Meredith & Eric: Engaged – McIntyre Ski Area

Frequent readers have heard me say this before, but it's so true that it never gets old. The reason I love engagement photos is because they provide an opportunity to do casual photos, doing something somewhere we won't be able to make it to on the wedding day. Looking back, they'll also serve as a window into the time in your life that you got married. Planning an engagement shoot can be as simple as, "We live in Boston but are getting married in Maine," or something like these fun photos that I did with Meredith and Eric last week.

Meredith grew up skiing and teaching at McIntrye, so when they mentioned that they'd already been able to secure permission for us to do engagement photos there, I was pumped. We really wanted it to snow during the shoot, and even though it looked possible, the snow gods didn't quite come through for us. That didn't stop us from making great photos though, and here are a few favorites:

 

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Brie & Matt: Married – Alden Castle

I should have known that one of my favorite engagement shoots from last year would lead to a great wedding to kick off 2017, and Brie and Matt didn't disappoint (I think my only regret was that I didn't get to stay and party with their family and friends, everyone was just having so much fun.) We started the day at the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square (which, sidenote, has some of the coolest rooms in Boston) before heading to Brookline and Alden Castle for their ceremony and reception. Weddings like this...I get home and it doesn't feel like work, much more like I just spent a few hours hanging out with old friends with my camera in hand. A few favorites:

 

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The Best of 2016 – Weddings & Engagements

It's that time - my annual favorite blog post - where I share my top wedding and engagement photos from the past year. By my rough estimation, I took more than 150,000 photos this year. So while this is quite a long blog post, it's actually quite a narrow slice of what I captured. Unlike some years, I didn't make it to the entirety of New England this year (sorry Vermont, maybe next year), but I did discover some amazing new wedding venues (I'm looking at you Siaconset Casino and New Bedford Whaling Museum), and revisited some old favorites. Without further adieu, and intentionally out of chronological order, please enjoy my  best of 2016 in wedding and engagement photos.

 

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