Vermont Wedding: Laura & Nick at The Ponds, Bolton Valley

People make the difference in any profession.  For me, having genuine, kind,  life-affirming people in front of my camera makes all the difference as I go about capturing a wedding or any other event.  That’s my way of saying I just loved this couple; Laura & Nick, who got married at St. Monica’s in Barre, VT and held a beautiful reception at the Ponds at Bolton Valley.  From the moment I arrived to capture some getting ready photos I knew the day was going to be amazing.  Having done this a few times one begins to anticipate how the day will unfold based on the mood in a room, or the outlook of the bride, or even the greeting I receive.   Laura and party welcomed me warmly with smiles hugs, even offering me something to eat or drink.  Laura was relaxed, confident and completely glowing.  As the images below can prove.  All involved in the day were wonderful and I was honored to be capturing it all.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | alter vertical

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | getting ready

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | makeup

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | mom watches makeup

That’s Laura’s all-too-proud mother looking on in what must be a blissful disbelief.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | looking great

I love how the window light is reflected onto Laura from the mirror in this image; it creates a naturally soft spot light on her.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | back detail

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | barre vt

saint monica barre

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | groom with parents

Nick was looking great as he walked down the aisle with his folks; that’s a smile you just can’t wipe off.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | wedding party goes down aisle

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | wedding party walks

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | bride waits to walk

Laura waiting to be walked down the aisle.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | mom and bride walk down the aisle

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | st. monicas

A beautiful space indeed; it was only outdone by the perfectly gorgeous music being played in the bottom left of this frame, they were wonderful!

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | ring bride

Rings and a smile.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | smile in church

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | ceremony witness

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | just married

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | walking after the ceremony

This is always such a real moment; seconds after the couple completes their ceremony and marvels in their new union.  I just had to steal a few frames.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | after ceremony

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | cute bus shot

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | alter

Outside at the “alter” at the Ponds.  It was a perfect late summer day in Vermont.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | The Ponds

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | The Ponds at Bolton Valley

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | bus ride

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | bridesmaids with bride

A partly cloudy day means challenging but potentially beautiful light outdoors.  We did a bit of waiting to get the sun at their backs but the halo effect is worth it in these formals, so nice!

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | bridesmaids

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | bridal

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | groomsmen

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | groomsmen with groom

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | wedding party

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | kiss at alter

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | the Ponds reception

The room at the Ponds is breathtaking.  Nothing but good vibes in here.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | names

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | the Ponds essex

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | aloe plants

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | table setting ponds

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | cake the Ponds

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | wedding party entrance

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | wedding party

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | bride waiting

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | bride and groom the ponds bolton

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | 1st dance ponds

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | 1st dance the Ponds

I often love a penetrating light source as a means to spice up an image; whether it’s a remote flash as in the image above or the sun through the trees like the image below, they both serve to create tension and drama in a composition.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | sunset at Bolton Valley

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | bride groom at Bolton Valley

Yes…those are bugs enjoying a moment with Laura and Nick,…backlit by a setting sun. This is Vermont, after all.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | bride groom on bridge Bolton

One of my favorites of the day.

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | speech bride and groom

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | folk dance

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | group dancing

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | dance bride

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | walking along the fence

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | sun bath Bolton Valley

Vermont Wedding Photographers | Christian Arthur Photography | walking at Bolton Valley

 

— Posted on January 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm

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