Matt and Mary {Wedding}

What happens during a Portrait session is super slow in comparison to a Wedding Day.  I remember the moments that pass during a portrait session, but even I have to look back at the Wedding Day images that I photographed to remember all that happened. 

 

I recently had the honor and pleasure to photograph the Wedding of Matt and Mary; each have two Daughters.  Both of their first marriages were very troubled and their Daughters lived through all that pain.  

Matt (who I have known for a number of years through photographing his rock band) gave a toast to his new wife that brought a hush to the crowd as he explained that he never dreamed that he and his beautiful Daughters would ever know happiness again. And looking at his Bride, he told her that she gave him the hope that their lives together – as a family of six would be strong and last.  

 

But it wasn’t the tears in his eyes or the sound of his voice that cracked as he spoke that made the moment so special for all of us who heard his toast. It was the sight of their four Daughters as they cried tears of joy that their Parents had found happiness.  This was by far the quietest Groom’s speech that I had ever witnessed. 

 

Mary then stood and instead of speaking gently hugged Matt. The four girls moved in and hugged their Parents.

I was shooting the whole time of course, that’s my job.  Because I know that these are the moments that I would want to remember if I were the Bride and Groom.

You see, it’s not just the ceremony, the applause, the cake cutting and throwing of the garter, the dancing and singing, formal shots and candids of family and friends that make the Wedding images so special. It is the intimate conversations, private moments, people holding hands as they watch the couple get married, some smiling ,  some crying, some looking so proud, the hugs and whispers in the Bride and Grooms ears … some of what they whisper will make them cry and some may make them blush (HA!) … this is what I photograph.


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Amanda and David {Engagement}

Amanda & David got engaged on New Year’s Eve, but Amanda wasn’t expecting it because David [the prankster] had told her that he wasn’t ready to “pop the question” yet. So she really was so surprised – and of course wicked Happy when he did!

We had a great time walking through Boston’s Public Gardens – the weather was gorgeous and the park was filled with families and music – so it was the perfect backdrop for some incredible images of this awesome couple.


Then were were off to Boston’s Beacon Hill – there are so many side streets, shops and cool alleys – it was a great place to photograph.  
 

Now Amanda loves shoes … (this is her newest and so current favorite pair) – she wouldn’t tell me how many pairs that she had, just that it was “a lot”. Oh, and that sandals and flip flops (no matter how many pairs she has) were only counted as one.  David looked at me and just smiled – we agreed – don’t go there … HA!


Travis Roy Foundation / Franciscan Hospital for Children Wiffle Ball Tournament {Event}

Sometimes when I am photographing an event like the Travis Roy Foundation – Franciscan Hospital for Children annual Wiffle Ball Tournament which was held at WAKE Field in Brighton MA on May 19, 2012, I feel as if  it should be called ” There go I too – but for the grace of God” … day.

 

The event brought together teams from law firms, banks and consulting groups for a day filled with fun and laughter.
But the worthy cause they support at this event is never far from their minds . For this game is played on the grounds of Franciscan Hospital. And as we looked up to the windows of the hospital we could see the faces of the children – full of smiles and hope that they too would one day run and play.

We all do what we can for – “There go I too – but for the grace of God” 

Please support the Travis Roy Foundation and the Franciscan Hospital for Children.

Raffle prizes included an autographed football from New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick .

 Players included Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown – seen here with Travis Roy

 Comedian Lenny Clarke congratulates the Senator

 Travis Roy watching the game from his wheelchair.

Annie ! Ursuline Academy – Dedham MA {Performance}

Ursuline Academy in Dedham MA presents – Annie ! Yes that mega musical that includes the popular “It’s a Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow”. 

 

This talented group of actors hit the stage and totally delivered a great performance


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Travis Roy Foundation Spring Fling {Event}

It was such a gala atmosphere the evening of the recent Travis Roy Foundation Spring Fling which was held on April 21st at the beautiful Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston MA.
 

Everyone was in a party mood from the moment they arrived.  I started photographing the people just enjoying the night and Everyone wanted a picture with Travis.  I kept going up to Travis after a few shots and saying “have you had enough?” … but he just said “let’s keep going”.  I think it must be tough to be that popular.

Then it was time to head into the main ballroom for some serious celebrating!
 But first Travis took a moment to thank his Foundation’s supporters for all of their help.  His mission and that of the Travis Roy Foundation is a personal crusade for Travis and he made it clear that what they have accomplished with their help has changed so many lives.

The band for the evening was MIdnight Goggles  and the crowd loved them. ( As you can plainly see from the images) .

 

Now I will typically take some photos of the food … but I have to say that I simply forgot.  You see, I was too busy enjoying the super – fabulous – incredible desserts !  That and trying to capture images of the crowd who were having a great time!


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