Arts Ink Photography: Blog http://www.theartsink.com/blog en-us Arts Ink Photography by Kristy-Lee Belcourt Deorsey (Arts Ink Photography) Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:26:00 GMT Thu, 29 Jun 2017 13:26:00 GMT http://www.theartsink.com/img/s/v-5/u137883329-o204968107-50.jpg Arts Ink Photography: Blog http://www.theartsink.com/blog 90 120 #FoodforthoughtThursday Getting Wedding Day Details in Order http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2017/6/-foodforthoughtthursday-getting-wedding-day-details-in-order #FoodforthoughtThursday You've spent countless months and hours planning every little detail for your wedding but bride brain is a real thing. Take it from someone who suffered from it herself! Take the time you have to yourself the night before the wedding and create a checklist and day of bag. The most forgotten item is the hanger, and invitation. If you've taken the time to order and put into place even the tiniest details make a list of them as they come in and then use it to check them off the day of so you have everything you need. 

 

 

Also make sure at least three day or even up to a week before the wedding the groom and groomsmen try on their tuxes again and that everything they ordered is in the bag. One of the biggest wedding day mishaps I see are tuxedo companies sending the wrong size jacket or there aren't any shoes in one groomsmen's bag. It's not an issue you want to face head on your wedding day so make sure its all together beforehand. You'll be glad you did!

 

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A Valentines Baby Announcement http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2017/2/a-valentines-baby I couldn't have been more excited when Amber and Eric reached out to me about taking photos to announce their pregnancy on Valentines Day. It's not often I get to photograph sessions like this, so I jump at the opportunity. When it came to picking a versatile location that would suite their vision, Roger Williams Park was an easy choice. We incorporated an adorable onesie with a heart, twine, and heart shaped balloons to create the perfect Valentine's Day Shoot. The red slat board siding of the Betsy Williams Cottage and rustic wooden doorway with exposed red bricks made for the perfect backdrop for a family getting ready to welcome a baby bean to their home-front.  

This family photo wouldn't have been complete without their fur baby, so of course we had a blast incorporating the soon to be "big brother" Ferguson the Scotty mix. He couldn't help but be a lovable and friendly pooch. Even though he was more interested in licking my face and sitting by me, and the camera versus in front of it. I'm more than convinced he'll make for a great big brother when it comes to welcoming this happy little families newest member.  

Our session was timed perfectly in sync with Ambers sonogram, so we were able to incorporate Baby Beans very first picture into our session. Using the long wooden and brass bridge at the Park and the beautiful pines that flourish throughout the year we were able to capture some truly touching moments for these first time parents.

Congrats to this wonderful couple on the arrival of their soon to be bundle of joy. I couldn't have be happier and more excited to capture your pregnancy announcement photos. It's is truly the greatest joy to be able to capture and be a part of such important moments in people's lives. Click Here to view the full session gallery.  

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A Winter Storm Wedding to Start the Year. http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2017/1/a-winter-storm-wedding-to-start-the-year I had the great adventure of photographing Alyssa and Brian's wedding this past Saturday at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA during Winter Storm Helena. It was a great adventure braving the snow, and I'm happy to report that this wedding went off without a hitch! I often get the question "What happens in the event of poor weather?" "What do we do if it rains or snows?" "How will our photos turn out?" It's a concern that most brides have when it comes to taking photos on their wedding day, and there's one simple answer. We can't control the weather, but we can always make the best of it and have fun, and that is exactly what we did. I also always have a selection of large umbrella's, and a positive attitude readily available.

 

The Publick House in Sturbridge offered a beautiful layout of private rooms, ornate doors, holiday decor, and a beautiful library full of antique books that made for the perfect backdrop during the storm. Their ceremony was adorned with a beautiful holiday tree that reached to the ceilings, and the ceremony was simply sweet. Performed by the brides uncle and perfectly suited to this couples unique and lively personalities. I couldn't have been more excited to share this special day with such a charismatic couple. 

 

 

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Kristen & Andrew's Watch Hill Engagement Adventure http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2016/6/kristen-andrews-watch-hill-engagement-adventure When people ask me why I do what I do the answer is simple. I'm passionate about photography and the people I get to work with doing it. This past Sunday was a testament to that. I had the pleasure of meeting Kristen a few months back. There was an immediate connection and I was so excited when she and her fiancé Andrew chose me to shoot their wedding and engagement photos. She chose Watch Hill Ocean House, but was a little unsure as to their "policy" on non-guests taking photos on their grounds. That being said the adventure began!

