I took a drive down to Scituate, Massachusetts this past month to photograph an amazing couple tie the knot at The River Club in Scituate!
The River Club is a beautiful venue located south east of Boston, right on the coast. You know you’re by the beach when you’re driving by!
The day got started with a wedding ceremony at St. John’s church. The bride and groom, Rachel and Anthony had a intimate ceremony, and I just loved it! I only had 19 people at my own wedding, so these intimate gatherings have a special place in my heart.
After the ceremony, we took some photos outside the building before heading to The River Club! The church had a very cool look to it, so I had Rachel and Anthony stand on the steps so I could get a wide angle shot. I thought it was beautiful, so I couldn’t help myself!
When I arrived at the River Club, it was decked out in amazing details from top to bottom. The room inside had beautiful string lights hanging from the ceiling. There was a cigar bar outside for guests to mingle, and the tables had beautiful flower centerpieces.
The River Club in Scituate is a great venue for live entertainment, as they have a stage just for that. If you have a DJ, they could also set up on the stage overlooking the dance floor. This is a big highlight for the River Club!
I’ve photographed over 250 weddings and very few of the venues I have been to have a literal stage for a band. So if live entertainment is on your list of things to have at your wedding, the River Club definitely wins in that category!
For portrait photos, there are several great photo locations at The River Club. There’s beautiful outdoor scenery right on location, as well as some great open space for a fun shot! You might notice a bunch of “dip” photos in my blogs, because I just love how they look, and my couples really have fun doing them!
A lot of my couples tell me they are concerned about themselves not looking natural in the photos, and I help them every step of the way to look natural. I show them how to do each pose to make sure they look their best!
To end the night, the Rachel and Anthony led their guests onto the dance floor and danced the night away!
When they dim the lights at The River Club, everyone instantly knows that the dance floor is about to open up. I’ve shot at The River Club many times, and to make sure I can capture the faces of the bride and groom as they’re dancing, I bring my off-camera flash. That’s just a fancy way of saying “I bring extra flashes to light the room”.
It’s totally worth it though, as these moments are some of my favorite!
I have been hired to be a wedding photographer in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, and Florida, and venues by the coast are some of my favorite venues to shoot at.
If you’ve enjoyed my blog and are interested in having your wedding at The River Club in Scituate, MA, and are in need of a photographer, click the “Contact” link above and send me a message!
I don’t work for the River Club, but I would be happy to share more photos of this wedding day with you and give you more of my honest thoughts about the venue!