Cape Cod

Lauren & Steven at New Seabury and Popponesset Inn

Beautiful twilight is everything in this shot as Steve and Lauren pose for in impromptu portrait.

In Greek myth, Narcissus was a beautiful young man who rejected all potential lovers, but then tragically fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. Why start a blog like that? Because this is all about Steven–and the simple fact that as beautiful, athletic, sensitive and intelligent as he may be–he is also smart enough to know that Lauren trumps any reflection.  Never have I met a man so completely comfortable with himself and so full of self-love that his mere presence is infectious to all around him.   Most men could never come close to pulling this off  as he can shift between utter machismo and emotionally feminine without skipping a beat. Its takes a special kind of woman to match this stride for stride and Lauren is the perfect fit.

Lauren and Steven chose the magnificent resort at New Seabury and the Popponesset Country Club for their wedding reception.  The last time I was here for a wedding 3 groomsmen went skinny dipping in front of all the wedding guests so I was ready for anything this time. Maybe its the salt air but this wedding had an energy that rocked us all night long. I tend to think that the force field that surrounds these two special people could power a small city–as evidenced below. Enjoy. I certainly did.

The Dress and The Beach.

The hardware.

The girls approve.

Paparazzi.

Dudes on parade.

Cute. Beautiful. Simple.

 

The Church - Christ the King Church in Mashpee.

 

Proud Papa and his girl.

 

Makin' it official--put a ring on it!

 

Running the gauntlet with flags a flyin'...

 

And high-fivin', fist bumping and smilin' all the way.

 

The family #1.

Family # 1A.

Love in the Marketplace at Popponesset.

More Marketplace--so many kitschy things to take advantage of in here.

The local watering hole.

The Gang, Posse, Entourage, etc.

JCVD!

Playing poker--totally staged but fun none-the-less.

Men.

Women!

Battery powered love machine.

 

Perfect light.

Perfectly comfortable holding his girl's purse or her bouquet.

Sunset kisses.

Even works in BW.

Hand-in-hand together in Life.

 

How they really are.

 

More natural beauty.

Details, details...

...details...

Pumping up the energy waiting on the main attraction.

No strings attached and he has no harness.

Everybody got into the act.

Dancing with Dad.

 

And Mom.

 

An embarrassment of dessert riches provided the fuel.

For the madness that ensued--no dress malfunction here.

 

This guy is at every wedding.

 

Little bro getting some air!

Party rock.

Not a great shot but I had to submit it as evidence that Steven could bring it!

Signature cocktail: The Perfect Pair Lemonade (vodka + raspberry pink lemonade) 🙂

 

Thanks guys for making this fun!

Julie & Ryan’s little wedding by the sea

Sealed with a kiss--Julie and Ryan all playful following our shoot on the beach in Chequessett.

Julie and Ryan live in Chicago–Julie even works for the Oprah Show–but that didn’t stop them from finding the sweetest and most remote of Cape Cod  venues for their little beach wedding, the Chequessett Yacht and Country Club.  Complete with lobster and corn, the New England clambake, catered by Chef Joe of Outer Cape Clambake and his gang, was the perfect dinner complement to the gorgeously natural ceremony at the apex of low tide. The little boat house was sparsely decorated with some DIY flair to maintain that rustic Cape feel.  Beth O’Rourke of Cape Spin DJ provided the tunes that kept the party going well after the sun set and into the night.  In fact we had so much fun with these guys that we accompanied them to Winslow’s Tavern for our ceremonial after wedding Patron tequila nightcap which to my surprise, Julia and Ryan insisted on partaking in our tradition. Cheers to these guys and their incredible friends and family.

Many thanks to my very helpful and knowledgable second camera, Zac Wolf, and to Brynmore Williams for testing out his DSLR video production with us for this and future ventures.

Julie's dress by Saja in NYC blows in the afternoon breeze in their rented beach house.

What a great place to get ready!

The guys! Photo by Zac Wolf

Photo by Zac Wolf

Julie and her dad make the walk.

All eyes on the bride.

Now that is a hand shake that says, "You've got my blessing!"

Photo by Zac Wolf

A quite toast to each other.

Chef Joe's Clambake dinner. Photo by Zac Wolf

Amazing how good a 50-cent plastic lobster bib can look.

Showing the out-of-towners how its done.

Dancing with Dad.

The Chequessett Yacht and Country Club boat house--great venue!

Mom and son.

Mom and son. Photo by Zac Wolf

The night's end at Winslow's Tavern in the town center - pre-tequila.

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