Steve and Kate wanted something distinctly Boston so they devised their own version of TTD. With a swagger that few people could pull off they tramped about Boston kissing, loving and drinking lemonade from Faneuil Hall to the MFA with stops in between. After a beautiful ceremony in the unique Class of 1959 Chapel at the Harvard Business School, and an afternoon brunch reception at the Four Seasons these two were not done as if evidenced in the photos. Lots of fun and I’m sure a few memories. When your bride tells you that her Dad can steer a car with his knees while loading a machine gun any Boston wedding photographer would perk up quickly to what might come next.
Some quickies from the Wedding Swirl hosted by Veronica of Blue Ivy. Made some bookings, got to sample the wares and schmooze with my colleagues in the industry. Many I’ve worked with these past 6 years and looking forward to working with the others. Asked by V if I’d do it again and the answer is yes!
It was through a random conversation that this Boston wedding photographer had during a smidgen of downtime at the Mass Audubon Habitat in Belmont when I learned of Norm’s knowledge and apparent love for orchidaceae or the orchid. I told him how I buy them, usually from Trader Joe’s, and can never get them to re-flower–let alone live more than a month in my captivity. While he told me many things about how to care for these delicate flowers his advice was to just “lightly mist” the plant–particularly the flower. He said this absolutely nonchalantly as if it just made sense. Problem solved. There may be a metaphor here and I could go into how it relates to marriage and relationships but I won’t. What I will say is this–Norm gets it. I see what Cheryl sees in him and somehow this one little shred of his character gleaned from a snippet of idle conversation in the middle of his wedding said so much.
Just FYI the orchid my wife, Asha, received for being a room parent at my daughter’s school is still full of flowers and thriving–lightly misting all the way.
Once again I must thank my wonderful assistant, Renee, and all these other wonderful vendors:
Calligraphy, Invitation and all stationery Design: Designed by our bride, Cheryl McCaffrey
Wedding gown by: Alix and Kelly
Jewelry by: Earrings by Swarovksi, Gold mesh bracelet by J. Crew, Silver antique bracelet, Cheryl’s Grandmother’s, Engagement and wedding ring by Jade Moran
We may be all anti-war, hippie, crushy, peace lovin’ creatures here at DMPJ but we can always remember those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice and others that are in harms way today–from Iraq to right here in Somerville. Peace and BBQ to all.
My favorite comment this year and certainly way up there on the all time list. Thank you, Kathy. While I do find it amazing to be party to moments like these, the magic is in the moment. I gotta think there must be some magic between these two to begin with. I look for this at every wedding but only rarely does it all come together like this; maybe that is magic–with a tad bit of luck and a dash of skill.
Thinking back to our late October fall foliage shoot in the Arnold Arboretum Jaime and Erik were game for just about anything. I had them climbing trees and basically hoofing it all over the place. For their wedding we were all in one place as we had the run of the Veronique Ballroom at the Longwood Towers in Brookline. While the venue was eye candy it was upstaged by this couple and all their incredible friends and family who laughed and danced all night long. Erik was particularly light on his feet but it is his love of photography and technology where I find commonality. He’s a very good amateur photog and even shot a time-lapse of his entire day (I still need the link to it).
Many thank you’s to my Johnny-on-the-spot second camera, Tony Yu and to the staff at the Veronique, especially Cindy. The florist was EBSD Orchids N’ Blooms. The Entertainment was provided by Murray Hill Entertainment (Scott Arrington). We worked with Hair for Eternity by Carolina–good luck with the baby. As always we can’t make it look good without all these folks and countless more that are not named.
When I photographed Michelle and Sean’s engagement session last Winter I had one burning question for these astute scholars of language and grammer, “How do you properly use the semicolon?” I am a friend of the “long dash”; I sprinkle it around my writing; I’m caught constantly peppering just about every paragraph with it.
Dictionary.com says, “A semicolon is used to separate two parts of a sentence that have a relationship to each other in terms of meaning when each part could stand alone as a sentence in its own right.” Is this not a great metaphor for these two? And lets hope that I’m using that word correctly.
Michelle and Sean were married; Holy Cross was the backdrop for their incredible wedding ceremony; Lord Thompson Manor pulled out all the stops for an elegant reception where the crowd danced the night away; a super moon appeared just for good measure. [I’m sure run-on sentences are still a no-no but you get the idea]
Check this out: Many thanks to my awesome second camera: Chris Gagne and the staff at Lord Thompson Manor. Brick Park had them movin’ and groovin’ until the very end. Michelle’s wedding gown was by Mikaella and her hair and makeup were done by Lindsey Quaglia. All the calligraphy was done by the bride’s Mom!
I just had to take it. The wedding photog in me begged me but I didn’t have a camera or did I? The iPhone does the trick and the Guatemalan photog didn’t mind. I used TrueHDR to get the exposure in the fading light. Maybe I’ll start shooting all my weddings with iPhones and iPads–or maybe not but it is useful when there is no camera on hand.