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An Outdoor Litchfield Country Wedding

I had the pleasure of shooting Mackenzie and Chris getting married at a private home in the countryside near Litchfield, CT. We had wonderful weather and a fun group of friends and family to celebrate the day. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.

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The Cove Atlantis Bahamas Wedding

This bride decided I was the photographer for her after she saw my travel photos from Nepal where her family is from. A sense of adventure and authenticity are two things I strive to convey in destination wedding photography. This couple was looking for just that for their beautiful destination wedding at The Cove at Atlantis Paradise resort in The Bahamas. The ceremony and reception were held at the Ocean’s Edge pavilion. Congratulations to the couple!

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Nassau Bahamas wedding proposal and engagement.

It was a lot of fun preparing and photographing this destination wedding proposal for a fellow professional photographer in Nassau, The Bahamas. The couple arrived on a cruise and rented a vehicle to explore the island. I went to Jaws Beach ahead of time and planted a “Message in a Bottle” a the end of the pier for her to discover, all the while posing as a sunbather to capture the moment. We went around Clifton Heritage Park afterward to capture a few more shots. Congratulations!

 

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Intimate Eleuthera Bahamas Beach Wedding

I  love working with couples who have a good sense of adventure. It opens the door for me to try something new and different. After a rainy and windy ceremony huddled under a beach cabana, it hadn’t turned out to be the beach wedding this Austrian couple had envisioned. Luckily, the weather took a turn for the better after the ceremony (including a rainbow!). After we raced across the island to capture some amazing sunset shots.

The following day we went all the way down to Lighthouse Point to take some more photos in better weather conditions. We ended the day at Twin Sisters Beach north of Governors Harbour, squeezing in some final shots before the rain returned.

 

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Road Trip: Driftless Wisconsin

One weekend in the summer of 2016 my wife and I traveled to an area in Wisconsin known as the “Driftless Area”. It’s the southwestern corner of the state which was not glaciated during the last ice age which results in a beautiful landscape of rolling hills and deep river valleys that work their way toward the Mississippi River. This is the area where the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright grew up and built his own home and studio, Taliesin. I remember coming to this area as a child and camping at Tower Hill State Park, canoeing on the Wisconsin River with my dog and hiking up to the shot tower overlook.

We based ourselves in Wisconsin’s 3rd oldest city, the former Cornish mining town Mineral Point, home to a thriving artisan community and steeped in Wisconsin history. The town is full of historic stone buildings, quirky artisans, and  a handful of good local restaurants and bars. We stayed at the Tuckpoint Garden Suite we rented through Shake Rag Alley. It’s definitely one of the coolest places I have stayed. High stone walls from the 1800’s and finished with restored and reclaimed items, attention to every detail was considered when making it. There’s even a short book on the history of the building you receive just for staying there.

Here are some of the pictures from the trip:

 

 

 

Road trip through rural Wisonsin.

Road trip through rural Wisconsin.

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Devils Lake state park

Swimmers at Devil’s Lake State Park.

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Hiking at Devil’s Lake

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The Devil’s Doorway rock formation at Devil’s Lake State Park.

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Tuckpoint, our B&B rental in Mineral Point.

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Stained glass window in the bedroom, Tuckpoint.

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Flower arrangement at Tuckpoint

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Shake Rag Alley

Stairs to Shake Rag Alley

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Shake Rag Alley gardens

Shake Rag Alley gardens

Gardens at Shake Rag Alley

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Blacksmith workshop at Shake Rag Alley

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Old house in Mineral Point.

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Mineral Point

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Downtown Mineral Point

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Antiques in Mineral Point.

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Artist’s studio. Mineral Point

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Artist Tom Kelly in his studio. Mineral Point

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Mrs. Gevelinger’s 4th Graders Pencil Stub Collection

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Pottery Studio.

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The banks of the Mississippi River along the Wisconsin state highway 35.

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Mississippi River from Lansing, IA

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A Woodsy Berkshires Wedding in Western Massachusetts.

A private cabin served as the location for this intimate and cozy wedding in the woods in Western Massachusetts. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Western MA Berkshires wedding photography by Erik Kruthoff Photography

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Vermont Wedding at Historic Hildene- The Lincoln Family Home

Here are some of my favorites from a recent wedding in Vermont. Hildene – The Lincoln Family Home is a classy and elegant venue for a hosting a wedding in New England.

History runs through this beautiful mansion just outside Manchester, Vermont. Nestled above the mountain valley, Hildene – The Lincoln Family Home offers sweeping views of the surrounding Green Mountains. I love to photograph weddings here! It’s historic architecture,  manicured gardens and panoramic overlook offer a setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony that’s hard to beat.

The wedding party and guests were lodged at the nearby Hill Farm Inn, itself a great wedding venue, which is perfect for large groups coming in from out of town. It offers a perfect blend of luxury and rusticity. I definitely want to come back here again.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Assistant Photographer: Jamison Kenney

 

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Mardi Gras Indians, Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs in New Orleans

While traveling to New Orleans for the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, I was especially excited to witness the Mardi Gras Indian groups and the Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs that form an important part of New Orleans culture and identity. The similarities to these traditions and Junkanoo in The Bahamas are apparent. It is interesting to see these traditions in a cross-cultural context. Any Junkanooer could easily jump into a second line and fit right in.

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My wife and I recently traveled to New Orleans to attend the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. After living in the Caribbean for a number of years, it was interesting to note some of the similarities between the cultures. I especially was interesting in seeing the Mardi Gras Indians perform as well as some of the brass bands and second lines. No one I asked was familiar with Junkanoo in the Bahamas, even though the traditions have striking similarities. Walking around town, we gained a little glimpse on this amazing and vibrant city. It’s truly one of America’s cultural gems.

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