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2014 ACS Compass of Hope Gala

2014  American Cancer Society Compass of Hope Gala

Helen and I were so honored to be invited back again to photograph the 2014 American Cancer Society’s Compass of Hope Gala on October 18th at the Oyster Harbors Club.

The American Cancer Society works to help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against a disease that has taken too many lives.

This year’s gala theme brought back the roaring 20’s, always a big hit with very enthusiastic guests!

Great food, dancing, a spectacular auction and some of the best looking people on Cape Cod  highlighted this great evening as this year’s event was once again a tremendous success.

The Compass of Hope Gala is one of the premier gala events of its kind to be held in the country. Honorees for this year were  Gayle Rosewell,   Community Honoree ( far left) and Christine Davenport, Medial Honoree (far right) along with last year’s recipient Diane Morris.

The live auction was so much fun and a great way to raise money for a great cause and reward the winners with the most amazing awards!

Stage Door Canteen and their amazing horn section blew the crowd away with their great sound!

The ladies of Sposabella once again showed that these gals know how to have a great time and support a great cause!

 If you would like more information on next year’s American Cancer Society Compass of Hope Gala, sponsoring the event, volunteering at the event or donating raffle prizes please contact your American Cancer Society staff partner Regina Pattison at (802) 579-5457 or regina.pattison@cancer.org.


Erin & David’s Cape Cod Wedding

Erin & David’s Cape Cod Wedding

Erin & David’s Cape Cod Wedding didn’t start out as planned. Unfortunately rain looked like it was going to put a damp-er on things. More on that in a moment, but first we had a bride & groom that needed to get ready for a wedding ceremony.

Erin had plenty of assistance from her helpful bridesmaids.
David didn’t need much help, in fact he was multi-tasking! 
So we have good news and bad news. The bad news: the weather still hadn’t let up and we had a reveal shot planned outdoors on the Falmouth Village Green for our couple which unfortunately wasn’t going to happen.  The good news:  the reveal still went on thanks to the kindness of  local artist Hillary Osborn.   
After a brief scouting trip for a suitable photo location, our travels brought us to the Osborn & Rugh Gallery, a wonderful art studio/gallery near downtown Falmouth.  As the rain continued,  Hillary was gracious enough to allow us to use her studio for the reveal and some fun portrait shots.
I think David approves!
Any concerns about finding a beautiful (and dry) location suddenly disappeared as the gallery offered a really fun and very unique backdrop for our soon to be bride & groom! 
Pretty as a picture!
After our session (and a little cuddle time) it was on to another great location, the spacious and picturesque Coonamessett Inn for the ceremony & reception.
Godmother Charlene performed a wonderful ceremony to add a very personal touch to the celebration!
As the rain continued so did our wedding,  and the Coonamessett offers a fabulous “plan B” for both a ceremony and bridal party photos.
Making this wedding even more special was the bride’s talented Mom who not only created the beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements but also the spectacular cake! 
DJ Dave Santos played great music all day for our rockin’ B&G and their guests!
Miraculously minutes after the reception ended the rain finally stopped, so it was off to the beach just like we planned back in March!
We couldn’t be happier for Erin & David as their wedding day had a very beautiful ending!


Allison & Adam’s Cape Cod Wedding

Allison & Adam’s Cape Cod Wedding

Allison & Adam’s Cape Cod wedding was a fun and happy day beginning at the Bride’s parent’s seaside cottage in Falmouth. With a helpful entourage at the ready and very beautiful weather, this wedding got off to a great start!  
Transportation by Trolleys by Tes provided the comfort and convenience to make shuttling the bridal party and guests a breeze!
The ceremony was beautiful with a touch of humor.  In what is likely the first ever Honey Boo Boo reference in wedding ceremony history, Father Peter made it clear that this wedding was reality and not to be confused with anything manufactured for network television. 
After the ceremony it was back to Allison’s parent’s home for photos, located only a short walk to the beach.
The sun was bright and glorious and the bride loved it!!
Just a few more shots on the shaded grounds at Coonamessett and then party time!

The flowers were provided by Sue & Mary of Vows Floral Design in Falmouth and were beautiful as always!

A nice touch for the gentlemen!
I got it!

The band “One Step Ahead” kept the party fun and lively while Jim and the friendly Coonamessett Inn staff took care of everything else including the great food and beverage!

 Congratulations Allison & Adam as you begin your new married life together. May this party last a lifetime!


