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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
Brigitte and Chris got in touch with me last year to inquire about shooting their wedding in Cape Cod this Fall, and to talk about the possibility of an engagement session in Beacon Hill and other parts of Boston. I normally get the chance to sit down and chat with the couples I work with before we get the cameras out and start shooting, but this was made a little tricky by the fact that Brigitte and Chris live and work in Switzerland. This meant that the first time I got to meet them both was for their engagement session when they were visiting Boston last September for a family wedding.
I had spoken with them both over the phone and via Skype, so we had the chance to discuss their wedding day and engagement session beforehand, and I was really looking forward to meeting them both in person in Boston on their trip.
We started shooting near Beacon Hill, which is a location I really enjoy using as a setting for engagement sessions. The streets aren’t too busy and they form the perfect backdrop, with little alleys and the details in the houses and street furniture adding subtle points of interest to the engagement photos. There is a great mix of colors as well and using these where possible gives the photos a nice pop.
We headed to Acorn Street to capture some more engagement photos there too. A Beacon Hill engagement session isn’t really complete without adding in the landmark Acorn Street with its cobbled surface. Again, the old houses and backdrop really add a nice romantic feel to the whole shoot. Brigitte and Chris would have looked great wherever we had shot though, and it was easy to see from the start what a great connection they had.
We continued moving through Beacon Hill, stopping at a few more locations to get some extra images before we headed into the center of town for some additional shots. It was hard to stop photographing these two as we walked through Beacon Hill, as everywhere I looked I saw the chance of getting another set of photos. Brigitte and Chris looked stunning, and I couldn’t have asked for more!
We headed into town and to the State Room in Boston to get some more shots. Brigitte and Chris are getting married at the Wychmere Beach Club on Cape Cod which is run by Longwood Events. Longwood Events also run the State Room, so Brigitte and Chris got the OK to shoot some images there as well. What a wonderful venue, and what a view of the city you get from up there! It was my first time shooting in the State Room, and the unique setting gave us the chance to get another completely different set of images for Brigitte and Chris’ Boston engagement shoot.
Combining the wonderful interior with the great views and the famous clock tower was the icing on the cake. On the way back to the car park we even managed to get one final reflection shot in the building lobby too! It was great fun shooting with you both, and I really cannot wait to catch up with you in September.
If you are interested in arranging a Beacon Hill engagement session or one in another part of Boston or New England then please don’t hesitate to get in touch, I’m looking forward to hearing from you, and don’t forget to “like” the Facebook page here for up to date information.
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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I had been looking forward to shooting Erin and Randy’s wedding ever since they got in touch to discuss coverage. I had the pleasure of meeting them both at Matt and Holly’s wedding that I shot earlier last year, so I already knew them both and was excited to see this group of friends together again so soon at another wedding.
The chance to capture Erin and Randy’s wedding photos at The Stone House in Little Compton Rhode Island, and at the historic United Congregational Church just down the road was also exciting because these were both new locations for me, and it’s great to work with new environments. They were equally beautiful as well and the area surrounding them was stunning, decked out in late Fall colors.
I started with Erin, who was getting ready at The Stone House, with her friends and family staying there as well. The late October morning couldn’t have been any more perfect with the sun pouring in through the grand windows of the main building and warming the rooms. I took the chance to use this beautiful light to capture the details of the dress and flowers as well as all the preparations for the ladies.
I left The Stone House with plenty of time to get to the United Congregational Church and meet up with Randy and his side of the party and get some shots with them together. Again the vibrant fall colors really popped and provided a perfect back drop for some great portraits. They couldn’t have asked for a better day weather-wise.
The ceremony in the Congregational Church was a full Mass, and this is always nice as it gives me a lot of time to capture a variety of photos from different positions and locations. The area around the church was so nice that we couldn’t pass it up, and I was able get some images of Erin and Randy after the ceremony as well.
We headed back to The Stone House after they wedding ceremony, and Erin and Randy had the chance to catch up with all of their guests, and I had the opportunity to capture the group formals and more images of the newlyweds as well. As a wedding venue, The Stone House in Rhode Island really gives you so much – The house itself creates a wonderful backdrop and the massive grass lawn leading down to the ocean is great for guests to spend the early parts of the evening reception.
Shortly after sunset, we moved inside and onto the serious business of kicking off the evening’s celebrations, it started off with a number of moving and funny speeches before some serious moves were thrown down on the dance floor. The party was still going strong when I left for the evening and I’m sure that Erin and Randy enjoyed their whole day of festivities with all their friends and family until the very end of the night. Thank you both for allowing me the chance to capture your special day.
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Will and Christine were married in a wonderful ceremony in Oklahoma before they had their East coast celebrations, but they also wanted to celebrate with their friends and family here in Boston. I had the pleasure of photographing the event at the Hyatt Regency in Boston, where they held a traditional tea ceremony and other festivities.
We started coverage for the day by capturing Will and Christine at Boston Common, and I have to say, these guys looked absolutely stunning. We had a good amount of time to capture photos of them together on the Common and so we made use of a few different locations each one offering something different and unique. It wasn’t hard to find a bad spot for these newly-weds, I think they would have looked great wherever we shot.
Being late fall, there was a chill in the air, which was refreshing after a hot summer, but it meant that we didn’t want to spend ages outside. The time we had was perfect though, and the early evening light was gorgeous to work with.
They were holding their East coast reception and party at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Boston. This was the first time I was shooting at this venue and it was a pleasure to do so. The staff there were very accommodating and professional and the reception rooms are stunning and very grand; I can’t wait to shoot another wedding there.
Will and Christine held their Chinese tea ceremony shortly after we arrived back from taking their wedding photos on Boston Common and it was a packed house with lots of family. Christine had changed into her traditional red dress for the ceremony and Will had changed into traditional clothing as well and just when I thought these guys couldn’t get any more photogenic I was proven wrong!
I had the chance to get some great family shots, both formal and candid, throughout the evening, and with some of their younger family and friends attending there were more than a few cheeky little smiles and grins from a group of young lads throughout the evening. I left before the serious dancing started, but I’m sure there were some great moves thrown down on the dance floor that evening. The Hyatt Regency in downtown Boston was the perfect backdrop for their wedding party and it was a treat to photograph there.
I had an absolute pleasure with Will and Christine and all of their families, and I wish them all the very best for their future together. Thank you both kindly for allowing me to capture your day for you and I hope you’ll have fun and fond memories looking back over the photos in the years to come.
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Other wedding vendors:
BRIDAL STORE: Cristina’s Bridal
BRIDAL SHOES: Marc Jacobs
GROOMS SUIT: Black by Vera Wang
WEDDING BANDS: Custom – Harout Mouradian
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: BCBG
GROOMSMEN SUITS: Black by Vera Wang
FLORIST: GT Florist
MAKE UP: Danielle Scanlon-Hill – B Boutique
RECEPTION VENUE: Hyatt Boston
DJ/BAND: The Jazzlanders
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!
If you are planning your New England wedding day and would like to talk about photography coverage then don’t hesitate to drop me a line, I would love to hear of your plans and see if you think I would be a great fit for you as well. Don’t forget to check out the Facebook page here as well for some more shots as well.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Roberto Farren | New England wedding photography
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thanks Brittany and Chris for allowing me to capture your New England engagement photos up in New Hampshire.
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