Oceancliff: Jen & Patrick's Oceanfront Wedding

I met Jen and Patrick at Rosecliff Mansion at the annual Newport Bridal Show. Patrick looked at my work and said:” I am going to call you. Soon. “ … and he did. Nothing feels better than clients valuing your work and all you put into to it, to capture one’s wedding day as authentic as possible. It takes a lot of questions on my end, getting to know them, meetings over coffee or wine - or both and good chemistry. Luckily we had all those thing and by the time I met them again it was pretty clear, this is going to be awesome. I was super excited.

Jen and Patrick got married at Newport’s Oceancliff Resort, right on the water. After the first look we jumped into my car and drove to Fort Adams for photographs in the old Officers Quarters, which were SO cold - because it was winter - but so worth it! We had a blast! After being done there we headed to Brenton Point Park Beach and took some more photos on the rocks. We witnessed a nature phenomenon. A sun dog! I don’t know if you have ever heard of it, I didn’t. Please google it, it is fascinating. By far the most amazing thing I have seen so far in nature and we happened to be there. Breathtaking.

After finishing up the portraits and heading back to the venue, the ceremony was about to begin and there was no stopping this wedding party. Everybody just had an amazing time. The weather was chilly, of course, it was December … but that is what you want for a winter wedding right on the ocean. 65F wouldn’t cut it, with all the stunning Christmas decorations. It was simply perfect.

I woke up the next day, with a wedding hang over… that all of us photographers have a day after the wedding.. Heavy legs, sore arms.. exactly like you would feel after a heavy workout. But I couldn’t help myself but think.. omg, I will miss these guys. This was one of my favorite weddings to photograph.

Thank you Patrick for knowing what you wanted in terms of photography and going for it! It means everything. Please enjoy the photographs. They truly are special.

A very special thank you to Dave Paek for coming up from NY to photograph this event with me. Always so much fun. Can’t wait for the next one.


Venue: Oceancliff Hotel, Florist , Dress, Catering and Cake , Hair and Make up, Photographer Stefy Hilmer Photography, Band Sugarbabies , Stationary