Anna & Steve

Anna & Steve were married at Steve’s childhood church in Clinton, MA and the reception was held at Butternut Farms. You might remember them from their engagement session with their two adorable (and extremely well-behaved) goldens. I love Anna & Steve because they were my official first wedding booking and my last wedding of the year. I think I had zero portfolio to show them, maybe a couple from second shooting. I remember nervously walking into Starbucks on my lunch break to meet with them and as we were sitting there my boss walked in! I totally ignored him, I think he knew what was up. 🙂 I cannot thank my couples this year enough (especially these two!) for taking a chance on me!

I was totally in love with this couple’s family. Anna is from Russia and her parents had actually never been to an American wedding! Her mum was so concerned that she was doing everything correct, it was adorable. I told her she could fall on her face, her skirt flying over her head and everything would still be awesome. She laughed. I loved watching the way Steve’s dad played with the children, totally a kid at heart! Here are the photographs…

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xoxo

Rebecca & Tyler :: Engaged :)

Meet Rebecca and Tyler. They are getting married next year in Portland, Maine and having their reception at Grace Restaurant. I mention this because when I went to the website, I thought a church converted into a restaurant looked really awesome, so I wanted to share! He proposed to her on a scrabble board, I mean, how cute is that?!

We had a blast in Harvard Square, and then went to the river where I pointed out some of my favorite trees in Cambridge. My faves are the sycamores (I think?) that line Mem drive. We popped by Rebecca’s old apartment where they had their first kiss (so sweet!) and just meandered around on an overcast fall day.

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Boston Engagement Session


Boston Engagement Session


Boston Engagement Session


This is where they had their first kiss!
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Boston Engagement Session


Boston Engagement Session


Boston Engagement Session

Father-daughter dance - Boston wedding

While I was running around catching up on all of my editing before heading out on a road trip tomorrow night to Indiana, I paused for a minute to enjoy this photo. I am in love with this moment between Anna and her father. I hope every bride gets to share a moment this precious with their dads. I know I do!

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to those traveling for the holiday!

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Caitlin & Ira are getting married! - Boston engagement photographer

Tonight I am sharing another one of my killer 2011 couples! This is Caitlin & Ira and they are getting married next year at the Willowdale. For our engagement shoot, we went down by the waterfront and to Quincy Market. It rained on and off during the shoot, but that did not change a thing. We started out at Houston’s for a beer and then made our way around, stopping at Christopher Columbus Park, and other little areas around there. 🙂


Caitlin was really craving a corn dog, so we went on a hunt for one. After all, the food court has everything! Success!



It’s impossible to walk by a carousel without getting on. Ira went in for a kiss during the ride and, well you see what happened. Apparently it’s also impossible to kiss on a merry-goround. Noted.






It’s also impossible to walk by the aquarium without hanging out with the penguins and seals for a bit.


I am looking forward to your wedding next July! 🙂

Cassie & Justin are Engaged! :: Boston Engagement Photographer

A word of advice to my couples: If you need to have a drink before our engagement shoot, I’m *more* than happy to meet you at the bar before hand 🙂 We met up at 21st Amendment before our shoot. It was a great idea because I had never been there before (that I can remember, nights out in Beacon Hill can get fuzzy!) and I loved it! Can’t wait to go back. I met Cassie and Justin a few years ago actually, through my friend Kirsten at the Belgian Beerfest. If you haven’t been to beerfests in boston, they’re the best around. Minus maybe the Great American Beerfest in Colorado, which I will make it to one of these years! They are getting married next September in Virginia, so I was happy to photograph them in Boston, where they currently live!

A lot of couples want the quintessential Boston experience (Beacon Hill, Public Garden, Esplanade), because let’s face it, none of us are actually *from* Boston proper. I’m totally cool with that because we find something different to do each time.

