The best of 2015!

It’s the new year, and it’s a time for resolutions, reflection, and looking ahead to the future, and we can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for our couples!  Before we launch into the new year, we took this week to look back on 2015 and remind ourselves of what an awesome year it was, with such an awesome group of people, and weddings ranging from garden parties, to rustic barns, to black tie Boston affairs.  We couldn’t have asked for anything more, and we learned and/or were reminded of a few things.  First, we love black and white way more than we realized.  If you want to quickly see our favorites from your wedding – take a look at what we processed in classic and timeless black & white.  Chances are those are some of our most loved images from your day!  Second, our couples, no matter what their style, are so completely honest and genuine and surround themselves with equally minded people (okay, we didn’t learn that writing this post, but it was awesome to be reminded of that!).  So here we go, a trip down memory lane for the Caroline Talbot Photo class of 2015 (including a few sneak peeks for some of our 2016 couples who haven’t had their engagement sessions blogged yet!)!

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Jennifer & Jerry: Engaged! | A Boston Seaport Engagement Session

It makes us so happy when our couples choose locations that mean something to them for their engagement session.  A few weeks back, we met with Jen and Jerry for their engagement session, and they chose to start at their own home with their adorable fur baby Zeuss (which is the most adorable name for a little tiny peanut), and head to the Seaport District where they like to spend their weekends with friends.  I absolutely love how Jerry is always making Jen laugh.  She openly admits that after just one date with Jerry, she knew he was the one, and shared that information with her grandmother the very next day.  Both of them absolutely love doing things to surprise each other with a little dose of happiness, so when the time came for Jerry to pop the question, he surprised Jen on a random evening after work.  What he didn’t know was that she also had a surprise birthday party planned for him the very same night.  We had a blast exploring Fort Point and the Seaport with them.

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Jen and Jerry, we can’t wait to celebrate your Wychmere wedding with you next year!Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | ctalbotphoto.com

Thank you to Amanda McCarthy for an always perfect makeup application on our always beautiful bride!

Tracy & Ashley: Engaged! | A Rye, NH Engagement Session

We always grow close to all of our couples, however Tracy and Ashley already hold a special place for us.  I think that this is probably the funniest way we have “met” one of our couples!  Over the summer, Tracy emailed us about photographing her wedding, when a friend had mentioned my name to them when they were on vacation in Maine. They had mentioned they would be visiting us from Dedham, which made me smile because we had called Dedham home for over 8 years, and were missing the neighborhood since we had just moved out about a month before.  Imagine our surprise when Tracy and Ashley arrived to our office with all of us immediately breaking out in complete laughter realizing we had been next door neighbors for years and hadn’t made the connection over email!  We had always had opposite schedules, and it seemed the only time we were all at home at the same time was when we were shoveling snow at night all bundled up.  We spent hours sitting on our couch chatting and laughing about how much fun we could have had (and trouble we probably could have caused) if we had only known!  A little while back, we made our schedules work, and got together for their engagement session, up near where Tracy & Ashley had spent their college years in Rye NH.  There was certainly more laughter to be had, but it was undeniable that these two lovely women are so ridiculously happy together.

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Before we left, we had seen a marsh just down the road, and it was low tide, so naturally we had to stop by there for a few more portraits.
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Natrually, if you’re in a beautiful place, you’re inspired to try (maybe sometimes unsuccessfully) a Dirty Dancing lift.
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You guys, if your engagement session was any inkling of how much fun your wedding will be, we’re in for an amazing treat!Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | ctalbotphoto.com

Diana & Alan: Engaged! | An Esplanade Engagement Session

Last week, we had the pleasure of meeting up with Diana & Alan for their engagement session.  This delightful duo joined us on a beautifully cool evening along the Esplanade.    Diana & Alan just get it.  From the way Diana’s face completely lights up when she looks at Alan, to the way that Alan hugs Diana so tightly, there’s no doubt that they work perfectly together.  It was a wonderful afternoon fading into a gorgeous evening, and we were so happy to be able to photograph two people with such open hearts.

 

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We had a little visitor join us for part of our session!  His mom wasn’t far behind, but he was so curious that he followed us down the river for a bit!
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After our session, we headed over to Park Plaza to have what turned out to be a delicious dinner from MJ O’Connors, but I couldn’t help but stop one more time for one last image, and I’m glad we did!  Diana & Alan, we are so, so excited for your wedding this October, we’ll have a blast!
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Sara & Jeff: Engaged! | A Sachem Rock Farm Engagement Session

It’s so wonderful that no matter how many people we photograph, no matter how close to home, there are always new places to find.  Recently, we were introduced to Sachem Rock Farm in Bridgewater, a beautiful historic space with rolling greens, old wooden fences, and beautiful trees.  On top of having a beautiful background to work with, we were blessed with the amazing high school sweethearts, Sara & Jeff.  I’ve known Sara for quite a few years now, since she was one of the first people to volunteer as a model for me years ago, before I started photographing weddings.  Naturally, when she and Jeff met with us and decided we were the perfect fit for their Plimoth Plantation rustic wedding, we were totally doing the happy dance.  We met them down at the farm, and Jeff was kind enough to drive a borrowed 1927 Ford Model T all the way down for their shoot, and I’m now considering requiring an antique car for all engagement sessions! (I kid, but seriously, this thing is awesome.)  After spending some time with these guys, and seeing how absolutely natural they are in front of the camera (despite Sara’s claims otherwise!), we are beyond excited for their wedding next September!

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