Betsy & Jordan's Farm Wedding | Newbury, Massachusetts

I should begin by saying that I am not one to pick favorites. In fact, over the last seven years that I have been photographing weddings, each bride and groom that I have been fortunate to work with shine equally as bright; like a constellation of stars forming patterns larger than my mind can see on a celestial sphere of cosmic firsts: dances and reveals and kisses... but sometimes the stars align and the weather is perfect and there seems to be something special in the air. On that particular day, September 5, 2015, just 18 days before summer was coming to a close, a new beginning was on the horizon. 

It was on her family farm, a quaint and humble home built by her father, nestled in the sprawling oceanside town of Newbury, Massachusetts that Betsy exchanged vows with Jordan and danced the night away to music performed by Jordan and his band The Ways and Means Committee.

It's been a few years since their wedding and no longer do I live in Massachusetts. Yet all it takes is a photograph to remind me, a visual of the small red and white boat withering beside the roadway or the bunch of Canada Goldenrod and Purple Loosestrife resting in the basket of the bike which Betsy would ride, along with her husband Jordan, to meet the guests for their reception. Sometimes just the tiniest of details can bring me back to a place, to a time; to that crushed shell pathway and I can hear the birds singing and "The Lovers Waltz" and the grass whispering in the breeze. I can remember the way my heart beat with anticipation as Betsy and her father fancifully made their way down the aisle hand-in-hand. I may no longer live in Massachusetts, but I am always still present with those memories in my mind.

Jordan is a member of The Ways and Means Committee, an "electric blues & roots rock band drawing upon the record collections of [their] hippy antecedents and the spirit of the Indy revolution". I was first introduced to Jordan, who contributes bass and vocals, by way of Henry, who contributes percussion and vocals. I photographed Henry’s wedding to Steph in an intimate ceremony at The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts during the Autumn of 2014. Featured below is an audio clip I created of Henry introducing a special song they practiced and performed specially for Betsy during the reception. Please enjoy while scrolling through the post- and if you're in Somerville, Massachusetts for Porchfest, their porch is NOT to be missed!

Best if viewed and listened to from a laptop or desktop computer.

Friends of the bride and groom who contributed their services include florist Laura Perry-Platine, cakes by Jacque Caglia, and invitations by Kasia Ciesla. Endless summer hours were spent preparing the fields and property.

A huge and heartfelt thank you to Yuri Vaysgant for his artistic eye and calm and intuitive nature.

-Todd

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Todd Danforth Photography is a Los Angeles wedding photographer specializing in capturing moments and emotion. A storyteller at his core, he believes in the timeless power of a poetic visual narrative, creating honest and authentic photographs to share with your loved ones for years to come. This Massachusetts wedding ceremony was photographed on the William Forward Wildlife Area and the reception at a private residence in Newbury, Massachusetts.

 
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