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.

The Best of 2016 : Engagements

Today continues the the Best of 2016 series with my favorite engagement images from the past year. I kicked off 2016 with Sarah & Greg's epic Lake Winnipesaukee engagement session and ended the year with Kirsten & Paul's sunrise session at Crane Beach. From Boston to the North Shore, the city to the coast, 2016 was filled with beautiful places and amazing couples celebrating this precious time in life!!

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The Best of 2016 : Portraits

Yesterday I kicked off the Best of 2016 series with my favorite floral designs of the year. Today I'm continuing the series with my favorite portrait images of 2016!! My portrait work has slowly evolved over the years as past clients have begun to grow their families and celebrate anniversaries. What started as something I did on the side of weddings, has developed into an integral part of my business. 

Having the opportunity to be invited into the homes and lives of my clients to capture the big and small moments of life is an incredible honor and I deeply value the relationships that have been cultivated as a result. My portrait work has become something incredibly meaningful to me and I hope it has brought great joy to the clients who have trusted me to capture their lives. 

Enjoy some of my favorite portrait images of 2016!!

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The Best of 2016 : Florals & Bouquets

Today kicks of my favorite series of the year, The Best Of!! Each year I share the best of engagements, portraits & weddings through a series of blog posts highlighting the amazing celebrations, couples and families I've had the honor of working with over the past year. 

Florals always seem to be an integral part of my work. I love the romance, softness and delicate nature of flowers. It's no secret that I love floral design. I've even had the opportunity to take several floral workshops over this past year (fun = designing your very own floral crown!). I especially love when clients share my love of blooms -- nothing makes my heart pitter patter more than a glorious oversized wedding bouquet ;)!! 

To celebrate my love of all things beautiful and flowery, today I will be kicking of the 2016 Best of series with the Best of Florals & Bouquets. I'll be sharing links below of the amazing creatives I've had the opportunity to work with as well, in case you're in search of a talented floral designer!! Now on to all the pretty!! 

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At Home Family Session in Boston's South End

Diana and Ankur welcomed their darling baby girl Olivia into the world earlier this year. Being the Holidays and the start of a new year just around the corner, they wanted to celebrate their family of three with a portrait session in their home. 

On a chilly December afternoon we snuggled up in Olivia's nursery, a beautiful ode to all things pink, grey and cream. Olivia bounced in her crib, snuggled in her father's arms and giggled at the silly sounds Mom would make to get her to smile. It was lovely time and I feel so thankful to have had the opportunity to meet and photograph this beautiful family. 

At home sessions are some of my favorite to photograph. Clean, bring space where my clients can feel comfortable and relaxed. They are a mix of lifestyle and posed portraiture. But most important they focus on the deep connection my clients have to each other. And when I can capture that on my camera -- well that's the good stuff. 

Thank you Diana & Ankur for welcoming me to your home!! Gosh those baby cheeks, they are the best!! Enjoy some of my favorite images!!

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The Heirloom Folio

I'm excited to announce the newest addition to the DZP Heirloom offerings: The Heirloom Folio!! Bound in beautiful linen, these print folios are the perfect way to display your favorite images from your wedding day or portrait session!!

Heirloom folios include 2, 3, or 4 matted 5x7 prints bound in a linen folio. Each print is created using the highest quality archival inks and matted with museum quality mat board to ensure long lasting life without fading or discoloration. 

Heirloom folios make great gifts and can be easily shared and enjoyed with loved ones. Display on your coffee table or on the book shelf.

As you know I'm a firm believer that your images are not meant to sit on a computer or be stored in a device. In today's ever increasingly digital world, tangible heirlooms have become more important than ever. Your images should be thoughtfully curated and displayed in frames, folios or albums in your home, to be enjoyed and cherished for years to come. 

