2016 – In Review

Oh friends. What a year it’s been. For many this has been a tumultuous year. We’ve certainly bared witness to heart ache and stormy weather this year, but after looking through what has become our favorite work related task (collecting what we feel are our strongest images from the year) we are reminded that there […]

Oh friends. What a year it’s been. For many this has been a tumultuous year. We’ve certainly bared witness to heart ache and stormy weather this year, but after looking through what has become our favorite work related task (collecting what we feel are our strongest images from the year) we are reminded that there is a whole lot to celebrate this year too. And it’s not the pretty wedding details, but real, messy, living and breathing love. From trembling hands that ring their beloved to tiny kicks that wait to be loved and the sugar high induced tantrum that cuts the shoot short – this is life-giving work. It is our great pleasure to bear witness to our clients friends lives. To capture who, where and what you love. We are filled with gratitude to document some of the most tender, vulnerable and joy-filled events in life. The joy rubs off on us too, and for that we are eternally grateful. Let’s do this, 2017.

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Christina + Adam = Engaged

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. […]

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Bohemian Proposal Editoral Shoot

Well hello there! We’ve taken our annual blogging hiatus for the month of January and are excited to share this project on the blog with you today. Late last summer, the National Stationer Wedding Paper Divas reached out to us about doing a wedding inspiration project with one of their paper suites. We were intrigued […]

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2015 – In Review

2015 marks our fifth year documenting weddings full time. We’ve always said that you can enter a career by way of education or experience – and our path has been experience. Of course we are constantly pushing ourselves to take classes and workshops to learn more, but there are no professional photography degrees behind our team of photographers. […]

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summerstreetphotography_686 summerstreetphotography_687 summerstreetphotography_688 summerstreetphotography_689 summerstreetphotography_690 summerstreetphotography_691 summerstreetphotography_692 summerstreetphotography_693 summerstreetphotography_694 summerstreetphotography_6952015 marks our fifth year documenting weddings full time. We’ve always said that you can enter a career by way of education or experience – and our path has been experience. Of course we are constantly pushing ourselves to take classes and workshops to learn more, but there are no professional photography degrees behind our team of photographers. In 1993, a professor at the University of Colorado – Anders Ericsson, wrote a paper about how 10,000 hours of experience will make someone an expert in their field. After five years, we’ve well passed the 10,000 mark, and while I wouldn’t say we are experts, I can say this business has taught us far more than we ever thought possible about entrepreneurship, hard work, setting boundaries, weddings in every shape and form and dreaming big.

This year brought us documenting weddings in 13 states, photographing past (and new!) clients growing families and a true welcome as Midwest Photographers in addition to our New England base. With over 300,000 images processed (I’m not exaggerating) by Matt, myself, Chuck and Abby not to mention our crew of phenomenal second photographers – Missy, Jenny, Devin and Mike – it was a year of living and loving big. With the volume of work it might seem like we’re a well oiled machine with lots of minions to keep things running. And while we have our workflow down, each and every wedding and portrait shoot is handled in our humble little studio without elaborate outsourcing. It’s a labor of love, and one we are honored to call our life’s work.

Thank you for joining us this year. From the highest points in Maine to the shores of the Mississippi River, we’ve been honored to tell these stories with our cameras. We are eternally grateful for your support and look forward to another year documenting love.

*Previous years in review: 2011, 2012 (part I, II, III), 2013, and 2014*

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2013 in Review