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Giverny, Saint-Émilion and Aubeterre, France Captured by Tracy Rodriguez {Prints Available for Purchase}

Normally when you click over to my blog, you'll see photographs of yogis all around Boston and couples saying their I do's, but today I want to share with you a personal trip I took with my husband Thomas two years ago to the south of France. It's been completely lovely to revisit these images after so much time has passed. The main focus of the trip was for our friend's wedding, my husband was the best man, but of course {insert French accent here, anyone?} I couldn't leave my camera behind.

{And, if you know me well, you'll know that I don't bring my camera, or even take out my phone for that matter, when I attend weddings as a guest. Research actually shows that you remember events better when you're not behind your camera or phone. I always want to be fully present. And, let's be honest, I don't want to get in the photographer's way either. I'd rather he or she document the bride and groom without a sea of phones and cameras and if I'm being photographed, I'd rather it be of me laughing or tearing up than holding a phone in front of my face. But, I digress.}

Without further ado, please enjoy some photographs from our trip. You can click any image below to enlarge it and then tab through to view more while still enlarged. And if you'd like to make a purchase, prints are available for sale in the gallery linked below.

We arrived in Paris with mostly wedding events so my camera stayed tucked away in the city of love, but, my personal request for the trip was for Thomas and I to sneak off one morning to Monet's Gardens in Giverny. You'll see a few photographs from that excursion to start. While it's set up as a major tourist attraction now, it was still pretty incredible to see Monet's home and his famous water lilies.

The scenic view shots take us south with a quick stop in Saint-Émilion for lunch. We then traveled to our main destination in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Chateau Le Mas de Montet. Most of my photographs are of this beautiful castle and quaint town.  Even if only for a short while, it was definitely an unforgettable experience to live in a chateau in the south of France.

Where have you all been traveling lately? Are you like me and have images from years past? I encourage you to dig them up and relive a bit of your wanderlust.

Much love,

Tracy

Attleboro, MA Wedding at Colonel Blackinton Inn {Karen + Walter}

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of photographing Karen and Walter's intimate wedding at the Colonel Blackinton Inn in Attleboro, MA. This couple definitely had karma on their side because rain was slotted for the whole day but when the morning came, we actually found patches of time where the rain was only a faint drizzle, barely noticeable really, so that we could walk across the street to a lovely park and photograph this beautiful couple outside on their wedding day. We were able to sneak out again after their vows to the front porch of the inn to take some special photograph's with the groom's daughter and bride's step daughter. This little munchkin was so adorable to photograph.

As I wrote in my first blog post at Colonel Blackinton Inn for Elizabeth and Sean's wedding, I absolutely love photographing at this venue. If you're planning an intimate wedding here, please do reach out! I'd love to be a part of your day.

This wedding is part of my series of intimate weddings. These range from courthouse elopements to up to three hours at any venue of your choice, be it structured like this one or in a park or other unique location. These are my favorite weddings to photograph. My intimate wedding and elopement couples always win my heart.

Enjoy!

And here's a shout out to all of the amazing vendors that made this day possible.

Venue: Colonel Blackinton Inn, Attleboro, MA

Bride's Dress: Botticelli

Bride's Jewelry: USA Bride

Wedding Cake: Montilios Baking Company

Bridal Bouquet: Nolan's Flowers and Gifts

Wedding Rings: A & A Jewelers

Ceremony Official: Alido Baldera

Photography: Tracy Rodriguez Photography

If you're interested in booking a wedding package or would like more information, please contact me today.

Lakeville, MA Wedding at Loon Pond Lodge {Jonathan + Christyne}

Congratulations to Jonathan and Christyne!

Last October, I photographed Christyne and Jonathan's beautiful wedding at the Loon Pond Lodge in Lakeville, MA. You may also remember their 2016 engagement session at the Roger Williams Park in Providence, RI. I loved working with this fun loving couple.

Since I was just eight weeks postpartum at the time, I delivered the images last year but am just now going back to pay a little tribute on the blog. This time delay certainly does not represent how I feel about this wedding or this lovely couple!

Please enjoy a few images from their special day including their first look in the woods and a gazebo ceremony above the lake.

Here's a shout out to all of the vendors who made this day possible.

Venue: Loon Pond Lodge at Ted Williams Camp

Bride's Dress, Bridesmaids' Dresses & Bride's Earrings: Alexandra's Bridal Boutique

Bride's Hair and Makeup: Wedding Tresses

Groom's and Groomsmen's Suits: Men's Wearhouse

Bride's Bouquet and Centerpieces: Heritage Flowers

DJ: DJ KEVMACK

Catering: DeAvilas Catering

Wedding Cake: Amazing Cakes

Photography: Tracy Rodriguez Photography with Shawon Davis Photography

If you're interested in scheduling a wedding consult to see if I would be a good fit as your wedding photographer, please contact me today.

TEAM Tracy Rodriguez Photography is coming to Yogathon 2018!!