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Winter Wedding at The Bostonian Hotel in Downtown Boston

Boston means a lot of Kate and Don and they knew that they wanted the city to play a central focus on their wedding day. They chose beautiful St Joseph's Church in Kate's old neighborhood to host their ceremony and the chic Bostonian Hotel in the heart of the city to host their reception. With a view overlooking Quincy Market & Faneuil Hall, it was the perfect backdrop for their very Boston winter wedding. 

The day was accented with thoughtful touches like pinecones in Kate's bouquet and gold accents at the reception. A bag piper played as Kate was escorted down the aisle by her father. The wedding party wore shawls and fur stoles. All in all it was the perfect winter wedding. 

Kate & Don are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet. They both have smiles that can light up a room and have a way of making you feel like life long friends. Throughout the night friends and loved ones shared some of their favorite memories of this darling couple, but what they continued to come back to again and again is the generous and loving spirit Kate & Don have. 

Kate & Don thank you for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful day!! Enjoy some of my favorite images!!

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Signature Wedding Album : Glen Manor House Wedding Album

This past summer I had the honor of photographing Molly & Andrew's estate wedding at the Glen Manor House tucked away on the shores of the Sakonnet River. It was a glorious summer day, the perfect backdrop for their blush and cream inspired wedding theme. Molly stunned in her Pronovias gown from Madeleine's Daughter while Andrew and his groomsmen looked handsome and dapper in their light grey suits. 

Molly & Andrew chose the Signature Album bound in a light linen fabric, a perfect compliment their summer wedding. I hope that their album is something they can share with family and loved ones for years to come!! 

Take a peak inside their album!!

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Shop Small & Save!! : The Annual Print & Album Sale

ANNUAL PRINT & ALBUM SALE

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, which means the annual Print & Album sale is just around the corner!! This year it's bigger and better than ever!! Beginning on November 26th (Small Business Saturday) and ending on December 3rd, 2016 :

enjoy 35% off your print order &  30% off your album order!!

  • To find your print gallery click here.

  • Don't see your gallery? Email deborah@deborahzoephoto.com to get setup!!

  • Use code SHOPSMALL35 during check out to save 35% on your print, canvas or digital download order.

  • This is the BEST album offer we have ever shared. The number of special offers are very limited and won't last long -- email deborah@deborahzoephoto.com to save, starting on November 26th!!

A note to my dear past and current DZP Brides, Couples & Families : Images are not meant to sit on a computer or a thumb drive. They are meant to be printed, ENJOYED, shared with loved ones and displayed in your home!! If you have yet to order your wedding album or order your favorite prints, now is the time!! Create tangible heirlooms of your favorite memories with our annual print & album sale!!

Get up, get out and #ShopSmall on Nov 26. Celebrate #SmallBizSat with us!!

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Crane Beach Engagement Session in Ipswich

These two brave souls met me on a cold early fall morning for their engagement session at Crane Beach in Ipswich. Crane Beach is one of my favorite places on earth and it was joy to share this special spot with Kirsten & Paul!! We met just as the sun was rising above the horizon and were greeted by an empty beach -- the ocean was still, the sand was smooth, it was a peaceful start to a beautiful engagement session!! Enjoy some of my favorites!!

*I'm secretly-not-so-secretly THRILLED to incorporate several film frames into this blog post -- can you spot which images are film??! Developed and scanned by the Find Film Lab. Photographed with Canon EOS 1V 35mm on Portra 400

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Fall Family Session at Laudholm Farm in Wells, Maine

This dear family holds a very special place in my heart -- they were one of my very first clients and have championed by business over the years. I've had the joy of photographing their love story, from anniversary session to maternity session and it's been a delight to watch as their family has grown. 

On an unseasonably cold and blustery fall afternoon I met up with this family of five at Laudholm Farm in Wells, Maine. As the sun set behind the clouds we played tag, bribed the kids with cookies and managed to get everyone to sit down for a few frames together ;) Enjoy a few of my favorite images from their family session!

(PS : You may recognize Sarah from her popular running blog, Run Far Girl and as a contributing blogger for Women's Running!!)

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Create Your Next Card with Minted!

