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In this seemingly endless, frigid winter, it seems like so long ago when Fernando and Vanessa had their lovely Ritz Carlton Boston Common wedding with the ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End, but it was only at the end of last summer. Roberto had previously shot their engagement photos on the bank of the Charles River in the spring, and on another warm day at the end of August, Roberto Farren Photography had the special privilege of joining Fernando and Vanessa as they said their vows and celebrated their marriage in an intimate ceremony and reception in Boston.
We first met up with Vanessa, who looked absolutely breathtaking in a romantic gown that was made just for her. A pale pink sash, headpiece and flowing veil completed the look, and she looked every inch the perfect bride.
Her maid of honor helped add the final touches with some simple but elegant jewelry and a spritz of perfume, and then we headed down to meet Fernando.
The first look was held in the dramatic Avery Bar with close family looking on. As usual, I was blurry with tears, but Roberto got busy capturing some lovely images of the couple seeing each other for the first time before their wedding. They posed for a few snaps at the hotel, and then we were lucky enough to have the couple all to ourselves for over an hour before the ceremony.
This gave us the chance to head out to Boston Common and Boston Public gardens, and since it was a beautiful, not too muggy evening there were loads of people there enjoying the warm, end-of-summer evening.
I don’t think there has ever been a couple with as many ‘Congratulations!’ wished to them by strangers as Vanessa and Fernando… they were literally stopping the crowds, and there’s no guess as to why! They both looked stunning, and with the mild evening light, and happy celebration just around the corner, their love shone through.
Roberto captured some beautiful wedding day images of the couple throughout our walk around Boston Common and Boston Public Gardens, then we headed back for the wedding.
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross is a stunning place to be married, and while it is a larger space, Fernando and Vanessa’s family and friends all crowded to the front to be close to the couple. The ceremony was in both English and Spanish, and after they were pronounced husband and wife, the family stayed for photographs in the beautiful center aisle.
Back at the Ritz for the reception, we quickly learned that Fernando is a big Game of Thrones fan! Tables were named for the main families in the books/TV series, and Fernando wore the ‘Hand of the King’ pin next to his boutonnière.
Fernando and Vanessa’s family and friends shared a delicious meal and even more delicious desserts before taking to the dance floor. The mix of American and Mexican pop music meant that no one left the dance floor, not even to check out the return of the New York Yankees, who also stayed at the Ritz while playing the Boston Red Sox that weekend.
Roberto stole Vanessa and Fernando away from the dance floor one last time towards the end of the night to take some last portraits together in the wonderful spaces that were to be found at the Ritz Carlton.
Thanks for stopping by. If you have plans to get married at the Ritz Carlton Boston Common or another one of the cities wonderful venues then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Roberto to talk about coverage options for your big day.
All the very best to Vanessa and Fernando and it was really great meeting all their friends and family too.
Erin & Roberto | BOSTON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Kristin and Mike were married last Fall in Newburyport, MA and celebrated their day at Tupper Manor, located on the coast in Beverly MA. I met with Kristin and Mike early in January 2013, and I knew I wanted to shoot their wedding straight away! They were very relaxed and laid back and had a great day planned out and when they got back to me to let me know they wanted to book me, it was great being able to mark that date in my calendar!
On the day, I started out with Kristin and the girls who were getting ready in Newburyport, just down the road from Kristin’s parents home. They had the run of the Hair Port Salon and it was great to be able to move through the space to capture candid photos from lots of different angles. Kristin had an awesome birdcage veil that she looked absolutely stunning in, and I couldn’t wait to photograph her in it. Hair Port Salon did a beautiful job with her hair and makeup, and once this was all done it was back to the house to change into the dress.
Kristin’s parents were a two minute drive away, so it was an easy start to the day’s travels. Once we were back, it gave me the chance to capture Kristin’s very unique and elegant wedding dress by Jenny Packham. Meticulously covered in beads and sequins, it was a one of a kind, classic dress. Once Kristin was all set, added the final touch of some gorgeous antique flower earrings, I had a bit of time to get some shots of her in the dress and looking fab!
