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!
I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!
I’m so excited to share another addition of Student Spotlights from our KJ Education community! It’s so funny to us, but quite often, we find that our friends who know us in everyday life but aren’t in our industry really have no clue what we do! They think we shoot 10 weddings a year and that’s the extent of our work these days but oh… that couldn’t be further from the truth!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.