A few days before our shoot I called and got the name of one of their front desk staff. He said we were welcome to take photos on the veranda, but the beach and grounds were exclusive to guests. Thankfully (for protective purposes we'll call him Joe) Joe was not there when we showed up camera in hand and informed the front desk that I had spoken with "Joe" a few days before and gotten permission to shoot on the Veranda...and grounds. The front desk was happy to oblige and we crashed this quaint little country hotels walk around veranda for some exquisite shots.   

Watch Hill itself is limited on parking and has one private beach after another, followed by one private parking lot after another. That didn't stop us though. We just melded in with the crowds heading onto the private beach and acted like we owned the place. Sometimes when you want to get the perfect shot  you've got to be willing to break a few rules. This shoot was truly an adventure worth having and we got shots in places one normally wouldn't be welcome. We even unknowingly passed by Taylor Swifts house until the locals informed us of where we were.

 

 

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A Blast From My Aviation Past http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2016/6/a-blast-from-my-aviation-past For those of you who know me, I always talk about my days before dedicating myself to wedding photography. Where I started and how I got where I am today. One of the stories I tell is from my days in the media tents at the Quonset Air Show. The most memorable of that phase in my life was my time spent harnessed into a Sherpa hanging out with the Time's and Bobs Adventures as we captured the Army Ski Divers. I'll never forget what it was like to hang by a harness and sit on the edge of that plane and capture these once in a lifetime photos.

Here are a few memories from those times and some influential shots captured. The image of me is courtesy of Bob Venturini, from Bobs Big Adventures. If you're looking for a photographer with experience and a sense of adventure on your wedding day those are two things I've got covered.

 

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Amanda & John-Richard's Salem Ma City-side Engagment Session http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2016/6/amanda-john-richards-salem-ma-city-side-engagment-session I was so lucky to meet Amanda this past April at the Great Gatsby Bridal Show in Mansfield, Ma. Her energy and excitement were infectious. I was even more excited when she and her fiancé contacted me to do their engagement photos in downtown Salem. The quaint buildings and hidden alleyways offered up some of the best backdrops I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I had an awesome Sunday afternoon learning more about them, and capturing this couples unique energy. Many wonderful wishes and may your destination wedding be filled with joy and happiness. To view the full gallery Click Here.

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(Arts Ink Photography) arts ink by kristy-lee belcourt arts ink photography city-side engagment photography engagement photos, salem ma salem, ma photographer http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2016/6/amanda-john-richards-salem-ma-city-side-engagment-session Wed, 08 Jun 2016 21:47:38 GMT
Stacia & James Patriot Place Engagement Session http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2016/6/stacia-james-patriot-place-engagement-session The Cranberry Bogs at Patriot Place are always a win when it comes to taking engagement photos. I had a great summer morning with Stacia and James as we walked the Nature Trail and meandered around the Patriots Hall of Fame. When it comes to being happy, silly, and just plain fun this couples has all those qualities. We had a great time, and some interesting conversations about Beyoncé and Minions Selfies. I can't wait to join these Pats fans on their wedding day. View the full session by Clicking Here!

 

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(Arts Ink Photography) Engagement Photography Foxboro Nature Trials MA Engagement Photography Patriot Place Patriot Place http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2016/6/stacia-james-patriot-place-engagement-session Fri, 03 Jun 2016 21:23:44 GMT
Baby Gunner's Close Up http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2016/5/baby-gunners-close-up I had a great Friday afternoon at Charisse and Frank's house during our 3 month shoot with baby Gunner. We've come a long way since capturing their maternity photos back last October. I got to spend some time catching up with them and while capturing this future quarterback's wonderful smile.

I've found when it comes to taking infant and baby photographs having a traveling studio just really makes the shoot more fun and stress free. We got to capture Gunner in his home, where milk is always ready and waiting and Mom & Dad have all the comforts of home readily available. Thank you both for having me over. You've got such a happy little boy on your hands and I can't wait to see all three of you again soon!

Click Here to see the full shoot and all of Gunner's great facial expressions. 

