What could possibly make a New England summer wedding better? At a yacht club and of course Jill and Rob’s love for each other. Rob & Jill met each other in the big apple, New York City. Rob took Jill out to a restaurant and the rest was history. It was something about that first date when you know, you know. I don’t know about you guys but New York City to me is INTIMADATING! We photographed their engagement shoot in NYC and we had so much fun walking around the city. At the end we went made the trek back to the restaurant they had their first date. It was incredibly sweet.
Jill and I went to the same high school and even played high school soccer together. We won’t mention how many years ago that was (wink wink). Jill and Rob were so comforting throughout the wedding process and offering us food during the day. When I arrived at the hotel the beautiful bride was getting ready and it was a RELAXED environment. We had thankfully incorporated a lot of time for details and getting ready shots so I was not worried. Jill and Rob opted for a first look and I’m so incredibly excited they did. It was something that they both needed. It was a sweet intimate moment, and something I recommend to all my couples. I feel like it’s important to have that moment alone together, and try to make sure it remains a special quiet time with just the bride and groom.
Jill and Rob said I do in front of friends and family. It was a sweet ceremony celebrated with lots of dancing and good laughs. The Danversport Yacht Club is a beautiful wedding venue with lots of areas to photograph. As we were taking bridal party group shots along the water, my second shooter Ryan noticed that there was a gate down to the boat slips but it was locked. Shout out to Ryan for having the idea to see if we could get down there. I shouted to the people on one of the docks and they said yes absolutely. Even better, they invited us to come onto the bow of their boat. WHAT? OK!!! We got some AMAZING group shots and bridal portraits. It was awesome! #EPIC.
Jill and Rob it was a true honor, I’m still so excited and happy for you both! Whenever I come and visit NYC I will be reaching out to you to stop by and say hi! Enjoy being newlyweds and cheers to many years of happiness.
Xoxo Jen Araya