Category Archives: BOSTON NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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So this Boston engagement session is a little different. These guys aren’t engaged, but are actually friends and this shoot was set up so that we could help each other out and capture some great images, that hopefully they can both use as well. Marcella and Dennis are both models here in Boston and when we were talking one day about locations we’d like to shoot, Boston’s Waterfront came up, so we decided that we would take an afternoon to scope out its possibilities.
We started off the “Boston engagement session” at South Station were we met up. This hadn’t been my plan, I just couldn’t help but shoot some photos in the wonderful light that was bouncing off some of the tall glass buildings there. The gold doors to the station then created a wonderful backdrop to frame Dennis and Marcella with.
I’m a Boston wedding photographer, but I haven’t grown up here and have actually only been shooting in this city for just over a year now, after moving from London, England. There are a TON of places that I see everyday that I would really love to shoot in and having been down to Boston’s Waterfront a number of times felt it would make for a really great Boston engagement shoot location.
It was a colder day than the crazy 80F temperatures that we had felt the week before in March, but the sun was shining and bringing a little warmth, when out of the wind. Normally bright sunshine isn’t the best for your Boston engagement or wedding photos but working with it, you can still get some great results nonetheless.
Boston’s Waterfront provides a mix of old and new to work with and really provides some great locations. There are some great spots where you can really get great light for shots and others that if you work with the light will give you a great Boston backdrop to your engagement or wedding photographs.
We wrapped up the shoot in the North End, just a short walk away. This was another location that had been on my hit list of potential “Boston engagement session locations” and although by this point we were all starting to get a little cold, the guys did great and we got a good selection of images from here as well. We finished up the afternoon with an espresso in one of the Italian cafes on Hanover Street. You can’t get a much better coffee in Boston than there.
If you are interested in having your Boston engagement photos taken by the waterfront, in the North End or any other part of town then please get in touch, I would love to shoot more in both of those locations as well as a big list of others too! I’m currently booking Boston wedding photography and engagement session for 2012 and 2013 so please don’t hesitate to get in touch by clicking here and dropping me a line.
A big thank you and shout out to Marcella Sacco and Dennis Mulherin!! I would definitely recommend working with these guys if you are another photographer looking to do a shoot in Boston.