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Alex and Patrick are based in Washington, DC but as they planned their wedding, they decided that they wanted to get married in their hometown of Boston. What better place to do it than in the location with the best view of the city: The UMass Club. The near 360-degree view from the ninth floor is stunning and as they were getting ready at the Langham Hotel just across the road, it was only a short way to travel for the day.
I had met with Alex and Patrick over a year before their wedding when they were in Boston for the Christmas holidays and were beginning their arrangements for the big day. As I am fairly new to Boston, I have yet to shoot at many of the wedding venues that Boston has to offer, but I knew that this one would be special and unique. With views from the very top of the UMass Club reaching out across the whole city, this was an amazing location for a Boston wedding celebration.
The Langham Hotel across the road was also a great spot to start photographing the day. Alex and Patrick were both getting ready here, and we planned their “first look” in the Bond Restaurant. I always recommend a “first look” for my couples if they are up for it… it allows them to share a special moment together before the whirlwind of their ceremony and reception begin, and it also allows me to get some great photos of just the two of them.
After Alex and her bridesmaids finished getting ready in their room, we headed to the Bond Bar to capture the first time Alex and Patrick would see each other that day. The Bond provides a wonderfully luxurious backdrop with glittering chandeliers and unique furnishings and decor. Once we had captured some images there, we headed to the lobby of the hotel which provides a completely different but equally beautiful space with some beauitful natural light to work with. We captured some more great shots of them together here, then headed outside.
Just across the road from the Langham Hotel is the Normal B Leventhal Park, which is where we headed to next to capture photos of Alex and Patrick together and with the rest of their wedding party. The park is perfect on a Saturday, as this is a very quiet part of town on weekends, and its landscaping offers a number of features that add a good variety for Boston wedding photos. After getting some great images there, we headed to the UMass Club, which is just across the road from the Langham Hotel.
Alex and Patrick were married on the ninth floor over looking the city of Boston on what was a perfect fall day last September. The space in the UMass club is very flexible, and great for a wedding. Alex and Patrick had their ceremony in one space, the cocktail hour in another area (with different view of the city) and had an additional room at their disposal to get some more family group photos.
The party went on into the night, and by the time I left there were some serious moves being thrown down on the dance floor. They finished the night back at the Bond bar at the Langham Hotel. Alex and Patrick, it was a real pleasure to be a part of your day and thank you for allowing me to capture it for you both. I wish you all the very best for the future together.
If you’re getting married at the Langham Hotel or the UMass Club in Boston and would like to speak about coverage for your big day, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch by going through the contact page here or calling me directly, and don’t forget to “like” the Facebook page to keep up to date. I look forward to hearing from you.
Cheers, Roberto | Boston Wedding Photographer MA
Sarah got in touch with me about six months prior to shooting her wedding to Nick, and when she told me of their plans to elope and have a Fall wedding for just the two of them, I got really excited. This was the first time that I had shot an elopement, and it sounded like they had a relaxed and happy day planned out for just the two of them, which including shooting their wedding photos at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln.
Well, the week of their elopement rolled around, and what was on the horizon… none other than Hurricane Sandy, which was due to hit the exact day they had planned to marry. We knew it was going to be tough to do anything that day, so Sarah and Nick rightly decided to postpone for a couple of weeks… one of the luxuries of an elopement! Take two, and it couldn’t have been more different. The day we had was perfect, you couldn’t have asked for a better Fall day in New England. The color in the leaves was great, the temperature just right, and it was perfectly autumnal.
We started the day off by meeting at the Justice of the Peace’s house in Sudbury MA for a backyard ceremony with just the two of them, the JP and I. It was a nice shaded spot in the garden and after a short but very sweet ceremony, we headed out to the deCordova Museum for more wedding photos.
I’ve loved going to the deCordova Museum ever since my first visit not long after I moved to the US. The wonderfully kept grounds with the beautiful and fascinating outdoor sculptures create a very unique setting for you to get your wedding photos. In addition to the art, the beautifully manicured gardens and lawn are surrounded by forests and ponds, making it hard to decide which setting you’d like for your wedding portraits.
We moved through the deCordova Museum exploring all the different possibilities for shots, and with the weather being so mild, it was a pleasure to be shooting their New England weddings photos outside in this great space.
It was great to be able to work in some of the sculptures that the park has to offer, and amongst my personal favorites was the fitting named ‘Lincoln’ piece by DeWitt Godfrey in Cor-ten steel and bolts. The warm sun was hitting these rust colored steel tubes in just the right way, and we were able to get a variety of images for Sarah and Nick just incorporating this piece.
Also, you can’t photograph a wedding at the deCordova and leave without including photos of the sculpture of two large hearts by Jim Dine.
Thank you to Sarah and Nick for allowing me to be a part of such a unique and very personal day in your lives. I wish you all the very best for your future together.
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Niki and Nathan were married at the Hyatt Harborside in Boston last fall and I had the privilege of capturing their New England wedding celebration. The wedding ceremony was situated in a marquee outside on the lawn, and then the serious business of some awesome dance moves was conducted upstairs in the stunning ballroom over looking the harbor.