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The Heavenly Ginger 6 Charity Event http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2016/3/the-heavenly-ginger-6-charity-event I couldn’t have been more honored and excited when my colleague Paula at Picture It Photo Booth invited me to volunteer at the Heavenly Ginger 6 Event held this past Tuesday at the Twin River Casino Event Center in Lincoln RI. This incredible organization is run by the parents, family and friends of two extraordinary young women Keri Anne O’Donnell who was lost in a devastating car crash, and Jessica Morris who was lost to ovarian cancer. All proceeds benefit “Jessie’s Dream” and “The Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund.” The scholarships granted from these charities help pay for lessons, workshops and even Broadway training for young talented individuals.

 

I was so proud that I could capture such an inspiration night, as businesses, performers, family and friends came together to raise thousands in a single night. Past scholarship recipients performed, along with local dance studios and workshops that both girls were once a part of. Winners of these scholarships have been given opportunities they might have never had. Some have even gone as far as becoming Disney Cruise Line performers, while others perfect their talents through the continuation of their education.

 

Take a look at some of the incredible performances, booths, raffle items, and more from this great night!  Click Here to view the full gallery.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Share Your Love Story | Engagement Photography Winner http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2016/3/share-your-love-story-engagement-photography-winner ​As some of you may recall back in January  I held a contest for brides to win a complimentary engagement shoot. In order to enter prospective brides had to share their love story or engagement story on the post feed via the MA & RI Wedding Group. I was very touched by Jennifer's story of personal struggle and overcoming many odds that others aren't faced with in a lifetime. The story of how her now fiancé changed her whole world for the better and the story of their children was one that stood out among the crowd. Each story was unique and special in its own way, but I had to meet the girl who had overcome all the odds and ended up at happily ever after.

​This past Sunday we met up at Roger Williams Park in Providence, RI, and I was able to capture this truly inspiring couple. The pictures speak for themselves when it comes to the unique personality this couple has as a unit. We hung out, laughed, talked about farts (yes farts) and captured what it is that makes them, as strong a couple as they are. Congrats to Jen & Al on your upcoming wedding, and I'm so pleased I was able to gift you with this complimentary engagement session. May your marriage be filled with love and faith as it blossoms and grows over the years. [Below are a few of my favorites from the shoot]

 

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Yamit's Surprise Marriage Proposal | Boston, MA Public Gardens http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2016/3/yamits-surprise-proposal ​I couldn't have been more excited than when Yamit contacted me about his plan to surprise his girlfriend by proposing at the Public Gardens in Boston, MA. He wanted to capture the special moment on camera and freeze the emotions in time for them to both enjoy for years to come. We worked out all the details via email and text and even coordinated on the spots I would hide, so Mebi would not see me.

Needless to say on a beautiful spring morning in the Public Park it was loaded with people, and gave me the perfect opportunity to blend into the crowd and grab a few snapshots unbeknown to Mebi. I ducked behind trees, jumped fences and flew through crowds to capture this very special moment. I couldn't be happier that I was able to witness such an incredible moment between two very wonderful people. I wish you a world of happiness and joy! 

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Surprise Proposal PhotographsIf you are looking to propose to that someone special, Arts Ink Photography looks forward to the opportunity to capture that very special moment in time.

 

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(Arts Ink Photography) Proposal Photographs Surprise Engagement Surprise Marriage Proposal Surprise Proposal Surprise Proposal Photographer http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2016/3/yamits-surprise-proposal Mon, 14 Mar 2016 20:02:01 GMT
Tips for the Best Engagement Photos http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2015/11/tips-for-the-best-engagement-photos Congrats on being newly engaged! Now that she's said yes, you and your fiance probably have a million questions running through your heads. Where to get married? What flavor cake? Who is going to take the photos? When it comes to wedding planning, perhaps nothing is as important as finding the right photographer, and getting the very best photos. Your engagement photos are the precursor to the actual event. Engagement photography is what helps show your spark with each other, and creates widespread awareness of your upcoming wedding. At Arts Ink Photography it's our job to know how to deliver beautiful engagement photos for soon-to-wed couples. Here are some best practices and what to expect.

 

Pre-Shoot Meet and Greet

 

We find it essential to meet our couples. Whether it's over a cup of coffee, or just sharing a laugh in the local book store. Getting to know you as a couple is the utmost important part of designing your engagement shoot, and ultimately delivering unique wedding photos. We want to build a great relationship with you so you're more comfortable in front of the lens. Don't be afraid to share. If you have a unique quirk we want to know. What do you enjoy most about each other? What is your current career path? Are you involved in any organization or church? Favorite Colors? How did your love pop "the question?"

