I am trying to get better about posting more frequently to the BLOG! I had some time today and wanted to share with you one of my favorite weddings from last year (and and all time favorite for sure!)
September 7, 2019 was a hot date! I swear if I could've duplicated myself 10 times I would have had 10 weddings to shoot. BUT, Veronica was the lucky bride to snag the date and I'm just SO happy she did.
Alec and Veronica were dream clients from day one. Literally the sweetest people with amazing friends and family surrounding them.
They are both videographers -so they know all about this business and wanted the best photos and videos of their day. To be chosen by them was a huge honor. We hit it off quickly and became fast friends.
I was able to surprise them and travel to Connecticut for V's bridal shower which was so, so lovely. I was able to spend time with some of the family and bridal party. Everyone was so kind and inviting.. so when the wedding day came around it was like I was a part of the fam.
Working with my friends/planner-coordinator extraordinaire Everlasting Affairs LLC is always a great time. Every facet of the day was so well organized and every last detail was perfect to photograph. Alec and Veronica's love for each other and connection with their loved ones is a joy to witness.
And my, my...When it comes to unique venues - 19 Main is where its AT! They are a gorgeously renovated BANK turned must see wedding venue. The architecture, intact vaults and beautiful restorations they did make it a dream venue right in downtown New Milford, CT.
There are literally hundreds of photos I could share from this dream day. But I worked on the difficult task to narrow it down to just a few favorites to share with you all!!
Photography- Shanoah Madison
Venue - 19 Main
Coordinators- Everlasting Affairs
MUA - Lapage Makeup
Hair - A Russo CT Hairstylist
Flowers - One fine day
Dress - Lovebird bridal shop
I made this little promo video to celebrate the start of my BIGGEST SALE EVER!!!
All year 2020 weddings will start at ONLY $2,020!! For the 6 hour package. That's a savings of $675!! The same discount will apply to larger packages as well. WOOHOO. I'm so excited for this offer, 2020 will be our best year yet!
Sharing these memories with my clients and giving them photos to treasure and hand down to the grandkids one day is truly such an amazing feeling. I love my job SO much. I get to spend the best days, with the best people who are celebrating LOVE... It truly can't get much better than that.
If you're still on the hunt for a photographer and think we might be a good match...
Please fill out the contact form right here on my site >> http://www.shanoahphotos.com/contact/contact-form
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I'm a little slow to the Blogging game.. but I do LOVE sharing my weddings with you all and today I have a fun one :)
Last year I had the awesome opportunity to FLY down to FLORIDA in the Tampa Bay area to capture Ryan & Natalie's wedding day! It was mid July and HOT but...I had so much fun... the venue was gorgeous and all the palm trees made my heart happy; Almost as happy as seeing the smiles on R&N's faces ALL day long. These two were as sweet as could be, and they were so excited to share the day with their family and friends.
Venue - Fox Hollow Golf Club
Officiant - Pastor Clayton of Trinity New Life Church
Cake - SugarDarlings
Florals - DIY by Bride & Bridesmaids
Here are some of my favorites -
Nicole and I attended the same high school, but didn't really know each other. A few years later we started working at the same company and became fast friends. In a super small world fashion we discovered that I would be shooting her best friend's wedding a few months later!
*Super fun fact - her best friend is also named Nicole.. and she married Anthony's brother, Jeff! How cool is that?!*
So, after patiently (or not so patiently - as Nicole would say) waiting.. it was finally their turn to be engaged!! Nicole tells me the story of their engagement in which she basically said "yes!" and then "We need to hire Shanoah for the wedding!" HAHA.. wow, what a compliment!! <3
Anthony and Nicole both worked so hard to put this wedding together. They took a big open field and transformed it into an amazing wedding venue. The super sunny day turned into a truly magical evening reception with glittering lights inside the tent and twinkling stars out in the field above a massive bon-fire. Truly a fun and laid back event where you felt like family. Their friends are so kind and they made it a day about not only them; but all of the special people (& their DOG Coco) in their lives, even those who left us too soon.
