Erika + Matt engaged

A quick photography tip—sometimes it’s really hard to get people to laugh. I always ask for a fake laugh to warm everyone up. The silliness of pretending always quickly turns into real authentic laughter. Erika and Matt are pros at laughter, which was only pretend the first moment, and quickly turned into authentic smiles. 

With wedding season over I took this engagement session as an opportunity be more expressive with the portraits. Each fall I try to examine my work from the summer and make the images even better. I really enjoy staging shots, but being in the moment often requires a lighter touch, which is not always very practical on structured wedding days. 

Walking up and down the Charles River Esplanade on a surprisingly sunny autumn afternoon provided an excellent opportunity to just go with my creative inklings. I often just let Erika and Matt be and simply recorded their interactions and emotions. Many thanks to you both for making the shoot a creative adventure!

 
IMG_6027.jpg
IMG_6015.jpg
IMG_6018.jpg
IMG_6043.jpg
IMG_6053.jpg
IMG_6062.jpg
IMG_6208.jpg
IMG_6234.jpg
IMG_6129.jpg
IMG_6142.jpg
IMG_6227.jpg
IMG_6247.jpg
IMG_6249.jpg
IMG_6380.jpg
IMG_3833.jpg
IMG_6403.jpg
IMG_6417.jpg
 

Portugal

I can’t think of any other way to describe Portugal than colorful. From the red tiled roofs to the green blue ocean water, each hue was brilliant and a sight to behold. Our ten day journey took us from the north coast in Porto all the way to southern Algarve region and sights in-between.

Each destination in Portugal provided a different cultural and visual experience. Striking landscapes, exciting architecture, delicious food and many laughs made for an incredibly memorable trip. The bright sun and clear blue skies hung over us during each adventure.

These are memories made to last. Here are some of my favorite digital and film images.

 

Porto

70BEFCE2-E6B7-4A84-A37D-8BB6315A64CF.JPG
IMG_3098.jpg
IMG_3101.jpg
IMG_3090.jpg
56710007.jpg
56710002.jpg
IMG_3111.jpg
56710013.jpg
56710011.jpg
IMG_3088.jpg
63ABE300-E950-4CEF-85D2-9DE9EB7824A9.JPG
1EB24E6C-E689-4FED-804F-2259A060C76B.JPG
A5A1A6FC-09E3-41DD-AF6E-8C150BD57A21.JPG
IMG_3093.jpg
A8452F67-0FEB-4302-A3C2-621F8F489328.JPG
A0D2EB57-AC2B-4A2E-A5D2-F527F8201901.JPG
717C1923-5202-4F6B-A4F8-E755E050E883.JPG
 

Douro Valley

BA5F9884-1D02-44D8-B26E-9B633A8B905D.JPG
829EB5B0-BDAB-4E0A-BA55-F46CD6FFB250.JPG
 

Algarve

F55366BB-74CA-4852-97B7-516476B7918D.JPG
268AD371-3B4B-475A-92F9-5B43D9F10BB5.JPG
56710020.jpg
98E26D4B-2F99-4DCF-A2B1-974775307B42.JPG
IMG_3180.jpg
IMG_3181.jpg
IMG_3178.jpg
 

Lisbon

F113CD26-AF4A-433A-836E-C62B2088DAEB.JPG
56570024.jpg
E249534E-4CFE-4E52-83B7-994239A4B100.JPG
IMG_3245.jpg
723845A5-512B-4B61-99D5-E247D89FB262.JPG
56570003.jpg
56570010.jpg
56570006.jpg
56570014.jpg
IMG_3290.jpg
IMG_3309.jpg
IMG_3315.jpg
IMG_3331.jpg
 

Vennesa + Ismail

A quick photography insider tip - sometimes it’s hard to get subjects to laugh. I always ask for a fake laugh to warm everyone up. The silliness of pretending always quickly turns into real authentic laughter.  

