20 Nov 2008 09:57 am
Kim & Brendan (November 15, 2008)
Kim and Brendan got married on Saturday…twice!
We started out at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel where Kim had her makeup done, and dressed in the first of two wedding dresses - a traditional Vietnamese dress of beautiful magenta silk. Once dressed we headed out to her parent’s house in Watertown for the first ceremony. There we met the grooms family, all gathered outside with trays of gifts. Once inside the groom asked the bride’s family for her hand in marriage (they said yes). Finally it was upstairs where the bride’s family introduced the couple to their ancestors at the family shrine. Then we ate!
After lunch we headed back to the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Kim headed upstairs to don her second dress, then we met up for photos. Since the couple was already married, we were able to get all of the photos before the ceremony, and the Fairmont provided a bunch or great nooks and crannies for beautiful portraits. Then it was time for ceremony #2 in the beautiful Oval room. Since the photos were all done, Kim and Brendan were able to enjoy the cocktail hour with their friends and family before heading back into the Oval room for the fun-filled reception.
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Ceremony/Reception: Farimont Copley Plaza, Boston
Hair: Alison Safar - Salon Acote
Makeup: Dani Wagener
Entertainment: DJ Ron Furr - Entertainment Specialists
Weddings and Engagements
11 Nov 2008 12:07 pm
Beth and Greg Engagement Portraits
Boston is such a fun place for engagement portraits, because, no matter how often I have been, I can always find new little nooks and crannies that form unique backdrops for a romantic portrait session. And Saturday’s session with Beth and Greg was no exception! With rain threatening throughout the afternoon, we kept looking up in expectation of a soaking. But it held off just long enough for us to get what we wanted.
And what we wanted was to capture the urban feel around the Copley Square area of Boston. We started out at Back Bay Station, circling around to the parking garage and taking the elevator to the top, where we had the place all to ourselves, and a great view of the Pru to boot! From there it was a lap around the Hancock tower, taking advantage of all of the mirrors they were nice enough to put there for us. The it was on to the Boston Public Library, where we checked out the courtyard, but got the best light in the foyer. Since we were so close, it was only natural that we shoul next march on to the Christian Science Center park. Finally, to include some iron and bricks in the photos, we jumped a couple of streets over, and crashed a random Back Bay stranger’s front porch. It was a great time!
Weddings and Engagements
06 Nov 2008 08:54 pm
Amanda & Dave Engagement Portraits
When Amanda contacted me to schedule her and Dave’s engagement session, she suggested Lars Anderson Park in Brookline MA as a great location, and she was not wrong! I met the couple at the top of the hill, where the trees were in full color, and the view of the Boston skyline was spectacular. From there we wandered around the property, finding varied locations from beautiful Arbors and abandoned fountains, to crumbling walls, to the classical Temple of Love. I liked it so much, that I took Melanie, Luke, and Ben back the next day!