Love & Basketball.

Shooting weddings has brought some of the sweetest people in my orbit, people that I’d never know otherwise and be infinitely less off for it. Enter Timmy & Elisa. Their Tewksbury Country Club Wedding was all I ask for in a wedding day – full of laughter, love, and emotion (and Snapchat filters). Despite some oppressive heat (90 degrees in May is just cruel) these two and their awesome bridal party rolled with it. From the photos I don’t think you’d ever never know their wedding van had no A/C, haha.

After getting ready at their respective parent’s houses, they were married at St. Mary’s Church in Chelmsford. We shot bridal party photos down the street at Red Wing Farm and finally headed off to Tewksbury late in the afternoon. The reception was full of details unique to them – table numbers for each retired Celtics jersey for Timmy, wedding favors from Elisa’s candy shop in Concord, and signs and decor throughout the day declaring it the “Best Day Ever.” I won’t argue. These two deserved it and their day absolutely delivered.

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If you live in the Boston area and haven’t taken a day to just get lost in the Arnold Arboretum, get on it – like ASAP. I love how dramatically this place evolves with the seasons, it’s never the same place twice and it’s always the perfect place to shoot an engagement session.

So earlier this spring, just as the lilacs were blooming throughout the park, Frankie and I met up with Matt and Mo to capture some photos. There’s something about spring that’s so unique, from the colors to the sounds – it’s quickly becoming my favorite time of year to work. Despite some unseasonably chilly conditions, these two killed it and I’m really excited to share this preview. Now it’s onto October, when we get to do it all again in Maine!

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Laugh. Cry. Laugh again. Then get married at Alden Castle.

Alden Castle is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots in Massachusetts – probably because it doesn’t feel anything like Massachusetts. I’m really excited to finally share this recap of Debbie + Pat’s wedding from earlier this spring.

After getting ready at the Courtyard Marriott in Brookline, Debbie + Pat headed over to Alden for their first look. These photos are why I love first looks. The anticipation, the reaction, the feels – its such a real moment and for someone trying to document the emotion of a wedding day, there’s nothing better. After the first look, and some windy portraits with the bridal party, we made our way downstairs where these two were married in front of friends and family.

The reception was loud, the dance party was nonstop and I don’t think I’ve laughed so much at a wedding in a long time. Debbie + Pat, congrats again on a wedding well done – you two deserve all the love in the world.

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Kathy Farrell - June 16, 2016 - 1:44 am

It was s beautiful wedding! And all your friends were so open, friendly and enjoyable to be with and have great craic with! (Great dancers as well)
All my love to you Debbie mavoorneen and ByBonn

You Had Me at Home Alone Koozie and Lakeview Pavilion

The start of our season has been all over the place. After we got home from Costa Rica in March, we went right into our first wedding, climbed the John Hancock Tower to support Frankie’s work, traveled to New York to see Hamilton (humble brag), shot engagements, celebrated birthdays and finally got to Sherri + James’ Lakeview Pavilion wedding.

I’ve had this day marked for months, not just because Sherri + James are fantastic people, but this is one of those weddings so chocked full of familiar faces that you can’t help getting overly excited about it. We’ve had the privilege to shoot multiple weddings with this group of friends and family so we knew exactly what to expect heading in. And it delivered.

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed like friends. That kind of welcome is not lost on me. The whole reason we invest our time in doing this is to make connections with the people we work with (and create some beautiful photos). I’m grateful when people let us in and give us this little peek into their lives through their wedding days. In our time getting to know Sherri + James since their engagement last summer, you just know these two are meant to be together. Their personalities are in sync. Their sense of humor is so similar and seeing them together just feels right. So enjoy this look into their Lakeview Pavilion wedding day and know I’ll always cherish the fact that we were entrusted to document these moments.

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Last August, David emailed me asking if Frankie and I could help document his proposal to Leslie in his parent’s backyard. So we arrived early – I found a hidden spot shooting from his parent’s basement while Frankie did her best to camouflage herself in the woods. While we’ve shot plenty of weddings with people we’ve known for years, this was something extra special. I’ve known both Leslie and David since elementary school, so to be witness to this monumental occasion in their lives was something I’ll never forget.

I’ll start this post with a few from our the proposal, then a few of my favorites from last month in Melrose at Elm Pond. I can’t wait to document the next stage of their journey in Boston later this summer!

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