There’s really no place in the country like Martha’s Vineyard; the landscape is beautiful, the people are friendly, and it has a unique casual vibe that one might not necessarily associate with New England. Although it’s close to Boston, and I’m a Boston wedding photographer, I just don’t get down to visit the Vineyard enough. So you can imagine that when I get to work there, the job is an absolute treat. Another treat is working with a fun, beautiful couple like JeeSoo and Joe, who’s wedding I recently shot on the Vineyard. I was introduced to Jee and Joe by another Joe, my friend Martha’s Vineyard wedding photographer Joe Mikos. Seriously, if you are getting married on the Vineyard and want a photographer whose work just oozes awesomeness (and I’m booked of course 🙂 ) you owe it to yourself to check out Joe.
Before getting ready, Jee let me borrow her gown to take some pictures. I was like a kid in a candy store! Sorry, I didn’t look at the designer, but I’m guessing it’s a Melissa Sweet. I am sure of the boutique though, as I was intensely focused while taking the gown out and putting it back in its protective Priscilla of Boston garment bag.
Joe gets his boutonnière pinned by best man, Jason.
Jee sneaks a peek at the guests before heading downstairs.
The wedding was held at the beautiful Beach Plum Inn, which is cute little inn with spectacular views of Menemsha harbor and the ocean. The Beach Plum also has a fantastic restaurant (seriously, I can vouch for that) that Jee and Joe like to frequent when they’re on the Vineyard. Though the inn is small, it has a ample grounds to host weddings, as you can see below.
After the ceremony, we traveled down the road to The Allen Farm Sheep & Wool Company to take some portraits and group shots. Jee and Joe really wanted their photos to feature a red 1950’s Ford pickup. How do you find and old red Ford pickup? Easy, first you hire a great event planner then ask her to find it. 🙂
Finding that truck was just one of the ways that Judy Murray of MV Event Planning helped make Jee and Joe’s wedding day special and stress free.
By now you’ve heard me say how much I like shooting with other talented photographers. At Jee & Joe’s wedding I was lucky enough to be working with South Dakota Wedding Photographer extraordinaire, Cory Ann Ellis. Working with Cory Ann is like a getting an entire box of Fruity Pebbles to myself. Why? Because she’s sweet to work with on the wedding day and later when I’m going through her photos, I come across surprises-in-the-box like the gem below:
On the way back to the inn, we made a quick stop at the 300 year old commercial fishing village of Menemsha. If you ask me, that boat doesn’t look a day over 250.
Jee and Joe took the reception by storm then slid right into their first dance.
Before dinner, Jason toasted the newlywed’s future together.
Day turned to dusk, and then to night, and the Beach Plum staff lit the fire pit to ward off the evening chill.
Just enough cake to cut, surrounded by yummy, yummy cupcakes!
With the final wedding ritual complete, the rest of the evening was filled with fun, dancing and song.
Congratulations again Jee and Joe!