Whenever I get hired to photograph someone's wedding, I get so excited. Everyone's story is so interesting and unique. Meet Linda and Dave. They hired me to photograph their Boston City Hall wedding this week. I enjoyed every second of it.
When Linda and I talked on the phone, she told me it was just going to be the two of them and both of their mothers, so when I spied them walking in, I tried to take photos of them with them without them seeing me.
I wanted to document everything from start to finish.
It was exactly a year ago when I photographed another couple's City Hall wedding, so I knew what to expect and where to go.
We stood around chatting as we waited for their turn to go in. I learned that Linda and Dave are both the youngest in their families. They had their first date at a comedy club where friends conspired to put them together and they ended up going alone after everyone else bowed out.
Dave seemed a little distracted, he received an important text.
Apparently there was a surprise guest coming to join them. Dave's older brother was coming and it was a surprise to their mother. Dave went back out to get him.
I love the look on mom's face when his brother comes in!
You can see brotherly love here in their expressions.
Time to go in for the marriage ceremony, earlier than the scheduled appointment!
I love this exchange of looks between them in the clerk's office. So Sweet!
A small office filled with a lot of love.
Dave's sister-in-law joins in too!
"Do you have rings?" the clerk asks.
Linda forgot her name when she was asked to repeat, " I _______ take you ........." She really didn't forget, she just didn't know if she was supposed to use her full name, so she hesitated a bit, then cracked up. We all did. Yes, Dave, I got it!
Everyone took a short walk on this beautiful day, to the old City Hall, now Ruth's Chris Steak House for a celebratory lunch. From one City Hall to another.
The donkey statue outside of old city hall was a lot of fun. There is a great little piece of information on it that I found on this web site. Kinda cool story about why it is there.
What a great Day!
After 31 years of teaching, I have decided to retire and start a new chapter of my life as a photographer. It has been my passion for about 7 years now.