Boston State Room Wedding | Cassie & Jason

I am so excited to share Cassie and Jason’s gorgeous wedding at the State Room in Boston! Winter weddings are always dreamy but to have one in Boston during one of the snowiest years on record, well, that’s just heartwarming.  We started out at the incredible Ames Hotel for getting ready photos and a first look then headed over to The State Room where the wedding was held.  I don’t think it’s possible to convey how much I loved Cassie’s dress!  She was stunning from head to toe and there was such a classic elegance to their entire black tie affair.  Not only were these two gorgeous, but they were so incredibly happy and sweet all day.  When a couple is utterly in love with each other it really shows and happiness radiates around them. Such was the case with Cassie and Jason and their entire families.

The State Room is an incredible venue with the most amazing view of Boston.  The ceremony was timed to view a sunset but what they got was gently falling snow and it couldn’t have been more perfect.  The room just sparkled with all of Cassie’s little touches and Longwood Events always makes their events flawless.  The band Kahootz  kept the party going  and the dance floor was packed all night!

Cassie and Jason, we can’t thank you enough for having us there to photograph your lovely wedding!  We love you guys!!

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Flowers: Michele Bernard

Cake and Catering: I Dream of Jeanne Cakes

Dress: Justin Alexander Bella Sera Bridal

Invitations: Smudge Ink

 

Congratulations to Cassie and Jason!

XOXO ~ Kate

 


Studio Mini Sessions

It’s time for more mini sessions!

I am super excited to announce my next mini session day on March 15th!

These will be held in my studio in Peterborough and are a great opportunity to get some fresh new portraits of your family.  Dress them up in winter frocks (there are some awesome sales right now!) or get your spring on with a fancy Easter outfit!Some of my favorite portraits are the clean simple kind like these. Timeless and sweet.

Send me an email at kate@preftakesphoto.com if you have any questions and  to book your appointment. I can’t wait to see you!

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Sweethearts

Happy Valentine’s Day from my little sweets to yours!

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XO~Kate


Gillian & Robin | Married | Lovely Winter Wedding

Gillian and Robin had the most dreamy New Hampshire winter wedding.  Surrounded by family, friends and the most beautiful NH scenery. They met here in high school where they both attended High Mowing and have been together ever since.  I’ve always had a soft spot for high school sweetheart stories, and when you heard people at the wedding talk about how close they’ve always been, you realize how strong their bond is.  It was only natural for them to have their wedding right at the spot where it all started, the gorgeous Waldorf school overlooking fields and mountains.

Snow started falling just as they said their vows and guests sipped warm cider during the ceremony.  We ventured outside for some portraits and, although it was a blustery January day, nobody complained. Gillian is the most incredibly gorgeous bride and she and Robin are  the perfect pair.  Theirs is the kind of love that people envy, the kind that lasts a lifetime.

Gillian and Robin’s wedding was a wonderful collaboration of friends and family. Their families put so much of themselves into this wedding; from Gillian’s Mom’s handmade fur stoles, to siblings’ music serenades, to flowers and quilts.  Warm fires were burning in every room and the feeling was festive and cozy.  Golden Christmas Crackers were given to each guest and they all wore their paper crowns throughout the evening.  After dinner everyone participated in a contra dance, called by Robin’s mom and performed by his brother and Gillian’s sister. The talent here just doesn’t end!  Flower Kiosk made the incredible bouquets and Gillian’s dress is from Nicole Miller.

Congratulations to an amazing couple and their lovely families.

 

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XO~Kate

 


Another New Year

To paraphrase one of the truest quotes I’ve heard; there have been many long days, but the years have flown.

I look at these little faces and am reminded of the simplicity of life.  It is a painful reminder that time stops for nobody.   We are all subject to the wheels of time and, no matter how much we try to hold onto moments, they still slip through our fingers.  I rarely make New Year’s Resolutions because they are always the same.  Eternally searching for the perfect balance between living in the moment, progressing forward, and preserving moments.  It is no small task, especially when you are a busy working mom. But these four radiant souls keep me grounded. They are a constant source of love and laughter.  They are silly, and messy, and energetic, and inquisitive and so incredibly full of life!  We couldn’t be more proud of them.

When Bea was just a little over a month old, right after our first New Year’s with all four kids, I laid them down on my bed and took their picture.  At the time it was just meant to be a portrait of the four kids together but then, amazingly, I remembered to do it again the following year. I loved seeing the changes in their sweet little faces and the beautiful simplicity of these portraits.  I now look forward to documenting them together each new year. Well, for as long as they’ll allow me to.

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How did it get so late so soon?

It’s night before it’s afternoon.

December is here before it’s June.

My goodness how the time has flewn.

How did it get so late so soon?

Dr. Seuss

Happy New Year to you and yours!  I truly wish you happiness, peace, and precious moments that fill your heart.

XO~Kate