Food was fabulous and catered by The Catered Affair with Toby keeping her watchful eye on everything to making sure it came out on time and perfect. Kelly Delaney from Cakes for Occasions made this unique cake. Ben chose a sports theme. Check out the cool uniforms on the cake.
We learned how many special people Ben has in his life.
Ben was clever and creative with his poetry and inviting everyone up.
Candace needed a publicity portrait for her company. I gave her a consultation over the phone and made an appointment for a photography session. She listen to my recommendations and I believe that her portrait came out beautifully! She had her make-up done here in Salem at Rouge Cosmetics now known as Rouge Salem. Thanks Tracy! Her hair was blow out by her hair dresser. Her engaging personality comes through.
I\’ve taken many types of photographs over the years. But one of my favorites marks an engagement. An engagement session provides a focal point and a keepsake for a save-the-date card, sent to guests ahead of time. It\’s featured in a couple\’s wedding website, where everyone keeps in touch as the ceremony approaches. And it accompanies a formal engagement announcement in a magazine or newspaper.
Liz and Mike decided to have their outdoor engagement pictures taken at Winter Island Park, overlooking the harbor in Salem, Massachusetts. On a late October afternoon, the light was golden, the autumn leaves red, orange and yellow, and the sea blue.
Just perfect complementary colors for a variety of settings. I incorporated textures and shapes in the composition: their sweaters, the foliage, rock outcroppings, and the coastline. Liz and Mike faced each other on a path.
I used both black and white and color settings and a special backlighting that created a thin halo around their figures. Their faces glowed with love. Its symbolic of the new journey they are on together.
Next, they sat down on a boulder. Then I saw two ships sailing into the background one. One of the ships was the famous Schooner FAME of Salem.
I waited until they had moved closer so both could be seen over Liz and Mike\’s shoulders. We enjoyed the session so much that we ended up in gales of laughter.
Kristen and John had so many great ideas for their wedding. The day was just perfect. She got dressed at her mother’s home and requested a photograph of herself in her gown and sitting. We used a mirror for this beautiful natural light portrait of her at her mother’s home. I love her expression! Streamers are a great props for a celebration and group photograph! We went to The Boston Public Gardens for the formal photographs. The jump photo was their idea! Jump photos used to be pretty popular about 25 years ago. I think they are making a come back. She made her signs and we used many locations at the Boston Public Garden. Her reception was at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston. John surprised her with this special car ride from the church to the reception The Colonnade Boston Wedding of Kristin and John with ceremony at the St. Joseph in Needham and reception at the Colonnade in Boston photographed by Louise Michaud Photographer, 222 Derby Street can be reached at 978-594-1728 or email Louise @louisemichaud.com