31 Aug 2012 10:55 am
Mara & David’s Wedding at St Cecilia Parish and Marriott Long Wharf in Boston, MA
A mild summer day and a perfect harborside location made the perfect backdrop for Mara & David’s wedding at St Cecilia Parish and the Marriott Long Wharf in Boston, MA.
I met Mara her bridesmaids and her family in their suite at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. With a stunning view of the beautiful day outside, the ladies went to work primping and prepping themselves for their time in the limelight. Once dressed and beautified, we all headed downstairs to the vacant lounge for some photos of the lovely bride and her attendants. Then it was downstairs where an Escalade was waiting to take us to St Cecilia Parish.
Sunlight was shining on St Cecilia Parish and streaming through the stained glass windows as Mara’s father escorted her down the aisle to her waiting groom. Accompanied by the joyous strains of the antique pipe organ, Mara and David made their vows before man and God, and headed down the aisle together to greet the assembled celebrants as they exited the church. Outside a party bus was waiting to take the wedding party back to the hotel. We made a quick stop at the Boston Public Gardens for some photos of the happy couple, then headed back to the hotel in plenty of time for Mara and David to join their guests at the cocktail hour. As the sun set over the harbor through the 180 degree picture windows, the party went into full swing, as Mara and Davids friends and family celebrated the couple well into the night.
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27 Aug 2012 10:57 am
Sarah & Eric’s Engagement Portratis at Marina Bay in Quincy, MA
When you have a great location and a brave couple that are super adventurous and really into each other, taking engagement photos is a peice of cake! Sarah and Eric were all of the above, and Marina Bay in Quincy, MA provided the awesome locale.
We started the session on the boardwalk, which gave us quite a few covered, unoccupied spaces to duck into when a little summer shower decided to join us. The variety of open cafes and bars gave us a great selection of locations to stay dry, and we auditioned quite a few of them, taking advantage of the great open shade and cool textures they provided as a backdrop. Before long, the rain stopped, and we adventured forth into the pier area. Low tide gave us an awesome beach to use as our second location, but first we had to get down there. Sarah and Eric were gracious enough not to laugh when I pulled off my famous “stepping on a banana peel” move on the slippery rocks leading down to the beach, and found a safer route for their descent. Luckily my pride took the brunt of the fall, and we were back in action in no time, taking advantage of the fantastic views of the Boston skyline, the exposed pylons beneath the pier, and a cool skeleton of rusted metal. Then it was back up on dry land, where the sun peeked through for a bit of bushwacking through the high grass and reeds that bordered the shoreline.
Kids & Families
23 Aug 2012 07:03 am
Henry’s 9 Month Portrait session in Worcester, MA
Three months doesn’t seem like long when measured against a lifetime, but in the last three months young Henry has discovered his legs…and his voice!
And when I met the family in their Worcester home for Henry’s 9 month portrait session, he wasted no time in showing off his newly acquired skills, standing all on his own in a perfect shaft of light in the hallway, and chatting with his Mom and Dad. With his new abilities and the beautiful weather outside, we decided to take the show on the road, piling into the car, and heading up to WPI’s Higgins House. Once there, I had to work extra hard to keep up with the newly toddling lad as we explored the antique stonework and beautiful gardens together. He climbed steps, hid in flower beds, toddled around grapevines, and just generally caused cuteness wherever he went. Having fully explored the mansion grounds, we headed back to the family home to play a bit in the back yard with the pair of garden gnomes that proved no match for Godzilla Baby.
21 Aug 2012 05:38 pm
Amy and Jason’s Wedding at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA
Top hats, space capsules, dinosaurs, and love came together in perfect harmony this weekend for the fun wedding of Amy and Jason at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA.
But before we could get to all of those lions, and tigers, and T-Rex’s, however, there was the getting ready to attend to. Amy and Jason accomplished that task with much fun and laughter in their room at the Hotel Marlowe. Not wanting to see each other in their wedding attire before the ceremony, they took turns with the room while I got the rare opportunity to capture both the bride and groom preparations. With both of them dressed to the nines, and ready for a weddin’, we headed over to the Museum of Science where the guests were already beginning to fill the seats of the antique styled pavilion.
The sun was setting over the Charles river as Amy and Jason each recited their handwritten vows to each other. With their promises spoken, they were officially married, and the three of us headed into the museum for their first portraits as a married couple. The entire museum at our disposal, and we were like kids in a candy store. We started out at the space capsule before heading into the Hall of Electricity, then a room with a moose, then it was outside to the T-Rex, before heading back around to the pavilion for family photos. Our night in the museum experience complete, Amy and Jason were ready to focus on their guests, and their food, and their dancing, imbuing all with love and enthusiasm.