 

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Pick Your Location and be on Time

 

When it comes to choosing the right location, find a place that's meaningful for you and your love. It could be the place you met or a place you like to go together. We can offer suggestions on great place to take photos, like the Green Animals Topiary Garden in Newport, RI, Purgatory Chasm in Sutton MA, the Monastery of Our Lady of the Valley in Cumberland, RI, The Nature Trails & Cranberry Bogs at Patriot Place or even our backyard pond.

 

We find that outdoor shoots are the best! What's great about where we are located is there are such diverse options to pick from. There is always a great nature trail to explore or an old monastery to enhance your images. Local farms near you with old barns and rolling fields are worth contacting to see if they'd allow you on premises to take photos. We're always happy to share images with local hot spots, so feel free to tell them we'd be willing to give copies if it helps push the envelope to a "Yes."

 

 

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Also don't be afraid to use props! Many of our clients and friends bring props along with them, and we provide a few as well. Whether it's a banner with your wedding date on it or your motorcycle, incorporate the things that are meaningful to you. Depending on the look you are hoping to achieve the best time to take photos is in the early afternoon or early evening when the sun is setting or within an hour of sunrise. Time of year also affects the best times to take outdoor photos. You want to avoid taking photos mid summer high noon photos if you can to avoid excessive sweating in your photos and heat stroke.

 

Most importantly, leave early and show up on time. Pre-plan the night before so you have all the items you need such as props, clothes for changing, water to hydrate etc. Being prepared will eliminate your stress level the day of and help you relax while being photographed. It also optimizes the amount of time we spend taking photos of you and your love.

 

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Choosing the Right Outfit

 

Outside of your wedding day, most people find that picking the right outfit for their engagement photos is the second hardest. Although black is slimming, dark colors tend to accentuate that stray piece of hair or lint, and can also make you blend into the background. Avoid matching. Choose complimentary colors and textures. Avoid logos, as they will take the concentration away from you and your love, and can be distracting.

 

When it comes to outfit changes, wear layers. It's always easier to have something to take off than trying to find somewhere to change. Avoid wearing things like shorts and flip flops if you can (beach photos are the exception). Dress for your personality. If you're a casual couple wear a nice pair of casual jeans and a comfortable top. If you're more formal, try a cocktail dress, pearls and button down shirts.

 

 

Remember PDA is Okay!

 

The theme for your engagement photos is love. Our job is to capture that. We will do whatever it takes to make you comfortable. Be aware though that we probably will ask you to kiss, hug, hold hands, be playful, be silly, and be touchy-feely mushy gushy! It makes your pictures more personable. Wearing matching superhero t-shirts is a plus.

 

 

 

Arts Ink Photography by Kristy-Lee Belcourt is located in the Blackstone Valley Area. She services customers from both the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Area, including Uxbridge, Worcester, Sutton, Upton, Blackstone and Northbridge MA. Rhode Island areas include Smithfield, North Smithfield, Cumberland, Woonsocket, Newport, and Jamestown RI. To learn more about Arts Ink click here. If you're interested in meeting the photographer to discuss your recent engagement or upcoming wedding contact us today.

 

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(Arts Ink Photography) Blackstone Engagement Engagment Locations MA Northbridge Photo Photographer Photography Photos Sutton Tips Uxbridge Valley Worcester http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2015/11/tips-for-the-best-engagement-photos Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:54:04 GMT
Valerie & Josh's Christopher ColumBus Waterfront Park | Boston MA Wedding http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2015/6/orenberg-long-warf-boston-wedding My newley appointed assistant (aka my sister Jess) and I recently had the honor of shooting Valerie and Josh's Wedding in Boston, MA at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. Shooting Josh and Valerie's wedding brought back some great memories of my first shoot at the Blackstone Park in Woonsocket, RI. This was my first park wedding since then. 

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Nothing is quite as quaint as a park wedding. As they shared their wedding vows onlookers couldn't help but stop and linger, becoming permenant monuments to the testimonies of love Valerie and Josh shared on a cool summers day. 

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One thing Jess, and I can agree on when it comes to discussing the Orenberg Wedding is that there was one wedding hero we felt the need to honor when writing this blog. We've never seen the Mother of the Groom more on top of her game, and invovled in making sure the wedding prep went just perfect than we did in Boston. Here's a special shout out to Gail, Josh's mom and all the hard work we watched her put in behind the scenes. Also to a special little girl who was the best photographers helper by far...little Miss Emma.  

