Archive for November, 2011

2011 Black Friday Sale

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Brad Smith Photography is getting in on the Black Friday madness for the second year in a row!
Order any print, canvas, metal prints, or Bamboo mounted prints for 30% off our regular prices – without having to wait in a long line at 4am!

This will be the only time throughout the year that prices will be discounted across the board like this. It’s a great opportunity to order the prints, canvas gallery wraps, metal prints, or bamboo mounted prints that you may have been putting off ordering! This offer is valid for all clients, past & present; even future! (You may pre-order prints even before your wedding or portrait session for use later)

For example:
8×10 prints are now $17.50 (reg. $25.00)
11×14 prints are now $21.00 (reg. $30.00)
11×14 METAL prints $63.00 (reg.$90.00)
11×14 BAMBOO mounted prints $ 98.00 (reg. $140.00)
16×20 canvas gallery wraps are now $175.00 (reg. $250.00)
(Email me for full price list)

Prices are valid only through direct ordering via email, not through the website. If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, please email to place your order. The 30% off Black Friday Sale prices are in effect November 24, 25, and 26 only. 30% off prices are valid only on 8×10″ prints and larger. Rhode Island 7% sales tax + shipping and handling apply. $50 minimum order.

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Sammi & Dave: Engaged

Monday, November 14th, 2011

I left Rhode Island before sunrise on Saturday morning to arrive in Boston right at that perfect time of day where the city hasn’t yet woken up. I met Sammi and Dave at their Somerville home and we headed off to the Harvard area to start our early morning engagement session. Sammi knew the area well, and led the way by the Charles River and between the brick buildings that make up Harvard University. The unusual morning session was perfect in this case, because it allowed us our choice of spots to shoot without having to worry about other people getting in the way of our image making. The light was gorgeous on top of it all.

These two were so easy to work with – they fell together well and needed little suggesting of how to cuddle and get close. That always makes my job so easy!

Sammi and Dave are getting married next year in Sharon, Massachusetts. These are a few of my many favorites from the morning!

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Farewell 2011 Season

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Another great wedding season comes to a close! I had my final wedding of the season a couple weeks ago and now it’s on to wrapping up albums and other loose ends before looking forward towards the 2012 wedding season. Thanks to all the couples that trusted me with documenting their wedding day in 2011: Sarah & PeterBrianne & JohnMelissa & PatrickStephanie & NickMeagan & T.J.Jenna & BrianLin & PhiroatAshley & KyleKathryn & PlatoTracy & ChrisCeleste & JayLindsay & JoeCatherine & DanErin & DanTraci & TipJillian & RyanJesse & BenJoan & Mike, and Sara & Shawn.

I was able to photograph at some gorgeous venues: Wequasset Golf Club & ResortThe Towers in Narragansett, (where I held my own wedding reception several years ago)  Linden Place in Bristol, Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, Independence Harbor in Assonet, MA, 41 North in Newport, Blissful Meadows in Uxbridge, MA, The New Haven Lawn ClubLake of Isles at Foxwoods, Alpine Country Club, Heritage Gardens in Sandwich, MA, Kinney Bungalow in Narragansett, The Dunes Club in Narragansett, Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown, and several more, as well as a few private residences throughout the season.

Of course, I’m continuing to photograph engagement sessions throughout the winter as well as some other projects – so you’re sure to see some new work here soon! Thanks for following my work here, and remember to jump over to facebook to ‘like’ brad smith photography there as well.

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Sara & Shawn: Married

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Sara and Shawn were married a couple weeks back, on a very rainy and windy evening in Newport, RI. Some brides would be upset at the weather, but Sara was upbeat as ever, regardless of the weather. I met her while she was getting ready at 41 North, then went over to Kay Chapel for the intimate ceremony. Back at cozy 41 North, Sara and Shawn shared their first dance and enjoyed greeting their guests before sitting down for dinner. We popped out of their reception for a few minutes to explore the space upstairs at 41 North, which made for some terrific opportunities for a few portraits of just Sara and Shawn. Of all the venues we could have been at that night, 41 North was probably one of the best in the area with all the (good-looking) indoor space they have available for pictures.

The guests were treated to Manny’s Montage, a terrific jazz band based out of Boston. A fantastic choice of reception music! Sara and Shawn cut their cake and dancing begun shortly after. I was even treated to a piece of their wedding cake! (Thanks, Sara, for remembering that your big day was also my birthday – the cake was delicious!)

It was a great evening – regardless of the nasty weather! Thanks for sending my 2011 season out on a high note!

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