As Mamas, how often do we get the chance to be in pictures with our kids? Ofter we’re the ones chasing, directing and gathering, trying to get our family into the best frame possible. Working behind the camera, rarely present in the image. The Motherhood Sessions have been created to change all that - to give Mamas in any stage the opportunity to be PRESENT, celebrated and documented with the ones they love. Click to learn more…Read More
Boston & New England Wedding Photographer Deborah Zoe
Boston & North Shore Wedding Photographer creating timeless imagery for classic New England weddings with a fine art approach.
This wedding season was probably one of the most rainiest I have ever photographed. Every weekend it seemed the forecast called for rain. When YQ & John’s wedding day approached, the last wedding of my season, I had fingers crossed that we wouldn’t see a drop of rain. And guess what happened? IT RAINED!! Thankfully the weather gave us just enough breaks throughout the day to capture some of their images outside, including an epic First Look on the rooftop of the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Take note of how blustery it was. Their poor wedding party was such troopers, braving the cold, windy day to take advantage of the foliage in the Boston Public Gardens.Read More
ISLA IS ONE!!! I can hardly believe I am writing this!! In fact she’s almost 13 months…. This year has been nuts - in the best and craziest ways. Since this will be the last post in my Baby’s First Year series, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share more in depth some of the details about Isla’s first year.Read More
Rachael & Matt chose the beautiful Crane Estate for their wedding earlier this fall. As the sun slowly set on the Grande Allée, surrounded by their family and friends, they said their vows. Guests sipped on cocktails and hot cider on the back porch as the candles lit the evening. Their bridal party were a vision in creams, blues and grays. It was their own version of a perfect fairytale…Read More
Jess & Sean’s fall wedding at the Renaissance Golf Club was autumn perfection. With the brightly colored orange trees, it made the perfect backdrop for their wedding. Jess chose a palette of deep navy and purple accented with highlights of pink and cream - a unique mix of colors to compliment the fall hues….Read More
Based on your feedback I have tailored this year's SBS sale just for you!! With huge savings from prints to albums, portrait sessions to heirlooms, NOW is the time to get your images into a beautiful frame, thoughtfully designed album or curated heirloom. Here’s a preview of what’s to come!!Read More
Brendan & Laura are high school sweethearts and their wedding day had been long awaited by the couple. Both accomplished in their own right - Laura a lawyer and Brendan a Police officer - they had set high expectations of themselves and worked hard for their successes. But they day they looked forward to the most was their wedding …Read More
On a beautiful fall Saturday, Kaitlyn prepared for her wedding day in her childhood home. Accompanied by her parents and sister, it was a quiet and relaxed setting - pictures of Doug and Kaitlyn filled the home along with many precious memories. As Kaitlyn saw her Dad for their Daddy Daughter First Look, tears flowed followed by happy smiles and laugher.Read More
Carrie grew up in Swampscott so John knew that proposing in her hometown would be something really special for the couple. He chose the secluded and quiet Phillips Beach and proposed as the sun rose about the horizon.Read More
Yup, it happened… I missed sharing a month in Isla’s First Year. Navigating two kids, running a business and surviving the fall (the craziest time of year for wedding vendors) it was bound to happen. So I thought I’ll just combine the two and give you a two month recap!!Read More
I not so secretly love sunrise engagement sessions - there is just something magical about watching the sun rise above the horizon as soft, golden light blankets the earth. The air is quiet, the world is still, in short it is a peaceful way to start the day!! I was delighted that Hayley & James loved the idea of a sunrise session for their beach engagement. So on a warm summer morning we met at Good Harbor and enjoyed exploring the near empty beach together.
Hybrid Session | 5dMarkIII & EOS-1V | Fuji 400h | Processed by The Find LabRead More
From the moment Liz & Andy reached out asking if I was available to photograph their wedding day, I knew that it was going to be special. When we met this past spring for their engagement session, it confirmed to me just how amazing these two are. Full of life, Liz & Andy are charismatic people who instantly make you feel at ease and welcomed in their presence. They are two people who have found their match in each other, a perfect fit.
With deep family ties to the Falmouth area, Liz and Andy transformed a family home into their dream wedding venue. They held a casual beach ceremony for close family and friends then partied the night away under the tent in the backyard. Liz thought of every detail, personalizing the experience for their guests. It was a day full of meaning, love and LOTS of dancing!! Enjoy some of my favorites!!Read More
Laney & Austin love being near the water, it’s their happy place. When it came to planning their engagement session we knew that it had to be a location on the water. One of my favorite places, both personally and as a photographer, is Crane Beach in Ipswich - a beautiful beach made of soft white sand and gorgeous green dunes. The stunning locale spoke to their ocean loving hearts and was the perfect backdrop of their summer engagement. Enjoy some of my favorites!!Read More
Emily & Ricky’s wedding day started with white, puffy clouds but by the time we arrived to their First Look things started to change. The sky turned a dark grey/blue and lightning cracked across the sky off in the distance. In between rain drops and claps of thunder Emily & Ricky braved the elements with smiles and laughter — enjoying every minute they spent together with their wedding party. By the time portraits were over, the skies opened up and a deluge of rain really began…
But despite the weather they were determined to embrace the day. For example, Emily really had wanted pictures down by the water front but the rain continued to pour down. Instead of giving up, Emily gladly picked up her dress, grabbed an umbrella and sipped on their signature cocktail waterside for portraits. Their guests enjoyed cocktail hour under the tent and then when the rain finally let up, they headed out onto the patio for one of the most incredible sunsets we have ever seen at a wedding. Truly, it’s not what happens on your wedding day - but the attitude you have that matters most.
