Lena + Robert = Engaged

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Lena and Rob are really good for each other. Lena is grounded, sweet and sees the good in everyone. Rob is adventurous, spirited and has a heart of gold. Together they face life head-on, and in their words, at 100 Miles Per Hour. We had a fun little adventure of our own recently when I photographed the two of them on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. They were up for anything and clearly very comfortable in front of the camera. We are so excited for them as they venture into their new chapter together, and are secretly hoping they pack us in their suitcase when they elope in Ireland next year! Congrats you two!

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The L Family

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We can’t tell you what a privilege it is to watch our couples grow into beautiful families. Nicole and Jeff have been long time Summer Street supporters, starting back to their dating relationship and commissioning us to photograph them as a couple. Fast forward a few years and we’re shooting their Engagement Session and Wedding. Now they’ve welcomed two beautiful boys into their family and asked us to capture some photos of this special time in their lives. We love the challenge of shooting indoors, and with a newborn in cold months there really isn’t a better option than shooting in the studio if a family wants something a little more formal than their own home. At just 18 months apart, these two boys are going to grow up as the best of friends. It’s obvious already that big brother is doing a great job, and sweet little brother will have a strong role model to look up to. We couldn’t resist taking a few images of the newest member of this clan who was the perfect subject with his clear blue eyes locking right into the camera. Nicole and Jeff, we are thrilled for you during this exciting and exhausting time. Our hearts are full of love for you four and we are honored to capture your family as it continues to grow!

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Kristen + Tim = Married

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If there is something most all our clients have in common, it’s that they don’t take themselves too seriously, which is impressive given that they are equally talented and kind. Kristen and Tim certainly fit this bill, in addition to having such a welcoming presence about them. As you can likely tell from their wedding, these two are so great together and know how to throw a lively party. Chuck ventured up to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where the couple got ready for the day and then bared the chilly temps and mountains of snow for some portraits outside (Kristen knows how to rock a sequined shrug, doesn’t she?). They ventured over to The Rivermill at Dover Landing for their ceremony and reception, where their nearest and dearest joined together to toast to the newlyweds. Another job well done by Chuck, and a fantastic start to a beautiful marriage. All in all a good days work. Congratulations Kristen and Tim!

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Baby P – Half Birthday

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Is there anything sweeter than a six month old baby? If this thought had never crossed your mind until today, I’m convinced you are now persuaded after seeing baby P in her half-year old glory. I MEAN COME ON! She is just *waiting* for her debut as a Baby Gap model, isn’t she? It’s so rewarding working with families throughout the first year of their child’s life. We started this journey last summer with Ashely and Adam’s Expecting Session, then we met darling baby P in August, and now we are 6 months later. You’ll see this family again when their sweet pea turns one, and then we’ll create an heirloom album with all four of these photo sessions in them. I can’t wait to hold that album in my hands and hand it over to these proud parents. If one thing is certain, time is the enemy of change, and babies are the number one proof of this. Kids grow and change so quickly – the first year especially – so this is such a treasure to share. We’ll see these three on the blog in a short few months!

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Baby D

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This family. Don’t even get us started. Morgan and Peter were married back in 2012 and we had to honor of getting to know them through their engagement and photographing their meaningful wedding day. We’ve kept in touch with them both personally and professionally (have we ever mentioned how smart and talented our clients are? It’s always an honor to be *their* clients too) and every encounter with them has always been met with such kindness and thoughtfulness. When they asked us to photograph the next big milestone in their lives we were honored to say the least. After such a long winter in Boston, baby D was born between snowstorms and welcomed home into the lives and hearts of his loving family. Chuck managed to dodge snowy driving conditions and sneak down to the cape to capture some of the first days at home with their newest family member. We are loving the photos he captured for them and are so excited for this sweet family of three. Congratulations, Morgan and Peter!

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Manpreet + Michael = Married

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From our very first conversation with Michael and Manpreet, we knew these were our people. Hard working, exceptionally talented, full of love for one another, optimistic for the future, and did we mention totally real? Michael and Manpreet have magnetic personalities and huge hearts. They deserve one another and their wedding day completely celebrated that. If you’ve been following our work for a little while, you know that we regularly shoot in New England and the Midwest, so it was extra fun for us to venture a little further south to the Big Apple to photograph Manpreet and Michael’s big day. The city has such an electric vibe, and hosting the event at the Brooklyn Winery was the perfect spot to gather together for their wedding. Manpreet and her favotire people gathered together at the couple’s home to prep for the day, while Michael’s crew got ready in Times Square. Michael grew up in the United Kingdom, so many of his friends and family came from overseas for the wedding. Times Square was a fitting and bustling place to get ready for the wedding, and also let many of his friends experience a slice of New York in it’s glittering light. The day continued with a sweet hour of portraits where Michael couldn’t stop smiling at Manpreet because their wedding day had finally arrived (I’m telling you, these two are sweethearts). Their cozy, candle lit ceremony left everyone in happy tears which was a great prelude for the rest of the evening’s stories and toasts from their loved ones. The night concluded with a serious dance party and we left with a huge grin wiped across our face. I’d call that a good day at work. Congratulations Manpreet and Michael. We are over the moon for you and trust you’ll share many glasses of wine from the Brooklyn Winery on your anniversary each year.

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Laura + Graeme

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Hi Friends! Our blog has been taking a little rest the last month or so, but we’re back today to share this sweet session. Chuck met up with the newly married Laura and Graeme to capture some photos to celebrate their recent elopement. Graeme works at the TD Garden and has an important role making sure the screens and score boards are top notch – so they decided to incorporate that fun detail in their photos. We’re so glad they did because the photos in the Garden have so much personality to them, don’t they? They also explored the North End on foot afterward which made for some very romantic portraits in the cold, clear sunset. Go ahead and call me a Downton Abbey dork, but I personally think these two could be Lady Mary and Matthew Crawley’s doppelgängers! Congratulations on your marriage, Laura and Graeme. We wish you years of happiness together!

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