Vermont Wedding: Anna and Sam in Burlington

For those wedding photographers that enjoy an active and somewhat unpredictable day of shooting, a fun and adventurous couple is a must!  I had two delightfully fun people to capture last summer when I shot Anna and Sam’s wedding in Burlington, Vermont.   Knowing them from our engagement session last spring, I knew an awesome day was ahead of us!   Both Anna and Sam, as well as their warmly hilarious wedding party, were a joy to follow around and snap photos of for the day.  We started at the Burlington waterfront, stopped in downtown Burlington for a stroll up and down Church street, and even made a pitstop at a beach on Lake Champlain.   So many amazing images were made!   The ceremony and reception were both held at the Burlington Country Club.

anna gets ready vermont photos

flowers at hotel

sam gets ready

This is the smile that just would not go away, he was still wearing it when I left at midnight.

flower girl dress

Adorable much?

sam and fellas in limo burlington photos

Sam and the fellas grabbing a bite and a beer before the 1st look.

hotel and limo

sam waits on the pier

The pier down at the Burlington waterfront was a perfect setting for the 1st look photos.  We suggested Sam face the lake looking lost in thought while Anna arrived in the limo and walked towards him.

anna and limo

1st look

I was hiding by the railing, several pedestrians were scattered on the pier, but these two were the only ones that mattered here.  Everyone who saw felt instantly warm watching them no doubt.

1st look VT

1st look photos burlington vt

kiss on the pier burlington vt photography

embrace photo burlington VT

at the pier kiss

bride and bridesmaids show off shoes burlington wedding photography

drink in the limo burlington wedding

Back in the limo the wedding party was all smiles.  A few drinks and they were ready to walk down Church Street in Burlington.

walking down church street in burlington

church street

The folks on Church Street were so great!  Cheering, calling, whistling, congratulating!  The wedding party felt like movie stars and I felt like the paparrazzi!

bride and groom walk church street vt

wedding photos in burlington vermont

anna and sam with lake champlain

Even though we were a little late to the ceremony Anna and Sam took the time to stop by the lake for a few photos, I’m so glad they did!

cake burlington country club

details anna sam

details cards on table

fun with golf carts at a wedding

What…rip around the wedding venue in golf carts with reckless abandon?   Yes, please!

golf carts at wedding

alter with flowers

flowers at the alter burlington country club

Gorgeous flowers were by Kathy at Kathy & Company Florist.

anna walks

ceremony at burlington country club VT

ceremony shots VT

anna sam ceremony

the kiss at ceremony burlington country club

just married

We had party cloudy skies, a favorite of many photographers for the dramatic effect, especially at sunset and just after!

bride and groom portrait with mountains

wedding party

I often look to position portraits with backs to the sun.  It creates such a beautiful glow outlining each person while leaving faces evenly lit,  just wonderful for these wedding party formals!

sweet kiss anna sam

wedding party at burlington country club

the gals

Stunning, love the color palette!


This crew got right down on the dance floor and didn’t waste any time!  Soo much fun to photograph!

crazy dance

outside night burlington country club

dancing party

just married

kiss on the dance floor

— Posted on February 8, 2014 at 6:13 pm

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