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Indoor Engagement Photos Boston

Boston Indoor Engagement Session

New England winter.  Outdoor shoots. Yikes.  While you could throw caution to the wind and shoot outdoor, there are many months that you, and I, would rather cozy up inside.   A and N wanted to do an indoor engagement shoot in Boston even before we knew it would be a chilly Sunday afternoon.  After scouting out a few places, I fell in love with the light and atmosphere at Fort Point's Oak + Rowan.  We once lived across the street from this space when it was Twelve Chairs.  Now a brick and beam lofty industrial space that makes the most of its window light - the space is both comfortable and modern. (and the dessert menu . . . . trust me.)

If you want to rock your Boston engagement portraits like these two without fretting about plan B for weather,  start thinking about doing portraits in beautiful spaces like this!

Of course, you don't have to go to a bar or restaurant.  Other Indoor Locations in Boston to Shoot Your Engagement Photos - your place, one of the many universities we have in Boston or across the river (perhaps you once attended one of them), the Butterfly Place is one of my favorites!


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Loved this session!  These love birds were amazing.  A late afternoon.  A Rent-the-Runway dress. A welcoming staff at Oak + Rowan.  Perfection.

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Family Photography Boston | Witness to Family Building

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As winter creeps in, outdoor portrait sessions become more and more unviable.  I've been rediscovering how much fun it is to document the life of a family, and make family portraits inside a home.  A portrait is composed of many things: the faces (usually), the place (the environment in which we take he pictures), the pose (our body language and our gestures of love) and the clothes(what we choose to adorn ourselves with.) All of those things come together to tell a story.  When approaching family portraits this way - they really do become a time capsule of who we were at this moment in our lives.  

And who we are changes.  Today I am sharing a few images from a beautiful family portrait session in their home, on the occasion of their daughter's first birthday.  I came over before the gusts arrived to document their morning.  We played in J's room, we read some books, we explored the stairs with our curious little legs, we had a snack and inadvertently fed the dog.  We tried on a birthday hat. We decided we didn't like it. At all. 

The story doesn't begin here, of course.  Back in 2011, I first met C and C at their Sheepfold engagement session in Easton.  They brought their adorable puppy with them.  The next year I photographed their gorgeous winter wedding at Willowdale Estate.  Years, and many moves later, C is finished with her PhD and they've returned to be near family in Boston.  Delighted to be continuing to document their family's growth.  

Aside from the image above, I invite you to scroll through these images in chronological order. 



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boston family photography one year old

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Boston Engagement Photography .:. Downtown

Blisswork, revisited. A few belated, and beautiful, images from a Boston engagement session last fall.  On the eve of  moving from North End to Chinatown, we thought it would be fun to start in their old neighborhood and wander through the city, stopping at City Hall on our way to the Charles River.  These lovebirds have a regular running path through the city, and we hit some of their spots in the Public Garden and along the Esplanade.
We had a great time together. They have a great time together.  As you can see.   They are getting married in Aruba next year. Perhaps I will get to tag along.

Boston Engagement Portraits .:. Waterfront, North End

I love photographing engagement sessions, especially in Boston.  Boston is, as we well know, a small-ish city, but it's packed with wonderful and historic places to shoot.  When I first spoke with K., she mentioned that she and A. were avid Bruins fans, and that they were interested in taking some images by the waterfront.  We planned on a few locations within walking distance, to get a varied look  (from historic, to sporting, to urban) and feel to the images. It was a windy Sunday afternoon when we met in Charlestown.  We started at the rooftop of Pier 6, warmed up a little and ventured forth.  As dedicated Bruins fans, we had to stop by the Garden and I used the shapes of the sign letters in their images. From there we found our way to Copps Hill Terrace.

Here they are, very much in love with each other, and the best of friends.  We had a great time, and the wind totally cooperated with us.

Boston Boudoir Intimate Portraits .:. Accessorize!

Check out another collection of Boston boudoir intimate portraits from a day at the Revere Hotel.
While I firmly believe that the best accessory you can own is confidence - a killer necklace, giant flowers or glamorous hat can also be fun to wear and visually arresting. M. rocked out this boudoir shoot from our start in her curve-hugging cocktail dress on the hotel room balcony to her bare-it-all behind the curtains.

She was fearless and we had a great time.

I received this from her after the shoot:

Omg! These are beautiful! I love the contrast between the pictures. The one from the patio is stunning. I sent it to my boyfriend the other day to show him and I caught him with it as his backround on his phone. :) Thank you so much! They have exceeded my expectations! I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful experience of working with you for the boudoir shoot. I look at those pictures in disbelief of how beautiful they are.

Lingerie isn't the only thing to wear during an intimate portrait session. Before a shoot, I send clients a suggested list of things to bring to the shoot: a robe to wear while getting ready and between looks; a dress in case you want to have some more modest options; some statement jewelry like cocktail rings, giant necklaces or glimmering earrings; fun hats; silky scarves. There is a lot you can bring in addition to lingerie.  My growing Operation Lingerie board is on pinterest, which clients can check out for inspirations while getting ready for the shoot.

It's fun to have multiple options for the boudoir shoot, and I think it is important to have clients decide on the day of. You never know just what looks you will feel ready to rock.

Cambridge Engagement Portraits .:. Harvard Square, the start of it all

This couple braved what was quite a bitter, if lovely, afternoon at Harvard's campus to secure a set of beautiful Cambridge engagement portraits for their Save The Date cards and wedding website. I adore shooting around the campus - there are so many beautiful doorways and spaces to explore.  We began at Mt. Auburn Street and meandered down to the footbridge by the river, feeling the cold wind coming across the ice.
It seems that many relationships begin in college.

The good ones last.  This couple met their freshman year. Eight years,  five cities, and two countries and several post graduate degrees later they are still going strong.

The wedding itself will be later this year in Istanbul, see pic from the Grafton Street below. (My martini not pictured.)