The Wedding Day is Unique

Each wedding is unique.

It such a honor for me to learn from the couple how they met, got engaged and now are marrying. And the family dynamics .. the Parents, children, siblings along with the friends who have been so important in their lives. They all play a key role in the tone of the day.

I so admire the couples as they join together on their wedding day. To say that I am honored to be there for their “first look” , getting ready, the first dance , Parents dances, the hugs, kisses, tears and laughter … and that crazy party … well I can’t even begin to tell you how epic is .. but it’s wicked epic!


The First Dance

The First Look


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The Wedding Day     A look at it from getting ready to that crazy reception !


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Boston Engagement Photography by Boston Walpole Engagement Photographer, Dan Busler, Patrick and Shraddha Greenwell

We met on a brisk New England Fall morning at Walden Pond State Reservation for Patrick and Shraddha’s Engagement session. The cool temperature made it easy for them to cuddle … it took no coaxing at all … ! 


The Signature Drink at the Wedding Reception {Wedding}

“The First Drink” refers to that “first drink” that everyone orders during the cocktail hour at the  Wedding reception (while the Bride and Groom are having their formal pictures taken).
It is a term that strikes terror into the hearts of bartenders everywhere.  Because it takes forever for the bartenders to prepare and serve all of those custom drinks (“I’ll have a Louisiana Shooter, two Spider’s Kiss and a Nightmare .. Please”) … there has to be a better way!
The best solution to this dilemma that I’ve seen is the “Signature Drink”.  It’s a fun & fruity, very colorful, kind of bubbly, not too sweet, not too high in alcohol drink which can be premade by the venue and served in a nice glass.
Now the title “signature drink” has nothing to do who made it or what’s in it!  It can be a fruit juice/ginger ale base, it can have orange slices and cherries in it, gin, vodka, served in a martini glass, plastic fluke whatever. It just has to be the only drink that is available when the guests arrive. Everyone will grab one and be very happy.
It’s the perfect drink for the cocktail hour because it can be made with and without alcohol, looks totally classy so girls and guys can feel good holding it (think school uniforms … no one looks any different than anyone else), kids can have the same (looking) drink as the adults and it’s inexpensive for the venue to produce.
I can’t take credit for this idea though. I recently attended an event hosted by The Knot for their “Best of Weddings 2012” (me!)  and when we arrived at the reception, there lined up on the bar were 100 (this is a guess, I’m not a savant …HA!) glasses of “signature drinks”. As I picked up my own “signature drink” I thought to myself “and the solution to a bartender’s terror is resolved”.
Bartenders rejoice – guests will no longer be able to play “stump the bartender” to impress your friends by ordering a fancy drink which has 150 year old tequila and some eye of newt in it while 150 other guests are standing behind them … and all they wanted was a nice cold bottle of Rolling Rock ! 

So, You’re welcome.   HA!

Dan Busler Photography in the New York Times {Wedding}

What a nice surprise to see that one of the images from Chrissi and John’s engagement session we did in Boston’s North End was used in their Wedding announcement in the New York Times.

I have to admit that this is the first time ( that I know of .. HA!) that one of my images has been printed in the Times. 

I wonder if millions of Times readers around the world paused when they saw the image and said ” What an awesome photographer that Dan Busler is” ?    Well, I can dream that it happened.

The Wedding Singer – Norwood High – Norwood MA {Performance}

Norwood High School in Norwood MA presented “The Wedding Singer”   – yes, the musical production based on the 1998 Adam Sandler movie of the same name.


If you missed seeing the movie, Let me tell ya all about it.


 It’s the story of Robbie, the Wedding singer and Julia, the beautiful waitress who are both engaged to be married – but to the wrong people! OH NO!! – Anyway – there are some huge dance numbers – crazy characters and soon – just like in the movies – fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.


YES!  happy ending alert!

The image above got the comment ” this was my favorite part of the show” from one of this actress’ friends … when I posted in on Facebook.  I wonder why??


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!

Britta & James { Engagement }

Britta and James Love Story had a “rocky start” – you see they are both attending a prestigious Dental school and their teacher made them sit together … in alphabetical order. Oh yea, really! And they really didn’t like each other at first. But as fate [and all great – epic Love stories go] they soon found that they had a lot in common and they fell in love! … I know – I sort of compacted the story! HA!

The day of their Engagement session we met in Boston with plans of walking over to Marlborough street to the exact spot where Jimmy proposed to Britta on the sidewalk, under the light of a lamp post which is right outside her apartment. 

The closer we got to Marlborough Street the more they talked about just how special this spot was to them.
We stayed there for a little while – taking a few photographs and talking about that night when Jimmy asked one of the most important questions of their lives … and how Britta said YES!
It was a perfect day