Beth and Ben were married on a glorious September afternoon at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, Massachusetts. The Endicott Estate remains one of our favorite venues because it seamlessly marries the old world feel of the Boston area while remaining fresh and comfortable. We’ve said it a thousand times, but give us a Historic Estate and two people madly in love and we’re happy photographers. Chuck was on slate for Beth and Ben’s big day and we love the images he captured of their laid back and classy wedding. We’re over the moon for you, Beth and Ben – and so grateful you put your trust in us to document this milestone in your lives. Congratulations!
Adam – you get an A+ for nailing the marriage proposal. I mean really – how great is this session!? Adam called us up this summer to ask if we’d photograph his proposal to his long time girlfriend, Christina, in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood in front of one of the prettiest flower shops on the Hill. We were all over it and kept everything under wraps as we learned Adam’s plan. Chuck was there on the day-of to shoot and was able to conceal himself without Christina knowing until after Adam had popped the question. The look on her face can’t be put into words, which is exactly why having a professional photographer capture this moment is priceless. After she said yes, Adam and Christina floated on cloud nine with Chuck capturing it all around Beacon Hill and the Boston Public Garden. We’re smitten with these two and are so happy they have these photos to cherish in the coming years as they remember the day she said yes.
Unless you’re a stranger to our blog, you have probably seen the H family featured in the past. We were honored to capture photos of Ashley while pregnant with sweet P, their first days as a family, and several other family sessions since. It’s so much fun to watch them grow and their family is just SO EASY to photograph. Full of love, giggles and no stranger to tossing kids in the air – these guys make our job a cinch. They also happen to be some of the most genuine and kind hearted people you will ever meet making every part of our working relationship an absolute joy. Ashley, Adam and sweet P – thank you for allowing us to document your beautiful family!
Susan and Alex! We could just give you a big fat hug through the the internet. Weddings are always joyous events, but when two people who have hearts like Susan and Alex decide to get married – good things happen. In fact, we’re convinced that with power teams like these two the world will be better off because they are together. When planning their wedding they of course wanted a day that reflected their taste and personalities, but even more they wanted a *great* party where their loved ones could gather together and have a really a fun time celebrating. Well their planning paid off because this crew knew how to DANCE! Matt and our fabulous second shooter and dear friend Dan (who just happened to photograph our own wedding!) had a great time with these two and may have been swept onto the dance floor a time or two to celebrate with these guys. It was a great day, and one we were happy to document for two such genuine and loving people. Congratulations Susan and Alex!
It’s hard to believe that not only is summer a distant memory, but FALL is quickly fading as well. Something we’ve loved as our business has grown has been the growth of the family photo portion of our business. It’s only natural that as our wedding clients settle into their new stages that they are adding love to their life with pets and children. The family mini session has become quite popular in the photography world – and for good reason. It’s a fast and affordable way to document your family’s growth from year to year. We’ve come to hold two family mini session marathons here on Summer Street – one in the summer and one in the fall. We just completed our fall rendition of our mini sessions, but our blog has been a bit…delayed….as of late – so today we’re sharing our summer rendition of the Mini Session remix. Photographing kids and families always keeps us on our toes, and we’ve loved exploring how to best capture each family dynamic and child – even if they prefer to run away from the camera rather than toward. There’s something unpolished about this body of work that we’re building but that feels right. Childhood (and hey – life!) is not about pressed khaki’s and white shirts on the beach. It’s the runny noses, bear hugs, scrapes and kisses from Mom and Dad – all these little things add up to a really beautiful conglomeration of what raising kids is like. And someday we hope parents look back at these moments and think of just how sweet and small their kids were, as well as the expansive amounts of energy it takes to keep up with them. After all, life is lived between the pretty and perfect photos, and that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
Couldn’t let any more time pass before sharing some sweet photos Chuck captured of Baby L and his family on his first few days at home. It’s such a gift to capture these moments for families. Little L is nearly 6 months now (!) but his sweet squishy cheeks and soft skin are too precious not to share with the world. Chuck documented this session with us and we are always so smitten with his ability to catch the little nuances during these momentous milestones. The way the pets give him the side eye – unsure of all the newness that surrounds them….the tiny fingers whose fingernails are still peeling from being submersed in fluid for 9 months….the awe and exhaustion in the eyes of new parents….these things are real and worth documenting, however transient they are at the time. But then you look at the sweet innocence and dependence of this little babe in their arms and know that it’s all worth it. Thank you for allowing us to capture your beautiful family, Katie and Anthony.
Everything about this session makes us SUPER happy photographers. Shooting at sunset in Concord, MA might just be our happy place – and with Christy and Dan in front of the camera it just doesn’t get any better. A simple setting in glorious light makes for great photos – but what we can’t create are the dynamic connections between people. That’s really where this job can be incredibly diverse even in the same exact lighting situation. And when it comes to dynamic connections, these two have hit a home run. I may have gone over the top in my excitement for these two as they were in front of the camera, perhaps embarrassing myself a bit in my enthusiasm. At one point Christy and Dan shared with me that they were going to be going out for dinner after their session downtown Boston and invited me to attend. At that point I knew I needed to hone back my verbal excitement as I was quickly becoming their third wheel fan girl. 🙂 Needless to say, we are super excited for their wedding next September in Boston and know that these photos are just a taste of the good things to come! Can’t wait to see you again next fall, Christy and Dan!