Christina & Wil left their home in Boston for a very colorful winter engagement session at Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA! What do you do when the garden gives you lemons? Pop champagne!
Stephanie & Ivin love a few things: each other, a good bottle of champagne, skiing, traveling (especially to Chicago, or anywhere warm), cheering on their Boston sports teams, ramen date nights, and above all, their adorable Boxer pup, Django.
Ivin popped the question this October, so the two celebrated their recent engagement winter in true New England style: at the adorable Greenwood Tree Farm in Billerica. They went home with a perfect tree to decorate, AND hot cider & doughnuts.
CONGRATS Steph & Ivin on this amazing chapter!!!
Kelsey & Jeff: best friends, travel buddies, and parents of a fluffy little Portuguese Water Dog named Goose. On a beautiful April day, Kelsey & Jeff visited Castle Hill at Crane Estate, a historic 165 acre property overlooking the ocean and surrounding marshes and rivers of Ipswich. The Great House, a 59-room Stuart-style mansion built in 1928, is furnished with period antiques. The property also boasts Italian gardens and a roaring lawn - which is where Jeffrey got down on one knee and popped the question!
They're planning a destination wedding in the stunning vineyards of Sonoma, California, so it was only fitting that they celebrate their engagement and commemorate their New England life together with a visit to this sentimental spot!
Boston is a very sentimental place… especially for Kate & Emmanuel. This is where their life, their home, and their love story lies.
I had the honor of photographing Kate and E for their first anniversary - lucky in love, married goofballs who jive to classical music (how they met in college - flute and clarinet players!), E’s homemade margaritas, and late night trips to Target.
They hit all their favorite places - Beacon Hill (where they love taking walks) and the Esplanade (where they picnic and listen to live music). Show these cuties some love!
There's nothing lovelier than spending springtime in Boston with the one you love.
Cassandra & Chris: lovers of hiking, kayaking, and planting their garden together - with their beloved pup, of course! Chris lived in Boston for years before moving to New York with Cassandra, so they decided to road trip back to the city for their urban engagement shoot at the Boston Public Garden!
They practiced their first dance (and learned they may need a little MORE practice), popped a bottle of champagne (even though they love peach-flavored booze better) and smelled the spring blooms before the rain came.
They’re tying the knot in the Berkshires this summer - can’t wait to get the party started!
If Haleigh & Adam had to pick a favorite place, they would both say Aruba (and probably at the same time). The white sand beaches, the romance, the crystal blue ocean - it's their favorite thing to do, followed closely, of course, by going out to breakfast together. On Haleigh & Adam’s 8 year anniversary, he surprised her with rose petals, eggs benedict (her favorite), and a diamond ring.
Rewind almost a decade ago to high school, where they started dating as freshmen. As most high school relationships and 16 year olds go, though, they went their separate ways. It wasn’t until college that they reconnected, and have been inseparable ever since. Fate? 100%. Since then, they’re adopted an ADORABLE boxer named Bennett and are planning a laid back, oceanside wedding at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester next year.
"From the start I just knew I found the home for my heart"
From high school sweethearts at Westford Academy to college graduates from Endicott, Chelsey & Matt have grown to love each other more and more each day over the years. Best friends, lovers, partners in crime. Chelsey shared her favorite memory with Matt, the story of his proposal:
"I walked up winding stairs to our room after an incredible day at the inn we were visiting in Vermont and there was a card on the door. The card was full of loving thoughts and inside was the sticky note I wrote him 5 years ago with a bag of goldfish asking him to senior prom: “Of all the fish in the sea will you go to prom with me? Check yes / no"
Underneath this old note, that I was so shocked that he even saved, he had written, “Out of all the fish in the sea will you be my wife and marry me?" I opened the door and there he was on one knee with that amazing smile."
They're traveling to paradise for an intimate wedding in Key West in 2018 - what a perfect way to kick off their life together!
From the moment they met, Kelly & Jonathan knew there was something extra special about each other. These lovers of Italian food, cuddles, and the great outdoors took a trip to New York City in October, where Jon completely surprised Kelly by proposing in Central Park!
"It's something I replay in my mind almost every night before I go to sleep" says Kelly.
