Archive for August, 2010

Melissa & David: Married

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Melissa and David were married this past weekend at the always-wonderful Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, RI. My good friend, Dave, was my second photographer for the day. It was the perfect day for a wedding, with the weather sunny and comfortable and the grounds looking fantastic. Glen Manor really does a nice job making things as perfect as possible for their couples!

Everything happened right on site – and because of that – we had plenty of time for family portraits, bridal party portraits, and photographs with just Melissa and David. They ended the evening with something I have never seen and can safely say I’ll never see again – A bride with a potato gun. A wedding gift from her uncle, she fired it off over the bay to test it out as the sun went down.

These are just a few of my favorite images.

It was a great day – and thanks so much to Melissa and David for having me there to celebrate their marriage!

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Kristin & Daryl: Married

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Kristin and Daryl were married on a picture perfect day at Bittersweet Farm over in Westport, Massachusetts. Bittersweet Farm is a gorgeous piece of land tucked away in a quiet corner of Massachusetts. Beautiful grounds and a fantastic hall inside made it the perfect place for Kristin and Daryl to tie the knot!

We started over at the Hampton Inn with Kristin and the ladies while they were finishing preparing for the big day, then arrived at the Farm for some bridal portraits and some images of Kristin with all her girls. The ceremony began just as the sunlight was streaking over the tree tops, providing for a creamy, warm light for the processional. It was a very moving ceremony, with Kristin and Daryl reciting their personalized vows to each other.

After the ceremony, we took some family portraits in the fading sunlight with enough light left in the sky for some awesome images around the property with just Kristin and Daryl. Then they went inside for an evening of dinner and dancing. It all ended with fireworks outside under the stars. What a great night! Thanks so much, Kristin and Daryl, for inviting me to share in such a wonderful day!

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Tasha & Cris: Engaged

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

I had the privilege to photograph some good friends of mine last week. They’re getting married next month and in the final stages of planning their big day. We met late one afternoon near the Towers in Narragansett and found some great locations, ending up down on Newton Rock off Ocean Road for a few final images around sunset. Thanks for a great time, guys, I’m really looking forward to your wedding next month!

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A Couple Of Non Wedding Favorites

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Here’s just a few images today of a little different subject matter. I’m normally posting engagement sessions and weddings all summer, but I wanted to post a few of the newest addition to the Brad Smith Photography family. Michael is home with us now after a lengthy stay in the NICU up in Providence. These are some images I snapped of him while playing earlier this week. Enjoy. More weddings and e-sessions to come!


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