While every wedding I photograph centers around capturing love and authentic emotion, there’s something particularly special about a smaller wedding, and the images it produces. If the goal for your day is to feel present and connected with one another, you can trust my moment-driven approach will enable that. Know I will give you the space and time you need to take it all in, while still anticipating and capturing the moments you’ll want to remember.
From City Hall elopements to backyard celebrations to small destination weddings, I’ve been
there to capture them all (I even once captured a secret elopement!). Below are just a sampling
of some recent favorites.
Intimate affairs are where my heart truly lies.
Thinking of Eloping in Boston?
Take me along! Elopements are one of my favorite celebrations to document.
Looking for some tips on how to get it done? I’m here to help!
Scheduling Your Ceremony
Apply for a Marriage License
If possible, I would plan around sunset. In the wintertime that means a morning time, however, in the summer, plan as late as possible. However, keep in mind that on Friday’s City Hall tend to close early (getting in their beach time I suppose).
For Massachusetts you have to apply at any city or town hall. Make sure to bring the important information, identification, social security number etc, and fill out the form. Typically the license is ready in 3 business days and usually requires cash.
Arriving for the Ceremony
Most City Halls put restrictions on how many guests are allowed into the room. Boston City Hall limit is usually 4 guests, Cambridge City hall is 10 guests, but make sure to double check. You may get lucky and sneak an extra person in.
Parking in Boston is always a challenge. I strongly advise planing extra time to find some parking or using the MBTA or Lyft/Uber. Also, I love couples portraits on the MBTA.
I don’t consider myself terribly photogenic, but I truly felt beautiful and like myself in Angie’s pictures. I am very expressive so I find that I am always making some crazy face in photos, but Angie managed to capture moments where I was still my expressive self but also looked beautiful and happy.
Looking back at those photos we can see the true happiness, love, and gratitude that we were feeling at that moment and throughout that day.
- Andie and Devan
Still deciding on an elopement?
I love elopements. They are a rare and special thing… with their own set of unique moments. If you are planning an elopement, I want to help and share some planning advice I’ve picked up.