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All in all it was a wonderful time and we couldn't have be more greatful that Josh and Valerie asked us to share their special day. What's truley unique about Josh and Valerie is how naturally they just "click". Valerie seems to be this calm balance of patience and virtue, who reels in those around her and bring everyone back down to earth with her. While Josh is a fun loving, secret rap artist who dressed to impress like a madman ad executive. This wonderful little family has many greats years ahead of them for sure. Especially with a little girl who is the perfect combination of their best attributes. Congrats Josh and Valerie on your special day! Click on any image to see a first look at their wedding gallery. More images to come!!!

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Darlene & Jack Engagement Photos | Topiary Gardens- Portsmouth, RI http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2015/6/darlene-jack-engagement-photos-topiary-gardens--portsmouth-ri Timeless. Classic. Meant to Be. Those are all words I would choose when it comes to describing couple Darlene and Jack. They truely radiate a strong love and adoration for each other. I had a great time exploring the Topiary Gardens in Portsmouth RI and taking engagement photos of this fun-filled couple. Thank you so much for choosing Arts Ink Photography as your Wedding Photographer! 

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I truley enjoyed each and every moment of this shoot. Darlene and Jack just have this natural chemistry about them, and were so relaxed during the shoot. Nothing is more exciting than two people willing to try just about anything for a great shot. 

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Of course Whatever inside jokes Jack kept whispering to Darlene made for some fun filled photos. Its a great example of how well this couple works and plays together. Can't wait to capture your special day Darlene and Jack. I hope you enjoyed the admission tickets to the gardens and museum at the end of the shoot! Click on any photo to view the full gallery. 

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Wells Cancun, Mexico Destination Wedding Photos http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2015/5/wells-cancun-mexico-destination-wedding-photos There was simply no way I could choose a favorite photo when it came to shooting the Wells Destination Wedding in Cancun, Mexico. Every inch of Cancun offers unbelievable photos to capture. It was an honor being invited on this amazing family vacation. All the incredible and intimate moments I was able to capture of this beautiful couple, of whom I am proud to call family.

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Tammy worked so hard, and was dedicated to each small detail, while Russel brought a tear to every eye with his wedding vows. In the 100 degree heat, I couldnt help but continue to praise Tammy who carried herself so well in her incredible wedding dress, doned with small pink flowers.  It was a beautiful site as we all watched Danny, Tammy's brother walk her down the sand aisle to a gossamer style archmway. Tammy tread lightly on the fresh rose petals that "doodle bug" spread across the sand. 

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Of course, having taken the engagement photos, as their first dance came to an end I couldn't help but encourage the girls to run up and hug Tammy and Russ; mirroring a photo we captured in the fall. The pose is almost exactly perfect to that photo taken and it was done unintentionally by the girls. I of course I had alterior motives ;) for an impromptu, but perfect first family photo. 

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To wrap up an almost perfect day. Nothing is more beautiful than watching husband and wife hand in hand on the sand. Thank you Tammy and Russ for having the love and faith in me to take your wedding photos and for having me on your vacation. Click on any of the photos to see the first round of wedding images. Stay tuned there's more to come....

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(Arts Ink Photography) Cancun, Mexico Wedding Photographer Destination Wedding Photos Massachusetts Wedding Photographer Wedding Photographer http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2015/5/wells-cancun-mexico-destination-wedding-photos Sun, 24 May 2015 15:02:52 GMT
"Valerie & Josh Patriot Place Nature Walk and Cranberry Bog Engagement Photos | Foxoboro, MA http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2015/5/-valerie-josh-patriot-place-nature-walk-and-cranberry-bog-engagement-photos-foxoboro-ma Who knew there was a Nature Walk behind the Bass Pro Shop at Patriot Place in Foxboro, Ma. It seems fitting that the "nature enthusiast" shop would have such an incredible trail located just behind it with access to the infamous Ocean Spray Cranberry Bogs. This is the location Valerie and Josh hand selected for their engagement photos. Surronded by all manner of beast including orange winged tipped crows, turtles, and ducks "oh my," we captured some really special moments between this lovely couple. 

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We always enjoy the opportunity to get to know new couples, and share in their special story. Valerie and Josh who met over 5 years ago at UMass Dartmouth share a daughter named Emma. Their incredible love story started with their education and expanded when a beautiful ring in a box placed ever so gently within Emma's crib, to which Valerie said "Yes."

