Ashley & Brendan’s Montague Retreat Center Wedding

Ashley & Brendan had a spectacular fall day for their wedding at the Montague Retreat Center. It’s one of my favorite places to work. The staff there is great and each couple really makes the place their own. I’ve never done a wedding there that felt cookie cutter in any way, it’s always special and unique. We started with some candid photos of the couple getting ready, then a ‘first look’ on the hill that leads to the hilltop ceremony site. After that we headed to the dirt road that leads to the MRC to do shots of the wedding party. It’s a perfect spot to shoot in the fall. Lots of great colors.  They did a first look so that we could take care of all the posed pictures ahead of time, something that more and more of my clients are requesting. It’s a nice way to do it because after those shots are taken care of, the couple can just relax and enjoy the day (and I’m free to capture candid moments!) I also like the first look because the moment that the couple first sees each other is more intimate. I like to keep my distance so they can have some privacy as they talk. It’s always a nice moment to photograph. Congrats Ashley & Brendan!

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh

Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh