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!