When artists get married... 👫❤️😻 Hillary & Phil's engagement shoot was pure Boston magic - snuggling in bed with their pup Zeus, making espresso, hanging out on their deck in their PJ's, then getting in their Sunday Finest and hitting one of their favorite museums. 🌺
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!
"How do you spell love?" — Piglet
"You don't spell love. You feel it." — Winnie the Pooh
After three years, Dave still makes Dani smile so wide, her cheeks get sore. These two are SO excited to be engaged - and he did it at Dani’s favorite place in the whole wide world: Walt Disney World! They’re planning on tying the knot after Dani finishes grad school. They picked a very unique location for their engagement session: the Massachusetts State House! Dave works at the gorgeous, European-looking mansion that is the State House, so he worked a little magic to let us shoot in the empty building. They rocked their session and finished at the park under the willow trees in the last lick of golden light.
"Be silly and laugh every day, be thoughtful and generous, kiss each other good night, learn from each other, fall in love and grow old together."
I meet with every couple I book in person. And I love seeing the real faces and personalities behind the emails. However, it was on Laura & Alex's engagement shoot when it clicked with me that they're perfectly matched for each other. The sun from earlier in the day decided to split, casting a dark set of clouds over the Arboretum. This was no match for Laura & Alex, though - they put up with all my bad jokes and embarrassing things I do to get them to laugh, and Alex even showed off his non-existent dance moves for me. Rewind, though, to Alex & Laura going to local shows on The Cape years ago. The two of them lost touch, then reconnected when they happened to both move to Boston, and the spark was there! Alex proposed while they were vacationing on Captiva Island in Florida, and the two are tying the knot on Cape Cod! They love going to shows, cooking, photography (and film!!!) and listening to their favorite records together. Alex & Laura take adorable to a whole new level! A&L, everyone!
"Engagement is the time when you have a clear view of how wonderful your coming life will be."
Courtney & Mark are quite the wonderful pair - and it all started in 10th grade math class. Did they know that one day she would be walking down the aisle towards him, as his smile beamed? Of course now! But on Valentines Day that year, they started dating, and eight years later... we have a Mr. & Mrs. Roffi to be! Courtney shines like a star, and Mark is a charmer. When they're not dreaming about the beach during these cold winter months, they love seeing their favorite country artists live in concert and cheering for the Red Sox at home games. Their engagement shoot was extra special, because Miss Courtney was celebrating her birthday!!! Okay, needless to say, I was stoked about that fact. She danced around the common in her INCREDIBLE tulle skirt like Cinderella, her and Mark kissed and hugged and loved, and we all treated ourselves to some candle-lit sweets from Georgetown Cupcake. All I could think of was her spinning around, with "So this is love" from the classic Cinderella playing in the background. A perfect way to spend a Sunday :)
Sanjiv & Thithya pretty much took the cake for LM’s Best Dressed 2k15. Not that there was a contest or anything, but when they walked out of the Arlington T station, I was bubbling excitement at the fact that they were my clients. Thithya flew into Boston from Colorado the previous day, and not only were they both just so excited to see each other again, they were excited for their engagement session that was now three months in the making! They’re tying the knot this February with a traditional Indian wedding, and they’re proud to say that their families really love each other and that they’re looking forward to all the amazing food and celebration that will be taking place in their honor.
For all my Boston shoots, I always start with the gorgeous willow trees in the park, and spontaneously choose which direction in which we will break off - Newbury Street, Chinatown, Copley, Downtown Crossing… but on this crisp fall day, we were walking through the park, and Sanjiv asked, “Can we go to Beacon Hill after this?” I was thrilled; to Beacon Hill we went, and the rest is history.
“And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.”
Autumn: a great time of the year for snuggling. For golden yellow sweaters. Knitted beanies. Adorable boots. Cold-nosed kisses. Flannels. And cozying up to a crackling bonfire with hot apple cider in hand. Also, for freezing your phalanges off on a roof.
Jennie & Tyler strolled through Haymarket as the last sun of the day kissed their faces. They exemplified their bravery, climbing eight stories up a fire escape with their knees shaking, all for the sake of photos. But as the saying goes, hard work goes a long way... the view from the North End rooftop was to die for. We adventured out to a new spot high above Faneuil Hall, looking the Custom House Tower straight in the eye, encompassed by 360 degrees of Boston.