aileen & joe’s proposal

Joe contacted me a little while back about shooting his proposal to Aileen and it killed me to wait for the day to come.  He put so much thought into how it would happen, including a ring box with a video camera inside.  Joe and I even scouted the art museum the day before so everything would go smoothly.  The proposal was such a beautiful moment and the entire rest of the day followed suit.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now: Aileen is the sweetest person.  It was so fantastic to witness this day unfold for her.  There was nothing but genuine bliss and I was honored to photograph it all. It was my favorite kind of shoot: no one was concerned with my whereabouts and every moment is of their own doing. Letting yourself get lost in it is what it’s all about.

Cheers to the happy couple! Thank you for allowing me to play a small role. It was such a pleasure. I absolutely cannot wait for the wedding.

 

dia’s surprise party

It was wonderful to see Dia react to her surprise 30th birthday party.  Her husband Brian did a hell of a job putting this shindig together.  They’re both dear friends of mine and I was so happy to celebrate with them in Boston.  It was a grand evening to start off, what I’m sure will be, an incredible year for this lovely lady.

andrea’s bridal shower

I love documenting events like these because it’s a day full of gratitude and it’s so fulfilling to witness.  It’s always incredible when people gather to celebrate someone they love and see that person overwhelmed by it all.

jess’ maternity

Jess and I have been friends for 10yrs, so it was pretty surreal, and quite the honor to photograph her right before she becomes a mama.  We went to the Nomad hotel specifically for this claw foot tub.  It was a grand day with a gold glitter bubble bath and gorgeous flowers from Hawk & Hare.  Every moment was breathtaking.  Thank you, ladies, for one of my favorite sessions to date.

becca & mike

This day was full of exciting surprises, which is beyond perfect for this larger than life couple.  Mike and Becca made some magic happen at the Collingswood Ballroom.  There were a few serenades (Becca and the bridal party sang “god only knows what I’d be without you” to Mike during the ceremony), Dick Valentine of Electric Six did an acoustic set, their friends performed a skit, etc.  The novel theme was a perfect expression as well (Mike had proposed to becca after placing the ring box inside of their favorite book).  These personal touches made for a unique and memorable wedding.

Many thanks to my talented second shooter, Joanna Fisher.

 

 

 

 

here’s an outtake of their dog, Barley, knocking me over with kisses.  so glad I got to be in the presence of this sweet pup.  he sure was loved and had lots of love to give.

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