Engagement Photography in Graffiti Alley with Christy and John

This has been a crazy wedding season and incredibly busy.  I can't complain at all about being busy, but I am so far behind in getting posts out.  This is one I couldn't wait to publish, not just for this beautiful couple that were a blast to work with, but also for the very cool locations in Cambridge Mass.  Graffiti Alley and Brick and Mortar.   A big thank you to the team at Brick and Mortar for not only being incredible, but allowing us to make a few cool images to start our shoot. 

Here are a few sneak peeks from the session as well as a few word from the couple about their story!


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How did you two meet?

We met through mutual friends about 12 years ago. We dated for a few years throughout that time and went our separate ways. I started a new job in 2016 and we reconnected. I truly believe in destiny after so many years as John lived in Virginia and I was from Boston. Now we get to live our Happily Ever After

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Tell us the proposal story~

Let’s just say there was not really a “proposal” haha. After dating in the past for years and reconnecting, John made a huge move to Boston. We spoke about our future together and what we both wanted and decided to get married! It’s been such a great blessing for the two of us and our families couldn’t be any happier for us to celebrate our big day next year!

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What details are you most excited about for your wedding?

We are mostly excited to have our friends and family from long and far share our special day with us. John and I are both Portuguese and have family traveling from all over Europe to celebrate with us. It will even be more exciting to have many of his family members from Virginia and Maryland see Boston for the first time

Where are you getting married?  St. Catherine of Siena Parish - Norwood, MA

Where is the reception?  Lombardo’s - Randolph, MA

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What look were you going for in your engagement session?

Both John and I got really into our engagement photos and planned the location together. We wanted something different than just your typical Boston Public Garden Engagement Photo. We chose the Graffiti Alley in Cambridge because it was artsy and went perfect with the street chic look we were going for

Do you have any tips or advice for couples getting ready for their session?

Let loose with some drinks beforehand! Also, bring a close friend or someone in your Bridal Party that makes you feel comfortable and to enjoy the moment with you

How was your overall session experience?

John and I had such a great time with Christian from beginning to end! We met at the Brick and Mortar right in Central Square for some drinks before our session and even took some photos inside. The bartenders were so kind and gave us champagne to celebrate! Christian made us feel super comfortable and lead us through the whole session. He is truly amazing and it was like he became a part of the family