Liz and Piotr at the Boston Public Library

This was a fantastic shoot at the Boston Public Library.  Liz and Piotr came up from New York to spend a weekend in Boston and we set up some time to run through the BPL and make a few shots.  It went great rite up until security asked us to leave.  LOLSo here are a few from our shoot and a few words about the couple from them!  Enjoy

How did you two meet?

Piotr & Elizabeth met through mutual friends at Northeastern University their freshmen year. They immediately hit it off - and the rest is history! After graduating college they moved into their first apartment together in South Boston. They lived there happily for three years before moving to Brooklyn, NY where they currently reside with their two cats. Although New York has been a fun adventure for the pair, Boston will always hold a special place in their hearts. This is the city where they met, fell in love and began their lives together. To celebrate their five year anniversary, Elizabeth & Piotr wanted to come back to Boston for a photo shoot. They felt it was the perfect way to reflect on where their story began and to celebrate all that is yet to come.

They chose the Boston Public Library as a venue because of its timeless elegance, romantic architecture and elegant ambiance.

Piotr says his favorite thing about Elizabeth is her kindness toward others.
Elizabeth's favorite thing about Piotr is his ability to always make her smile.

What look were you going for in your engagement session?

We were hoping to achieve a classic, romantic look for our anniversary pictures.

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

Although we went into this with a loose idea of what we wanted, it is so important to relax during the actual session and trust your photographer! Placing our trust in Christian allowed us the ability to have fun and focus on the excitement and romance of the experience. He was able to take our vision and run with it! We can't wait to see all the magic he created!

Tia and Paul's North End Boston Engagement photography

Here is another fantastic couple from the North End I had the opportunity to make some images with.  Tia was such a trooper for braving a fairly cold day in Boston, but not terrible for January.  Here are a few sneak peeks from their shoot and a little about their story from the couple.  Enjoy! 

How did you two meet?

Paul and I have known each other our entire lives. Both growing up in the North End, it's hard not to know everyone. First, we became good friends in middle school. We started dating early in high school and have been together ever since!

Tell us the proposal story~

After almost a decade of dating Paul planned a surprise proposal on a beach after work one Tuesday but, I accidentally parked in a street cleaning zone and my car was towed that day. I had managed to unknowingly interfere with all Paul's plans for the day/night but, he played it cool. Once we got to the tow lot Paul got down on one knee with one of my best friends there to capture the moment. I couldn't figure out why he chose such a romantic spot like the tow lot but, he had planned a surprise engagement party for when we got back to my house with all our family and friends where they were all waiting! It was the perfect ending to a VERY hectic day!

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

Honeymoon! We're also very exited to share this day with some many good friends and family.

Where are you getting married?  St. Leonard's church Boston, MA

Where is the reception?  Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA

What look were you going for in your engagement session?
We wanted to take pictures that were able to show important spots to us like where we grew up and also captured us looking natural with some beautiful scenes around us!

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

Just laugh! Taking photos can sometimes feel unnatural. Having a great photographer that helps you relax, feel comfortable and laugh can make everything go smoother!

How was your overall session experience?

Amazing! We can't thank you enough for being so patient with us and so talented too!

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!

Ari & Erin Engagement Session

About a month ago I had the opportunity to meet Ari and Erin.  Ari is an extremely talented local artist who I met at his show "Above the Standard" at his studio in South Boston.  We shot all around their neighborhood and I tried to capture both their love and the love they have for Boston.  What a great and fun couple.  I'm looking forward to working with them again!    



Amy & Tim

This was an incredible day of shooting with Amy and Tim.  We were able to work in three different locations including this fantastic church in the heart of Washington DC.  I want to thank Sal, Taylor and Alissa for all of the education and help! Hope you like the shots.