Ashley & Blake’s MASS MoCA Wedding Western MA Wedding Photographers

Ashley & Blake, September 24, 2016, Cricket Creek Farm, Williamstown, MA & MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA


We are so excited to share this wedding that was beyond believable.  Ashley and Blake had an absolutely amazing wedding day filled with everything from unique locations, farm animals, and even modern contemporary art.  Ashley and Blake live closer to the eastern part of MA, but have attended the Fresh Grass festival at MASS MoCA a few times and have absolutely fallen in love with the western MA area surrounding the museum and the museum itself.  They knew once they had started planning a wedding, that it would be their ideal place to get married.  

The day started at the Porches Inn where the girls and guys got ready in separate rooms.  This cute, little inn has multiple buildings that are connected by a long front porch.  After their first look right on the porch, we headed to their ceremony location in the next town.  The couple chose Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown, MA, which is a grass-based dairy farm, and one of the oldest dairy farms in the region.  The weather was perfect with just a bit of Autumn chill in the air and after some shots of the couple, their wedding party, and family, guests arrived to a ceremony location with a view that was beyond belief.  The sky was dramatic, and guest chairs faced a large tree acting as an altar.  Cows were seen behind the tree and when the ceremony began, they actually sat down for the majority of the ceremony.  It was like being in a painting.  After the ceremony, guests enjoyed farm made cheeses and then everyone headed back to North Adams to the reception at MASS MoCA (Massachussettes Musuem of Contemporary Art).  We’ve done multiple weddings here and it is so unique. Bride and Grooms have their pick of art installments to have pictures taken in front of.  It was a drastic difference from their farm ceremony  The cocktail hour also occurred within some of the installment rooms.  This couple loved the edgy feel of the museum and we captured it wonderfully.  The Reception was in the lobby of the museum and guests danced the night away to Rhode Island based band, Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band.

Thanks again Ashley and Blake for letting us “hang out” with you on your big day.  You two are amazing people and we are so lucky to have met you both and captured your love on your big day.  Wishing you many years of love!

Team of Wedding Professionals:

Ceremony Location:  Cricket Creek Farm, Williamstown, MA          Officiate:  Reverend Lynn Gladstone          Venue:  MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA          Coordinator:  Rebecca Wehry from MASS MoCA          Catering:   Grammercy Bistro          Cake:  Grammercy Bistro          Music:  Nancy Paolino & The Black Tie Band          Floral Design:  Flower Blossom Farm          MU/Hair:  Lipstick & Lashes and Sherri Feather          Bride’s Gown:  Watters for Madeline’s Daughter          Attendants’ Gowns:  Watters for L’Elite          Rings:  Blue Nile          Invitations:  Pink Polka Dot          Transportation:  Dufour Tours          Reception Lwaighting:  CJC Lighting          Photography:  Keith & Meghan Hitlin of Hitlin Photography Inc.

Bride Prep.

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Groom Prep.


Yes, those are drinking horns

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What a pretty Bride


Great reaction from Dad during Bride’s Father Reveal


First Look

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Love this image Meg captured of Bride’s Groom and Dad looking at her during a solo portrait session taken by Keith

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We love finding cool backdrops


Let’s head to Cricket Creek Farm

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Looks like a painting

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Ceremony; such a beautiful location

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The cows are taking their seats now 😉

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THE KISS (see the cows sitting)

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OK, so everytime we shoot MASS MoCA, we come across this vista, and have always wanted to do a portrait there.  This time we stopped :).


MASS MoCA never disappoints

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The one of the bombs going off with him kissing her; MIND BLOWN (literally)!


Remember the shot shared on the Internet of the Green Room

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Great Pros!  Sherri crowing the Bride, Meg pinning on boutineer (yeah she knows how to do it),

Keith getting all the good shots, and our new friends from Cricket Creek Farm


One thought on “Ashley & Blake’s MASS MoCA Wedding Western MA Wedding Photographers

  1. Ashley and Blake’s wedding blog is beautiful! The Hitlin’s chose the perfect photos to showcase Ashley and Blake’s wedding day, from beginning to end. Gorgeous photos!

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