Category Archives: Engagement

Engagement: Nick and Arielle

Spending an afternoon at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. is a good time on it’s own, but having the opportunity to photograph Nick and Arielle’s engagement photos was an extra treat. First stop was the Harvard Book Store, where the staff allowed us to slip between the book shelves for some intimate shots in a place where they spent countless hours studying and courting. Then we hit J.P. Licks where the couple shared a sundae. From there is was a breeze, taking advantage of the red brick exteriors and tunnels of America’s most prestigious campus. It was a wonderful day, but I have no doubt it will be a more wonderful wedding.

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Spending an afternoon at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. is a good time on it’s own, but having the opportunity to photograph Nick and Arielle’s engagement photos was an extra treat.  First stop was the Harvard Book Store, where the staff allowed us to slip between the book shelves for some intimate shots in a place where they spent countless hours studying and courting.  Then we hit J.P. Licks where the couple shared a sundae.  From there is was a breeze, taking advantage of the red brick exteriors and tunnels of America’s most prestigious campus.  It was a wonderful day, but I have no doubt it will be a more wonderful wedding.

Engagement Session: John and Noelle

I had the immense pleasure of photographing John and Noelle’s engagement photos recently. We trekked to Rockport around dusk to capture the perfect natural light, even with the threat of a thunderstorm rolling in. I was happy to hear that both John and Noelle were willing to brave the elements to get these fantastic shots. I’d say it paid off – look at how happy they are!

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John and Noelle are one of the happiest and most in-sync couples I’ve worked with. They both flowed so well with each other and smiled so naturally that it made the shoot more of a hangout than a job.mccusker 4

This is my favorite picture from the session – the background looks photoshopped. I wish the weather was this perfect every time, it would make my job so much easier.mccusker 3

 

Here’s the necessary engagement ring shot, but no complaints here – a gorgeous ring and a perfect shot makes for smiles all around!
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John and Noelle were a delight, the weather was fantastic, and we were by the ocean – what photographer could ask for a better experience.

mccusker 1Check out more of our engagement sessions: David and Felisa and Mike and Alisha.

 

Engagement Session: Mike and Alisha

You might recognize Mike due to the fact that he’s my brother. However, I have way bigger muscles than him, so I’d understand if you didn’t quite catch the similarities. He and Alisha are obviously great friends of mine so I had a most enjoyable time shooting their engagement photos at Clay Pit Pond in Belmont, MA.

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These are without a doubt some of the best engagement photos I’ve taken in my career. Mike and Alisha flow so naturally that their pictures came out looking like advertisements for Sandals Resorts.
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It doesn’t hurt that the scenery was gorgeous and the weather was perfect. It was an enjoyable day for all of us, even if we had to stand within 30 feet of the infamously dirty Clay Pit Pond. These shots more than make up for that!claffey 2 claffey 1

 

And I had to throw this one in – I laugh every time I see it. Mike, you are just SO COOL.claffey 5

Check out more of our engagement sessions here: David and Felisa and Natasha and Dave.

Engagement Session: David and Felisa

I recently shot David and Felisa at what I believe to be one of the coolest museums in Massachusetts – the deCordova. The museum describes itself as more of a “sculpture park” which is far more accurate. As you walk around the campus, you come face-to-face with some truly unique pieces of art. I loved shooting these guys here – they are just as quirky as the park itself.

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I loved how fearless they were, jumping on each other, on sculptures – truly taking advantage of the scenery.palagi 3

But they still took some time to be romantic! The sky was absolutely flawless today – it looked like it belonged in a museum itself.palagi 2

How iconic is this shot?! I’ve always been a fan of this sculpture by Jim Dine aptly titled “Two Big Black Hearts.” The deCordova is rife with unique and quirky pieces of art – a perfect setting for David and Felisa.
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Engagement Session: Natasha and Dave

 

Despite the overcast skies, I still had a blast shooting Natasha and Dave’s engagement photos at Boston University’s Marsh Plaza. The couple was so clearly infatuated that it made for any weather troubles we experienced. They were naturals in front of the camera – all I needed was a smile and we had a great shot. natasha e 5 natasha e 4

I loved shooting in front of this statue. No one knows exactly what it’s supposed to be except for that it has something to do with Martin Luther King Jr. Any guesses? natasha e 3

I love this candid shot. They look so at ease and happy – a perfect couple!natasha e 2 natasha e 1Be sure to check out their wedding photos, which were shot at Independence Harbor in Assonet, MA.

 

Engagement Session: Andy and Abbey

130207HAT005saveI loved working with Andy and Abbey on a chilly night in February. We set up shop in Coolidge Corner, Brookline – a perfect spot with just enough edginess to play off their romance. I’ve always loved the old-timey feel of Coolidge Corner, and it was the perfect setting to capture these lovebirds. I love that they went all out with their poses! They were a fantastic couple to shoot and incredibly cool for braving the freezing weather they were faced with.

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Be sure to check out more of our recent engagement photo sessions, including Nina and Emilio’s engagement session, as well as Chris and Jamie’s.

 

Engagement Session: Nina and Emilio


It couldn’t have been a more perfect Fall day for an engagement shoot with Emilio and Nina.  The trees were colorful, the sky was vivid and the temperature was ideal for a stroll through the Boston Public Gardens and the Back Bay.  An adorable couple that really jumped into the act, climbing trees, rocks and fountains for some excellent shots.  I can’t wait for the wedding in the Summer!

Be sure to check out our other engagement sessions, including Andy and Abbey and Amy and Mark!

Engagement Session: Chris and Jamie

 

I took a trip out the Connecticut River Valley to get these great shots of Chris and Jamie, who are set to get married this July. We bounced around the beautiful campus of Mount Holyoke College, which was rife with fantastic backdrops for a fantastic couple. I loved shooting them because they were so in the moment – they needed barely any direction to show the camera just how much they love each other.




Check out more engagement photo sessions: Amy and Mark.

Engagement Session: Amy and Mark

Amy and Mark met at a mini golf tournament, so what better way to capture them than in their element – playing sports!  Our session took place at McCall Middle School in Winchester, MA – not because it was overly scenic, but because it had a soccer field.

How great is that shot! Working with such a zany and loving couple made for some absolutely perfect engagement shots.
Check back soon for their wedding shots! And don’t forget to check out our other engagement sessions, including Mark and Robyn’s.