They're getting married next fall outside of Boston, and decided to bundle up in the most fashionable winter attire and adventure around the Boston Public Garden! You would never know, but it was a cool 29 degrees that day with a breeze - but these two rocked their session!
Aditya flew all the way from Chicago to Boston to see his beautiful bride-to-be Megha for their utterly Boston engagement shoot! The pair loves Beacon Hill, so they woke up early on a grey Saturday to bring some sunshine into the city! They're tying the knot in India this month - congrats to the happy couple!
Kelly & Joey: bubbly, believers in magic, and head over heels in love. They met on Nantucket through friends, started dating, bought an old house to completely remodel, and are even proud puppy parents! They're ready to party at their wedding next fall, and I'm so exited to be joining them! They certainly made some fall magic out in the countryside on their engagement shoot <3
Matt & Melissa - where do I begin? From their engagement shoot complete with an ice cream run, lunches to plan the wedding, a bridal shower in the rain, a surprise video filming, and finally their wedding, these two have become such amazing friends of mine. They recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary, and their adorable pup Hunter joined them for an autumn shoot!
Vanessa & Jeremy's love story began at a place we all love so dearly: the internet. These two wrote messages to each other, and went out on a (successful) date to a bar in the city. A month later, Jeremy took off work to help Vanessa move - and she knew he was a keeper. Despite a bed bug infestation and a crazy roommate situation, Vanessa & Jeremy finally moved into their own place together a year later, with the best kind of roommate - their new cat named Penny! Jeremy asked Vanessa on a walk through Central Park where he tried nervously to choose the perfect spot to propose.
V & J love bubble tea, laughing at ridiculous reality shows, sipping red wine, cooking together, trying new foods (although Ethiopian and Indian are their go-to's) and of course, Penny the cat. They live in New York City, and are excited to tie the knot in Boston next year, so when I found out I was heading down to the city for a week, it was fate to photograph them in the very place they got engaged. Adorable and sweet doesn't begin to describe these two - I am so excited for their big day! <3
When you think of your favorite high school sweethearts, you immediately have to think of Alexsis & Keith. As Alexsis explained, “We officially met in English class senior year. We went to prom together and then went to separate colleges that fall. Two months into school Keith called me via Skype to tell me that he loved me and wanted to be together. We have never looked back since.”
Keith popped the question at a winery in Ontario, and they have been celebrating every day.
Watching their older siblings get married has them so excited for their own wedding at Crane Estate. Alexsis & Keith knew that they might not have enough time to make it down to Crane Beach (especially in heels and tuxedos), so they opted to have their engagement session at sunrise on the beach instead. Add in some mimosas at 6:30am (sans OJ) and we called that a great morning!
"We may not have it all together, but together we have it all."
Katie & Roger are two very down to Earth, VERY funny people. Katie admittedly takes the reigns in the relationship - she left a neighborhood party years ago by handing Roger her number and instructing him to call her. The rest was history, and the two are tying the knot at Pierce House this October. They love spending time with family, traveling to new places together, spending time with their energetic dog Max, and watching football every weekend in the fall.
We had to reschedule at the last moment due to stormy weather, but were rewarded with a spectacular cloudy sunset over the ocean at Castle Island in Boston. They love the water, so it was only natural that they pop a bottle of champagne there and celebrate!
A few years ago, Stephanie fell for John... no, really - she tripped over his foot.
After persistently asking for Stephanie's phone number three times afterwards, she gave him her email address - you know, just in case. They began to exchange love letters in the weeks following, and before they knew it, they were in love. As Stephanie says, "We had so much in common, yet we are still so different, from the very start. I am a very detail-oriented, Type A, future-oriented person. John is more laidback, spontaneous and always cracking me up even when I am stressed. We balance each other out." John proposed to her in a vineyard in Rhode Island in May, and they're so excited to get married!
Stephanie & John's dream engagement shoot took place at John's family's home on Cape Cod. This beach front beauty was built from the ground up in 1951 by John's grandfather - how amazing! We started with pizza, took a walk around the charming neighborhood, and then popped champagne on the beach and lit some sparklers to conclude the night. Amazing is an understatement!