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They are easily the funest and most laid back of all couples we've ever photographed...that is until a duck or two come along. You know what we mean Josh. lol. We quite some fun dodging natures hacks, and only they will know what it means when we say "How many sisters does it take to screw in a light bulb." Needless to say we can't wait to see what their wedding day holds at the Waterfront Park in Boston in June. Thank you Valerie and Josh for a fun filled day. 

 

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(Arts Ink Photography) http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2015/5/-valerie-josh-patriot-place-nature-walk-and-cranberry-bog-engagement-photos-foxoboro-ma Tue, 12 May 2015 00:35:39 GMT
Baby Vicktor | Frog Prince Baby Photography Shoot http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2015/4/baby-vicktor-frog-prince-baby-photography-shoot Recently I've been trying to re-invigorate my baby & infant photography skills. As a dedicated Wedding photographer and full time designer, it makes zoning in on other areas quite hard. That why modeling shoots with little guys like these are so important to keep ones talent fresh. Many thanks go out to AK and Brittany for their incredible help with this shoot, and for allowing Baby Vicktor to pose as a Newborn Photography model. We had quite some fun gettting these photos. 

Arts Ink Baby Photography by Kristy Lee Belcourt in Whitinsville, MA | Serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island Residents

My backdrop technique is unique when it come to photographing your newborn or infant. Throw in a little masking tape and decorative wrapping paper, and "viola" you've got a nice backdrop that tiny accidents won't make a mess of. The chances of anyone ever duplicating that backdrop are slim, which means your baby has something unique in their photo. Using either a boppie or bean bag I position the baby in multiple poses comfortabley. This makes it easy to change the backdroup out or throw your favorite blanket in for fun. 

Arts Ink Baby Photography by Kristy Lee Belcourt in Whitinsville, MA | Serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island Residents

I think it's important to always make sure baby in comfortable, which is why two hours are dedicated to the shoot. That way breaks can be taken for feeding, catnaps, and re-establishing fun. It keeps baby, as well as mommy & daddy relaxed, and able to enjoy the experience. You would never know that during this newborn photography session I had a German Sheperd stuck to my side the entire time, gracefully protecting his charge. You might also be unaware that the backdrop was taped to the back of a couch, and that there was no nautral lighting to be had. Having a Newborn or Infant Photography session is as simple, as a phone call. We take care of the rest. 

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(Arts Ink Photography) Baby Photos Infant Photography Newborn Photography Newborn Portraits Picture People http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2015/4/baby-vicktor-frog-prince-baby-photography-shoot Thu, 09 Apr 2015 22:15:48 GMT
Maddie & Devin Coite Wedding- Zabriskie Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist in Newport RI http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2014/9/maddie-devin-coite--newport-ri-wedding When it comes to a bride who has a talent for designing a wedding Maddie was that bride. Every detail corresponded to the next item and flowed so gracefully. Her thorough flare for the organic country style was a great reflection of her and Devin's down to earth personalities. This seaside wedding set on the lawn of the Zabriskie Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist in Newport RI. It was the perfect setting for a quaint wedding of only 75. 

 

Arts Ink Wedding Photography by Kristy-Lee Belcourt- Newport Wedding Photography

 

Every guest who sat a spell for the ceremony had the honor of carrying their own seat back into the hall for dinner. Once the lawn was clear guests could partake in liquid courage in the shape of peach tea with bourbon, as well as partake in lawn games, while myself and the wedding party snuck away for some intimate images. During the ceremony the couple were blessed with leaves dipped in holy water held in a large beautiful shell, upon a beautiful copper alter, from the original church. The guest blew bubbles instead of throwing rice, as the happy couple were announced as husband and wife. The tall tree served as the perfect backdrop, allowing for bursts of sunlight to grace this couple with a blessing of sunshine.

 

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The ocean pier and Old Newport Dinner Car Railroad served as the perfect backdrop when it came to photographing the wedding party. The gents had fun fooling around and checking out the pogies that filled the bay. Doing the family snapshots were by far the most fun. We used the maid of honors hand made photo booth items to capture the unique and fun personalities of both sides of the family. This is a couple who is surrounded by love and will surely have a romantic life full of laughter and light. Congrats Maddie & Devin & thanks for choosing Arts Ink for your wedding photos. 

