Two Branches of One Tree

These are some more of my second shooter images. They’re from a winter wedding I photographed with Kristin Chalmers Photography. As a second shooter, you have to be particularly good with people. Unlike the primary photographer, who has most likely spoken to the bride & groom multiple times before the wedding, the second shooter is meeting everyone for the first time on the wedding day. Lucky for me, Colleen and Mark could not have been nicer or more welcoming! Kristin and I had a wonderful day photographing their wedding. Everything took place at The Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA. It is a GORGEOUS venue, with a million and one options for winter weddings. In New England, it’s nice to know you can still have a beautiful and romantic wedding even when it’s 10 degrees outside! So, without further ado, here are some of my favorites from this beautiful day.

The bride getting ready.
Mark & Colleen, wedding

The bride’s father getting ready.
Mark & Colleen, wedding

A flash of color.
Mark & Colleen, wedding

Rings! I couldn’t decide which photo to post, so I’m including two!
Mark & Colleen, wedding

Mark & Colleen, wedding

I got to explore the balcony area during the ceremony and I loved the vantage point it gave me! This is my view of the first kiss.
Mark & Colleen, wedding

The gorgeous centerpieces!
Mark & Colleen, wedding

When Kristin and I saw this bathroom in the bridal suite, we knew we’d have to come back here to do portraits! To me, it just had this crazy Alice In Wonderland feel to it. I loved the wallpaper and the shape of the tub! Colleen and Mark were such good sports about hanging out in the bathroom for portraits!
Mark & Colleen, wedding

The first dance, again from the balcony. Look at how Colleen is looking at Mark – totally and utterly and hopelessly happy and in love!
Mark & Colleen, wedding

I love the room – so beautiful for a winter wedding!
Mark & Colleen, wedding

It was such an honor to be part of this wedding! It’s hard to believe that the 2011 wedding season is officially kicking off in just a couple of weeks! Then it’s just go go go!

Meg Belanger

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