyone there made the day go by so smoothly, being able to be myself instead of being in "work mode" as Jenn calls it, made me less stressed and just being able to be a guest at their wedding too, and not just the hired help was especially nice. I had the best time during the reception. Let's just say there was a certain wedding party member with some awesome dance moves. He fell in love with the tray table at one point (photo below) and maybe even twerked a bit. I was in tears from laughing.

Before we head into their wedding...lets take it back 9 years...to their prom photos! 


A special shoutout & thanks to everyone to made Brittany & Tom's wedding happen. Including all these folks:

Photography: Ryan DeVoll Photography
Venue: Holliston Historical Society
DJ: FPB Events
Florist: Bridgewater Florist
Hair: Sinful Styles

 

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Christina & Kyle | Crestwood Country Club Rehoboth, MA Wedding

I am absolutely loving going through these images and re-living Christina & Kyle's beautiful October wedding. From the getting ready photos done at their beautiful little home, to their absolutely stunning church ceremony at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Attleboro, MA. Finally, we heading back to Crestwood Country Club where we started this year with Crystal & Tim. I am so excited to share this little sneak peek with you all. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

With love,
Ryan

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and finally...

Elizabeth & Matt | Plymouth, MA Wedding

99% of my clients find me through social media, the Knot, or even through Google. However Elizabeth & Matt are with the other 1% of couples. Liz first saw my work when I photographed her friend Alyce back in 2014. Alyce & Josh's wedding is recognized with all of my couples. It's one of my favorites! Julianne (another bride of mine) also found me through Alyce & Josh's photos. Who would have thought that they would all know one another? Alyce knew Liz, who knew Julianne and BAM! We have our first wedding where all three of our clients are in one room. What a small world! With that being said, Elizabeth & Matt knew right away who was going to be there on their wedding day to photograph them. Once they met with me, I was ecstatic for their day.

Although it was a cold and rainy day, Liz & Matt braved through it all and were great sports. They even ditched the umbrellas at one point! I had an awesome time either way. Looking back at these photos I'm reminded of how much fun we had that night. These two seriously know how to throw a great party.

I hope you all enjoy these sneak peeks! 
With love,
Ryan

Julianne, Alyce, Liz and I!


And last but definitely not least, my personal favorite, and one of the best rain wedding photos I've taken to date:

Annie & Chris | The Bohlin Newport, RI Wedding

I have a confession to make...At almost every wedding, I cry a little bit. But the story I'm about to tell you, may have you crying before the end of it. I try as a photographer to be in the moment 100% of the time. That means I'm experiencing the same happiness, sadness, sometimes stressfulness of my couples. With Annie & Chris, this was no different.

On a cold, rainy September day, Annie & Chris woke up ready for their beautiful Newport wedding planned. However, when they woke up to rain, as most of you could imagine, it wasn't what they expected. They still embraced the day with happiness & joy like they've always done in their relationship and with life. Much like their wedding day Annie & Chris had everything planned out for their life up until April of this past year when Annie found out she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. As unexpected as that was, they pushed forward with planning their big day and all the adventures ahead. Annie had surgery in May and started chemotherapy in June. Smack dab in the middle of all this, was their wedding in September. When I reached out to Annie & Chris to plan our final get together before their big day, she told me she had "something very important to tell me" I couldn't have even imagined that she would say "I have breast cancer".

Photography is more important than we know it. Sometimes people think all I do is "take pictures" however, it's so much deeper. I got a little teary eyed when Annie & Chris sat down with me for their meeting. I couldn't help but remember my papa, who passed away from cancer just a few years ago. I couldn't help but wish that I had more photographs with him, and of him. For all I knew, Annie & Chris's wedding pictures could be their only professional photos they would have of one another. It's a huge responsibility as it is, however, with the circumstances, it was even bigger. I remember getting in the car with Jenn on the way to Newport that day and I looked over and said "This is the most important wedding we have this year." 

As you can imagine, their day went off without a hitch! Sure, it rained, it poured. But that didn't stop us. We embraced each and every minute of it. Exploring Newport in the rain is quite the adventure. 

My favorite part of the whole day was when Annie's sister, Rachel gave her speech. Beyond being hilarious, her speech would go down for the best Maid of Honor speech I've ever heard. Towards the end, Rachel said something along the lines of: "Now, everyone here has been inspired by Annie and her amazing positivity, strength and courage but rather than pass the mic around and tell her, why don't we show her?" and everyone threw up signs of funny phases about breast cancer,  inspirational quotes from Annie, or just messages to her. I broke down in tears. I apologize to Rachel, Annie, and their family in advance. The photos are a tad blurry because I was shaking and so overwhelmed with emotion. I'm a big baby. I knew it was coming and I still cried! 

To Annie & Chris, thank you. Thank you for allowing me out of all people to photograph your big day. I know when choosing a photographer you look at prices, photos, websites, whats included, and that sometimes influences your choice, but besides all that - You guys choose me. You allowed me to capture your story, your next chapter in a beautiful, documentary style way. You became friends of mine rather than clients, and your photos, and your story became some of my favorite of all time.

Thank you to Annie's doctor Valerie Fein-Zachary, who without her and her amazing team, Annie & Chris could have had a much tougher road than expected. 

You'll be happy to know that Annie is fully 100% out of chemotherapy and is on the road to recovery. I hope this brightens up her day as much as she's brightened up my life.

You inspire me Annie & Chris. For that, I am forever grateful.


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Annie & Chris's full gallery will be available shortly. For now, let's give a special thanks to all the vendors from their big day who worked hard to make it possible!

Photography: Ryan DeVoll Photography
Venue: The Bohlin Newport 
Band: Clockwork Boston
Florist: Blooming Blossoms
 

Eric & Kristyn | Fall River Country Club, Fall River MA Wedding

Back last year, I got a message from a good friend of mine, Norm Yelle, an amazing DJ, and all around fun, but a little crazy friend. He let me know he sent a couple over to me and that they were highly interested in booking me! Kristyn & Eric sat down with me and instantly, we had a good time. Eric is beyond funny. I couldn't stop laughing at everything he said during our consultation. Kristyn is so kind, I can't tell you how many times she apologized for her future husband's actions. I told her "There is absolutely no need to apologize. Eric is so funny! I can see why you want to marry him!" Their day was absolutely spectacular. It was filled with every emotion in the book. From Kristyn worrying that everything was perfect, to Eric tearing up when she walked down the aisle, to an amazing fun reception with Norm. 

Seriously, I had so much fun with these two. Here's just a sneak peek from their big day. I can't wait to show you the rest.

Venue: Fall River Country Club
DJ: Extreme Karaoke with Norm Yelle & Corey B & D.J 'S

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