Well it was an honor to be able to capture this day. Let me tell you Nicole was a photographer's dream client from start to finish. They graciously let me continue to practice my video skills (it's a lot of work to try and do both! props to my videography friends!!) But I had a lot of fun capturing the day in this way, and I'm so happy to share their video below along with some of my favorite images from the day.
Pat & Heather have to be one of the most genuinely sweet and loving couples I've had the pleasure to work with. The emotion of their day was JOY. There were a few happy tears, but mostly big smiles and lots of laughs. They are clearly so very loved as they were surrounding by amazing friends and a big family. I immediately felt their inviting warmth - it was truly a beautiful and very fun day.
Publick House was the perfect backdrop with its blend of elegant, historic charm with a rustic flair. The ceremony took place in a garden like setting and the reception was under their enormous tent. All of the details of the day were perfect; my favorites being the Polaroid station and the Sweets table.
Heather's AMAZING bouquet, definitely a favorite of this season, along with all of the other gorgeous floral arrangements were made by Sarah Haile at The Bog Maple.
The trumpet silhouette gown by Cristina's Bridal was a perfect fit with stunning lace detail, and the unique and lovely floral printed bridesmaid's gowns were made by Bella's Bridesmaids of Boston.
Aaron Denny lent his musical talents with acoustic guitar for the ceremony and then DJ'ed the night away with a packed dance floor.
Venue - Publick House Historic Inn
Photographer - Shanoah Madison Photography
DJ - Aaron Denny Productions
Florist - The Bog Maple
Gown - Cristina's Bridal & formal wear
Tux - Men's Wearhouse
Bridesmaids - Bella's Bridesmaids Boston
Hair & MUA - Simple Indulgence Day Spa
Catering & Cake - Publick House Restaurant
Where to begin....
It was so special to be able to photograph the wedding of my cousin!!!
I love these people so much, even if they weren't my relatives! Mike & Hannah have worked so hard to build a beautiful life for themselves. Careers, A new house on the cape, TWIN absolutely adorable boys and now a puppy. To say I'm proud of my little cousin is an understatement. Their laughs are infectious and their love for each other is something special to witness.
The day was family-centric honoring their parents. My beautiful cousin, Hannah married her love Mike in her hometown of Haverhill, MA on her parent's (my godparent's; wedding anniversary). It was an emotional day, as a very important person, Hannah's Dad; was watching from Heaven. Her brother stepped in to walk her down the aisle and have a dance. It was amazing. and surely, not a dry eye in the house. The love, laughs and dancing lasted all day and into the night. It was the sweetest thing and I'm so lucky to have been there to capture it.
Please enjoy some of my favorites from the day, you'll see lots of members of my extended family <3.
Church - Haverhill Church of the Nazarene
Venue - The Galleria Banquet room
Photographer - Shanoah Madison Photography
Dress - David's Bridal
Hair - Hairs to you (Mary Jane Praiano)
Makeup - Paige LeBranche
Cake - River's Edge
The 2018 wedding season has ended..now it's time for blogging!
I wanted to start with my last big wedding of this year and perhaps work my way backwards.
There's always a few weddings I look forward to during the year. Of course I love all of my clients and feel honored to be invited to document them all, but every year there's always a couple that has just that little bit of something extra special. I met Mike & Cara about a year and a half ago to do their engagement session in the snow which was so beautiful, and I was ecstatic when they invited me to photograph their wedding as well. We found out that we are practically neighbors living across this small town from each other, BUT we drove all the way out to western Vermont for their big day!! It truly was magical. The mountain air (so windy that day!) perfect sunset, warm inviting family and friends, DELICIOUS food by Let's Pretend Catering. And sincerely stunning design & floral by their wonderful planner Fox & Lantern. Here are some of my favorite images from the day...
Venue- The Skinner Barn - Waitsfield, Vermont
Planning & Floral Design - Fox & Lantern
Photographer - Shanoah Madison Photography
Rentals - Vermont Tent company
Dress- Stella Grace Bridal
Catering - Let's Pretend Catering
Cake - Mix cupcakery