Boston wedding photography

Engagement photography walk in Back Bay with Mandy and Jag

It was an early morning for all of us the day I shot with Mandy and Jag.  We started soon after the sun came up in Boston for their engagement photography.  I love the way the city looks, feels, sounds and dare I say, even smells early in the morning.  So I had no problem meeting Mandy and Jag after they flew in from Vancouver, BC.  Mandy, having lived here for college wanted her engagement photography session in her adopted city of Boston, where Jag had also proposed.  I had a blast shooting with these guys and I think we made some fun images.  Here are a few sneak peeks and a little bit of their story, in their own words.

How did you two meet?
Jag and I met in high school! Jag and I met in Grade 10 and became good friends. Although we didn't officially date in high school there was definitely a connection and Jag asked me to go to prom with him. We remained great friends and decided to make it official during our first year of University. It's been 10 years of dating!

Tell us the proposal story~

Jag and I were discussing how it was time to get in shape and start going to the gym. About two weeks before my dental school graduation, Jag had convinced me he was making progress towards the goal of getting in shape and going for walks every day before work back in Vancouver. When he came to Boston for my dental school graduation he suggested we keep up the trend and make sure we continued with his morning walks. I was thoroughly impressed and up for it but not entirely convinced he would follow through (especially since it was vacation for him). Jag flew in for my graduation on May 10th. Come the morning of May 11th, Jag woke up at the crack of dawn and was ready for his walk. This was not the 'norm' for Jag and after many attempts to get him to sleep I mustered the energy for this walk, since I had previously agreed. I put on my sweat pants and two sweaters and ditched any makeup because it was just so early. We walked through the Public Garden and down Commonwealth in the quiet and quaint city. We finally reached the Charles River and decided to rest and enjoy the river on a park bench. Still completely oblivious I finally realized it was happening when Jag started to reminisce about my first year in Boston when we were on the River and how he knew back then he wanted to marry me. There on the Charles River (all before 9:00 am) he proposed!

What details are you most excited about for your wedding? EX. cake, vendors, location, etc.

Location. We chose to do an outdoor reception on a Cherry farm. Since my family farms (raspberries and blueberries), farming is a big part of my life and childhood. I love the outdoors and therefore wanted to choose a location that reflected that.

Where are you getting married?

Sikh Temple in Kelowna, British Columbia

Where is the reception?

Hillcrest Farm Market in Kelowna, British Columbia

What look were you going for in your engagement session?

Since Boston played a big part of our lives and the proposal happened on the Charles I really wanted to showcase Boston in our pictures somehow. I really like the city shots and showcasing the background in the photos.

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

Get rest, don't carry too much with you (poor Christian had to hold my purse!), and have fun!

Leigh and Mike's Mexico Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are amazing and it's such an honor every time we have the opportunity to travel with a couple to document their wedding.   We are not only able to spend the day but get truly immersed into the environment with their family and friends.  We always feel like we are a part of the experience with our couples.  

Traveling to Mexico with Leigh and Mike was exactly that, an amazing experience to say the least.  They have a wonderful family and incredible friends that truly made Melissa and I feel like we were at home with everyone. 

Here are a few sneak peeks from their big day along with the same day edit slideshow we produced for them on the Wedding day!

Hope you enjoy!

CP

Here is the same day Wedding slideshow!

VJ + Jana!! Another fantastic couple shoot.

We had a great time in the North End of Boston with VJ and Jana.  Couples photography is really one of the joys of my business. Getting to see the interactions between and couple in love is absolutely fantastic.  It was no different with these two.  I think we made some amazing pictures and got to bring out their personalities.  Here are a few sneak peeks from our couple's photo shoot in Boston!  More to come...

Gatsby Inspired engagement shoot at Carrie Nation in Boston with Tiffany and Matt

We had an incredible time at Carrie Nation with Tiffany and Matt for their Gatsby inspired engagement shoot.  They look fantastic!  I can't wait for the wedding.  Here is a slideshow of my favorite images.  how you enjoy!

Gatsby themed engagement shoot at Carrie Nation in Boston

This was one of the most interesting engagement shoots we've done so far.  I want to first thank the staff at Carrie Nation in Boston.  They were unbelievable to work with and incredibly generous to allow us to bring Tiffany and Matt in for their shoot.  I love the look and the atmosphere of the bar and restaurant at Carrie Nation, but most of all the Speakeasy is fantastic! If you haven't been, go! 

So now to the couple!  Tiffany has a fantastic vision for her wedding, "The Great Gatsby" and the Twenties in general. When we met with her and Matt we talked extensively about doing something more creative and themed for their engagement session.  We set out to find the location and started planning.  Tiffany and Matt shopped to get into character and did a great job.   After the shoot I couldn't wait to take a look and make sure we got the look and met Tiffany's expectations.  I think we got it!

These are a couple of sneak peeks for the Great Couple to enjoy!  More to come.

Thank you guys.  We had so much fun and I can't wait for you to see the rest...

 

CP

Another Sneak Peek with Jennifer and Stephen

I love going to new places with the couples I get to shoot.  This was fantastic.  For some crazy reason, living in the North End, I see the harbor everyday but.... I still forget there are amazing beaches so close.  Stephen and Jennifer brought us to Rocky Beach in Cohasset and then to Worlds End.  We got some amazing images and almost got kicked out of Worlds End!  Why would they close at 5:30??? 

Anyway I'm getting off track as usual.  I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy what I do so much, as well as having so many amazing people come into my life.  I feel like I'm not working with clients but Friends!  This day was exactly that, so here are a few sneak peeks.  I hope you enjoy...  More to come

 

CP

Yael and Tony engagement shoot

Congratulations Yael and Tony!  I am so excited to share your wedding day.  You two are absolutely adorable together.  

We had a great time walking through the Arboretum discovering the wonderful places to make pictures.  Here are just a couple so far from the engagement shoot.  I can't wait for you to come to the studio to see the rest!

This was a crazy weekend

I write often about how blessed I am to get to do what I do, but this weekend was amazing and exhausting.  I not only met with future clients but I also had a few shoots as well. 

This is Maryna & Andrew.  They were so much fun and let me do what ever I wanted.  I love working with a couple that's open to working to get the most out of our images.  This is the first one I've completed.  Hope they like it!  More to come...

 

CP

Proposal at the Nubble Lighthouse!

This was one of the best opportunities I've had working with couples!  I met James the other day when he came into my studio looking for a picture frame. He had been working on a fantastic plan to propose to his longtime girlfriend Danielle.  James wanted to frame a sign that said "Will you marry me" while he would be standing out of sight, in front of the Nubble Lighthouse.  Amazing...

Unfortunately I don't sell frames but I offered to be there to document the "Question" .  A few days later James was back and we set it in motion.  I have to say this is what I love the most about my job.  I get to not only witness, but share in some of the most important moments anyone can have.  This day was no different. 

I am truly blessed to be able to do what I do.  Thank you so much James and Danielle for allowing me to share this moment and most of all CONGRATULATIONS!!!  

Here is the first shot.  More to come...