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    Hitched Studios is Ben Wight, Tara Morris, Cyndi Stevens, and Max Gordon. We're all happily managed by Kate Skypeck and our gorgeous studio is in Charlestown. We're four grateful and inspired wedding photographers who believe wedding photography should blow your mind.

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    People in love inspire us.

Nick & Meg: My great and gorgeous friends

The cat is still away and the mouse is going to show off what he’s been up to. We’re going to do a little cross pollination here. I am also posting some of these and others on Dubsidephotography.com, my other site. Check em out. These are not for an engagement or any other landmark event, they just wanted beautiful photographs of themselves at this time in their lives, something I think more people should do.

Nick and Meg are two amazing people and really great friends of mine. Nick is a super talented photographer that I met while we were in school together. Meg is his awesome, amazing girlfriend who is a super talented artist and amazing hair stylist. Put these two together and they are almost too much awesomeness to handle. Throw me in the mix and, well, I’ll let the pictures show what that much awesomeness can do.

Nick and Meg, thank you for your trust,….. and for being super good looking ūüėČ

Ben

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Ann & Clinton: The Azores, Portugal

Tara is officially out of the country and has landed safe in Chile…….. so guess who’s takin over!!!!

Ann & Clinton are two of my closest friends, so when they asked if I would join their epic adventure of a wedding, it was a tough sell. ¬† We hopped on a plane to the Azores and swapped planes to get to Faial. Amazing!!!! ¬†Ann’s dad was born here and she wanted to do some exploring.¬†There was no real plan, go with the flow and see what happens. Within two days, and through more serendipity ¬†than one could ever plan, everything was set. Cake, flowers, private restaurant¬†reservations, ceremony site, and just about any other foreseeable detail for the day. A low stress, laid back, unique adventure to celebrate the coming together of two very special and unique people.

After scouting several locations to have the ceremony, we all secretly hoped that when we got to the rim of the volcano, it would be as cool as we imagined it……. and oh was it!!!!! Absolutely breathtaking. Unexplainable in words, which is why it’s a good thing I brought a camera. We had an impromptu engagement shoot at sunset on the rim. This is one of those times in my life that I know I won’t ever forget. The chance to do what I love to do, both with and for two people whom I love dearly, in a place as epic and amazing as the rim of a volcano, in the middle of the Atlantic. The awe didn’t fade as we hit Horta by storm for formals the next day. We had the day to celebrate and explore and then back to the rim for a sunset ceremony. Well, I’m sure the sun was setting, somewhere behind the dark clouds and freezing wind that blew in as we arrived at the rim. Not ones to let a little weather get in the way of a good time, the ceremony was just hastened a bit. ¬†Great food, delicious cake and a unique first dance, and I’d call that a wedding. We rounded out the celebrations with a few more days of merriment and exploration and then started the journey home…………

To Ann & Clinton, I want to thank you both for dreaming of such an amazing adventure for a wedding and then having the guts to do it. To everyone else, please dream up your own epic adventure wedding, and then have the guts to bring us ūüėČ

If you want to see more of Ann & Clinton’s wedding day and highlights from the week, you can see more at ¬†Dubsidephotography.com

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This is Horta, Faial.
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You have to shoot somewhere, why not a volcano.
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One of the most beautiful and inspiring place I have ever been.
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Ann going over any last minute details before the big day.
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Ann & Ann ( that didn’t get confusing all week) were a little thrown oft my excitement to shoot getting readies with the girls……. Tara always steals that one.
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GORGEOUS!
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The architecture was so unique and beautiful, even in buildings that had been long forgotten.
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This is the bar at the hotel that Manuel Brum ran. He was as nice a person as we could have met. He arranged the flowers from his beautiful garden, open his bar for just us and became an old friend quite quickly.
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This is the lava flow that runs through Manuel’s garden……. I know, it must suck.

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Who knew Clinton was so romantic.

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I tried convincing them that the real shot would be them jumping in, but I don’t think they could hear me…….. or maybe they just pretended that they couldn’t.
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Yes folks, Ann is a supermodel.
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A windy, cold and short ceremony. Epic and amazing….. but cold.
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They did a special feather release at the end of their ceremony. A unique way to end a unique ceremony.
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The wedding party (above)…. the wedding photographer (below)
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Ann and Clinton were up for anything, so it was no surprise that when I suggested that they do their first dance in the abandoned stone house by where we were staying, that they were super into it.
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A contemplative Ann, looking out to what is ahead.
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I could not have wished for a better view as we left the island. Above is the rim they were married on, and below is the tip of Pico, the island next to Faial.

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April 4, 2010 - 9:59 am

Ann Brum - Every time I look at the Faial, Azores Pics, it always brings touches a very special place in my heart.
You will never truly know how much we love you and appreciate this form of Art.
With our utmost gratitude –
Ann -n- Clinton

Colleen and Matt: Married in Cohasset

Colleen is an old friend of mine and I was so very excited when she asked us to photograph her and Matt’s wedding (well…more like when I told her I was photographing her wedding. ;)).

She and Matt had such a killer day…another freakishly gorgeous Autumn day in November in the prettiest town ever.¬† Red Lion Inn was where the party went down…awesome friends, great families, good music, and lots of really cute small red heads.¬† What’s not to love.

enjoy.

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in d'hummer.

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cohasset hahbah

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Pink light arriving while we

Pink light arriving while we're doing formals means that God loves me and Ben. And Colleen and Matt.

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Colleen running down the stairs at Red Lion Inn.

Colleen running down the stairs at Red Lion Inn.

This is The Red Lion Inn.  When I look at this photograph I pretend it

This is The Red Lion Inn. When I look at this photograph I pretend it's my apartment.

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;)

;)

Mr. Ben Wight, folks.

