Sasha & Nick- a small and intimate wedding on Martha's Vineyard

" A journey that begin very auspiciously almost three years ago in the most unlikely of ways when a young woman traveled all the way from her homeland of Russia to spend a summer working on Martha's Vineyard.  Who knew that in her shared "new" home, across land and sea, would reside her one true love. And although you both had been worlds apart in every way- somehow, someway, you were called upon to meet across the miles." -A little piece of Alexandra (Sasha) and Nick's ceremony. 

Sasha is a sweet girl, always smiling and always making jokes. Whenever she talked to me about her wedding day she was beyond excited and stressed in the same time. Being away from home is hard for her but she found a "new home" on Martha's Vineyard and she started to build her own little family with Nick written by officiant Jackie Kane.

Nick seemed like a quiet guy when I met him, whiling to do anything to make Sasha happy helping her to have the perfect wedding day. In his vows he said: " I promise to be your safe haven in a sometimes difficult world. I will always do my best to make you happy as I love to see you smile so much. So even if it means jumping in the car and driving up island- just so you can see a deer or two in the field- I will do it!"

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When the sun disappeared they had their first dance as husband and wife, just the two of them on an empty beach and that moment was a wrap for a perfect day.

Thank you for trusting me and I wish a long beautiful life together!

Part of the day: Maggie Salon for hair and make-up, Morrice Florist for the bride bouquet, My Vineyard Elopement for the beautiful ceremony & Jackie Kane Officiant.

Elopement on Martha's Vineyard

I am so happy to see one of my favorite Elopements from last fall in the Island Wedding Magazine! Spending that afternoon  on a wild beach with Mark and Bridget and their little daughter had a big impact on me! I won’t say a lot about them, details that won’t matter like last names, age, how they met, what jobs they have etc. But I will let the pictures tell you their love story, their connection, how they looked at each other and how fulfilling that day was for them!

I am a big fan of colorful and simple and joyful and this family gave me everything I wanted from a photoshoot! I can’t explain how real they are, how simple it was to get lost in their love and how romantic was their ceremony!

This is perfect for them: “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible” When Harry Met Sally

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Baby anouncement

This short photoshoot was a tough one, I must say Maybe because Natalie is very precise and she really know what she wants, or because the pictures will represent her way of telling the world she will be a mom, or because basically she is like family for me.

When she called me a couple of weeks ago, her voice was changed and with all the happiness in the world she just said “Uhm, Lari..I’m pregnant!!!” I knew immediately   that it will be the beginning of a new journey for me too and this baby is a blessing for all of us. I couldn’t wait for her belly to be big so I can document her pregnancy, even if she has a really hard time accepting that her body will change:) Nothing is more beautiful than seeing her and Andrew being so excited for becoming parents. This week, the baby is the size of a kiwi!

It was simple to think about all her favorite things and bring them in a photoshoot: nature, brown boots, cozy sweatshirts, her gloves with Canada, Andrew and her kiwi.

We met for lunch and coffee and headed to a little secret forest in Vineyard Haven…The next hour we spent together you can see it through these next pictures. And for sure you will see more of her journey soon!

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DressedMV: Styled Photo shoot

 
 
 

21st of November, on my way to the Old Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven, around 10:30 am, I was trying to find a playlist on 8 tracks for the upcoming photoshoot for DressedMV Magazine.

“DressedMV is the Premiere magazine dedicated to bringing fashion, style and beauty for man and women from stores, boutiques and Designers located on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. Accessories, Clothing, Shoes, Hair, Make-up, Beauty, Products, Man-ly products as well as Food, Drink and chic items for the home are highlighted.”

I really like having perfect music when I work and My song 5 from 8 tracks playlist called “Indie Shoot” was pretty good to start on a right foot. The house looked like a scene from a Hitchcock movie. Windows covered with dust and dirt, wallpapers with holes in them, empty big rooms with a spooky light and a dead silence inside. And we were supposed to shoot fancy clothes and create a Christmasy atmosphere…game on:)

Trena was super excited about this location and so was I when I first saw the building on top of that hill! Trena Morrison is the editor, the heart of the magazine, the stylist, sometimes photographer, writer, business woman, a cool mom, a wife and a talented woman. OH..and funny as hell!

