Congratulations to Melissa and Matt who tied the knot at the prestigious Beauport Hotel in Gloucester last week! The Beauport is Gloucester’s most sought-after wedding venue and this couple took advantage of everything they have to offer!
The Beauport Hotel
This was our first time shooting at the Beauport and we were really impressed with the quality and how well the venue works for weddings & receptions. Devan was our wedding coordinator and she was there to help this couple with everything they needed.
The ceremony area, outside deck and Ballroom at the Beauport are all directly attached, this creates a nice flow for the day. The ceremony room has large windows for natural light & guests can easily move to the outside deck for cocktail hour. The higher floors overlook the deck and Devan gave us access to take some amazing group shots from a few stories up! The deck also offers beach access for couples who would like photographs on the sand or in the evening… which of course Matt and Melissa did!
Matt & Melissa can really be described in a few words. Highly organized, Calm, and Fun are words that come to mind! When we arrived at Melissa’s house for some preparation shots, as promised, she was completely dressed and ready to go! With all of her detail items neatly arranged, we captured some great shots of her getting ready with the girls. We also took some shots in front of the house, which was looking very manicured thanks to Matt!
Matt & Melissa chose to do a First Look. There’s a wonderful secluded area on the back deck perfectly suited for First Looks. After the couple enjoyed their First Look, it gave us time to move right into Family Photos. We decided to do all the family shots on the deck overlooking the ocean. The sun is pretty intense on the deck and we had to break out some serious strobe lights to capture these nice, balanced photographs in the sunlight.
The Night Shot
We love night photography and wanted to take full advantage of this beautiful venue for Matt & Melissa. We highlighted the hotel with uplights to match the couples wedding colors, carried down some video lights & backlit them on the beach to capture this amazing portrait!
We had a great time working with this great couple. They also have an amazing group of supportive family & friends that helped celebrate their special day. Thanks again to Melissa and Matt & here’s to a happy and healthy life together!