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Liz and Leland have been together for 8 years and have decided to get married! They told me that they only have 3 pictures of themselves together. Well, that has now changed!
We met Saturday afternoon to put an end to this lack of pictures craziness.
Pivo, the wonder dog and their first child, joined us.
He sure loved his mom and dad...........
me, not so much!
Liz and Leland chose Larz Anderson Park in Brookline for their engagement session. I love it there. There are lots of different textures, colors, and architectural details to use. However, I think Liz would have liked it even better if there was a vintage pink Cadillac parked somewhere. Maybe I can work on that.
At the top of the hill there was a great view of Boston. It was a perfect day for viewing the skyline.
They have also picked an awesome venue for their wedding next March; The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill. I am so excited about photographing their wedding there. Look it up, it's really cool!
I just love this one!
Here are a few more.
They are just so cute!
Well, they have a lot more than 3 photos of themselves now. I hope I have reversed the trend and they keep taking more. If not, no worries, I plan to take plenty at their wedding next spring. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon, Liz and Leland!
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!
This is my Daughter, Maddie and her fiancé Chris. They are getting married in July. Woo hoo! I loved doing this shoot, but then again, I love doing every shoot. So I extra loved this one. That's probably not proper english.
A couple of years ago I spied this awesome old Ford pickup truck in town parked near Heights Plaza and I knew I wanted to use it in a photo shoot. I wondered if I could rent it from the owner. I told my husband about it and he said, "Oh, that's Paul Spender's truck. He probably will let you rent it." So I waited for the right opportunity. When my daughter asked me to do her engagement shoot, I knew it was time. A Ford in a Ford and Chris loves old cars and trucks. He gave up buying and old vehicle so he could buy Maddie an engagement ring.
I called Paul and he was wonderful. He wouldn't take any money and wanted to know where and when I wanted the truck.
We agreed on a time and place and he met us there. I loved the sound of the engine when he drove up the road. I knew it was him without even looking.
The rest of the shoot was a blast. Paul even watched their dog, Jager while I took the photos.
This is my favorite shot. I used it on their save the date card.
Thank you Paul Spender for the use of your awesome truck!
Here are a few other shots after Paul left:
Interesting way to show the ring, it was her choice. I don't know where she gets her sense of humor. A bit twisted, I'd say. Chris liked the idea, a match made in heaven.
Very goofy, they must feel comfortable with the photographer.
Thanks for taking a peek. I can't wait for the wedding!
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.