I’m excited to share that Deborah Zoe Photography has partnered with Minted to offer truly unique cards for you this season!! Come take a peek at my Minted Storefront at http://deborahzoe.minted.com and start your search for this year's perfect card!!

From Save the Dates and Announcements to Holiday Cards β€” Minted.com offers a selection of unique and affordable cards!! Each piece is artfully crafted with thick card stock and offers a beautiful tangible experience. I love Minted so much, that they have been my personal card of choice for our own announcements and Holiday cards for years!! 

Once you've found the card for you go ahead and do the following:

  • Email to let me know you are ready to order your cards!! I will upload your preferred images directly to Minted so you can customize and order your cards.
  • Look out for an email from Minted with the Subject line "Your Photos are Ready at Minted.com".
  • Click through the link. You may want to make sure you have a good internet connection while you do this to make sure the photos import properly.
  • After you place your order, Minted will send you a complimentary proof for you to review.

To spread even more Holiday cheer -- Minted is offering 15% off holiday cards through 11:59 p.m. PT on 11/21/16. Use code : HOLIDAY15

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Rainy Boston College Engagement Session

Alli & Brendan met while studying at Boston College -- and while their studies and careers have taken the couple to different parts of the country, Boston College continues to be a special place for them. On a misty and early fall morning, we met on campus and explored this beautiful place. 

As the rest of campus began preparing for an Eagles football game, Alli & Brendan reminisced. Remembering fondly how they met, the classes they took and where it all began. In between bursts of rain, we took advantage of the beautiful architecture, finding archways and nooks to sneak away to.

Alli & Brendan will celebrate the next chapter of their love story this spring in Newport. Until then they'll continue to pursue their dream careers and plan for their future. For a brief moment this fall their busy worlds aligned. Rain and all, Alli & Brendan were reminded of all that they are working towards : a life spent together. 

Enjoy some of my favorite images from their day!!

Boston Wedding at The State Room

As the sun set over the city, Phoebe and Kevin were married in a heartfelt and intimate ceremony at the State Room overlooking the city skyline & Boston Harbor. Surrounded by their closest family and friends they committed their lives to one another, read their own vows and giggled together as their officiant recounted stories of their relationship. With the ring warming, a tradition where the wedding rings are passed to each guest, it felt like everyone has a small part in the beginning of their new chapter together. 

Phoebe and Kevin's day was an elegant affair, encompassing everything they loved about the city. Getting ready down town, having their first look at Post Office Square and then hosting their ceremony and reception overlooking the city's skyline, Boston played a central part in their wedding day -- the perfect setting for this couple who met here in Boston.

Phoebe & Kevin, thank you for inviting us to be a part of your day. We were honored to be there to photograph this next chapter of your life together!! Enjoy some of my favorite images!!

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Fall Inspired Maternity Session

Paul & Emma are expecting their first child this Christmas and I was delighted to photograph their maternity session amongst the beautiful foliage earlier this fall. Paul and Emma are past DZP clients (view their wedding & engagement session), so being able to help them celebrate this incredible time of life is a huge honor. This down to earth couple are taking this new adventure in stride and cannot wait to welcome a soccer playing baby boy into this world ;)!! Until then, they are soaking up this time together, eagerly anticipating the arrival of their son. On a unseasonably warm fall day we met at Minute Man National Historical Park and explored the open fields that encompass this beautiful place. 

Emma and Paul, I am beyond thrilled for you both and this new adventure you are embarking on together!! Enjoy my favorites from your beautiful maternity session!!

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Fall Travel to New York City

I'm delighted to announce that we'll be returning to New York City in November for the third fall in a row!! 

As we do each year (my husband helps assist!), we will be opening up two specially priced couple sessions (either engagement or anniversary) while we are in the New York area!! See the details below. 

