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Category Archives: Engagements

CJP Goes Commercial

In March, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with mcgarrybowen on a Jeweler’s Mutual ad campaign in Austin. The shoot was just like an engagement session . . .  that lasted two days and involved 10 people : ) The couples were patient and delightful to work with. I loved collaborating with creative director Nako Okubo, and I […]

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Katie and Ryan

Katie and Ryan both went to MIT so we started at the dorms and wandered around from there. I really enjoyed Katie and Ryan’s company and can’t wait for their wedding along the same river next month. The winter has been long and these two reminded me how much I love what I do and how […]

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Laura and Dustin

If Laura and Dustin lived in Boston we probably would have rescheduled their engagement session. The snow, rain and strong winds seemed inconvenient, but we were going to make it work. And I’m glad we did. The wintery mix dried up, the sun came out, and the wind, well, was still really strong. But we had […]

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Kelly and Joe

Kelly and Joe are having a big year. They bought a house. Kelly got a new job. And you may have guessed they’re engaged. Hanging out with them and capturing a piece of this exciting time in their lives was a lot of fun. I love my job, and I can’t wait for their wedding next […]

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Liz and Jim

We started Liz and Jim’s engagement session at their South End condo. For city-dwellers they have access to some great outdoor spaces including a cozy deck and a plot in their community garden. I had so much fun seeing the city through their eyes and experiences. And I can’t wait for their wedding in Rhode […]

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Allison and Steve

Allison and Steve started the engagement session off with Nagroni’s. It always helps to take the edge off a little before you go out in public with a photographer in tow. We began at the apartment they’ve lived in for more than three years and then ventured out into the neighborhood. Allison and Steve were great […]

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Melissa and Jason

I shot Melissa and Jason’s wedding three years ago, and a lot has changed for them since. They’re in a new town, a new house, and two adorable dogs moved in. Time moves along quickly, so we spent an afternoon together to record this next chapter in their lives. I love catching up with my […]

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Nicki and Johnny

When a wedding photographer asks you to document them it’s always equal parts honor and jitters. But, Nicki and Johnny were so easy to collaborate with. They both did a great job suggesting ideas and elevating the session beyond what I could have offered on my own. I’m really happy for these two and feel […]

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Kristina and Ethan

Planning for engagement sessions usually starts with a list of locations that act as a guideline. Kristina and Ethan didn’t just list, they sketched. I knew immediately they would be fun to work with. And even though the rain changed plans, in the end I think it ended up being better than boring, old sunshine.

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Juliana and David

Juliana and David and I started our engagement session at their apartment pretending (convincingly) to play the piano. We then wandered around their neighborhood to document this special time in their lives. Engagement sessions are tough to make look natural, and I really appreciated their sense of play throughout the process. Can’t wait for their […]

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