From here, I left ahead of Kristin as I wanted to check in with Mike for the first time that day. He was already over at the church and I wanted to get some photos of him and his best man before the ceremony. It was a beautiful day out, one of those autumnal days that aren’t too hot or too cold and I found the guys hanging out at one of the side entrances to the church. Mike had said he wasn’t a big one for having his photo taken, but I wanted to get him a good selection of images from the day! I think and hope it wasn’t as painful as he thought it was going to be, and I quickly got some shots of the boys looking dapper.
I left him to relax and hang out a little more while I got some more photos inside and at the front of the church as guests started to arrive. Once Kristin and the girls pulled up, it was time to get to the front to capture her as she came down the aisle. The Star of the Sea Church in Salisbury MA is a wonderful little church with some really great colors in the architecture, and it gave me the chance to capture some great photos from lots of different angles.
Once the ceremony was completed, Mike and Kristin left as husband and wife and it was time to jump in the cars and head down to Tupper Manor to get the bridal portraits – and more importantly – get the party started! The bridal party was really fun, and a pleasure to work with. We got most of the photos at the front of Tupper Manor near the big and elaborate entrance which made for a great back drop. We even managed some sunglass and moustache shots as well!
We were then lucky enough to be able to take Mike and Kristin aside for a while and get some shots of them together. Tupper Manor has some really spectacular locations – both in the buildings and in the grounds – all within a quick walk, so you don’t lose too much time between places. We started at the grand ornamental fountain on the lawn – you can’t get married at Tupper Manor and not get at least a few there! After that, we moved inside to the oak paneled billiards room. This made for a nice change of scene and meant that they also had the chance to grab a bite to eat and some well needed refreshments. As I knew they would be when I had met them, they were both super relaxed and very fun to photograph!
There were some pretty impressive entrances to the main room as the family and bridal party were announced, including the maid of honor coming in on the best man’s shoulders and busting out some dance moves!
After Kristin and Mike had eaten and the speeches were done, I snuck them out to the back of Tupper Manor and down to the beach. Yes, they have a beach in their backyard! I wasn’t lying about the number of great locations that are so close by! It’s nice to be able to space out the portraits a little so that they can time to spend with friends and family but still get a good selection of images afterwards. It was a great place to get some final images of the two of them together, and the setting autumn sun gave us the very best light of the day.
They partied on into the night in the main ballroom to some wonderful live music by the East Coast Soul Band and DJ. They even had a young family member get up and sing her heart out with the band, much to Kristin, Mike and all the guests’ delight!
Thank you so much Kristin and Mike for letting me capture your day. It has been really fun looking back over your wedding and putting this blog together. I hope that you both enjoy looking back at the images together as much as I have!
If you are getting married at Tupper Manor this year or next then please get in touch, I’m waiting to hear what you have planned for your big day!
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Welcome back! Continuing through our day with Caitlin and Aaron at their beautiful Cambridge wedding, we headed back to the Harvard Memorial Church and let the couple duck into their respective preparation rooms for a few minutes with their families before their marriage. This allowed Roberto to spend a few minutes capturing both the beautiful church, and the expectant guests at the wedding. Don’t forget to check out part one of their Harvard Memorial Church wedding here.
When it was time for the ceremony to begin, Caitlin walked down the aisle accompanied by her father to a tune played by the Harvard organist. A pink dress isn’t the choice for a timid bride, but Caitlin pulled it off amazingly well, and she looked stunning as she joined Aaron at the altar.
The moving ceremony was soon over, and the newlyweds made their way to the steps of the church for wedding photos with their family and friends. They were blocked, however, by a few of Caitlin’s brothers and friends. The four United States Marines, clad in their dress whites, presented the couple with a saber arch upon their exit from the church. After happily paying the required toll of a kiss to his new bride, Aaron was allowed to escort Caitlin through to the cheers of their families and friends.
After portraits on the steps of the Memorial Church, the newlyweds and their bridal party took the long route through Harvard Yard for more portraits together. We drew quite the crowd of spectators and well-wishers as our procession made our way through Harvard’s campus (Harvard’s graduation was taking place a few days later, and Cambridge was full of visiting families) and even had a few amateur photographers taking snaps of the happy group. One last stop for photos at the famous ‘Out of Town News’ (located at Zero Harvard Square) and we were ready for the reception.
