Ali and AJ’s wedding took place at Belle Mer in Newport. I first photographed at Belle Mer about five years ago, and it has become one of my favorite wedding venues in Rhode Island. It’s all there — the waterfront, interiors with incredible natural light, a scenic view of Mount Hope Bridge, and flawless coordination by Longwood Events. I love returning to a venue where I’ve photographed before — I see it differently each time.
Ali and AJ did not see each other before their wedding ceremony. Instead, they extended their cocktail hour so that they could complete portraits and still have time to enjoy their cocktail hour. It was the perfect time of day for wedding portraits — just as the sun was getting low in the sky.