A Boston City Hall + North End + Columbus Park wedding


From Los Angeles to Boston, Ashley & Alex are my favorite movie stars around. Their parents and siblings joined them on their cross-country adventure to get married in Boston!⁠⠀
Ashley & Alex met at Starbucks six years ago in MA, became BFFs, THEN fell in love! And of course, moved to the West Coast together, where they love to grab popcorn, watch movies, play with their dog, and go to movie Q&A's with actors and directors of films. But don't worry, they're still obsessed with everything regarding Boston sports and New England (especially Martha's Vineyard).⁠⠀
They had a short and sweet ceremony with their family at Boston City Hall (performed by the very Greek city clerk Alex, to Alex's very Greek family - OPAAA), then danced over to Mike's Pastry to celebrate with their family Florentine cannoli, then the waterfront at Columbus Park for some gorgeous ivy & arch photos. Oh, and they ended with some Greek wedding cookies and a popcorn fight on the lawn. The PERFECT day!!!

Dress: Lulu’s - Suit: Nordstrom - Rings: Leon Ohanian & Sons

An Irish Boston Public Garden wedding


Elaine & Conor said "I do" in the Public Garden on Friday, but you have to say it like they did, in an adorable Irish accent! These two met EIGHT years ago out dancing, "where we immediately hit it off and got on like a house on fire" 🔥⁠⠀

Conor moved to Boston for work and Elaine is finishing up her residency in Ireland, but that doesn't phase them - they've done distance off and on and know that Skype dates and transatlantic travel is the best cure!

The new Mr. & Mrs. Smyth had a first look (Conor got very emotional!), a sweet Irish ceremony with my dearest JOP Priscilla officiating (and 30 curious onlookers in the park), traveled around Beacon Hill, and ended with a bottle of champagne at the waterfront all before their romantic dinner at Mistral that night!⁠

Thank you to the amazing vendors!

Photography: Lena Mirisola - Hair: James Joseph Salons - Makeup: Kerri Herlihy - Flowers: Central Square Florist - Officiant: Married by Priscilla

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A summertime Boston City Hall wedding


Jingyi & Qian may have lived on the same street since they were 13 years old, but they didn’t meet until their freshman year of high school. They started dating right after graduation, and attended the same college in their hometown of Nanjing, China. Now they’re both pursuing their PhD’s in America!⁠⠀
If there’s anything they love as much as each other, it’s spicy food. As Jingyi put it, “We like spicy food, cooking spicy food, and eating spicy food and watching TV shows at home.” Safe to say they keep it hot 🔥 🔥 🔥 They got married on a hot Friday in July with their best friends (who flew in from different parts of the country for them!) at Boston City Hall, then headed over to the Boston Public Garden and Beacon Hill for their portraits!

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A romantic, 1930's inspired Boston Public Garden wedding


Boston City Hall may have cancelled their appointment, but the show went on for Katherine & Geoff’s romantic, 1930’s inspired wedding day!


Katherine & Geoff met almost a decade ago in the most random of places - Bloomington, Indiana. Geoff was studying French history and Katherine was studying Russian language and culture - neither of which they utilize for anything but witty dinner conversation. They moved to Boston in 2014 and bought a home together a few years later. They have a “fickle feline overlord” named Beau, who followed Geoff home on his mail route one day. Instant member of the family! They love watching old movies (especially Casablanca), taking walks around the neighborhood hand in hand, exploring new places, dishing about fantasy card games and Star Trek, and trying new recipes.

They had planned a simple City Hall wedding, picked the date, and got it engraved on the inside of their wedding bands… and then they got a call from City Hall cancelling their appointment (and all appointments that day) for meetings. So what did they do? Katherine & Geoff took a deep breath and found another way! Priscilla Geaney is my favorite Justice of the Peace who I’ve worked with over the years at my “big weddings” - so we knew who to call right away!

The weather was slated to pour all day, which it definitely did during their ceremony, but we had a few totally clear hours to shoot around the Boston Public Garden and Beacon Hill (which were EMPTY from the rain!) before heading to Long Wharf to pop a bottle of champagne. Smart cookie Katherine swapped her Jimmy Choo’s for LL Bean boots to walk almost 4 miles around the city! She sported a dress from the 1930’s, and wrapped around her bouquet were her mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother’s wedding rings. Four generations of women! Incredible. They finished with a glass of champagne, sang “Singing In The Rain,” and went home to dry of and feed the cat before their celebratory wedding dinner.