Yogathon 2013

As many of you know, I have been involved with an incredible nonprofit, Yoga Reaches Out, for the last six years. Each year I have committed to fundraising, to introducing the organization to more and more friends and family, to joining their committee, and, last year to forming my first ever team for New England Yogathon! This year, I am excited to say that I am again forming a team and I would love to have you on it!

Yogathon 2012

If you've been there you know, there is just something absolutely incredible about this day. The collective energy in the room of 1,000 giving, like-minded, beautiful people is palpable. I look forward to this day like a kid waiting for Christmas.

To give you a bit of background, each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $250 for Boston Children's Hospital. And through those donations along with sponsorships, I am so proud to say that this event has funded an incredible wellness center for the families and loved ones at Boston Children's Hospital, providing yoga, reiki, massage, and more.

Along with the personal goal that I set for myself each year of $1,000 in fundraising, I am adding to that the goal of gathering people to join Team Tracy Rodriguez Photography for a day of yoga with a purpose! So please mark your calendars for Sunday, April 29th, at Gillette Stadium (Foxboro, MA)!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at tracy@thrgallery.com or call me at 203.984.0013.

And, you can view, download and print photographs from previous years here.

Yogathon 2016

 I'm looking forward to seeing you on the field!!

Winner Announced! Fourth Annual Love is in the Air Print Contest

Happy Valentine's Day and thank you to everyone who voted in my fourth annual Valentine's Day {Love is in the Air} Valentine's Day Print Contest!

Without further ado, I am very excited to announce this year's winners! Laura and Fred!

Boston Elopement Photographer

If you're interested in learning more about my wedding packages, please contact me today.

Fourth Annual Valentine's Day {Love is in the Air} Print Contest

Head over to Tracy Rodriguez Photography on Facebook today to vote in my Valentine’s Day {Love is in the Air} Contest!

Here's a preview of what you'll see in the album! Details are below on how one of my 2017 couples can win an 8x10 print!

Pick your favorite {in love} photograph to win the couple an 8x10 print!

Note:

  • You may vote for more than one photograph.
  • Votes only count if the voter has liked Tracy Rodriguez Photography.
  • Couples, family and friends are encouraged to share their photos to gain more likes!
  • Voting ends Feb. 14, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. EST.
  • Winner will be selected and announced by Feb. 18, 2018.

Maternity Leave Update!

Hi friends! It's been a while so I thought I'd write a quick post to check in and let you all know how we've been doing.

My little baby Mateo is quickly approaching six months at the end of February and I can hardly believe it. We have been enjoying all of the newborn snuggling (although, I'm not allowed to call him that any more now that he's passed three months!) Having this time together has been truly amazing. Watching his development has been one of the most fascinating experiences of my life. And his little smiles and laughs and cuddles are so completely rewarding.

I have decided to extend my maternity break with him for the time being. Do continue to reach out as I have been keeping a list of those to reach back out to when I start shooting again. I will likely ease back in in the warmer weather. And of course, if you've already booked a wedding, have no fear, I will be there. I'm just not taking any more on for the time being. I promise to stay in touch here on my blog and on facebook and instagram when I have updates for you.

Lots of love,

Tracy

Tracy Rodriguez Photography Wins Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Awards Four Years In A Row!

Boston Wedding Photographer Award

Wow! Thank you to all of my amazing wedding clients for helping me win the 2018 WeddingWire Couples Choice Award!

As many of you know, I welcomed my son Mateo into the world in August and therefore my wedding season was pretty short last year. Needless to say, I was not expecting this award this year given the shorter season. So, wow, just wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review based on your intimate wedding / elopement or full day wedding. Your reviews continue to make such a difference for my business via things like this award! Thank you! And while this year will also be a bit slower as I navigate my new work-life balance, I am so excited to work with all of my 2018 clients!

Don't worry, if you haven't yet submitted a review for your wedding, now is a great time to do so! If you have a moment, please post one to Wedding Wire and help me to continue to grow organically.


About the Couples’ Choice Awards®

The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards recognize the top 5% of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are selected solely based on reviews from more than a million newlyweds and are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating, total number of reviews, review performance from 2017, and consistency of reviews from year to year.


Now is a great time to submit a review! Wedding couples, please post to Wedding Wire.

Yogis and all other clients, please post to Google Reviews.


Happy Anniversary, Elizabeth and Jason!

Here's to wishing Elizabeth and Jason a very happy first anniversary! I absolutely loved being a part of their beautiful wedding last September at at The Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA. If you missed it, you can check out Elizabeth and Jason's Log Cabin Wedding on the blog. Enjoy!

If you're interested in booking a wedding package or would like more information, please contact me today.

Welcome, Mateo!

Please welcome to the world my little peanut, Mateo Thomas Forbes! He was born on August 25, 2017, sharing my late grandfather's birthday. We couldn't be more thrilled to have him here, sleepless nights and all. And while I've retreated into my "baby bubble" for a while, I promise to be back, posting all kinds of cuteness in the near future.

Thank you all foryour patience as I return emails a bit slower than usual. For questions on my maternity leave and what that means for photo shoots, take a look at my Maternity Leave Blog Post.

With so much love,

Tracy