Sometimes your best friend and her husband buy a house and you bribe them with chips to let you take photos of them in it.
John and Victoria came to Boston for the week. John wanted to show her all the most picturesque parts of the city and had me waiting at Acorn St. Rain and thunder had been predicted, but the skies remained clear for him to pop her the question. As stopped her to tell her that he loved her, a small crowd noticed that I was taking their picture and stopped to watch. He got down on one knee and got an emotional and beautiful yes!
I met up with Kate and Thomas and their puggle Maeby at the Museum of Fine Art and headed over to The Fens for an evening of gorgeous light and a rose garden that would make the Queen of Hearts jealous. I had no idea this amazing garden existed and stumbled upon it one day while lost, looking for a kickball game. Kate had contacted me about an e-session and we were still trying to figure out location. As soon as I saw this hidden gem, I emailed her immediately and we set a time to meet up and shoot and I'm so happy we did!
Kate and Thomas are a super interesting couple, with such a sweet dog! Maeby knows all kinds of tricks and was such a good boy for this shoot. Thomas is a doctor and Kate is about to leave her days of coaching water polo to dive into med school herself! I had such a great time shooting with them and I may have to only shoot in this dreeeamy rose garden from now on! That's it! Rose garden or bust!
When Candace and Elliot contacted me about shooting their wedding in Arkansas, my first thought was "Whoa, I forgot Arkansas existed". As it turns out, Arkansas is totally a hidden gem and is so gorgeous. Bentonville is home to the first Wal-Mart and straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to visit, not to mention be able to be a part of Candace and Elliot's big day (and weekend).
Candace and Elliot were a complete joy to be around. While the weekend was filled with loud and hilarious stories of Elliot, dubbed by all he loves as "The Mouth of the South", the quiet way he looks at Candace, in total awe, was beautiful to watch. Candace is totally gorgeous inside and out. Her kind heart immediately shines through and she is clearly adored by everyone who meets her. These two are total firecrackers and a constant bundle of laughs. The joy they bring to each other and everyone around them is infectious and I am excited to see where life takes them.
Thank you so much, Candace and Elliot. You two are a total joy and I feel blessed to have been a part of your union!
Also, I think I may just require all the future weddings I shoot to be bow-tie only and have a set of fake mustaches handy.
Katherine and Nic met at a community clean up. She was trying to help out Mother Earth and he really just needed to fulfill some credits for school. He certainly got more than he signed up for when he caught Katherine's eye. Unable to resist the pull of an eco-friendly guy, she asked him for help with something and the rest is adorable history.
These two recently moved to Boston from Utah and I'm so glad they contacted me to take their engagement photos. They are both super smart and incredibly nice and were such an easy couple to work with. We hung out around Beacon Hill and then wandered over to the Esplanade. Katherine's shoes ended up swimming around in the Charles, but neither of them were the least bit phased and we rewarded with a totally gorgeous sunset.
Flavia and Ben met via OKCupid, and really make me believe in whatever algorithms those companies must be using. I knew I liked Flavia and Ben immediately when we first met. They are both really laid back and a lot of fun and seem to genuinely have a great time with each other. They were so easy to be around and a ton of fun to shoot with. Flavia was interested in shooting in the Fort Point area and showed me some really awesome spots. I have never really explored this part of the city much and I'm grateful to Flavia and Ben for showing me around! We ended in the Seaport and were able to catch some awesome, golden hour light at the end of the day.
I had the honor of second shooting for Allison Gouldsbury in Rhode Island a few weeks ago. Katie and Brian got married in Narragansett, in a gorgeous little park over looking a perfect day at Narragansett Beach. There was a perfect breeze to add just a little bit of dramatic flair to their intimate ceremony for family and friends. After the ceremony, the rest of the guests met up with the newly weds at the Towers at Narragansett for a fun, relaxed and love filled reception. I am so lucky and grateful to Katie and Brian for letting me be a part of their day, as well as Allison for having me as her sidekick. Katie and Brian are expecting a little girl and that little girl is so lucky to be joining a family so filled with love.