Jess & Rob | Cape Cod Falmouth Massachusetts Backyard Wedding

Jess grew up spending summers at her aunt's beach house on Cape Cod, and her love for the memories she has of this place radiated through the way she described how happy it made her. ⁠When I asked Jess what she was most excited about for her wedding day, she said that she couldn't wait to share this special beach with all of her friends and family.

A beach wedding is ALWAYS a beautiful thing, but I was in awe the entire day as I witnessed not the unconditional love Jess & Rob have for each other - but the joy and support and love that radiated from all of their friends and family. These people loved each others company so much, it was unavoidable! As a thunderstorm rolled in off the coast during cocktail hour, everyone pitched in to quickly secure the tent and there was never a moment where smiles couldn’t be seen all around you, even as rain pummeled the sides of the tent. Eventually, the skies cleared to reveal a beautiful sunset, but hardly anyone noticed because no one was waiting for the sun to shine again - they were too busy having fun.

Boho Bridal Styled Shoot Plymouth Massachusetts | Rustic Natural Abandoned Mill Photography

I set a goal for myself to get more involved in styled shoots this year, so when Marissa of Aura Lash + Beauty reached out to me about pulling together a last minute rustic chic bridal shoot before spring settles in and everything turns green I jumped on the opportunity!

Watching this amazing team of women pull together the vision for the shoot down to every last detail was so incredible and I can’t wait to do it again soon. Styled shoots are such incredible sources of inspiration for your own wedding day - I hope this lace look with boho braids and lots of flowers and rustic charm gets your creative gears turning!

Organizer: Aura Lash + Beauty
Photographer: Dagny Kream Photography
Model: @linds_goode of Maggie Inc
Florist: PrimRose Floral Design
Hair: @topknotbeauty // @abode_beautybar
Makeup: Aura Lash + Beauty
Sunless Tan: Aura Lash + Beauty
Dress: Lulus Weddings

Dagny Kream
At-Home Family Photo Session, Plymouth Massachusetts | Baking Cookies | Dagny Kream Photography

Happy Passover! I don’t have a Passover shoot to share, but I DO have a Purim shoot I’ve been meaning to blog in celebration of my favorite Jewish holiday (this may or may not be food motivated) I’m throwing it back to an at home shoot with some of my favorite cousins, making my favorite cookie - hamentashen! If you haven’t heard of hamentashen before, they are a delicious triangle shaped cookie filled with all sorts of incredible things; we like canned apricot and strawberry pie filling in ours. Making hamentashen together has been a family tradition my whole life, and one we always look forward to. Photographing family traditions can be a great way to bring your family together and capture moments you’ll want to share with generations to come.

Dagny Kream
Duxbury Beach Portrait Session | Powder Point Bridge | Lifestyle Photography Massachusetts

Powder Point Bridge in Duxbury has a special place in my heart, so when Jillienne suggested we shoot her lifestyle portrait session there I was so excited! It was a beautiful, windy day. We explored the beach in her red truck, ran around barefoot and watched the tide coming in from the shore. Coastal beach sessions can be so much more than posing in front of the ocean, and places like Duxbury Beach offer so many alternative locations to take portraits. It’s safe to say that this is a top 10 spot for portrait sessions in Massachusetts!

Backyard BBQ Alternative Wedding in Southeastern Massachusetts | Dagny Kream Photography

If you know me at all, you can probably guess that backyard weddings are my favorite kind of wedding! I love everything about them - DIY wedding details, homecooked food (in this case BBQ!!!) and nobody kicks you out at the end of the night so you can party the day away! Done right, backyard weddings can be a perfect alternative wedding option that doesn’t break the bank.

A couple of things I always recommend to clients who are considering a backyard wedding - make sure you have a plan in place to deal with parking constraints and the ever important bathroom situation, and if you are having alcohol at your party consider hiring a licensed and insured bartending service to protect yourself and your guests.

Now, on to the pictures! Julie and Erik held their wedding ceremony at the local town park, which just so happens to be across the street from their beautiful home. After the ceremony, everyone headed over to their backyard for BBQ, yard games and live music. Doesn’t get much better than that!

Demo Day | Garage Conversion Project

We didn’t want to spoil the surprise so almost nobody knew until yesterday when the excavator showed up for demo that WE GOT OUR BUILDING PERMIT! This has been a day we were waiting for for 2 years now and there have been so many unexpected delays that we decided to stop giving anyone updates until things actually are happening. It’s just too frustrating to have to explain over and over again why something didn’t go according to schedule.

We thought it would take all day but they managed to clear the site in about 4 hours. Two 40 foot dumpsters later the area is completely barren, and honestly it was bittersweet. I’m glad we can give this space a fresh start and build the right way, but I spent 20 years of my life looking out at this garage and for it to just be gone is more jarring and emotional than I thought it would be. I’ll feel better once framing starts next week!