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Oh Katie and Jay. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

• I love that we watched football during our first meeting
• I love that you met me in three feet of snow for our first engagement shoot
• I love that you adore your rescue dog more than life
• I love that you post a photo of the sunrise view from your house every day
• I love that you had a parade party for St. Patricks Day and welcomed me and my gang
• I love that we got kicked out of the Scituate yacht club together during our summer engagement shoot and you didn’t even bat an eye
• I love that you wore Sperrys to your First Look
• I love that your fancy wedding shoes were SO BLINGED OUT
• I love that your families are so important to you and that they were such a big part of your day
• I love that Jay’s parents have a shady back yard!
• I love that you had a bishop marry you and that you got a papal blessing
• I love that the bishop forgot to have you exchange rings, so you got to do your first kiss twice 😉
• I love that you didn’t stress when your bus never showed up
• I love that you made it a point to feed your friends well and hang out with them so much during the middle of your wedding day
• I love that you bought Max a tie and made sure that we did photographs with him
• I love that you are always so generous in expressing your happiness and gratitude
• I love that you love each other so much that photographing you is easy

And finally…

• I love that you chose me to be your wedding photographer so that I could share this amazing day with you. What a huge blessing. I am so happy to call you friends!

Venue // Barker Tavern
Hair // KA Ricco
Makeup // Danielle Keefe
Flowers // Sue Chessia Floral Design
Cake // Montilio’s
DJ // DJ Mike Janedy


Seriously? I am gaga over these shoes. And the flowers were GORGEOUS.


How fun it is that Ann Hathaway photobombed this?


Max. Max and His Tie. Katie and Max and His Tie.


I thought it was so great how all of the bridesmaids just fell into this sassy position while they were watching the formals.


Um…hello beautiful.


One of the most important photos of the day.


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All over town today, cheers are going up from harried parents as we usher our kids out the door for their first day of school, and a return to some kind of normal routine for us. This really seemed like the shortest summer ever; as I was dropping Calder off this morning, he commented that he felt like it was only last week that he finished the school year. He’s right — summer is fleeting. I’m happy to report, however, that in the three hours that he’s been gone, not one single person has asked me what there is to eat, if they can buy an app, where their beach towel is, or would I please kill the spider in their shower.

Peaceful ;).

So peaceful, in fact, that I was able to get Rachel and Zach’s blog post ready so you all can see what a super day we had for their wedding. I love these two, particularly because they are always laughing — never a dull moment. We did their engagement shoot a few months ago and they were both thinking that they might be a little nervous in front of the camera, but basically all I have to do is make either of them (particularly Rachel) laugh, and we’re off!

Their wedding day, like so many this summer, had threats of rain, so we spent some of the morning checking our various devices to see if we were going to need to come up with a Plan B, but no rain ever arrived. As a matter of fact, that wonderful cloud cover acted as a giant softbox for Rachel and Zach’s First Look up at Fort Revere, which is about a two minute walk from Rachel’s mom’s house, which is where the girls got ready. Their First Look was so lovely, and Zach delivered for the photographers by tearing up when he saw his beautiful bride. Rachel is one of five kids, all of whom were in the wedding party, so family formals were a snap and we had some time to take the couple down to a nearby beach for more photos. While we were there, a woman came running out of her house, yelling to us that she had been “working on her garden all summer and now I finally have a reason to show it off!” She invited us up into her yard which has a wonderful view of Boston Light, and we were able to get some great photos amongst her flowers. On the way back to the car, we spied a giant willow tree and invited ourselves into that yard for more photos. It was definitely a neighborhood effort! A big thanks to Jen for coming along and shooting with me. We had ourselves a good laugh about the unexpected locations.

After a sweet ceremony at St. Paul’s in Hingham, it was back to the Nantucket Beach Resort for celebration with family and friends. Rachel and Zach were such good sports for me, letting me drag them up on the roof and out on the beach when the sun finally made an appearance (about seven minutes before it made a disappearance. I made them RUN.) Everyone was wonderful and had a great time, and I think the photos show just how happy this day was.

