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We were looking at the forecast and my heart sank when I saw that there were going to be wind gusts of 40-50mph. Boston was going to be under a wind advisory when Michael and I were flying in for an engagement session. I’ve said it before, but WIND is almost worse than RAIN! Wind is very hard to control while rain can be combatted with a cute porch, a classic black umbrella and some Hunter boots! There isn’t a lot that you can do to control WIND and so that is why this session is so amazing! We shot this entire session in between wind gusts AND with a very high-energy puppy….

The other crazy thing was that we were shooting on a college campus and because their sweet pup is such a unique Husky-mix, everyone and their brother had to stop and say hi to him! He really was quite the campus celebrity for the two hours that we were there!! Despite the challenges, this shoot was a blast! If we are going to walk around on a chilly day with intense wind gusts, we want to be with a couple like Dan and Melanie!!!

Dan and Melanie are so relaxed, up for anything and they trusted me. It’s hard enough to feel comfortable having your pictures taken in normal situations, but these two made it easy even in the midst of a crowded campus, keeping up with a puppy  and dealing with wind!

If you’ve been a long time blog follower, you may think that Melanie looks familiar  and  that’s  because you’ve seen her on the blog  before! She’s the sister of one of our past KJ Brides and it’s such an HONOR to be a part of another celebration within this family! Michael and I will be traveling up to Boston in FEBRUARY for their  wedding and we’re hoping for beautiful light flurries, a fresh coat of snow but no blizzard conditions. That’s not too much to ask, right?!

We can’t wait to see these two again! And GHOST (the pup!). He’ll hopefully be present for a few wedding portraits and so I’m glad he got a  chance to practice during the engagement session! :) Enjoy my favorites from this Boston shoot!

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— Katelyn

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