As a venue, Caitlin and Aaron selected the Soiree Room of the unique Upstairs on the Square. The Soiree Room, also known as the “Jewel Box” room for it’s pink, gold and mirrored accents, is a beautiful, intimate venue for a wedding or other celebration dinner. The food is great (GREAT) and the staff are helpful, efficient and extremely friendly. Roberto and I are heading here for another wedding later this summer, and I’m already looking forward to working there again. After the speeches, the dinner and the cake came some dancing, and soon enough, it was time to exit.
Taking a cue from their earlier attempt to leave the Memorial Church, their guests decided not to let them leave the wedding venue without some excitement. All of Caitlin and Aaron’s wedding guests lined the walkway from Upstairs on the Square, and instead of a Saber Arch, they exited through a massive arch of sparklers. It was a beautiful way to end a beautiful day, and then the newlyweds disappeared into the night.
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Wedding day vendors:
BRIDAL STORE: David’s Bridal
GROOMS SUIT: Jos A Bank
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: David’s Bridal
GROOMSMEN SUITS: Jos A Bank
HAIR: Alfred Salon (bride)
RECEPTION VENUE: Upstairs on the Square
Thanks for stopping by to check out part two of Sara and Chris’ Back Bay wedding at Boston’s elegant Mistral restaurant. If you haven’t seen part one, click here for the first installment. I finished last time with a shot from the start of their wedding day shoot together and that is right where I’m going to pick up again.
The area directly surrounding Mistral has some great, picturesque locations for portraits, and with the threat of rain in the air it was nice to be close to the restaurant should the skies decide to open up. We started right outside Mistral using the side entrance to the Salon as our first backdrop. The manicured front garden combined with the intricate brickwork of the building create some wonderful textures and patterns that gave us the chance to get Sara and Chris some really unique images from their day.
The scene and setting also lent itself very well to a nice mixture of color and black and white images. I always try to give a good selection of black and white images from the day and these locations gave us the chance to get the best of both mediums.
Once we had some great shots at the front of Mistral, I wanted to take Sara and Chris around the back of the building as I had scouted some great locations there before the wedding. There were some wonderful big wooden doors that I knew would work great as a backdrop and the light coming through was too good to miss. As a gentle breeze was channeled down between the buildings, it also gave us the opportunity to show off Sara’s amazing veil!
With a few drops of rain starting to fall, we headed back to the front of Mistral and quickly worked through the formal portraits with family members. We even had time for a quick few more shots of Sara and Chris together.
Onto the party! When you are having a wedding at a location like Mistral you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to really enjoy the meal! The food there is out of this world and I would highly recommend a trip there should you be looking for somewhere to treat yourselves one night. Sara and Chris wanted to have great food and great cocktails and Mistral delivered on both counts! Again I also want to thank Sam Liang of Ze Liang Photography for his help and second shooting this day with me.
It was a really great evening to capture. Close friends and family in a stunning venue surrounded by wonderful food and drink. What more could you want to celebrate one of the biggest days of your life?
The party went well into the evening and I left Sara and Chris to carry on into the night, but not before I had the chance to steal them away for a few last nighttime shots together outside.
Thank you both for letting me be a part of your day and capturing your memories. I can’t wait to get started on putting together an album for you both very soon!
If you are having a wedding at Mistral or any other venue here in Boston and would like to see if I would be a good fit for your day then please drop me a line, I would love to here from you.
Roberto | WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR NEW ENGLAND
BRIDAL STORE: Hyde Park Bridal
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: Hayley Paige
BRIDAL SHOES: Cole Haan
GROOMS SUIT: Brooks Brothers
WEDDING BANDS: Tacori
FLORIST: Winston Flowers
MAKE UP: Special Event Beauty
HAIR: Special Event Beauty
RECEPTION VENUE: Le Salon Du Mistral
Sara and Chris were having a Back Bay wedding at Mistral, a really great restaurant in the heart of Boston and a place that has been on my list to visit since I moved to Boston and heard about it from friends. They wanted an intimate setting with their family and close friends to surround them, and the Salon du Mistral fit the bill perfectly. I’m splitting this wedding into two parts so look out soon for part two and be sure to “like” us on Facebook for notice on when it’s live!
