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My Best Friend’s Wedding

Where do I even begin?
This wedding was unlike any wedding I have ever been a part of for so many reasons.
So special and close to my heart. It was also my first time as both photographer and bridesmaid (I couldn’t have done it without my other half John and the amazing Sarah) 🙂
I met Aubrey in 2006 on the first day of an art class our freshman year of college. I was immediately drawn to her – her style, beauty, casual coolness, confidence, talent, and sense of humor made me realize someone had been missing from my life all of these years. Our best friendship happened so easily and quickly and I have a hard time remembering what my life was like before I knew her (probably the most boring and lonely, if I’m being honest). Her friendship is such a gift to me. She is half of my heart and I can’t even imagine going a day without talking to her. We have shared over eleven years of sleepovers where we stay up way too late talking, laughing until we cry, crying until we laugh, secrets, support, embarrassing stories, embarrassing boyfriends, big life events, and every little thing in between (maybe even a sister-like fight or two) 😉
I love her so much it honestly hurts. I am so unbelievably proud of her and the incredible person she is. I am honored to be her best friend. I truly do not feel worthy.
When I first met Rob, I was hesitant that he was really as amazing as Aubrey had told me he was (no offense Aubs, ily)…. But right away I knew she was right. Rob was the one. He was sweet and funny and smart and most importantly, he loved and cherished my best friend and treated her with respect and genuine kindness. He is so loving and encouraging to her. He is also so talented and hilarious and just such a light to be around. I can’t imagine any two people being more perfect together. You two compliment each other beautifully and it’s hard for me not to think you were made especially for the other. You are the most amazing couple and I can’t wait to see all the adventures life takes you on (hopefully one of them will be a house in the same neighborhood as me one day).
Aubrey and Rob’s wedding was an absolute dream day. They got married in the beautiful mountains of Vermont.
Aubrey wore a floral dress with her own custom watercolor design.
She painted the programs, the plate chargers, the tags, the banner, and everything else you see that’s so carefully and beautifully designed. She hollowed out an antique book and filled it with beautiful handmade paper for their guest book. We thrifted candle sticks lace tablecloths and her talented brother made the signs and beautiful wooden candle holders on the table. Every detail was perfect in every way.
Aubrey and Rob exchanged their vows in the middle of the forest where I don’t think a dry eye existed.
We ate an amazing dinner in a beautiful greenhouse with the most stunning views you’ve ever seen and danced the night away under a sky full of stars.
I’m pretty sure everyone cried as loved ones shared their own stories of how amazing these two souls are and just how wonderful and beautiful it is that they found each other.
Rob’s incredible Icelandic family sang songs to the newlyweds and even brought along song sheets so everyone could join in. The entire night was filled with so much love, laughter, and dancing that my face and feet still hurt 😉
Robrey, you guys are my favorite. Your day was beyond amazing and I can’t imagine anything more perfect for two people who couldn’t be more perfect for each other. I love you both more than words can say. I wish you both all the happiness in the whole world <3
Location: Wolcott, VT
Dress: Custom by the Bride
Flowers: the amazing Inkwell Flowers of course

 


 

New Hampshire Photographer ~ Summer Mini Sessions!

I am so excited to announce this year’s summer mini sessions!

These sessions will be available on TWO days – Saturday, June 24th + Sunday, June 25th.

Email me at RachelHalsey@gmail.com for more information or to book a spot while they’re still available!

Laura + Julia ~ Sunapee Wedding

This wedding was pure magic.
As soon as I got to Dexter’s Inn I knew I was in for a treat.
On top of already loving the heck out of Julia and Laura, they absolutely could not have picked a more lovely or quaint venue.
Gorgeous mountain views, fabulous wallpaper, and rain that held off until we had gotten most of our portraits done.
This day will always remain one of my favorites.
Julia is a super talented artist, and you can see some of her beautiful work in the reception photos.
The place cards, the menus, and even the adorable cake topper is all her!
Julia and Laura are both the kinds of people you want to be besties with.
They are so sweet, genuine, and full of life and love.
I may or may not have teared up a few times during this beautiful celebration of their love for one another.
The rain couldn’t stop this party – There were some seriously impressive dance moves happening well in to the night 😉
All my love to you, Laura and Julia!
Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this dreamy day!
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Rebecca + Jason’s Camden Wedding

Jason and Rebecca got married in the adorably small town of Camden, Maine.
I was in love with the whole day and with every detail:
Rebecca’s lace dress with a hundred buttons down the back,
The VW beetle from the 30’s,
The amazing ceremony venue and inn where the reception was held,
and I mean, that sprinkle-throwing getaway and candy bar 😉
This was seriously the perfect summer wedding day for two very amazing people.
I was beyond honored to help tell this part of their story <3

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Jason + Rebecca ~ Downtown Portsmouth Engagement

I knew I loved Rebecca and Jason the very first time we hung out.
We met in downtown Portsmouth for a casual, summery engagement session
and these two could not have been more amazing or easy to work with.
Little did I know, Rebecca would soon become a dear friend of mine
and it’s seriously hard to believe this is where it all started for us
(and a special shoutout to our friend Jenny for connecting us in the first place!) 😉
This session holds a very special place in my heart because of how special these guys are.
I can’t wait to blog their amazing wedding (featuring a pretty incredible antique Volkswagon).
AND they now have a pretty cute little boy that I’m awfully fond of <3
Lots more to blog – get ready!

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