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14 Aug 2012 09:01 am
Julie & Tom’s Wedding on Thompson Island in Boston MA
Ahhhhh - island life in the summertime! Perfect for sipping iced tea, taking lazy strolls on the beach, and, in the case of Julie and Tom, getting married on Thompson Island in Boston, MA!
I met the happy couple all dressed and ready at the Adams House. After a few last minute adjustments to their colorful attire, Julie, Tom, and I headed outside for a photo walk along the forested trail beside the mansion. After our brief adventure, it was time for the guest ferry to arrive, so I headed down to greet the disembarking passengers as they stepped onto the picturesque pier. We all headed up to the tents together, where the Hindu Priest was preparing all of the supplies needed for the ceremony. Thus prepared, the ceremony was ready to begin, with Tom making his entrance first, escorted by members of his family dancing their way to meet Julie’s family. Once Tom was seated on the stage, it was Julie’s turn. She walked in behind a sheet for a dramatic and emotional reveal where she and Tom saw each other in their formal wedding finery for the first time. And from there the ceremony only got more joyous, as the couple performed each ritual of a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony, ending up tied together…literally!
With the ceremony completed, we were able to break free from the celebrating and congratulatory masses for some photos on the coast of the Island. First we headed back to the pier, where the late afternoon sun threw a lovely light on the golden outfits of the happy newlyweds. We took advantage for the colorful boats around the boathouse before hopping back on to the golf cart where Denise, the always adventurous event coordinator, took me to a spot on the island where I’d not been before. It was perfect! Then we motored back out to the tents, where Julie and Tom escaped for a few moments for a quick outfit change, and I started taking photos of the celebrants. When Julie and Tom returned, we all sat down for a traditional New England clam bake, complete with lobster. It’s a little known fact that lobster is the food most likely to make people want to spontaneously break out in dance, but it proved true this night. After a beautiful serenade from a group of Scottish fiddlers who were on the island for a retreat, we all headed over to the dancing tent, and put our dancing shoes to work!
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Kids & Families
08 Aug 2012 07:44 am
Nolan’s 8 Week Portrait Session in Boston, MA
It seems like yesterday that I was celebrating Leilah and Jeff’s 2008 wedding with them at the Harvard Club in Boston, MA. After the wedding, they moved away for a while, but they are back, and brought with them an 8 week old budding male model named Nolan. Late last week I got the privelege to meet Nolan, and photograph him and his family at and around their waterfront apartment in Boston, MA. When I arrived at their home, I was immediately greeted by fierce guard dog, Buck, and warmly welcomed in. Nolan couldn’t wait to show me his room, so we started there, taking advantage of the light streaming in the big, bright windows. Then we headed into the living room, where Nolan cuddled up to one if his favorite blankets, and Buck showed me his dance moves. It was such a nice day, that we decided to head outside and walk along the waterfront for a while. The sun made Nolan extra sleepy, so he drifted off to sleep, while we grown ups enjoyed the beautiful summer day.
03 Aug 2012 11:41 am
Stephanie & Matt’s Wedding at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA
Next up in the annals of Jamison Wexler ~ Photographer, is the beautiful Plymouth, MA wedding of Stephanie and Matt at the Pinehills Golf Club.
When I arrived at Stephanie’s childhood home in Plymouth, MA, there was already a flurry of activity, and Stephanie and her bridesmaids were taking turns in the hair and makeup chairs, and the small army or flower girls were grabbing a bite of lunch while Ariel serenaded them. As Ariel captured her prince, our real life princesses were ready for a few photos outside before hopping in the Limo and heading to the waterfront in Plymouth where Matt was waiting to see his bride for the first time. Happy reunion accomplished,Stephanie, Matt, and I channeled out inner pilgrims, walking around historic Plymouth for their nearly-married portrait session. Then it was back into the Limo for the short drive back to Pinehills Golf Club.
Arriving at the club, we took a few minutes to relax in the ready room as the guests began to file in.. Once everyone was seated, Stephanie’s brother sang in the bride, while the adorable flower girls carried a banner down the aisle proclaiming, “here comes the bride”. And so she did, following them down the aisle, and into the waiting hands of Matt, who vowed his eternal love and faithfulness in a ceremony that was full of their very personal expressions of love. Properly married, the took a pause for a few photos with family, then joined their guests for the rest of the evening, dancing, and celebrating, and crying tears of joy.
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