I had the opportunity to photograph two wedding receptions at the Harvard Art Museum in 2018; first up, Lana and Caleb’s shindig from September. They were married at the MIT Chapel (the first ceremony I’ve photographed at MIT, in the 12 years I’ve been a wedding photographer in New England), where Caleb completed his studies, and continues to work as the Director of the Open Agriculture (OpenAg) Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. His work on the future of food is fascinating, and I highly recommend watching his TED talk. Lana’s work is equally compelling–as an accomplished writer of fiction (check out her website HERE), she just published her second book in a “duology about freedom, beauty, sacrifice, and the infinite power of love,” as stated on her website. On a personal note, she’s also a master of rallying when necessarily, as she powered through their wedding day with bronchitis.

Calderwood Courtyard, within the Harvard Art Museum, provides both grandeur and intimacy for a wedding, which I was pleasantly surprised by. The three-story atrium feels quite cozy after sunset, uplit with warm lighting. MIT Chapel wedding ceremony Portraits of a Bride and Groom at MIT Refelction of MIT Wedding reception in Calderwood Courtyard Wedding day portrait at the Harvard Art Museum Portrait of a Bride and Groom in a Harvard Art Museum gallery Wedding day portrait at the Harvard Art Museum Degas at the Harvard Art Museum Wedding cocktail hour at the Harvard Art Museum Bride and Groom's first dance in Calderwood Courtyard Calderwood Courtyard wedding reception