Category Archives: BOSTON WATERFRONT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

We had arranged this engagement session to take place on a Saturday evening, but the weather that day did not want to play. It was pouring with rain in the morning, and the forecast was calling for more of the same.  We made the call to change the shoot to Monday evening instead and were rewarded with one of the nicest evenings we could hope for down by the Charles River.

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

I have shot engagement sessions and lifestyle shoots on the Charles before, but this time we really wanted to explore all that this part of Boston had to offer. Starting with Fernando and Vanessa around an hour before sunset meant that we were going to get the best light of the day for their photographs. The hour before and after sunset or sunrise gives a beautiful light, and while I will rise at 4:00AM to shoot landscapes, expecting couples to get up at that time for an engagement session might be a bit much.

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

I’m capturing Vanessa and Fernando’s Boston wedding in August this year and this was a great chance to get them both in front if the camera and spend some time with them. The Esplanade is a really great place for engagement photos in Boston, with the landscaped parks and Charles River providing a great backdrop, and there are lots of really interesting places within a short walk.

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

I knew that I wanted to get them some shots over the bridges that cross the water and also incorporate some with the intricate masonry that lines the side of the still water pools that can be found along Boston’s esplanade. With the evening sunshine coming in and lighting them, we couldn’t have asked for better conditions.

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

After we shot there, we wanted to get some other images with the Longfellow Bridge in the background, as well as some of the sailboats that are a trademark of that part of town. The little docks that line the back of the Charles River gave us another great location for Fernando and Vanessa.

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

I had a great time shooting with them both in Boston on a perfect summer evening. I can wait to catch up with you both again very soon for the big day!

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT SESSION

BOSTON ESPLANADE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | VANESSA AND FERNANDO

If you are interested in having your engagement session at the Esplanade and along the banks of the Charles River or getting your Boston engagement photos in another part of town then don’t hesitate to get in touch, I can’t wait to hear from you. Oh and of course don’t forget to “like” the Facebook page here as well!

Cheers,

Roberto | BOSTON ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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.

NORTH END ENGAGEMENT PICTURES BOSTON MA

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

If you’re interested in having your engagement photos taken in the North End or other parts of Boston or New England then don’t hesitate to get in touch by using the contact form you can find by clicking here. Don’t forget to “Like” us over on Facebook as well.

Cheers for stopping by,

Roberto | Boston Wedding Photography

WAYSIDE INN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT – SUDBURY MA

This was not actually planned out as an engagement shoot, nor was it the ideal conditions for one either, with the rain starting to come down pretty heavy. When I met with Sarah and Nick to talk about their wedding photography at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury MA, they said at the end of the brief meeting we had, that they had not really had their photos taken together before. I couldn’t help it, I had to get them at least a couple of shots.

BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

WAYSIDE INN ENGAGEMENT SESSION

I don’t normally bring my equipment with me when I go to meet couples for the first time. I’m also a Boston event photographer and on this day I happened to be shooting later that afternoon at an event at Gore Place in Waltham and so I had some of it with me. As I said the conditions weren’t great, but popping up the umbrella and shooting for literally a couple of minutes in the rain we got them some photos with each other. These are just a few Sarah and Nick’s favorites.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BOSTON MA

WAYSIDE INN ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Despite the weather these guys had a great smiles on the go and The Wayside in and that surrounding area are really great fun to shoot it.

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Looking forward to catching up with these guys later in the Fall.

Cheers,

Roberto | Boston wedding photographers

MIT ENGAGEMENT SESSION – CAMBRIDGE MA

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to help out and shoot with a fellow wedding photographer here in Boston. Sam Liang of Ze Liang Photography was shooting Rebecca and Mark’s engagement session at MIT and then down by the Charles River at the MIT boathouse just on Memorial Drive. I came along to help out with reflectors, lighting and to get an extra couple of shots as well.

MIT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY CAMBRIDGE

MIT ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Boston as a city, I have found to have a fantastic local, and even not so local, community of photographers, willing to share and help each other out at almost a moments notice. The great thing about this is knowing that you are surrounded by a very good network of professionals who are able to help out when needed.

MIT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

MIT ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Rebecca and Mark were having their wedding day, the following weekend (again photographed by Sam) and they looked just great together in the grounds of the MIT campus. The wonderful buildings and the early evening light provide a classic setting for a Boston engagement shoot. The large pillars of the main MIT building gave a perfect backdrop and fantastic control over the lighting conditions. MIT is a really great location for engagement photos.

BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS | MIT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

MIT ENGAGEMENT SESSION

We finished off the MIT engagement shoot down by the water, with the familiar Boston skyline in the background and surrounded by the sailboats at the MIT boathouse. The jetty here gave a low vantage point onto the water and with the light now dipping below the tree line behind us and casting a warm glow over our couple.  The evening provides some of the best lighting and these locations really capture it very well.

MIT ENGAGEMENT SHOOT | BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

MIT ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Sam did a great job capturing their MIT engagement photos and you can check these out and some more of his work at Ze Liang Photography.

MIT ENGAGEMENT SHOOT | CAMBRIDGE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

MIT ENGAGEMENT SESSION

If you are interested in discussing coverage options for either your New England wedding day photography or a Boston engagement session, then pop over to the contact page and drop me an e-mail or a call and we can discuss your options. Don’t forget to “like” Roberto Farren Photography over on Facebook.

All the best

Roberto | BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

BOSTON WATERFRONT AND NORTH END ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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.

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS ON THE WATERFRONT

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

ENGAGEMENT SESSION BOSTON WATERFRONT

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPER BOSTON MA

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

BOSTON WATERFRONT ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS ON BOSTON'S WATERFRONT

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS BOSTONS WATERFRONT AND NORTH END

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS BOSTON AQUARIUM

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT SHOOT IN THE NORTH END

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

E-SESSION IN BOSTON NORTH END

BOSTON ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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.