“The glance she gave me as everyone walking by watched, I knew right then this was the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with and make my wife…”
Aubrey and Corey are one of those couples who appear easy going, but have this infinite range of electric personality. It was so much fun to walk around Boston with them through Faneuil Hall, the Boston Common, and eventually over to the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. It was a blast to spend the afternoon wandering around their favorite spots and chatting about everything from wedding details to rock bands. I love that Corey is a 80′s hair band fan…
and because he loves Aubrey so much, he even listens to country music now.
We started our day at the Boston Common and I have to say these two rocked. They are naturals in front of the camera and who am I kidding?
We just played all day, you can completely see how in love these two are even in the freezing cold.
I invited along my amazingly talented and good friend Jeff Newcum for the shoot and it is so much fun when we work together! Take special note of his wicked awesome wide angle shots throughout this post like the one below through the trees, I love it! Thank you Jeff.
Ok. These two are hysterical and I love the way Aubrey laughs. (You want us to do what in the puddle???)
So, I had to include these two outtakes I shot, while Jeff was getting the awesome wide shot below.
Of course we’ll do a bridge shot. Maybe a few
As it got extremely cold and really windy, we decided it was definitely time for a glass of wine, but first as the sun was going down we had to get a few shots on the way. I can’t decide which image I like better of the two on the top. The fun one below with Corey’s funny expression, or him whisking her around dancing with her in the street.
So who knew that Corey is a guitar player, how fitting we headed next to the Hard Rock…
So after we got the shots above, the rockin manager let us into the back room that was completely empty while they were setting up for a special event. So even though we only got to play for a few minutes it was completely worth it.
I’m loving the pool table images. Their expressions are fantastic!
I get the feeling that this couple likes to dance! Aubrey and Corey I am so happy for the both of you and can not wait to see you put your dancing shoes on again and celebrate your wedding this September! It is going to be outstanding!
Today we’re kicking it up a notch, or a few!
Matt and Janine contacted me awhile back and as we chat over a plummy bottle of Malbec, I knew instantly how much fun they were going to be!
Matt and Janine may be polar opposites on many levels, but Oh Wow! When the two of them are together sparks fly!
We started out their engagement shoot in a small park in Boston under the Zakim Bridge. There were two spots where the light was all warm and buttery and
I couldn’t resist all that yummy light streaming right across the two.
So we grabbed our tickets and ventured in! 1st Stop the Butterfly Garden!
Matt is fantastic with all the puzzles all over the wall, he kept hopping anxiously from one to the next – it was difficult to keep up with him until I suggested they have a seat!
Then we came around the corner and the Exhibit was all about LIGHT!!!
Did I just die and go to heaven? My inner geek squealed and it was time to play! Yes, they were just as excited as I was! Wicked Awesome, and it just got even better!
I can’t really tell who had more fun with this shoot. It might be a toss up, but I certainly loved it! We have lights, reflections, mirrors, shiny things, and a gorgeous couple.
They even indulged me and let me play for a few minutes in the Photography Exhibit!
Fun. Fun. Fun!
I love this sequence. I saw the red lights below and I could see it happening before me so I just stood back and let them do their own thing.
And then something Magical happened…
Matt and Janine, Congratulations!
The two of you are so incredibly much fun and complimentary to each other in every way!
I seriously can not wait until your wedding next month!
There are so many firsts in life. The first time you take a step. Your first best friend. Your first boyfriend or girlfriend.
The first time you flew in an airplane and your very first place.
Then there are the epic firsts. The first time you fall in love. The first time you look into the eyes of your newborn.
The first time you step inside the walls of a Sephora retail store…
Okay. Maybe not epic but, Ladies, I know you know what I’m talking about!
It was about a year ago, at the urging of friend and fellow obsessive, that I even ventured into the store. I stood there one foot in the Sephora at the Natick Collection in pure amazement! I could barely move and within seconds I began to hit it off with an amazing make-up artist, Gina. We talked make-up and skincare, color, photography & weddings. She inspired and taught me the magical wonders of the “smoky eye”. She is quite the amazing artist. For me, it was a revelation!
My eyes were opened to a whole new world!
Everyday I’m thankful I followed my friend’s recommendation, for without that trip I never would have made that connection with Gina.
And without that connection, I may never had the pleasure of meeting Jessica and John, a truly beautiful couple!
The first time I met Jessica & John was at a restuarant in the Worcester area. The atmosphere was funky, the wine was great and the apps were tasty! Almost immediately I sensed something different about this couple. There is a life and richness to their love. You can see it in the way their eyes meet and the way their faces light up when they tell a story, especially their story.
