Vanessa & John get married; go bowling

Turner's Pond in Milton provides a nice backdrop for pre-ceremony portraits.

Vanessa and John were married at St. Greg’s in Dorchester with a reception at Venezia on the water but it was a great little suggestion from Vanessa to do photos before the ceremony at Turner’s Pond in Milton. With the fading light in late Fall and early Winter it is crucial to get photos in prior to dusk so I was psyched when these guys understood that and found this spot. We found some unique spots at the Venezia as well out on the boat docks at night.

But that was just the pretty we found in this very urban landscape. The real F-U-N was the unique mix of friends and family. Irish dancing from John’s side mixed with a latin Caribbean vibe from Vanessa’s crowd. The staff at Venezia were great and very easy to work with throughout the night. So much variety in one small wedding.

Alone but far from lonely-Vanessa hikes a trail in her weddin' dress.

My happy couple at Turner's Pond.

Perfect light (thanks to Steve Sangalang holding my flash) and late afternoon provided by Mother Nature.

Family.

The men.

Vanessa arrives at the St. Gregory's.

Escorted by her nana

Some laughter at the alter.

John's parents looking on.

A little emotion for the ring exchange.

More fun and some levity.

After communion.

The Kiss. Vanessa's Mom and MOH celebrates with John's best man, his brother.

 

All married up and ready to party.

 

Some quick portraits at Venezia from the bridal suite.

Again with the assist from my awesome second camera, Sangalang, with just the right kiss of light.

 

It was so dark it it provided nice negative space.

First dance.

Vanessa's Mom watching her dance with an old family friend.

Young love.

 

John, flying high.

It ended like it started for me with these two--at a bowling alley of course.