Cami and Jim’s Wedding – St. Mary’s Church and The Nantucket Golf Club

Cami and Jim were married Sept 30th 2017 on Nantucket! They had a heartfelt ceremony at St. Mary’s Church with their officiant, Father John Unni, who has known Jim’s Family life for a long time. The ceremony was personal, full of sentimental moments and very humorous.

Working with Cami and Jim leading up to the wedding was so much fun, they are such kind and wonderful people! We had a beautiful night for their Nantucket Engagement Photos and many fun meetings before the big day.  By the time the wedding weekend arrived it felt like I had made two new friends!

Here is a little more about Cami and Jim’s love for Nantucket….

“I have been coming to Nantucket since I was 5 days old! It has always been a special place for my family and became an important place to Jim as well. He proposed on Dionis beach last summer and we knew right away this was where we wanted to get married. Nantucket is beautiful and we wanted to show our guests our favorite views and places throughout the weekend. Friday and Sunday’s events were on the water so we loved the contrast of Nantucket Golf Club.  Jim is a huge golfer, the views are great and the team at NGC were amazing!”

From Cami…..”We watched the show Friday Night Lights quite a few times when we first started dating and to this day is one of our faves. It was fun to see how this ended up being a part of the weekend – from including our puppy Lyla (Garrity) to quotes being used in the toasts AND the priest even ended the homily with “clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.”  We were nervous about the weather but just so grateful all of our friends and family were able to make it. We even lucked out with two spectacular sun sets for our wedding weekend!”

“We had so much fun being able to celebrate with all of our family and friends. We each have 3 siblings plus siblings-in-law and wanted everyone to be a part of the wedding. That is part of why our wedding parties were so big! When I was in college I worked at Straight Wharf, and since, all of my siblings have worked there too! We loved getting to celebrate there with a bridal lunch Friday, late-night Saturday and Sunday brunch. Scott, Gabriel and Chris put together some beautiful events for us! We also had our welcome party at Ventuno, their sister restaurant. I was so excited to see everyone and it was so much fun getting to start the weekend early! All weekend I was too excited to sleep and never wanted it to end!”

After the bubble exit from the church guests enjoyed cocktails over at Harbor View before hading out to the beautiful reception at The Nantucket Golf Club. We stopped by a family home on Hulbert Avenue for group photos and cobble stone hill for some really fun portraits of Cami and Jim with their amazing dog Lyla, a super sweet Golden Retriver! From there we were greeted with dramatic skies at The Nantucket Golf Club that made for some of my favorite sunset portraits to date!

Here are some memorable moments from Jim.  We always love hearing from our grooms about what they loved most on their wedding day…

“Seeing Cami walk down aisle….having all my buddy’s around Friday to golf and getting ready before the ceremony…..dancing around all night, on shoulders, on the stage, and the first dance with my bride.
Having our priest actually quote Friday Night Lights in a church ‘Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.’ Also hearing all of our friends and family toast us on Friday and Saturday was really special.”

We can’t wait to see Cami, Jim, their families and Lyla again soon on Nantucket!

Special Thanks to Cary Tozer for photographing this wedding with me!

Ceremony: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Officiant: Father John Unni, Venue: Nantucket Golf Club, Flowers: Flowers on Chestnut, Wedding Design + Planning: David M. Handy Events, Photographer: Katie Kaizer Photography, Band: Splash!, Bride’s Gown: Leanne Marshall, Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy in cloudy, Larkspur and Platinum, Groom’s Outfit: Blank Label, Rings: Longs Jewelers, Paper Suite: The Inviting Company, Tent and Lighting: Nantucket Tents, Cupcakes:  Cake Nantucket,  Rehearsal Dinner: Straight Wharf

Enjoy! – Katie K.

Kara and Doug’s Nantucket Engagement Session

 

 

Kara and Doug are getting married in June of 2018! October has been a remarkable month and the night of their Nantucket Engagement Session was especially beautiful!! We had met this wonderful couple earlier this year when we photographed Doug’s Sister’s wedding here on Nantucket and needless to say we were over the moon when we were asked to photograph another family wedding! Kara and Doug are fun loving and  the moment you see them together you can see that they make each other smile!

