Julia + Ian // Martha's Vineyard Wedding All Over Edgartown

We had such a blast with Julia and Ian; these guys really know how to throw a party! And such great taste! We got to shoot at two of our favorite restaurants on the island, Sweet Life Cafe for their rehearsal dinner and the incredible Atria for the wedding.

And the Whaling Church in Edgartown has to be one of our favorite ceremony locations on the Vineyard as well. Such incredible architecture and amazing light; it really makes our job easy. Even when it’s gloomy and grey outside and the wedding party has to trudge through the rain, squeezed tightly under umbrellas to try and stay dry (which also makes for pretty nice pictures)

Fortunately, the rain cleared by the late afternoon leaving only a picturesque layer of fog. We got some amazing shots of Julia and Ian wandering through it at the gardens of the Daniel Fisher House a few blocks away during some of the after-dinner downtime. It’s always so lovely at Atria- cocktail hour in the garden, dinner inside in the restaurant and dancing in the outdoor bar and patio area; weddings always seem to flow so naturally moving through different locations of that venue. We even stuck around a bit for the after-party in the ~secret bar~ in the basement. Most of those photos have a pretty thick layer of fog over them as well!

Ali + Carly // Captain Flander's House Wedding Chillmark Martha's Vineyard

Ali and Carly are one of the sweetest couples we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with; we met up with them for coffee in New York at the beginning of 2018 and knew immediately how fun and easy-going it was going to be to shoot their wedding day. We love meeting with potential clients in person beforehand whenever possible; it definitely adds a level of familiarity and comfort on the wedding day that can only help things run smoother. Sometimes we’re lucky enough to connect on an even deeper personal level though, so from the first time we met these two, we could tell it was going to be a good one.

The wedding was at another one of favorite places to shoot on the island, Captain Flander’s House, with its open fields (filled with daisies and horses), cute inn and gorgeous original stone masonry throughout. Of course there are plenty of photos of Ali and Carly showcasing each of these but also so many capturing the moments of pure happiness and joy that flowed throughout the day. It was really touching how emotional the whole event was; every moment showing how truly excited everyone was that these two had found each other. So many joyful tears and so sweet to be apart of!

The weather was a late June perfection and everyone's wonderful mood was furthered by delicious food from Buckley’s and one of our top Martha’s Vineyard musical acts, Mike Benjamin & Co. The dancing went late and the night was capped by the band serenading Ali and Carly along a dark trek across the field to their cab to the afterparty. Such a beautiful energy at this one.

Just Sit Book Release Party // Los Angeles, CA

Oh hi guys! Roy and I are just about finished with our little breather and about to dive head first into wedding season, looking at you Lauren and Zach! But before we do I just want to share these photos from the Just Sit book release party we shot. I had so much fun working with Beth and Sukey, celebrating the launch of their incredible book with their friends and family in Los Angeles. Check it out below and you can purchase the book here

<3 Maggie + Roy

Rebecca + Marc // Rehearsal Dinner at West Tisbury Grange Hall

We spent a lot of time hanging out with Rebecca and Marc last summer and these two are really know how to throw a party. They hosted an elegant rehearsal dinner at the  West Tisbury Grange Hall with flowers by Krishna Collins and a mouthwatering buffet by the team at V.Jaime Hamlin & Sons. Of course the weather was perfect! Another incredible party put on by the Rattner family and Plan It MV

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Adaire + Jim // Vineyard Haven Engagement Session

Spring on the island is my favorite time of year, with the lilacs blooming and birds returning! Just remember that this is coming next time you look outside! However, for this blog post let's go back to the holidays for a sec! We loved spending Christmas on Martha's Vineyard and we're so grateful for Adaire and Jim making the trek from Boston so we could do their engagement shoot on the frosty beach in Vineyard Haven. Even more happy to welcome their pup Stella to the island - nothing helps make a shoot more fun than a crazy dog running through the background and splashing in the freezing ocean!

As chilly as it was out, we couldn't help spending some time walking along the beach and dock, even lingering a little to get some extra shots with the beautiful decorations for the holidays. Wreathes, lights and little trees everywhere! Engagement photos and holiday cards all in one! Too much good stuff to let the weather get in the way. And the Vineyard in December just makes the 'blanket cuddling' photos so much more authentic hehe!

So great to meet Adaire and Jim in person before their wedding later this year! We're very excited to hang out with this crew again over the summer. Such a fun time!

<3 Maggie + Roy

Island Weddings Magazine Feature!

One of our favorite ways to get inspired is to flip through the local magazine Island Weddings. The photographs and stories featured are always so beautiful and moving! So to have some of our work featured in their Winter/Spring issue is just an incredible honor! Check out the great piece, Arbor Days, including Hannah and Ryan's lovely wedding arch and get inspired! 

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Molly + Jay // December Winter Wedding in Brooklyn

We really have so much love for this couple and this day! Molly and Jay put together such a great wedding: An incredibly sweet and intimate ceremony for family followed by lunch at Frankies 457 Spuntino. then a big reception for friends at St. Mazie's with the twins from Blonde Redhead spinning some of their insane vinyl collection. The finishing touch, pies provided by Pies 'n' Thighs. We left on such a high from the night, I knew photos from this day were going to be something special. Here are just a few highlights from this perfect day!