I had met Sara and Chris only a couple of months before their actual wedding date at my normal meeting spot Vicki Lee’s café in Belmont’s Cushing Square. They were both excited about the day and knew that they wanted to have a wedding where they could spend time with their guests and enjoy great food and cocktails to celebrate the occasion. Mistral’s location, layout and menu, meant that they were able to have all of these things in the one place.
They were both getting ready just down the road at the Loews Back Bay Boston Hotel, so it was an easy journey between locations for the day and we lost little time going from the hotel to the restaurant. This meant that we had a little more time for family and preparation photos before the ceremony. My wife normally assists me on wedding day shoots, but as she was attending to her own bridesmaid duties in New York that day, I had the very talented photographer Sam Liang along with me to help out and capture some images as well.
Starting at the hotel allowed me to get some great images of Sara getting ready and spending time with her mum and family before the actual ceremony. We then had time to get some nice family shots of everyone together before they left the hotel. I shot with Chris first so that he could leave and be at Mistral and ready to go once we arrived.
Sara looked absolutely stunning in her beautiful wedding dress by designer Hayley Paige from Hyde Park Bridal store. It really was the perfect dress for her. Chris mirrored her in terms of style with a rather dapper suit from Brooks Brothers and together – well I think the pictures do better than words in that respect.
The ceremony itself was held in the private dining room, with all the guests surrounding Sara and Chris sitting at their tables apart from their immediate family who were sitting closer to them. The Salon du Mistral really does lend itself to an intimate wedding venue and if you are looking for just that I couldn’t advise a better location.
I can’t wait to post part two showing some more shots of Chris and Sara together after the ceremony and their wedding celebrations at the reception. Check back here very soon to see more.
Roberto | New England wedding photographer
BRIDAL STORE: Hyde Park Bridal
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: Hayley Paige
BRIDAL SHOES: Cole Haan
GROOMS SUIT: Brooks Brothers
WEDDING BANDS: Tacori
FLORIST: Winston Flowers
MAKE UP: Special Event Beauty
HAIR: Special Event Beauty
RECEPTION VENUE: Le Salon Du Mistral
I met with Mike and Denise back in the summer of 2010 to talk about the possibility of photographing their wedding this spring at Dante Restaurant in Cambridge. Sitting down and talking with them over lunch, I knew this was going to be a fun, family-filled wedding, and that they were both going to be great fun to work with.
Their big day seemed to come around quicker than ever and we had a sunny, cool spring day by the Charles River. Denise is a librarian at my local library and we had shot their engagement shoot at the Boston Public Library, which is the perfect place for a Boston engagement session. It was great to see her love of books translated into their wedding day as well. She made all of the flowers and decorations for the day, including her bouquet and the groom’s boutonnière, from old book pages. Putting her origami skills to the test, she created absolutely beautiful flowers.
On their big day, Mike and Denise were both getting ready at the Royal Sonesta and in neighboring rooms. This was a great set up, as it allowed me to move between the two very easily to get their preparation photos. Holding a wedding at Dante was a great choice. The venue is part of the Royal Sonesta complex so you don’t lose any travel time in your day and the view of Boston across the river is a stunning backdrop for any New England wedding photo. Also check out Denise’s stunning wedding dress, which had the lace from her grandmother’s wedding dress worked into the design, such a unique feature.
After they were both ready for the day, we did their first look at the back of the Royal Sonesta in a nice area of light and that let us capture those emotions without too many distractions in the background. Doing a first look is a great way to not only share a special moment with your soon to be spouse, but it also allows you to get your formal photos and the photos of the two of you together before the ceremony, freeing up your day to be with your guests once they all arrive for the day.
We headed down to the waterfront to capture Mike and Denise’s wedding portraits and to add some different locations and view point, and although it was a little bit windier and cooler, it was well worth the visit. We then headed back to the location Mike and Denise’s first look for some of the family photos as well.
