It was the weekend of the Masters Golf Tournament….and I drove from warm sunny South Carolina to Boston, to find it exactly how I remembered it….unpredictable temps but pulsing with excitement. It was also the wedding weekend of Meghan Kelley and Justin Barrett, to be held at the beautiful Alden Castle in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Meghan’s family is already familiar to me, as I worked in her Aunt Barbara’s successful Headlines Salon and Day Spa on Cape Cod for just under 10 years. Barbara has been a very important part of my success, and still is. I photographed their entire family, in the upward numbers of almost 30, and it was then that I saw Meghan and Justin together. He joined in on some of the family set ups and fit in perfectly. I knew he would be a permanent addition when I saw the rapport he had with not only Meghan, but her brother and father, and the rest of the family. So when I received the message from Meghan that she was looking for a wedding photographer, the grin on my face went from ear to ear. I was so excited to hear of their plans, and the venue, which, for years, I drove by every night on my way to night classes at photography school, also happened to be her great grandmother’s residence when she was young. Done deal there. And it did not disappoint. Holy moly, the preservation of the castle, with modern touches. Nothing short of spectacular. As was everything about the day.
Thank you, Barbara O’Neil for referring me to Meghan and Justin! And to the amazing couple for having me share in your special day! And it could not be better, having my friend and mentor, Kristin DeLeo Chalmers, photograph this special day with me.