Rachel and Zach, I am so glad that I know you and that I was allowed to be a part of this awesome day. I wish you all the happiness in the world! xox Lisa

Hair // Liz Blais for Kris Pavao
Floral // Myriah Manley for Whole Foods
Venue // Nantasket Beach Resort
Cake // Veronica’s Sweetcakes
DJ // Good Times Unlimited



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Every single day “they” say it’s going to rain, and every single day, it’s muggy as all get out and the sun is shining. Don’t “they” know it’s wedding season? Alissa and Derek come from Southern California where when the sun is shining, it stays shining, and an outdoor wedding is no cause for stress or Plan B or umbrellas.

They got married, however, in Massachusetts. Nothing is certain here except mosquitoes and photographers who stare warily at the sky and obsessively check the radar on their phones.

Fortunately, Alissa is one of those brides for whom rain is no big thing and who would have happily stood underneath a deluge so long as she could do it with Derek. I am totally crushed out on these two and will likely be stalking them from time to time just because I love photographing them so much. Their Seaport Engagement Shoot was so much fun, and I had been looking forward to their wedding for such a long time. Despite the schizophrenic skies, the day did not disappoint one bit.

Both the bride and groom got ready at the Cohasset Harbor Resort which has gone through a gorgeous renovation in the last few years and is now one of the prettiest places in town. The girls had a fantastic view of the harbor while they got ready, and my girl Jess came along to help get some shots of the boys while they hung out down the hallway. Alissa and Derek wanted to do a First Look (yay!), so we brought them outside to the dock which runs alongside the hotel, and they spent a few precious moments in privacy, seeing each other for the first time that day. (I use the word “privacy” loosely, as at least 10 cars drove by and honked their congratulations!). The rest of the wedding party joined shortly afterwards and since the skies were on our side, we were able to get all of the family photos done without resorting to my giant cache of umbrellas.

We did need to dodge a few sprinkles during bride and groom portraits at Sandy Cove, but Alissa and Derek were too busy being gorgeous and awesome and in love for it to matter much. When we got back to the hotel, the event coordinator was trying to determine if they should move the outdoor ceremony inside as there was definitely thunder and lightning in the distance, but Alissa said no — she had chosen this place to get married on the water, and she wasn’t going to be deterred by rain. And she was right! The short and very sweet ceremony went off without a hitch and ended about eight minutes before the sky opened up and it poured.

By that time, however, it didn’t matter at all. Alissa and Derek’s families and friends are SO MUCH FUN and it was a joy to spend the rest of the night dancing and laughing and celebrating all of their happiness. This is another of my oversharing blog posts, but believe me, it’s worth it. These two are amazing.

Alissa and Derek, I am SO glad that I know you and can call you my friends, and I wish you joy and happiness and California sunlight all throughout your lives. xoxoxoxox

Hair // Kris Pavao
Flowers // Kennedy Country  Gardens
Wedding Dress // Cohasset Harbor Resort
Cake // Konditor Meister
DJ // South Shore Entertainment

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I am sitting in my office looking out at a very angry sky and wondering whether or not I should cancel my high school senior shoot tonight. That storm we had this morning was HUGE, and I do not want to be caught out on the beach when lightning strikes! It seems appropriate, however, to be blogging Tiffany and Lael today, as the morning of their wedding started off rainy and gray; since they had planned to have their ceremony on the beach in front of the house in Hull that Lael grew up in, there was a bit of a scramble to come up with a Plan B in the event that we weren’t able to pull off the ceremony on the beach. When I arrived at the house where Tiffany was getting ready, she was as relaxed a bride as I have ever seen, and she didn’t care one bit about the weather. She was going to marry Lael no matter where it happened. Her bridesmaids were all in wonderful spirits as well, and just like that, the skies cleared and the sun came out, and Plan B wasn’t needed.

