World, meet Jennie + Phil!
I have known these two love birds for quite some time now. Phil is a fellow New England-er and Jennie and I became insta-friends on Valentines day five years ago. It has been an honor to watch their relationship grow and blossom into what it is today. While the two of them appear from first glance to be complete and total opposites, the more you get to know them you will see that they simply fit together. Jennie the tall, blond, classy, teacher, very dutch girl-next-door and Phil the Irish-Italian, east-coaster, rowdy, sport-loving, military, mans-man. But like two puzzle pieces, like a good book and tea, like the patriots and the super bowl, like Price William and Kate, they go together. While they are very different, they do share many things. With the exception of when he is watching sports Phil, like Jennie has a quiet, introverted disposition, they have an equal passionate love for all things puppy related, they love Jane Austen, they are kind, loyal friends, and in general just beautiful people and they are both extremely awkward in front of a camera (well Jennie more than Phil). I am so blessed to know them and to have the distinct honor of being ::in:: their wedding. While I will be busy bridesmaiding it up and will not be taking their wedding photos, I had the pleasure to take their engagement photos. So here they are, enjoy enjoy enjoy.
J + P, I love you both and am so excited to be apart of your wedding day and everything else before/after that.
It is a shiny new year! This year comes with a sigh of relief that a new page has turned and a perfectly brilliant blank piece of white paper awaits us, awaits our adventures, awaits our new joys and victories. I have seen a lot of growth in myself and in my work this past year and there is no where else to go but forward and up. So here’s to continuing to grow in my photography and grow into who I am meant to be. This year, I couldn’t think of a better way to welcome 2012 by traipsing around the city with loved ones, so that is exactly what I did. I hit the streets of downtown Boston with my dearest and dashing cousin Mike. Where we photographed strangers on the blue line and ate a good meal at The Globe in Copley Square. We were later joined by Jennie + Phil (keep a look out for their engagement photos soon). After dinner, with 5 minutes to spare, we jammed our selves in between hundreds of people outside of the library and a giant 2012 ice sculpture and braced for the countdown to midnight. This epic count down was not that epic, BUT none the less the clock struck midnight and we all turned into dancing, happy, kissy pumpkins. We rejoiced with a crowd of friendly and rowdy strangers at the promise of a new year, new beginnings, new goals, new, new, new. Then we danced. We danced our way into 2012 with joy in our hearts, good food in our bellies, and for some of us (jennie), bladders full to the brim. So here’s to the new and here’s to you. Hello 2012, I’m excited to get to know you.
P.S. This is my 100th post! So that is fun!!