Gina & Rick’s Cape Cod Wedding

Gina & Rick’s Cape Cod Wedding

Cape Cod Wedding

It was a gorgeous day for Gina & Rick’s Cape Cod Wedding at the Popponesset Inn on Sunday.  Blue skies, happy faces and lots of love made this a memorable wedding not only for the newlywed couple but for everyone in attendance!

Don’t you just love all the detail in this beautiful dress?
One last photo with Mom and Dad and the wedding only minutes away!
The ceremony took place at Christ the King Parish under a crystal clear sky.
Rick & Rob are relaxed and ready.
The father of the bride was so proud walking his beautiful daughter down the isle.
Such a perfect moment!
Deacon David performed a beautiful wedding ceremony for Gina & David.
Husband & Wife!
Two Families United
Loved the getaway car…   a red Mustang!!  So cool!!
I loved this distressed vintage sign at the entrance, sure to be a wonderful conversation piece in their home together.
Wilma & the staff at the Popponesset Inn made the inside of the tent as beautiful as the outside! 
Gina wanted to keep the flowers simple so Judy Fligg of All About Flowers created cute

individual arrangements for each of the ladies. 
It was so clear you could see the Vineyard very easily today!
But the Bride & Groom only had eyes for each other!
Time for a party!
David Solimine of Good Times Unlimited had the perfect lookout to work the awesome reception that was about to take place!

 Congratulations Gina & Rick, may all your days together be as wonderful as today!




Marie & Tim’s Coonamessett Inn Wedding

Marie & Tim’s Coonamessett Inn Wedding

Coonamessett Inn Wedding

September is a wonderful time for a Cape Cod Wedding and Marie & Tim’s Coonamessett Inn wedding was all that and more!

A perfect color scheme complimenting the beautiful dresses was achieved by Sue & Mary of Vows Floral Design of Falmouth  
Tim was flying high thinking about his upcoming wedding with the very beautiful Marie, and who could blame him?
Father & Son
Mother & Daughter
And lots of love for the Bride to be!
Marie was so relaxed and beautiful
The bridal party was awesome, both the guys and gals looked great and were all so helpful towards the bride and groom!
Here comes the Bride and a very proud Dad!
We do!
….and the crowd approves!
The staff at the Coonamessett Inn had the room looking spectacular for the amazing party about to take place.
Always a pleasure to see Lisa’s creations from Delicious Desserts of East Falmouth, but tasting is even better!
It’s Party Time!
MOH Emily
Best Man Kevin
Do not try this at home!
Congratulations and best wishes to Marie & Tim for a long and happy marriage…it’s going to be great!


Angela & Matthew’s Ocean Edge Wedding

Angela & Matthew’s Ocean Edge Wedding

What a wonderful day it was for Angela & Matthew’s Ocean Edge Wedding on Saturday!  This great couple deserved only the best on their wedding day and they got it starting with the weather and moving on from there!

They ladies were in very good hands with make-up artist extraordinaire Kimberly Richard making the already beautiful ladies gorgeous and working efficiently to get everyone done on time! It’s very important for the wedding to stay on schedule and Kimberly never disappoints, even with a few last minute add-ons! 

 Amy Button brought her smile and creative hair styling to the party which made all the ladies stunning, especially our beautiful bride Angela who seems quite pleased with the results!!

Our bride Angela and groom Matt were so much fun and nice that you couldn’t help feeling so happy for them and their families! How much fun was Angela?  Well to start with she had TWO wedding dresses!  One for the beach ceremony, and one for the reception!  How pretty is this one for the ceremony?!!

As always the flowers were so beautiful thanks to

Judy Fligg and the wonderful staff at All About Flowers!

Since our bride and groom wanted to enjoy as much time as they could with their family and  guests at their reception they decided to do the formal photography before the ceremony. And so the reveal or first look shot was created on the magnificent grand staircase of the mansion which provided the perfect backdrop for this dramatic moment!

To mix up the look for their wedding photography collection we began with the families on the expansive front lawn……

….then down to the beach with our fun and cooperative wedding party!  There are no shortages of photo opportunities at the Ocean Edge and even the boardwalk provides a nice setting on the way to the beach!

Gotta give the guys a little face time too as Matt creates a little wedding day moment with the boyz!

A jump for joy as the magic wedding moment is finally about to take place!
We do!

So off to the reception with a stop on the terrace for cocktails and hor d’oeuvres complete with an ocean view on a crystal clear day!

