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High School Sweethearts Amy & Winnie's Florence, MA Wedding

"We went to the same high school and had been around each other from being in the same graduating class and being involved in music extracurriculars like chorus. However, we officially started becoming friends after being in the same history class in junior year where we bonded and eventually started dating. What began as helping each other with history homework and passing notes in class, evolved into all night phone calls and hanging out after school until our parents picked us up from our respective extracurriculars! We also had some close mutual friends who connected us and sped the process along!" - Winnie

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Rachel & Nate's Shelburne Farms & ECHO Burlington VT Wedding

"This day is about you and your partner above all. Remember to look your partner in their eyes often throughout the day and night and check in with each other as a "home" base that can slow everything else down for that moment. Remember also that people have traveled far and wide to celebrate you and your unique love for one another. They are not coming to see a show or to see anything other than your authentic selves. Show up as you are (albeit a little fancier than every other day, perhaps) and know that you are deeply loved and cared for by each of your guests in their own way. Remember to nourish your body that day as well as to nourish your mind however you need to. Stay out of your head and stay present for the moments because they go by all too quickly! Little things might happen because life is imperfect and making the choice to embrace the imperfections helps a lot. Focus on LOVE, JOY, and the CONNECTION of all of the pieces and pause often to remember those things. " - Rachel

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Immigrant Stories from the AALV in Burlington, VT

"Most people who come here as refugees, come from countries where there was torture or war. They had to run away from something. At some point, this trauma will become a challenge. I think the challenge is finding psychologists who have cultural competency training who have a deep understanding of the trauma that they may have gone through." - Thato Ratsbe

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Gillian & Michael's All Souls Shelburne Vermont Wedding

Gillian & Michael wanted their wedding to be a fabulous party, priorities being good food, good booze and a good band. "We knew we didn’t want to get caught up in the typical wedding planning stress, so we decided from the beginning to have fun with the planning and to not take anything too seriously. People remember the energy and not the details." 

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Rosy & Will's Free-Spirited Vermont Wedding

The invitation to their wedding featured an image of a cork from Robert Hooke's 1665 book "Micrographia," notable as the first book to show illustrations seen through a microscope. I've always been a bit of a bibliophile, so it was a particularly delicious moment for me when I was able to photograph their rings and invitation along with an original copy of this historic volume.

For other couples planning a wedding (or two), Rosy's advises, "It is okay to be unconventional!"

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Tara & Paul's Old Hollywood New England Wedding

Tara & Paul tied the knot on September 2, 2017 at Shelburne Farms, a National Historic Landmark known for its 1900s Gilded Age architecture and sweeping views of Lake Champlain.  Tara explained, “We wanted to share this beautiful place with everyone we love and care so much about. Shelburne Farms is simple and breathless at the same time.”The style of the buildings, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, and their integration into the landscape inspired the bride to create an elegant and timeless wedding.  “It was very important to highlight nature in both the ceremony and reception spaces. We did so with lush greenery, beautiful florals, gold accents, and romantic candle light.”

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Caitlin & Paul's June Wedding at the Inn at the Round Barn Farm

Caitlin & Paul married on June 24, 2017 in pastoral Waitsfield, VT.  The rain gave way to a gorgeous, sunny day at the Inn at the Round Barn Farm. Stone walls, lily-pad filled ponds, archways and butterflies made this a beautiful place to celebrate. The two tied the knot at the Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, with a traditional ceremony lead by one of Paul's childhood friends, Grayson. I photographed Caitlin's sister's wedding last year, and it was awesome to visit with the family again and be part of another exemplary wedding.

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Sarah & Michael's Covelo, CA Wedding

"Linking arms with my dad, I was already crying, but in that moment everything felt so real. The next moment was even more emotional, walking down the aisle and seeing everyone under the trees. I couldn't believe that everyone came to celebrate with us! Standing under the Madrone tree gazing into Michael's eyes as Captain Mike spoke, I felt so loved and so full of love." - Sarah

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Kate & Garrett's York Wedding

"I felt a sense of calm that I did not expect to feel on our wedding day. I was nervous to have all eyes on me for sure, but I was so happy to be surrounded by our wonderful families and so excited & comforted to be marrying Garrett that I wasn’t really anxious about anything. I was definitely expecting to be a weepy mess during the ceremony, and got pretty emotional just thinking about it ahead of time. But when I took Garrett’s arm at the altar and saw & felt how emotional he was, all I felt was this need to support him. That was a solidifying moment for me - Garrett has been my rock through so much, and there I knew that I would be able to be a rock for him too as we go through life. " - Kate

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Rosy & Will's Springtime Wedding

"Both of our favorite parts of the wedding was how our immediate families came together and seemed to really enjoy spending time with each other, despite some folks not having met each other yet... and the food and weather were awesome! Plus, there is something special about what happens visually at the end of April, with buds and flowers just starting to come out. It is a beautiful time of the year." - Rosy

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