The Barn at Crane Estate Ipswich Massachusetts : Christina + Sam

Christina + Sam met and fell in love while living in India and their love is one full of adventurous trips around the globe with each one bringing them closer together as they learned about far away places side by side. They wanted an intimate wedding where the people they care deeply about who would be traveling from all over could gather together in some beautiful corner of New England and welcome in their first moments of husband and wife. It’s hard to visit Crane Estate and not fall in love with it’s dreamy landscapes and sun drenched woods – so it’s no wonder why they chose it to be the place they would marry one another.

I love photographing weddings at The Barn at Crane Estate because there’s an abundance of gorgeous spots and views that go on forever – and yet it sits just a short way away from the busy life of Boston. Christina + Sam’s day with deep hued flowers and jewel toned accents alongside their stunning wedding attire were a perfect fit for this spot and when just the two of them stood in front of family and friends – which I loved because the focus was solely on the vows they said to one another – it was absolutely stunning.

Christina’s brother led the ceremony perfectly and once it was sealed with a kiss, they ran off with us to climb the grassy hills and dance with one another in the estate’s streets. Christina purposely came prepared with comfortable shoes so we could climb around – and man, I’m glad she was. We were able to capture so much of their quiet and gentle love all with beautiful backdrops to frame them with.

And their families! Such great people! We laughed so much with each of them and Christina’s family even played along with me when I oh-so-meticulously guided them all into a silhouetted shot before the celebration kicked into high gear. I loved it!

After the 70’s disco throwback dance Christina did with her father (which was definitely one of my favorite father daughter dances ever because it was so THEM!), the guests responded immediately with a great party on the dance floor from the moment it opened up. Oscar and I snuck the two of them outside for a hazy sunset photo and then after some more dancing – including Christina’s 90+ year old grandfather who busted out the dance moves to Tupac (YES, you read that right and YES, it was as awesome as you imagine!) – Oscar and I wished them all a good night and said to each other, “now THAT was a wedding!”

What a beautifully intimate celebration that I’m so happy we got to photograph. Thank you to Christina, Sam, and both of your families for inviting us along, I wish you all many happy years!

The bride's sister gets ready at the Inn at Castle Hill wedding venue

The bride puts on her earrings at the Inn at Castle Hill wedding venue

The mother of the bride watches out the window as the girls get ready in Ipswich MA

The bride adjusts her shoes at her Crane Estate wedding

The bride and her siblings laugh with one another at the Crane Estate wedding venue in MA

Barn at Crane Estate wedding where the bride stands in a beautiful doorway with her fall inspired boquet

Fall wedding in Ipswich Massachusetts with the bride's colorful boquet

A silhouette of the bride at Crane Estate

The bride stands on the grounds of Crane Estate and holds her fall inspired wedding flowers

The bride stands on the grounds of Crane Estate and holds her fall inspired wedding flowers on a sunny day

Best part about the behind the scenes of taking this shot? Christina’s parents being the first to break into fits of laughter. SO GOOD.
The Barn at Crane Estate wedding with the bride's family all standing in front of a stained glass window

The groom and his sister await the start of the wedding in front of an ivy wall

The groom gets a quick portrait in while standing in front of an ivy wall on the grounds of Crane Estate

The bride walks into the wedding ceremony outside on the lawn

The groom watches as the bride walks down the aisle toward him at the outdoor wedding ceremony

The Barn at Crane Estate with the bride and groom standing on the grounds saying their vows to one another on a sunny fall day

The groom bows his head during the outdoor sunny ceremony in Ipswich MA

Many of the bride's family traveled from China for the wedding ceremony

The bride and groom are officially married at their sunny fall outdoor wedding

The Barn at Crane Estate wedding the bride and groom walk along a path towards the warm fall sun after being married outside

The Barn at Crane Estate wedding the two merged families pose among the ivy and stone pillars

The bride and groom share a laugh in the woods at Crane Estate after their ceremony

The bride and groom share a laugh in the woods at Crane Estate after their ceremony

The bride and groom share a laugh in the woods at Crane Estate after their ceremony

The Barn at Crane Estate wedding the bride and groom walk hand in hand in the woods on the beautiful grounds of the wedding venue

The Barn at Crane Estate wedding the bride and groom stand next to the stone pillars with ivy growing up them overlooking Ipswich on their wedding day

The Barn at Crane Estate wedding the bride and groom stand next to the stone pillars with ivy growing up them overlooking Ipswich on their wedding day

Ipswich Massachusetts wedding couple walk along the ivy and the stone pull

The newlyweds stand up on a hill overlooking the grounds at Crane Estate as the sun starts to set on their wedding day

The groom looks lovingly at his new wife

Inn at Castle Hill wedding with the groom looking at his bride in front of a wall of Ivy

Inn at Castle Hill wedding the bride and groom walk down the slope back to the wedding reception

The Barn at Crane Estate wedding reception with the groom giving the bride a spin during their first dance

The best man gives a toast to the newlyweds at their Barn wedding reception

One of the top 5 Father Daughter dances I’ve ever photographed
The Barn at Crane Estate wedding the bride and her father have a lively disco song as their first dance

The Barn at Crane Estate wedding the reception is in full swing with the uplighting and the dancers

The bride's sister and her husband dance at the wedding reception

The Barn at Crane Estate wedding reception is in full swing with guests having a great time on the dance floor

The Barn at Crane Estate wedding reception with the bride's sister getting into the music on the dance floor

Guests enjoy the wedding reception dancing

The bride's father dances at his daughter's wedding reception

The bride's mother dances at her daughter's wedding reception

The Barn at Crane Estate wedding reception is in full swing as the newlyweds talk to guests and others dance

The couple is silhouetted against the sunset sky during a break at their wedding reception in Ipswich MA

Crane Estate wedding with the couple dancing with one another in front of the sunset sky

Ceremony + Reception: The Barn at Crane Estate
The Barn at Crane Estate Wedding Photographers: I AM SARAH V Photography (Oscar was my second)
Catering: Fireside Catering
DJ: DJ Raffi (he was great!)
Wedding Gown: Nicole Miller purchased at Flair
Tux: 9 Tailors
Cake: Montilio’s
Florist: Chalifour’s Flowers
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Nancy
Hair: Nicole Vater

Maine & New Hampshire wedding photographer, I AM SARAH V Photography, photographs events for wildly in love couples seeking a NH & Maine wedding photographer with a photojournalism & cinematic approach. You can see more of my work online at www.iamsarahv.com or on Instagram. I photograph many locations including being a The Barn at Crane Estate wedding photographer in Ipswich Massachusetts. If you’d like to contact me directly, please email me at hello@iamsarahv.com

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