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OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

As promised, I’m back on track with blogging and catching up on all the great New England weddings I was privileged to be a part of this past summer and fall. One of these was Rachel and Evan’s wedding, at the stunning Oceancliff Resort in Newport, Rhode Island. I photographed their Beacon Hill engagement session last year and was really excited to shoot their wedding day.

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

Oceancliff is a wonderful venue situated right on the waterfront in Rhode Island and it was the first time I was shooting here. Although living in DC now, New England is still home for Rachel and Evan and that helped in their choice to have the wedding here. I started as I normally do with the girls, capturing them getting ready and the fun they were having. Rachel was getting ready in the Gate House, a wonderful house separate from the main build on the grounds near the entrance. This old house provided a really great backdrop and had some really nice features to incorporate into their Oceancliff wedding photos.

WEDDING PHOTOS OCEANCLIFF RI

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

WEDDING PHOTOS OCEANCLIFF RHODE ISLAND

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

WEDDING PICTURES OCEANCLIFF RHODE ISLAND

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

Rachel and her bridesmaids were adding the final touches to the table place cards and getting there hair and make up done, so we had lots to cover over in the Gate House. Rachel looked stunning in her beautiful wedding gown and with the morning having flown past, it was nearly time to head over for the first look with Evan in the courtyard of Oceancliff.

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT OCEANCLIFF RI

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

Evan was staying in the main building of Oceancliff, so it meant that I could easily switch between him and Rachel to make sure that we got some shots of him and the guys getting ready.  We got these shots before their first look downstairs.

OCEANCLIFF RI WEDDING PICTURES

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

It was really nice shooting their first look, and as ever, I try and stay out of the way and let them have their time together during this very special moment. The courtyard at Oceancliff couldn’t have been any better a setting for this.

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

As with all Jewish wedding ceremonies, the couple signed the Ketubah, or marriage contract, before going out to the lawn at the back of Oceancliff for the wedding under the Chuppah. The Ketubah is a beautiful document and the signing is a very nice part of the day, shared with Rachel and Evan’s closest friends and family.

RHODE ISLAND WEDDING PHOTOS AT OCEANCLIFF

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

The evening sunset falling over the ceremony was beautiful and the setting was perfect, with the early fall providing just the right temperature outside for the ceremony. With the sea as a backdrop I don’t think you could really have asked for more.

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING VENUE PHOTOS

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

OCEANCLLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

WEDDING AT OCEANCLIFF IN RHODE ISLAND

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MA

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

As the sun started to go down, we made the most of this wonderful quality of light to capture shots of Rachel and Evan together. With the sea and lights across the estuary as a backdrop as well as the sky as it exploded with color, we got some great wedding day shots here.

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

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OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

It wasn’t long before the festivities moved to the party phase, and boy can this gang dance! After the meal and the moving speeches were given, these guys didn’t hang around long before the dance floor was packed out and jumping! And it stayed this way for most of the night.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BOSTON MA

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

RHODE ISLAND USA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

I did manage to convince Rachel and Evan to leave the hopping dance floor for a few minutes just to grab another couple of shots  before I left them to party the rest of the night away at Oceancliff, with their fantastic group of friends and family. Thank you to you both for allowing me to shoot your New England wedding day and all of the celebrations.

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING

OCEANCLIFF WEDDING PHOTOS | RACHEL AND EVAN

 

If you’re interested in wedding photography coverage for your Boston or New England wedding day then please don’t hesitate to get in touch by dropping me an e-mail via my contact page here. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to “like” the facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/rfarrenphotography for updates and photos.

All the best and thanks for stopping by,

Roberto Farren | New England wedding photography

BOSTON NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA AND BRIAN

I had been looking forward to shooting Sara and Brian’s North End engagement photos ever since she got in touch mid-way through the summer. I had photographed one engagement session in the North End before, but was looking forward to finding some new spots with these guys, and was happy to say we succeeded.

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NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA & BRIAN

Their North End engagement shoot had been postponed from mid October to mid November due to a bad weather weekend, but we ended up with such a nice weekend in November it all turned out OK in the end! Starting just down the road from Starbucks (always nice to kick start with some caffeine), we didn’t waste any time getting going, shooting in Christopher Columbus Park.