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Bakery Pies ’n’ Thighs
Caterers Frankies 457 and St. Mazie
Ceremony Musician Matteah Baim
Ceremony Venue Frankies 457
DJs Simone + Amedeo Pace and Frabride Nadjari
Florist Matteah Baim
Reception Venu St. Mazie
Wedding Coordinator Stephanie Gatton Events

Leah + Dane // Late September Winnetu Wedding

September has to be my favorite month on the island. The weather is still warm (but not too hot!) and the crowds have lessened. Plus all the private beaches open up! It’s also an incredibly busy time during wedding season and luckily we were able to work with Dane and Leah as they tied the knot at with a dreamy ceremony at the Winnetu resort in Edgartown. It was one of those days where we had one eye towards the sky the whole morning but got so lucky! No rain just beautiful soft light for first look and our bridal party shots at the Edgartown light house! Guys really, us photographers love a gray sky! 

Afterwards we rode in the old Winnetu jitney back to the resort and managed to fit in a quick portrait session on the Katama airfield. The ceremony overlooking South Beach was incredibly sweet and the party afterwards was a blast, including late night snacks at Dock Street Diner! We might have to copy that one! Thanks so much for having us guys!

<3 Maggie + Roy 

Best of 2017

2017 has been so good to us! We traveled all along the east coast and got to meet so many incredible people. Couples who let us give them photographs that will be with them for a lifetime. It really feels so special to connect with people this way. Roy and I just want to thank you for trusting us, for letting us share these moments with you and your loved ones. We witnessed a lot of true love this year and gosh, it was both rewarding and humbling. 

We've pulled together some of our favorites from 2017 below. Each image brought back such a sweet memory. For our 2017 couples: THANK YOU! We are so lucky to have met and befriended you, we really can't wait to see where you guys go next. For our 2018 buddies: get ready! Roy and I seriously cannot wait to party with you next year. Seriously, going through some of these engagement sessions was like, killing us with anticipation. We love you all so much and are so excited to see what this new year brings!

Wishing you all a seriously happy holidays and New Year! 
<3 Maggie + Roy

Rebecca + Marc // Clam Bake at the Chappaquiddick Beach Club

Guys, what could be more New England-y than a clam bake? We couldn't have been more excited to photograph Rebecca and Marc's at the beautiful Chappaquiddick Beach Club. The Club has to be one of my favorite venues on Martha's Vineyard. I just love the red, white and blue cabanas and the view of Edgartown harbor; it's such a special place! Rebecca and Plan It MV really put together a beautiful evening, too! After sipping on cocktails, taking in the sunset and a few games of corn hole, guests ate on an authentic New England clam bake by the famous Bill Smith crew. All in all, an incredible evening!

<3 Maggie + Roy

Jackie + Tim // East Chop Beach Club Rehearsal Dinner

Sometimes a rehearsal dinner is just so lovely it deserves it's own blog post and this is one of those times! Jackie and Tim put together an incredible evening for friends and family at the East Chop Beach Club. With flowers by Morning Glory Farm, tasty oysters and Mike Benjamin and his band setting the mood, everyone had an incredible time! We even had time to sneak away for some sunset photos, which was totally necessary at this incredible venue. I personally really love shooting rehearsal dinners because it gives us a chance to meet and get to know the family before the big day. So glad we could share this one with Jackie and Tim. Thanks again guys!

<3 Maggie + Roy

Norah + Brandon // Rainy Day Manhattan Wedding

Hi everyone! Just wanted to briefly lift our heads up from editing weddings and engagement sessions to share this Manhattan dream with you. Norah and Brandon's wedding day was such an intimate and lovely experience! We feel so so lucky to have work with such incredible couples, thanks again for letting us be apart of your day guys!

<3 Maggie + Roy

Jackie + Tim // Martha's Vineyard Wedding

A few weekends ago we had one of our last weddings on Martha's Vineyard for this season. It's SO hard to say goodbye to the Summer but boy did this wedding help us forget our sadness for a while! 

We spent Friday and Saturday with our amazing couple Jackie and Tim. It was such a pleasure getting to know them and their families while celebrating their love! 

Friday evening at the East Chop Beach Club was sublime. All week there were threats of rain but by the time Friday rolled around, the weather decided to give us a beautiful overcast and misty sky instead; perfect for beach photos! We loved walking out on the dock and finding some other secluded spots for portraits of these two :)

Saturday was a bit brighter out but that didn't stop us from getting some lovely shots of Tim and Jackie's First Look at the East Chop Lighthouse!  All the locations for the day were so close to each other in Oak Bluffs we got to walk around everywhere; down to Our Lady Star of the Sea for the ceremony and right down the street to Sweet Life Café for a beautiful dinner and reception. Such a pretty outdoor patio space and WOW the food was incredible!

