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.

Crane Estate Wedding

Rachael & Matt chose the beautiful Crane Estate for their wedding earlier this fall. As the sun slowly set on the Grande Allée, surrounded by their family and friends, they said their vows. Guests sipped on cocktails and hot cider on the back porch as the candles lit the evening. Their bridal party were a vision in creams, blues and grays. It was their own version of a perfect fairytale…

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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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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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Good Harbor Beach Engagement Session | Ricky & Emily

What fun to kick of the return of wedding season with Emily and Ricky for their engagement session at Good Harbor Beach!! When they asked me for suggestions of a beachy and relaxed location, Good Harbor immediately came to mind. On a quiet, yet blustery, spring evening we wander the near empty beach and surrounding dunes taking advantage of the glorious light and enjoying the cold sand between our toes. Enjoy some of my favorite images!!

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Cherry Blossom Engagement Session in Boston

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!!

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Nauticus Marina Wedding | Callie & Jimmy

I can't believe I never shared the amazing day that was Callie & Jimmy's wedding!! I had been looking to this day all year and it's hard to believe it's come and gone!! What a day they had, filled with the perfect preppy & nautical details, a glorious fall day and surrounded by their closest family friends. I had the privilege of working with the amazing Keri of Always Yours Events, who styled and planned the day to perfection!! Callie was stunning her Theia gown while Jimmy looked dapper in his classic black tie suit. I loved everything about this day and I'm so excited to share some of my favorites from their day with you!!

Creative Team

Styling & Planning : Always Yours Events

Ceremony : Nauticus Marina

Dress : Theia

Hair  : Beyond Beauty

Makeup : Sposabella Bridal

Florals : Blossoms By The Bay

Bridesmaids : Jenny Yoo

Cake & Catering : Casual Gourmet

Band : Bearfight

Stationary : Splash Stationers

Second Photographer : Lauren Termini

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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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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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Estate at Moraine Farm Wedding | Jenny & Bradley

Jenny & Bradley desired to throw a garden inspired wedding day full of whimsical charm. From the hand made "bunny garden" that held their escort cards to their palette of light blue and pink pastels, their day felt like a fairytale set amongst the beautiful wooded estate of Moraine Farm.

Jenny & Bradley are both dancers, each with their own unique artistic abilities and talents. They thoughtfully incorporated their love of dance and art into the day through subtle ways, including their beautifully choreographed first dance. 

Jenny & Bradley, thank you for including us in your spectacular day!! Enjoy my favorite images of the day!!

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Engagement Session at Greenwood Farm, Ipswich

As we walked Greenwood Farm in Ipswich, both Jenny and exclaimed that it felt like were walking onto the set of Anne of Green Gables. And by pure chance I edited their images watching the new Netflix version, Anne with an E - and I have to say it really did feel as though we were in Avonlea!

Jenny and Bradley are both dancers and my hope was that their engagement session felt fresh, light and hinted at their creative and artistic backgrounds. (Plus add in some romance too ;)) We spent an amazing evening exploring Greenwood Farm, a place filled with rustic charm and natural beauty. It truly felt magical.

Bradley & Jenny, I cannot wait to celebrate with you this weekend as you say "I Do!" Enjoy some of my favorites from their engagement!!

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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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Travelogue : 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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Fall Willowdale Estate Wedding

Sometimes it feels as if Jackie and Damian have been together forever. Their love story started almost ten years ago during their freshman year of Harvard. Their love has continued through jobs, travel, moves and PhD degrees at Yale. Or so that's what we thought! As Jackie's Dad toasted the couple on their wedding day he revealed an unknown story to their guests! Who knew that Jackie and Damian might have met years before, before they were even born! Jackie's mom and Damian's mom both had the same doctor, who delivered Jackie and Damian just days apart! Some love, well some love is just meant to be! 

Having grown up in the TriTown on the North Shore, it was very fitting for Jackie to choose the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield. The couple pulled together an amazing event with understated rustic elegance. Willowdale was the perfect fit for the couple.  

A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.
A wedding by Deborah Zoe Photography at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts.

Jackie and Damian, I couldn't be happier for you two!! I can't wait to see where you're next adventure takes you as husband and wife -thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of such a special day, enjoy!!