want to know the best thing ever??? unexpected falling in love with some place new you never expected to love. i had the chance to shoot not one but two completely amazing vermont weddings this summer. + boy did i ever fall head over heels for that place. (here's more on that if you're interested...) if it was closer than a 5 hr. drive from NYC i'd be there EVERY weekend. john + analia's wedding fell right on the cusp of the leaves turning this past fall. (sidenote: i learned the term leaf peeper this year... yeah... people go to places like vermont to do just that)... + now I finally understand why. those leaves are amazing... there's NOTHING like that on the west coast + I was smitten with the colors. but back to the reason that i was there... john + analia threw an amazing + amazingly fun wedding/party for their guests... who doesn't want to tie the knot on a farm overlooked by alpacas + party on in the barn... only to finish with a giant bonfire late into the night... i'll let the photos share the rest... but let me add that i've never ever seen dancing like i did that night... these people seriously know how to throw down on the dance floor... + those are people right there after my own heart!