Colorful Mass MoCA Wedding

Film photo of a bride taken through a crystal

This colorful, minimalist wedding in a museum was shot on both film and digital.

I’m so excited to share some photos from Ellen and Howie’s gorgeous and colorful wedding at Mass MoCA. I was honored to second shoot this one alongside my talented friend Gabby Riggieri.  Mass MoCA is a beautiful contemporary art museum tucked away in the Berkshires, and it has quickly become one of my favorite wedding venues in the Northeast.  

On top of getting married at the museum, Howie and Ellen chose to get ready at Tourists, which is a really cool and thoughtfully designed hotel just a short drive away. I cannot say enough about what a difference getting ready at a place like this can make for the overall photographs. The spaces all have beautiful light and interesting architecture, and it makes photographing there an absolute pleasure. After a first look and some portraits around the hotel, the couple and their family and friends traveled to the museum. We got to take more photographs in some of the museum galleries, and then the wedding ceremony was held under an art installation that actually had a family connection to the bride! It made an already lovely ceremony space even more meaningful. 

After the ceremony, everyone ate and danced and celebrated with modern art and colorful, minimalist floral arrangements. I adored all of the style Ellen and Howie incorporated throughout the day, from the fashion to the personalized chuppah, to the mismatched wedding party bouquets and boutonnieres. 

But enough talking, I’m going to now let you look at the photos, which are a mixture of digital and 35mm film. 

Like what you see? I’d love to chat with you about photographing your own wedding celebration. Get in touch and let’s talk!

Photograph of Berkshires wedding details captured on film
Groom prepares for his wedding at Mass MoCA
Film photograph of groomsmen drinking before Berkshires wedding
Massachusetts groom shares details with his close friends and family
Black and white photograph of groom and groomsmen laughing before wedding at Mass MoCA
Bride and groom walk towards each other surrounded by New England foliage, captured on film
Berkshires bride and groom smile as they see each other for the first time on their wedding day
Film portrait of smiling couple to be wed at Mass MoCA
Bride and groom stand with hands clasped, captured on film
Bride and groom in foreground with their shadow silhouettes shown against wooden background
Groom follows bride up stone walkway on their New England wedding day
Groom smiles as his bride moves close to him, set against Massachusetts fall foliage
Bride hugs family before ceremony at Mass MoCA
Side by side black and white film photographs of wedding party at Berkshires wedding
Wedding guests smile while the wind blows, captured on film
Film portraits of wedding guests laughing and celebrating together at Mass MoCA
Side by side film photos of bride with her bouquet and bridesmaid
Film photo of wedding bouquet for Berkshires wedding
Bridal veil amidst dramatic shadows and lighting, captured on film
Bride and groom celebrate with their friends and family, throwing hands in the air and smiling
Film photograph of bridesmaid holding bouquet of flowers
Portrait of Berkshires married couple and close friends and family, captured on film
Massachusetts wedding party smiles and walks together
Bride and groom smile in the sun with their closest friends in Massachusetts
External shots of Mass MoCA prior to wedding ceremony
Detail film photograph of bride and groom's attire and florals
Artistic black and white photograph of bride and groom shot through a prism
Bride and groom laugh and walk in front of brightly colored piece of art
Prism photograph of newlyweds among art at the Mass MoCA
Bride smiles among flowers, shot through a prism on film
Black and white photograph of bride and groom posed in front of dramatic line art
New England bride looks into the camera and laughs while her future husband looks at her dearly
Mass MoCA wedding details including backdrop, flowers and schedule
Black and white film photograph of guests hugging at Berkshires wedding
Film portraits of bride and groom at their ceremony looking out over their guests
Mass MoCA wedding ceremony with colorful decorations and smiling guests
Film photographs of wedding guests giving a speech and smiling
Lights glow overhead in Mass MoCA during wedding ceremony while bride and groom hold hands in front of all their guests
Film photograph of first kiss at Berkshires wedding
Bride smiles at her wedding ceremony while groom reads his vows
Bride and groom laugh and smile during recessional after their wedding ceremony, captured on film
Bride laughs while guests clap immediately following wedding ceremony, in black and white
Brightly colored background with place settings and table flowers in foreground
Dramatically lit wedding table setting and flowers
Direct flash film photo of Mass MoCA wedding details
Berkshires wedding details, captured on film
Black and white photos of guests smiling at Massachusetts wedding
Dramatic art serves as a backdrop to wedding place settings at Mass MoCA
Wide shot of banquet table settings at wedding reception in Western Mass
Guest screams with joy while giving the newly married bride a hug, captured on film
Bride embraces a wedding guest, in black and white film
Bride and groom dance together while guests look on
Black and white side by side photos of guests cheering on bride and groom, and newlyweds smiling and dancing
Mass MoCA wedding reception with guests dancing and throwing their hands in the air
Berkshires bride and groom laugh while a speech is given at the reception
Vibrant colors adorn a photo of table flowers with seated guests conversing in the background
Guest gives a speech at Mass MoCA wedding reception
Guests raise their drinks to toast the bride and groom, captured on film
Guests look on and laugh while speeches are given
Bride visits with guests at Mass MoCA reception
Direct flash photograph of wedding meal
Bride smiles seated at table during wedding dinner
Film photograph of wedding guests posing at dinner
Berkshires wedding banquet
Guests smile while enjoying dinner at Massachusetts wedding
New England bride smiles during dance with her father, captured on film
New England groom dances with his mother at his wedding, captured on film
Black and white overhead shot of newlyweds being hoisted on chairs above the dance floor by guests
Film photograph of newly married couple and wedding guests dancing vivaciously
Western Massachusetts guests celebrate during reception at Mass MoCA
Film portrait of bride and wedding guest on the dance floor smiling
Motion blur surrounds bride and groom while they dance at their wedding
Guest celebrate and smile at the camera, captured on film
Guest smile, laugh and sing while celebrating a wedding at Mass MoCA, captured on film
Guests laugh and dance at Berkshires wedding reception
Direct flash photographs of New England bride dancing
Black and white photograph of bride and groom dancing together
Guests smile and laugh while dancing at Berkshires wedding reception
Bride poses and sings during her wedding reception at Mass MoCA, captured on film in black and white

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