bride and groom run across a castle drawbridge during their sparkler exit

Hammond Castle Wedding | Castle Wedding Photographer

Silhouette of couple in castle arches by the ocean during their wedding Adorable bride and groom pose looking at each other on castle draw bridge Marina and Dan got married just two weekends ago at the always gorgeous seaside wedding venue, Hammond Castle Wedding in Gloucester MA. This was our first wedding of the 2015 season and I can’t think of a better way to kick it off!! Their day was absolutely stunning and Hammond Castle made the perfect backdrop for their seaside wedding! Because Marina and Dan had us show up the day before to capture their beautiful rehearsal dinner we treated their wedding very much like a destination wedding 🙂 For destination weddings we try to capture some images of the local landscapes and people. In Marina and Dan’s case, we chose to wake up at sunrise and head down to Good Harbor beach which is arguably the most gorgeous beach on Cape Anne… we grabbed our cameras and captured the sun coming up the morning of Marina and Dan’s destination wedding. Twin lighthouses are silhuetted at sunrise of Good Harbor beach in Gloucester ma  Silhouette of seagull on the rocks at sunrise Couples name written in the sand at good harbor beach Marina made such a beautiful bride! I absolutely loved that she chose to incorporate a bit of her love of country music (and big trucks) and wear cowboy boots for the first part of her wedding day! She also picked out a gorgeous reception dress with a set of beautiful white high heels to change into for dancing in the castle! Bride with her gorgeous bouquet poses for a quick portrait beautiful engagement ring on top of brides cowboy boot wedding dress hangs  silhouetted in doorway in black and white silhouette of wedding shoes Gloucester MA marina is always packed with boats beautiful brides gets zipped into her wedding gown groom fixing his hair before the ceremony cuff links being put on the groom before his wedding Beautiful bride with her bouquet poses on castle drawbridge Groom gets ready to see his bride for the first time two adorable flower girls pose laughing with the groom cute bride and groom pose with their dog for a quick portrait beautiful wedding program inside hammond castles great hall bride waits patiently for the ceremony to begin adorable flowers girls and the bride and grooms dog  smiling flower girls run through Hammond Castle for the wedding ceremony silhouette of bride and groom during their seaside wedding ceremony bride and grooms first kiss as husband and wife after their seaside wedding ceremony bride and groom happily walk down the aisle after their wedding ceremony at Hammond Castle beautiful bridesmaid bouquet Beautiful bride and her bridesmaids pose for a portrait  by some stone arches at Hammond Castle Handsome groom and his groomsmen get goofy for a picture black and white image of bride and groom by the arches at Hammond Castle gorgeous bride and groom pose for a quick portrait after their wedding ceremony at hammond castle beautiful couple kisses by the ocean during their hammond castle wedding the tent and chuppah in gorgeous early evening light during the wedding reception at hammond castle wedding cake during wedding reception at hammond castle a view of the reception tent through a window at Hammond Castle When I heard Marina and Dan’s first dance was going to be to the tune of “Shut up and Dance” by Walk the Moon, I knew it was going to be awesome… Matt and I had just been talking about how that is a must for a first dance song. They definitely didn’t disappoint their guests! groom dips his bride during their fun first dance flower girl shares her drink with the groom during wedding reception guests at wedding reception show off their dance moves Bride lifted up in chair during the Hora adorable couple dances during wedding reception at Hammond Castle Flower girls and a guest take a self portrait during wedding reception at hammond castle the reception tent all light up at night with twinkly lights bride and groom almost kiss in gorgeous spanish archway bride and groom run across a castle drawbridge during their sparkler exit Marina and Dan, thank you so much for having us be a part of your fabulous wedding! We had a blast capturing your day and we hope you love your images!! A huge thank you to all the other amazing vendors who worked hard on Marina and Dan’s wedding! We had a blast working with everyone!!
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As an elopement photographer and outdoor enthusiast I get absolutely giddy with excitement when helping fellow adventure seekers, travelers, dreamers & fun-loving couples plan their experience based, intentional wedding days.

I live on the road full time traveling the country in my dream home on wheels – a 38' long fully off grid, converted bus.

Some of my favorite adventures include: Backpacking and ice climbing in Alaska, hiking the Napali Coast on Kauai, trekking in the jungles of Costa Rica.