All in all Jackie and Tim gave us one of our favorite weekends of the summer! Here's a selection of some of our favorite photos that hopefully do it justice!

<3 Maggie + Roy

Ceremony at Our Lady Star of the Sea
Reception + Dinner at Sweet Life Cafe
Music by Mike Benjamin 

Nicole + Angad // Martha's Vineyard Engagement Photo Session in Aquinnah

Ah!! We love doing engagement shoots to get to know a couple before shooting their wedding! Nicole and Angad were one of our last engagement sessions for this summer and we were so glad to have them come out from near Washington, DC to the island on such a beautiful weekend.

We started shooting at the lighthouse on the Aquinnah Cliffs with AMAZING weather and light. It’s so nice when Mother Nature works in our favor and boy did she for this one! Soft golden light and the wind catching Nicole’s dress and red hair.. I honestly felt like we were in the English Moors.

We walked down the path leading to Philbin Beach and set up in the meadow there. So many gorgeous locations in Aquinnah that helped make this shoot feel magical! By the cliffs, in the fields.. so much lush beauty this time of year. And so nice to spend time with such a serene couple who didn’t mind rolling around in the grass to get the shot! You could really see how in love these two were.

<3 Maggie + Roy

Meredith + Scott // Engagement Photo Session in Dumbo, Brooklyn

It’s a really special feeling when you get to reconnect with an old friend after years on separate life paths. Even better when it’s because your old friend is getting married and you get to be apart of their special day! Having grown up together on the Vineyard, it was such a treat catching up with Meredith and meeting her fiancé Scott. They just relocated to New York so we had to take advantage of the classic scenery!

We all spent the afternoon in beautiful DUMBO, managing to get some perfect shots with both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges in the background! So much gorgeous old architecture in the area made it hard to turn around without finding another location to showcase these two’s love! We wandered around for a while and topped off the evening with some drinks and burgers at a bar in the area.

Really can’t wait for Meredith and Scott’s wedding on Martha’s Vineyard next year!

<3 Maggie + Roy

Ashley, Nick + Ava Rose // Martha's Vineyard Family Portraits at Fuller Street Beach, Edgartown

We had such a great weekend on Martha’s Vineyard; catching the last days of the Agricultural Fair (so many baby goats!), another round of fireworks in the park in Oak Bluffs and a beautiful family portrait shoot with these 3! Ashley, Nick and 4-month old Ava are the sweetest, splitting time between the Vineyard and NYC like us, we caught them in the afternoon on a gorgeous Edgartown beach where they were spending time with some friends and family. I don’t think we took one photo where Ava wasn’t smiling ear to ear! So lovely meeting up with such a happy couple and their adorable baby!

<3 Maggie + Roy

Junebug's BEST Wedding Photographers in Massachusetts!

GUYS! HEY GUYS! I am so so excited to announce that we were just named one of Junebug's Best Wedding Photographer in Massachusetts! Now please excuse me while I dance around our kitchen :) :) But really it is such an honor, Junebug is a huge source of inspiration for us and for our couples! Thanks again Junebug for the feature! 

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New Swift & Crowe Gift Certificates!

Roy and I are excited to announce that we just got these beautifully printed gift certificates in the mail from our printer :) If you have a friend or loved one visiting Martha's Vineyard and want to make it an extra special trip please get in touch about purchasing the gift of a session! 

Here's a special offer as well! The first 5 people to purchase a gift certificate will receive an additional $25 on us. So if you spend $75, you will receive a $100 gift certificate. Awesome deal, right? Get in touch to purchase one now: swiftandcrowepictures@gmail.com

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Lauren + Zack // Fort Tyron Park Engagement Photo Shoot

Sometimes our job lets us explore new places in our own backyard and this engagement session with Lauren and Zack did just that! We met up at Fort Tyron Park this past Sunday evening and I was totally blown away. Such a lush, beautiful spot for photos! We even saw the cutest groundhog running around and ended the shoot with an amazing sunset. It was so great exploring the park with these two and I can't wait for their wedding at the Red Barn up at Hampshire College next Summer! 

<3 Maggie + Roy

Rachel + Johan // Summer Philly Wedding

Ok I admit it, I cry at weddings. But waterworks really showed up for this one: Rachel and Johan’s lovely wedding in Philadelphia. When your best bud’s sister gets married and you get to shoot their wedding? What a treat!

I’ve known the Ford family since I first moved to New York City. Katie and John, Rachel’s siblings, were my roommates in Greenpoint and I still call them my closest friends. Rachel is the cool sister that lived in Philly, and I remember one time she came to visit and we all went dancing, it was such a fun night! So when she got engaged and asked me to shoot her wedding, I just knew that the whole day was going to be magical. 

The girls got ready at Hotel Monaco and the ceremony was held right in front of a beautiful fountain at Franklin Square. Afterwards, Rachel, Johan and I stole away for some portrait time at Rittenhouse Park, probably some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. That light! Then dinner and dancing back at the hotel and ending with some hoagies at Wawa. All in all, an incredible evening. Thanks again guys!! 

<3 Maggie + Roy