Boston Wedding Photographer | The Best Wedding Colors, For Sure!

I just photographed this wedding last night, but I couldn't help myself from editing a few of the bride with her bridesmaids as I was uploading and backing up their cards. The color combo was so perfect for their intimate wedding. The light pinks and gold made it soft and romantic, yet luxurious and modern at the same time. The combination is just so gorgeous in photos and in person! If I were to get married again, I'm pretty sure this would be the color palette for my wedding.

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Worcester Engagement Photos : Esi + Ervin

Catching up on summer engagement photo sessions!

Ervin was a friend of Esi's brother, and they knew each other growing up. Five years ago, they reconnected and realized they were truly meant for one another. If meeting your true love were as simple as this, nobody would need match.com!

E + E were totally natural in front of the camera. They were relaxed and had fun with their engagement session, and it absolutely shows in their photos, don't you think?

Stay tuned because I'll be posting their wedding at Royal Sonesta in Boston soon!

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  Coral + Matt contacted me several months before to photograph their wedding, and while we chatted about their photography and wedding day plans over the phone and via email, I didn't get to meet them until their wedding day. Matt's originally from Massachusetts, and he still travels here often for work, but he and Coral call Maryland home. They are such a down-to-earth family and so easy to get along with that having our first meeting just a couple hours before walking down the aisle wasn't even a problem. They wanted romance and fun and their love for each other to show in their photos, and they wanted to make sure that the happiness of joining their families as one (he has two beautiful girls and she has one lovely little lady) was documented.

Their ceremony was set to be outside, and the weather in Bourne for Coral's "getting ready" photos was gorgeous: the perfect sunny and warm day in July for a Cape Cod wedding! But, the skies had different plans, and while we were on our way to the outdoor Ceremony site in Plymouth, it started to downpour...a lot!! I will never forget the phone call I got from Coral while trying to see through the sheets of rain hitting my windshield: "Shawna, I don't have a Plan B. I don't have a Plan B!" We made it work, and luckily, they were able to have their ceremony indoors at the Reception Site, Union Fish. And, miraculously, the sky cleared and allowed us to take some gorgeous outdoor photos on the pier.

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Wedding Wednesday: Engagement Photos | Massachusetts Wedding Photographer, Boston Wedding Photographer

It's that time of year! I'm sure there are many of you who experienced the magical feeling of getting engaged over the holidays. CONGRATULATIONS to both of you! Of course, this Wedding Wednesday is going to focus on your Engagement Photos. Do you really need engagement photos? In my opinion, that would be a BIG YES! Don't worry, all of my wedding couples receive a complimentary engagement session when they choose me to be their wedding photographer...BONUS! I absolutely LOVE photographing engagement sessions. I get to connect with the two of you without all of the hustle and bustle of your wedding day (not that I don't love photographing your wedding day, too, but you know what I mean because, let's face it, there's a LOT going on). We get to chat more and just have fun hanging out.

Why do I think engagement sessions are so important? Well...

1. The Number One Reason: We get to know each other better. I like to think that we actually become friends, and that helps me understand YOU better. I get to know what makes you happy, what makes you laugh, what your likes and dislikes are, what makes you love that guy or girl who asked you to marry them. It helps me know how to photograph you in a way that will bring out your true feelings for one another. You also get to see how I work and photograph. Not only for your engagement photos, but more importantly for your wedding. Sometimes we will email for months and months, but the first time we actually meet in person will be the engagement session. By the time we get to your wedding, you're practically professional models. Not even joking!

2. All of my engagement sessions are fun and relaxed...relaxed, being the key word. When you relax in front of the camera, it really shows, and you truly shine through. Who wants boring photos where you're standing around with a nervous smile staring at a camera? Not me, and surely not you! We chat and choose a location that will best represent you as a couple. And honestly, it is a lot of fun! (Even if it is totally freezing outside like it was for my featured engagement session below). Plus, it will hopefully be one less thing you will have to be nervous or worried about on your wedding day.

3. You get some awesome photos of you as a couple outside of your wedding attire. And because they are taken by me, the creative style of your engagement photos will match the style of your wedding photos. Just think of how amazing your wedding album will be!

So, with all of that said, here is my last engagement session of 2012. Patrick + Emily. They are so much fun, and they love to laugh and goof around, which I think you can tell by the big grins in almost all of their photos. Enjoy!

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