I knew from the first meeting that these guys were going to be loads of fun and that their day was going to be filled with some great family and a whole load of good friends. The late fall weather was in their favor, although just a tad too crisp to hold the ceremony completely outside, but with the marquee on hand that didn’t prove a problem. This side of the harbor gives a wonderful look back across at the city and serves as the perfect backdrop to any Boston wedding.
I shot with both Niki and Nathan in their rooms while they were getting ready, which was an easy task as they were just a couple of doors down from each other. With Nathan completely ready, we headed outside to wait for Niki so we could capture their “first look” photos together. I wanted to capture the Boston cityscape in the background of the shots together so after getting the first look shots at the front of the hotel, we moved around to the waterfront to incorporate the view into their Hyatt Harborside wedding photos.
Their ceremony was held in the marquee outside the hotel and it was the perfect spot to keep people warm and still experience the views across the harbor. The ceremony included readings from both sides of the family and the chuppah was made from a tablecloth that had been brought to the states by Nathan’s Grandmother, and was very special to them both so it was wonderful to be able to incorporate it into their day. The ceremony was filled with personal touches that helped narrate the story of their relationship, and involved family and friends that were present, as well as remembering loved ones that could not be with them.
When it was time for the party, I don’t know if I’ve seen more dancing at other weddings this year. Right from the beginning, with their surprise first dance choreography, these two were busting out some amazing moves and the rest of the wedding party and guests weren’t far behind. I did manage to drag them away from the dance floor for a last few shots and an outside view across the harbor at night. It was a tad colder by that point, but the shots came out great and it wasn’t long before they were back on the dance floor to party the rest of the night away. Congratulations to you both and here’s to many happy years ahead for you both!
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Roberto | New England wedding photography
Happy New Year! I’d like to start this year off by looking back at some of the great weddings I was privileged to have photographed here in Boston and further afield last year.
I photographed weddings all through New England, from wedding photos in Boston in the heart of the city, to farms in New Hampshire and coastal weddings down in Rhode Island. Each one was unique and just as much fun as the last. It was a true pleasure to have been part of so many happy days last year and I’m looking forward to what the next year will bring.
Some of the New England weddings I photographed last year are yet to have a complete blog post but this will give you a little sneak peek into some of those.
These are just a small sample of some of my favorite wedding images from 2012 and I’ll be posting a few more in part 2 (and maybe 3) very soon.
Thank you so much again to all those couples that I had the chance to work with in 2012 and for those that I have already given me the green light to capture in 2013. I really looking forward to another great here photographing weddings in New England, from The Cape up into Maine.
If you would like to get in touch about discussing coverage options for your wedding in 2013 then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I only have so many weekends in the year as I photograph every New England wedding that I book and the weekends fill up quick. Drop me a message from the contact page and we can get going to plan out the perfect coverage for you and your big day.
All the best for 2013, I hope that you are all looking forward to it as much as me.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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Roberto Farren | New England wedding photography
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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All the best,
Roberto | NEW ENGLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Roberto | Wedding photographer Boston
This summer has been fantastic so far and I’ve been busy shooting lots of weddings including one back in London in June, and as a result of shooting and getting my images out to my couples I have had a slight delay posting on the blog. I promise to amend that and get a few more up over the next couple of weeks. To start with, Holly and Matt’s wedding over in Cambridge MA.
I was put in touch with Holly through another great photographer here in Boston and had the absolute pleasure of shooting their wedding day at the end of May over at the Sacred Heart Parish in East Cambridge and the rest of the festivities over at the Beehive bar in South Boston, which I was super excited to shoot at.
Holly was getting ready over at the Park Plaza Hotel just a stone throw away from The Public Gardens. I arrived early so that we could get some shots of Holly and her friends together there before I traveled over to the church with a group of them for the ceremony. The Park Plaza Hotel has some wonderful rooms and spaces to work with for wedding preparation shots and details.
The bus ride over to the wedding ceremony in Cambridge MA was in school buses which was the first time that I had ever been on one of these yellow buses that I had seen so much of since first coming to the states. Holly and Matt’s friends were a top-notch crowd to photograph and the ride over to the church was great fun.
The Sacred Heart Church over in Cambridge is a stunning Church and one I had passed before but never been inside and I was really looking forward to photographing the wedding there. I was able to shoot from a number of places and really get them shots from different perspectives. This was the first time I had photographed a wedding in Cambridge and it was a really wonderful ceremony.
Holly and Matt finished off their celebrations over at the Beehive bar in South Boston and this was an awesome location for their friends and family to let their hair down and party the rest of the night away. As I said before these guys had a great gang of friends and family here for their day and they were a real pleasure to photograph.
The Beehive was a pleasure to photograph a wedding at and the staff were fantastic over there as well. All the best to Holly and Matt for their future together and thank you so much guys for letting me share you day together and capturing the moments for you.
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