“But you’re so busy changing the world
Just one smile can change all of mine
We share the same soul..”
Angel, Jack Johnson

~*~

Everyone around them knew Jon was interested months before Erin ever figured it out. They first met at school… no, not while they were in school, but at the grade school where they both teach math! I remember something Erin said during their engagement session last fall: “The best thing that has come out of our jobs is that we met each other!”:)Literally too cute.

Erin and Jon were married on a wonderfully warm September day in the heart of Cambridge, MA. They picked the Charles Hotel as their venue for both the ceremony and reception! The Charles has probably the best art collection I’ve ever seen in a hotel, and because it sits right in the middle of Harvard Square, there are city views for days!

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Erin and her gals got hair-and-make-uped by the ladies of Special Event Beauty.

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Veils might be my favorite thing to get artsy with. Erin’s amazing, fitted, lace dress (with real buttons!) is by Madeline Gardner NY!

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Then it was time to get married! Erin and Jon’s coworker, who also pastors a church, officiated their ceremony. It was so heartfelt with many personal touches.

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They held on to a Jewish tradition and smashed a glass to make it official!

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Friends from childhood, college and real life stood by Erin’s side. Lots of sweetness in this group of ladies. Those gorgeous carnation bouquets they’re sporting were designed by Poppy Floral!

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Wait, this actually happened. It’s the most colorful (and deliberate) photobomb I’ve ever seen. This guy had no shame! We were all a little confused.

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These handsome men somehow all lost their watches on the same day, but other than that, they were a decently fun group!;)

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We all rounded the corner towards the park, and BAM! We were hit with the yellowiest, sunniest sun! We like to take advantage of things like that.

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I mean, THIS WAS REAL.

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Fave from their day. The pre-kiss. It’s perfect.

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Erin walked two blocks in heels to get this photo! Worth it. Our entire stroll, E+J heard many words of congratulations. AND gasps of excitement from the little girls of Harvard Square.

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Love me a cute couple and some wedding day bokeh.

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Up in the Regatta Bar, everything was Boston themed! Tables were named after places Erin + Jon have explored, lived or went on dates together. Black and gold accents decorated the space and everything looked so luxurious!

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After Erin and Jon’s first dance, dinner was served, speeches were made, and the party got seriously crazy. In a good way!

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And I’ll end on this high note! No, I’m pretty sure they were singing a high note.

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Erin and Jon, you two are so generous and fun and wonderful! Thank you for including me in your day. I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek and I can’t wait until you see the hundreds more;)Best wishes!! <3

~Stephanie

SEPTEMBER. Holy moly. It came and went like lightning. No joke. SO MUCH HAPPENED! 4 weddings, 2 engagements, 3 families, 2 portraits, it was definitely the most FILLED month of photos and friends this season.

Nate and I made the BRILLIANT decision to up and move, so that added to our fun-filled month. Moving… For us, it meant about a week of limbo; you know, setting up the new place, making sure all our crap was out of the old place, and trying to make the new place feel like home. It’s the first time we’ve ‘moved’ together. Our old apartment was our first, and I settled in a good month before our wedding, after which Nate did. So this was a new experience for us. Luckily we got rid of a ton of stuff that was just taking up space. Three large deliveries to the Salvation Army later and I felt so free! Ever have that feeling? Sometimes ‘stuff’ just weighs you down. Anyways, we’ve been exploring our new little town the last few weeks, checking out the coffee shops and restaurants when we have time. I have yet to go on a run and find any new trails, though :O. By the way, we only moved 3 miles away. I’m still all yours, just-west-of-Boston-area.;)

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I was able to travel up to Newry, Maine for my cousin’s wedding! Him and his now-wife are avid skiers/snowboarders, so they had their wedding at their happy place, Sunday River! Part one (the ceremony) was under a gorgeous covered bridge, which is just about as New England as you can get. I loved every second. Part two (the reception) was on TOP of a mountain! We took a ski lift to get there! The weather was perfect and the views were incredible. Family weddings are seriously the best.

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October came in with a bang. We trekked up to Syracuse to see my college friend Steph (lovingly know as “the other Steph”) get married!:)Oh my gosh, I can’t tell you how awesome it was to see her and meet her husband and hang out and reminisce. Get this, her sister made that amazing cake! And Pascale’s pumpkin ravioli blew my mind.