Boston Engagement session


Boston Engagement session


Boston Engagement session


Boston Engagement session


Boston Engagement session


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They brought a mini chalkboard to write their date on it perhaps for save the dates, so I asked them to each write their favorite thing about each other without the other looking and then show it off!
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<3 the Comm Ave. boulevard:
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Boston Engagement session


We finished up on the esplanade which was boasting an insane sunset. This shot is sooc.
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Michael & Jeffery Married at the Massachusetts Audubon Society

I don’t usually include too many scenery shots in my blog posts, mostly because I am more concerned with the people than the surroundings, but for those who know me or follow my blog, you’ll know why I included these shots in my post. TREES! This location is so gorgeous. Perfect location for a wedding, and I want everyone to see its beautifulness. The Massachusetts Audubon Society in Belmont is surrounded by old trees, viney trees, gnarled trees, needley trees..you get me?

Michael & Jeffrey are one of my favorite couples. I think I burst into tears 3 or 4 times while editing these photos. They are *so* happy with each other, and that is what you feel when you are around them. Thank you to my super duper second shooter, Forrest, for helping me out with this wedding!

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They rented a sweet ’57 Porsche for the day…
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I love Jeffery’s laugh!
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A couple details.
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You all know about the “bleeding armadillo” cake, right? 🙂
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I love the way Jeffery looks at Michael.
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Thank you two so much for having me!

xoxo

Brenda & Pete were married at Shawnee Peak Ski Lodge

I feel like my bloggings have been few and far between lately. That is because I have been insane busy and I don’t necessarily have time to blog all of my beautiful weddings. I really wanted to feature this one though, because of how rad it was. Seriously, a wedding at a ski lodge? Who knew? This is one of two ski lodge weddings I have this year and I think it is the perfect type of venue to have a wedding! 🙂

You might remember Brenda and Pete from their engagement session in Portland’s Old Port and Mackworth Island last April.

These two are just loads of fun, they even did the limbo! I told Brenda that I had never seen 100% of the guests on the dance floor the *entire* night, what was her secret? She said she saw lists of “absolutely do not play at your wedding” songs, and basically played all those, because “people from Michigan [where she’s from] love that stuff, like the chicken dance!” So there is a tip, if you think people might not dance, play all of the songs on the “do not play” list. Thank you two so much for having me!

Maine Wedding


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Erin:Elliott:Married

I just couldn’t wait to share one quickie image before I head off to a softball game with this couple. Their wedding was yesterday on Spectacle Island in Boston’s harbor. Gorgeous place for a gorgeous couple!

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend!

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Chantel & Mikey - McMenamins Grand Lodge - Portland, Oregon wedding photographer

Meet Chantel and Mikey. I had the pleasure of photographing this wedding in Oregon last month. I would love to do more weddings in Oregon *wink wink* 🙂

These two were married at McMenamins Grand lodge. McMenamins in Oregon is hard for me to explain and please forgive me if I don’t have it all correct! They are breweries, and it seems as though they all used to be something freaky before they became a McMenamins. This one in Forest Grove was an old Masonic Lodge, turned nursing home, now a brewery/resort. The one in Edgefield used to be an insane asylum, and one of them in Portland used to be an elementary school. The decor matches the building’s history, which is why I included a few shots of the decor, it was so interesting. Check out those water pipes! Anyway, onto Chantel & Mike! These two have been together for 7 years, they taught english in South Korea together for a year while exploring other parts of Asia, so they incorporated a little bit of Asian flair in their decor. They got their rings on etsy, you know how I am about trees, love these rings! (Chantel is an esty lover just like myself!) I hope you enjoy the photos!

Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding

Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding

Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding

Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding


Sidenote, Mikey is in the girl’s room on the phone calling his friend to ask him to stop by their house (an hour away in PDX) and pick up the marriage license which he forgot 🙂
Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding


The charm on Chantel’s bouquet is of her best friend Melissa and her daughter who weren’t able to make it to the wedding.
Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding

Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding

Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding

Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding

Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding

Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding

Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding

Chantel & Mike - Oregon wedding