Nicki & Mark’s Beacon Hill Engagement Session! Beacon Hill & Boston Public Gardens Engagement Session

Spring has finally sprung, thank goodness!  What a difference a few days makes.  This past week, Nicki, Mark and I were meandering around Beacon hill for a classic Boston engagement session.  I met these two through Ally and Chad (remember them from their awesome Rhodes on the Pawtuxet wedding here?), and I am so happy to get to know them.  Seeing these two interact with each other is just wonderful.  Mark is full of a quiet strength, always wanting to do something sweet for Nicki, including making a full blown pop-up interactive book as part of his proposal, taking her back through their story together!  I am so thankful that I am the one to document the start of their next chapter.

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Nicki & Mark, I can't wait for your summer wedding!  We're going to have so much fun!

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Sarah & Jose’s Larz Anderson Wedding A Larz Anderson & Sheraton Needham Wedding

I finally feel like spring is here, and the April showers are definitely in full effect!  I thought it would be a great day to feature a wedding filled with sunshine and energy to keep you moving through the afternoon!  Sarah & Jose are one of the liveliest and energetic couples I had the pleasure of meeting last year, while I joined one of my good photography friends, Tara Lynn Sen to shoot their wedding.  It's not often that a couple will leave over two hours for photos, but Sarah & Jose did just that, and powered through in 97 degree temperatures to enjoy every second of their day!  Not only are they fun, but Sarah & Jose are filled with kindness, making sure we were taken care of throughout the day, including giving us our own hankies to help beat the heat.  There was not one time during the day that either of them didn't look like they were  bursting at the seams with excitement.  Starting off with Jose and his guys definitely let me know that a lot of fun was in store, with his childhood home bustling with friends and family prepping for the celebration.

 

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Jose can really rock out the GQ when necessary.  I mean come on, who is able to actually raise one eyebrow like that.  You nailed it, Jose.  And with that, we were ready to head off to the church, and await Sarah's arrival for the ceremony!

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These were the most wonderful programs I've seen at a wedding - while your guests are waiting, why not have a fun magazine style booklet for your guests to sneak a peek at your engagement photos, and read the story that led up to your big day?

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After the ceremony, we made our way to Larz Anderson Park and spent some time making awesome portraits of those nearest and dearest to Sarah & Jose.   There is always a new space to play every time I shoot there, and it's quite wonderful!

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From the get-go, everyone was all smiles and ready to party, and with the most adorable little ones kicking it off on the dance floor, this reception defined the meaning of celebration!

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This series makes me laugh, every single time.  I just recently realized that someone out there has a video of me taking these photos!

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Thank you Tara, for having me along with you, and Sarah & Jose, I don't even have to wish you a lifetime of happiness, because I know without a doubt, it is there for the taking for you!

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Getting down to business in the new office!

Happy Friday, friends!  I am so excited to be writing this from my completely renovated office!  When Josh and I first moved into our home (I can't believe it's been 7 years!), I knew that I wanted the office space to be mine.  Tucked away downstairs, it was quiet, and I could shut off the world in there.  The room had much to be desired, but in it's own crooked and quirky way, it had potential.

Here's what it looked like before I got my hands on it (I apologize for the horrid photos, I had taken then while we were being shuffled through our home inspection), and when I first cleared it out, planning on using it as a shooting space.

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After realizing I almost never shoot in my own home, it's now my office and meeting space for my couples.  It's now my favorite room in the house, and I can't wait to start having all of my wonderful couples over!  What a better way to see your wedding album or family portrait proofs for the first time than by cozying up on the couch and having some time just about you! Caroline Talbot Photography Office_0003 Caroline Talbot Photography Office_0004 Caroline Talbot Photography Office_0005 Caroline Talbot Photography Office_0006 Caroline Talbot Photography Office_0007 Caroline Talbot Photography Office_0008 Caroline Talbot Photography Office_0009

 

I'm so ready for 2014 (I mean, it is April, so I guess I should be!), and spending time in a space where I can 100% focus, with the help of the occasional daily latte.  I'd love to have you visit and join me!  Now get down to business before it's the weekend!

Jenn & Chris: Engaged on Duxbury Beach! Duxbury Beach Engagement Session | Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

I don't know about you, but I am seriously ready for some warm weather and beach time.  Enough of this chilly weather already!  Jenn & Chris decided that they had had enough of being cooped up indoors, so we made the decision and headed out to a VERY chilly Duxbury beach to pretend that it was spring.  I mean, after all, it is technically spring, so it can't be that freezing, right?  Wrong.  Jenn & Chris love spending time on the beach together,  and these two stuck it out with me braving the wind and cold so we could get their session done for their save the dates.  I can't wait for their wedding this fall!

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What better way to warm up than a little bit of aerobics on the middle of the Powder Point bridge? Duxbury Beach Engagement Session Duxbury Beach Engagement Session

I love how Jenn & Chris keep each other laughing, even in the blustery frozen tundra that was Duxbury Beach last week! Duxbury Beach Engagement Session Duxbury Beach Engagement Session Duxbury Beach Engagement Session Duxbury Beach Engagement Session Duxbury Beach Engagement Session

Thanks for an awesome shoot you guys!

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Pam & Dan: Married at Ocean Edge! A Classic Cape Cod Wedding in Brewster, MA

 

 

Happy first day of Spring!  What better way to celebrate than with a pink filled spring Cape Cod wedding?  Once again, I joined my awesome friend Tara Lynn Sen to shoot Pam and Dan's classic New England affair at Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster.  This couple is quite the duo, with Dan being one of the most even keeled guy I've met, and Pam being a complete ball of energy, they bring out the best in each other.  With pink details galore, I spent some time with Pam's details before Dan and his guys were ready for me to head over their way.

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With everyone ready to go, we made our way to St. Pius X Church down the road, and the sound of bagpipes filled the air. Ocean_Edge_Wedding__0011

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Pam did not stop beaming the entire day.  She is a firecracker and a petite ray of sunshine! Ocean_Edge_Wedding__0014

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This happy pair wasted zero time heading into the ballroom to celebrate with all of their family and friends! Ocean_Edge_Wedding__0027

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Pam and Dan, I wish you many years of happiness (and dancing!) ahead!

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