With spring finally here, Ian and I went out for a hike at the Middlesex Fells last weekend. It was so wonderful to stretch our legs, breath the fresh and mild air, and spend some time outdoors. What adventures are you planning to celebrate spring’s arrival?
When I first talked with Rebecca and Craig last summer about their wedding, they told me about the challenges of finding a date (Craig’s in grad school, and with family who run businesses on Cape Cod, summer is not the best time) and how to compromise between a courthouse wedding and a more traditional event. The eventually chose a date in March, and an intimate gathering of their closest friends and family at the Mooo wine cellar – a unique and historic venue known for its delicious food and wine.
Rebecca got ready in a lovely suite at the XV Beacon Hotel, and I just loved the reaction of her friends when they first saw her all done up in her lace BHLDN wedding gown. Weather is always so unpredictable in New England, and while we hoped for spring-like weather on their wedding date, winter still had us in its grasp. Because of the cold, we did their portraits inside the hotel and wine cellar.
Craig and Rebecca greeted their guests and enjoyed cocktail hour before their ceremony. Rebecca’s stepbrother led the emotional ceremony with aplomb – imbuing the service with love, humor and sound advice. Dances and toasts followed, and then they sat down for a delicious multi-course meal, with wines they’d carefully selected to complement.
Are you on Instagram? I’ve been sharing pictures on and off over there for three years now, though I only recently made my account public rather than private. Scrolling through the images, I see that I share mostly food, flowers and landscapes. This coming wedding season I’m planning to start sharing some of my professional work there too. If you want to connect, you can find me at: https://instagram.com/kellybenvenuto
Alisa and James met at MIT, where they were both professors of literature. They were friends for eight years, but only started dating after a mutual friend suggested they take their relationship to the next level. “Best advice ever!” in the words of Alisa. This Cambridge couple wanted to celebrate their home city in their engagement session. We met up at One Kendall Square, near The Blue Room where they had their first date, and used the wonderful brick and architecture to create a set of candid and authentic engagement portraits. We finished the session at West Bridge restaurant, where we shared a wide-ranging conversation about travel, books, spiritual practices and more over delicious craft cocktails.
If you like what you see, and are interested in having me photograph your Cambridge engagement session or wedding, please get in touch!
Laura and Chris love to travel. They’ve been to Canada and South America together, got engaged in Fiji, and will jet off to Italy after their Boston wedding later this spring. On a recent sunny afternoon, we did a little urban exploration closer to home for their Beacon Hill engagement session. It was a chilly day, and therefore all the more reason to hold each other close. With the red brick architecture and the many colors, textures and differing qualities of light in Beacon Hill, it is always fun to see what we will find and create.
If you like what you see, and are interested in having me photograph your Boston wedding or Beacon Hill engagement session, please get in touch!