Married: Leiha+ Andy (Surprise!)

A couple months ago Leiha contacted me to let me in on a little secret: she and Andy were planning a surprise wedding unbeknownst to their families! What was advertised as an intimate engagement brunch was actually going to be a sweet ceremony, with Andy’s sister officiating as Justice of the Peace for a day. These two planned every little details of their day with a focus on family and celebrating their special love, right down to making their own wedding bands by hand with the help of a jewelry artisan. We started out in Leiha and Andy’s awesome Back Bay apartment with their fabulous vintage details, took a walking tour of their neighborhood alleys, visited the balloon man at Public Garden, and hailed a taxi for the ride over to Cambridge for the big surprise. I had so much fun with these two and could not be happier for them. Congratulations Leiha and Andy! xoxo

(I want these crate bookshelves SO BADLY. Andy will you make me a set??)
Dance in the middle of Arlington Street? Why not??
PHOTOBOMBING SQUIRREL
A balloon engagement ring might not fit on Leiha’s finger so they decided on a heart corsage
Taxi!
Over in Cambridge Henrietta’s Table was the perfect setting for a close knit group to gather. Their home made jams and treats were so good and brunch looked AMAZING. Loved this place!
A moment before their families arrived
Surprise!
“Welcome to our wedding!”
Time to tie the knot (literally)
Some heartfelt words, and a few happy tears
The sailor’s knot may have taken a couple tries =)
Tiny ring bearers are always a bonus
Married!
Family formals were anything but formal. I love a group that knows how to relax and have fun!
A toast to the happy new couple
Leiha and Andy, thank you for including me in your special day! It was absolutely perfect and I’m so happy for you both!

Karen Christiabs - So happy for you both! I am honored to be part of your marriage in fabricating your wedding rings. When you look at your hands, you will see me smiling back. Congrats You two. It was a blast working with you.April 11, 2014 – 8:35 am

Aunt Gaye and Jeff - We sure are surprised and happy for you both. Great photos —
Love
Aunt Gaye and JeffApril 9, 2014 – 4:20 pm

Amy Dykstra - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I could look at these pictures a hundred times. Everything and everyone looks beautiful. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together…Cheers!
xoxo
AmyApril 9, 2014 – 2:58 pm

Darren Osborne - Congratulations! Love, Uncle Darren Aunt Kelly and Noah.April 9, 2014 – 1:12 pm

Engaged : Ben + Ashley

Every time a couple chooses me to be their photographer I feel a special sort of honor – they are, after all, trusting me to document a hugely important and unique day in their lives that they’ll want to relive through pictures forever. It’s especially meaningful when I get to work with friends and family, and be a part of their wedding day plans like I couldn’t be as a guest. Ben and Ash are two sweet friends whose wedding is this June and I CAN’T WAIT! I get to spend the whole day with them and it makes me so happy.

 

The weather caused us SO many isues with scheduling their engagement session – I think we had to postpone 4 times because of blizzards and crazy low temperatures. We finally managed to wander around the North End and Castle Island on a windy but warmer-than-freezing March evening. It was so fun to hang out with these two and I’m so looking forward to June! xoxo

That maternal glow

This stunning mama-to-be is an inspriation – she’s been through a lot and is a picture of strength, grace, and beauty. I was honored to spend a morning photographing her as she counts down the days until her little princess’s arrival!

A special little stuffed friend waiting to meet the baby

Meeting AJ

Last month Mike and Jenna welcomed their baby boy AJ to the family! I got to spent a cozy morning with them in their home.

The boys – Mike is definitely a proud dad!

Jenna and her two babies =)
Roxie REALLY wanted to see AJ up close
We arranged a little meet and greet – so sweet! Roxie was a gentle giant
Some snuggle time with mommy <3
As the humans were getting settled on the couch for a family photo guess who felt she was being left out?
AJ dozed just enough for us to get some sleepy photos of him
Mike is a firefighter so this had to happen!
Wrinkles!
Congratulations Mike and Jenna (& Roxie!) He’s precious <3

Meeting Caroline

Amidst all the snow storms last month I headed into the hart of Boston to meet little Caroline. She was a few weeks early but oh so perfect, and she slept soundly through most of her debut photo session.

Big yawns are always a good sign at the start of a newborn session =)

The beautiful family!