Becca and Kevin's Winter Engagement Session

Becca and Kevin's Winter Engagement Session

I love dogs, waterfalls, and chilly Vermont temperatures... so naturally this was one of my most favorite photoshoots!  When I first started talking to Becca their dog Higgs was going through some really scary health problems.  When Higgs got a clean bill of health they knew he needed to be the star of their engagement session and he certainly rose to the occasion!  Blueberry Lake and Warren Falls made for an absolutely perfect wintery backdrop!

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Kate and Nate's Wedding at Ragged Mountain

Kate and Nate's Wedding at Ragged Mountain

Ragged Mountain was the perfect location for Kate and Nate's wedding!  The whole day could not have been more perfect!  Their ceremony was held at the top of the mountain and they surprised their guests with cannon fire at the end!  Kate's face was absolutely priceless when it went off!  Everyone went back down to the barn at the base for the reception and partied the night away.

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Olivia and Austin's Wedding

Olivia and Austin's Wedding

I am so excited to share Olivia and Austin's wedding with you today!  I met and became friends with Olivia years ago when we worked retail together.  So when she told me her and the boy she had been talking about for so long were getting married of course I had to travel to CT document it!  They had a beautiful wedding at their church in Newington CT, with a small reception and they  ended the day with a balloon sendoff! 

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Brooks and Aimee's Tourterelle Wedding

Brooks and Aimee's Tourterelle Wedding

I can't say enough good things about this wedding!  Brooks and Aimee were SO much fun to photograph, they had their dog Doug as part of their wedding (one of my favorite things), their wedding was at Tourterlle, a local wedding venue that I adore, their flowers were amazing... I could keep going but instead I am going to let you look at these beautiful photos of their fantastic wedding day!

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Ashley and Andre's Stratton Engagement Session

Ashley and Andre's Stratton Engagement Session

It was only 10 days ago that Ashley first contacted me!  She told me about Andre proposing to her at Big Sky Montana and their love of Skiing.  We quickly came to the conclusion that if she wanted to incorporate their love of skiing in their engagement shoot we needed to meet as soon as possible.  Thankfully we were able to do the shoot the very next Saturday and we had the most perfect March day in Vermont!  We rode up the mountain on the chairlifts, down the gondola, and then made our way to the most perfect little red covered bridge!  We had so much fun and I am so happy that I was able to work with them! 

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Annaliese at West Monitor Barn

Annaliese at West Monitor Barn

Annaliese had been wanting a photoshoot with an iconic red barn, and the West Monitor Barn was the perfect location!  This barn and the mountains behind were could not have been more beautiful!  Despite the freezing 10 degree temperature we had so much fun and also the most amazing light!  After the barn we headed to our favorite coffee spot Black Cap Coffee to warm up and take more photos in the beautiful downtown Stowe.

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Lana's Cake Smash!

Lana's Cake Smash!

I was SO excited when Lana messaged me saying she wanted to do a cake smash on her 35th birthday!  Such a great way to spend your birthday getting pampered with hair and makeup, drinking bubbly, eating cake, and being surrounded with tulle and glitter! :)

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Sarah and Will's Wedding Overlooking Mount Mansfield

Sarah and Will's Wedding Overlooking Mount Mansfield

You have got to see this ceremony location!  Sarah and Will's wedding was held on Will's parents property with the ceremony in a field overlooking Mount Mansfield, and the view is just spectacular!  I had so much fun photographing these two, and their playful personalities. 

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Kinsley Mae is One!

Kinsley Mae is One!

Two years ago I photographed Katie and Jordan's wedding, and Saturday I was able to photograph them again along with their fantastic little munchkin Kinsley!  She was such a doll and we had so much fun playing with balloons, a sign with her name on it, and then hanging out in the snow and sunshine!  I love photographing toddlers and it made it even better that I photographed her parents wedding. 

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Anna and RJ's Lake Champlain Engagement Session

Anna and RJ's Lake Champlain Engagement Session

Today I am doing a little flashback to Anna and RJ's engagement session on Lake Champlain.  I am so excited to be re-living this session today!  When Anna told me her plan for the shoot I was beyond excited!  Combining Lake Champlain, Boats, Woods Island, Boyden Valley's Double Bourbon Cider AND rescue pups!  SO many fantastic things in one session! 

I am so happy and excited to be photographing their wedding in just 5 short months!

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Jen's 30th Birthday Cake Smash

Jen's 30th Birthday Cake Smash

When Jen messaged me saying she wanted to plan a 30th birthday photoshoot I knew we were in for a fun time!  Glitter, tulle, prosecco, cake, balloons, oh and that tiny crown... you can't not love everything about this shoot!

