Jan and Leanne got married at the classic LeBaron Hills Country Club in Raynham on a lovely fall day in October. Everything was picture perfect, from the rain holding off, to their pastel autumn color palette, to the sweet candid moments captured throughout the day. I had the opportunity to shoot their wedding day because of the friendship my husband, Zach and I have with Jan’s parents – Bill and Jadwiga Smith. The trips we have taken to Oxford, England would not have happened if it were not for the Smiths — former directors of the prestigious Bridgewater Oxford Study Abroad Program and close friends of my in-laws — so this wedding holds a special place in my heart.
The bride and groom met in high school, and then went their separate ways for a while. They reconnected again after college and have been together for ten years. Jan presents as polished, sophisticated and reserved, but in his personal space he’s a relaxed, friendly and easygoing guy. He loves cats and kids in equal measure! He is also passionate about many things from technology to history. Leanne is passionate about technology and science and is an avid reader who loves horses, cats and music. She is warm, kind and generous and deeply cares for people. Both Jan and Leanne are type-A personalities, are hard working, and love their careers. They also share a love for travel and scuba diving!
As soon as I began talking with Leanne, I knew we had created a connection. I took their engagement photos at the Arnold Arboretum where we had the opportunity to walk around and get to know each other. Zach had a chance to get to know Jan while second shooting at the wedding, paying particular attention to Jan and his groomsmen. I think a friendship will extend beyond the wedding as they are both huge gaming and technology enthusiasts. Leanne and Jan are simply the sweetest couple. I enjoyed every part of working with them on their big day and wish them all the very best future!
Photographer – Katherine Brackman Photography
Second Photographer – Zach Brackman
Reception – LeBaron Hills Country Club Wedding
Church – St. Ann Roman Catholic Church
Catering – LeBaron Hills Country Club
Shoes – Bella Belle
Invitations – Minted