Jessica and Truman are such a fun couple and were so excited to have their engagement session at Elm Bank in Wellesley. Jessica is a garment designer so she showed up in a brilliantly colored red dress with matching Louboutin shoes. The pop of red looked amazing among the lush green gardens.
Jen and Grant had their first look on the deck of the Beauport, where they wiped away each other’s happy tears in an emotional moment. We then were whisked away to Hammond Castle to take photos. The Castle itself looks to be straight from Scotland, which coincidentally matched perfectly with Jen’s roots - her father was in his family’s tartan kilt and her mom matched with a beautiful broach. Even more unusual is the tropical courtyard within the walls where it feels like you’ve been transported to Bermuda. We had such a wonderful time exploring the castle and then took the ride back to the Beauport.
There’s not much I need to say about this gorgeous Newburyport engagement session I had with Robyn and Andrew. The light was perfect, the locations were dreamy, their outfits were on point and their joy shines through in every photo. We began at Maudslay State Park, where the rhododendron trees were in full bloom. Around each corner there was one stunning sight after another.
Lauren and Bernie’s engagement session started off in the picturesque streets of Charlestown, where they live. We took the walk up to the Bunker Hill monument where we soaked in the incredible view of Boston and the Zakim bridge. They were total naturals in front of the camera and lit up with huge smiles whenever they looked at each other.
It’s been a brutal spring this year with consistent rain but the cold was nowhere to be seen for Colleen and Shawn’s beautiful Shining Tides wedding. This California couple brought the sun with them to grace New England with warm rays. Colleen began getting ready at Karma Salon with her girls. After that, they headed over to Shining Tides where she put on her dress and they had a sip of bubbly. Shawn was getting ready nearby at the Inn on Shipyard Park. The guys all had matching cuff links with their initials, such a thoughtful gift.
On May the 4th, Amanda and Michael got married at the Renaissance Boston Patriot’s Place Hotel and had their portraits taken at the nearby cranberry bog. Amanda is a self described "hyper planner". Having worked in the hospitality industry coordinating other people's events for a few years early in her career, she already had a taste for the planning world, so she was excited to turn the tables to work with her future husband and plan an event of her own, including all the extra details for flavor. The date of May 4th wasn't an accident. They love sci-fi in general, so getting married on a Star Wars day (May the "Fourth" be with you) was perfect. This lent well to a "northern lights" theme with sci-fi accents. From the beautiful cake to the Millennium Falcon guest book, everything was perfectly on theme.
You can trust Boston to be cold on January but Debbie and Scott made the whole day brighter with their fantastic wedding that took place on the top floor of the Hyatt overlooking Boston. The day began in their respective suites prepping for the day with their friends and family. The color palette was white, gold and emerald green. It was a color I haven’t often seen and it worked perfectly for an elegant winter wedding.
Olivia and Hash live in Miami so coming up from Florida to New England in November was definitely a change of pace! New England fall colors were in full effect, which is exactly what they wanted for their big day. They began with an intimate ceremony on the beach under an arbor and surrounded by only their closest family members. With a cheer and a flurry of flower petals, they were off back to Tupper Manor so Olivia could change into her second dress.
Winter weddings are often difficult for photographer due to low light, freezing temperatures and clients who would rather be inside. For Maura and Matt, the stars aligned to make it the perfect wedding day. They are both runners, along with most of their bridal party, so the cold temps didn’t deter us from being able to catch some gorgeous shots outside. Maura got ready at her parent’s house, along with her bridal party. Everyone was all smiles as they prepared for the big day. Matt and the groomsmen got ready in a nearby hotel and they all met at the church. Matt’s smile lit up as he saw Maura walking down the aisle to meet him. After their sweet ceremony, we headed over to the Ashley Reservoir, where Maura used to run. The big pine trees and frozen lake made the perfect backdrop for their photos. Maura even got matching gloves for her and her bridesmaids!
This gorgeous couple is getting married at Beauport next year in Gloucester. They chose to have their engagement session in the Boston Public gardens, Beacon Hill and the Esplanade. Quick to smile and so clearly in love, they made my job photographing easy! Such a perfect fall day for the perfect couple.
Jessica began getting ready in her family’s home in Stoneham. She is the only girl with 5 brothers who love to tease her yet are very protective of their sister. Everyone was having a great time in the house as they were making the final preparations. Jessica met Sal as she was walking down the aisle of her family’s church. It’s always great to see when two people are married by someone who knows them. In this case the Priest knew Jessica’s whole family!
Caitlin and Leo got engaged in Copenhagen by the Little Mermaid statue while on a trip with Leo’s family. Copenhagen is a special place for them because Caitlin spent 2 months there during their Junior year at WPI. Leo flew out to meet her at the end of the school year and spent 2 weeks traveling together around Europe. It was their first trip together, which was an amazing experience and made them grow closer.
Chris and Cristina met at work in New York City. Their proposal story began at the top of a hike in Manchester, Vermont. Cristina was taking pictures of the view on her camera and Chris got down on one knee behind her and simply said, “Cristina” she turned around, “will you marry me?” It was simple, beautiful and perfect.
Lisa and Alex were looking glamorous for their October engagement session in Back Bay. We began at the Boston Public Gardens right as the leaves were turning. It was a crisp fall day and Lisa braved the chilly weather in a beautiful dusty pink dress. We then took the short walk to Beacon Hill for that classic Boston look. Finally we made the trek to the esplanade right as the sun was setting. The clouds were hiding the golden glow but the sky was dramatic nonetheless. We can’t wait for their big Armenian-Montenegrin wedding coming up next year at the Danversport Yacht Club!
They say rain is good luck on your wedding day but we are not one for superstition. However, we will say it is good luck when the rain stops just in time for photos outside and then gives way to a gorgeous sunset! Mary Kate and Billy tied the knot during a sweet ceremony at the College of Holy Cross, a very special place to them. They wanted to take advantage of the beautiful buildings on the campus, especially the Fenwick Building covered in colorful ivy.
Jamey and Terra’s State Room Wedding was nothing short of perfect. The weather played in our favor for the whole afternoon where we were able to capture some special moments of Terra and Jamey in Post Office Square and Quincy Market. They said their vows to each other right as the sun had set and dusk fell over the city. Terra and Jamey are two of the most honest and caring people we’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. We know they will be happily together forever!
Sharon and Jeff met at work 12 years ago when they developed a strong relationship over time. They realized that they had each found their soulmate but for many years said they would never marry. After 8 years into the relationship, they finally got engaged on New Years Eve while on vacation in the British Virgin Islands. Planning a wedding is always a big undertaking and Sharon and Jeff made sure it would be an unforgettable day.
Election Day, 2012 marked the first pre-session for a graduate study abroad intensive in Spain and Morocco. Alyssa and Eric had never met, graduating 4 years apart in undergrad. After some small talk and political banter, they made a friendly wager on the results of the election. Alyssa, the closeted Democrat, lost the bet and owed Eric a vodka y limon once in Spain.
Yasmine and Osama have a complicated story about their engagement session. They originally scheduled it in Calgary, but forest fires caused it not to happen at all. Not to be deterred, they decided that if the mountains wouldn’t work out then they could capture a beautiful city-scape of Boston in the fall. Little did they know that unpredictable New England weather would almost ruin their plans!
Alyssa and Brendan met on a camping trip to Saco, Maine the summer after freshmen year of college. Alyssa's college roommate invited her to come for the weekend with her high school friends and introduced her to Brendan. Alyssa played really hard to get but ended up falling for Brendan’s sweet charm.