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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.
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Cheers, Roberto | Boston Wedding Photographer MA
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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All the best and thanks for stopping by,
Roberto Farren | New England wedding photography
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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Roberto | Wedding photographer New England
Erin and Patrick were married at the beginning of May in Cohasset MA. I was not the primary photographer on this wedding but shot alongside Sam Liang of Zeliang photography, to help capture their MA wedding day. They were married at Atlantica just on the waterfront, with Erin and Patrick both getting ready at the Cohasset Harbor Inn, just within a stones throw of the venue.
A little way outside of Boston, Cohasset was a wonderful choice of location for their New England wedding day and all the celebrations. I had not photographed before in Cohasset so I had been looking forward to working with Sam in this new location. After starting with the bridesmaids getting the finishing touches to their hair and make up, I made my way to meet with Patrick and the rest of the groomsmen.
It’s great fun working with both the bride and the groom before their wedding and these shots and this time allows for some great photos for the wedding album. Working with Patrick and his groomsmen was really good fun. They were a great bunch and were a really close group of friends, which is always so nice to photograph. It was really great to capture the wedding day photos in Cohasset at a number of locations, from the salon, hotel and venue.
After we had got portraits of all the guys it was time to get to the venue to capture the guests arriving and some of the wonderful details, decorations and centerpieces they had chosen for their day. They had a great group of friends and family join them for their celebration and I think that the wedding photos at Atlantica Cohasset, show the happiness that was there with them, for their New England wedding celebrations.
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Roberto | WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MA
I was the second photographer on this wedding, working alongside Sam Liang of Zeliang Photography
Just a very quick post of a few of my favorite shots from a wedding a few weeks back, that I second shot at for Sam Liang, of Ze Liang Photography. Erin and Patrick were married at Atlantica in Cohasset and were really great to shoot with, as of course was Sam.
Look forward to posting a few more shots and blog posts soon from this and the other weddings I have shot in Boston so far in 2012, but for the time being will have to act as an appetizer for more to come. London next week for my good friends, Joe and Claire’s wedding in Surrey. Looking forward to catching up with you guys soon!!
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Roberto | Boston wedding photographer
Primary shooter Sam Liang | Ze Liang Photography
I had been looking forward to shooting Emily and Carlos’ wedding day for sometime. Actually it was since I met them for the first time to discuss the photography for their big day. The hotel Nine Zero in Boston is a wonderful venue and offers a stunning array of places to shoot portraits. This was one of the reasons, but the main reason was because Emily and Carlos were such great people and I had been really looking forward to seeing them for their Boston wedding day, especially after we had shot their Beacon Hill engagement session a month or so earlier.
They had the perfect day planned out. A nice early afternoon start meant that they were able to relax into their day and spend a bit of time with their immediate families before the ceremony and getting ready.
I started the day shooting with Emily and her family to capture some stunning getting ready shots of her and also to shot some of them all together before she headed downstairs to her and Carlos ceremony. I think that you’ll all agree Emily looked absolutely gorgeous in her dress and that we got some wonderful shots of her and her parents and brother.
Carlos was already waiting downstairs when I met with him on the day and was looking perfectly dapper with his smart tux and wonderful orchid boutonnière. We had the chance to capture some great portraits of him and his brother Cesar, before they went to the front of the ceremony room to wait for Emily. The Nine Zero hotel offers a really great place to get married in Boston. Apart from its perfect location close to the heart of the city, it has a great space for getting people together to celebrate. On top of that all the staff there were great to work with and very accommodating.
Their ceremony was great and Emily and Carlos were both very emotional which had everyone else going as well. Carol Merletti did a wonderful job of officiating the wedding and was a real pleasure to work with as well and I hope to shoot more weddings where she is officiating in the near future.
The party was great and it was a wonderful atmosphere. I did borrow Emily and Carlos a couple of times from the dancing and celebrations to grab a few more shots of them before the end of the night. There was one shot in particular that we had had in mind and that was to work in the “Beantown Pub” sign, just next door to Nine Zero into a wedding photo or two. You can’t get much more of a Boston wedding photograph than under a Beantown sign.
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All the best to Emily and Carlos and I really look forward to putting an album together soon.
Roberto | Boston wedding photographers
A little while ago Laura got in touch with me and asked about the possibility of having some photographs taken of herself and her friend Natalia, who were both living in Boston for six months and studying here after coming over from their home country of Spain. They wanted to have some photos taken of themselves along the Charles River so that they could have some great images of themselves here in this wonderful town.
Whilst wedding, family and landscape photography is my main area of work, as a Boston photographer, I am always open to other requests and a portrait session like this is something I’d hope to do again in the very near future. The Charles River and along the esplanade is a wonderful location for any photo shoot. Be it an engagement photography session on the Charles, a Boston family shoot or simply to have some personal photos taken like Laura and Natalia decided to do. The weather was fantastic on the day and we walked along the esplanade from Charles MGH, west along the river.
We started latish in the afternoon so that we could be along the Charles for a sunset and be able to capture some of the great light that floods across the open expanse of the river at that point. There are some great spots and a good variety of them as well, in a reasonably short distance. This allowed us to capture a wide selection of images and not have to walk far to achieve that.
I have photographed along the Charles River before, shooting a Boston engagement session just near the Science museum and down closer to the sea. It is one of my favorite locations to shoot at and Laura and Natalia were great fun to work with. We managed to get some fantastic images as the sun was setting with the Longfellow Bridge as the perfect Boston backdrop to their images.
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