Vermont Wedding: Meghan & Matt

Most wedding photographers will tell you that a gorgeous venue, a well planned day and beautiful weather will only set the stage for great photos.  The key ingredient is the chemistry the couple shares together.   Often times I find it hard to keep up with a couple who shares such amazing chemistry; there’s just too many fleeting moments worthy of capture!   This past July I was thrilled to shoot for such a couple, Meghan & Matt at the West Monitor Barn in Richmond, Vermont.   The couple, the wedding party, and the guests in attendance were all warm, fun and outgoing.   As the photographer, you know you’re about to capture a joyous occasion when you arrive to find the bride and bridesmaids inside a barn, before any guests arrive, all dancing to the stereo with dizzy exuberance!   The day was mild and cloudy, which event photographers often secretly hope for instead of full sun since there are no harsh shadows to worry about and colors pop in every frame!   3 Squares Cafe did a marvelous job with the catering!

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography table setting

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography details

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography coffee

Love this kind of personal touch at weddings; individualized coffee mugs!

 A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography

First Look!

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography fix coat

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography first look

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography portraits

I’ve shot at the West Monitor Barn a few times before and at every wedding I challenge myself to find new images I’ve not done before.  This keeps you fresh and on your toes as a wedding photographer!  So we took a walk way back behind the barn where I hadn’t been before and found a trail and a short foot bridge.

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography bridge

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography portraits

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography bride and groom

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography in the back

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography bride and groom walk

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography scenic shot

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography trees

So cool how the Vermont landscape can fool you into thinking you’re a thousand miles from anywhere!

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography flower girl

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography procession

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography father of the bride

As a father now, I can just feel the pride in this man’s face.  So special.

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography bride smiles

She’s not happy or anything, right?  Making my job too easy ;)

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography ceremony

It’s always important, as the photographer, to tell the story as completely as possible.  I make sure I get images from up close and from a wide perspective at any event I’m covering, weddings in particular.

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography after the ceremony

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography portrait

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography scenic

I often ask the bride and groom to step outside for a few short minutes when the sun is setting.  Here we had that stunning evening light being painted on the hillside opposite the barn.

A Vermont Wedding Christian Arthur Photography Three Squares Catering

3 Squares Cafe took care of the meal, it was superbly delicious.

A Vermont Wedding Three Squares Catering Christian Arthur Photography

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography games

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography walk

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography outside

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography bride

The bride, taking the initiative to put on some totally kick-ass tunes for her wedding guests.   I love how she’s holding her bouquet and navigating iTunes simultaneously.

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography barn shot

Clouds threatened but never dropped any rain, instead they supplied a pretty skyline for our formals outside.

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography wedding party

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography wedding party shot

 

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography first dance

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography dance

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography night shot

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography dancing

A Vermont Wedding at the West Monitor Barn Christian Arthur Photography black and white

 

 

 

— Posted on November 2, 2013 at 6:36 am

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