First, we stopped at the incredible Castle Hill Inn for photos at the lighthouse on their sprawling property. There's no shortage of New England charm on those picturesque cliffs on the water. We then drove through Newport over to Sachuest Beach for golden hour and sunset. The sky decided to show off and lit up in a rainbow of pastel colors for their photos! We are looking forward to their wedding on the Duxbury Bay waterfront in Massachusetts this August.
This city is home to them, so it was special to have these photos incorporate Boston and this stage of their lives. I’m all about a meaningful location and it’s even better when it’s as beautiful as this one. The spotlight will be on these two again next summer at their beautiful wedding day! Cheers to Alec & Carolyn deciding on forever together, and a few photos to mark the occasion!
This strong little girl decided she couldn’t wait to meet her parents, so she wanted to surprise them a little early! She was the sweetest thing and was busy catching up on some sleep during our session, which in turn made her quite the baby model. Her beautiful nursery was the perfect backdrop for this lifestyle newborn session… loved being able to capture her in that space that her mom and dad thoughtfully created to prepare for her arrival home… it is what lifestyle nursery session dreams are made of when paired with that tiny little bundle.
We rescheduled this session time and time again due to weather, and finally landed on the most beautiful summer evening for Meredith & Nick’s engagement photos in Chatham, Massachusetts. I loved being shown around this beautiful place that they hold close to their hearts as we hopped from location to location throughout this seaside town on the Cape, starting at Chatham Bars Inn and ending up on Lighthouse Beach.
A picture perfect summer day, a blue sky outdoor ceremony, and two people wholeheartedly made for each other makes for a pretty amazing wedding day. After exchanging personal vows during a touching ceremony led by a close friend, the celebrations began and carried into the night in the most “Kate & Kevin” way possible.
It rained & it poured all afternoon, and then… it cleared! Like magic, Monica & Ryan walked out of their ceremony to find watercolor skies, and we spent the rest of the evening celebrating the newlyweds under the Newport sunset. I had the honor of photographing their stunning Belle Mer wedding at the Island House; a perfect setting for an intimate & classy seaside event. This day was extra special though thanks to having their children take part as their bridal party. I always love to capture children at weddings, but I especially loved documenting the day this crew *officially* became family!
I don’t even know where to start with this one! Heather & Matt are one of my 2019 couples and we recently captured their engagement session in Warren: a cute, coastal town in Rhode Island. I loved them from the minute I first met them this past winter when we were booking their wedding, and immediately felt their natural, joyful connection. You pick up on the genuine chemistry between them in a split second, and I love how it translates through these photos.
A little change of scenery- a maternity session in Washington State! I flew out to the west coast to visit my best friend before her baby girl arrives this summer for some quality time together. Back when I was first starting my own business, Lauren & Jake were my very first official clients (!!!) so it was so special for me to be able to give them an updated photoshoot of their little family before their sweet girl arrives. Lauren has always been my through thick-and-thin best friend, and to see her pregnant and feel her baby doing somersaults in that perfect belly was surreal.
Spring decided to show off for Brett & Briana! It seemed like just about everything was in bloom for their engagement session at Northeastern University in Boston, where it all began for them. They toured me around campus to some of their favorite spots and we finished up on top of a parking deck overlooking the Boston skyline. With a bit of luck, a cloudy morning gradually changed to blue skies and sun by the time we reached the top, leaving the skyline perfectly illuminated in gorgeous shades of blue.
I kicked off spring sessions with one of my 2019 couples, Erin & Brendan, at the Cross Estate Gardens this April. It’s one of my top favorite locations for sessions and we won the spring engagement session lottery that day… warm weather, no wind, no rain, and some colorful blooms! That combination almost never happens in the early spring but we certainly took advantage of the beautiful day. The next time Erin & Brendan are in front of my camera it will be December as they become husband and wife! I am thrilled to be working with this sweet couple, and I already cannot wait to capture their winter wedding at Hamilton Farms in New Jersey.
I love the uniqueness of each shoot with lifestyle newborn sessions inspired by the baby’s nursery and their family. This sweet girl was quite the cooperative little model for me and I loved incorporating their furry family member, Lucy, into the shoot as well for some family portraits.
Getting married in the same city where you met and fell in love adds another beautiful layer of meaning to the story of your wedding day. I loved capturing Stephanie & Andrew’s winter wedding at Alden Castle: A Longwood Venue in Boston. The city holds such a special place in their relationship, and they didn’t let the cold Massachusetts winter keep them from having beautiful Boston as their backdrop. They were getting married there for a reason, so it was important to incorporate the city in the photos that will tell the story of this day for generations to come.
When I think back to Jan & Liam’s wedding day at Omni Parker House in Boston, the first thing that comes to mind is how Jan was absolutely glowing from start to finish. I honestly don’t think I caught her without a smile on her face the entire day, and it was such a pleasure to be able to capture that genuine happiness and excitement.
Kaylin was a bridesmaid in one of my previous weddings so I was thrilled to reconnect with her and her husband for their maternity session. It was such a beautiful fall day in Boston so we wandered our way through Beacon Hill for that quintessential Boston vibe and walked over to the Boston Public Garden. The famous ducklings even made their way into the session.
You won’t believe that this bright & airy beach wedding happened on a freezing cold day in mid November when you see these photos! Andrea & Jay’s wedding day at Newport Beach House was stunning. This venue is definitely on my list of favorites; the chic decor and bright spaces in addition to the amazing beachfront property made for photogenic backdrops everywhere you turn. Add Andrea & Jay to the mix and it was all really a photographer’s dream. Whether the fun swinging chairs outside, the glowing golden hour light, or the sunset peeking through the windows during their first dance… it was a day where each and every photo was fun to create.