I met Keara and Tara in the Boston City Hall on a wildly windy Thursday afternoon. Keara and Tara had been together for many years, and decided to make it official due to having to live apart for the next couple months. Sweetly, both of them surprised each other with personalized proposals on Thursday morning, so when I found them, they were sitting on a bench fiddling with their new rings anxiously awaiting the ceremony. When their names were called, we made our way past the desks to the office, where they went over the details then took their places in front of the bookshelf. All at once the reality and weight of the moment hit as they each said their vows smiling; full of joy, excitement, and confidence in their choice to be together. After the ceremony they cheered, grabbed the paperwork, and with a skip in their step exited the offices for a post-ceremony portrait session. While the hurricane-like weather outside may have intimidated us at first, we quickly got creative and made the best of it, ending being thankful for the soft lighting and rain. After finding some surprisingly interesting and unique settings inside city hall, we made our way to the Boston Public Gardens. The gardens, usually swarming with people, were practically empty, which was incredible! Balancing a camera, backpack, and umbrella may have proved challenging, but it was totally worth it. Congratulations Keara and Tara, it was wonderful working with such a loving and inspirational couple- enjoy your photos!
I met up with Akriti and Sandesh near the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Gardens. We ducked under the bridge for a few shots, went inside of tree curtains, and watched the ducks swim throughout the pond. After exploring the Beacon Hill area, we made our way to the Hatch Shell and Esplanade for some sparking images. Akriti and Sandesh were so fun to work with, so kind, and so loving towards each other. We wish you the best in your upcoming 3-day wedding and hope to see you again in the future. Congratulations, and enjoy!
On a perfect, warm, bright spring day, Carissa, Alex, and I explored central Boston for their engagement session. Carissa and Alex had their first kiss in Park Street Station, so naturally, that's where we started! We found a beautiful mural, and had just enough time before the train arrived to try out a few things on opposite sides of the tracks. Next, we made our way down to the Boston Public Garden, stopping in the Commons for a quick and joy-filled Carousel ride along the way. The golden light was perfect, and Carissa and Alex were so comfortable and fun together. We lucked out with incredible flowers in the gardens, and had just enough time before the sun set to explore a few favorite pockets of the Beacon Hill area. I love how this session came out- and I hope you do too! Congratulations again Carissa and Alex, it was such a pleasure working with both of you. Your love is so apparent and inspiring.
Bethany and Kyle were married in May at The Wadsworth Homestead (a historic wedding and event facility) in Geneseo, New York. Over the course of the morning, the house went from quiet, to full of love, laughter, smiles, and so many hugs. Kyle and Bethany got ready hidden from each other among the many rooms of the second floor, calling to each other from time to time. Before the ceremony, we explored the first floor with Bethany, to take some pictures of her in her gorgeous dress in the Rose Living room, the Library, and on the South Porch. A little (lucky) rain called for a beautiful indoor ceremony, where Bethany entered coming down the main stairs, meeting Kyle at the gold trimmed mirror in the front hall. Surrounded closely by friends and family, Kyle and Bethany said their vows and held hands for the first time as husband and wife. The reception was held in the tent outdoors, where guests enjoyed taco and antipasto stations, a 20s themed photo booth, and excellent music to dance to. Bethany and Kyle could not stop smiling and laughing together the whole day- the joy and happiness between them was palpable- and we loved being there to capture their special day. Congratulations Bethany and Kyle- we wish you so much happiness and hope to work with you again!
We met up with Nikitha and Murali at the swan boats in the Boston Public Garden. It was a gorgeous Spring evening, perfect for sun flares and golden lighting. After exploring the garden a bit, we made our way to the Charles Street area, where we found portrait-perfect lighting and beautiful brick backdrops. As the golden hour set in, we jetted to the Boston Christian Science Center in an uber to get there fast! There, we found stunning architecture and a warm glow on the buildings as the sun set behind us. Congratulations Nikitha and Murali, enjoy!
Julie and Andrew are an incredibly fun, loving, and kind couple that have been together since college. They were married in the gorgeous San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, so prepare to be amazed. The gentlemen got ready at Casa Las Tortugas, a stunning estate with incredible gardens, rooms, and patios. The ladies got ready in Julie's modern family home, with stunning red walls and beautiful views. After the flower crowns were places, we made our way to Casa Las Tortugas for the first look. We took wedding party photos on the colorful, steep, cobblestone streets of San Miguel. The ceremony was held on the patio at Instituto Allende with stunning views of Parroquia de San Miguel and the city of San Miguel. After they were married, Julie and Andrew paraded through the streets of San Miguel, lead by an adorable burro, a band, and giant puppets, and followed by their guests. The reception was also held at Instituto Allende, where romantic amber uplighting and beautiful glasses and settings set the stage for a gorgeous night of touching toasts, delicious dinner, and extravagant dancing...seriously, you have to see this. Congratulations Julie and Andrew, and thank you for having us photograph your incredible wedding.