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.

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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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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Fall Mini Session Outfit Guide

If you haven't heard, the second annual Mini Session Event has been announced for October 23rd in Topsfield!! If you're interested in booking a session, you can check out all the details here

One of most stressful part of a scheduling a portrait session can be figuring out what to wear!! Below, I've shared some outfit ideas and offered up a few of my favorite styling tips to perfectly plan for your session!

  • Cozy layers, cable knit textures
  • Winter colors, hues of blue, cream and silver
  • Layer with jackets, sweaters, vests
  • Avoid loud colors, graphic prints, details that would be distracting in your images
  • If dressing for a group, be sure that your color palette, textures and outfit styles are complimentary to one another
  • Schedule an appointment to have your hair & makeup done
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5 Reasons To Book A Mini Session

Last week I announced the date for the second annual Mini Session Event!! You can find all the details and sign up here. If you've been considering a Mini Session, read on to learn more about why Mini Sessions may be a great opportunity for you!!

Less Time

Mini Sessions are 20 minutes, perfect for families with little ones or those who may not have time in their busy schedules for a longer session. No need to plan your day around a Mini Session - a 20 minute commitment is all you need!

Up To Date

Mini Sessions are a great way to have up to date portraits of your family or loved ones in a relaxed setting. As Mini Sessions are held yearly, you can easily and affordably stay up to date with your family as they change and grow over the years. 

Affordable

A Mini Session includes your session fee along with the high resolution digital images with personal rights, making it an affordable option to regularly update your family's portraits with a new collection of images each year!

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Announcing The Fall Mini Session Event!!

I'm delighted to announce the date for the second annual 2016 Winter Mini Session Event!! Perfect for your Holiday cards, updated family portraits or just because, Mini Sessions are an excellent way to capture your family & loved ones in a relaxed and fun setting!! Hurry, time slots fill up quickly and are booked on a first come, first serve basis!! 

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Autumn Family Portraits in New England

Almost every year since 2012 I've had the honor of photographing Aubrey and her sweet family. Aubrey and I met via the wedding industry years ago. Today were running photography businesses and raising families. Aubrey's friendship has been such an encouragement to me as we navigate life in this unique world of wedding photography and motherhood. 

I have loved being able to photograph their beautiful family over the years. Watching Max grow into a handsome young man and become a big brother has been oh-so-sweet. My hope is that their images will become treasured family heirlooms, documenting the exciting journey their family has been and continues to be on. 

Aubrey, thank you for trusting me to capture your family each year, it has been a joy to photograph your life together!! Enjoy your images!!

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At Home Newborn Session on Boston's North Shore

As their family has grown, I've been honored to photograph the Policano Family from first baby to now their second. It's been a joy to watch as they've become parents to two darling baby girls. Courtney is one of my oldest and dearest friends -- being able to document this time in life for their family has given me immense joy!!

Courtney is a dream client who trusts my vision (even when it involves overly large floral crowns for babies ;)). I love the creative freedom that brings - I am so appreciative as their photographer to be trusted in that way to document such an important time in their life. 

Earlier this month, we transformed our home into a natural light studio (our house has amazing light!) to photograph their newest addition, Seneca!! Her big sister Emmeline did such a great job sitting for the camera and Seneca stayed asleep just long enough for us to place her in a bed of florals!! Enjoy some of my favorite images from their at home newborn session on Boston's North Shore!! 

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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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Brooklyn Maternity Session in the Heart of Cobble Hill

This past weekend the Hubs and I jumped in the car and headed down to Brooklyn to visit with our dear friends who are expecting their second baby later this summer. It was a bright and beautiful weekend and Brooklyn felt alive with people out and about enjoying the parks and gorgeous weather. Dave and I revel in any opportunity to visit Courtney & Dave in New York and I was honored to be asked to photograph such a special time in their lives. 

Courtney chose Cobble Hill, a charming area of Brooklyn filled with leafy green trees, brownstones and families milling about. We managed to sneak away from the crowds and found the perfect side street for their session. Every time we have the opportunity to visit Brooklyn I'm always struck but how small this big borough feels. Filled with neighborhood charm, families, coffee shops, people sitting on this stoops, kids riding bikes, it's know wonder why these two just love it so!

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European & Summer Travel Dates for Anniversary Sessions

I am BEYOND thrilled to share some upcoming travel for this summer!! The biggest (and MOST exciting) is our 10th wedding anniversary trip to London & Edinburgh in just a few short weeks!!! I can't even believe I'm typing that!! While this will be my third trip to London, it will be Dave's first and I can't wait to share this incredible city with him. Then as the second part of the trip, we BOTH get to experience Scotland for the first time!! We both share Scottish heritage so this trip will be especially meaningful for us plus we cannot wait to experience the beauty of the Highlands. 

While traveling in the UK next month and I would LOOOVE to shoot an Anniversary Session -- if you're celebrating an anniversary or it's a while since you've been in front of the camera together, I'd LOVE to hear from you!! I have two specially priced Anniversary Sessions available for London on either July 16 or 23 and Edinburgh on July 21 in the early morning.

Then following our trip abroad we will be in the North Conway area, a gorgeous and scenic area of New Hampshire. I will be opening one session on August 4 for a deserving couple at a special rate. If you are in or will be traveling to the Lincoln/North Conway area I would be honored to help you celebrate your commitment with an Anniversary Session!!

Anniversary Travel Dates

London July 16 or July 23

Edinburgh July 21, early morning

North Conway area August 4

Want to learn more about anniversary sessions? Click here to find out why I love these sessions and why I think every couple deserves to celebrate their love in front of the camera. 

Interested in booking your own anniversary session? Email me to learn more and find out about my special summer and fall offerings!!

