A beautiful night for a dry run

So, if you’ve been following the storyline of my baby, baby sister, Alyssa, you know that this has been a big year for her. She graduated with her PhD in May and just last weekend, she married her best friend, Adam. While I was not the photographer for the wedding (thank goodness – I wanted to be truly present for this event), I did have my camera at the ready the night of the rehearsal. Alyssa and Adam were sweet to include all of their nephews and nieces in the wedding. I love this moment as they were getting ready to walk out to the clearing for the practice ceremony.

Here is the handsome groom, my new brother-in-law!

Practice smooch!

OK, OK, I did realize that this was not one of my regular photo shoots with kids, but sometimes, I just couldn’t help myself.

Back to the lovely bride – getting a squeeze from my big sister, Beth. See the similarities?

Oh, and there was this cute bug. How could I *not* take her picture? Honestly, it’s as if she asked me click my shutter.

It also happened to be my other sister’s birthday that night – so much to celebrate. Happy birthday, Rainelle!

Bishop Farm, the bed and breakfast where everything was held could not have been better suited for this pair. A tasty dinner was served up by MacDaddy’s Rollin’ Smoke BBQ.

These two are not only sweet but they are funny, too. She *totally* got all of the funny genes in the family. No fair.

The evening was capped off with a good fire and delicious s’mores. Who could ask for more?

It was the perfect way to start the celebratory weekend! Thank you Alyssa and Adam, for all that you did to make the weekend special not just for you, but for your guests as well. You really put a lot of thought and heart into all of the details. We love you both! (And now “Uncle Adam” is totally legit!)

To view the complete gallery, click here (password required; please contact either Alyssa and Adam or me if interested).


photographystephanie goryl

stephanie [at] stephaniegorylphotography [dot] com

Wakefield, MA

(just north of Boston)