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Michael and John : Jones River Trading Wedding Photography

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One of the great joys of being a wedding photographer is that when you meet an amazing couple, you get to know and photograph the weddings of their amazing friends. We met Mike and John through such friends, Emily and Vadim, whose wedding we photographed in 2016. And next year we get to photograph Jaye and Sam's wedding!

Michael and John are two of the nicest and most thoughtful people we have ever met. This was validated again and again through the entire wedding day with the show of support and love from their friends and family. They chose Jones River Trading Post for the venue as it is close to where they both grew up, near gorgeous cranberry bogs and the seashore. They started the day getting ready at their parent's homes, and met up for their first look on a private dock on the bay. We had just enough twilight to get a beautiful portrait of them at a cranberry bog en route to the reception. 

The ceremony was officiated by a friend and held inside the reception hall. Guest showed their support by raising their hands to bless them as part of the ceremony. After the ceremony and cocktail hour, East Coast Soul turned up the volume and the dance moves, raising the roof well into the night.

It was an honor to be there for them and we are excited to be sharing their photos. Congratulations Michael and John!!

Hilary and David : A Boston Engagement

I met up with Hilary and David a few days ago for their engagement session in Boston. While planning their session a few months ago they mentioned that they would be going to City Hall to apply for the marriage license. I suggested I tag along and document it for them as part of their session and they agreed it would be fun. If you haven't been to Boston City Hall, you are missing out on some seriously dark architecture. But no matter how dark the brick and concrete interior is, the excitement of all the couples applying for their marriage licenses brightens the place up. I loved the filing system with book after book, year after year, of marriage licenses stacked along the walls.  Once they completed their application, and raised their hands to swear that they are who they are and doing this on their own will, we headed towards Boston's North End for some fun photos. It was a real treat and honor for me to witness their application, and I had a lot of fun getting to know them. Their wedding is this May and I can't wait to see them again!

Cheers  ~ Matt