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA & BRIAN

Moving through different parts of the North End in Boston, we were able to capture a variety of different scenes throughout the engagement shoot. I think we got a great overall feel for the North End from the session.

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PICTURES BY ROBERTO FARREN PHOTOGRAPHY

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA & BRIAN

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER BOSTON NORTH END

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA & BRIAN

NORTH END BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA & BRIAN

The North End provides countless engagement photo opportunities, as every turn down another road offers something new to incorporate and different light to work with. You also get the chance to use the city of Boston as a backdrop for a few shots. The cobbled section of the North End was definitely worth a stop off for some photos there.

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PICTURES BY ROBERTO FARREN PHOTOGRAPHY

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA & BRIAN

One of my favorite parts of the North End to shoot in is the Paul Revere Mall in between St Stephen’s Church and the Old North Church. The quality of light there on this day was fantastic and Sara and Brian were so fun to work with, I couldn’t have asked for more.

BOSTON NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PICTURES

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA & BRIAN

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS IN THE NORTH END

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA & BRIAN

Moving from here we had a change of outfits, which was easily done as they live right in the North End. We then made the most of the great little streets that you find throughout the North End. These streets are packed with character and wonderful architecture and are the ideal backdrops for a North End engagement session.

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER NORTH END BOSTON

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA & BRIAN

Nothing says the North End more than a great big Italian flag! Incorporating that into the shots gave us a nice splash of background color and using just the white of the flag gave us some nice high key images as well.

BOSTON NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA & BRIAN

We finished up back on the waterfront to get some photos there and on the way back to their place found another great little spot where we still had some color left in the trees. Thank you Sara and Brian for letting me capture your North End engagement pictures. I hope that you have fun looking back through them and all the best with your West Coast wedding next year.

NORTH END BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | SARA & BRIAN

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Cheers for stopping by,

Roberto | Boston Wedding Photography

BRITTANY AND CHRIS NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

This may be one of the most varied engagement sessions I have shot, and man was it fun! If you like, old cars, balloons, countryside, old barns, chickens or airplanes then you may like what is coming next! Brittany and Chris’s New England engagement session was photographed in New Hampshire at the beginning of this month, just after hurricane Sandy postponed us a few days.

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS NEW ENGLAND

NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | BRITTANY & CHRIS

We started off photographing Brittany and Chris’ New England engagement session at Brittany’s sisters house. Brittany’s brother in law, Dana, is a mechanic and restores old classic cars as well, and so we were able to use some of these in the shoot. The classic old yellow Chevy still ran perfectly and after shooting with it around the house, Dana kindly drove it up to another location so that we could carry on shooting and add a little more variety into the shots. The old car fit perfectly into their New England engagement photos and it was really good fun working it into the session.

NEW HAMPSHIRE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | BRITTANY & CHRIS

After moving the car up into the hills, I wanted to show the New England scenery and place Brittany, Chris and the old Chevy all into it so it would fit nicely together. I also wanted to give them a good mix of black and white and color photos from their engagement session. The old car really lent itself to black and white, but I think with its yellow color, it would have been a shame not to have shown this off as well.

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER BOSTON AND NEW ENGLAND

NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | BRITTANY & CHRIS

It was an overcast day with the odd burst of sun and more common threat of rain, but it held off for most of the day. The light was actually really nice to work with and it turned out to be a classic New England day of weather, constantly changing every five minutes or so. This was the first time I had ventured up to New Hampshire for an engagement session and after having shot a lot of engagement photos in and around Boston, this was a nice mix to be able to add to the blog. I hope to shoot lots more New England engagement sessions in different parts of the region next year and this shoot definitely got me itching for more.

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER NEW ENGLAND

NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | BRITTANY & CHRIS

Having finished up shooting with the yellow Chevy in the hills,  we headed back to the house for a change of clothes and a different feel to the shoot. We still wanted to capture that classic New England feel and I think working the red barns into the shoot definitely did that.

NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT SESSION

NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | BRITTANY & CHRIS

Brittany had picked up some balloons from her mum’s shop earlier that day and this gave us the chance to have an injection of color into their engagement session as well. We had had a little drop of rain and that helped punch the colors in the surrounding New England countryside, but the balloons gave it that little something extra and were a fun addition to the engagement pictures.