I want to back up a little, though, so that I can tell you how extraordinary these two people are. I first met them last year when they drove up from their home in Pennsylvania to meet with me. Tiffany brought her son Eathan, as as I asked questions about their wedding plans, she and Lael consulted Eathan almost as much as they consulted each other. Eathan is just about Calder’s age, and he is sweet and caring and funny and it was so nice to see him share in the delight of his mom’s engagement. When the three of them came up in February for their engagement shoot, it was a family affair as well. I had been looking forward to this day for such a long time, and I just knew it was going to be spectacular. What I didn’t know was how many times I was going to cry.

The room that Tiffany and her girls got ready in looked directly out at the beach (huge shout-out to Tiffany’s friend Kat who not only did hair and makeup for almost everyone in the wedding party, she was also a bridesmaid! She pretty much kicked butt all day long). I had been milling around with them, getting my gear ready to start shooting when I noticed that the guy out on the beach arranging the chairs and constructing the chuppah was actually Lael. Just two hours before his wedding and he was helping out, making things easier for his family. Tears for Lisa. Then, right after Tiffany put on her dress, she had a mini First Look with Eathan, whose eyes almost popped out of his head when he saw his mom in a wedding dress. Tears for Lisa. Tiffany and Lael elected not to see each other before the ceremony, but they did spend a few moments in each other’s company, quietly talking and holding hands without looking at each other. More tears. When Tiffany came across the sand with her dad and Eathan escorting her, the whole crew was sniffling. The couple wrote their own vows; after Tiffany had said hers to Lael, and Lael had said his to Tiffany, Lael called Eathan up from the front row and recited vows to HIM, about being a good father and devoting himself to Eathan and his mom. At this point I had to put the camera down and wipe my eyes with the hem of my dress, because OH MY GOD IT WAS SO AMAZING. Eathan just looked up at his parents and BEAMED.

Once the ceremony was over we took some shots at the Paragon Carousel and out on the beach. During the trip to and from, Eathan sat at the front of the party bus and pointed out the important sights along the way: World’s End, the surfers at Nantucket Beach, the liquor store where he thought a lot of the beer had come from…that got a big cheer. Tears of laughter this time. We finally ended up at the Sea Dog Brew Pub down at the docks at the end of A street where the reception was held in the Bay View Room, which pretty much gave us a front row seat to the sun setting over Boston. More tears from this sad sack when Tiffany danced with her mom. I finally got myself together when the awesome DJs (yay Charlie!) turned up the party vibe and the dance floor stayed packed all night.

Tiffany and Lael, I can not thank you and your families enough for including me in your incredibly beautiful day. I am so blessed too know you, and even though I’m a little disappointed that you chose not to take me to Greece with you, I still hope you find as much happiness in viewing these photos as I had making them for you. I wish you a long, happy, and healthy life full of laughter and love. oxoxoxoxox.

Hair and Makeup // Kat O’Mara
Seashell Bouquet // Seashells in Bloom!
Wedding Dress // Taylored for You Bridal Boutique
Groom and Groomsmen Attire // Joseph A. Bank
DJ // The DJ Experience
Cake // Konditor Meister
Venue // Sea Dog Brew Pub


A bouquet made out of shells!

A little pre-wedding love from the family dog…


Tiffany is simply stunning, all the time.



Gorgeous makeup by Kat.


The bride’s two sisters, Stephanie and Lauren, were so wonderful…

2015-08-04_00242015-08-04_00252015-08-04_0026I love this moment.


Right here. This is when I had to put my camera down and wipe away the blubbering tears.


Lael’s brothers looking on…


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Sometimes you just have to do two engagement shoots. When I met with Katie and Jay for their initial consult last fall, Katie wanted to go out to do a shoot that day. Before they had even hired me. Girl loves her some photos! Eventually, we decided on a shoot back in February to take advantage of the snow and capture something a little different, but we had always planned on shooting during the summer as well, especially since these two are beach bums and live directly across from Scituate Harbor. I think this one of the reasons I love them so much — they live the salt water life that I so adore and it was a no-brainer to take them down to one of my favorite spots near their house to celebrate their upcoming wedding with these fun summer photos. Jay is not the world’s biggest fan of the camera (which is too bad because THOSE EYES!), but I like a challenge and so I did my best to make him laugh and I think I succeeded. The real persuader, however, was Katie, as Jay will do pretty much anything for her and it is SO amazing to see his face light up whenever he looks at her. She has the warmest smile and is always laughing, and it wasn’t long before all three of us were full on in the water, just happy to be out in the sunshine, with the boats and the smell of the marsh and the beauty of the harbor all around us. I am so excited for their wedding in September at the Barker Tavern, and I am so glad to call these wonderful souls my friends.