WHEN : Friday November 11, 2016 12pm or 2pm

WHERE : New York City or Brooklyn

WHAT : 1 hour couple portrait session (anniversary or engagement)

$400

If interested in booking a session, please email deborah@deborahzoephoto.com, I'd love to see you in NYC!! Want to see past sessions from New York City? You can see them hereherehere & here

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Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween Friends!! It's hard to believe another year has rolled on by -- last year I actually missed Halloween having been stranded in Austin after their airport flooded!! But this year we're home and we took full advantage of a weekend together to celebrate fall. On Friday we took Jonathan to our church's Fall Festival -- a night of games, food and of course costumes and candy. On Saturday hung out with cousins, played in the leaves and visited some farm animals. Then on Sunday I helped Jonathan carve two pumpkins -- he was beyond thrilled to have his very own jack-o-lantern!!

Each year for the past three Halloweens my Mom and Dad have made Jonathan's costume. Growing up each year my Mom would hand sew my own Halloween costumes and they were incredible!! It's been a fun tradition to pass along to Jonathan -- but this year he wanted to be a fireman and well, we already had everything needed to be the Fire Chief!! So you guessed it, this year Jonathan was a Fire Chief for Halloween, complete with a water pump back and megaphone!!

In celebration of Halloween, candy and all things FUN, I thought I'd share Jonathan's Halloween costumes from the past three years -- this will be his fourth Halloween!! How can that be?!! Enjoy!!

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Fall Anniversary Session at Willowdale Estate

Emily & Dan chose to celebrate their belated first anniversary with an anniversary session at Willowdale Estate on Boston's North Shore. I loved having the opportunity to re-connect with this sweet couple who tied the knot last summer. We roamed the beautiful grounds, enjoyed the glorious fall weather and reminisced about their beautiful wedding day on the South Shore (how was that over a year ago?!)

Emily & Dan have such great style -- a cozy outfit to cuddle up in and a tailored dressed up look to celebrate in style!

I'm always thrilled to be asked to photograph past clients. Being able to be a part of their lives, to celebrate the milestones of marriage through the art of photography, is something I am incredibly grateful for. 

Thank you Emily & Dan for asking me to help you celebrate your first anniversary!! Enjoy some of my favorite images!!

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Massachusetts Barn Wedding

As a red head myself, when in the company of other redheads, there is an unspoken bond -- a sisterhood of hair if you will. So imagine my delight when I walked into Briana's getting ready suite to discover that not only did Briana have beautiful red hair but her sisters did as well!! Right then, I knew it was going to be an amazing day!!

And what an amazing day it was!! Briana and Keith chose to marry at the Red Lion Inn --  Briana immediately fell in love with the rustic charm of the barn -- the perfect compliment to their gorgeous fall wedding day. The day was accented with rich hues of blue and plum, wild organic flowers and a touch of elegant prep. 

But what I loved most about the day was being able to witness Briana & Keith together. The couple met while working as camp counselors years ago. And yet, years after they met, Keith still makes Briana light up. Keith still beams with pride when by Briana's side. They still laugh together as if they were first dating, it's clear that these two are best friends -- a strong foundation that will carry them through this life together!!

Briana and Keith, thank you for inviting us to be part of your amazing day!! I hope you enjoy some of my favorite images!!

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Fall Wedding at the Nashoba Valley Winery

Taryn and Jim had one of the most spectacular fall days...ever. New England has this funny of way of being unpredictable and you never quite know what kind of weather you'll get for your wedding day. Taryn and Jim hit the jackpot of weather with clear blue skies, a warm fall October sun and some of the prettiest foliage we've seen all season. It was everything they could have hoped for in their fall wedding at the Nashoba Valley Winery!!

Taryn and Jim held an intimate celebration for their closest family and friends amongst the grape vines and overlooking the valley. Taryn accented the day with hues of plum and purple -- the perfect compliment to their wedding venue. But what made their day truly special were the people that they were surrounded by - people who love this couple deeply. I hope that Jim and Taryn tangibly felt that support throughout their day. It's a testament to how kind, generous and loving Taryn and Jim are.

Taryn & Jim, thank you for inviting us to be part of your day!! Enjoy some of my favorite images!! 

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