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Visiting Pink Colony with Annaliese

Visiting Pink Colony with Annaliese

It was December and -10 degrees in Vermont when Annaliese and I went to Pink Colony in Stowe Vermont for a Lilly Pulitzer photoshoot.  Pink Colony is Vermont's only Lilly Pulitzer signature store and If you have the winter blues and need some shopping therapy this is THE place to go!  Surrounded by beautiful bright colors and warm air we could almost forget the outside temperatures and pretend we were on a tiny tropical vacation! 

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Mary Jane and Mark's Burlington Vermont Wedding

Mary Jane and Mark's Burlington Vermont Wedding

 

I am so excited to share Mary Jane and Mark's beautiful July wedding with you today!   Mary Jane got dressed in her childhood bedroom in Essex Vermont with help from her Mother and her Maid of Honor.  After tearful first looks with where Father and Bridesmaids it was off to Holy Family Catholic Church for the ceremony.  Mary Jane and Mark exited the church to could of bubbles blown by their wedding party and family!  We took some family photos at the church and then Mary Jane, Mark and the wedding party went to the waterfront for the rest.  The sun was crazy bright and hot coming off the water so we took a combination of photos in the shade and down by the water before stopping for creemees on the way to the reception!   The reception was full of their closest friends and family, many of which had traveled to be there, and they danced the night away to the fantastic music of the Phil Abair Band. 

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Church Street With Annaliese

Church Street With Annaliese

Wow, what a summer it has been!  After this crazy summer and fall, during which shooting and editing consumed all my time, and kept me from my usual blogging, I am back at it!  So, get ready for some beautiful, sunny, warm summer scenes!

To start us back up, let me tell you a little about Annaliese!  She called me last winter from Charlotte, North Carolina.  She is a blogger, and was getting ready to make the move to Vermont to pursue her career in Broadcast Journalism!  We started our first shoot on Church Street in downtown Burlington and ended on top of a parking garage!

If you want to know more about Annaliese (and what she is wearing in these photos) check out her blog Southern Belle in Training here! 

 

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Annaliese at Burlington Fishing Pier and Boardwalk

Annaliese at Burlington Fishing Pier and Boardwalk

It's another flashback day here at Melissa Lynn Images!   Back to June of last year when fashion blogger Annaliese from Southern Belle In Training and I went to the Burlington Fishing Pier and Boardwalk for a beautiful photoshoot!  I love shooting at the Fishing Pier SO much! It offers more angles, views and fun lines than just the boardwalk does. Right behind it we found this fun, colorful wall too!  

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Magda and Alex's Gloucester Massachusetts Wedding

Magda and Alex's Gloucester Massachusetts Wedding

We had such a great time photographing Magda and Alex's wedding day!  The ceremony was held at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody MA.  Despite the storms on the horizon Magda and Alex and their entire wedding party climbed the giant rock for some super unique wedding party photos!  The view from on top the rock was great so we finished photos up there and then the rain came.  Everyone ran back to the trolley but never stopped smiling!  Their beautiful reception was at the Cruiseport in Gloucester and was full of beautiful traditional greek dancing!

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Emily and Jamison's Wedding at the Ponds at Bolton

Emily and Jamison's Wedding at the Ponds at Bolton

I am so excited to share Emily and Jamison's wedding a the Ponds!  They had such a perfect day! We started with a first look by the pond and we had some wonderful time taking portraits of the two of them, their wedding party and family.  As we were finishing the portraits, some huge storms rolled in, but when it was time for the ceremony the rain went away and the sun came back out!   They danced the night away with their family and friends and we ended the night with a sparkler exit.  These were the smokiest sparklers I have ever seen!  After some super smokey exit photos we were able to capture some magical smokey photos of just the two of them at the very end.

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Stephanie and Brendon's Lake Champlain Engagement Session

Stephanie and Brendon's Lake Champlain Engagement Session

 Stephanie wanted to take her engagement photos at her childhood lake house and the results were just perfect!  Combine a beautiful, adorably in love couple, with an underwater dock and amazing skies, and you have a recipe for fantastic photos!  Yes the sky and water actually looked like that!   We had so much fun shooting together, and I am so excited to be photographing their wedding next summer!

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Chelsey and Eric's Wedding at Killington Grand Resort

Chelsey and Eric's Wedding at Killington Grand Resort

I can't believe it has been over a year and a half years since I met Chelsey at a bridal show!  First we took thier engagement photos with their adorable puppy Bear.  This winter I had the honor of shooting their intimate winter ceremony before Eric got deployed, and now here is their beautiful summer wedding at Killington Grand Resort!  Chelsey and Eric's ceremony was held inside due to huge storms outside, but after we got just enough of a break to take some photos with Killington in the background!  When it started to rain again we headed to the front entrance.  It was there that we were able to take some of my favorite photos!  Then we headed inside to dance the night away.

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