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.

Product Highlight | Signature Album

Laney & Austin chose a beautiful navy blue linen cover for their Signature Album to compliment their chic city wedding held earlier this spring at the Providence Public Library. They selected a subtle imprinting of their names and wedding day on the cover. I love the simplicity of their design that paired perfectly with their images. Enjoy a sneak peek into their album!

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Willowdale Estate Wedding

On a gorgeous June Saturday Eddie & Molly prepared for their wedding day at the charming Willowdale Estate. With the bridal suite overlooking the courtyard, Molly and her bridesmaid looked on with excitement as the courtyard was transformed into the ceremony area. The morning was filled with laughter and joyous anticipation for all that the day held ahead. It was the perfect way to start their amazing day and I’m thrilled to share more of their wedding with you here. Enjoy some of my favorites!

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Danversport Wedding

Carrie & John we wed on a beautiful spring morning filled with bright blue skies and the warmest of sea breezes. It was everything they had envisioned when they picked Danversport for their venue. Located on the banks of the Porter River and adjacent to the Danversport Marina, Davnersport offers beautiful coastal views and a relaxing atmosphere for guests.

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The Starting Gate at GreatHorse Wedding

Taylor and Joe knew that their wedding day had to personal, they had to share a special connection to the place where they would share their vows. They knew that the perfect place to host their ceremony would be the the very lake where they first said “I Do” and where they have created many happy memories together over the years.

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Providence Public Library Wedding

Laney & Austin, what can I say? I hope it’s evident through their images the generous and kind couple that they are. I mean look at Austin’s smile - how infectious is his joy to be marrying Laney? Earlier this spring Laney & Austin wed at the historic Providence Public Library in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends. Loved ones had traveled from all over the country to witness the nuptials and many hugs were shared as they brought their two families together.

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Product Highlight | Signature Album

One of my favorite parts of the photography experience is helping my couples and families create tangible heirlooms with their images. I’ve had the pleasure of crafting several Signature Wedding Albums over the course of the last several months and I’m delighted to share a sneak peek with you here.

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Phillips Beach Swampscott Engagement Session | Carrie & John

Carrie grew up in Swampscott so John knew that proposing in her hometown would be something really special for the couple. He chose the secluded and quiet Phillips Beach and proposed as the sun rose about the horizon.

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Beacon Hill Engagement Session

Engaged on the Charles River, Abby & Joe wanted their engagement session to reflect the city that they love and joy they share together. On a beautiful early summer morning we visited some of their favorite spots around downtown, laughed together and enjoyed the near empty city streets. Sunrise sessions are some of my faves, there’s just something unique about experiencing the beginning of the day together and capturing the first light of the day with my couples!! And who could beat the smiles of these two? What a joy to capture their love, enjoy some of my favorites!!

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Mansion on Turner Hill Wedding | Maggie & Jack

Overlooking the Mansion on Turner Hill, Maggie got ready at her parents’ home, a place filled with meaning and memories for the Bride. White puffy clouds filled the bright summer sky and the heat of the July warmed the air. It was a quintessential New England summer day, just what Maggie & Jack envisioned for their wedding (albeit maybe not the humidity)!! With a quick ride down the hill, Maggie and Jack where ready to start their celebration. With their ceremony held in the garden and their reception under the tent in the courtyard, it was a perfect event from start to finish. Enjoy some of my favorites!!

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Singing Beach Club Wedding

The North Shore holds a special place in my heart so when I have the opportunity to photograph love in this beautiful place, it is a joy from start to finish. Eric and Molly were wed on a beautiful summer day in Manchester by the Sea, a quaint seaside town filled with historic charm and nautical touches. It epitomizes all that makes the North Shore special : lobster traps and sailboats, the rocky shore and the charming cottages, it is quintessential New England.

