When we booked this wedding, we knew what we were getting into. Boston in February was going to be COLD! However, I photographed Melanie’s sister’s wedding back in 2014 and I just loved their family so much that it made booking a freezing cold wedding in the Northeast totally worth it! I have never been more proud of a couple for sticking it out and being so physically uncomfortable for the sake of good photos!! It was a challenging day but I couldn’t be happier with the end results!!
The day started at the historic Lenox Hotel right beside the Boston Public Library. We had access to the roopftop for photos but in order to be high enough to be able to see the skyline, Dan and Melanie had to stand on a rickety old piece of wood. It was windy and blustery and slightly terrifying to stand on the edge of tall hotel rooftop but they did it JUST long enough for me to capture one of my favorite portraits of the day!! (You’ll see it when you start to scroll!) Not only did they risk their lives on the rooftop (I’m exaggerating, it wasn’t that bad but it was risky!), they also bared the freezing cold temps to make sure we made the MOST of all of the daylight that we had! I’m just so proud of them! They didn’t complain and they remained joyful and excited. I mean, this day had been in the making for a DECADE! They had so much to stay excited about despite the cold!!
Surrounded by their family and friends in a dark, romantic room of the library, they pledged to be each other’s person for the rest of their life. Their ceremony took place at 7pm and had such a different feel than other ceremonies that take place in the afternoon hours in the daylight. I loved the warm, romantic tone. Their officiant had a voice that could easily be used for narration for an epic movie. In his deep, rich voice, he challenged Melanie and Dan to remember how powerful and special this day was. It’s the beginning of their new life together as their own family. The only thing that could have made it even more special is if their pup, Ghost, was in attendance! But he was there in ice sculpture form at the reception!!! How amazing is that!?
Overall, we love this sweet couple and we love this family. I can’t explain how much of an honor it is to be asked back to photograph another Webster sister’s wedding!! Melissa and Aaron, thank you for inviting us into your life many many years ago. Dan and Melanie, thank you for trusting us with your gorgeous Boston wedding!! Enjoy my favorites from your day and enjoy SINGAPORE!!!
Lila stole the SHOW! I will not apologize for all of these pictures of her!
Loved her asymmetrical neckline!
This is it! The rooftop shot!
Ceremony + Reception Venue | Boston Public Library
Dress Designer | Ines di Santo
Dress Store | L’élite Boston
Florist | Studio One Twenty Three West
Wedding Planner | The Catered Affair
Hair + Make Up | Charlotte & Company
DJ | All That Events
Cake | The Catered Affair
Catering | The Catered Affair
Bridesmaids Dresses Designer | Amsale
Bridesmaids Dresses Store | L’élite Bridesmaid
Grooms + Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Invitations | Minted Weddings
Design | Haley Tyson
View Melanie + Dan’s Engagement Session HERE!
Ah! It’s our FINAL STUDENT SPOTLIGHT!!! This July post has been a long time coming but it’s HERE and it’s LIVE and I want you to help me celebrate these amazing photographers who are making their dreams happen!!!
This six month update feels like it’s weirdly disproportionate compared to other monthly updates! Why is that? Well, last month I posted a couple of sets of images that were actually at the beginning of his sixth month and THEN we photographed multiple weddings, had several trips away from home for a few days and the dads were for several days!
Hope and Jesse are the sweetest couple. You can just feel it when you’re with them! You can see it when you watch them interact. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are truly soulmates and best friends. They have an undeniable love for one another and that is why even a rainy, misty wedding day could be incredibly vibrant, warm and joyful!!
Rhett’s fifth month was full of fun. It’s crazy to me that I know I only take my big camera to about 10% of the things we do in a month and yet each month is SO full.
This beautiful wedding day took place in the rolling hills of West Virginia, just past the Virginia state line. Wild Goose Farm is a venue that I’ve never photographed before and let me tell you, it was a treat! We didn’t even have the sun join us for most of the day and yet we were able to capture beautiful portraits! Between the horses, old fences, stunning estate home, lily pad covered pond, old stone walls, rustic barn, open fields and a historic stone arch, I was in photographer heaven!
This session was just as sweet as it looks. We spent the evening with Megan and Tim in the country outside of Harrisonburg, Virginia. We were tucked away in the rolling hills in between beautiful fields and family farms. It reminded me all over again why I just love Virginia. We really have it all… beaches, mountains, history, and great schools! JMU, while it did play a role in Tim and Megan’s story, isn’t actually where it started!