If there's one word I can use to describe Lauren and Brian, it's enthusiasm! Brian especially is one of the happiest guys I've ever seen to get married. His expression as Lauren was walking down the aisle was first of awe then of excitement then of pure joy. After the ceremony they were practically dancing down the aisle!
Sam first saw Marilyn on a night out and was immediately smitten. He thought she was beautiful and was dying to get her number. A friend gave it to her and he then invited her out on a bike ride date. Since then they have had two adorable kids! Their wedding day began getting ready in an adjoined suite on the top floor of the Westin. It was an unseasonably warm and sunny October day where and the views from the top were simply stunning!
These two have such a wonderful group of family and friends supporting them and it was truly an honor to be a part of their wedding day. Leia and Peter have been together for a long time. Leia is down to earth and caring and Peter is full of energy and laughter. They are the perfect match and with all the love shown during their wedding, you can tell they are destined to be together!
Being around these two quickly made me realize that Breezy and Tim truly are best friends. They've been together for 6 years and their smiles are contagious! We had such a wonderful afternoon exploring the cliff walk and goat island as the sun was setting. I can't wait to be a part of their big day next June on the Cape!
Tammie and Levan's gorgeous wedding at the Villa in East Bridgewater
Their wedding began with everyone getting ready at the hotel. They had their first look on the rotunda overlooking the harbor and the street below. After a few photos under the arch, they began their ceremony around the beautiful sofreh. Persian ceremonies are a lot more interactive than western ones, where the audience cheers at different points, loved ones bring gifts to the table and the women closest to them rub sugar cones together over a cloth of unity to symbolize the sweetness of their marriage.
Their wedding day began with some threatening forecasts of rain. It was disappointing to think that we wouldn't be able to go outside and take advantage of the beautiful grounds. Thankfully the rain finally stopped and 5 minutes before the ceremony began and they chose to move from the tent to the lawn. It was a real team effort with the kitchen staff and coordinators rearranging the chairs and me and Jovan moving the flowers. Jovan and I even doubled as flower girls spreading the petals moments before they walked down the aisle! It was totally worth it to make Stephanie and Billy's dream come true of getting married looking over the allée of the Crane Estate!
Amber and Ryan are from Colorado and decided that they wanted to elope in a special place they had never been to - Cape Cod. What better spot than the Captain's Manor Inn in Falmouth! When I first arrived, the weather had been threatening rain all day and there were a few sprinkles here and there. Thankfully the rain kept at bay and they were able to have their ceremony under the gazebo. It was so touching as they reach their vows to one another, holding back tears. Afterwards they were greeted with cake, champagne and a personalized watercolor of the inn. They are so happy and so in love!
Katie and Eric are always up for adventure. When I suggested they go in the water during their sunset engagement session, they did it with no hesitation. When we suggested they climb up a stone rock face to get an epic drone shot, they went for it. Finally when we suggest Katie goes into the water again in her wedding dress, she went straight in. Thank you guys for being up for anything. You guys are dream clients!
When Tom first saw Kendra, she was stepping out of an Uber in Union square. That moment changed the course of both of their lives forever. Tom wanted to surprise Kendra by asking her to marry him in the spot where it all began. After having dinner in Davis Square, Kendra thought that they were meeting a friend for drinks at Backbar in Union. As they walked in the square, Tom got down on one knee and proposed. Immediately Kendra was so overcome with emotions that she dropped to her knees crying tears of joy saying "yes".
Cory is lucky enough to have a historic family farm in Portland, Connecticut. His grandparents and uncle live there and take care of the beautiful gardens and farm. It is a true paradise that will be in the family for generations to come. What better spot to have Emily and Cory's engagement photos! We took a tour around the grounds, visiting the cows, chickens, cats, and a shy but colorful pheasant. The highlight was the beautifully manicured gardens, which were designed by Cory's uncle who is also a painter with a studio in the re-purposed barn. It was such a perfect and relaxing day being able to spend it in such a beautiful spot.
Emily and Casey have the kind of love that is infectious. When they look at each other and smile, you can't help but smile along with them. Their wedding day began getting ready in Boston, Emily and the Langham Hotel and Casey back at their apartment. The first look was at Post Office Square underneath the trellis. Casey's expression was one of pure joy as Emily proudly showed off her flowy dress and gorgeous shoes. Everyone looked simply stunning.
Sin and Jess first met through mutual friends at a BBQ. That first day they didn't even like each other! That soon changed as they eventually began dating and fell in love. Sin wanted to propose in a special way. They booked a trip to Hawaii but something came up and Jess wanted to cancel. Sin was adamant about going and then proposed at sunset after a special dinner.
Joe and Audrey met while studying at Colgate University. Joe was Audrey's Economics TA and a year ahead of her. They hit it off right away and began dating a few months later. They made it through several periods of long distance from New York to Maine to Shanghai until eventually both settling down in Boston. They decided on a unique Boston venue right in the heart of the harbor. Thompson Island is a short ferry ride away from downtown and is so rich with history and beauty!
This was our first experience seeing a Persian wedding ceremony and it was truly unforgettable. The wedding table, or Sofreh Aghd, was beautifully displayed with many items to symbolize different elements of the couple's new life together. A cloth of unity was held over their heads during the ceremony and sugar cones were rubbed together showering their marriage with sweetness. After the exchange of rings, they also dipped their pinky fingers in honey and fed each other to symbolize the sweetness of their marriage. Dancers blessed their union at the conclusion of the ceremony and everyone cheered their congrats!
This is what happens when your clients just happen to moonlight as models. They won't admit it but we know the truth. The lighting was incredible this warm afternoon as Tammie and Levan took a romantic stroll through the columns at Larz Anderson Park. What a perfect couple! We are so excited to be shooting their wedding taking place later this year at the Villa.
The story of how Aliza and Zach met each other sounds like the beginning of a Jewish comedy- on Christmas Eve at a Chinese restaurant. After exchanging stories all night, their first official date was set for the next evening, what else but a movie on Christmas day! Their wedding day began with them each getting ready apart in Tupper Manor in Beverly. Their first look took place during the bedeken ceremony. Zach and the guys danced over to her and placed the veil over her head in preparation for the ceremony.
Nicole and David have known each other for over 10 years. In that time, they have had so many wonderful adventures together, especially when traveling the world. The wedding was planned by Nicole and each and every detail was carefully thought out. They wanted a romantic, garden party style wedding surrounded by their closest friends and family. The day felt both glamorous and intimate in such a beautiful setting.
What do you get when you combine the perfect couple, the perfect dog and the perfect light? THESE PHOTOS! Love these guys, I've been holding off on posting this session because I wanted to do it justice. I cannot wait for their wedding in August!
Lindsay and Tim have known each other for 11 years, all the way since High School! Their story begins "one time at band camp" when they were taking a trip to Virginia with the high school marching band. They began dating and stayed together all throughout college. Having a long distance relationship made them stronger as a couple and the rest, as they say, is history!