bittersweet farm wedding - katie + greg!

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These two. What can I say? Words never seem to be enough. Even from the first email we felt like old friends and as I got to know them I realized just how caring, genuine and super awesome they both are!

To know how special they are I feel that I have to tell you about the beginning of their relationship. Greg and Katie met after she moved from Rhode Island to California after being introduced by mutual friends. When Greg first saw her, he knew. It only took him 6 months to muster the courage to ask her out and they promptly had their first date that evening. After talking for hours that first night Katie said she felt like she knew him forever. Shortly after their first date, and before they could have a second, Katie was admitted to the hospital with a rare allergic reaction where she stayed for 5 weeks, part of the time in a medically induced coma. Even though Greg barely knew her, he came to the hospital often and sat with her family, who he had never met, and helped them take their minds off of their unfortunate situation. I’m so glad Katie pulled through, especially because she had this amazing man waiting for her at the other end. 

Fast forward almost 6 years later to the day they vowed to be there for eachother forever, like they had already been since the beginning. The wedding took place at my favorite local venue, Bittersweet Farm. I loved that the whole day was a collaboration by the couple’s amazing family and friends. Greg’s father officiated the ceremony (and almost made it through without crying), Katie’s mom made the gorgeous centerpieces, Katie’s sister made the invitations (photos coming soon!), their friend Tiana arranged the bouquets with flowers from Katie’s mother’s garden (swoon!) and their friend Blythe did Katie’s amazing hair! Describing this day any further would be fruitless, everything else you need to know is in the photographs below. 

Greg and Katie, thank you thank you thank you, for letting me in, for trusting me, for being thoughtful, for writing me not one but two heartfelt reviews, for everything. I’m so glad you found me and more importantly found each other. 

xoxo

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featured heirloom: fine art album

I recently switched album companies to Miller’s Professional Imaging and I’m not kidding when I say these things are gorgeous! I made this little video (now that I can make videos!) of Claire + Kevin’s wedding album so you could get an idea of what it is like to flip through one. Make sure you stick around until the end!

kirkbrae country club wedding - kim + cheatra!

I was so excited to capture Kim + Cheatra’s wedding day! This was wedding day #2 for the couple who had a traditional Cambodian wedding the day before. How they were still going strong and looking fabulous the next day I’ll never know! We started the day at the Biltmore Hotel in Providence and then headed to the RI State House for some portraits before the ceremony. I loved that they incorporated some Cambodian traditions into their reception, my favorite part being when the couple went table to table and their guests held their cards out of reach. I doubt Cheatra would agree, but at least after all the lifting he had to do they gave him shots! Seems totally worth it to me!

Here are my favorites, I hope you enjoy!

xo Sara

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Venue: Kirkbrae Country Club | Floral Design: Cherry Hill Flowers | Cake: Queen B’s Cakery | Officiant: Caren Mendez | Videographer: DP Weddings | Entertainment: Bad Boyz Khmer Band + Elite Entertainment

Big thanks to my lovely assistant (and past sara smile bride) Kristen. She helped me out a bunch last year and it was great spending the day with her again! 

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charles river esplenade gondola proposal - sarah + joshua!

When I meet new couples I love hearing all about the proposal story and I always wish I had been there to capture it. This time I was! I was so excited when I received an email from Joshua saying that he was going to propose to his girlfriend Sarah and that he wanted me to capture it! He planned out a surprise romantic gondola ride on the charles river took Sarah by complete surprise. She never would have guessed in a million years that he would have hired yours truly to capture it all on camera but I’m sure glad he did! I’m so happy I got to share this special moment with Joshua + Sarah and I wish them the best on their new adventure. 

Are you planning on proposing soon? I’d love to be there to capture this once in a lifetime moment! Contact me for more information on rates and availability!

whispering pines conference center wedding - narda + john!

I can’t put into words how excited I am to share this wedding with you. Seriously, I’ve tried. It’s taken me hours to think of the perfect thing to say about Narda + John and their incredible families and friends who let me in and made me feel like I had known them for years. It was the kind of celebration that made me stop in my tracks and say “oh yeah, this is why I do this.” As I was putting together this collection of photographs I felt a rollercoaster of emotions remembering just how fun/sweet/goofy/heartfelt/beautiful/relaxed and overflowing with love this day was. Oh, and these guys knew how to party like no other. 

Here are my many, many favorites. I hope you enjoy!

xo Sara

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I was so lucky to get to work with DJ-T-Rex again, otherwise known as Thomas White. He blew me away last year when I photographed my assistant Claire’s wedding so this day was a fun little reunion for us! Also, a HUGE thanks to my amazing team for the day, Ryan on camera and Claire on lights. Having a team behind you that knows how to have fun is priceless!

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Venue: Whispering Pines Conference Center | Flowers: Blooming Blossoms Floral BoutiqueHair + Makeup: Sarah at Fred’s Place | Wedding Cake: Sin Desserts | Invitations: Sarah Hawkins Designs | Entertainment: DJ T-Rex | Ceremony Performance: James and Helen Ballentine Bridal Boutique: Everthine Bridal Boutique | Bridal Gown: Sarah Seven | Bride’s Sash: Untamed Petals | Bride’s Halo: Mignonne Handmade  | Bride’s shoes: Georgio Armani | Bridesmaids Dreses: White by Vera Wang

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