Maddy and Derek’s summer wedding in Cape Cod was the perfect way to spend the last weekend of summer 2022! I got to photograph these two love bugs alongside my pal and fellow photographer, Ariel Grondin.
Cape Cod weddings are quickly becoming a favorite of mine here on the East Coast. The fresh salt air, the charming inns, and the abundance of seafood agree with me so much, it’s crazy to think I spent most of my life without them in the Midwest!
I started the day, as many wedding photographers do, photographing the wedding party while they get ready. Derek and his groomsmen snacked on pizza and Cape Cod chips (classic!) at the Inn on the Square in Falmouth, MA. It’s a charming boutique inn with a few cottages in the town’s downtown.
From the Inn, we shuttled over to St. Joseph’s Chapel, the cutest little Catholic church I had ever seen. I loved the simple yet elegant decor that one tends to associate with older coastal churches. And what was on the other side of the street? Oh…just the ocean. NBD. Seriously, the Cape is utterly beautiful!
Maddy and Derek said their vows, kissed their kisses, and we all bounced over to the Woods Hole Golf Club. And DAMN is it impressive! How could it not be with that view?!
Guests mingled, ate delicious hors d’oeuvres (can I get another coconut shrimp, please?), and enjoyed the fantastic summer weather. Yes, it had a hint of fall in the air, but the final weekend of summer was showing off big time!
Maddy and Derek, congratulations on a beautiful wedding. I wish you a lifetime of belly laughs, good food, and all of the happy things in life! And a big thank you to Ariel for letting me tag along on Maddy and Derek’s summer wedding in Cape Cod!!
Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Chapel
Reception Venue: Woods Hole Golf Club
Hotel: Inn On The Square
Oyster Bar: Cape Cod Raw Bar
Band: Silver Arrow Band
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!