Without much expectation Jon and Emma looked to me for guidance when it came to the specific locations for their Boston engagement session. "Show us your Boston," they told me. A photographer's dream come true, I thought! Immediately I got to work thinking of all the wonderful and fabulous locations that I would show them. My secret little spots that I loved. I would show them my Boston. But as the weekend neared the weather took a turn for the worst. Because Emma and Jon were visiting for just a few short days there was no time to reschedule. We would have to make due. Suddenly my grand ideas and secret spots flew out the window. It would turn out to be an afternoon of extremes and nothing that I expected!
First we battled the heat. The sun was BRIGHT and the humidity was HIGH. We tried to find shade the best we could and made the best of what the weather dealt us. Though we were dying in the oppressive heat, secretly I was overjoyed it wasn't raining. I showed Emma and Jon around Copley Square and Trinity Church in all it's touristy glory. And despite having been to this area of the city a hundred times over, we made it our own that afternoon.
With an outfit change I brought my sweaty but amazing couple to the Boston Public Library. A hidden gem I called it, lauding it's marble staircase, beautiful courtyard and quaint library. I couldn't wait to show Emma and Jon one of my favorite spots in Boston. But as they were quickly changing in the bathroom my worst fears came to life. An unruly security guard began yelling for everyone to get out, the library was closing. This can't be happening I thought. I racked my brain thinking of some place that would be just as wonderful as the Library trying to get Emma and Jon away from the unruly security guard as quickly as possible. Suddenly my Boston wasn't looking so great.
As we (and many others) were hurried out of the library we were met with a gruesome looking sky. In a matter of minutes the weather had turned from hot and humid to dark and stormy. Thunder and lightning filled the sky and we RAN for cover. Only to find ourselves, and many others, seeking shelter in the beautiful, but now crowded, Fairmont Copley. We snuck around for a few photos and then decided to make the rainy trek back to the parking garage.
A church, a closed library, a hotel and a parking garage. That is my Boston. And while the conditions weren't perfect, we made it work. Emma and Jon rolled with the punches (and the weather) and made even a dimly lit, gloomy parking garage look fabulous. I can't thank you both enough for trusting in me and being so willing to go where I suggested, even if it seemed crazy. And the weather? Well this is New England after-all, it does what it wants. We take what it gives us and make it fabulous!
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I've got some stylish grooms who love Bonobos! Jon is the second groom of the month to sport these fun shorts!
Wedding Tresses did an amazing job with Emma's hair and makeup. She looked flawless! Emma decided to have her wedding hair and makeup trial coincide with her engagement session. A great way to not only look amazing for your session but also get in a trial run for the wedding day!
The two images we snuck in before the security guards kicked us out :-P
Before we headed into the Fairmont the skies cleared for a glorious five minutes before suddenly opening up again.
Right as I was taking a close up of Emma's amazing JCrew pumps, the skies opened and we ran for cover!
Emma has a GORGEOUS yellow diamond engagement ring that I was coveting;)!
Many thanks to The Music Bed for providing the music for Jon and Emma’s slideshow “Pink Champagne” performed by Lovedrug.