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Wianno Club Wedding

Family is everything to Willie & Joanne so when it came time to plan their wedding day they were sure to fill every moment with meaningful tributes to their loved ones. They married on the Cape - a place incredibly special to Joanne's family, at the Wianno Club. Joanne wore her grandmother's dress - the same dress that her Mom wore on her wedding day.  Willie invited family from the Midwest to experience all the East Coast has to offer. Joanne shared a meaningful and heartfelt first look with her Dad. It was a joy to be there to capture it all!! Enjoy my favorites from the day below!!

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The Best of Engagements 2017

Yesterday I kicked off the Best of 2017 series with some of my favorite portrait work of the last year and today I'm sharing my favorite engagement images!! Looking back I was reminded of how amazing each of my DZP Couples are. I love the time we get to spend with each other before the wedding and the opportunity I have to get to know these wonderful people!!

I kicked things off in January for a cold and blustery session in Boston. Throughout the year my couples headed to the beach, estates, the city, even their homes, each session tailored to their unique relationship. Just as my portrait sessions, I made the goal to incorporate film and I loved the results!! Each session was as unique as the couple I was photographing and made for a beautiful year of images -- enjoy a few of my favorites!!

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Fall Engagement Session at Crane Beach in Ipswich

Kaitlyn and Doug love being by the water -- a couple after my own heart!! She knew that she wanted her engagement session to have a romantic beachy vibe and gave me the opportunity to suggest a location. Of course I knew the perfect place, our favorite beach, Crane Beach in Ipswich!!

On an unseasonably warm (theme of the fall!) September evening we enjoyed a beautifully quiet session together on the beach. As the sky turned to a soft blue and pink hue Kaitlyn and Doug cuddled together, sand between their toes. It was such a joyful session and I can't wait to celebrate with them come next September when they tie the know!! Enjoy a few of my favorite images!! 

Hybrid Session | 5dMarkIII & EOS-1V | Kodak Portra 400 | Processed by The Find Lab

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Fall Wedding at Misselwood Estate in Beverly, Massachusetts

Michelle & Steve welcomed the day with near perfect weather. While it seems like such a cliche thing to mention, when you live in New England and the weather can turn on a dime, you are ever so thankful when you are greeted with such a beautiful day as this the morning of a wedding. Greeted at the water with a warm breeze, Misselwood Estate provided the perfect location for Michelle & Steve's guests to enjoy this glorious New England fall day. The lawn at Misselwood provided guests with sweeping views of the harbor side as tiny sailboats dotted the horizon. The sun slowly set leaving behind a golden glow that set the feeling for cocktail hour. Paired with all the rose gold details a girl could dream of, this photographer was in heaven!!

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Private Estate Wedding on Boston's North Shore

I knew from our initial meeting together that Jared & Willoughby were going to plan an incredible wedding day, beginning with the location for their celebration. Hosted on Willoughby's family farm, Jared & Will thoughtfully planned their wedding to emphasize and celebrate the beautiful location and the natural beauty that encompassed the area, something very important to them. They also wanted to ensure that their guests were given a meaningful and memorable experience. Working with the amazing team at Chive Events they pulled together a breathtaking celebration that focused on sustainable and locally sourced details. From the florals to the the food and even the wine served throughout the day, each detail was thoughtfully and carefully chosen for a specific reason. 

That is the kind of people Jared & Willoughby are. A couple who are independent and unique in their own right and together bring a sense of purpose and authenticity to whatever situation they are in. I greatly appreciated the thought and care they placed on their wedding day and how they communicated to their guests what this day meant to them as a couple. It was a day to celebrate and bring together their families and loved ones and honor their respective family heritage. 

For example, Willoughby wore a family heirloom, her wedding gown. She was the 12th Bride to wear the beautiful gown that has been passed down through the generations from the 19th century. Jared excitedly and ceremoniously cut the wedding cake with a family sword. Willoughby's parents hosted the event on their farm, a piece of property that has been in the family for generations. How meaningful to have so many pieces of family history!!

Willoughby & Jared, thank you for entrusting us to document this special day -- it was incredible!! Enjoy some of my favorite images!! 