BOSTON AND NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | BRITTANY & CHRIS

If you thought we were done, think again. Don’t forget we still have planes to come! Brittany’s family live close to each other in this  part of New England. She has an aunt and uncle just down the road, and that was our next port of call. They live in a wonderfully picturesque part of New Hampshire with stone walls surrounding their property, a pond and old barns and with a little bit of color left in the trees, this was all I needed for the next part of their engagement shoot.

ENGAGEMENT SESSION NEW ENGLAND

NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | BRITTANY & CHRIS

We weren’t quite finished with the cars yet either. Dana had another old Chevy sitting in the drive and I wanted to incorporate that into their engagement shots as well. It was parked in a spot where the light was really nice and it created a great foreground for a series of shots for Brittany and Chris. Just at the back of the house was a wood pile that caught our attention as well. The pile of chopped wood made for a really interesting backdrop for a couple of shots and we couldn’t go without at least grabbing a couple.

NEW HAMPSHIRE ENGAGEMENT PICTURES

NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | BRITTANY & CHRIS

On our way back to Brittany and Chris’ house, we stopped by the nursery that Brittany’s family own and took the chance to add a few more shots in a place that had been in the family for a few generations. This was a great little spot to add some extra photos to their New England engagement shoot.

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NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | BRITTANY & CHRIS

I promised you planes, and planes you shall have! Chris works for the Federal Aviation Administration in Nashua, NH and is a qualified pilot, so we were allowed access to the runway for a few photos. This was the plane that Chris has actually flown before so it was great to be able to incorporate it into some of the shots as well. It was a super fun way to finish off the shoot and it was a first for me again. It was really good fun being able to add these plane shots into their engagement session and I think you’ll agree that they both looked the part!

ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS IN NEW ENGLAND

NEW ENGLAND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | BRITTANY & CHRIS

Thanks Brittany and Chris for allowing me to capture your New England engagement photos up in New Hampshire.

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All the best,

Roberto | BOSTON AND NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

 

OAKS FARM WEDDING PHOTOS | JOE & CLAIRE 2012

This wedding was slightly different in a couple of aspects from the others I have shot this year. For one, it was back in the UK and second it was for some very close friends of mine, Joe and Claire, that I had grown up with in London. It was nice to be back in action as a London wedding photographer and even nicer that it was shooting for friends.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER LONDON

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

On the morning of the big day I started with Joe and his best man, one of our good friends (he was a witness at my wedding!) Darra. We got some photos of these guys getting ready and being back in England that obviously started with a wedding day cup of tea. It’s always nice to share a brew with your good friends, but even more so on a morning like this!

OAKS FARM WEDDING PHOTOS

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

The guys scrubbed up nicely and it wasn’t long before I was heading off to catch up with Claire, who was getting ready in Bromley. Before leaving, I took the chance to capture some details of the rings and some other special jewelry. What made the jewelry and the rings so special was that Joe’s twin sister, Anna, had made them all. I can attest to Anna’s wonderful work, she made our wedding rings and Erin’s (my wife’s) engagement ring. You may notice a theme of origami paper cranes running through this wedding (more to come in a bit) and Anna continued this in the jewelry, with wonderful silver folded cranes as necklaces and tie clips.

LONDON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

It was great fun catching up with the girls round at Claire’s parents house and needless to say there were more cups of tea to be drunk, before moving quickly onto the Champers! It was nice to be able to get some shots of Claire and her parents and family and also Joe’s mum and Anna, who was also a bridesmaid, as they were all getting ready and leaving from here. I took the chance to grab a few shots of Claire when she was completely ready and think you’ll agree she looked stunning in her dress!

OAKS FARM WEDDING PHOTOS

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS LONDON

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

OAKS FARM WEDDING PHOTOS SURREY UK

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

Being England in the summer, it was obviously raining, but that was never going to dampen spirits today! Running out to the VW Camper Van that was going to be taking the bridesmaids and then Claire to Oaks Farm in Surrey where they were getting married, involved numerous umbrellas but no one got too wet! The awesome old VW  was the perfect choice for these guys and it was great fun riding with the girls over to the venue in it.

