Elopement Photography Boston

Elopement Photography Boston

Presided over by City Clerk Maureen Feeney, this Boston City Hall civil ceremony was held in her office, which just about fit the group gathered.  Boston City Hall is a unique, and architecturally fascinating, place to have a civil ceremony in Boston.  After the ceremony,  the North End, Faneuil Hall, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Boston Public Garden, and Beacon Hill are all just a short walk away.  

Anniversary Post: Cambridge City Hall Wedding

Happy First Anniversary to Eric & Audrey.  We had two wonderful wedding celebrations with them in 2016.  The first was their civil wedding ceremony at Cambridge City Hall.  The second was photographed by the amazing Danielle of Salty Raven.  You can checkout the New York State wedding here

Revisiting some of my favorite moments from their first wedding last April. 

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Parenthood: Considering the Future

Parenthood: Considering the Future

Sharing a few family portraits from our first weeks together as a newly minted family.  My phone seems to be the easiest camera that I can operate while simultaneously feeding or holding baby.  And the pictures from the phone so far are pretty great.  Captured, with my DSLR,  some images but loving particularly the image below of The Engineer playing music for us in the afternoon sunshine. 

Anniversary Post: Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center Wedding Photography

As I'm on maternity leave, I'm reposting some of my favorite weddings as anniversary posts. 

I've been able to get to photograph and know this amazing family over the past several years. Turns out that we have overlapping friends and intersected lives.  I'm so glad that we found each other.  

Here's a recent portrait from a family session last fall.  Their family has grown with a new daughter and a new son.  

Last time we saw this family, their Cambridge wedding was a year away. Teachers are a special breed.  I know, I was once one of them.  They value tradition, but aren't ruled by it.  There is consistency and earnestness inherent.  Able to be serious. Ready to have fun. Both bride and groom, as well as a good amount of the wedding guests were teachers.  Just a few of the reasons I enjoyed working with M. and I at their Cambridge wedding.

From the custom converse on the groomsmen (and for the dancing bride) to the vows read from an iphone (so 2011, right?) they owned this wedding day.  Though, the couple's daughter, Frannie, nearly stole the show in her green dress and purple shoes. We made a few portraits in the courtyard at Le Meridien, then onward to the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, where the flowering trees flanked the sunset ceremony in the courtyard.  Strolling reception gave way to dancing, and toasts and cake.

Life is surprises.  M.'s vows began with an acknowledgement of that.  Life is unexpected.  Life is love.

And a special thanks to Douglas Levy for working with me on this one!

Anniversary Post: Butterfly Place Elopement

As I'm on maternity leave, I'm reposting some of my favorite weddings as anniversary posts. 

My 2010 wedding season kicked off with a gorgeous elopement at The Butterfly Place in Westford.  Congratulations, V & F!


Anniversary Post: Winter Wedding at The Ponds at Bolton Valley Vermont

As I'm on maternity leave, I'm reposting some of my favorite weddings as anniversary posts. 




This was a spectacular winter wedding at The Ponds at Bolton Valley.  Note the unified approach they have with the design - how everything perfectly suits the winter theme, and the elegant vaulted cedar ceiling inside.  The Great Room at the Ponds has this massive floor to ceiling riverstone fireplace, which had a mantle that was laid out with birch branches and white candles - setting a warm and inviting mood.  

Guests rode up in yellow school buses and were greeted by a signpost (again handmade and painted by Christa’s dad) acknowledging the distances that everyone had traveled and then with a hot chocolate bar!

Christa and Alex had hoped for a beautiful winter outdoor ceremony, and they got it.  They shoveled out a stage, where the bridal party and a few guests stood in a small circle around them.  The rest of the guests banded together on the deck, clustered under the heat lamps, enjoying the outdoor ceremony and it’s breathtaking panoramic views of the snow covered pond and mountains.  The bridesmaids kept warm with leggings, boots (hidden nicely under snow length dresses, and brilliant green cardigan and coordinating navy blue scarves and mittens.  

And then we were inside.  Mittens and cardigans and scarves discarded for hugging and dancing.  There were toasts and tears and songs. There was delicious food and wine.  And there was lots of dancing. Because when Groove Authority plays your wedding, the dancing doesn't stop.  Alex and his brother took out their guitars and played a few tunes too, to everyone's delight.

Thank you for inviting us to be a part of documenting your wedding day.  


Alex and Christa designed a beautiful winter wedding with gorgeous and thoughtful details woven throughout the day.  These were lovingly created by Christa, Alex and Christa’s dad.  Here are a few of my favorite hand made rustic winter wedding details. 

Wedding FAQ: Family Formals

Wedding FAQ: Family Formals

I admit that posing for formals are not everyone’s favorite moment of the wedding day celebrations. Bit - It is record making in a classic form and I do think it is important.  Wedding formals are the only time during the day when I tell you what to do and where to stand.  The rest of the day I‘m reacting to what’s unfolding.

I’m using the word family is a very loosely here.  I consider family to be inclusive of whoever is in your inner circle (be they biological or logical family).

I want to make this as quick and painless as possible.  I want you to spend happy times with your friends and family and with each other - not endlessly lining up for posed portraits.  In order to make that happen (quickly and painlessly) I ask that everyone who is in the pictures know before hand where and when they are to show up ready.  

How to Choose Photos for Wedding Album

How to Choose Photos for Wedding Album

I've already given the reasons why I think everyone should move past "just digital files" and opt for printing their wedding pictures and making beautiful wedding albums.  Below is my guide on how to choose photos for your wedding album.  

The amount of images you have in your wedding album corresponds to the size of your wedding and the hours of wedding day coverage. Keep in mind that the more family and guests you want to have in our album, the bigger it gets.  I suggest you begin by choosing 40 as a starting point.

Choose the images that you feel the most connection to and that showcase the moments you want to preserve and remember. There is no one-size-fits-all formula. Just like each relationship, each wedding and each marriage, each wedding album is different.

It comes down to these two things: Look for the essentials. Trust your instincts. This album will tell your story - and your story is important. 

Here are the highlights to look for when you are choosing photos for your wedding album.