Jess and Mike are engaged!
CATEGORY: Boston, Engagement, People
Okay, these two are adorable together. They’ve got just the right proportion of fun, flirty, and deep, genuine love for one another to create the perfect joyful afternoon photo shoot together (not to mention the perfect marriage!).
We started our shoot at Boston’s beautiful, historic Public Library in Copley Square, which (as I later learned), Jess was “a bit skeptical about” (see Jess…never fear!). There, we flitted from room to room, staking out the spots with the best light and the fewest people studying fervently (well, except for that one shot we got in the middle of the SILENT room! Ha! They never saw it coming!).
From there, we continued on (thanks to the generous help from their good friends Pete and Julie (thanks, you two!!) who acted as our personal chauffeurs for the day), to the Boston Public Garden where Jess and Mike: A.) Pretty much played back-up for a one-man-band, B.) narrowly avoided augmenting their outfits with goose droppings on the dock at Swan Lake (no, NOT swan droppings), and C.) practiced some of the moves that Mike does for his work with the world-renowned Smith Ballet Company.
We finished our journey at beautiful Acorn street on Beacon Hill where one of the local residents was kind enough to let us use the street out front and to either side of his house to make some beautiful portraits. Thank you sir, for your kindness and generosity! We could not have done it without you!
Mike, you are one heck of a big teddy bear with one heck of an aggressive smile on you. Jess, you’re just the perfect, delicate, sultry flower for Mike. Good job finding one another. I just can’t wait to capture the magic on your wedding day!
Steph and Tyler are engaged!
CATEGORY: Engagement, People, Portraits, Santa Barbara
Stephanie and Tyler epitomize what it is to be a cute couple (which is obvious from even casual perusal of their engagement photos). They are so in love and so happy together that it’s contagious! I found myself jumping up and clicking my heals during our shoot!
It was an honor and a total blast to spend the afternoon with them and create these portraits to help ‘em celebrate their love. I wish all people could have the kind of love in their lives that these two have for one another.
Plus…they’re just genuinely wonderful people. Tyler’s an entrepreneur who is committed to helping college students find affordable, appropriate housing, and Steph is an Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Facilitator. To boot, they share a passion for helping animals and both volunteer at a local animal rescue facility. In short, they’re caring, committed people who are making a difference on the planet! My kind of peeps!
We photographed at Santa Barbara’s Butterfly Beach, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, and at a private, Italian-style Montecito Villa which is where their wedding will take place and which is owned by the some of the sweetest and most genuine people who just happen to (conveniently) be very close friends of Steph’s family. To say that this Villa is “stunning” would be a gross understatement and I simply can’t wait to make photographs at the wedding which showcase its beauty. I also had the great pleasure of meeting Steph’s parents (her dad’s name is also Tyler…coincidence?) who were just bubbling with pride and excitement for their daughter and soon-to-be-son-in-law (whew…that’s a lot of hyphens!)
Congrats, you two!