Mr. Ben Wight, folks.

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No, I was not egging them on.  I would never, ever egg on this kind of silly.

No, I was not egging them on. I would never, ever egg on this kind of silly.

Making friends.

Making friends.

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It wouldn

It wouldn't be a wedding of a girl named Colleen without a healthy dose of Irish step dancing.

Red Lion Inn.  Good Night.  Merry Christmas.  Until 2010.....

Red Lion Inn. Good Night. Merry Christmas. Until 2010.....

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We won…thanks to you!

How incredibly exciting!¬† Hitched Studios won The Knot’s Best of Weddings.¬† The Knot Best of Weddings provides a ‘for brides by brides’ guide to top wedding professionals and you, our brides, made us a winner!¬† THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

We’re super excited and honored.

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December 14, 2009 - 6:36 pm

Alyssa Mack - CONGRATULATIONS – well deserved recognition of the best wedding photographers in Boston!

I knew I had good taste :-)

10 months to go and counting – can’t wait to have you both work your magic on our big day.

xoxo

Alyssa

December 14, 2009 - 7:45 pm

BEANTOWN BRIDE - We sure LOVE your work! Congrats to you both!

December 15, 2009 - 7:31 am

Ben Schaefer - Rock on guys! Congrats!

December 16, 2009 - 12:12 pm

Joanna Aven - So deserved! Yay for you guys! Congrats. :)

December 16, 2009 - 5:19 pm

Shannon & Ed Vossler - YAYYYYYYY! Very much well-deserved, you guys do kick some serious photographic ass. And are pretty kickass people yourselves! :-)

Congrats!!!!!!

December 17, 2009 - 4:06 pm

Kaitlyn - This is so fabulous!! You guys are wonderful and deserve this!! Early Christmas present :) xoxo

December 17, 2009 - 6:50 pm

Adam Marcinek - much congrats to you both kids….nicely played!

December 21, 2009 - 1:16 pm

Jessie Perry - duh

December 29, 2009 - 11:39 am

Paula - Like someone else said, duh. Congrats! I’ve been spreading the gospel since my wedding…

Lauren and Chris: Chapter One in a life long friendship (with us). Oh, and their wedding.

Ya, I guess the title says it all.¬† Chris and Lauren are absolutely insanely awesome.¬† They’re super funny, really smart, really nice to us, have great families and awesome friends.¬† They enjoyed their wedding so so so so very much.¬† We enjoyed it just as much.¬† Everything was perfect.¬† Absolutely everything.

They were married at The Seaport Hotel, their band was the Marsels. Both utterly rocked.

Thank you so much, you guys.¬† We obviously miss you so much already.¬† We’ll see you soon. Like, soon soon.

To see Chris and Lauren’s engagement shoot click here.

When we met Lauren, she was a guest of a wedding.  Ben referred to her as Husky Eyes.  I think it

When we met Lauren, she was a guest of a wedding. Ben referred to her as Husky Eyes. I think it's obvious why. Lauren is so beautiful.

Low November sun, a bunch of hot dudes in tuxes?  Ben has all the fun.

Low November sun, a bunch of hot dudes in tuxes? Ben has all the fun.

Limos are for little girls.

Limos are for little girls.

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Ben is incredibly proud of this shot.  My favorite part of this shot is the fact that Lauren actually did this.  It

My favorite part of this photograph is the fact that Lauren actually did this. It's a totally candid shot.

Chris anxiously awaiting his bride. So sweet I can

Chris anxiously awaiting his bride. So sweet I can't stand it.

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Mama's first glance at her baby walking down the aisle. Call your mother.

:)

:)

Long recognized for its strategic location, the fort on Castle Island helped protect Boston from British attack during the War of 1812. Today?  Awesome place for formals.

Long recognized for its strategic location, the fort on Castle Island helped protect Boston from British attack during the War of 1812. Today? Awesome place for formals.

What?  I was making sure Lauren was doing it right.

What? I was making sure Lauren was doing it right.

Perfect, perfect, perfect windy November day.

Perfect, perfect, perfect windy November day.

I love this series of Lauren and her brother and sister.

I love this series of Lauren and her brother and sister.

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sick, sick, sickkkkkk shot by Mr. Ben Wight.

sick, sick, sickkkkkk shot by Mr. Ben Wight.

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meet the hot new version of The Statue of Liberty.

meet the hot new version of The Statue of Liberty.

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I hid out with the crew in the back before they were announced.

I hid out with the crew in the back before they were announced.

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I love this. Chris

I love this. Chris' uncle has a wedding tradition where he makes everyone sing and pump their fists during the cake cutting. It was very, very funny.

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Hitched Studios' advice to brides and grooms: enjoy. your. wedding.

This shot is significant.  This is (hilariously enough) Chris

This shot is significant. This is (hilariously enough) Chris' signature move; jumping from all fours. I caught him in mid air last year when he was a wedding guest. He saw that shot, he hired us. Rock.

Oh, and one last piece of advice:  When the band asks you, the bride, to come up and sing with them and you can

Oh, and one last piece of advice: When the band asks you, the bride, to come up and sing with them and you can't sing? Get up there and sing like your life depended on it.

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December 11, 2009 - 7:20 am

Lauren - Tara and Ben,

I am sitting in my office looking at our photos. I have the chills. You guys are amazing…so fun to be around and two of the most talented people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I am so GLAD that we found each other! Our wedding photos are perfect, you captured every single moment. I have never seen such amazing and unique wedding photos. We really do love you guys. I cannot wait for us to find an excuse to hire you again. Perhaps whence I’m feeling low and need a glamour shoot or something to get my spirits up! Feather boas, clear heels…can you see it now? Love you 4-eva. Hope to see you real soon. xoxo Lauren