WEDDING AT OAKS FARM SURREY UK

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

More brollies (umbrellas, for my American readers) at the ready once we were at the venue and a big thank you to Marco, Claire’s brother, for holding one over me while I shot.

WEDDING PHOTOS AT OAKS FARM

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

Oaks Farm was a wonderful location and though they had told me lots about it beforehand, it was the first time I was photographing here and it was a wonderful venue from all aspects. Good choice guys!

LONDON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERTO FARREN

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

With everything in the one location we were set to go for the day here once Claire showed up. It was nice being a part of a day that was shared by so many friends and family that I knew. Our close friends did the readings during the ceremony and Claire’s two nieces did a great job with their reading as well.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

They had been engaged over a year and during that time had spent most of their spare time folding origami paper cranes. See if you can spot a few throughout the day, they pop up here and there. There were over a thousand altogether and on several occasions in the run up to the big day, Joe and Claire had people over for folding parties round at their house.

OAKS FARM SURREY UK WEDDING

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

The sun finally came out for us and gave me the chance to take Joe and Claire out into the grounds around Oaks Farm to capture some portraits of just the two of them together. When I’m photographing weddings in Boston and New England I always like to take the bride and groom outside for some shots of the two of them together and I wanted to make sure that I could get some for Joe and Claire as well. There are some wonderful spots surrounding the main building at Oaks Farm so we didn’t have to venture to far to find some great photo ops.

OAKS FARM AND LONDON WEDDING PHOTOS

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

Thank you Joe and Claire for letting me have the privilege of capturing your Oaks Farm wedding day photos! It was great fun and it’s been great going back through the shots to put this blog post together. Catch up with you both next month!!

LONDON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

OAKS FARM WEDDING UK | JOE & CLAIRE

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Cheers,

Roberto | LONDON AND NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

 

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – LORRIE AND JOHN’S MEDFIELD MA WEDDING DAY

John and Lorrie were married earlier this year in Medfield, MA with a wonderful church ceremony and backyard celebrations in Lorrie’s parents’ home that made for a truly special day for them and all their friends and family. Having a backyard reception was a great way to create a wonderfully customized atmosphere, in a setting that was very close to Lorrie’s heart, and I was grateful that they allowed me to capture their New England wedding day photos.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS NEW ENGLAND

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

I started off with John and the rest of the guys at John’s brother’s house just a short distance away from Lorrie’s parents’ house. Both Lorrie and John were from the Medfield area, and with lots of friends and family based nearby, it was nice to have the wedding local to them. Shooting with John first, we got some photos of him getting ready and spending the morning with his brothers and other groomsmen, before getting some more formal and fun shots of them all together once they were ready for the day. It also gave me the chance to capture John opening the moving card and gift that Lorrie had sent over that morning.

MEDFIELD MA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

I had a good bit of time with John and the guys before heading over to Lorrie, so it was nice to be able to set up a few different looks and shots with them. It’s always nice when you get around to designing an album if you have nice variety in the shots, and I always recommend leaving a  little more time than you think for these photos as you’ll be glad after the day.

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NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

After shooting John, it was time to head round to Lorrie’s parents’ house which was just down the road from the guys.  Lorrie and the girls were nearly ready to go, with Lorrie ready to get into her dress. Not all of the bridesmaids had seen the dress yet, so it was a nice to capture them seeing it for the first time. Once Lorrie was in her dress, we were able to capture some shots that would compliment the shots we had captured with the guys and that would go well together in an keepsake album of their day. It’s always my aim when shooting to try and keep a similar feel to all the shots, so that you have a consistent feel to the whole day when you go back and look through it again and again, years down the line.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NEW ENGLAND

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

John and Lorrie were married in their local church, again not far from their home, and I had visited it earlier in the year with them when we were going through all the details for the day. It’s always nice to see a venue beforehand and although I don’t need to see a place before shooting there, it is nice to get some ideas by visiting before the big day. Each New England wedding day has something unique about it, and meeting with the couple before the big day means that I can make sure I know exactly what to look out for.

