Weddings with a Heart Officiant and Photographer

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12 reviews
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  • ALFRED J.

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    Hands down the right decision for us they helped us through everything with suggestions for vows - numbers to call to reserve venue and when we were going to have a big storm on the scheduled day moved the service up a day - on time , fun no drama and great pic's we could not decide on which pic's to keep so we bought them all --

    Oct 31, 2016Verified
  • Ariel T.

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    Donald was wonderful. His ceremony was unique and personalized and it really reflected my husband and I as a couple and as nature lovers. I loved his light heartedness- moments when I was near tears, Donald would throw in something humorous and I would laugh instead cry. I couldn't be happier with the ceremony, he was a pleasure to work with and a perfect fit for me and my husband.

    Oct 5, 2015Verified

About this pro

We are fun and romantic, and offer both officiant and professional photography, all under one roof! We love what we do. You get us, Don and Kathy. We don't have a list of officiants or photographers, it is just us. We love helping couples plan their wedding, taking time to share our ideas and talking on the phone. We love helping to make our couples feel comfortable so that they can be in the moment during their ceremony instead of stressing. We feel honored to be a part of the ceremony that unites 2 people in love. We feel the magic of the moment and we love capturing it with our cameras.

Years in business

23

Times hired on Thumbtack

12

Number of employees

2
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Photos and Videos

43 photos

    Q & A

    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      We certainly do!! We love going to photography workshops. We have studied with Gene Ho of Myrtle Beach, and Matt McGraw of Wilmington, NC. We have attended many photography workshops including workshops with Sandy Puc, Jerry Ghionis, Rick and Deborah Ferro, Lou Szoke, and Neil van Niekerk. We have studied digital photo art with photo artists, Marilyn Sholin, Karen Sperling, and Nomi Wagner. We have gone to Photoshop World and WPPI. We are members of PPA. We have studied different faiths and cultures of the world. We studied to become Reiki Masters and are certified HealthRhythm drumming facilitators.We studied with Christine Stevens and Dr. Barry Bittman who believe in changing the world, one beat at a time. We are always interested in learning and expanding our knowledge.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      We got married barefoot on the beach and the magic of the moment evolved into our desire to put our combined experiences in photography and our spiritual journey into practice. We have taken numerous classes in photography, and have become Reiki Masters and enjoy helping to create a stress-free atmosphere for a ceremony and capturing the energy of the moment with our creative eye and cameras. We continue to be thoroughly excited and involved in each and every wedding we officiate and photograph. We are delighted to offer a romantic alternative to couples in planning their wedding. We are beachpeople, we love working with people in love, and we love photographing people so it made perfect sense. It has been 12 years now since we got married with our toes in the sand. We have been providing our specialized services on beaches and parks in New England, the Carolinas, and Florida and we are very grateful and honored to be able to do this.
    • What types of customers have you worked with?
      We help couples in choosing a location for their ceremony. We make suggestions for places to stay and restaurants to dine at. We offer our library of ceremonies and readings and poems to our clients so that together we can come up with just what they want. We check on weather issues and if they are flexible and we have the ability, we move the time or date when bad weather is an issue. We provide an atmosphere that is a stress-free and very special. After the ceremony we have a fun & romantic photoshoot with the newlyweds.
    Coverage Area for Weddings with a Heart Officiant and Photographer is about 15+ miles of Newport, RI.