For their engagment session, Jessica & John chose to spend the day meandering about Boston’s Back Bay. We made full use of the gorgeous Summer afternoon, beautiful landscapes and architecture, as well as all the spontaneous opportunities the city never fails to provide. Not forgetting to mention, of course, the more subtle locations that gave us the opportunity to linger slightly longer than usual. It’s in those lingering moments where the magic happens! Magic like in what happens when you recreate one of their firsts…
A ride on an escalator and their first kiss!
No excursion in Boston would be complete without a visit to the Public Gardens…
and then strolling down back bay it was hard not to dip our feet in…
Then we continued our stroll down Newbury Street, complete with sidewalk performances and dancing!
As self-proclaimed Foodies, this couple loves a great meal.
What better way to cool off from the Summer heat than with a glass of Sangria at the fabulous Tapeo, one of their favorite spots.
While the idea was to take a quick break and cool off, things just kept heating up!
Jessica & John -
Congratulations on your Engagment! I cannot wait for the Big Day!
A wedding was on the horizon. The Bride & Groom had decided, after many failed attempts, that the only way to introduce their friends would be to bring them together as part of their bridal party. And so Angela, a bridesmaid, was paired with Robbie, a groomsman. Thus begins their story…
It was at a pre-wedding party where Angela & Robbie first met. Robbie made a tray of Homemade Pumpkin Whoopee Pies (um, yum!) to bring to the festivities. Angela saw this the perfect opportunity to make her interest known. Like any Whoopee Pie loving person (and who isn’t!), she took one for the team and consumed not one, or two, but THREE pies! Thankfully, Robbie got the hint and quickly became her friend.
A few weeks later, Robbie asked Angela to join him for dinner at an Italian restaurant in Boston. Their connection was instantaneous. Time flew as they chatted the night away. Before either was aware, they had closed down the restaurant! Soon after they had their second date, followed by their first kiss. The rest? Well, the rest has all led up to this moment where Angela & Robbie now stand, ready to walk down the aisle, just as their friends were when they first met.
Robbie proposed to Angela last winter so it was only fitting that it the Boston area would get hit with a snowstorm the day of their engagement shoot!
This first image is one of my absolute favorites! So beautiful! So perfectly Romantic!
The only thing predictable about early Spring in New England is how UNPREDICTABLE the weather can be! In the case of Angela & Robbie’s engagement shoot, Mother Nature did not disappoint!
On the day of their originally scheduled shoot, She (Mother Nature, that is) hit us with a snow and rainstorm that not only provided us with the beautiful images above but also caused us to end the shoot early and schedule a follow-up session.
A session that fell on a day with warmer temperatures, no snow, plenty of sunshine and, yes, a moderate amount of wind!
The contrast is remarkable, yet gorgeous!
I couldn’t get enough of this gorgeous location! No wonder it’s a favorite spot for these two!
This little Pier was so much fun! We might have stayed a little longer if the wind didn’t practically blow us off!
What New England shoot isn’t complete without a view of the Boston Skyline! I’m in love with these silhouettes!
As we ended the shoot, we ventured back to Angela and Robbie gorgeous seaside neighborhood! The day would have been incomplete without a family photo.
Say hello to Gia!
Clearly this little angel is Angela and Robbie’s pride and joy! Isn’t she lovely?!?!
Angela & Robbie -
You are a true joy to be around! Thank you for the honor of being a witness to your love, friendship and the start of a wonderful life together!
Congratulations to you both!
A few months ago I was on the phone with one of my oldest friends, chatting about ordinary things when he casually made mention of his upcoming wedding!!
THIS FALL!! I was shocked!!
Milton, a friend of over 15 years, was engaged! AND I had yet to meet his bride-to-be!
So he filled me in on all the details. I called in the old crew and, a few weeks later,
Milton and Erin flew in from Philly! We met over drinks and, within an hour, it felt like I had known Erin for years.
What a cool chic!
Sweet! Smart! Sassy! Beautiful!
These two seemed predestined to be together! Don’t you agree?!?!
Serious. Sweet. Sultry. Steamy!!! I love it!
It was such an honor to have had the chance to capture a glimpse of the emotion you two lovebirds exude. I can not wait for the wedding! I’m even more excited that I will get the opportunity to be a guest! That’s right! I get to sit back, raise a glass and toast to you both, while my awesome photographer friend, Paul Streeter of Dan Doke’s Park Street Studio, rocks out some stunning images of your day!
Milton, you are a blessed and lucky man! And, Erin, welcome to the crew! Congratulations! xoxox