Many of my career choices have nicely coincided with the ability to sleep in. Baseball games start at 7:05 and rare is the wedding you need to start photographing before 9 a.m. There are exceptions to everything though, and sometimes getting up at 4 a.m. is totally worth it. Marybeth and Andrew are getting married in downtown Boston on New Year's Eve, so it was great to be able to do something the complete opposite of that for their engagement shoot. Thankfully college roommate Jenn lives but 10 minutes from Andrew's family's house on the Marblehead shore, so I didn't have to get up at 3 a.m. (because clearly you have to draw the line somewhere).
The freedom that you have photographing that early completely worked in our favor when we wrapped up at the shore and headed to a basically deserted downtown Marblehead where we were able to get some of my favorite images from the day (shot while I was standing in the middle of the street - can't do that at sunset!) A few of those (and more) below.