Nicole & Jake's beautiful Stockbridge, Vermont wedding.

"Will You Still Love Me When I'm Old?"

"I would ask of you, my darling, 
A question soft and low, 
That gives many a heartache
As the moments come and go.

Your love I know is truthful, 
But the truest love grows cold; 
It is this that I would ask you: 
Will you love me when I'm old?

Life's moon will soon be waning, 
And its evening bells be tolled, 
But my heart shall know no sadness, 
If you'll love me when I'm old.

Down the stream of life together
We are sailing side by side, 
Hoping some bright day to anchor
Safe beyond the surging tide.

Today our sky is cloudless, 
But the night may clouds unfold; 
But, though storms may gather round us, 
Will you love me when I'm old?

When my hair shall shade the snowdrift, 
And mine eyes shall dimmer grow, 
I would lean upon some loved one, 
Through the valley as I go.

I would claim of you a promise, 
Worth to me a world of gold; 
It is only this, my darling, 
That you'll love me when I'm old."

---Tessie Berry 

Words escape me. Nicole and Jake's special day was purely organic and filled with love. The poem featured above: "Will You Still Love Me When I'm Old?", was the poem Nicole read to Jake during their vows. This poem is a favorite of theirs. One they used to read together while they were dating. Even I was fighting back tears during Nicole's reading. 

This gorgeous Vermont wedding was almost entirely home-grown! Nicole made her dining place settings herself and her family crafted all of her floral arrangements. She and her bridesmaids were dolled up by the talented Faith Watkins of Bombshell Brides.  (check out her work here: www.bombshellbridesmobile.com)

One of the things I love most about being a New England wedding photographer is the beauty of New England. It was an ominous sky throughout the evening, which made for such a majestic and romantic mood. 

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Make-A-Wish: Girl gets dream tree house.

Imagine not being able to go outside and enjoy the sunshine.
This simple pleasure has been a dream for 12-year-old Hailey, who suffers from a condition that hinders her from enjoying the outdoors and the sunshine. Hailey's condition is called Epidermolysis Bullosa. It's a rare genetic connective tissue disorder that causes skin to be fragile and prone to tears and blisters very easily. It can be painful and pervasive. She has to avoid exposure to things such as sun, heat and bugs. Sadly, these elements of nature are some of her favorite things...

She yearned to be closer to nature. She wanted her own tree house, where she can enjoy the beauty of her backyard while staying sheltered and protected from the outdoors. 

Hailey's wish came true with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that grants wishes brought forth by children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers and organizations jumped on board with Make-A-Wish. A team of engineers from SC Engineers and local contractors helped craft and build the house from the ground up all in a days work. The treehouse was designed specifically to accommodate her needs and feed her creativity. Hailey is an artist and finds happiness in creating. Her dream treehouse was not only designed to be her nature hideaway but also her very own little art studio, equipped with a sketch table and art supplies.