We brought from Trena’s car all the clothes, accessories, shoes, some christmas trees, pink, green, silver ornaments, other sparkling ornaments, more christmasy ornaments and everything we needed to create a cool scene for this photoshoot. Our model, Quinn Savard (she was stunningly gorgeous), was perfect for this job. Trena did her magic with styling and here are the results of our day: 3 women working, one spooky house, 5 outfits, lots of laughing:

Look 1:   Grey Slip | Lace Maxi Dress; Beautiful Stories Grey Suede Bootie; MATISSE FOOTWEAR Scarf on Mirror; Echo New York Hat with Pom Pom; Echo Fingerless Gloves; Emilime Black Envelope Clutch; ~ Vaalbara Designs ~

Look 1:   Grey Slip | Lace Maxi Dress; Beautiful Stories
Grey Suede Bootie; MATISSE FOOTWEAR
Scarf on Mirror; Echo New York
Hat with Pom Pom; Echo
Fingerless Gloves; Emilime
Black Envelope Clutch; ~ Vaalbara Designs ~

Look 2:   Printed Maxi Dress; Anama Black Boyfirend Jacket; Achro Bordeaux Sparkle Clutch; Monserat de Lucca Beaded Earrings Sunstone Shoes; Seychelles All items are available at The Collection MV located in Vineyard Haven

Look 2:   Printed Maxi Dress; Anama
Black Boyfirend Jacket; Achro
Bordeaux Sparkle Clutch; Monserat de Lucca
Beaded Earrings
Sunstone Shoes; Seychelles
All items are available at The Collection MV located in Vineyard Haven

Look 3:  Top, Peanut Brittle; Olive & Oak Diamond Sweater Skirt; Toad&Co Century Wool Peacoat; Woolrich Merino Lamb Socks; Woolrich Alpa Boot, Chocolate Brown; TOMS Fur Hat; CrownCap All items are available at Backwater Trading Company located in Edgartown

Look 3:  Top, Peanut Brittle; Olive & Oak
Diamond Sweater Skirt; Toad&Co
Century Wool Peacoat; Woolrich
Merino Lamb Socks; Woolrich
Alpa Boot, Chocolate Brown; TOMS
Fur Hat; CrownCap
All items are available at Backwater Trading Company located in Edgartown

Look 4:  Necklaces: Turquoise Pendant; Hawkhouse 2 strand with semi-precious stones; Brenda Benware Stained Glass Leaf Necklace; Lissie Hoffert Left Hand: Gold wire wrapped semi-precious stone ring; Brenda Benware Square Ring and Moonstone Silver Ring; both by Sarah Lewis Sterling Silver Stingray Barb Ring; Hannah Guerin Jewelry Right Hand: Oasis Ring; Nettie Kent Jewelry Gorgeous Chrysoprase Ring; Richard Hamilton Lg Crystal Ring; hawkhouse Gold-wrapped semi precious stone ring by Brenda Benware All Jewelry items are available at Driftwood Jewelry Marthas Vineyard located in Oak Bluffs

Look 4:  Necklaces: Turquoise Pendant; Hawkhouse
2 strand with semi-precious stones; Brenda Benware
Stained Glass Leaf Necklace; Lissie Hoffert
Left Hand:
Gold wire wrapped semi-precious stone ring; Brenda Benware
Square Ring and Moonstone Silver Ring; both by Sarah Lewis
Sterling Silver Stingray Barb Ring; Hannah Guerin Jewelry
Right Hand:
Oasis Ring; Nettie Kent Jewelry
Gorgeous Chrysoprase Ring; Richard Hamilton
Lg Crystal Ring; hawkhouse
Gold-wrapped semi precious stone ring by Brenda Benware

All Jewelry items are available at Driftwood Jewelry Marthas Vineyard located in Oak Bluffs

Look 5:  “Francesca” Dress; Plenty by Tracy Reese Castenada Bootie; Kork Ease All items are available at The Green Room Martha’s Vineyard located in VH Credits: Model: Quinn Savard Styling: Trena Morrison See more about DressedMV on Facebook, visit the official website, or grab one of the free printed edition! Also, I had a great time photographing for September and November issue, here is a sneak peek

Look 5:  “Francesca” Dress; Plenty by Tracy Reese
Castenada Bootie; Kork Ease
All items are available at The Green Room Martha’s Vineyard located in VH

Credits: Model: Quinn Savard
Styling: Trena Morrison

See more about DressedMV on Facebook, visit the official website, or grab one of the free printed edition!

Also, I had a great time photographing for September and November issue, here is a sneak peek

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