Erin & Craig: Engaged! | An Arnold Arboretum Engagement Session

Erin & Craig met online in 2011, and have never looked back.  These two are perfectly matched.  With Erin’s quiet and sweet demeanor and Craig’s quirky and wonderful sense of humor (perfect for an awesome Chemistry teacher!), they keep each other totally balanced.  I met them at the Arnold Arboretum a few weeks ago for their engagement session, and we wandered around smelling the beautifully blooming lilacs everywhere we went.

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Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

As we wandered, Erin laughed about how she felt like it was the day of their proposal all over again, where she had no idea where we were or where we were heading, but was having a wonderful time anyway.  Knowing that they both love the outdoors, Craig took Erin on a hike to the top of Mount Holyoke (since it was named after where she had gone to college when they had met), and surprised her with not a ring, but a stone from the shores of New Bedford, where Erin spent much of her time growing up.  You see, Craig knew that they wanted to select Erin’s engagement ring together, but he still wanted to be able to surprise her with a proposal, so he carefully selected a granite stone for his geology major bride to be.  And since Craig knew “every girl wants a big rock”, it was the perfect choice.

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Erin & Craig, I am so looking forward to your wedding this July!  Thank you for enjoying the lilac festival with me!

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Jess & Ben: Engaged! | A Rockport Engagement Session

May is finally here, and with it comes a full schedule of weddings, engagements, and portraits!  I am so happy to be back into the thick of my busier months, and at the end of April, I met up with Jess and Ben in Rockport Harbor for a very windy and chilly engagement session.  Jess and Ben met when Jess was Ben’s boss when he started teaching, and they’ll be getting married later this year down in Kansas City for a beautiful winter wedding!  They decided to choose Rockport for their engagement session to be able to share Ben’s home area with Jess’ family at their wedding.  Rockport harbor certainly didn’t disappoint.  We started in the main harbor, with their adorable bulldog Millie, who was more interested in returning to her cozy nap than posing for pictures, but put up with our requests for her join us for a few images.

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Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

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Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

After Millie had completed her photo duties, we left her to her napping and headed out to wander through the harbor.  I love the pathway to the Motif, and the space around the wharf.  This time we found mountains of lobster traps that hadn’t yet made their way into the water for the season.  Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

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Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

I just had to make a portrait of Jess at the Motif.  Here’s some proof that once again, none of my couples are awkward in front of the camera, despite everyone claiming to be the worst before we start!  It’s my job to make you feel comfortable looking into my lens.  Everyone deserves a beautiful portrait.

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As the sun started to dip lower, we skipped over to the Rockport Headlands, a new favorite spot of mine.  Ben joked that it was strange to be on the other side of things, remembering being down on the cliffs as a teenager, seeing happy couples taking engagement or wedding photos.  These cliffs are just awesome.  I could shoot here every day!

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Jess and Ben, thank you for having me photograph you during such an exciting time in your lives!
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Meredith & Justin: Featured On The Knot!

I am so excited to share that The Knot has once again selected one of my amazing couples to feature on their blog!  This time, it’s Meredith & Justin’s turn to take the limelight, with their absolutely stunning wedding held where Meredith grew up.  Click here to see their feature on The Knot, and here to see more of their wedding!

 

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Meredith & Tom: Featured on The Knot!

While we were away for a few days last week, Meredith & Tom’s beautiful North End wedding was featured on The Knot wedding blog!  Click here to see the feature!  And to see the rest of their wedding, head on over to their original blog post, here!

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Excuse me, Spring? Are you ever going to come out to play? | Ice Castles, NH A chilly adventure to the Ice Castles in New Hampshire!

I don’t know about you, friends, but I am so ready for Spring to finally arrive here in Massachusetts!  While the blog has been in a bit of hibernation mode, I’ve been gearing up for getting outside again for what I know is going to be the best year for Caroline Talbot Photography yet!  It’s going to be an exciting season, guys!

While the snow sloooooowly melts around our home, Josh and I decided to take a trip up to Lincoln, NH to visit the highly talked about Ice Castle before they wrapped up for the season.  Let me tell you, it was worth the trip!  We had a very chilly and fun afternoon exploring.  It was amazing to see in person!

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Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

I felt so tiny walking around the space.  It’s hard to believe that its all entirely man made each year, from the archways, to the main tower of the castle, to the ice slide (which apparently had quite the rough landing after a season of melting and re-freezing!).
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Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com
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Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com
Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

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Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com
Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

As sunset approached, the sun peeked over the horizon, it sparkled through the beautiful patterns in the ice sculptures as the castles slowly illuminated for their evening light shows.
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Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

While it grew darker by the minute, the castles were filled with music as the ice glowed and danced with color.
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Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

I was so glad we were able to make this trip.  It definitely fueled my sense of adventure, and I am so ready for spring to be here to kick off the adventure of the 2015 season!
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