Kelly Benvenuto | Wedding Photography | Boston, New England » Intimate and authentic wedding photography in Boston, New England and Beyond

Today I wanted to share with you a little about my signature wedding album. Let me gush for a moment and tell you just how gorgeous these are. This album style is known within the industry as a flushmount album; it features archival prints mounted on a rigid substrate (to create thick pages that can’t be bent), lay-flat binding and a huge variety of layout options including full-page panoramas. Cover options include Italian leather (as shown here) or Japanese silks, both with wonderful textures that are a treat to hold. Covers can be personalized with image cameos and/or custom debossing. This modern and sophisticated album will stand the test of time and become your first family heirloom.

Investing in albums is hard; the more time that passes from your wedding, the further down your list it goes. But if your wedding photography is important to you, then you deserve to experience your images in print. Don’t relegate your wedding images to a hard drive in some drawer – make them into an album that you can look through and share, today and through the years (when maybe that DVD or USB isn’t the dominant technology of the day).

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Lauren and George met their first year at Boston University. They lived on the same floor and had many of the same classes, as they were both studying biomedical engineering. By the time winter break arrived, the two were officially together. Fast forward nine years – past advanced degrees, first apartments, first jobs, a start-up and other adventures – and the two headed to Rome, where George proposed.

When Lauren first reached out to me about photographing their wedding at the Dane Estate, she told me how important photography was to her and her family. She also let slip that George was a little camera-shy. Knowing that at least one member of a couple is usually a little camera shy, I always encourage engagement sessions as an opportunity to get comfortable together and in front of my lens. We met up on a December afternoon for their engagement session near Boston’s waterfront, where the chilly weather encouraged lots of snuggling together. I loved seeing how these interacted – especially the moments when they forgot I was there and tipped their heads back in laughter.

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  • Mandy Nehme Estephane - Lovelyyyyy… Amamzing pictures…wishing you both a happy life ahead !!!ReplyCancel

“I think that couples really need to think about what kind of experience they want, in addition to what they want their pictures to look like. I’m so happy we chose you, because you were good about just letting us do our thing. It was clear that you wanted us to be comfortable and happy as a top priority.” – Maddy & Matt

Click to see more from Maddy & Matt’s Puritan and Company wedding.

Words of Wisdom is an ongoing series in which wedding couples share their best bits of wedding advice.

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Erica and Brian met at a nerdy t-shirt party (how apropos for a couple currently working towards their MD and PhD respectively). Erica, wearing her mother’s MIT is for Lovers t-shirt, teased Brian that his Picasso tee wasn’t nerdy enough. Like their friends who organized the party were hoping, these two hit it off. Five years later, they are planning their wedding for this coming summer. In their free time, these two enjoy cooking, taking in live music, and spending time outdoors with their two energetic puppies. Last fall on a brilliantly sunny afternoon we headed to the Middlesex Fells to make some engagement photos. I loved how these two were up for anything – running with their puppies, getting their shoes dirty so we could get to the good light and playing along with my silly prompts.

Engagement photos with dogs at Sheep Fold in the Middlesex Fells, north of Boston. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto. Engagement photos with dogs on a trail in the Middlesex Fells, north of Boston. Image by Kelly Benvenuto. Relaxed engagement photo in dramatic light, in the woods of the Middlesex Fells. Image by Kelly Benvenuto. New England, fall engagement photo, with water and pine trees. Image by Kelly Benvenuto. Candid Middlesex Fells engagement photos, Stoneham, MA. Photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Candid engagement session photos at the Middlesex Fells, Stoneham, MA. Photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Candid engagement photography at the Middlesex Fells, Stoneham, MA. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto. Engagement photos in dramatic sunlight at the Middlesex Fells, Stoneham, MA. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto. Engagement photos in woods at the Middlesex Fells, north of Boston, MA. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto. Fall engagement photo at the Middlesex Fells, north of Boston. Image by Kelly Benvenuto.

