‘Tis the season of engagement sessions! The light is amazing, the color is striking, and the air has a crispness like no other season. But as fall turns into winter, this time of year, there is a uniqueness sometimes disregarded for engagement sessions. I think however the sparseness can be even more interesting, and allows for great openings to shoot through!
Whenever I meet a couple my first question is always, how did you meet? And typically the response is one of three or four things. So when Ann said, we have the best story, I thought she was being sarcastic. As it turned out though, they really did have a fun story. Ann and Peter met on a plane! Love that. Although they never exchanged information, so they individually scoured the internet looking for clues upon returning home, and eventually found each other again. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and we included some of these first pieces of their relationship in the engagement session/save the date invitations. The book Ann was reading, the laptop Peter had with him, etc. As well as the neighborhood they now share together.
Hillary and Benny are a perfect example of a 21st century romance. They met online, and fell in love over Skype, all before having the chance to meet in person, now that’s a smart use of technology! Fast forward a few years, and I also fell in love with Hillary via Skype (as New Yorkers we weren’t able to meet in person prior to their wedding.) And I couldn’t have had more fun documenting their day atop the city.
Getting Ready: The Langham Boston
Ceremony + Reception: Harvard Club of Boston Downtown
Coordination: LoLo Event Design
Catering: Catering By Andrew
Rentals: Peterson Party Center
Florals: Poppy Floral
Band: Soul of Boston
Every session I shoot has a story, Jackie and Bert’s engagement session story came with a visit from AAA. Bitty, the adorable little dog you see chillin’ behind the steering wheel, managed to lock herself in the car mid-session, so we took a short recess, swapped outfits, and waited for the tow truck to arrive. Luckily we had help from Jackie’s sister so we could jump back into the session. Never a dull job!
So sometimes the government shuts down and you have to select a backup location for your wedding ceremony the next day. This little hiccup didn’t phase Jamie or Ben though. Earlier this month they married at deCordova Sculpture Park, despite congress, in a semi-private ceremony. Then a few days later they threw a fabulously fun dance/beer pong playing (this is how they met!) shindig at The Artists for Humanity EpiCenter.
As a lover of color (and a good dance party) I couldn’t have had more fun working with these two!