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NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

The church was beautiful and had lots of great angles to work with. As it was a full mass, it gave me lots of time to explore these potential different shots, again allowing for lots of variety when it comes round to album shots. The church was decorated in a similar style to the reception back at Lorrie’s parents house and I loved the mason jars and flower choices.

WEDDING PHOTOS NEW ENGLAND

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

John and Lorrie’s wedding ceremony was full of friends, family and their children. One of Lorrie’s younger relatives even played guitar and sung for them, which was a particularly moving moment for them both as well as the young girl’s parents. It was clear that family and friends were very important to both Lorrie and John, and there were lots of warm welcomes for the newly married couple during the receiving line after the mass.

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NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

I always like to shoot the portrait shots of the couple in a few different locations if possible, and after all of the family had headed back to the house for the reception, we took the time to get a few shots of Lorrie and John together at the church before following behind them. Once we were back at the house we made the most of the wonderful back garden space to capture all of the group photos.

MEDFIELD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

This was my first time shooting a New England backyard wedding, and I have to say that it was really great fun! It was a very nice and relaxed atmosphere, and the celebrations got into full swing as soon as we got back there. I particularly liked the canoe full of iced beers! Who wouldn’t like that?

BACKYARD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY MEDFIELD MA

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

NEW ENGLAND AND MA WEDDING PHOTOS

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

As I said before I always like to try and shoot couples at a few different locations and times during the day. Taking shots at different points during the day means that I don’t keep you away from friends and family for too long, and it means that you have a wider range of images at the end. Although if you want to give me an hour or more to shoot just the two of you, then I’m definitely not going to say no! :)

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

Once the dancing got started, it carried on through the night and well after I had packed up my gear and left. It was really great to have been part of such a wonderful day in John and Lorrie’s lives and I’m looking forward to catching up with them very soon to look through all the photos for their wedding album.

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NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

I couldn’t help but sneak in one final shot before leaving though. The twinkle lights that were strung up around the garden created a wonderful light in the background and placing Lorrie and John in the foreground we were able to capture this wonderful final shot from their wonderful wedding day.

WEDDING DAY PHOTOGRAPHY BOSTON AND NEW ENGLAND

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS – JOHN & LORRIE

If you’re interested in wedding photography coverage for your Boston or New England wedding day then please don’t hesitate to get in touch by dropping me an e-mail via my contact page here. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to “like” the facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/rfarrenphotography for updates and photos.

All the best and thanks for stopping by,

Roberto Farren | New England wedding photography

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PHOTOS – MASSACHUSETTS

Rebecca and Justin celebrated their New England wedding day at Lyman Estate in Waltham earlier this year on a wonderful summer’s day. Lyman Estate in MA provides a beautiful backdrop to any wedding day, with wonderful grounds surrounding the historic house that dates back to 1793. These are some of their Lyman Estate wedding photos and their story.

WEDDING PHOTOS LYMAN ESTATE

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

I was shooting alongside Nicole Chan, owner and lead photographer of Nicole Chan photography who had hired me to second shoot for her for the day. I started off with Justin and the groomsmen, as is often the case for the second photographer on the day. I photographed all the guys together while they were getting ready, and this time is always nice to build a rapport with them all. Justin and the groomsmen got ready at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, as were Rebecca and her bridesmaids. They were to have their “first look” at the Westin before heading over to the Lyman Estate for wedding photos there, before the ceremony.

WEDDING PICTURES LYMAN ESTATE MA

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS LYMAN ESTATE

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

The “first look” took place in the foyer of the Westin hotel and it was a great moment for the bride and groom, as well as the bridal party, who were able to watch from a distance and share this special moment with them.

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PHOTOS

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

Heading to Lyman Estate for wedding pictures before the ceremony meant that there was more time for Rebecca and Justin to spend time with friends and family for the day. The ceremony was at the First Parish Church in Waltham and this choice of location complemented the wonderful grandeur of Lyman Estate.  It was my first time photographing a wedding at this church as well, and that is always fun to photograph a MA wedding at a new venue.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MA LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

WEDDING PHOTOS AT LYMAN ESTATE MA

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

The ceremony was very moving and their friends and family packed the church out to share this very special time with them. The First Parish Church is your quintessential New England wedding location and the photos here came out great.