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I hear birds! And I see grass! I’m going to call upon my power of positive thinking and say that the longest, snowiest winter in the history of the world is finally coming to an end. Just in time, too, as mama’s about to snap.

Thank goodness for wonderful clients like Tiffany and Lael, who, along with Tiffany’s sweet son Ethan, trudged out into the woods with me to shoot their engagement photos. When they originally scheduled their shoot for March (they live out of state and came up here especially for the shoot!), we had no idea we’d be dealing with mounds of dirty snow. I did a little scouting for some untouched areas, and after dragging them a mile into the forest, we finally found a spot where the snow wasn’t hideously muddy (or yellow, woof). It was pretty much two hours of non-stop laughing. Lael is not afraid to be a clown (as evidenced by one of the photos below). He and Tiffany are absolutely made for each other; you can see it in the way that they look at each other, laugh with each other, and especially in the way that the three of them are such a great little family. Tiffany is such a great mom to Ethan, and I loved seeing how happy they all make each other. Tiffany is SO easy to photograph. Just a stunner. They are getting married on the beach this summer, and I am so looking forward to what I’m sure is going to be a gorgeous day!


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Dan and Rebecca closed out my 2014 wedding season with an elegant and stylish celebration at the Fairmont Copley Hotel that just happened to fall on my birthday. Cake for breakfast, take some photos, cake for lunch, take some more photos…that’s my kind of day! These two are so great — Rebecca is a stunning beauty and her dress!! It was the dress that kicked all the other dress’s butts. The bodice was made of feathers! I spent the morning drooling over all of her beautiful jewelry and her shoes and her awesome friends and I just loved it. My girl Shannon met up with Dan and the other guys to get them ready for the Bride and Groom’s First Look, which took place in the very opulent hotel lobby. It was amazing. Seriously, check out Dan’s face when he sees his bride. This is why I love my job! After the First Look we took the whole wedding party out in to Copley Square where the guys hung out in a drum circle. Dan and Rebecca had portraits made in the courtyard at the Boston Public Library and they just looked so beautiful. Back to the hotel to sign the Ketubah and have their dear friend Erin, who introduced them, conduct the ceremony. Married!

I hope you enjoy these amazing people as much as I do — Dan and Rebecca, thank you so much for including me in your day. I wish you a lifetime of happiness! xoxox

Venue: Fairmont Copley Hotel // Invitations and Programs: Lynn Graham Designs // Makeup Artist: Cole McNair // Hair Artist: Cathleen Foster // Floral: Designing Images Florist // Dessert: Cakes To Remember // Band: Honey Train // Bride: Pronovias // Shoes: Badgley Mischka




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The morning of Meghan and Jon’s Newport wedding dawned foggy and cool; somewhat typical for Newport in September, but still, the couple was hoping for sunnier skies. After all, one of the benefits of getting married at the Ocean Cliff Resort is the incredible view of the Newport Bridge and the drift of sailboats cruising by. When matters hadn’t improved 20 minutes before their ceremony, they both shrugged it off — they had each other, and that was all that was really important.

The music started, and Meghan and her dad started their walk down the aisle, and like magic, the veil of fog went up like a curtain, and the sun beamed down on this amazing couple and their guests. The ceremony was bright and filled with love, and the reception was a beautiful mix of dancing and toasts and happy laughter. Jon closed the show by joining the band and belting out some sweet Journey.

Thank you, Meghan and Jon, for asking me to be a part of your wonderful day. I’m so glad to call you my friends. And hey, Don’t Stop Believin’ 😉

(Thanks also to Jen Osojnicki for assisting and keeping me in batteries!)

