Wedding in Black and White – Quidnessett Country Club

Going To The Chapel

When this couple from Connecticut called me about their destination wedding in Rhode Island we connected instantly.

Kristen and Dan and their two sons made the two hour trip to meet with me last year. When they were telling me about their wedding plans I asked how involved the kids planned to be. Kristen told me, very – Connor and Jackson were so excited that “their family was getting married.” I just melted and knew I had to be a part of their big day.


Good thing. Turned out I was in charge of getting very precious cargo to the church on time – the bride, her mother, and mother-in-law-to-be all loaded into my little Jeep Liberty after their limo broke down in the parking lot of their hotel.


Kristen really wanted to do her photos outdoors. At the end of November in Rhode Island you can never be sure of what you’re gonna get weather-wise. And we got pretty blue skies and a perfectly dry day. We didn’t let a little frostbite get in our way in the 30 degree weather where the sun was setting fast.


It was also a black and white themed wedding reception at the Quidnessett Country Club, so the newlyweds really wanted a lot of black and white photos of their day. I think they got everything they wanted that cold day in November.

And when you see how this family looks at each other, you know they really did get everything they ever wanted — each other. Congratulations Kristen and Dan and Connor and Jackson. I’m honored to have been chosen to capture your magic moments as your family got married!



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From Laughter to Tears … Embracing Wedding Day Emotions

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Michele-Yvette Photography – Embracing Wedding Day Emotions – Love

It’s so easy to get caught up in the details of your wedding day. Many of you have been imagining this day for years. You know what colors you want, you know what kind of cake you want, you may even know what dress you want to wear down the aisle. Let’s face it, most of us love to shop anyway. So, planning and shopping for the biggest day of your lives can be a blast – and an exercise in finding out how organized you really are. But when you’re all done picking your wedding photographer, the florist, the wedding videographer and all the folks who will turn your special day into the wedding and reception you’ve been dreaming of, that’s when the emotions finally sneak in.
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Wedding Day Emotions – Anticipation

When I have my consultations with brides and grooms, the conversation often turns to the emotions of the day. Some of you say you know you won’t cry. Some worry about their parents crying too much. While most couples got so wrapped in the planning, the details, the dress, the flowers, the cake, when the day of your wedding arrives, you will be overflowing with emotions ranging from laughter to joy to tears. You’ll probably be caught off guard. I tell grooms-to-be don’t be surprised if you cry more than the bride. They don’t believe me. But I’m never surprised when some time during the day, I catch the groom in tears whether it be during the ceremony or at the reception.
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Embracing Wedding Day Emotions – The Tears

So, embrace those emotions. Forget about the cameras.

Embracing Wedding Day Emotions – The Joy

When you look back on those photographs years from now, you’ll remember much more than your photographer telling you how to pose, you’ll remember who made you laugh so hard it cooled your wedding day jitters, who drew you to tears and the emotions you felt while the tears flowed, and you’ll be immediately brought back to those feelings of joy when you first saw your bride- or groom-to-be on your wedding day.
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Wedding Day Emotions – The Laughter

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