Jayne + Matt: A Tappan Hill Wedding

Oh, this one! Some twenty something years ago, I had the privilege of babysitting sweet Drew and his baby sister, Jayne. I remember many summer days playing, splashing and reading with these two, before college and then the so-called grownup life took over. I loved my babysitting jobs, for Drew and Jayne and their cousins, and could not have been happier when I was reconnected with their parents all these years later, now with weddings for these former babies on the horizon.

So with this background, it was a joy to be witness to Jayne and Matt’s wedding day, a summery day in June. Jayne got ready at her childhood home after a brief snuggle with Jayne and Matt’s extremely camera shy kitty.

2016-07-26_00342016-07-26_0035Jayne’s gown featured a piece of lace from her mother’s wedding gown.


Lots of oooooohs when willowy Jayne slipped into her gorgeous gown from The Plumed Serpent, and added the last touches to her wedding day finery.




Meanwhile, Matt and his gentlemen got ready to leave for the church from their hotel.tappanhill_junewedding_annasawinphotography_002tappanhill_junewedding_annasawinphotography_001tappanhill_junewedding_annasawinphotography_009 tappanhill_junewedding_annasawinphotography_007

Jayne and Matt got ready miles apart, but I was tickled to notice that these two images, taken by me (left) and my associate Laura (right), were just seconds apart. I think they were both READY!tappanhill_junewedding_annasawinphotography_008 tappanhill_junewedding_annasawinphotography_010

Heading to St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford, on the summery-est of days!


Arriving at St. Patricks.tappanhill_junewedding_annasawinphotography_012 tappanhill_junewedding_annasawinphotography_013 tappanhill_junewedding_annasawinphotography_014 tappanhill_junewedding_annasawinphotography_015


The reception, held at the lovely riverside venue of Tappan Hill. showcased beautiful views and an amazing late-evening sunset. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the terrace while wedding photos commenced.

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It was a glorious day, with heartfelt words and love and actions for this lovely couple, and I was beyond happy to be a part of it, and see these lovely children now as adults. Hard to put it into words how special it was for me, and I hope to stay in touch over the years.

Happy love, Jayne and Matt!

The Skinny

Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Church, Bedford, NY

Reception: Abigail Kirsch’s Tappan Hill, Tarrytown, NY

Photography: Anna Sawin and Laura Marie Duncan for Anna Sawin Photography, Stonington, CT

Videography: East Coast Image (Elizabeth Caron)

Food & Cake: Abigail Kirsch Catering at Tappan Hill Mansion

Flowers & Lighting: Forever in Bloom

Music: The Michael Hart Band (Hank Lane Productions)

Bridal hair: Indulgence Salon, Mount Kisco,  NY

Bridal makeup: Eiluj Beauty, Katonah, NY

Bridal gown and accessories: Plumed Serpent, Westport, CT

Anna Sawin

Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.

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Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.