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Lauren & Tom are such sweethearts to photograph. It was fantastic to be a part of their wedding day! Everyone was so easy-going that day…carefree, one of my many perks of this line of work. 😉

But seriously, I remember photographing their engagements. We had so much fun! We went to Narragansett and they whipped out their football jerseys for some great shots….and I just knew that the wedding day was going to be just as good. Boy, was I in for surprise…..

Many of my photographer friends will understand as they know “that feeling”. But everyone, I truly adore each and every one of my couples that I book. I do. But this couple, their entire family, made me realize WHY I do what I do. WHY I am a wedding photographer, capturing these moments forever. The bond that their families have with one another is amazing and all throughout the day, they did little things to show that love…giving roses to the mothers, the bride & groom danced with their siblings to a special song, just simple things like that…that truly made you sit back and appreciate what we do. I can’t tell you how many times I was teary-eyed that day and thanked Lauren’s mom that night because it’s weddings like Lauren & Tom’s that makes me humble and appreciate all the little things all over again.

Ok, sorry…I just had to explain a little bit from my experience from their wedding, as I do for all my couples. 🙂 I want everyone who reads my entries to feel like they are there with me. haha So, without further hesitation, here are some of my favorites from their wedding day! And probably more to come as I go thru them….


IMG_3508 (B&W)



IMG_3681 (rock color)

IMG_3687 (B&W)

IMG_3650 (ss)

IMG_3669 (vg)

L 159 (bridge)

Matt Hartke is a Rhode Island singer/songwriter who’s talent is absolutely phenomenal!  I had the honor over the past weekend to photograph him in Narragansett, RI for a few hours and even got to listen to a few of his newly recorded songs (which were awesome!).  I highly recommend checking out his upcoming shows (listed on his website).

And he also has a Facebook page so look him up if you’re on there! =)  I couldn’t narrow down my faves from the session so I’m posted a bunch.  Matt, hope ya like them so far!:

Matt Hartke 172

Matt Hartke 026 (urban)

Matt Hartke 057

Matt Hartke 075 (B&W)

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Matt Hartke 136

Matt Hartke 186 (B&W)


Matt Hartke 231 (B&W)

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Matt Hartke 232 (B&W)

Matt Hartke 302

Matt Hartke 252 (wine)

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