If you like what you see, and would like to chat about having me photograph your Boston or New England wedding or Middlesex Fells engagement session, please get in touch

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After revisiting the 10,000+ images delivered to wedding clients in 2015, I find it nearly impossible to pick favorites (or at least a reasonable number for a retrospective). Here I’m presenting a look at some of the hugs, kisses, laughs, gasps, tears, moments, details and scenes that have stuck with me from my 2015 wedding season. Thank you to my couples for letting me into your lives, being your authentic selves in front of my lens, taking me to so many new places, and trusting me to document these wonderful days for you and your families.

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Wedding reception at the Meeting House in Tiverton, RI.  Documentary wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Relaxed portrait of groom and groomsmen at the Meeting House in Tiverton, RI. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto. Romantic, golden hour wedding portrait on the grounds of the Meeting House in Tiverton, RI. Intimate Rhode Island wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Toasts during wedding reception at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, MA.  Classic, candid wedding photography by Boston wedding photographer Kelly Benvenuto. Mother-son dance during barn wedding reception. Candid wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Bride and groom share a kiss on the dance floor during their wedding reception at Friendly Crossways, Harvard, MA. Vibrant, authentic wedding photography in Boston and New England by Kelly Benvenuto. Guests hold sparklers waiting for the exit of the bride and groom from their reception at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. 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Wedding ceremony of LGBT couple at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Candid and authentic wedding photography in Cambridge and Boston by Kelly Benvenuto. Hugs after the wedding ceremony. Emotional, documentary wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto, serving Boston and New England. Wedding guests during cocktail hour at  at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA. Candid Boston wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Bride and groom with distracted flower girls. Natural and candid wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto, serving Boston and beyond. Bride and groom make wedding reception entrance at the Downtown Harvard Club in Boston, MA. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto. Father-daughter dance during wedding reception at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA. Candid, colorful wedding photography in Boston. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto. Bride and groom during toasts at the Charles RIver Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham, MA. 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Classic, black and white image of bride walking down the aisle at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. Artistic, documentary in Boston and New England. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto. Bride hugs her dad at the top of the aisle while groom looks on. Honest, emotional, documentary wedding photography in Boston and New England. Image by Kelly Benvenuto. Bridesmaid tears up during wedding ceremony. Emotional wedding photojournalism in Boston by Kelly Benvenuto. Parents hold hands during wedding ceremony. Boston wedding photojournalism. Image by Kelly Benvenuto. Brides dance up the aisle at the end of their wedding ceremony in the garden of the Codman Estate in Lincoln, MA. Candid wedding photography near Boston by Kelly Benvenuto. Romantic wedding portraits taken in Boston and on Cape Cod by photographer Kelly Benvenuto. Intimate and artistic wedding photography, serving Cambridge, Boston and beyond. Image by Kelly Benvenuto. Family portrait taken at a Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation wedding in Waltham, MA. Classic and colorful wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Wedding guests enjoy cocktail hour on the porch of the Pierce House in Lincoln, MA. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto. Happy, vibrant wedding portrait of an LGBT couple on the grounds of the Codman Estate in Lincoln, MA. Photograph by Kelly Benvenuto. Flower girl gets a pep talk before making her reception entrance. Documentary wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto, serving Boston, New England, and beyond. First dance of the wedding reception at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA. LGBT wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto in Boston, Massachusetts. Guests dance during tented wedding reception. Image by Boston documentary wedding photographer Kelly Benvenuto. Romantic wedding portrait taken on Massachusetts' south shore. Intimate, artistic Image by Boston wedding photographer Kelly Benvenuto. Wedding guests arrive for ceremony at the Royall House, Medford, MA. Bride getting ready. Mother of the bride tears up as her daughter dons her wedding gown. Emotional, authentic image by Boston wedding photographer Kelly Benvenuto. Groom getting ready. Bride walking down the aisle with her sons in dramatic light. Artistic Boston wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Wedding ceremony at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Image by Kelly Benvenuto, Cambridge and Boston wedding photographer. Wedding attendants during ceremony