a north end engagement session with danaea & mike

What if I were to tell you that I had an engagement session somewhere other then Albany, Saratoga and Lake George? Is that something you might be interested in? Pardon my nod to Entourage, so sad its coming to an end. Anyway.. Have I ever mentioned how much I love Boston? There are so many things I love about this city. The food, the culture, the history, Sam Adams beer and the shopping are some things I love. However, there is one thing I’m just not that crazy about. You guessed it, The Red Sox. While this engagement session didn’t take place in Fenway Park, the Back Bay or just around town ending on Acorn St it happened in one of my favorite places, The North End. Back in February Danaea and Mike sat in my office and told us about how they live in the North End and have this great roof deck. At that point this engagement session was conceived. Cut to last week, I was in Boston hosting the WPPI Road Trip so I reached out to Danaea and we set this thing up. I must say I’m quite happy with this one. I love everything about it. As if the awesome session wasn’t enough Danaea and Mike treated myself and Kris Ann(their florist ;) to an authentic North End Italian dinner at Vinoteca di Monica on Richmond St, their favorite restaurant. What a great way to end a great day! I can’t wait to work with these two again in January! They promised me they’d come out in the snow!! Guys, thank you for having be do this session, thank you for choosing us for your big day and thank you for the dinner!! I can’t wait for your big day!

ps.. I’m off to Boston again today for a the Yankee game and another engagement session!


Before I got into their apartment I had to get past Ryan aka Ry Guy aka Chicken. He’s a sweet little dude and is actually named after Mikes friend Ryan who is the shortest (my height) out of all his friends, too funny.

Danaea don’t play, rocking some Louboutin’s for outfit #1.

We set it off on the freedom trail in Paul Revere Mall, it’s like a one minute walk from their place.

Probably one of the most photographed landmarks in Boston. Due to the light I choose the horses best side πŸ˜‰

Nothing wrong with a fountain shot…

After a little cash bribery I got him to play them a song.. This is one of my favorites from the first set.

Another one…

Isn’t Boston awesome?

Like I said, I’d rather the red soles than red sox πŸ˜‰

The North End is full of these awesome little alleys or entrances, I love the light and the texture.

They’re Boston celebs.. I was shooting this and some guy then knew stopped by to outdo me with his cellphone camera. πŸ˜‰

I finally found some light..

I like this one..

They nailed the Elario Configuration, I asked if they practiced.

Another one..

and one more because its my blog and I said so!

Oh hey there fancy pants.

I’m crazy about the light.. I love shooting into it.

I also will play by the rules and use the light the way we were taught in photo school πŸ˜‰

This is where I tell you how awesome the choice of blue was. I’m loving all the colorful dresses in these engagement sessions. It’s like she knew we were heading to the harbor..

Heads were turning on Atlantic Ave..

My facebook teaser image which I happen to love! (someone messaged me and said the Boston harbor never looked so good)

Oh come on!

Someone was happy we were home.. I asked him to pose for me but he had to stretch first.. CHICKEN!!

Oh he’s all cool with the paw up, doing the “look away”

On their rooftop deck. Pretty awesome views of Boston huh?

I could get used to hanging out up here.

Danaea, you are too easy to photograph.

One more with their son…

Not a bad sky that night huh?

And the official token “bling shot” North End style..

Oh and this one too! Thanks again guys! See ya soon!!

next one

julia & greg: albany country club