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!
32 Years. Over three decades. Can you image the impact? My dad accepted the call to our tiny little part of Virginia when I was just 18mos old.
Off season is here!! For wedding photographers, this is hopefully a time to rest and rejuvenate before busy season kicks back in. This is also a great time to focus on some back-end business tasks you might have had on your plate for a while now.
2021 was a year to remember! I decided to close out YouTube for the year, by reflecting back on life lessons 2021 taught me – what worked, what didn’t and what I hope to remember as I move into 2022.
You guys know talking about the tech side of a photography business is not my expertise… but thankfully it IS Tyler’s!!! I asked him to take over this YouTube video because I want to help you figure out which Mac is going to be the best one for you (even though I shouldn’t be the one to help you with that!!)!
It’s been years since I’ve done a round-up of some of my favorite images from the year! I struggle to narrow these down and so I decided to showcase some of the images with the best candid emotions!
Welcome back to another Behind the Image! In this series I take you behind the scenes of a real wedding day and then analyze one image! Today we’re analyzing an image from a wedding we shot back in May that should NOT have worked…but it did!!