at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Image by Kelly Benvenuto, Cambridge and Boston wedding photographer. Bride and groom share a kiss in the vestibule of the church following their wedding ceremony in Duxbury, MA. Documentary wedding photography in Boston and New England by Kelly Benvenuto. Brides and grooms in black and white. Images by Boston and Cape Cod wedding photographer Kelly Benvenuto. Wedding portrait along the Charles with Boston skyline. Relaxed and vibrant wedding photography by Boston wedding photographer Kelly Benvenuto. The first dance of the bride and groom at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School in Duxbury, MA. Honest and emotional wedding photography by Boston wedding photographer Kelly Benvenuto. Bride and groom share a kiss after cutting the cake at the Willowdale Estate. Vibrant, authentic wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Father of the bride caught in dramatic light, listening to wedding toast. Classic, documentary wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Silly bride with wedding guests. Candid wedding photography in Boston by Kelly Benvenuto. Guests lifted in the hora at a Jewish wedding at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. Vibrant, emotional wedding photography in Boston and New England by Kelly Benvenuto. Wedding venue detail - fence, lights and flowers. Artistic wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Silhouette of flower girl, bridesmaid and makeup artist, getting ready before a wedding. Artistic wedding photojournalism by Boston wedding photographer Kelly Benvenuto. Relaxed wedding portrait in Cambridge, MA. Authentic, artistic wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Relaxed wedding party portrait with two brides on the grounds of the Codman Estate in Lincoln, MA. Colorful, natural wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Flower girls walk down the aisle. Massachusetts documentary wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Wedding ceremony. Documentary wedding photography in Duxbury, MA by Kelly Benvenuto. An emotional moment as groom recites vows, bride cries, and bridesmaid smiles during a ceremony on the porch of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. Black and white, documentary wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto, serving Boston and New England. Joyful wedding couple comes up the aisle at the end of their wedding ceremony. Classic, black and white wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto, serving Boston and New England. Bride and groom greet parents after the wedding ceremony. Honest, emotional wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto, in Boston and New England. Groom gets used to his new wedding ring during the reception.  Authentic wedding photography. by Kelly Benvenuto. Wedding portrait of bride and groom on the grounds of the Pierce House in Lincoln, MA. Intimate, colorful wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto, serving Boston, Massachusetts, and New England. Romantic, artistic golden hour wedding portrait, on the grounds of the Meetinghouse in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Image by Kelly Benvenuto. Bride and groom share a laugh during wedding toasts. Candid, emotional wedding photography in Boston and New England by Kelly Benvenuto. Guests dance during wedding reception at the Willowdale Estate. Bride and groom cut the cake. Wedding bouquets and books. Cambridge, Massachusetts wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Bride and bridesmaid share a smile and a squeeze while getting ready. Cambridge, Massachusetts documentary wedding by Kelly Benvenuto. Bride sees herself for first time in all her wedding attire and exclaims to mother and bridesmaids. Documentary New Hampshire wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Guy Fawkes blocks the wedding party's departure for the church. Black and white wedding photojournalism by Boston and New England wedding photographer Kelly Benvenuto. Groom walks down the aisle with his parents in dramatic light. Vibrant wedding photography in Boston by Kelly Benvenuto. Bride and groom share a laugh in the trolley on the way from their wedding ceremony to reception. Emotional and candid wedding photography by Boston wedding photographer Kelly Benvenuto. Wedding party channels Dr. Who for this portrait along the Charles River, in Cambridge, MA. Vibrant, authentic wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Bride and groom walk along Powder Point Bridge in Duxbury, MA while taking wedding portraits. Image by Kelly Benvenuto. Boats seen from the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. Wedding guests enjoy cocktail hour. Image by Kelly Benvenuto. Wedding guests enjoy cocktail hour. Image by Kelly Benvenuto. Bride and groom share a kiss under twinkle lights and clear tent at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis, MA. Candid wedding photography by Kelly Benvenuto. Dancing during wedding reception at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA. Image by Kelly Benvenuto. Bride and groom laugh while cutting the cake. Candid wedding photography in Boston and New England by Kelly Benvenuto. Guests dance during wedding reception at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Photo by Kelly Benvenuto.

If you are looking for a Boston wedding photographer for your 2016 or 2017 wedding and like what you see, please get in touch!

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  • Mary Helan Vesenka Turner - Lovely photos! We hope to see you again at @Friendly Crossways!ReplyCancel

  • Jean Benvenuto - This collection of photos is truly amazing.ReplyCancel