Maiko is in a way a big sister to me and many of my friends from back in college. She and Dan met and fell in love while both at school at Harvard, and they got married soon after. I was so happy to learn that they wanted to travel up to Boston for a lifestyle shoot! Who says you can’t get photos after you get married? :D What is really wonderful in seeing them interact is how strong their love is for each other – it is not a loud love, as they are both rather humble and soft-spoken people, but it clearly has brought them together through some pretty tough times. I really admire them for their tenacity through thick and thin, and in moving their lives ahead together!
We began our session at one of the most famous streets in Boston’s Beacon Hill
I also wanted to take this time to show the fabulous style featured in the shoot:
Their rings in a bright flower
Maiko’s shoes! I loooove featuring ladies’ shoes, because many ladies go to extraordinary lengths to wear them and look fabulous, thus they must be captured! These are from J. Crew and I just love the detail on the petals
Another look at the flowers
You can tell it’s spring because we’re starting to get leaves everywhere!
Maiko and I actually had spent some time prior to the shoot finalizing the outfits, I’m always happy to offer additional wardrobe consultation if people are unsure!
This is a pretty candid moment, sometimes I just play with my camera while telling my subjects to keep each other occupied with some conversation. That is when some of the most genuine moments happen
We then headed over to another Harvard property, the Arnold Arboretum. There were still some giant puddles / faux-lakes from prior weeks’ rainstorms, but there were definitely signs of spring everywhere
I’m super-psyched to have this shot of the tree. The combination of the branches and the bright sun makes it seem out-of-the-world
Maiko and Dan, as you move across the country to become a smart lawyer and smart businessman, I wish you guys all my very best, and I hope to be able to visit sometime!
Thank you Christina for your help!