A Family Session at Duxbury Beach

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Kate & James at Duxbury Beach, a place where they spend lots of time together as a family. They are lucky to live close by enough for impromtu trips after work or weekend days spent with toes in the sand. Not only did it make for a beautiful setting but it was a place they feel deeply connected too. 

With the sun beginning to rise on a June morning I met with Kate, James their their five little ones for a casual and relaxed family session on the beach. I wanted their session to feel comfortable, approachable and reflect how much love this family shares together. If there was one word I walked away with from this session, it would be love. An abundance of love.

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At Home Newborn and Family Session in Newbury

I've known Jessie and Will since high school, high school sweet hearts -- the couple everyone loved to love. Jessie was fiery and extroverted, Will, a quiet and calming force. Together they were the perfect pair and it was beautiful to watch as their love grew and matured through high school and college, engagement and marriage.

Soon their love multiplied -- First came Audrey, then Oliver then Ellis and now sweet Evelyn. What an honor it has been to bare witness to Will and Jessie's love story, from high school sweethearts to wonderful and joy filled parents. 

Thank you Jessie and Will for asking me to document such a special time in your life as you welcomed your newest addition to the family. I hope these images bring you much joy and serve as a reminder of the beautiful love you share together as a family! 

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Island Living on Nantucket

It has been a dream of mine to visit Nantucket Island. I've lived in Massachusetts my whole life and yet had never visited this coastal oasis. When our good friends shared they would visit the East Coast in May we decided now would be the perfect time to make the trek to Nantucket!

I wasn't prepared for just how perfect Nantucket would be. Grey shuttered houses, creeping rose vines, white picket fences. It was almost more than my nautical New England loving heart could handle. If you are a fan of history, timeless style and that welcoming charm New England is famous for, then Nantucket needs to be at the top of your travel list.

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At Home Newborn Session in Marblehead

Recently Stacey and Zak welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Devan, into the world! Much to her parents surprise, she made her grand entrance a few weeks early and I had the honor capturing their sweet family in during those first weeks at home. 

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A Family Session on Boston's North Shore

I've known Natalie for almost three years... we first met when I was pregnant with my son after being introduced by friend and fellow photographer Kendra. All I could think in our first meeting was, "She's going to think I'm so unprofessional -- I'm SO pregnant!" Little did I know that Natalie was secretly pregnant herself and that meeting would be the beginning of a dear friendship between two Boston area wedding creatives

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North Shore Family Portraits

There are many things that I love about our home, one of them being the amount of natural light our house receives throughout the day. Sitting up on a hill with very few trees, our house receives sunlight all day long. It's as glorious as it sounds, bright and cheery! It also means that it's the perfect location for photography. The big windows and the natural light means that most rooms provide adequate and even light, perfect for shooting conditions. 

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The Best of Portraits 2015

Oh what a year it as been! At the beginning of 2015 I set a goal to focus more on portraits in addition to weddings. When I first started DZP I only photographed weddings & engagements. I wanted nothing to do with portraits. But over the years my heart has made quite the change and I love incoporating portrait work into the cadence of my wedding season. The thing I love MOST about shooting portraits is the opportunity it allows me to walk alongside couples long after the wedding day. The majority of my portrait work is filled with past clients, celebrating an annivesrary or expanding their family. It gives me the unique perspective to witness as this couple grows together and enters into new phases of life. To be able to capture those moments, big or small, and encapsulate them forever for a couple or family is an absolute joy. 

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Holiday Cheer with Les Fleurs

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Holiday Cheer with Les Fleurs

It has been a pleasure getting to know the the Fleurettes, the team behind the beautiful floral creations at Les Fleurs. I have had the privilege of photographing their beautiful designs for several portrait sessions this past year (don't miss this floral inspired newborn session or Christine's stunner of a bouquet or the glorious cream pastels for Meredith's barn wedding!!). Most recently we collaborated together for our epic Mini Portrait Session Event which the Fleurett's helped to style!! 

Last week I was invited to come photograph the gorgeous store front (they have the BEST gifts for the Holidays friends!!) in Andover which we turned into a mini styled shoot incorporating some of their BEAUTIFUL winter florals...I mean these wreaths, gah!! Check out all the pretty below and be sure to stop by Les Fleurs for a gorgeous floral arrangement..or be like me and just tell the Hubby ;) :).

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Holiday florals from Les Fleurs in Andover photographed by Deborah Zoe Photography.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Family Session

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I first met Kristin oh so many years ago when I was starting my photography business. A total newbie to the world of weddings and small business, everything seemed so intimidating to me. Kristin was one of my first photography friends and together we shared info and grew our businesses. I'll never forget the friendship she graciously extended to me making me feel less alone, making those first few years a lot more enjoyable!!

Flash forward and my how life has changed!! Marriage, kiddos, a big move. Kristin now calls New Jersey home with her wife Maarit and their beautiful kiddos. This past weekend while Dave and I were visiting New York, we had the opportunity to reconnect with this sweet family. We met at the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden and spent the afternoon photographing the kids picking flowers, collecting acorns and snuggling their Moms. The gardens are a spectacular area right in the heart of Brooklyn, bursting with foliage, even this late in fall!

Kristin, thank you for asking me to capture your sweet family and thank you for extending your friendship all those years ago!! We had such a wonderful time reconnecting with you and your family, throwing leaves for the kiddos and generally doing whatever it took to get those cute smiles!! I hope you enjoy the images!!

A family session in the heart of Brooklyn by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the heart of Brooklyn by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the heart of Brooklyn by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the heart of Brooklyn by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the heart of Brooklyn by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the heart of Brooklyn by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.
A family session in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens by Deborah Zoe Photography.