I had the pleasure of first meeting Kerry and Neil at her sister Rebecca’s wedding that I shot in upstate New York (Thousand Islands) last year. My great friend and SUPER talented musician/songwriter Jay Nash FINALLY married Rebecca and it was SUCH a blast. They flew me up to Alexandria Bay, New York for a few days filled with parties, great music, riverboats, fishing and BBQ’s. The WHOLE family treated ME like family, so when I was asked the following year to shoot Kerry’s wedding, I was HONORED!
I had never been to the Hillstead Museum in Farmington, CT and my boyfriend, Robert, and I had so much fun renting a car and exploring the little town, which some people refer to as “Charmington”….for good cause. The town looks like the movie set from Pleasantville with all of the white picket fences and it was SO gorgeous to be there as the leaves were changing. One of the MAIN things I miss about living in LA. The Hillstead Museum is an old plantation home with sprawling acres of green rolling hills, beautiful trees and a sunken garden….When we got there it was POURING rain. Although, THAT excited me as well since that is probably number 1 on my list of things I miss about living in LA, I am sure it was not what Kerry had envisioned for her wedding day…But seriously, WHO ever said that rain ruins a wedding day is SO wrong…Not only was it STILL so photographically gorgeous, but I think every one drank and partied even harder. I have NEVER seen a reception go as nuts on the dance floor as this wedding…and Kerry’s dress was black and muddy by the end of the night, but that didn’t stop her from taking the party back to her hotel suite and continuing the celebration. I AM SO sad that NOW ALL of the Bierly girls are married off. I was telling their dad that he needs to create another event to fly me out for since I feel like part of the family even MORE now!! LOL.