Jessica and Chris’s Lakeview Pavilion MA wedding was a glorious celebration and a wonderful way to bid September adieu. Fall weddings in Massachusetts hit differently than they do in other parts of the country. Not just because the warmer temps linger here longer, but because of our striking fall colors. I’m grateful my friend Arielle Unger Photography asked me to photograph this wedding with her.
The day started at Hilton Garden Inn: Patriots Place. For those who aren’t from MA, it’s literally right next to Gillette Stadium which is where the Patriots play. Being new to the area, I didn’t know this going into the wedding day. I’m very glad there wasn’t a home game going on that day! Note to self: when photographing a wedding near Sharon, MA or Foxborough, MA, check Patriots’ schedule.
From there, we bounced over to Adams Farm in Walpole, MA. With lush fields, blooms, and landscaped paths, it was the perfect spot for Jessica and Chris’ first look and wedding portraits.
Since I spent the getting ready portion of the day with Chris and his groomsmen, I hadn’t yet seen Jessica in her dress. And HOLY FREAKING COW! Doesn’t she look amazing in her dress?! Her hair, makeup, and wedding dress gave “Hollywood Glam” vibes, and I was THERE *clap* FOR *clap* IT! Seriously, how stunning is she?!
Once we were done with portraits, the crew hopped on the trolly and we made our way to Lakeview Pavilion. Again, having only lived in Massachusetts for a few weeks, upon seeing Lakeview Pavilion, I immediately thought it could be the sister venue to the Twin Cities’ Hutton House. Obviously, I was immediately in love with the venue!
The Pavilion’s ceremony site overlooks a cute lake, too. And because it was the end of September, there were pops of fall colors peeking out in the background. Again, I was in love!
The ceremony was short and sweet, and just like that, Jessica and Chris officially tied the knot. We whisked the couple away to take a few more couple portraits and then released them to join their party.
I will always be in love with an event space that has large white walls, tall windows, and what feels like limitless reception space. If you have a large guest list for your wedding, I highly recommend booking Lakeview Pavilion. Your guests will have plenty of room to mingle, eat, and be merry!!
And be merry were Jessica, Chris, and their guests! There were so many laughs throughout the evening – cocktail hour, toasts, and on the dance floor. Jessica and Chris are so well-loved by their people! I’m deeply honored to have been part of their big day and I can’t wait to see how their future unfolds. Wishing them joy and plenty as they begin the next chapter together!!
How do we even start to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into our wedding day?
- Josie and Scott
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.
Lauren made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable!
- Amy and Luke
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!
Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!
- GRACE AND NICK
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's enthusiasm and passion make the photo-taking process so fun – she made me feel like a star!
- Alisa AND Adam
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!
Lauren was pivotal in making our wedding day perfect!
- Emma AND Erik
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.
Not only is Lauren an amazing human being, but she is an awesome photographer!
- Haley AND Erick
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!