It was a joy to celebrate alongside Emily & Ricky and I am thrilled to be sharing my favorite images from their incredible day — truly it was a honor to be a part of their celebration!!Read More
Engaged on the Charles River, Abby & Joe wanted their engagement session to reflect the city that they love and joy they share together. On a beautiful early summer morning we visited some of their favorite spots around downtown, laughed together and enjoyed the near empty city streets. Sunrise sessions are some of my faves, there’s just something unique about experiencing the beginning of the day together and capturing the first light of the day with my couples!! And who could beat the smiles of these two? What a joy to capture their love, enjoy some of my favorites!!Read More
Overlooking the Mansion on Turner Hill, Maggie got ready at her parents’ home, a place filled with meaning and memories for the Bride. White puffy clouds filled the bright summer sky and the heat of the July warmed the air. It was a quintessential New England summer day, just what Maggie & Jack envisioned for their wedding (albeit maybe not the humidity)!! With a quick ride down the hill, Maggie and Jack where ready to start their celebration. With their ceremony held in the garden and their reception under the tent in the courtyard, it was a perfect event from start to finish. Enjoy some of my favorites!!Read More
When I saw Jes’ email pop up in my inbox I excitedly hoped it was to learn that she and Dave were expecting - and I was right!! Three years ago I had the joy of meeting Jes and Dave thanks to past clients Rob and Rachel when they invited me into their home to photograph the arrival of their son. Meeting clients for the very first time can sometimes be a little nerve wracking, especially if you haven’t had the chance to work with them before. But Jes & Dave could not have been more welcoming and instantly I felt like a friend capturing their growing family. To be asked once again to capture this pivotal time in life is an incredible honor and LOTS of fun!! Their son Fitz is now a vibrant and adorable big brother and their sweet baby girl is a jewel. I couldn’t have been more thrilled to be gifted the opportunity to capture their growing family. Enjoy some of my favorites!!Read More
So you know how I said last month that the months have seemed to blur together, well month eighth definitely stood out on it's own!! Isla seemingly grew up over night and now is like a whole new baby!! This month has been by far my favorite and I just absolutely LOVE the little personality she reveals more and more to use each day. For some reason I have felt very sentimental this month, perhaps it's because we are quickly nearly her first birthday. I am just reminded again and again the gift that she has been to our family. We dreamed of having another baby and to see that dream wiggling around on my living room floor fills my heart in ways I can't fully describe. Ok, enjoy of the mushy stuff - let's get on to all the amazing things Isla has done this month!!
Probably the MOST exciting adventure this month was our trip to Hawaii!! Isla flew on her first flight (a six hour flight to California!!) and then onto Honolulu!! She was an absolute CHAMP and I couldn't have been more grateful for how well she flew and traveled for us while we were away.
Isla dipped her toes for the first time in the Pacific ocean!! She's still not a huge fan of being wet or cold so water might not be her thing, but Daddy made sure she touched Pacific waters at least once and gave her a dry ride around the lazy river at our hotel.
She's definitely learning how to wave and it SO DANG CUTE!!
She's still trying to master crawling and is JUST about there!! So far it consists of lots of rolling around but she's beginning to push off on her toes.
She's been incredibly vocal this month saying words like Mama and Isla which she LOVED repeating to delightful glees while were on vacation.
She is just the happiest, giggliest baby EVER and her smile makes my heart soar.
She started holding her own bottle this month, drank out of a straw in Hawaii and can hold her own food pouch!!
She's definitely gone through a growth spurt this month. She looks and feels bigger (longer, more filled out). She has the cutest little leg rolls and the sweets cheeks. For all the strain we had with her at the beginning of the year with weight, this is been an answer to prayer for sure!!
The jury is still out on whether or not she has red hair!! I looks totally different in different light (from brown to blonde to red). Fingers crossed for some beautiful curly red hair to go with those beautiful blue eyes!!
Speaking of blue eyes, they are here to stay!! Isla's eyes are still my favorite feature and I hope some day she knows how lucky she is to have them in a beautiful shade of blue!!!
The North Shore holds a special place in my heart so when I have the opportunity to photograph love in this beautiful place, it is a joy from start to finish. Eric and Molly were wed on a beautiful summer day in Manchester by the Sea, a quaint seaside town filled with historic charm and nautical touches. It epitomizes all that makes the North Shore special : lobster traps and sailboats, the rocky shore and the charming cottages, it's quintessential New England.
Molly & Eric chose the lovely Singing Beach Club located at Singing Beach to host their celebration. Just steps from the beach with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Club offered Molly & Eric's guests a sampling of all that the North Shore has to offer, transforming their property into an elegant and chic tented affair. With lots of pink details, my favorite!! Here are some of my fave images of the day -- enjoy!!Read More
On a beautiful June evening, Molly & Eric gathered their closest family and friends to treat them to a quintessential Cape Ann experience for their rehearsal dinner at the Manchester by the Sea Yacht Club. Situated in the heart of Manchester's harbor, Molly & Eric toasted to family and good friends amongst the rocky coast and the boats that dotted the harbor - including her family's own sailboat!! It was intimate evening, the perfect way to kick of their wedding weekend. Enjoy a few of my favorite images!!Read More