WEDDING PICTURES LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING MA

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

WEDDING AT LYMAN ESTATE MA

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

WEDDING DAY PHOTOS AT LYMAN ESTATE MA

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

Heading to Lyman Estate again after the ceremony, it was a pleasure to shoot alongside Nicole and her team of videographers.  The day was very relaxed and while we shot with the bride and groom again, we had already photographed a lot of the formal groups and were able to explore the grounds around the house and capture more wedding day photos with Lyman Estate in the background.

LYMAN ESTATE MA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING DAY PHOTOS AT LYMAN ESTATE

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

The wedding day meal was held outside under the tent with views out onto the grounds. With complete run of the property, they were able to move in and out of the house and enjoy everything that Lyman Estate has to offer. Wedding photo opportunities at Lyman Estate both inside and out of the house are to be had at every turn and I’m looking forward to hopefully shooting here again.

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LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MA

LYMAN ESTATE WEDDING PICTURES

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All the best,

Roberto | NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PICTURES | JILLIAN AND GEOFF 2012

Jillian and Geoff traveled from the west coast to be married in Massachusetts, in Jillian’s hometown of Woburn earlier this year, and held their celebrations at the stunning Boston Harbor Hotel on Boston’s waterfront, with a quick stop-off at the Boston Public Gardens in the mix as well.

BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

I started off with Jillian, her bridesmaids and family at the Boston Harbor Hotel where Jillian was getting ready. With some great views over the city from the room near the top of the hotel, this was a perfect spot to get ready before the big day. The girls all looked great, and Jillian was first to get ready as we were meeting Geoff in the Public Gardens for their first look. Traveling over with Jillian in the limo let me capture some great shots of her on the drive over.

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

WEDDING PICTUES AT THE BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

WEDDING PICTURES TAKEN AT BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL MA

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

Geoff was waiting in the Public Gardens when we turned up, and it was fun to shoot my first “first look” with them.  First looks are a great way to ensure that you get all the photographs that you want, but that you get to spend as much time as possible with your friend and family at the reception.  Plus, with all the preparation and buzz on the day of your wedding, it’s a great way to take a few moments and connect with your soon-to-be husband or wife before the curtains go up!

WEDDING PHOTOS BOSTON PUBLIC GARDENS

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

WEDDING PICTURES IN THE BOSTON PUBLIC GARDENS

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

Their ceremony was in Woburn at St Charles Church, and we traveled there from the Boston Harbor Hotel, with the groom and groomsmen heading there about 45 minutes before Jillian and the rest of the guests. This gave Breck, who was shooting with me that day, the chance to work with them. The ceremony was beautiful, and the church wonderfully lit.

WEDDING PICTURES AT THE BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WOBURN MA AND BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

 

WOBURN MA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

ST CHARLES WOBURN MA WEDDING PHOTOS

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

After the ceremony, we headed back to the Boston Harbor Hotel for wedding pictures and the rest of the evening’s festivities, including a surprise flash-mob coordinated by Jillian’s bridesmaids and friends. Later on in the evening, I borrowed Jillian and Geoff once more to capture some shots of them with a slightly different ambiance, and work the iconic arch of the Boston Harbor Hotel into their wedding shots as well.

WEDDING PICTURES AT THE BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

WEDDING PHOTOS AT THE BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL

JILLIAN AND GEOFF | BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

Thank you Jillian and Geoff for allowing me to capture your New England wedding day and a big shout out to Breck Sargent for his help that day as well.

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Roberto | Wedding photographer New England

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION – MIKE AND DENISE

I’m shooting Mike and Denise’s wedding in April next year in Boston, but I had the great pleasure of capturing their engagement photos this year at the Boston Public Library. It is a very unique space in the heart of Boston and offers a myriad of shooting opportunities, from the wonderful courtyard to the fascinating interior. The location couldn’t have been any more fitting as Denise is a Librarian herself, and both her and Mike have always enjoyed the Boston Public Library as a place to visit and spend time together.

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION – MIKE & DENISE

We started off shooting outside the main entrance that leads out onto Copley Square. The front of the Boston Public Library has a sense of grandeur that is hard to beat and made for the perfect starting point for their engagement session. We actually finished off here as well at the end of the night, to make use of the lights that came on after dark. Taking the time to grab some shots here was also a relaxing way to start the session and get Mike and Denise comfortable in front of the camera, which took all of two seconds. These guys were super fun to shoot and I’m really looking forward to their big day next April.