The wedding ceremony was held on the open patio area just at the back of Dante and with the sun shining it was a wonderful spot. Holding your wedding on the bank of the Charles River with the Boston cityscape as your backdrop makes for an unforgettable location. The ceremony, and the rest of the day, was packed full of smiling and laughter, it truly was a very happy day all round.
After the ceremony, the celebrations moved back inside and during cocktail hour, they showed a video that featured Mike and Denise’s closest friends and family talking about their experiences of love and passing on some words of wisdom to the newly married couple to take forward into their life together. It was as funny as it was moving, and a really great touch to their day.
With the light of the day slipping slowly away, I stole Mike and Denise away from the festivities for another quick photo shoot down by the Charles. The setting sun was lighting up the Boston skyline perfectly and I knew it would make for some great images of the both of them together, and I hope you’ll agree I was right.
Denise changed into another stunning dress for her and Mike’s first dance, and you don’t get much more romantic than dancing the tango!
The party went on into the early hours of the following day and I’m sure that many moves were thrown down on the dance floor, many stories were shared and many memories were made long after I had left for the day, but at the very end of my night with Mike and Denise I stole them away for one final shot in front of the Royal Sonesta. It was something I had wanted to try for a little while, and having spoken with Mike and Denise before the wedding, they were both interested in seeing if we could get the shot. And so, the last of their Boston wedding photos I leave you with is the newly married couple with the light trails of the passing cars wrapping around them in the night.
Thank you to Mike and Denise so much for allowing me into such a special day in your lives and allowing me to capture the images for you to remember it by.
If you are interesting in talking about photography coverage for your Boston or New England wedding day then I’m waiting to hear from you and what you have planned out. Pop on over to the contact page here and drop me a line to get going and don’t forget to “like” the Boston Wedding Photography Facebook page right here!
Cassandra and Sean were married last fall in the beautiful Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Huntington Street in Boston. This is really a beautiful location to get married in Boston, and the autumn day couldn’t have been any more perfect.
I started their Boston wedding photography coverage at the Westin in Copley Square, only a short distance from the Cathedral. Cassandra and Sean were heading back to the Westin after the ceremony for the reception, and we were also aiming for photos on the steps of the Boston Public Library, which is nearby.
I first shot with Cassandra and her family, and got some great shots of her and her bridesmaids getting ready, in addition to some great views across Boston and down into Copley Square below. It’s always nice to get a great cityscape into your Boston wedding photos and with the view from the Westin, that was easy to do. It also gave me the opportunity to capture a number of great images of her stunning wedding dress and shoes.
Sean was getting ready with the rest of the guys downstairs, so after I had a good selection of photos with the ladies, it was time to head to the groomsmen. The guys were relaxed and getting ready and it was a nice chance to capture some images of them together before they headed out, as well as capturing some portraits of Sean by himself.
I then headed back upstairs to catch up with Cassandra again and get some more portraits with her before she finally left the Westin for the Greek Orthodox Cathedral. She looked amazing, and it was fun to grab a few last shots with her and her family and bridesmaids before they left.
The Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Boston is a wonderful location for a wedding ceremony and one that they had planned over a year beforehand. Cassandra and her family are of Greek descent, and I think everyone was excited to be holding the wedding in such a beautiful location in Boston. From a photographic perspective, the location allows many different angles and it’s such an interesting space inside. We captured all the family photos together at the altar after the mass, which gave a lovely backdrop.
After the ceremony we headed straight back to Copley Square for formal photos with the bridal party. Copley Square and the steps in front of the Boston Public Library make for the quintessential Boston Wedding photographs for your big day. The location is a landmark of the city and the backdrop is perfect in every way.
Although we had to dodge the rain a couple of times, we managed to get all of the images captured before the really heavy rain fell later.
Once the festivities got going for the night, they weren’t showing any times of stopping and I’m sure that Cassandra and Sean celebrated their Boston wedding day with their friends and family well into the early hours.
Thank you both so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day and photography your Boston wedding.
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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.
If you are looking for a Boston or New England wedding photographer for you big day, no matter how large or small, I would love to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Also don’t forget to head on over to the Facebook page and click “like” to keep up to date with new posts and all the happenings at Roberto Farren Photography.
Roberto | WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER NEW ENGLAND