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.

Romantic & European Inspired Wedding Shoot with Les Fleurs

This past spring I was honored to be asked to photograph an inspiration shoot with the talented ladies of Les Fleurs. Kerianne, director of Weddings and Events at Les Fleurs, envisioned an editorial shoot embracing old world romance paired with light and airy details, creating an effortlessly romantic vibe with modern and fresh touches. 

Kerianne shared, "Our inspiration for this shoot stemmed from the cool, tranquil tones of Serenity—one half of Pantone’s hybrid Color of the Year—and the natural lushness offered by crisp summer greenery." She continued, "We brought in ‘something old’ with the candleholders, which were handpicked local antiques, and the compotes, which belonged to my grandmother. "Sentimental pieces can add so much character to your special day.” (excerpt from Swooned feature)

This was such a fun project to shoot -- from the delicately created stationary pieces from Proper Paper to the perfectly styled gowns provided by BHLDN, everything came together beautifully!! I cannot say enough about the rock star team of creatives that participated -- if you're planning a wedding, check out the resources below -- they are simply incredible to work with.

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Duxbury Bay Maritime School Wedding

When it came time for Lauren and Marshall to plan their wedding, they knew that it had to be near the water. Marshall sailed in college and Lauren affectionately calls it his "other love." The Duxbury Maritime School was the perfect setting for the wedding day, boasting beautiful views of Duxbury Bay and a skyline dotted with sailboats. The perfect mix of casual elegance and nautical charm.

Lauren and Marshall filled their wedding with lovely pink and navy details, beautifully executed throughout the day from the navy bridesmaid dresses to the soft pastel palette of the reception. But for Lauren and Marshall, the details were only a small part of the wedding. 

What was most important to them were people. Lauren has one of those smiles that lights up a room -- her energy is simply infectious. As the couple greeted their guests following the ceremony, Lauren met everyone with her famous smile and a warmth you could feel a mile away -- they knew how lucky they were to have the people they loved most in the world, there with them to celebrate their wedding. And it was a joy to photograph. 

Thank you Lauren & Marshall for inviting us to be a part of your beautiful day, enjoy some of our favorites!!

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Our 10th Anniversary Trip to the United Kingdom : Scotland Part II

I've been trying and trying to narrow down my favorites from our recent trip to the United Kingdom -- Scotland is proving to be extraordinarily hard!! I mean I just cannot pair down the amount of beauty that is the land of Scotland, there's just SO much to share!! So instead of the planned single post for Scotland I've broken it down into two postings. The first being today!!

(If you'd like to see PART I of our 10th Anniversary Trip to the United Kingdom, click here.)

We started our journey in Scotland by arriving via the super speed train from London to Edinburgh's Waterloo Station. Immediately upon arriving street level we heard bag pipes playing in the distance. Talk about perfection!! Edinburgh is just as you might imagine, filled with character and history. We adored Edinburgh, the sandstone buildings, the medieval history, the people, the charm. We had been told that Edinburgh is a unique and magical place and it was incredible to experience it first hand. 

Following our first night in the city we set out to the Isle of Skye and the Scottish Highlands via Rabbies Trail Burners. I cannot speak more highly of this company and our experience with Rabbies (you can read my quick review here). What followed were three days of beautiful scenery, history and Scottish charm. It left such an impression on us and we absolutely cannot wait to return. The Isle of Skye in particular is like a different world and we loved exploring the popular (and off the beaten track) scenic vistas. 

In today's post I'll be sharing a bit of Ediburgh Castle long with the first half of our trip to the Highlands (you'll even catch our first sighting of a "hairy heilan coo"!!) In PART III I'll share more of the Highlands and finish out our trip to lovely Scotland. When can we go back?!

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Estate at Moraine Farm North Shore Wedding

How many couples can claim that their love story started in kindergarten?! Matt and Erica have known each other almost their entire lives, having grown up in the same town just a mile away from each other. Their love story has been evolving and growing ever since and this past weekend at the beautiful Estate at Moraine Farm, they began a new chapter together as Husband and Wife. 

Their day was filled with family and friends, sharing stories and memories of Matt and Erica through the years. Loved ones gathered on the grand lawn at Moraine Farm to witness as these life long friends celebrated their commitment to each other. Filled with elegant, rustic details, the day was everything a summer wedding should be!! Erica & Matt love the outdoors and were delighted to host their loved ones in such a beautiful setting -- right here on the North Shore where they grew up!!

Erica & Matt it was an honor to be a part of your incredible celebration, to capture this new chapter in your lives together. Enjoy some of my favorites of their wedding at the Moraine Farm!!

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Our 10th Anniversary Trip to the United Kingdom : London Part 1

 I cannot believe that our 10th anniversary trip to London & Scotland has come and gone. It feels like we had been planning this trip forever and with most vacations it was over in the blink of an eye. It was an incredible trip and lovely way to celebrate a decade of marriage together!! For our 10th anniversary we knew that we wanted to travel but weren't quite sure where. We finally settled on the UK and decided to split up our trip into three parts, London, Scotland and London. 

