getting ready wedding photos with the bride

When I asked Rachael and Michael how they would describe their wedding day, they described it as "The most perfect fall day."

These two lovebirds met on a blind date by a mutual friend. Their first official date was in July of 2012 where they shared dinner and pitchers of "Bug Juice" at Andreas on Thayer Street in Providence. A few years later, Michael proposed to Rachael at a Christmas Tree Farm in Jackson, NH and the rest is history.

Armenian wedding ceremony traditions

Armenian wedding ceremony traditions

timeless bride and groom portraits

And history is what led them to select their church (which is where Rachael grew up) and their wedding venue (Rachael and Mike both loved the architecture of the venue) "the architecture is simply beautiful!" When our couples pick up their wedding photos, I always have a Q & A with them on their thoughts of how the wedding day went and tips they would give other couples planning a wedding. Read below for their answers:

Q: What was the favorite part of your ceremony and/or reception moment?
A: The whole day and night!

Q: How far in advance did you book us?
A: About a year?

wedding party photos

Q: What made you want to hire us for your wedding?
A: Nicole was so sweet and down to earth, she really made me feel comfortable in her studio just talking and I could tell right away she would be a great fit! Her husband was also awesome, they are a great team!

Q: What was your favorite part about working with us so far?
A: It was nice that you kept us on track despite all the chaos to make sure we got all of our special pictures in! Especially toward the end of the night to get the picture outside the library on the steps, which is one of our favorites.

wedding floral ideas

Q: What advice could you offer couples looking to hire a photographer?
A: Having someone who is down to earth and really takes the time to listen to what you like, for example I wanted to make sure the beautiful architecture was included from the church and library! Nicole and her husband were great to have around the whole day, capturing all the special moments. Some of the candids they captured were raw moments and great to look back on, the day flies by, so a picture it really worth a thousand words.

Q: One thing you learned from planning your wedding is….
A: Never do it again...JUST KIDDING--- Plan everything ahead of time!!! Do not wait until last minute so planning is fun instead of stressful. It also ensures you get the vendors you prefer! :)


Venue: Providence Public Library
Caterer: Russell Morin
Photographer: Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC
Video: Made X Mason
Church: Saints Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church
Band: Arpeggio Wedding Entertainment
Flowers: Cherryhill Flowers
Bridal Gown: Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Jewelry: Engagement Ring: James Allen // Wedding Ring Bands: Ephraim D'Amato

wedding reception candid photos