While you’re busy living one of the greatest days of your life, I am there to capture it all, so that you can truly be in the moment and know that for years to come, you can look back at your wedding photos and relive the magic. Fleeting moments of love and devotion, so pure you can feel your heart swell when you look at them. Posed and perfect certainly has its place, in family formals, for instance. And during your portrait session, I’ll offer minimal direction when needed, but the best photos come from a genuine moment of connection between the two of you.
I graduated from Boston University with a degree in Photojournalism, and I have not stopped taking pictures since. I honed my skills as a features photographer printed in the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. Then I fell in love with the romance of shooting weddings. I combine a documentary style with artful detail shots and minimally posed portraits. I want your unique beauty to really shine through, and capture those moments that make a photograph full of emotion and utterly unforgettable.
I consider myself extremely lucky to truly love what I do. Second only to race car driver, and maybe dilettante philanthropist, I have the best job in the world. I get to spend my work day celebrating love. I get to preserve for people those fleeting moments when love shows itself in a glance, or an embrace, a promise or a kiss. And I get to do it all while going to awesome parties. Plus, I usually walk away with fabulous new friends who started out as clients!
I love everything about weddings. Perhaps part of that is because of how happily married I am, how much I enjoyed planning and experiencing my own wedding, and how much happiness I still get from looking at the pictures from my big day. Those images will be with me and bring me joy for the rest of my life. To be able to give someone else such deep and lasting happiness from the images I create just makes me truly fulfilled.
And yes, I will cry at your wedding. I cry at them all. I’ll also laugh a lot, crack you up, feel like I’ve known your families for ages, and I can pretty much guarantee that when good music is playing, I’ll be grooving.
I’ve traveled around the world photographing people and places, and I’m proud to call Boston my home base. When not shooting awesome weddings, you’ll most likely find me at home in Lexington with my little family. We live in a tiny, 200 year old barn, which we converted from an empty shell into a home in which my family can live, love, and grow. If I weren’t able to be a wedding photographer, I would be in interior design for sure.
Title: Associate Photographer
Role: right hand woman
Vital Function: An indispensable part of our team here at JLP, Meg is as close to cloning myself at work as I'll ever get. Photographer, friend, and technical wizard she is by my side on location and in the studio, helping to make this ship run right. She is also delightful, funny, and will do anything for our sweet couples. Fun fact: Meg and I met at a birthing class, where we learned how to properly prepare for a watermelon exiting our bodies.
Title: The Barn
Role: creation and relaxation
Vital Function: They say home is where the heart is. In our case, it's also where the work is. Our full studio occupies the ground floor of The Barn, and it's where all the non-wedding day magic happens. We're always here either editing our favorite photos, designing gorgeous albums, or doing a fun shoot. Stop by and say hello! Since it's also where I live, C'mon upstairs for a drink afterwards - you can't beat the commute!
Title: My People
Role: heart & soul
Vital Function: There is no JLP without these two. The love I have for Steve and Sylvie gives the love I have for my work its depth and its meaning. My rock solid home base, my soft place to fall, my foundation and my inspiration, S & S are my heart & soul.When I meet my couples and look forward to their wedding day, it is with such genuine excitement and happiness for them because I know what's coming - I know how the love only grows and how it gets better every year.
Boston and beyond