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Amanda and Jamie Belle Mer – Newport, RI

Amanda and Jamie have been clients of mine for over a few years now.  Amanda did a maternity session with me when she was expecting her little baby girl last November which was part of my Sweet Expectations package. (By the way Ana, Happy first birthday!)  I also had the honor of photographing the rest of the Goodinson crew with a family portrait session.  Check out some the images from their family and maternity sessions.  In fact we have been following them for some time on our blog.  Amanda and Jamie are on our “Where are they Now“.

When Jamie proposed to Amanda it was only fitting that we would have the honor of photographing their Bell Mer wedding on September 18, 2010. Amanda loves the color purple!  This is a trend I learned the first day I met her during her maternity session. She wore a beautiful purple shawl for her session and when Amanda and Jamie first took their vows in Vegas before their big wedding, Amanda wore a purple dress.  On her big day her flowers where…..Purple with a beautiful vintage flair to it.  Bridemaid’s dresses?….Yes, purple.  Amanda’s gown had a bit of vintage flair, elegant, and hip.  She did however change into another dress during the reception which made it easier for her to party it up and celebrate their happy day.

The big day starting at Bell Mer, at sunset, Amanda and Jamie exchanged their vows again but this time in front of their family and friends.  Sealed with a kiss…the two where off to celebrate and party it up.  Their first dance was shared by the entire family, all 3 children joined in while mommy and daddy had thier first dance.  It is clear that these two know the secret of a successful marriage way before they tied the knot.

When I am asked “Do you mind giving up your weekends for your job?” I simply replay “I love what I do, so no not at all”.  The reason is clear, I get to witness and document key milestones in my clients life story.  Thank you Amanda and Jamie for giving us the honor of capturing your families story and we look forward to the next chapter.  See you in a few weeks for your holiday photos.