My relationship with Lyndsay and WIll began on a soggy, wet "spring" day. We had worked hard to find a day to meet for their engagement session and to see their venue and when the day finally arrived I woke to the steady tap, tap, tap of rain outside my window. I checked the forecast and it didn't look like there would be much of a reprieve except for a brief window in the middle of the day. I headed out to the south western corner of VT and met Lyndsay and Will and their exuberant pooch Lucy at their beautiful home. We darted outside for photos whenever the downpour let up and ran for cover when the sky let loose another volley of fat, splashy raindrops. Lyndsay and Will were great sports through it all and, despite the weather, we managed to capture some beautiful, moody, misty images.
The fall is an amazing but tricky time to get married in Vermont. It can be sunny and warm or gray and rainy with the looming potential for an early snow. I met Lyndsay and Will on their wedding day in late September. I had the pleasure of spending the entire day working with my wonderful husband and photographing the bride and groom from hair and makeup until the band bid their farewell and packed up for home.
It was a perfect, sunny, warm, fall day. The weather was on it's absolute best behavior and we spent an amazing morning photographing the bride and groom with their wedding party and family. After the first look and group photos we scooted up the the venue I was blown away. My previous visit took place on a gray, rainy, day. The whole world looked dark and dingy but Lyndsay assured me that behind the looming bank of fog, there was an amazing view. When we arrived we could see for miles across a vast expanse of mountains and valleys.
The view behind the bride and groom as they said their vows was unparallelled. The ceremony gave way to cocktail hour and cocktail hour gave way to the first dance, a welcome from the father of the bride, heartfelt speeches from the sister of the bride and brother of the groom and then dinner. As soon as the plates were cleared the band started things up and kept everyone laughing and dancing for the next few hours.
Not only did Lyndsay and Will end up with perfect weather, they also happened to be married on the eve of the "supermoon". We snuck out just before the sunset to take advantage of the incredible view and the huge, full moon.
The rest of the evening was a blur. There was dancing, laughter and lots of hugs. Before the night drew to a close I think Lyndsay had managed to dance or spend a moment with every single one of their guests. It was a magical night for a very sweet and deserving couple. Cheers to Lyndsay and Will!