Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Elopement Photo Story Award

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Longwood Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Elopement Image Story | The bride and groom celebrated their wedding on a rainy Tuesday afternoon in an intimate ceremony

Courtney and Christian celebrated their wedding on a rainy Tuesday afternoon in an intimate ceremony. A new job was taking them to Austria so their wedding plans came together quickly and only their immediate families and a few friends were in attendance.  Both bride and groom are avid tennis players, so the event was held at Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, where the bride used to work. Everything was tennis-themed down to the custom Nike's the couple wore. Bad weather may have kept the festivities indoors, but the couple didn’t let it darken their day.

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Tennis Club, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Elopement Photo | The bride smiles, eyes closed, in the country club’s locker room as a friend helps with her dress

The bride smiles, eyes closed, in the country club’s locker room as a friend helps with her dress.

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Chestnut Hill, MA Elopement Bride Image | The bride takes a quiet moment to herself in the hallway

The bride takes a quiet moment to herself in the hallway, moments before joining her groom. 

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Chestnut Hill, MA Wedding Elopement Ceremony Image | their wedding ceremony begins with a tear wipe

The groom brushes away a tear from his young bride’s cheek as their wedding ceremony begins.

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MA Elopement Photographer | The newlyweds laugh as they open their officiant’s gift to them

The newlyweds laugh as they open their officiant’s gift to them. The tennis lovers stayed in theme with displays of tennis balls in the background.

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Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Elopement Picture | The bride and groom show off their tennis skills

The bride and groom show off their tennis skills in the ornate country club interior as the groom’s parents smile at their antics.

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Massachusetts Elopement Photography | The groom is light on his feet in a pair of tennis Nikes

The groom is light on his feet in a pair of tennis Nikes as the couple takes their first dance of the evening. 

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Massachusetts Wedding Photography | The parents of the groom spin across the dance floor

The parents of the groom spin across the dance floor, hand-in-hand, as the wedding reception continues.

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Massachusetts Wedding Detail Picture | The groom’s initials mark his custom Nike tennis shoes

The groom’s initials mark his custom Nike tennis shoes as he taps a toe along to the beat.