Willowdale Estate WeddingKatie & James

Katie & James got married last weekend on a crisp fall day at The Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA.   It was a perfect day for a wedding in spite of the cold, and was full of smiles, laughs, and swing dancing!   I started the day off with Katie who was getting ready at the John Edwards House in Salem.    She looked positively radiant!Willowdale Estate WeddingJohn Edwards House WeddingSalem Massachusetts Wedding Salem MA Wedding Natick Wedding Photographer Framingham Wedding Photographer Waltham Wedding Photographer Boston Wedding PhotographerFrom there we headed to Willowdale for a sweet first look with James, and couples’ portraits by the river and in front of the mansion.Willowdale Estate Wedding Fall Wedding Willowdale Estate Winter Wedding Willowdale Estate Cambridge Wedding Photographer Metrowest Wedding Photographer Wayland Wedding Photographer Newton Wedding PhotographerKatie and James were real troopers – you can’t tell that it’s a little over 40 degrees in these photos.  They were both all smiles!
Belmont Wedding PhotographerYou can tell in this photo, though, since these passersby are lucky enough to be wearing their winter hats and jackets!Watertown Wedding Photographer AshlandI love this photo of the wedding party on the dock!Willowdale Estate Wedding PartyWe had a cute little imposter during our shoot!Dog with Wedding PartyHow cute is this dog!?!?!?!   He totally wanted to be in the photo!Dog Wedding Photo Winter Wedding Willowdale EstateFrom there we headed to a church in Lynnfield for the wedding ceremony.Lynnfield Wedding Topsfield Wedding MA Wedding Photographer Massachusetts Wedding Photographer Documentary Photographer MAAnd then back to Willowdale for cocktail hour and the reception!Willowdale Estate Wedding Willowdale Estate WeddingI was (and am still!) so in love with this cake topper.  Katie made it herself!Willowdale Estate WeddingWhile I was shooting details during the cocktail hour, one of the groomsmen came down and asked me if I’d come upstairs to take some photos of the bridesmaids.  I of course said yes, and when I got upstairs, I found everyone in the bathroom crowded around this awesome tub, brainstorming ideas for photos!   I was psyched!Offbeat Wedding Photographer MAHow fun are these next two photos?
Offbeat Wedding Photographer MassachusettsAnd this one of the entire wedding party is my favorite!Alternative Wedding Photographer MAKatie & James are avid swing dancers, and had an amazing first dance!Swing Dance Wedding Swing Dancing Wedding Swing Dance Bride Groom Alternative Wedding Photographer Massachusetts Documentary Wedding Photographer MA Documentary Wedding Photographer Massachusetts Storytelling Wedding Photographer MAWe snuck away during the reception to take a few photos inside the mansion.Wedding Photojournalist MAI love this next one – it has a very noir feel!Wedding Photojournalist MassachusettsCongrats to Katie & James, and thanks for being so awesome in dealing with the cold on your wedding day!Willowdale Estate Wedding