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Apr03

A Cranwell Resort wedding | Michelle + Jim

A Berkshire’s wedding in Lenox, MA

Michelle and Jim were married at the magnificent Cranwell Resort in Lenox, MA.  To start, I LOVE Lenox as a town, simply because of how charming it is (some great restaurants too) So I was extra-excited to discover we’d be photographing this event at The Cranwell.
wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA
wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

Both the guys and girls got ready in opposite parts of the Inn. Thanks to Ian Witschy of iWish Photography for second shooting.

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I love the abundant natural light streaming into the rooms.

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

Groovy bow tie and converse!

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I just adore Michelle’s grandmothers expression here as she watched her get dressed.

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Dad stands nearby waiting for the A.O.K. to come in and see his daughter.

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We grabbed a few shots on the boys outside right before our First Look.

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

It’s a sequence like this that makes the First Look so special!

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

The Cranwell is such an exquisite backdrop for photos.

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

I haven’t seen this flower used in a bouquet since my wedding in Maui!

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

We shot this from what felt like a mile away to get some of that purple out of focus in the foreground.

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

A little pre-wedding talk!

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

The hand-painted flowers on the veil were really something special!

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

One of my favorite images of the day!!!

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

I also thought that these bridesmaids dresses were so fun and summery–something really different.

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

As you can see form the mountains- Autumn had indeed started to kick in, but we had a really warm, summery day.

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

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OK–I take it back – THIS is my favorite image of the day!

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

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on to the reception—

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

I KNEW I had to get some sort of ‘dramatic’ image of our couple with the building, so we waited until just after dusk and scooted out for a bit and used as much existing light as we could to keep it soft and warm!

wedding at The Cranwell Resort, Lenox MA

also thanks to:

DRESS – Everthine Bridal

VIDEO – Chris Walsh Productions

1 Comment

  1. Lynn Ridder

    Your skills as a photographer are spectacular. You captured everything that a Bride & Groom could ask for to remember all the special moments. A wedding day goes by way too quickly and now they can be reminded of all the wonderful events and people who shared it. Great job.

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