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS AT THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY BPL

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION – MIKE & DENISE

After capturing some shots outside we moved into the main courtyard, a spot I had been looking forward to shooting in ever since I had first seen it earlier this year. The white walls surrounding the courtyard produce a wonderful quality of light and the architecture feels like a European city rather than being in the center of Boston. The pillars, archways and fountain as well as the manicured gardens make for a great Boston engagement session location or wedding venue.

ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY MA

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION – MIKE & DENISE

We wanted to make use of the space in a number of different ways and also after dark, when the fountain was lit by the lights within. After initially shooting here while the daylight lingered in the sky, we moved inside to capture more of the interior before coming back out for a nighttime session.

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT THE BPL

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION – MIKE & DENISE

The Boston Public Library is as fun to shoot inside as it is outside and the number of spots to work with is fantastic, you just have to make sure you’re quiet :) Shooting in the main section of the library with it’s trademark green lamps and the high intricate ceilings framed Mike and Denise to give us some great shots inside, to compliment the ones we had captured outside. It’s always nice to come away from an engagement shoot and have a nice solid variety in the photos and the Boston Public Library sure does give you that opportunity.

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION – MIKE & DENISE

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION – MIKE & DENISE

Heading back out to finish the Boston Public Library engagement session we made use of the staircase again as we had on the way in. I like to be fluid when I shoot and capturing photos as we move through spaces, often using them again in a different way if we pass through them again. The light had faded into the night as we moved back outside to the main courtyard again and the fountain was lit beautifully, illuminating the water and the statue. Using a video light and some off camera flashes I was able to illuminate the background as well, to show off the wonderful pillared archways in the background and Mike and Denise have taken tango lessons and so we had to get at least one of their moves into the shoot as well.. The last shot we captured was back outside, where we had started, as I had wanted to get them a shot in front of the library after dark as well. It was great fun shooting with you both and as I said really looking forward to next April.

ENGAGEMENT SESSION BOSTON MA

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION – MIKE & DENISE

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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SHOOT PHOTOS

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION – MIKE & DENISE

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CASTLETON NH WEDDING PICTURES – BEN AND JULIA

Julia and Ben held their New England wedding day celebrations at Castleton in NH earlier this summer. This beautiful location is situated very close to my wife’s family, who are based in Hudson, NH and it was pleasure to be able to shoot close to an area that I am now very familiar with. A wedding at Castleton in Windham NH, feels like you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and the large pond and the open spaces make it a wonderful location for a wedding ceremony and photos in New England. The day started off with the strong threat of rain, but that soon cleared up and we ended up with an amazing day for them both to celebrate with their families.

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

I always like to start coverage with the groom if possible, as that gives me a chance to get some great shots of him and any groomsmen together, before I head to the bride and her preparations. I had the chance to get some shots of Ben in the grounds of Castleton and he looked great, suited and booted for the big day.

WEDDING PHOTOS AT CASTLETON NH

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

I then headed to meet up with Julia to capture some shots of her with her mum and maid of honor while they were all getting ready. Julia looked stunning and the light coming in through the window at Castleton lit the room and the shots beautifully. Julia’s flowers were an elegant bouquet that matched her dress perfectly. Capturing the detail shots here in this beautiful light and backdrop completed a great set of shots.

CASTLETON NH WINDHAM WEDDING PICTURES

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

I headed out ahead of Julia to give her time to finish getting ready and spend some time with her mum before heading out to see Ben for the first time at the altar. This gave me the chance to capture some wedding photos in Castleton’s grounds with the guests as they arrived, and to get set for Julia walking down the aisle. The garden at Castleton is a wonderful location, with the stunning pond behind providing the perfect backdrop. It was a wonderfully intimate ceremony and one that was a true pleasure to be part of.