Photography: Lena Mirisola - Officiant: Priscilla Geaney - Hair and Makeup: Station 8 Salon - Dress: Female Hysteria - Tux: Frank’s Custom Tailoring - Flowers - New Leaf Flores - Hair combs - Amore Treasure

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A Boston City Hall Wedding on Valentine's Day


Amanda & Trent will tickle you pink with their Boston City Hall wedding on Valentines Day! They tied the knot in their favorite city before catching a flight just two hours later to their honeymoon in New Orleans!⁣⠀

Their ceremony and some of their portraits afterwards were actually filmed by an NBC news crew... not sure if we ever made it on TV, but you bet we were excited!

Amanda sported the FLUFFIEST pink coat with a perfectly matching lace belt and the most adorable vintage kitten heels. Trent came in blazing with maroon trousers, floral tie, and tan jacket. FASHION ICONS!!!⁣⠀

These two bonded over their love of vinyl records and live music three years ago, and now live together with their happy, quirky family.

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A surprise winter wedding in Seaport, Boston

Buckle up for this beautiful Seaport wedding in Boston!

Kristi & Doug know that good things come to those who wait - and these two waited SIXTEEN YEARS! On a cold winter night in 2001, Kristi attended a house party that Doug was at. After introducing himself, he leapt like a frog over the couch to grab her a drink. A year later they started dating, and the rest was history. They got engaged in the Amalfi Coast in 2013, had a beautiful baby boy, and decided to tie the knot in their old neighborhood of Seaport. They surprised their family and friends by throwing a pop-up wedding on the waterfront with less than two weeks notice, after scratching their City Hall plans to be able to include more of their family and friends.

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A rainy Boston City Hall wedding

A rainy Boston City Hall wedding

Sam and Pat tied the knot at Boston City Hall on a rainy winter day - complete with champagne kisses, happy tears, sparkly sneakers, a pinecone boutonniere, and a ride on the MBTA!

A chic Boston City Hall + Public Garden wedding

A chic Boston City Hall + Public Garden wedding

This chic Boston City Hall wedding is one for the books - Carol Ann & Greg hit Faneuil Hall, the Custom House Tower, rode the T, and ended at the Boston Public Garden. This surprise elopement was nothing short of perfection!

A summertime Cambridge City Hall + Bondir wedding

A summertime Cambridge City Hall + Bondir wedding

Eliza & John eloped at Cambridge City Hall - then they ran around Central Square, hopped over to the MIT Sailing Pavilion, visited Niche garden store, and met all their family and friends for their intimate wedding reception at Bondir in Cambridge.

An elegant, VIP Massachusetts State House wedding

An elegant, VIP Massachusetts State House wedding

Don't miss this classy, timeless Massachusetts State House elopement, complete with sweeping Boston skyline views, a ceremony officiated by Mitt Romney, and an adventure through the Public Gardens!

A winter Boston City Hall Elopement


 Three cheers for Shanna & Ricky’s Boston City Hall wedding!

Ricky is a navy photojournalist stationed on the USS George Washington in Japan, "Where he is busy saving the world from deadly tsunamis and finding pirates. Then he photographs them.” Originally from LA, West Coast met East Coast, in the form of Miss Shanna from Connecticut.

Shanna is a nursing student in Boston studying to be a nurse/midwife, and working on a side project with a professor on an app that will assist nurses in emergency rooms help victims of sexual assault. She loves helping others, baking, learning... what a girl.

Married on the first day of Spring (which, for Boston of course, never feels too springy), these two were such a joy to photograph.

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A winter Boston City Hall elopement


It was a rather warm day for the middle of January, a rather beautiful day in my favorite section of Boston. Ashley & Chase, accompanied by their parents, were married in a little blue room in City Hall. It only took a few minutes of the speedy ceremony to shed tears, but they both smiled through it all.

Signed, sealed, delivered... and Ashley & Chase began their forever.

We adventured outside downtown, and it began to snow - so perfect, as they're having a destination wedding in Florida, so a New England flurry was exactly what they wanted. I love the look in Ashley's eyes when she looks at Chase: and nobody makes Chase smile bigger than when Ashley is by his side. He spun her around in her beautiful dress in the middle of Congress Street as the cars honked at the beautiful couple. By the end of our shoot, the sun was shining bright as ever.