Winthrop Estate Wedding: Lisa Marie and Rudy

I knew that Lisa Marie and I would be fast friends from the start. She has a vivacious energy that absolutely never stops, even on a normal day — so I knew she’d be bubbling over at her wedding.

There’s something about weddings at remote lodging like the Wintrop Estate in Lenox Massachusetts that makes it feel like a wonderful family getaway where they just happened to throw a gorgeous wedding. Family and guests were already milling around the area when I got there, having slept there the night before, so it was a communal celebration right from the start.

It was a long and not always easy road for Lisa Marie and Rudy to bring this wedding about, and so it ran the gamut of emotions, with tears flowing into laughter and back again in the space of seconds. The sort of people I’m happy to just be around for a day, taking their energy in, let alone photograph.


Chris Bartow - My wife is also a sink sitter. I don’t understand it, but I think there is some sort of market here for a new invention.

Great photos!

May - I’m a huge fan of your work, you make it look unposed and so natural!

Shelby Starbuck - beautiful work Ryan!

Michelle Lee - love the one she sat in the sink! lol it so funny :P

Becky Lane - Amazing, as always.

Devika Shetty - Sigh, beautiful as always!

tomK - Love the elegance of her getting out of the car — nice church reflection in the corner :-)

Becca Dilley - That is a lot of emotion packed into one day! I needed that :)

Anton Chia - Beautiful wedding! Just by following your blog I could learn so much. These pictures are overflowing with emotions!

Kyle - Ryan, YOU have a vivacious energy that never stops. Match made in heaven with this bride. The pictures are so…alive, for lack of a better word to describe it. That means they’re amazing, in case your’e confused.

Brandis Alves - This is a beautiful wedding you photographed! I love the location and my very favorite photograph is the bride in the sink (getting ready) Great job!

34studio - Your work is just amazing!!!

Joni - First time I’ve ever seen a bride photographed sitting in a sink. She looks like a pretty fun gal. Beautiful work as always.