Once again, I found myself at the Alerin Barn...one of my favorite venues. As a photographer I appreciate the attention to detail at the Alerin. Everywhere you point the camera is beautiful.
Today I was lucky to have an equally beautiful bride to shoot, Jenn. Talk about grace under pressure.
I like to take pictures of the bride at the window of the bridal suite--it's a classic shot with natural light. We pulled up the blind...and...viola...rain. It's raining buckets outside. You can see by Jenn's face that she was taking it all in stride.
We went out onto the big front porch to take more pictures under cover but still with a view of the garden. It was raining like it would never quit but Jenn was certain it would blow over.
After pictures, we went back in for a champaign toast.
When we went back out the rain was gone and there were blues skies and puffy clouds as far as could be seen. It turned into a perfect day!
My husband, Val Davis, played his guitar up on the hill as the guests gathered on the log benches. I must say it sounded wonderful and though I am partial you should check out his playing on line at valdavis.com and judge for yourself.
Jenn and Rich were both a pleasure to shoot...it is obvious how much they love each other and how excited they were to be married. It was really a story-book wedding.
The ceremony was gorgeous...it was hard for me to pick images to show.
One thing I love about the Alerin in St. Johnsbury is that it is so well thought out. I hear a lot of people who say they had to leave their guests to take formal pictures. Jenn was worried about this. She and Rich wanted to enjoy the cocktail hour with their guests and not miss out on the party that they had worked so hard to plan.
No worries! The Alerin's best views are right near the cocktail area so we just asked guests to come and join us as they were needed.
This was a great group of people. After dinner the dance floor was always full. I love people who know how to have a good time.
So here is another wedding to add to my favorites. I'm so glad I got to be part of Jenn and Rich's special day.