The NewlyJets: The Portraits…and the Mailman

After our first look, we all boarded the trolley (including our chihuahua, Bruce Banner) and headed downtown for our bridal party portraits. The city of New Bedford is rich with history and wasn’t lacking in gorgeous backgrounds of dark brick and rich stone, cobblestone streets, and wrought iron accents as well as our very own Whaling Museum.

We wanted our photos to feel like home, and I think we accomplished just that.




Given that New Bedford is a very small city where everyone knows your name and your business, we were sure we’d run into some people we knew. Literally five minutes into the shoot, we saw two of our wedding guests, one of my coworkers, AND my best friend’s dad—the city mailman! We ushered him onto our “set” and made him pose with us.



Photos (unless otherwise noted) by James F. Reilly

Next on The NewlyJets: Our $400 trolley gets its 15 minutes of fame!


Previously on The NewlyJets:


Mrs. Jet Setter

New Bedford
Wedding Date:
October 2013
Update from Miss Duck
Falling into Place
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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:26 am

    LOL I love that you posed with the mailman/your friend’s dad! That building as a background is to die for! So lovely and quaint-looking!

  2. airplane Member
    Mrs. Airplane 395 posts, Helper bee @ 6:29 am

    Mailman bomb! That is truly a fantastic picture.

  3. roadtrip Member
    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 6:36 am

    USPS photo-bomb… priceless!

  4. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:39 am

    aww you guys look gorgeous – I love that red brick background!

  5. milkcow Member
    Mrs. Milk Cow 215 posts, Helper bee @ 6:44 am

    That background looks so good with the bridesmaid dresses!

  6. msbicycle Member
    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 6:44 am

    I love how that little boy is always holding your hand! Also, it really looks like you’re on a staged set or something!

  7. rucksack Member
    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 7:39 am

    I think I’m in love with your photographer. All of your pics are gorgeous!

  8. jetsetter Member
    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 7:43 am

    @Blonde17Jess: @Mrs. Wallaby: @Miss Milk Cow: Seriously, it was a perfect find and the perfect time of day to shoot there. Kudos to Uncle J for having a great eye!

    @Mrs. Bicycle: That’s my gorgeous baby cousin, L! He was having so much fun goofing around. Love that kid.

    @Mrs. Rucksack: I’ll be sure to tell him! He does family/lifestyle sessions too if you’re ever in need, we’re right up 95! :)

  9. wellies Member
    wellies 1425 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:41 am

    I love that you saw so many familiar faces! :)

  10. gloves Member
    gloves 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:56 am

    You guys are so adorable…cut it out with Bruce Banner! what epic photos :)

  11. msfilly Member
    Mrs. Filly 65 posts, Worker bee @ 3:57 pm

    Your photographer is incredible – I’m dying over your pictures, they’re so amazing!!

  12. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:19 am

    The background, clothes, lighting– all the colors go so well together!!

  13. mswaterfall Member
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:23 am

    You’re so lucky to have such a talended uncle/ photographer. I love how well the red brick complements the BM dresses. And I think it’s safe to say that Bruce stole the show. He’s too cute for me to handle at the moment.

  14. funnelcake Member
    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:51 am

    I adore the lighting in these photos. They DO like just like home and feel so cosy and intimate. :)

  15. phonebooth Member
    Mrs. Phone Booth 57 posts, Worker bee @ 7:14 pm

    I love the composition of your photos. And that your pup is in them!

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