Loved all the little touches Angela planned to make this day special. Amanda Hennessey and the staff at the Ocean Edge did an amazing job with service and a delicious dinner for everyone!
Dress #2   The Party Dress!!

Angela loved them so much that she had to wear them both!!
Party Time!!
Thanks to DJ Scott at Cape Tunes for making the ballroom shake!
Congratulations Angela & Matthew on your wedding and an amazing celebration.  We hope St Lucia is ready to continue the party for you!


Taryn and Tim Rock the Dress

Taryn and Tim Rock the Dress

Rock the Dress

We love to photograph weddings!  It’s so much fun to capture all the love and excitement on the bride & groom’s special day.  On the wedding day everyone has to look perfect and be very careful with hair, makeup and especially the wedding dress, so when Taryn and Tim scheduled a Rock the Dress session with us a couple days after their wedding we were psyched to pull out all the stops and rock it at Taryn & Tim’s favorite beach near the family’s summer retreat. We love to photograph weddings, and we really love to Rock the Dress!

Special thanks to Jocelyn Coombs for bringing her skill and creativity to the session!





Taryn & Tim’s Sea View Wedding

Taryn & Tim’s Sea View Wedding

Taryn & Tim

Taryn & Tim’s Sea View Wedding on Saturday was amazing!  Beautiful bride, handsome groom, bright, sunny and warm!  All the ingredients were in place for an awesome wedding and that’s exactly what they had!

A beautiful ceremony was performed by Cape Cod Justice of the Peace Jeanette Jones under blue skies on the terrace overlooking the pond at the Sea View.

This wedding was awesome alright, but wait till you see what they were up to a couple days later!

Stay Tuned!!

Venue:  Sea View Dennisport MA

Cake: Sassy Sweets

Justice of the Peace Jeanette Jones

Wedding Gown: Chantilly’s Bridal

Photography: You Ought to be in Pictures!


Christine & Ted’s Excellent Coonamessett Wedding

Christine & Ted’s Coonamessett Wedding

Helen & I were very excited to photography & film Christine & Ted’s excellent  Coonamessett Wedding!  This fun couple had some unique ideas and locations that we looking forward to!

Both the guys and the gals were happy and relaxed as the ceremony was about to begin.

Dad tried to keep together, but that’s his baby girl!

After a beautiful ceremony it was off to the firehouse where Ted works to protect the town of Falmouth from peril, but today it was all fun & smiles as the only thing that was on fire was Christine!

Isabel and Olivia show the bride some love while Ted and Charlie chill.

Our next stop was the picturesque Spores Gardens where photo opportunities are around every corner!

The reception was held at the landmark Coonamessett Inn where the good time continued!

  Gentleman Jim takes a turn at the carving station where the staff does whatever it takes to keep the wedding running smoothly, and always with a smile!

Music provided by DJ Chris Baker kept the party jumping all night!

Congratulations Christine & Ted, we hope you are able to put out life’s little fires together for a very happy and heathy life!


Chatham Bars Inn Wedding

Louise & Stephen’s Chatham Bars Inn Wedding

I wasn’t sure what to expect for Louise & Stephen’s Chatham Bars Inn wedding on Friday. But the weather was perfect so I knew we were off to a very great start!

Booked only two months before the wedding day, I wasn’t given a lot of instruction or planning other than it would only be Louise, Stephen and wedding minister Nancy Wurlitzer in attendance.

I guess we expected it would be formal and structured photography they would want, but after only a few short minutes Helen and I realized we had a very fun and open minded couple who were up for a little bit of contemporary photography as well as the traditional.

Stephen was quite handsome as we went with a vintage look and visited a few of the little nooks and crannies that make Chatham Bars Inn so special to photograph.

Meanwhile Helen was having a ball with Louise as she enjoyed some fun and sassy looks which she breezed through like a fashion model!

  But there was still the real reason we were here, and that was to preserve a beautiful wedding. Minister Nancy Wurlitzer presided over an emotional ceremony that really seemed to capture the essence of this wonderful couple as they professed their love to each other.

  After the ceremony it was now time to capture our couple together as husband and wife and with a backdrop like CBI Helen and I almost felt like we were on vacation too!

Congratulations Louise and Stephen. We are so happy you found us for your beautiful wedding, but mostly happy that you found each other!  I think Webster’s should use one of these photos to define the term soul mates.

Wedding Venue:  Chatham Bars Inn

Cape Cod Minister: Nancy Wurlitzer

Photography: Helen and Frank Coombs