When it came to planning our Vermont wedding (yes, we’ve been planning for awhile!), Greg and I first discussed which aspects were most important to us. We started with the sentimental parts, like what our vows will look like, who will perform the music, how we’ll honor certain important people in our lives, and so on.
Then from there we moved on to more practical matters. Greg insisted that we have an open bar, which was fine with me (and I’m sure will be fine with our guests)! On my end, I cared most about my wedding dress and the photographer.
You know how much I love pictures, so obviously the photographer is the most important person we’ll hire. After all, our photographs are one of the few things that will last long beyond the day (the marriage hopefully being another thing!) so I wanted to make sure we chose the very best.
I spent some time on TheKnot.com looking up photographers in Vermont and the surrounding areas. Then I spent even more time on their photography websites, looking through their portfolios and getting a feel for each photographer’s style. With the ones I liked the most, I asked for examples of full weddings and they all quickly obliged. This is an important step when choosing a photographer, because usually photographers will just put their best shots on their websites, taking some from Wedding A, some from Wedding B, etc. But you want to know what to expect when you get your own wedding pictures back, and how your photographer will capture the entirety of the day. So definitely look at their full wedding examples before making a decision.
I narrowed the list down to my top five and scheduled a call with each one. Amy Bennett was the first person I talked to, and immediately I felt like I was talking to myself. We both have the same vision when it comes to photography, and she understood exactly what I want captured on our wedding day. I knew none of the other calls would measure up, and I was right, so hiring Amy was an easy choice.
To get comfortable with her, in November Greg and I scheduled a wintery photo shoot that would be part engagement shoot and part Christmas card photo shoot. It was fun meeting Amy in person and she was exactly as wonderful to work with as I’d expected.
All of the below photographs were taken by Amy Bennett Photography.
We started in the barn at Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont.
Then we briefly moved outside, braving the cold to get a good shot!
From there we bundled up in our winter coats and boots and began exploring the property, taking advantage of the inn’s stunning scenery.
At one point it even started to snow!
Our final shots of the morning ended up being some of my favorites.
And our last shot of the day ended up being our Christmas card!
Thank you, Amy, for such beautiful pictures! We can’t wait to work with you on our wedding day!
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