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Jordan & Zach: Crane Beach Late Summer Engagement Session

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Couples

Photos are one of the most important and tangible ways to preserve the sweetest moments of life. For many couples, the first photos together are taken sometime in college or the years that follow. They can eventually look back and say that they walked alongside each other for 50, 60, or even 70 years. But […]

Adrienne & Dan: Appleton Farms Engagement Session

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Adrienne and Dan are the textbook definition of a storybook couple. Their Appleton Farms engagement session was sweet as can be. After a long heat wave, Ipswich graced us with a mild evening and the loveliest breeze, the earliest wisps of fall. We had the grounds to ourselves, perfect for dancing among the wildflowers and […]

Mary & Matt: North Shore Summer Engagement Session

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Mary and Matt’s North Shore Summer Engagement session was magical. While planning their session, Mary shared that she dreamt of a unique coastal location with tall grass and a pretty view. My mind immediately went to one of my favorite picnic date spots in Essex, Massachusetts. It is a perennial favorite of Dillon and I, […]

Liz & Tim: Crane Beach Summer Engagement Session

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Liz and Tim’s Crane Beach summer engagement session filled my heart right up to the brim. They exude the kind of warmth and joy that leaves you feeling so encouraged from the moment you meet them. I met Liz virtually earlier this year and loved her right away, but this was my first time meeting […]

Carol & Jon: Back Bay Spring Engagement Session

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I am so excited to share this Back Bay spring engagement session with you today! This was my second time photographing engagement portraits on Commonwealth Ave this year and let me tell you, springtime in Boston is magical. Add a sunny, 75-degree evening and it gets even better. Carol and Jon have called Boston home […]

Kayla & Brian: Crane Beach Spring Engagement Session

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I am so excited to share today’s classic Crane Beach spring engagement session. Kayla and Brian are *the* epitome of a classic New England couple. He’s from the Cape, and she’s from a Connecticut town that could easily neighbor Stars Hollow. He proposed at Brant Point, an iconic Nantucket Lighthouse (Dillon and I celebrated our […]

Boston Public Garden Winter Engagement Session

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It was a quiet February afternoon on the day of Hilary and Matt’s Public Garden winter engagement session. I had just parked and was walking through Copley when a few snowflakes landed on my lashes. We were meeting on the Beacon Hill side, at the very spot where they were engaged in November. They are […]

Kaylee & Ryan: Historic Francestown Engagement Session

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Now that I’m getting into a rhythm with posting to my blog, I’m excited to share prior work I’ve had the honor of capturing, starting with a historic Francestown engagement session! You may recognize Kaylee and Ryan from my website’s homepage, as the image of them sharing a kiss in his late grandfather’s antique Nova […]

amherst new hampshire engagement session | Heather and PJ

Heather & PJ: Amherst New Hampshire Engagement Session

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New England is filled to the brim with storied small towns that are rich in history. As a photographer, I am continually grateful for the countless options available to me for portrait locations. This historic village suited Heather and PJ perfectly for their Amherst New Hampshire engagement session. The town was quiet, the flowers were […]

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