WEDDING CEREMONY PHOTOS AT CASTLETON WINDHAM NH

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

CASTLETON WEDDING PHOTOS NEAR POND NH

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

After the ceremony, we headed to another part of the grounds that offer some shade from the hot summer sun to capture Ben and Julia’s family photos and to spend sometime with the two of them together to capture their New England wedding portraits. Castleton offers some truly wonderful locations to capture these shots and we had lots of time to use the perfectly manicured grounds to get them some great shots together. I had a great time shooting with these guys and I think you’ll agree they looked wonderful together.

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOS AT CASTLETON NH

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PICTURES AT CASTLETON NH

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

WEDDING PHOTOS AT CASTLETON IN WINDHAM NH

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

Once we had a great selection of portraits outside, it was time to return them to their guests. With a wonderful array of cupcakes laid out and the great meal to come, I wanted to get them back to their celebrations as soon as possible. Ben and Julia’s friends and families were a pleasure to shoot with, and were all in the party mood. As the dancing and celebrations continued inside, I wanted to get a couple more shots for them both outside and inside, as the banquet hall at Castleton is wonderfully lit and made for a stunning last portrait for them to finish their coverage with.

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

NEW ENGALND AND BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look through my New England wedding photos from Ben and Julia’s wedding at Castleton. Please leave your comments below or share on Facebook if you have enjoyed going through these photos. Don’t forget to stop by at Roberto Farren Photography over on Facebook and if you would like to discuss coverage for your New England wedding day then please don’t hesitate to get in touch by going through the contact page here.

CASTLETON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER ROBRETO FARREN

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NH

Cheers,

Roberto | Wedding photographer NH

WEDDING PHOTOS AT THE LIBERTY HOTEL AND MUSEUM OF SCIENCE BOSTON – KATIE AND RYAN

Katie and Ryan were married on the West Coast of the US earlier this year, but got in touch with me to shoot their East coast wedding celebrations back here in Boston. They were staying at the Liberty Hotel in Boston, and were having their reception party at the Museum of Science in Cambridge MA. Wedding photos at the Liberty Hotel in Boston give the photographer some wonderful backdrops to build in, and having a wedding at the Museum of Science in Cambridge just down the road offered another equally stunning location to capture them some great Boston wedding photos.

wedding photography at Liberty Hotel Boston

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

As a fairly recent transplant to the region, I hadn’t had the chance to photograph a New England wedding at either one of these locations yet and was really looking forward to shooting with Katie and Ryan, both of whom were an absolute pleasure to work with. We started off with a few preparation shots at the Liberty Hotel and then moved into the main part of the hotel to get some portraits of Katie and Ryan together there. The main reception of the Liberty Hotel is a wonderful space, still maintaining a lot of the old traits from the days when it used to be a jail here in Boston. The wonderful old backdrop coupled with modern furnishings gives it a very unique feel, and has now joined my ever-growing list of favorite spaces to shoot weddings in Boston.

WEDDING PHOTOS AT LIBERTY HOTEL BOSTON

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

LIBERTY HOTEL BOSTON WEDDING

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

I wanted to capture the grandness of the space, but also get Ryan and Katie some more intimate shots in it as well. I think we did a great job of getting both of these aspects into their Boston wedding photographs and we luckily had a bit of time before heading over to the Museum of Science in Cambridge to get some shots near the entrance and use the escalators as well.

LIBERTY HOTEL BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOS

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

LIBERTY HOTEL BOSTON WEDDING DAY PHOTOS

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

We met up with the rest of the family in time to get Ryan and Katie into the reception room in the Museum of Science so that they could welcome their guests as they arrived. This location was another one I had yet to shoot at and it was a real pleasure working with all the staff here that helped to make Katie and Ryan’s run smoothly. We took advantage of the balcony at the back of the reception room that overlooked the Charles River and had some wonderful evening light falling onto it, to capture some more photos for Katie and Ryan and the rest of the family.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOS

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE BOSTON WEDDING

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Although they were not having another wedding ceremony here in Boston, they did have another cake, after all you can’t properly celebrate without cake :) After the meal and the dancing was underway, we managed to once again make use of the balcony as the sun set, and to got some different shots by night with Boston lit in the background. It was great fun working with Ryan and Katie for their New England wedding reception at the Museum of Science and to meet their wonderful families.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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Cheers,

Roberto | Wedding photographer Boston