Gretta and Chris were in Boston from Chicago and decided to have their engagement photos done while they were in town. It had rained fairly heavily the day before, but luckily things cleared up just in time for our session. We had a great time wandering around the Public Garden before heading over to Beacon Hill and then down to the Charles River.
This set of photographs is particularly special to me because Mary and Shawn are good friends of mine and I was lucky enough to be invited to be a part of their day.
A little over a year and a half ago, I was spending the day at the Topsfield Fair with Mary and two of our friends, Moriah and Shannon. We split a fried onion blossom and pet farm animals while Mary told us about the first date she had scheduled for later that night. Little did we know, she would be meeting her future husband - Shawn! They bonded over beer (Shawn works at the Harpoon brewery in Boston) and after whirlwind romance, they were engaged. Embracing the untraditional, Mary and Shawn decided that they wanted to elope in Iceland with a private ceremony for just the two of them to share. To celebrate here in Boston with their friends and family, they decided to throw an offbeat send-off party a few days before flying out. Renting out Camp Denison for the weekend in Georgetown, MA, Mary and Shawn had a beautiful and truly rustic handmade party. Gathering in one of the cabins the day before, I helped them arrange flowers and make DIY decorations and favors. It was a beautiful weekend and I'm so happy for the both of them!