Worcester MA Wedding Photographer – Emily + Cohen

Worcester MA Wedding Photographer – Emily + Cohen

Emily + Cohen have such an amazing story and I’m so glad I got to be apart of their special day. Emily + Cohen met while working abroad living and aiding people with disabilities. They spent a year getting to know each other and when their job was over, they began dating over a long distance. They went on many amazing adventures together and eventually got engaged. Their wedding planning process was expedited due to needing to apply for a visa and that’s when Emily first contacted me.

On the day of the wedding, everything was beautiful. I met up with Emily at a bridesmaid’s house and photographed her getting ready and some super sentimental details. Everyone was so happy to be celebrating Emily and her special day.

I made my way to the church to meet up with Cohen for their first look. Cohen was incredibly nervous, so he practiced his vows on me before Emily came along. Emily + Cohen’s first look was so sweet and emotional. This was clearly a moment they had been building to for quite some time to join their new family all in one place. The love between them was evident and the first look was just the thing they needed to start their day off right.

The Ceremony

The ceremony was at the First Congregational Church in Holden, MA. I’ve photographed a few weddings here and I always think it’s such a pretty place. The wedding was intimate and filled with all their favorite people. Immediately after the ceremony, they greeted everyone and celebrated in the parking lot. Everyone was so happy to support and celebrate them.

The Reception

Before moving onto the reception, we stopped at murals in Worcester along the way (and accidentally ran into workers setting up for a Rancid concert lol). It was a lot of fun photographing in front of these bright colors.

The reception itself was so sweet. Once again, full of love and support for Emily + Cohen. The toasts were touching and a little sad – people speaking for those they had lost. Emily danced with her mother for a father who had passed away. Since most of Cohen’s family and friends were unable to travel so quickly, there was a video full of support and love all the way from South Africa. Lots of emotion and love in the room. Around dusk, we took another walk around the reception venue and took some sunset photos.

It was a joy getting to contribute to such a big day for them. One of my favorite things about this job is being able to make a difference in people’s lives. I love being able to document such a huge day in someone’s life and knowing that these are the tangible items they’ll use to look back at and remember this day. Congratulations Emily + Cohen!

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