Kara shared with me leading up to the session that they really liked my portraits because they didn’t look overly posed and that the couples looked comfortable in the photos.  I was so happy to hear this as I love a more natural approach when photographing my couples! I asked her where they love spending time on Nantucket and one of the places she mentioned was Altar Rock. I was thrilled as this is a more unique location for portraits and has stunning views looking over the moors. I believe when couples can relax and be themselves their connection shines bright, photographing Kara and Doug in a location that was special to them was the perfect way to kick off the session!

After seeing some of the previews her kind words made my day…..

“Doug and I  are both a bit camera-shy, definitely aren’t fans of ‘public displays of affection,’ and we don’t typically love to pose for pictures. Doug and I went into the photo shoot thinking that it could be a bit awkward, but Katie made us feel so comfortable and we were surprised by how much fun we had at so many different beautiful Nantucket locations! The light was so incredible on the beach and we are so impressed by how everything turned out. We can’t wait for the wedding itself! Thank you Katie!”

The light was indeed incredible as we arrived at Steps Beach and saw dramatic colorful skies and a very unusual sandbar. I Loved photographing Kara and Doug with the bright colors and dreamy reflections on the water!

We can’t wait for Kara and Doug’s Wedding next year and look forward to working with Nantucket Island Events on this very special wedding!

Enjoy! – Katie K.

 

  

Julia and Nate’s Wedding at The Nantucket Yacht Club

 

 

Julia and Nate were married on September 23rd 2017 on Nantucket. They had a wonderful ceremony at The Unitarian Universalist Church and enjoyed a wedding parade through town to their reception at The Nantucket Yacht Club.

I am still in awe of the kindness and joy that we felt the whole weekend being around this amazing couple! They also showed amazing patience in dealing with tropical storm Jose which showed up on the week of their wedding. Ferries and flights were canceled for 3 days leading up to the weekend but Julia, Nate and their families kept calm and had a positive attitude! In the end almost all of their guests managed to make the journey to Nantucket in the nick of time for their elebration and everyone was extra joyful to have made it!

From the bride….”It blew us away having all of our family and friends there together. Everyone braved through the storm to be there with us and we can never thank them enough. ”

I loved hearing more about Julia and Nate’s story…”Nate moved to my neighborhood when we were in middle school and I always knew him as the cute boy that rode the bus with me. We reconnected through mutual friends during college and have been inseparable since. It’s been special growing up together and experiencing so many different stages of life together. He’ll forever be my best friend. ”

There were so many wonderful moments throughout their day! After the wedding ceremony the rain had stopped and everyone walked through the beautiful streets of Nantucket! The pavement was still damp as the storm lingered, but all you could feel was warmth and love as this incredible group made it’s way to the wedding reception at The Nantucket Yacht Club!

From the couple….”We loved strolling through the cobblestone streets after the ceremony only to follow it up with a four hour dance party. The Mike Benjamin Band kept it rocking and had everyone on their feet.  We have always loved the Cape and Nantucket and now we have another great memory that we can share with our friends and family forever. ”

We are so happy for the newlyweds and look forward to seeing them again soon on Nantucket!

Special thanks to Cary Tozer for photographing this wedding with me!

 Wedding Ceremony: Unitarian Universalist Church, Wedding Reception: Nantucket Yacht Club, Wedding Planner: Nantucket Island Events, Flowers: Winston Flowers, Photographer: Katie Kaizer Photography, Wedding Videographer: Yellow Productions, Bride’s Gown: Matthew Christopher, Bridesmaids Gowns: Hailey Paige, Groom’s Outfit: Tuxedo by Vera Wang, Officiant: John Vail, Wedding Cake: Surfside 45, Band: Mike Benjamin Band, Wedding Paper Suite: Parchment Nantucket, Rehearsal Dinner: Siasconset Casino
Enjoy! – Katie K.
            

Angela and Cuan’s Wedding at The Ocean House in Watch Hill Rhode Island


Angela and Cuan were married at The Ocean House last summer on a beautiful August day!  Their ceremony was on the lawn over looking the ocean surrounded by family and friends.

When this lovely couple contacted me about coming to Rhode Island to photograph their wedding I was overjoyed! I had gotten to know them and they had spent a lot of time talking with many photographers, needless to say it was an honor when they chose us to tell their story! Having stayed at The Ocean House before, I knew this was a venue unlike any other.

