Carey & Blake | Turner Hill Wedding

Enna and I are so excited to share Carey and Blake's wedding photos - they were the first couple we met with at the fabulous new Boston Bridal Lounge. The energy and excitement Blake and Carey bring into a room is amazing! As soon as they entered the lounge for our meeting I knew we had to be their photographers! They had the kind of fell-head-over-heels love story that most folks dream of. After being introduced at a New Year's party, a long distance relationship quickly blossomed, sending Blake flying in from California to Boston every chance he could to see his Texas sweetheart. As soon as he was able, he packed up and left California for Boston and when Carey picked him up at Logan Airport Blake knelt down and proposed to her right then and there, on the curb at the airport. Not wanting a long engagement they looked to the ladies at the Boston Bridal Lounge for help. They found that the gorgeous Turner Hill property was available on a perfect date, and the gears of wedding planning were set into motion!

Classic New England fall weather graced their wedding day - it was perfect... well, almost. You could be outside with a jacket, or without, and be fine - it was sunny and there were just a few puffy clouds in the sky. Carey and Blake enjoyed a "first look", meeting each other for portraits before the ceremony. Blake waited for Carey in a pool of light below a grove of tall evergreen trees, and watching Carey literally glow as she walked up to him made us tingle! Just as the ceremony was about to begin a small amount of rain fell on the guests who were all seated and ready for Blake to walk down the aisle. The Turner Hill staff took it all in stride, quickly wiping down the ceremony benches, and the outdoor ceremony proceeded without a hitch (or raindrop!). When Carey marched down the aisle with an ear to ear grin on her face it was perfect!

The timing worked beautifully - since we did Blake and Carey's portraits earlier, after the ceremony we breezed through family and wedding party portraits, and then they were free to go and enjoy the cocktail hour and reception. I just have to say... Blake my friend: you set the bar high for ALL future dancing grooms! Folks, this guy loves to dance and he has the moves to prove it! A special shout out to our new friend and amazing DJ Max Baun of C-Zone Music who rocked the party all night! I also have to throw in some props for Carey and her friends for their spontaneous Texas cheerleading cheers too, totally unexpected and awesome! This wedding album is going to be epic!

Congratulations Carey and Blake!! It was so much fun to be there with you and we can't help but smile when we look at your photos.  ~Matt and Enna

DJ Max Baun

Blake & Carey | A Boston Engagement

Meet Blake and Carey. These two love birds met on 12/31/09 (New Year's 2010) when Blake was in Boston visiting friends.  Blake lived in Los Angeles at the time and Carey in Boston.  They did a long distance relationship for a little over a year, flying to see each other every two weeks.  During that period they visited eight states and two countries together (and attended five weddings).  On January 21, 2011 Blake landed at Logan airport for good. He left his job and moved out of his LA apartment to move in with Carey. When she pulled up to greet him he proposed right on the curbside pickup of Logan Airport! Not wanting a long engagement they enlisted the help of the ladies at the Boston Bridal Lounge to help plan there 2011 wedding and we are excited to be a part of their team! Their wedding is this coming October at Turner Hill and we can't wait to see them enjoying their day. Check out their photos...

Jennie and Rhett | A Boston Engagement Session

Meet Jennie and Rhett, getting married this coming Saturday! We met Jennie a few months ago via the Boston Bridal Lounge when she chose to hire Enna and I for their upcoming wedding at the Boston Ritz-Carlton. Her fiance Rhett is a Ranger working for reconstruction in Afghanistan, and he just arrived back in the States just a few weeks ago. We were so glad to be able to fit their e-session in and get to know them before the big day. Here are few from their session in their Boston neighborhood!

Leslie & Tom | A Belle Mer Wedding

It always beautiful to be on the Newport coast photographing a beautiful wedding, especially when the bride and groom focus on what is important in life. Meet Leslie and Tom, a beautiful couple who met us through the Boston Bridal Lounge and decided to have a waterfront wedding at Newport's amazing Belle Mer and let the focus of the day be about life, family, and friends. The wedding was about family, about generations, about commitment and love. Leslie made sure the wedding was kid friendly as she understands the importance of the next generation, and wanted them to be a part of their celebration. Every now and then she would would come up to us and say something along the lines of "Did you see what the kids are doing?". We did. How could we not? The kids were having an amazing time! They had an amazing time because Leslie and Tom let go of many "traditional" elements of a wedding and allowed the day to be a bit more relaxed, a bit more easy going, and very kid friendly. The Super Band played a beautiful set allowing the guests to enjoy the easy going social aspect of the day. We had a blast being there for them and love their photos and thought we'd share a few of the young at heart, Lelsie and Tom. Check them out folks...

I have to give props to my good friend and make-up artist Zoe for doing what she does best!

Boston Bridal Lounge Fashion Fun

Last month Enna and I had the pleasure of becoming a part of Boston's newest collection of excellent wedding vendors at The Boston Bridal Lounge. Founders, owners and just plain awesome ladies Kerri Bruneau and Eleni Granas are responsible for gathering this amazing group of talent. The BBL is conveniently located on Newbery Street and truly is an amazing resource for all couples getting married. We love the simplicity of the Lounge for couples: anyone can stop in to browse, ask questions, and be inspired by what they have to share. The rooms are decorated by some of Boston top event planners and filled with table settings, floral arrangements, gorgeous wedding albums, fresh cake to sample and more. Stop by the Boston Bridal Lounge at 125 Newbery St 2nd floor to get inspired and say hi to Kerri and Eleni.

Recently Eleni asked me if I could do some head shots for one of the make-up artists who had some models lined up for the day. I love fun projects like this so of course I agreed and spent the next day photographing 4 beautiful ladies decked out to the nines in amazing make up by make up artist Zoe Kalaitzidis and the big two big surprises for me were having hair stylist guru Lance McBrayer of Glam Couture and styling by Stephanie of LF Stores there to help Zoe make the ladies look amazing! Together we spent the day at the lounge making some great images which is where we are getting to now. What started out as simple head shots turned into us having a whole lotta fun at the lounge!  :)  Check them out and I hope you'll leave some love...