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Ugh, obsessed with these two. Seeing them makes me miss college SO MUCH! <3 <3

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Next week we leave for a week-long vacation to SanFran and Napa Valley. Not the most convenient time for vacation, seeing as it’s peak fall / family session season up here, BUT I am definitely excited to explore and see some other favorite college friends! Any recs for cafes / coffee shops / amazingly cool walls? Yes, walls. Like murals and ivy and bright-colors. I’m serious, I want to find all the cool walls. Don’t laugh.

~Stephanie

“My whole heart
Will be yours forever,
This is a beautiful start
To a lifelong love letter.”
Sara B, I Choose You

Julianne and Mark are married! This adventurous, fun, silly couple, who met when they both joined a community volleyball team, were married on a gorgeous day in September. The leaves were already changing and the sunshine was thick. Everyone got ready at the same hotel, but I had special instructions that J+M did not want to see each other before the ceremony! We maneuvered our way in and out of the hotel for bridal party portraits, making sure everyone’s windows were closed so no one accidentally snuck a peek!

Jules and her gals were a fun crowd! I felt like I fit right in when I arrived (thanks loves!). Lots of laughing, selfies, stories of childhood and big hugs. And lemonade;)J’s BCBG dress was SO pretty, maybe one of my favorite’s ever? The lace, the sash, and the vintage-like detail were just so gorgeous.

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The best laughs!

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My wonderful friend and second shooter, Tiffany, stuck with the guys and took these next three images of Mark and his men.

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Julianne’s flowers by the Greenery were perfect! Daisies are her favorite.

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Oh my gosh, stunner. AND YOUR PERFECT RED HAIR!:D

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J+M had a generous family friend who let them borrow this amazing car, which was definitely a snazzy addition to the day! Dudes lookin’ snazzy, too. Tiffany took this shot!

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Lisa and Julianne have been friends for a very long time. I love this moment!

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Their love is the kind of love that involves more winks and giddy smiles than it does the outwardly-mushy stuff. Their ceremony was personal and fun, meaningful and quick! Perfectly them.

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Arial shot by Tiffany!

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Then it was time for portraits. I’m telling you, we had some of the thickest, most colorful, intense sunlight that day! It was perfect and I may have squealed like 15 times.

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I love this frame that Tiffany took!

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Their reception was held in the ballroom of the Quonset O Club. J+M pulled some great stunts dance moves during their first dance!

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After three heartfelt toasts from Julianne’s best friend, Mark’s brother, and Julianne’s dad, dinner was served and the party started! Music was provided by Red Supreme Productions, fun was provided by the bridesmaids;)

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Julianne+Mark, thank you so much for choosing me to capture your wedding! Best wishes, friends! Let’s go fishing together someday.;)

Lots of love,
Stephanie

Stephanie and Dave are engaged and super happy about it!:)No, for real, these two were giggling and lovin’ up on each other our whole session. Last year around this same time, their mutual friends introduced Stephanie and Dave, so autumn is an important time for their relationship! I’m so glad we got to capture some of the lovely colors of the season in between all their cute smiles;)They picked downtown Hopedale for their location, which gave us a ton of options for backdrops. There was a lake (river?), an old mill, and a walking path for when their pup Naomi joined the photos!

S+D, I’m so glad we got connected! It was great to hang out and I can’t wait to photograph your big day this November!

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  • Tara Hurley Schaller - these are beautiful!!!!!
    and you got it correctly when you said “their” puppy….he’s marrying into his new position as “daddy”!!!!
    thank you for catching the joy that just oozes from them….all!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline Freeman - So I’m not going to lie. these made me cry. I can’t think of two people who deserve this as much as these two….<3ReplyCancel

  • Tricia Chadbourne - What beautiful pictures!! Can’t wait to be able to call this beautiful young woman my daughter-in-law!! David and Steph make an awesome couple. ReplyCancel

  • Diane Marcoux - Totally made me cry!!! I LOVE these!!! ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jo McGonigle Vasquezi - Absolutely beautiful. Congrats They look so happy. May they be blessed with this happiness foreverReplyCancel

  • Kristin Briner - Beautiful pics Steph, congrats!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gissi Cruz - I’m so happy for them!!! The pictures are beautiful ♡♡♡ congratulations, Stephanie, Dave and Naomi ♡♡♡ReplyCancel

  • Sherrylee Burke - Someday id hope to feel that kind of love.ReplyCancel

  • Nyakio Kamau - congratulations Steph, so happy for you. and the great day coming up. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Esther - Congratulations Stephanie! Sooo happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • Ngina Muigai - Gorgeous pictures! Congratulations Stephanie So very happy for you! :)ReplyCancel

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