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Do you remember the anticipation you felt when dropping off a roll of film to be developed? Do you remember the feel of holding prints in your hands? And when you got doubles, giving the others to friends or sending to family? Do you remember looking through albums with your parents and reminiscing about that wonderful summer vacation to Maine? Do you remember admiring the black and white bridal portrait of your grandmother, still on your grandfather’s dresser after 50+ years of marriage? I do, to each and every one of these.

Photographs are memories made tangible, and prints matter. This holiday season, I’ll be offering an extended sale (from November 25 through December 2) on prints from all weddings, engagements and portraits photographed in 2014. I hope you’ll take advantage and fill up those frames and empty walls. Watch your inbox for all the details.

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In a far corner of Massachusetts, down a narrow country road, in view of the Berkshires mountains and surrounded by farm fields and stately old trees, Jess and Eric gathered together family and friends for their wedding celebrations. On the property of Jess’ 99-year old grandmother, in front of the pergola built by Jess’ father, under uncertain skies, Jess and Eric exchanged vows and rings. They dashed through the October rain to the tent, to give hugs, share a meal and get down on the dance floor with all their guests.

tent and chairs ready for a backyard Berkshires wedding at a historic home
chairs ready for a backyard Berkshires wedding ceremony
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bride applies mascara before her backyard Berkshires wedding
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dress, tattoo, boots and prosecco. getting ready details before a backyard Berkshires wedding ceremony
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bride gives groom a thumbs up before their backyard Berkshires wedding ceremony
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relaxed wedding portraits in Sheffield, Massachusetts
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bride and groom share an unscripted moment during their backyard Berkshires wedding ceremony
exchange of wedding rings under rain umbrella during a backyard Berkshires wedding ceremony
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documentary wedding photographyThe autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
barefoot bride dancing at wedding reception
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
The autumn wedding of Jess & Eric, at a family home in Sheffield, the Berkshires, MA.
bride and groom share intimate moment during the last dance of their backyard Berkshires wedding reception

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Dith and Eli crossed paths in college, first in a computer science class and then in student government. They live in Portland with their two kitties, and enjoy spending time outside biking and camping, and going to tastings at their favorite beer and wine shop. It was there that Eli proposed, and Dith tearfully said yes. We decided to meet at the deCordova Sculpture Park for their engagement session – a fun and quirky setting to match their personalities. When asked about what they want to remember with these images, they responded “How excited we were to be starting a unified life together, that we are so in love, that we are generally pretty laid back and casual but have lots of fun, that we are so not tired after a red-eye flight.” I laughed out loud when I read that last line, and we laughed a lot more during their deCordova engagement session.

candid engagement photograph at the deCordova sculpture park
deCordova engagement portrait
candid fall engagement portrait in black and white
walking at the deCordova in the fall
making silly faces in sculpture at the deCordova Sculpture Park
running towards the two hearts sculpture at the deCordova Sculpture Park
deCordova engagement portrait
deCordova engagement portrait
deCordova engagement portrait

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Joydita and Simon wanted the focus of their wedding to be on their guests. With so many traveling from a distance to celebrate with them, they chose to marry in the picturesque town of Concord, the epitome of New England charm in the fall. After getting ready at the Concord Colonial Inn, Joydita and Simon each shared a toast with their attendants before leaving for the ceremony at the Old Manse. Their ceremony was officiated by the friend who had introduced them, and included music performed by friends and family, a reading by Simon’s grandfather, and a Hindu rite led by Joydita’s aunt, in which Joydita and Simon took their first seven steps together and spoke of their aspirations for their life together. Following the ceremony, guests mingled over hot apple cider and cider donuts, before heading to the Scout House for the reception. The reception had a relaxed dinner-party feel, as guests enjoyed a local and seasonal meal, served family style by the wonderful team at Saltbox Farm. After dinner, Joydita changed into a bridal sari and then opened the dance floor with Simon, encouraging all present to get up and dance with them.

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  • Kevin Kary - Very nice wedding portfolio, and a wonderful memory to have.ReplyCancel

  • Kevin Kary - Very nice wedding portfolio, and a wonderful memory to have.ReplyCancel

Maddy and Matt first crossed paths in high school, and started dating in college. When I first met them, they told me about some of the adventures they shared, including a tipsy exploration of the Lincoln Monument, more recent trips to London and Paris, and a proposal under the twinkle lights along Commonwealth Ave. I met up with them this fall at their loft building for their East Boston engagement session. I couldn’t pass up the beautiful light in the stairwell, so we made a few portraits there before heading toward the shipyard to explore the art, architecture and views. It was a bit of a blustery day, but it was that much better for snuggling together.

artful East Boston engagement photography
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