Emma and Nick’s Boston engagement session is one of my favorite memories from this summer. Not only did we hit several of my favorite photo locations, like the Boston Public Library, Copley Square, The Boston Public Garden, and Beacon Hill, but the golden light was just right that day. These two are laid back and fun, and Emma loves the classic architecture of Boston so our plan was to incorporate it as a backdrop while we strolled through the streets, making some planned stops and some spontaneous ones. At one point, we saw a cool tree stump that required a little bit of parkouring to get onto, but Emma and Nick leaped up there without a second thought!
In my opinion, an engagement session is meant to be fun, chill, totally relaxed, and free of rules. I tell everyone I work with that there isn’t a right way to plan these shoots. My goal is to learn the people in front of my camera quickly: who you are, what you value, the version of yourself that you love most, and to translate that into images that are an authentic representation of those values. I often notice somewhere towards the middle of a shoot that the nerves have mostly faded away and the connection is what remains. That’s the moment I love most, and that’s when we make magic.
I had so much fun re-exploring the streets of Boston with Emma and Nick and there were so many of those beautiful, magical moments that we ended up shooting for almost 2 hours without noticing the time. I’m so thrilled to work with these two again at their Bradley Estate wedding next year!