Venue: Ocean Cliff Resort // Hair and Makeup Artist: Salon KG // Floral: Bellvue Floral // Dessert: Babycakes // Band: Cover to Cover // Bride: Madeleine’s Daughter // Groom: Jos. A. Bank



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A little while ago I posted Ross and Jenna’s engagement shoot and told you all about their happy family. Their backyard wedding on the Cape was truly one of the nicest, laid-back, friendly affairs I have had the privilege to shoot. When we arrived, the sky was threatening, but no one really seemed concerned including Jenna, who was still in pajamas and was making smoothies in her mother’s kitchen. Her kids Fiona and Jasper were giddy with the thought that there were going to be a whole bunch of people to play with, and it took me a while to actually coax out of Fiona what the big event of the day was. Finally, she yelled “there’s going to be a WEDDING!” and with that, we were off.

Jenna and Ross eloped last year; this ceremony was as much about the people in their lives as it was about them. Jenna’s parents (and hosts) welcomed the group and spoke briefly and warmly of those who were unable to be with them that day. Family and friends stood in a horseshoe surrounding the couple (including Jasper, who was not about to be left out of the proceedings, and the three family dogs) and extended their hands to join the entire group in Ross and Jenna’s marital fellowship.

The rain held off for most of the day and it was truly a family affair, with baby-wearing mamas (and dads) out on the dance floor and a whole mess of fun stuff for the kids. Ross and Jenna, I am so happy to have met you and your wonderful families, and I look forward to following your adventures! Big thanks to Jessica Rich for coming to lend a hand and capturing some great moments!

Floral: Flowers by Anna Holmes // Catering: Chef Roland’s Catering” // Dessert: Veronica’s Sweet Cakes // Band: Full Spectrum Music // Bride: J.Crew


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I wanted to post the photos from Ann and Keith’s wedding on the same day that I revealed my new website and blog, which I have been working on FOREVER, but despite my best efforts (which means staying up past 10:30 a few times) I have not been able to wrangle that bad larry to completion. I don’t want Ann and Keith to have to wait any longer (because it’s already been TWO WHOLE WEEKS since their wedding); poor kids have been languishing, suffering, on the beaches of Hawai’i. Only I can save them now.

This post is looooong.

Have I mentioned before how much I love these two? Not only for the fact that they live in Nantucket and will be hosting me and a few hundred of my friends and family members over the next few years (a tiny detail I haven’t told them about yet), and not only for the fact that they — and their friends — are some of the funniest people I’ve ever worked at a wedding with (notice all the photos where at least one person is laughing hysterically), not even for the fact that they’re both completely photogenic and that they will do anything in front of the camera that I ask them to. No, the reason that I adore Ann and Keith so much is that after this much-maligned spring of my own personal romantic rejection and subsequent vow to forever wallow in the swamp of the bitterly jilted, being around this wonderful couple opened a window of light in my heart and just made me happy to be around authentic love. They LOVE each other. You can see it leaking out of them as they laugh among their friends, look at each other across a room…it’s transformative, and I felt completely blessed to be there when, after they exchanged vows, Keith referred to Ann in every sentence as “my wife, my wife,” as if it were nothing less than a dream come true. Sigh.

(The house on Nantucket thing is pretty swell, too. Just saying.)

Ann and Keith got married at Indian Pond surrounded by friends and family and personal touches of their life on the island. The weather cooperated by being PERFECT, and in between the total hilarity of being around Keith and his groomsmen and the wonderful sweetness Ann shared with her attendants (one of whom, Stacy, is on a personal mission to don a bridesmaid dress for, like, a million weddings this summer. She’s going for the record), I was able to make some images that will forever serve to remind me of what love looks like. A big thank you to Shannon Grant for second shooting for me and for always having cold water handy.

Ann and Keith, I wish you a lifetime of all of the things you already have. Light, love, and happiness. xoxox.

Venue: Indian Pond Country Club // Makeup Artist: Makeup by Marlo // Floral: Joan Doyle Florals // Dessert: Veronica’s Sweet Cakes // DJ: DJ Dan McCarthy // Bride: La Reine Bridal // Groom: Domenic’s Tux



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