That is the kind of people Jared & Willoughby are. A couple who are independent and unique in their own right and together bring a sense of purpose and authenticity to whatever situation they are in. I greatly appreciated the thought and care they placed on their wedding day and how they communicated to their guests what this day meant to them as a couple. It was a day to celebrate and bring together their families and loved ones and honor their respective family heritage. 

For example, Willoughby wore a family heirloom, her wedding gown. She was the 12th Bride to wear the beautiful gown that has been passed down through the generations from the 19th century. Jared excitedly and ceremoniously cut the wedding cake with a family sword. Willoughby's parents hosted the event on their farm, a piece of property that has been in the family for generations. How meaningful to have so many pieces of family history!!

Willoughby & Jared, thank you for entrusting us to document this special day -- it was incredible!! Enjoy some of my favorite images!! 

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Providence Public Library Wedding

Danielle and Kyle were drawn to the beauty of the Providence Library and it's architecture. So much so that they decided to host their ceremony in the center of the library, walking down the dramatic staircase to meet one another at the aisle. Having rained on and off throughout the entire day, it seemed serendipitous that they had planned the majority of the day's festivities indoors. And while to some, being indoors might have been a bummer, to Kyle and Danielle, it was the perfect way to share in the beauty of the Library with their guests. 

Each member of their families played an important role in their day - from the breaking of a place before the ceremony, to the signing of the ketubah to their ceremony, each aspect of Kyle and Danielle's wedding day was aimed to honor their families and celebrate their two lives becoming one.  What a joy to photograph!

Thank you Kyle & Danielle for including us in your day, it was a treat to watch you bring your families together and to celebrate with your loved ones!! Enjoy some of my favorite images!!

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Coastal New England Wedding in Summer

Josselyn and Matthew had a perfect summer wedding. Set on the South Shore of Boston their wedding day was one filled with personal touches like the centerpieces made of flowers picked from their backyard to the hand drawn pictures from her students displayed on the dessert table. Friends and family alike helped bring their day together, a day they had dreamed of for a long time. 

Josselyn & Matthew, it was a joy to document your wedding day, to witness as you promised forever to each other and to celebrate alongside your loved ones!! Enjoy some of my favorite images!!

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Mandarin Oriental Boston Wedding | Younes & Alyssa

Admittedly I had been looking forward to Younes & Alyssa's wedding all year. Ever since I first met them for their engagement session this past winter, I knew that their wedding day was going to be one for the books. Every detail came together perfectly. The Mandarin Oriental did an amazing job of hosting their incredible day and made everyone feel welcome and taken care of.

But more than the details, it was a day of two families from across the world coming together, united through love. It was incredible to watch as Younes & Alyssa promised forever together, while watching their parents look on with amazement. The day they had dreamed of for their children was here -- and Younes & Alyssa couldn't have been happier!!

Both Younes and Alyssa have amazing style so it was no surprised that their details were perfection, from Alyssa's beautiful lace Romona Keveza dress to the tastefully decorated ballroom. They hosted their wedding in downtown Boston offering their guests, many who had never been to Boston before a classic experience. 

Thank you Younes & Alyssa for inviting us to be a part of your day -- we had an amazing time documenting every moment and I hope that these images provide you with many happy memories for years to come!! 

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Summer Wedding at Misselwood Estate at Endicott College

Lauren & Mike had a quintessential New England summer day for their wedding at Misselwood Estate earlier this month. Not a cloud in the sky with a cool breeze that drifted off the water's edge. Lauren and Mike had planned their wedding from Virginia and with the help of Lauren's Mom, every detail came together perfectly on the day of their wedding.

Misselwood Estate is a special place - tucked away on the coast of Beverly it offers spectacular views of Beverly and Salem Harbor and the coastline of Marblehead. For these two, the ocean plays a big part in their relationship and lives (they even named their dog Salty, love it!), so being right on the water was the perfect setting for their wedding. Plus it was a wonderful introduction to New England for their out of state guests. 

Lauren & Mike, thank you for inviting my team to be a part of your incredible day. We loved celebrating with you and your loved ones and I hope that these images will serve as precious memories to you in the years to come!! Enjoy some of my favorites!!

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