 

Arts Ink Wedding Photography by Kristy-Lee Belcourt- Newport Wedding Photography

 

 

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(Arts Ink Photography) Affordable Newport Wedding Photos Newport Wedding Photographer Zabriskie Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist in Newport RI http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2014/9/maddie-devin-coite--newport-ri-wedding Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:54:24 GMT
Chivara-Vargus- Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA Wedding Photos http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2014/9/chivara-vargus--mechanics-hall-worcester-ma-wedding-photos There is never a better feeling than having old friends reach out after so many years of college have passed, asking if you'll capture their special day. Dora and Armando's day was a fairly tale wedding. Her long beautiful gown and his genuine smile of love was a wonderful experience to be a part of. I have to say though their beautiful daughter stole the show with her bright little personality and flare for fashion sense. 

 

Wedding Photographer, Worcester, Ma- Mechanics Hall Wedding Photographer

 

This was my first traditional Mexican Wedding. The Ceremony was held in Nashua New Hampshire in a beautiful church. Watching a traditional Mexican boda is a bit like studying the history of the country over the past seven centuries. Rituals, customs & traditions combined from the Spanish, Aztec, Native American, & Anglo-American cultures are found throughout the wedding. What I was most exciting about was seeing the  “Lazo”, which is a sort of tied rope which can be made from something as simple as a ribbon. It was placed around Dora and Armand during the ceremony  to symbolically join the bride and groom . It is placed around the necks of the couple – in a figure 8- after they have exchanged their vows to represent their linked future together; the joining of two lives. It’s also called a “UNITY LACE”. This was done by close family members they called god-parents.

 

Wedding Photographer, Worcester, Ma- Mechanics Hall Wedding Photographer

 

I have to say the most touching parts of the ceremony, outside of course their first kiss was the “ofrenda.” An offering made from the bride to the Virgin of Guadalupe at the church when in a Catholic ceremony. Both Dora an Armando knelt and prayed to leave thanks and a flower bouquet at the virgin’s icon altar at the very end of the ceremony before the procession out of the church. 

 

Wedding Photographer, Worcester, Ma- Mechanics Hall Wedding Photographer

 

The wedding reception was held in Worcester, Ma at Mechanics Hall. The long red velvet carpet covered stairs serve as an amazing choice of backdrops for both the couple and the wedding party. It also opened up a great opportunity for family members to hang in the background and take some images of their own. I always allow for family members to do that so long as they keep their flashes off and don't distract the couple from looking away. It also gives family members far and wide an opportunity to jump in with the couple for special photos. I'm excited to see this couples relationship blossom through the years and wish them many wonderful years of happiness with their bright little girl. 

 

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(Arts Ink Photography) Massachusetts Wedding Photographer Mechanics Hall Wedding Photographers Mexican Wedding Photographers Wedding Photographer Uxbridge, MA Wedding Photographer, Worcester MA http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2014/9/chivara-vargus--mechanics-hall-worcester-ma-wedding-photos Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:36:42 GMT
Madeline & Devin Engagement Shoot | Newport RI http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2014/8/madeline-devin-engagement-shoot-newport-ri I had the great pleasure of shooting Madeline and Devin's engagement session this Sunday at a beach-side mansion with beautiful botanical gardens. Newport is always a great choice for engagement photos, especially with all the great mansions. They add such a a unique character to the photos and most of the grounds are so expansive that finding awesome items and backgrounds to work with is a no brainer. The child size animal rocking chairs were a personal favorite of mine along with the wooden swing. 

 

Engagement Photos in Newport Rhode Island by Arts Ink Photography

We had a great time finding secret nooks on the seaside train tracks. Watching Devin and Madeline was like capturing a moment from bed-knobs and broomsticks, when the main character dances down the train tacks in a dream, combined with a Van Gogh ballerina painting. 

Engagement Photos in Newport Rhode Island by Arts Ink Photography

The botanical garden animals carved from hedges weren't the only plants that livened up the gardens. We were able to duck into a large grove of bamboo shoots and get up close and personal. It was truly a great day. Truffle Sauce fries in Newport followed by a great shoot! Thanks Madeline and Devin for a great Engagement Shoot in Newport. Can't wait for the wedding in September! 

Engagement Photos in Newport Rhode Island by Arts Ink Photography

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(Arts Ink Photography) Engagement Photography Engagement Photos http://www.theartsink.com/blog/2014/8/madeline-devin-engagement-shoot-newport-ri Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:21:34 GMT