Hannah & Jared: A Taj Boston Wedding // Boston Wedding Photographer

Earlier this month I headed back to Boston (I hadn’t been in town since the beginning of the wedding season) for Hannah and Jared’s wedding at the Taj Boston. I had really been looking forward to this wedding, something about being in the city in the Fall and spending the day with a great, easy-going couple has a certain appeal to it. What can I say, I am a sucker for a good time! And Hannah and Jared’s big day did not disappoint. The sun was out, the air was crisp and the bride and groom — and entire wedding party — looked stunning. It was a great day indeed. Have a look…

The Boston Public Gardens and skyline as seen from the Taj Boston…

Upon arrival I met up with Hannah and her bridesmaids. There was a lot of running around going on with hair, makeup and a wardrobe snafu to tend to (every wedding day needs a little excitement!), so I started by getting out of the way and photographing a few details, including Hannah’s gorgeous dress and shoes…

Here’s Hannah finishing up her makeup…

Looking gorgeous. Hannah’s hair was done by the fabulous Lindsay Griffin….

All of the girls were looking great. I love the robes!

Accompanying me for the day was my good friend Doug Levy who spent time with the guys getting ready. Here’s Jared getting a little help with his bow tie…

A moment with dad, and mom fixing the bow tie. Those bow ties are tricky business, you know…

Awwwww…

As Jared, his groomsmen and Doug headed off to the church, the ladies were upstairs wrapping up too. It was time to get Hannah dressed!

All ready to go, we headed out to Newton to Our Lady Help of Christians Parish. While waiting for the show to begin, Doug grabbed this great shot of the guys in the back room…

Here comes the bride… and her entourage…

We’re all waiting…

There she is! Hannah being accompanied down the aisle by her brother and mother…

It’s a beautiful church…

The veiled bride…

I know, I know, full masses can be long… 😉

This is one of the few churches that I have been to where it’s easy to get a view looking the other way into the sanctuary through side doors while still being unobtrusive and covert. A different perspective…

The more traditional perspective looking down the aisle…

Almost done…

That’s it! Yay, married!

Following the ceremony we headed back into the city. Right across the street from the Taj is the Boston Public Garden so we wandered over for a few pictures. By now it was getting pretty chilly so we raced through group shots and had time for a handful of portraits by the pond…

Shooting on the footbridge in the park, in the middle of the afternoon, isn’t ever going to be a private thing. But, I like the crowd flowing around them as they have their own private moment amongst the masses. And I hope she (on the right) got the shot too, whoever you are!

Sufficiently frozen, we headed back inside for a few more portraits before joining the reception…

Love. That’s all.

The dining room was looking amazing…

Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs.!

First dance…

Love this shot by Doug…

The flower girl singing along to I Won’t Give Up by Jason Miraz is the best. That and Jared’s expression. I believe that’s pure joy, right?

As everyone settled in to dinner there were a few toasts, starting with Hannah’s brother…

Along with the co-best man, maid of honor and friend…

The other co-best man. Great toasts…

Toasts were later followed by parent dances. Here’sHannah with her step-father…

And Jared with his mother, along with his father and sister cheering them on…

Their cake, done by the head pastry chef at the Taj, was awesome looking. They were going for a minimalistic feel, and it looked wonderful. It appears that it tasted good too!

Formalities past, the band Night Rhythm turned things up and quickly filled the dance floor. Here’s singer Rebecca Muir, and I am pretty sure that is Call Me Maybe

The crowd was into it whatever it was!

To end the evening, we snuck back out to the now mostly empty Public Garden for some portraits with the city all aglow. Here are a few of my favorites…

And as my parting shot, the now a much less busy and much more dramatic Public Garden Footbridge…

What a day! Thank you Hannah and Jared for bringing me along to document it for you. And special thanks to my friend Doug for joining me; it’s always a pleasure.