As a photographer, I’ve been afforded so many incredible opportunities to travel the country and meet interesting people on one of the most intimate, emotional, joyful days of their lives. Heather and Ben’s wedding at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont was no exception. My friend and second shooter Taylor and I spent most of the weekend pinching ourselves at the beauty of it all.
Heather, a Los Angeles-based food writer, and Ben, a violinist for the award-winning Calder Quartet, met at a mutual friend’s house at a dinner party on the evening of President Obama’s inauguration and Ben’s birthday and Heather described him as the nicest man she had ever met. (Love that.) They decided to get married in Vermont, where Heather grew up, and had friends and family join them from all over the country for the weekend to celebrate.
Being VERY into food, it was important to Heather especially that the food be incredible. The entire menu was farm-to-table and I can verify, having sampled it myself, that it was indeed wonderful. The setting of the fully functioning farm on the Trapp property also provided the perfect backdrop. (There were actual farm animals roaming around… so cool. And those mountains in the background? Wow.)
I fell so much in love with the area that as soon as I got home, my husband and I immediately planned a trip to return in the fall for a long weekend. Highly recommend.
Heather and Ben, thank you so much for introducing me to your world and letting me be apart of it for a couple of days. It was an honor to document it all for you.