As the ceremony started there was a summer mist that rolled in off the ocean and made for a gorgeous romantic setting. After the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktail hour on a beautiful patio overlooking the sea and then a fabulous evening in the ballroom.

Hanah Floral Design went above and beyond making gorgeous bouquets and an amazing arch for the ceremony. The Ballroom was transformed with florals and custom draping by Ryan Designs. The historical charm of this venue is unique and so elegant, we wanted to share a few words from their website describing the story of The Ocean House….”Famously known for its warm yellow facade and stunning views of the Atlantic, Ocean House opened in 1868 just after the Civil War. The hotel gained prominence among the historic New England hotels built during this era. Ocean House welcomed guests for 135 years, but as with many historic hotels, over time, neglect took its toll. The Ocean House was closed in 2003 when it was deemed beyond feasible repair. In 2004 a new structure replicating the original exterior design was conceived. Today, this much-loved beach hotel has been recreated to convey the romance of its storied past and the rich character of Watch Hill, Rhode Island.”

We can’t say enough about the amazing team at The Ocean House and working with their wedding and event coordinator, Stephanie Whitney-Nelson, was truly wonderful.

Wishing these newlyweds a lifetime of happiness together!

Special thanks to Cary Tozer for coming along for the whole weekend to photograph these wedding festivities in Rhode Island!

Wedding Venue: The Ocean House, Catering: The Ocean House, Event Planner: Stephanie Whitney-Nelson of The Ocean House, Transportation: All Occasion, Special Draping in Ballroom: Ryan Designs, Linens: LaTavola, Florals: Hana Floral Design, Photographer: Katie Kaizer Photography, DJ and Photo Booth: Luke Renchan Entertainment,  Rehearsal Dinner: The Weekaupaug Inn

 

Enjoy! – Katie K.








Megan & James’ Nantucket Wedding – St. Mary’s Church and The Nantucket Golf Club

Megan and James were married September 16th 2017 on Nantucket. Their wedding ceremony was at St. Mary, Our Lady Of The Isle Catholic Church, and their reception was at The Nantucket Golf Club. The wedding was nonstop smiles and amazing happy energy! We met the Kelly Family last year when we photographed Megan’s sister’s wedding and needless to say we were overjoyed to be photographing another Kelly Wedding! It was such a lovely day and we always love making portraits at places that are special to our couples!  I loved when Megan and James suggested going to Chaos Corner, a gorgeous park where they got engaged just around the corner from Megan’s Family home in Pocomo.

From Megan….”I grew up going to Nantucket and have had many special memories with family and friends spending our summers out here. Once James’ started coming out here with me, he instantly loved it as well. It is definitely our happy place.”

The wedding was full of heartfelt, hilarious and memorable moments including what I am now referring to as the infamous champagne spray. After the ceremony everyone gathered at the iconic compass mural at the bottom of Main St. for photos. James opened a bottle of champagne and took a sip of it…..and then….within a split second his hilarious groomsmen Bertie grabbed the bottle and instead of taking a sip, he sprayed champagne as everyone laughed, cheered and got drenched in bubbles. It was a moment none of us will ever forget! Later at the reception Megan had a great idea to incorporate some beautiful big white balloons into their day and these made for amazing additions to our portraits!

Fog rolled in over the golf course making for an absolutely stunning evening on the island we all refer to as The Grey Lady. After some of the most hilarious speeches we have ever witnessed the dance floor was packed for the night!

From Megan ….”We loved Dancing up on stage with James and a bunch of friends and looking across the room and seeing all of our loved ones having a blast.”

Megan and James are an amazing couple and they spread joy to everyone around them. We are so happy for the newlyweds!

Big Thanks to Cary Tozer for photographing this wedding with me!

Wedding Coordinator: Nantucket Island Events, Wedding Ceremony: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Officiant: Father Marcel Bouchard, Reception: Nantucket Golf Club, Wedding Band: The Sultans, Flowers: Winston Flowers, Photographer: Katie Kaizer Photography, Videographer: Yellow Productions, Wedding Stationary and Design: Lark + Raven, Bride’s Gown: Amsale, Bridesmaid Gowns: Jenny Yoo, Groom’s Attire: Michael Andrews Bespoke, Rings: Zwikker and Zacher, Photo Booth: Nantucket Snap Booth, 
Enjoy! – Katie K.