"Mysteries lie all around us, even in the most familiar things, waiting to be perceived" -Bullock

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Hi! My name is Erica and I am a photographer from Boston who loves taking pictures of weddings, kids, families, you name it. This blog is a great place to keep up on what I have been up to, from my latest shoots, to my random adventures. I want to thank all the people that support my dreams and help them come true. Thank you to all of the couples who have included me in their special day. I have been so lucky to have the coolest clients on the planet, and couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you so much for visiting!


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    Monday, July 26, 2010

    Allison & Randall | Ever After

    Yowza grab a cup of coffee and a comfy chair and get ready for a long post! Let me start this day out with the super gorgeous Ally handing out some beautiful bridesmaids gifts.
    Yes, that's right, they got ready and had their ceremony at a Car Museum!
    What an awesome setting.

    This one reminds me of vintage hollywood a bit!
    Dick Tracy? Anyone else?

    Not gonna lie, might have been a little risky putting the flowers on a car worth more than my life, but loving the result.
    First look was so sweet.

    Work it, work it!!

    Man, this definitely falls in the top 2% of favorite first kiss pictures ever!!

    I couldn't get enough of these two
    My first experience with lion dancing and I couldn't get the smile off my face!
    No grooms were hurt in the following picture...

    Okay, so Randall throws the garter....
    No one catches it and it remains a mystery to this day where it ended up because no one could find it!!!

    1.) What was your favorite moment from your wedding day? Ally? Randall?
    Ally: It's so hard to choose! The entire day was magical, but I would say listening to the wonderful toasts with Randall by my side. It was the only time during the reception we were able to soak it all in and we loved what everyone had to say!
    Randall: Standing up there with Ally during our ceremony and then laughing when she couldn't break her glass at the end!

    *erica: I loved Randall's mom's speech (she is adorable), and all the traditions of the day that were brand new to me (Tea ceremony, Lion Dancing, etc.). Oh, and Allison's three dresses. Definitely.

    2.) What was the funniest moment?
    One of our ring bearers, Henry, age 3, walked halfway down the isle covering his eyes and veering to the right (bumping into chairs along the way) while our very brave flower girl, Ashlyn, also just 3, tried to pull him in the right direction!

    *erica: Definitely when the garter went missing. That was hilarious!

    3.) Favorite wedding purchase?
    Ally: My custom-made qipao (traditional Chinese dress) - I put my own twist on it by doing an a-line skirt and small train rather than a straight skirt with slits. One of my bridesmaids referred to it as my "Chinese Disney Princess Dress" - it was hot pink and gold and oh-so-much-fun to wear!
    Randall: Does Erica count? She went above and beyond to capture our special day!

    *erica: I swear I didn't pay him to say that :) My answer is their venue choices.

    4.) Any advice for future brides and grooms?
    Don't offer shots at the bar. Good times, but bad news.

    Sunday, July 25, 2010

    abby and ian | peek

    Jenn and Sam | Engaged!

    How cute are they??
    I know I've said it before, but I LOVE little alleyways :)
    Jenn, you are gorgeous!!
    Work it...work it :)

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    Denise & Mitch | Ever After

    I am so happy to introduce: Denise and Mitch Butler!! To view their wedding album:


    No wedding dresses were harmed in the image below!!

    LOOOVED Denise's expressions during toasts :)
    Getting down...
    1.) What was your favorite moment from your wedding day?
    Denise: Holding Mitch’s hand when we walked down the aisle out of the Church after the priest announced us as “Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell W. Butler”.
    Mitch: Seeing Denise in her dress for the first time before the ceremony.
    Erica: I loved when Denise and Mitch saw each other for the first time! It was so sweet :)

    2.) What was the funniest moment?
    Mitch: My nephew, Greg, the ring bearer, had a huge case of stage fright and wouldn’t walk down the aisle – even when his older sister, my niece and flower girl, Leah, tried to physically drag him.
    Denise: Driving from the hair salon with Liz (my sister), Kel (my new sister-in-law) and Christina (my hopefully someday-sister-in-law), I had a bit of a panic attack which was partially caused my impending nuptials and partially caused by the fact that Christina was driving like a Nascar racer in order to get us to the house in time…”Red light? What red light??!?!”. In retrospect, it was pretty funny. But Christina is never allowed to drive again.

    3.) Favorite wedding purchase?

    Denise: My Manolo Blahnik Satin D’Orsay pumps.
    Mitch: The filet mignon that we had for dinner. Yum.

    4.) Any advice for future brides and grooms?
    Mitch: Marry a good planner!
    Denise: If you have the opportunity, purchase your dress and have it fitted at Kleinfeld in New York City. It was an experience of a lifetime. And, oh yes, marry the man you love…and invite us to the wedding so I can have a chance to wear my favorite shoes again!

    Jen & Sam | Peek!

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    Kelly & Tom | Ever After

    Kelly and Tom were married at the Commanders Mansion in Watertown, MA and I was so happy to be there to capture the big day! I went to high school with both Tom and Kelly and knew them when they just started dating! Its been many years since and I was so honored when they asked me to be their photographer.

    Without further ado, here is Kelly and Tom's WEDDING ALBUM
    Loved Kelly's shoes!!
    First look!

    I was digging this angle!!

    Nothing is better than Kelly's laugh :)

    Kelly and Tom's view of the day :)

    1. What was your favorite moment: Walking down the aisle and seeing all of our friends and family (and of course Tom) and feeling so much love was surreal and wonderful. Also, dancing with Tom to the song "Home" at the end of the night was one of my favorite parts. We were both really relaxed, we had all our friends and family around us, and it was a great way to end the night.
    2. Funniest moment: My sister's toast hands down. She started by talking about how we were best friends as children, but that when I went to high school she had to resort to reading my diary to find out about my life. She started "I remember Kelly and Tom's first date like I read it yesterday..." and then basically read my diary entry from our first date (which I wrote when I was 16!). I was mortified, and could not stop laughing.
    3. Advice to future couples: Arrange for solid transportation at the end of the night! Our transportation fell through and we were stranded, along with our parents and some friends, at the mansion for a little while. It worked out in the end, but was not how I would have wanted things to happen.
    4. Favorite wedding purchase: My shoes! Even though I ended up taking them off for the dance floor, I really love my purple shoes, and will definitely be wearing them in the future.