Because I have SO much to share about our trip and because I'm not quite ready for our adventure to be over, instead of sharing it all in one long blog post I've decided to break our trip down into several parts. First I'll be sharing the amazing destinations we visited in a multi-post series. Next my hope is to share the delicious places we ate (because let's be real, we planned this trip around FOOD ;)) along with a review of the places we stayed and some of the amazing experiences we enjoyed while on vacation!! Are you ready?!

Our first stop was London. This was my third trip to this bustling city and it was still full of the charm and character that made me fall in love with London years ago. It was the perfect destination for our trip, filled with things to do but also relaxing enough to simply sit and enjoy a cup of coffee together. It was a great mix!!

For the first three days our trip we stayed in Kensington and filled each day with site seeing and eating. We absolutely adored the Kensington neighborhood, filled with coffee shops, diners and locals - it felt far removed from the hustle and bustle of central London and the craziness that is the European summer tourist season.

This was our part of the trip to see the sights and we did a LOT of walking, shopping and "touristing". Highlights included Liberty of London (A MUST for the building alone), Nopi, Victoria and Albert Museum, BBBakery Tour, Notting Hill and more -- I promise to break this all down in an upcoming post!!

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10 Year Anniversary Session in the Boston Public Garden

Veronica and James traveled to Boston to celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary last week. Hailing from the West Coast they had never visited Boston before and both were so excited to experience this charming and historic city for themselves (kid free :)). Having just celebrated my own 10 year anniversary with an epic trip abroad, I knew just how special this vacation was and what it meant to this sweet couple. 

10 years. A decade of memories and experiences, a foundation and history of life shared together. I was delighted when Veronica shared that they wished to celebrate these past 10 years with an anniversary during their trip to Boston. Time intentionally spent honoring the life that they have built together and celebrating all that is to come. This was time just for them and I was honored to be there to photograph it. 

 Veronica and James wanted their session to feel romantic but also to capture some of the Boston charm that they fell in love with during their trip. We picked the Boston Public Garden and Beacon Hill, the perfect combination of city charm and historic character. I hope you'll enjoy some of my favorite images of this darling 10 year anniversary session!!

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Featured : Style Me Pretty, WellWed Magazine & More

Hi Friends!! Happy Thursday!! Around once a quarter I like to share some of the recent features that have shared DZP Couples in their publications. It's always and honor to see work featured whether online or in print and and an even greater joy to see clients celebrated with a feature!! Here are a few recent DZP sitings to enjoy!!

WellWed Magazine just published their newest issue and featured two full page images of past DZP Couples Liz & Andy who were married at the beautiful Turner Hill Estate as well as Sam & Michale who said "I Do" in a beautiful sunset ceremony at the Milton Hoosic Club.

Style Me Pretty recently featured a collaborative inspiration shoot highlight copper wedding details!! A dream shoot with a dream team of creatives!! 

Two rebrand related features to share!! Type Wolf highlighted deborahzoephoto.com for the unique type face and design elements used throughout the site. CremeBrands shared the details behind the brand story and all the amazing details that came together for the rebrand!! Thank you Kathryn!!

Madera Books, my fave album company, shared Angelica and Matthew's recently created wedding album featuring their gorgeous celebration at the Fairmont Copley Plaza!

Fairmont Copley Plaza Wedding

Colleen and Carl have been on quite the journey this past year or so, not entirely sure they would see their wedding day come to fruition. With major health set backs for Carl, Colleen and Carl ended up postponing their scheduled wedding day last year, unsure if or when they would reschedule. But over a year later with Carl in good health, they tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony this past weekend at Boston's historic Old South Church.

It was a day filled with joy and gratitude. Carl, Colleen and their guests knew just how lucky they were to be witnessing the union of this deserving couple - it made the day sweet, savored. Being around such happiness with such appreciate for the wedding day, was a joy and honor to photograph. 

Carl & Colleen chose the beautiful and elegant Fairmont Copley Plaza for their reception. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the hotel and staff who ensured that Carl & Colleen's wedding day went off without a hitch. The night was spent enjoying delicious food, catching up with loved ones and dancing- oh so much dancing!! To see this sweet couple tearing up the dance floor was a sight to behold and one everyone in the room was grateful to see!! I mean who doesn't love a rollicking rendition of Wild Rover? This redhead was in pure wedding/Irish drinking song/happy heaven!!

Please enjoy some of my favorites of this precious day at the Fairmont Copley Plaza!!

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Backyard Summer Wedding in New England

Though Stephanie and Rick went to the same high school, it took a chance meeting years later through friends for a real introduction. With the help of friends and Rick's sister the two connected and the rest is history!

This past weekend they celebrated under the stars with close family and friends in a beautiful backyard wedding. The couple chose the home of Stephanie's grandparents, where she grew up and where she has many fond memories. When it came time to plan their wedding day, Stephanie and Rick knew that this house was the perfect location. 

Tucked away down a winding dirt road on Baddacook Pond in Groton, the property felt like a hidden oasis. Cocktail hour was hosted out front with drinks, appetizers and lawn games. The reception was hosted out back under a sail cloth tent and sweeping views of the property and adjacent pond. Beth of Fetching Events was on hand to ensure that the day flowed smoothly and everything came together perfectly.

The homey feeling of the property, the sweeping views and the personal connection that Stephanie and Rick had to the place and their families truly made the night feel magical!!  -- enjoy some of my favorite images!!

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