19 Jan 2012 09:26 am
Deena & James’ Wedding at Mechanic’s Hall and Union Station in Worcester, MA
This weekends’ wedding featured cold hands, and warm hearts, and a bride who was willing to be chilled to the bone for great outdoor photos!
My day started at the beautiful and historic Mechanic’s Hall in Worcester, MA, where I met Deena in the green room where her family and friends were all gathered around in their custom pre-wedding robes touching up their makeup and taking the opportunity to grab a quick bite to eat before the day’s festivities began. After spending a few moments with them, I was drawn to the dressing room, where the custom made bridesmaid dresses and wedding dress were awaiting their occupants. When she’s not busy being a beautiful bride, Deena designs and sews beautiful custom dresses for a living, and the dresses for her own wedding were nothing short of stunning! And since they were custom fitted to each of her ladies, it took them no time to hop into them and be ready for photos. It was in the teens outside, but Mechanics Hall has no shortage of awesome indoor photo spots, and we hit them all!
And the personal touches didn’t end with the dresses. The music for the ceremony was provided by a close personal friend, who played some old standbys, and some pieces that he composed just for the event. The ceremony itself was full of laughter and tears of joy as Deena and James tied the knot. With their hearts sufficiently warmed, we all headed out into the frigid evening for a few night time photos in the city. Then they hopped into a horse drawn carriage for the short trot over to Union Station, where the guests were already busy celebrating. Despite her strapless gown, Deenas heart warmer hadn’t burned out and we spent a few more minutes taking photos outside of union station before heading in. Once inside, the beautiful decorations and lighting of the great hall set the stage for an amazing evening of dancing and food and fun, as the assembled crowd celebrated Deena and James’ marriage with all of their hearts!
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12 Jan 2012 07:46 pm
Vidya & Rahul’s Engagement Portraits in Bostons Back Bay and the Esplanade
When I think of an engagement portrait session in January, I usually think about how my hands are going to be frozen in the shape of my camera by the end of the session, and how a stiff finger of scotch will be needed to restore color to my cheeks. What I got last weekend, however was an unexpectedly warm day, made even warmer by the time I got to spend with Vidya and Rahul as we wandered around Boston’s Back Bay, and the Esplanade area near the river.
I met the happy couple at their Back Bay apartment, where they were busily picking out their coordinating outfits. It didn’t take long before we were out on the street, capturing their love for each other as we wandered around the Christian Science Center, and traveled the running path that bisects their Back Bay neighborhood. Then it was back up to the apartment for a quick outfit change, before walking a few blocks to the Esplanade, where the setting sun created a glow on the buildings across the river. We wandered around for a bit, taking a little time for them to cuddle on the bench where Rahul made his proposal, and taking advantage of the really cool trees in the park, before heading back into the city. As dus was falling, we used now twinkling street lights to add a romantic background to the images. With all of the fun and laughter we shared, I can’t wait for their wedding in April!
06 Jan 2012 05:24 pm
Hanging out with the Celtics - 2011 Edition
With all of the extra adventures that the NBA went through this year, it was great to see everyone back in uniform and ready to play. And, more importantly for me, ready to have their photo taken for the Boston sports network that hired me for the shoot! And just like last year, it was a whirlwind of activity, as I got to spend only five minutes with each player and tasked to get as many different looks as possible (just like a wedding day, right?). I love a challenge! Here are a few of my favorites.