Danielle and Zach knew of each other when they attended Bates College, but were not a couple. It wasn't until after college when they met again, that the chemistry began. Talk about passionate, these two have so much passion for life and even more for each other.
Their wedding was held in Zach's parent's gorgeous backyard in Rockport, Massachusetts. Wooden planks over both lobster traps and chunks of, wood, provided benches for the guests, many of whom were fellow Bates alums. Even-though thunderstorms were forecast, the weather turned out to be beautiful.
The service was also beautiful . The minister was engaging and thoughtful. One of the groomsmen read a portion from Tuesdays with Morrie, the bride's sister spoke eloquently to the couple, and the mother of the bride read a portion of scripture. The personally written vows evoked both tears and laughter, just the right mix. It was a very special ceremony.
After refreshments and lawn games, pictures for the wedding party, a big old yellow school bus transported the wedding party to Tavern on the Harbor in Gloucester for a seaside reception. Beautiful tributes and blessings were given by the co-maids of honor, the brides sisters, and by the best man, and the parents of the bride. Instead of traditional wedding cake, the sister of the bride, Jaime, baked enough pies for all the guests. This was no small undertaking. They were delicious! A wonderful band, lead by the brides family friend, kept everyone dancing all night.
Danielle is like a daughter to me. Our families have been friends since the kids were little. We share so many memories together, so it was such an honor to capture Danielle and Zach's wedding. More wonderful memories were made. Here are some of my favorite images from the day.
*There are some slide shows embedded.
After 31 years of teaching, I have decided to retire and start a new chapter of my life as a photographer. It has been my passion for about 7 years now.