There is something so sweet about this Engagement Session, isn't there? It's quiet and calm yet full of the type of love that exists from two people who made for one another. We met up with Josie and Josh at the Arnold Arboretum on a stormy summer evening and photographed the two of them in their element. These photos go to show that you don't need some sort of elaborate styled photoshoot to have some great images of your love and you together. Sometimes all you need is a quiet park on the brink of a summer storm as the two of you dodge raindrops together. Life is most beautiful during the in-between moments, isn't it?
Neelum and Brian were married on a beautiful December day. The clouds built with moisture all day and just a few minutes before we stepped inside the downtown Boston Sheraton Hotel, giant snowflakes began to fall from the sky. There are occasions where we don't get to meet the bride and groom until the wedding day, and since Neelum and Brian were planning their wedding from a distance this was one of those times, but meeting Neelum and Brian for the first time on their wedding day was like meeting a long-standing pen pal. We'd been talking throughout their engagement so once we actually got to meet them it was totally comfortable and easy. I started with Neelum as she got ready for the ceremony in a room that had a stunning view of Boston. She was calm and excited as she dressed in her beautiful red gown and glittering jewels. Doesn't she look gorgous in her bridal portraits? Simultaneously, Matt was grabbing some photos of Brian and his guys. I love the outdoor snow series. Next we geared up for their ceremony where their family and friends greeted them with sweet smiles and lots of laughter. By the time the ceremony was over, the sun had set (thank you, December) but we still managed to capture Neelum and Brian's newlywed glow with the help of the holiday twinkle lights and some off camera lighting rigs. Neelum and Brian are troopers for heading outside in freezing temps and heavy wet snow for us to get photos of them. The evening concluded with a cozy dinner in the chandelier-draped ballroom followed by toasts and dancing. Neelum and Brian, we are honored to get to tell your story, and wish you nothing but the best. Congratulations!
We have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of getting to know Lauren and Jay. They are the type of people that everyone wants to have as friends. Fun, outgoing, relaxed and easy to talk with. They also have a mutual love of music, which we got to see in action since Jay brought along his guitar to their session and Lauren sang with him (insert collective 'awww'). Early in their relationship, they would bring along musical rhythm shakers (or 'eggs') and take photos of themselves with their shaker in place of the others absence, so it was only natural that they bring along their shakers to our shoot. (We're hoping they incorporate them into their wedding somehow too....cake topper anyone?). We had a lovely time capturing them in historic downtown Concord and the Old North Bridge. The sun was at its best, and clearly, Lauren and Jay are naturals in front of the camera. We can't wait until their December wedding at the Barn at Gibbet Hill - it's going to be gorgeous!
Lora and Will are champs. When we met them at the beginning of their engagement session, it was raining. No wait, it was POURING. We told them that we could wait a few minutes to see if it might clear up and if it didn't we could always reschedule the shoot, so we waited. When it was showing no signs of letting up, we thought we may as well have a little fun and do some shooting in the rain, in addition to the shoot we'd reschedule. Fearlessly they agreed, and we started shooting photos in the rain. Will rolled up his pants and Lora embraced the 'wet hair look' and they danced in the rain. Literally. And wouldn't you know, that all of the sudden the rain started to lift and the most beautiful sunshine came out behind the clouds. Since they remained looking marvelous even after getting drenched, we embraced the opportunity to continue shooting in the sunshine. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these two, and wish them nothing but the best as they prepare for their wedding this fall out west!
The moment we met Kristin and Brian, we could tell they were absolutely perfect for one another. They are both outgoing and collected....giggly yet grounded...and head over heels in love with each other. As they prepare for their wedding next June at the Turner Hill Estate we thought it would be fun to capture their engagement in Kennebunk, Maine, where Kristin's family has been spending summers for years. With Maine being one of our most favorite places in the world, we were all about photographing these two on the rocky shoreline, the cool mist of the beach and of course the signature New England Dunes. When we casually suggested bringing along some Scrabble Letters to spell 'LOVE' to incorporate into their session...they were all in, since it was one of their favorite games to play. After the session we took up the best Maine has to offer by devouring some lobster rolls (one of our favorite hobbies) and enjoying spending time together.
If we gave out client superlatives (you know....best dressed....most likely to succeed...) Sara and Andrew would win the biggest heart award. These two. I tell you. I have never meet two people with such love radiating around them. In fact, I think when we first met, we gave them hugs - not handshakes - to introduce ourselves. They are getting married in a few short weeks so in preparation for their wedding we made sure to schedule an engagement session on an overcast July day in Nantasket Beach. It sprinkled throughout the entire session, and although they had their hearts set on a sun shiny engagement session, we got so much more. Their cheerful demeanor brushed right through the clouds and it's pretty clear that they were the ones who shone brightly during the session. We even ended our time together by getting slushies together, which of course we had to document as well.