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Happy new year! I love this time of year. It’s almost my anniversary, it’s a great season to get engaged (I know of at least 4 engagements in the past week on my Facebook feed alone – Call me! Just kidding… But really.), and it’s a great time to start fresh, revisit goals, come up with new goals, and tackle it all with a positive attitude. I think I am doing well in that department. My mantra for the year is “No Bad Days”. Every day is a blessing and opportunity to do something great. So I am going to make today great by sharing this awesome couple with you.
I met up with Emily and Pat in Boston in November on a day that was so cold, I could not believe this girl was wearing a dress. I thought she would blow away. But she rocked it and they were fabulous. I didn’t even have to give them much direction, they just naturally fell into each other in a way that looked so warm and cozy. And the sun? Well, the sun and I were BFFs for a day. I wanted to throw a lasso around it and pull it close and give it a hug and a kiss.
I am just adoring these two, I am so glad to have the opportunity to work with them. I know I always say this, but this is one of my favorite shoots to date. I am trying to shoot more simply, to not be afraid of pictures that aren’t super bright and overexposed. When people ask me what my style is, I say that I like to take pictures that 10, 25, 50 years from now, you will be proud to show off and display in your home. Timeless. Effortless. Simply beautiful.
So with that in mind, I am excited to share Emily and Pat with you. This session took us across Copley Square in Boston, and through the Public Garden, and I eagerly await their September wedding! Cheers!
Sometimes, there just aren’t words to capture the feeling of a shoot. Sometimes, things are just as they should be, and simply take your breath away. I feel like I just can’t share some of the special moments that happened during Meg and Matt’s shoot. They were too personal, too sweet, and too moving. I will tell you that I think Meg and I are soulmates. She is one of a kind. She and I, from the moment we met, just clicked. I know that we’ll not only have an amazing working relationship, but hopefully a great friendship for years to come.
Meg and Matt’s story is simple, yet sweet. They met working at a grocery store when Meg was working in the Berkshires one summer. Matt is very quiet. Meg is not. If anyone can bring him to life and out of his sweet shell, it’s her. He lights up when she smiles at him. They are in many ways opposites, but truly bring out the very best in each other. As I call Sean the gluten free macaroni to my cheese, Meg and Matt are likewise.I simply adore them.
I met up with Meg and Matt on an overcast afternoon in Boston, and we had great plans to conquer the city. I thought Meg was a little crazy when she sent me the list of all the places she wanted to do pictures. I told her, “Of course, no problem! We’ll get it all in!” and on the inside was saying “Meg, you are crazy. I love you, but you’re crazy.” Meg convinced me that we could do it though, and thank goodness she proved me wrong because our time together couldn’t have been more perfect. You will see a lot of recognizable places here, so I hope you enjoy the very sweet, moderately giggly, whole lotta beautiful pictures I have to share with you. Without futher ado…
I am a dreamer. I openly admit it. I dream of “somedays”, adventures I’d like to go on with my husband, places I’d like to see, things I hope to experience. I’ve done some amazing things in my 28 years, simply by being a part of something bigger and more special than myself. In high school, my wind ensemble was chosen to perform at both Symphony Hall in Boston, and Carnegie Hall in NYC. I sang a teeny solo on a stage at Disney with my show choir. Yup, band geek and “gleek” before it was all cool and fashionable. I have had some awesome experiences in my life. Which brings me to today’s shoot.
Jamie and John helped me check a big ol’ awesome item off of my Photographer Bucket List (if that didn’t exist, it does now) without even knowing what they were doing. They just love the Red Sox. They love Boston. They have Boston accents that are so cute and make me long to be there, “home”, and not in Connecticut. I mean, Connecticut is great. I am not hating on Connecticut. But it doesn’t hold a candle to my city. And Jamie and John decided they wanted their engagement session to be in the best place in the city: Fenway Park.
That’s right, I said in. Inside the park. Not just outside, which is awesome in it’s own glorious red brick and green entrance way, but also inside. All over. When Jamie told me this, my insides started tap-dancing. It was going to be epic. It was epic. Jamie arranged everything and with the exception of a small tour group making it’s way around, we had the whole place to ourselves. I felt like a little kid in a candy shop. Except big. And in the best American baseball park in the history of ever. It was important to me that we obviously take advantage of different parts of the park, but I also wanted to make sure the focus remained on Jamie and John, not the (awesome) setting. Lucky for me, that was easy. They are so naturally sweet together, and completely rocked it. I am so happy to be working with them and can’t wait for their wedding this summer! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am so incredibly lucky to have each and every one of my couples that I get to work with. Every time I finish a shoot or wedding I am completely in love with them, and the work I’m doing. I’m living the dream.
So here are my Fenway sweethearts. Enjoy!