On a beautiful spring morning YQ & John met me on the Boston Esplanade just as the sun was peaking above the horizon. Amongst the glorious cherry blossoms we enjoyed the nearly vacant park near the river. We visited the site of their epic first date and talked about their plans for the wedding day. It was such fun to enjoy the sunrise together and I couldn't help but smile watching these two together. They have a quiet kind of love that is sweet, simple and perfect. I can't wait to celebrate with then in November!! Until the enjoy a few favorites from their engagement session!!Read More
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Tish and Obie love the great outdoors (Obie is from Alaska afterall :)) and so they wanted their engagement session to fit that woodland vibe that they feel so comfortable in. After chatting with them about their session, I knew the perfect place!! Hidden away near my home is an area that is almost magical, filled with tall pine trees and the quiet that only the woods can bring.
I absolutely LOVED hanging out with these two who spent our entire time together laughing. I don't think that vibrant smile ever left Tish's face. Being around that kind of love is infectious and joyful and all the amazing adjectives you can think of to describe it. Certainly made me incredibly excited for their wedding later this year!! Enjoy several of my favorite images!!
Hybrid Session | 5dMarkIII & EOS-1V | Kodak Portra 400 | Processed by The Find LabRead More
On an early January morning I met Alyssa & Younes in Copley Square for their engagement session. Since they live abroad, we had a small window of time when they would be visiting the states -- we crossed our fingers for a sunny day and we were met with a beautiful and seasonally *warm* weather.
Alyssa and Younes were a delight -- it was so much fun having the opportunity to get to know them both and witness the beautiful friendship they share together. Alyssa and Younes will wed in July in the Copley Square area so we had a wonderful time exploring this quintessential part of town. Enjoy some of my favorites from their lovely Copley Square engagement session!!
Hybrid Session : Canon 5d Mark III | Film Canon EOS-1V | Shot on Kodak Max 400 | Processed & Scanned by The Find LabRead More
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 400Read More
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!!
It seems like Kerin and I have been trying to plan this engagement session forever. And each time it seemed like Mother Nature wanted to work against us. But not last week!! Despite a forecast for rain and thunderstorms, Boston graced us with the most beautiful of evenings, perfect for Kerin & Ryan's engagement session at Castle Island. When we arrived we almost couldn't believe that the session was going to actually happen!!
And what a great evening we had! As the sun began to dip into the horizon, we walked through the park, enjoyed the view of Boston Harbor and cooled off with a lovely ocean breeze. Even better, I got to spend quality time with this lovely couple, the epitome of laid back, confident and charismatic. Kerin & Ryan will be trying the knot in Newport later this fall and I just know their wedding will be an epic celebration!!
Enjoy this darling engagement session at Castle Island!!
Elissa & Scott just moved back to the Boston area after living in the south for the past few years. It's been a transition Elissa has looked for to for some time (hello four seasons!!) so when it came time to plan their engagement session, she knew the perfect spot : her Mom's backyard!! The location is sentimental to Elissa but also represents the start of their new life here in New England. Scott & Elissa brought music and a bottle of champagne to celebrate and I loved how personal and relaxed their session felt -- the perfect fit for this easygoing couple!!
Elissa & Scott are a photographer's dream, they completely trusted me to capture their relationship and gave me a chance to experiment and try things I don't normally do (like making my couple run through a field a million times :-P) just to get a different kind of image.
Elissa & Scott will be getting married next summer at Moraine Farm on Boston's North Shore and I couldn't be more excited to capture their gorgeous wedding!! Enjoy their rustic & charming New England engagement session (and don't miss Elissa's GORGEOUS ring!!)Read More
I just love these two brave souls who got up before the sun for their early morning engagement session in the Public Gardens. Living in the Boston area they wanted their engagement session to be a reflection of quintessential Boston. But anyone who knows Boston knows that this part of town is filled with tourists and locals alike later into the day. So how do you go about making the Public Gardens look empty? Begin your session at 6am ;).
I love Erica & Mark's go with the flow attitude -- they are a confident couple who are comfortable in their own skin and have a deep connection to each other. Best friends. What a joy to photograph!!
Later this year they will be tying the knot in a quintessential Bostonian wedding at the Fairmont Copley Plaza (sensing a theme here?) I cannot wait to photograph this sweet couple again in a place that is near and dear to their hearts!!Read More
Grace & Sam are both graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They met in school and campus has become an incredibly important and sentimental place in their relationship. Of course it had to become a part of their engagement session so we spent an afternoon together wandering the city campus and exploring it's historic buildings. In fact, MIT had just celebrated their 100th anniversary of their Cambridge campus before the session - historic indeed!
Grace is an aero student (which I love as my own hubby Dave graduated from the MIT aero program) and Sam is a mathematician. Together these two make one incredibly smart couple! But beyond their skill in academics Grace and Sam are kind and generous, a couple who is dearly loved by their friends. As we walked the MIT campus for their engagement session, Grace and Sam were stopped numerous times with congratulatory hugs and excitement!!
Grace and Sam are doing things a little differently than most couples. While their engagement will have only been a few months when they tie the knot this June, it's clear that Grace and Sam are meant to be. From the way that Sam cares for Grace to the way Grace melts into Sam's arm -- Sam and Grace are the real deal.
Thank you Grace and Sam for showing me around campus, enjoy your images!!