Stacey & Bobby: Married – Bedford Village Inn

It's both fun and a challenge to shoot more than one wedding at the same venue in any given year. It's fun because you really get to know a place, develop ideas for photos, and generally feel just that much more comfortable on the day-of. The challenge that you have to accept though is to push the photos further and creatively push things further each time. Hopefully I did that with Stacey and Bobby, who didn't let a little bit of rain get in the way of a great party at their Bedford Village Inn wedding a few weeks back. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised, especially from a bride that Boston.com once named one of the 25 most stylish Bostonians. A few of my favorites:

 

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Caitlin & Brett: Engaged – Boston

I always, always encourage couples to plan their engagement photos for locations that have meaning to them, and that we likely won't make it to on their wedding day. Given that assignment, Caitlin and Brett nailed it - they live in the North End and are getting married next summer in Longmeadow, so we spent a few hours on Friday afternoon wandering through some of their favorite spots in the city. Also, this shoot yielded one of my favorite outtakes of the year, when a Boston Public Garden squirrel decided to show off and flex for us.

 

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Megan & Danny: Married – The International

Sometimes, everything just comes together. Great light, great venue, perfect timing - that was Megan and Danny's recent wedding at The International - everything just fell into place perfectly. This was a great example of how sometimes it's just my job to shut up and get out of the way. When I first started photographing weddings full-time following the 2009 baseball season, quite simply, I talked too much. (Those who know me will not be surprised in the least by this.) The longer I do this now (and at last count I was up to nearly 200 weddings), the more I've learned that it's my job to just make a few small suggestions, and let people just enjoy their day. A few of my favorites below, and special thanks to Christine at The International for her everyday awesomness in making sure the day flowed smoothly.

 

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