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Somi & Tom had a little fun before their weddin’ next weekend

Under the pagoda on Boston Common where he first proposed.

With just weeks to spare we snuck this lil’ engagement shoot in just before their wedding next week.  They had a plan from dress (we changed into saree and kurta at the Sevens Pub on Charles Street), to the places on Boston Common that meant something to them.  Late afternoon light did the rest and some impromptu first-dance-practicin’ added a bit of the unexpected.  If this is how their Trinity Church ceremony and Colonade reception next weekend will go down it will be quite a day–and they only have to change outfits 3 times that day.

Shadows and light along one of Beacon Hills side streets.

 

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Oliver & Company

Sondra and Erik play under a canopy of green in the Public Garden.

Lots of fun with Sondra and Erik and their little doggie strolling about Beacon Hill and then stepping out in the North End. As a Boston wedding photographer I always encourages my couples to bring props (umbrella’s come in handy) and a quick change of clothes ’cause you never know what Mother Nature will do.  S &E took it to a whole ‘nother level having a 4-year-old Yorkshire Terrier complete with hair-do and bling. I can’t wait to see if lil’Oliver will be the official ring bearer for their November wedding. Time will tell–until then we have their Summer engagement shoot–“And her little dog, too.”

Every tree in The Public Garden is named with genus and species and a few have other names carved in as well.

North End bistro.

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Julia & Scott: Mini wedding celebration

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 again.

Canoodling…

…canoodling…

…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.

American beautiful.

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.

Vows.

Rings.

Kiss.

Married.

Ceremony room flipped in record time.

Cake.

Details.

More details.

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.

Love.

Sealed with a kiss.

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