Family wedding photos line the table as Julia and Scott descend the Grand staircase at Hampshire House.
Julia and Scott live in Chicago and that is where they had their “big” wedding celebration but before that, Julia wanted to do something, somewhere, so that her grandmother could see her wedding–enter family and some close friends to the historic Hampshire House in Boston for a cozy lil’ ceremony just for her. It couldn’t have been sweeter or more intimate. We spent some time just Julia and Scott and I + my second cameraman, USK, wandering the bricked sidewalks and cobblestones of Beacon Hill. Then we joined the party for some formals in The Public Garden before the ceremony and reception in the library room upstairs–this was definitely a place where everybody knows your name.
Window light is right.
…and still more canoodling (of course I’m making them do it for the photos but it happened none-the-less).
Just strolling through Beacon Hill in a wedding dress (happens every weekend, I’m sure).
On the side streets off Charles–with USK adding some fill.
Beacon Hill portrait around the corner from Hampshire House.
Finding a little spot for some love.
Trying hard to find something that says Boston.
The Gang’s all there.
Special greeting for Grandma.
The entire wedding party
“Ready to do this?”
Portraits on a cloudy day–like a giant softbox giving nice soft light.
Beautiful day for a stroll through the Garden.
As Abbey Road as we could make it.
Escorting his bride to the alter.
This room is just perfect for black and white.
Ceremony room flipped in record time.
One more quick portrait because we have to have a spiral staircase shot.
Showing grandma the bling.
Looking great even getting bustled.
“I’ll show you mine…”
It’s not just the kids that do this.
Great, great service at the Hampshire House!
Many toasts from moms and dad to brothers and friends.
Everyone was encouraged to say a little something.
Toasting each other.
Sealed with a kiss.