But that wasn’t the case with Vennesa and Ismail. They were all smiles and laughs from the very beginning. When asked who was funnier they immediately acknowledged the other. As we celebrated made some images to celebrate their one-year anniversary, the love they shared was so evident.

We spent a joyful late summer evening at the Crane Estate in Ipswich. It was slightly warmer than expected and the clear skies lead to a stunning golden hour. Surrounded by such beauty, Vennesa and Ismail stood out even more.

It was such a pleasure making beautiful images and celebrating Vennesa and Ismael’s relationship.

 
IMG_3346.jpg
IMG_3484.jpg
IMG_3486.jpg
IMG_3386.jpg
IMG_3505.jpg
IMG_3520.jpg
IMG_3582.jpg
IMG_3587.jpg
IMG_3631.jpg
IMG_3652.jpg
IMG_3664.jpg
IMG_3685.jpg
IMG_3769.jpg
IMG_3760.jpg
FionaJens369.jpg
FionaJens333.jpg
IMG_3813.jpg
IMG_3858.jpg
IMG_3833.jpg
FionaJens404.jpg
IMG_3897.jpg
IMG_3926.jpg
 

Fiona + Jens

This August day was HOT. I mean 100% humidity hot. And nobody looks good in that weather but somehow Fiona and Jens pulled it off on their wedding day. Regardless of the temperature we had a blast exploring the more rustic side of Rochester, NY and celebrating their union.

Surrounded by friends, family (and lots of dancing) their wedding was a blast. There was a special bond the newlyweds had with all the guests that evening. It was most evident during the multiple points throughout in which everyone, young and old, gathered to reminisce on the couples past and celebrate their future together.

What a way to wrap up the summer! It was such a pleasure to capture the day. Congratulations Fiona and Jens!

 
FionaJens5.jpg
FionaJens13.jpg
FionaJens472.jpg
FionaJens43.jpg
FionaJens25.jpg
FionaJens33.jpg
FionaJens468.jpg
FionaJens52.jpg
FionaJens85.jpg
FionaJens88.jpg
FionaJens122.jpg
FionaJens126.jpg
FionaJens203.jpg
FionaJens226.jpg
FionaJens244.jpg
FionaJens231.jpg
FionaJens263.jpg
FionaJens270.jpg
FionaJens289.jpg
FionaJens307.jpg
FionaJens348.jpg
FionaJens329.jpg
FionaJens333.jpg
FionaJens322.jpg
FionaJens340.jpg
FionaJens294.jpg
FionaJens184.jpg
FionaJens369.jpg
FionaJens481.jpg
FionaJens404.jpg
FionaJens409.jpg
FionaJens434.jpg
FionaJens457.jpg
 

Kasey + Aaron

What to say about Aaron and Kasey’s beautiful summer wedding? Only that it felt like a family event from start to finish. Of course family was present with friends as well and together they celebrated the new beginning that the newlyweds were embarking on. 

It was such a pleasure to be a part of the joyous day. Congratulations Kasey and Aaron!

 
KaseyAaron9.jpg
KaseyAaron38.jpg
KaseyAaron71.jpg
KaseyAaron83.jpg
KaseyAaron80.jpg
KaseyAaron105.jpg
KaseyAaron120.jpg
KaseyAaron138.jpg
KaseyAaron146.jpg
KaseyAaron162.jpg
KaseyAaron158.jpg
KaseyAaron243.jpg
KaseyAaron330.jpg
KaseyAaron313.jpg
KaseyAaron343.jpg
KaseyAaron366.jpg
KaseyAaron396.jpg
KaseyAaron484.jpg
KaseyAaron433.jpg
KaseyAaron417.jpg
KaseyAaron470.jpg
KaseyAaron456.jpg
KaseyAaron457.jpg
KaseyAaron608.jpg
KaseyAaron523.jpg
KaseyAaron486.jpg
KaseyAaron501.jpg
KaseyAaron647.jpg