The Boston Common is an iconic park – 50 acres in size, the beginning of the Freedom Trail, and the oldest park in the country. It’s a beautiful green backdrop that I enjoy bringing my wedding bridal parties and immediate families to. (A friendly reminder – Be sure to file for a permit prior to your wedding day!) The Boston Common Frog Pond has been a spot where I grew up ice skating and watching kids splash around!
This are is a popular location for Boston engagement portraits. Often, I suggest to my couples to head towards the Boston Public Gardens, the Common’s younger brother, because I enjoy photographing on the bridge, underneath the bridge, and taking advantage of some of the florals (if they’re in bloom). In both parks are some gorgeous Willow trees that I’ve always admired.
I highly suggest photographing sessions during weekday mornings when the park is less crowded. I prefer creating images where the photograph feels like the couple are the only ones there. It’s much easier when that statement is closer to being the truth! :)
Akash and Brinda have been together for over a decade! Though they met during their freshman year, they didn’t start dating until their junior year (I hear this is the most brilliant way to do it… or at least, that’s what Jason and I believe… haha! :D)
I started stalking them from the Back Bay area and followed them all the way to the park for their Boston Public Garden proposal. 🙂
Mike had his proposal planned weeks ago and contacted me once he knew that he’d have a few hours to wander around the city. They’re from DC and were up in Boston for a friend’s wedding / mini vacation! 🙂
Special thanks to Alicia, Lauren and Jen for being my very stealthy decoy friends! 🙂 Just sayin’… I’m getting reaaaal good at this ninja proposal photographer thing!
I remember the day vividly. It was the week of my birthday and I had just arrived at a cozy cabin rental with some of my closest friends. I was ready to hike/explore Acadia National Park for the first time and was teeming with excitement to see the colorful New England foliage. Jason was with me. Sledder was being lazy as usual. I had just purchased a new little mirror less camera to goof around with. It was the start to a blissful week!
Michelle and Mike, you have no idea how happy you made me. As if a week couldn’t get any better, your e-mail set me in a good mood for weeks. If anyone knows artist-entrepreneurs, we’re a bit of a crazy breed. There are extreme highs, and then extreme lows where we beat ourselves up for not being better. You two made me feel insanely appreciated. From the bottom of my heart, thanks for choosing me.
Luciana and Ashkan first met in Vancouver, Canada while Luciana was a medical student and Ashkan was a third year neurology resident. Luciana tells me that their first date was in Whistler, Vancouver, which was likely perfect since the two of them love skiing, traveling, hiking and spending time with their rescue dog, Sophie. The two are now stroke neurologists, and they say it’s perfect because when they travel together for conferences, the two are easily engaged in conversations with other doctors (and no party is left to stare at the wall blankly, as I would… if I went to a stroke neurology conference :D).
Luciana, Ashkan and I started our Boston engagement session on Acorn St. in Beacon Hill in Boston. We loved the brownstones, the little flower boxes, the charming cobblestones and of course, the beautiful light at sunset. After getting lost in the Beacon Hill area, we walked over to incorporate some nature. Their Boston Public Gardens engagement session photos are classic, but show plenty of personality, laughs, and hugs.
Eda, Simon and I had a lovely sunset stroll through the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill and through the lush greenery of the Boston Public Gardens for their engagement session.