Rachel and Jim were referred to me through an amazing mutual friend. I remember chatting with Rachel on the phone before their family portrait session and I knew I liked her immediately. She has a contagious smile, out going personality, and positive energy. Rachel, Jim, and Mac are so much fun to capture. Their humor is the best and they have a laid back vibe, which makes sessions easier. I was thrilled when they asked me to capture their special day.
Rachel and Jim's Wedding Day was an event I'll never forget. The day started with Rachel getting ready at her home. Rachel's mom, sisters, and daughter Mac helped her get ready. Rachel looked so beautiful. I loved that she wore her hair down, along with a sparkly headpiece. I loved the pops of royal blue along with the cool blue tones in her bouquet. Rachel and Jim's guests all coordinated by wearing navy blue, black, and grey. I still obsess over Rachel's shoes and cape because they are both so unique and gorgeous.
We proceeded to Pawtucket City Hall where Rachel and Jim had their intimate ceremony. Their closest family and friends were in attendance. You can see the crazy awesome love they have for each other. Their own vows were beautiful, emotional, and meaningful. Although, as much as I loved their vows and the lovely looks they gave each other; my favorite part was when their daughter cried when Rachel and Jim kissed. As a parent of a toddler, I couldn't help but laugh. It was such a cute moment.
We had time before heading to the reception for formals. Rachel and Jim picked Slater Mill for their picture spot, and I couldn't of been more happy with the results. Jim is a history teacher, so this setting was more than a perfect fit for them. The architecture, history, cobblestone, and brick textures had so many options for great images. We had a lot of creative fun with blue smoke to incorporate with their color theme. We had a blast!
At CAV, their intimate reception was eclectic, artsy, fun, and classy. Rachel and Jim's friends and family welcomed me with open arms. I left the reception feeling overjoyed and my heart was full. Everyone made me feel like I was part of their family. I love spending the day with a group of people who start off as strangers and by the end of day, become friends. It is an amazing feeling and something I always cherish and never take for granted. This feeling is so rewarding and worth everything.
Please enjoy some highlights of their gorgeous day. Thank you again Rachel and Jim for having me and making me feel so welcomed.
Photographer | Katie Pearson, Devine Reith Photography
Ceremony | Pawtucket City Hall
Venue | CAV, Providence, RI
Florist | Gilmore Flowers