Josh & Rachel’s Renaissance Boston Waterfront Wedding

Josh & Rachel’s Renaissance Boston Waterfront Wedding

I’ve spent the morning trying to figure out how to shorten Josh & Rachel’s gorgeous Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel wedding – but between their Park Street Church wedding ceremony, portraits at the Boston Public Garden and Fort Point Channel, and killer dance party reception at the always-awesome Renaissance Hotel, I’ve finally decided this. It is impossible to shorten their wedding preview any further. Impossible. So without further audieu…enjoy!

This is what it looks like to get your dream watch on your wedding day from your about-to-be-wifey. Shock and awe, people!

I love their expressions as they anticipate seeing each other for the first time as Rachel starts down the aisle at their Park Street Church wedding ceremony.

Rachel had her own Kate Middleton princess moment as she and Josh stepped out on the balcony at Park Street Chuch, overlooking Park & Tremont St, with hundreds of onlookers waiting to greet them.

Next we headed to the Boston Public Garden for portraits.

Next we headed over to Fort Point Channel for more pictures before the reception.

Best. Photobomb. Ever.

So Josh has a ton of energy, and came to their Renaissance Seaport Hotel wedding reception ready to party. Their DJ (Ron Carpendito) had their guests line the dancefloor and ready for a fast one as soon as they hit the dancefloor.

Love!

I loved most that every time a slow song came on, he knew exactly where Rachel was and found her to dance.

This was an unbelieveable wedding of an incredibly kind and fun couple that required a ton of pictures to do the preview justice. Congratulations to Josh & Rachel!

Wedding CeremonyPark Street Church

Makeup ArtistScotti Varden

GownAllure
Anna & Andy’s Labelle Winery Wedding

Anna & Andy’s Labelle Winery Wedding

We recently got to enjoy Anna & Andy’s Best Day Ever – their wedding reception was held at the beautiful Labelle Winery in Amherst NH, a venue we were happy to return to for its elegance with just a touch of rustic undertones. I met Anna at her parents home, and she got ready in the room she grew up in. Anna is a dancer, and she wore her beloved ballet flats from her high school dance company on her wedding day.

And while I was with the girls, Ben was hanging with Andy and the guys…

Anna has Type 1 Diabetes (you can read more about her journey at myglu.org), something I can relate to as my dad has it. She takes incredible care of herself, but its something extra she had to make special effort to think about on her wedding day, something most brides don’t need to worry about. So she drank her orange juice while putting on her gown, to make sure her sugar stayed at the right level. Meanwhile, Dad cleaned up his mustang to drive his girl to her wedding ceremony.

We were very limited to where we chould shoot at the church…which was a blessing in disguise. Ben was restricted to the balcony and captured so many incredible shots like the one below that we actually followed this same “plan” by choice for this past weekend’s wedding!

We photographed a wedding shortly after Labelle Winery first opened last year, and it was great to be back and see the vines flourishing!

A&A invited their wedding party and parents to join them for a dance, followed by fantastic speeches…

As a surprise to her dad, Anna’s Aunt Kim played an acoustic guitar song for their father/daughter dance.

Even though their weddings are a long looooong way off, I love that I can see a wedding day through the eyes of a bride (married 7 years ago myself) and a parent, and for this reason I love capturing the expressions of parents throughout the day, like this one of Anna’s mom watching her husband and daughter during their dance.

In general, I don’t love seeing phones out at weddings. But this was one of those special cases, where Anna was able to facetime with her cousin who wasn’t able to make the wedding. Love that!

Labelle was gracious enough to let us sneak down to the cellar for a private dance and some pictures…congratulations to Anna & Andy. Best. Day. Ever!

Wedding CeremonySouth Church Andover

Reception VenueLabelle Winery

Chad & Jessica’s Red Barn Wedding – Amherst MA

Chad & Jessica’s Red Barn Wedding – Amherst MA

Red Barn at Hampshire College is now officially one of my favorite wedding venues in Massachusetts – it has all of my favorite wedding day photography loves including the red barn, rolling fields, amazing food and a phenomenal staff. Oh and its in Amherst, home of my alma mater. Major bonus points. More on The Red Barn soon, but wait until you see Chad & Jessica’s beautiful wedding. This day was so much fun to be a part of – these two are incredibly kind and fun, as are their friends & family. Ben and I were welcomed in at Jessica’s parents’ house in Holyoke, and the day started off right. The church in Holyoke they were married in was huge and gorgeous.

The agenda for pictures? First stop at Nick’s Nest, a top-notch hot dog stand. There were two prestine hot rods, and the owners felt inspired to offer a duel to the couple – who’s car did they like the best and want pictures with? That’s a duel I’m happy to be a part of any day! So they tried them both out, as well as a hot dog, before we headed to the base of Mt Tom for a few pictures, the spot of their first date.  Then on to The Red Barn at Hampshire College. This was our first time here. I was looking forward to this one, and they exceeded our high expectations. The grounds and barn are gorgeous. The food and beer spread they had was impressive. I loved Jessica & Chad’s flowers, complete with J&C tags, a surprise from their florist!

Lawn games outside, dinner and dancing inside. We even snuck out for a few perfectly-timed sparkler & sunset shots. The most perfect day, congratulations Jessica & Chad. These pictures are only the tip of the iceberg of what we have to share with you!

Wedding Picture Pit-StopNick’s Nest

Makeup & Hair StylistsOchoa Salon

InvitationsMinted.com
Dave & Janessa’s Boston College Club Wedding Photographers

Dave & Janessa’s Boston College Club Wedding Photographers

Ben & I had the privilege of photographing Dave & Janessa’s beautiful BC Club wedding in downtown Boston. This was Ben’s first wedding of 2013, now that our baby boy Cooper is 5 months old…so many of the beautiful shots below are his – I’m still in awe of his talent. Makes me love him that much more.

But back to Dave & Janessa – the day started dark and stormy. But after 10 minutes of rain, the sun came out just in time for their wedding ceremony at St Charles Borromeo Church in Woburn MA. And Janessa was glowing just the same in her beautiful beaded gown & Jimmy Choo‘s. After their ceremony we headed to Fan Pier for family & wedding party pictures. (J&D entrusted me with selecting their portrait locations, I love when clients ask me to do this for them!) I have to say, this group was so much fun to photograph. We had some great shots planned, and lots more popped up (pun intended, see below) during the session. Love shots in the street but Janessa – the yellow ones don’t stop! :-)

A few quick pictures at Post Office Square and then up to the BC Club. Its not often a couple has their wedding on the 36th floor overlooking all of Boston and beyond. So of course we first captured the sunset with some beautiful silhouette shots before J&D headed to cocktail hour. The rest of the night was magic, thanks to the sounds of Brick Park Entertainment. If you’re looking for a band, check them out. They’re amazing…