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Boston-based wedding & family photographer who loves to travel and tell the love stories of couples who are head-over-heels in love.

Blog - Lynne Reznick Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

Boston and New England wedding days, engagements, and family portrait sessions, plus wedding photo planning tips shared by photographer Lynne Reznick Photography.

Sun-Soaked Bradley Estate Summer Wedding

Lynne Reznick

Long before their summer wedding at the beautiful Bradley Estate, Miriam and Andrew met in Kindergarten in Texas! When I first met with them they brought along a photograph of their kindergarten class and sure enough, there they both were, looking tiny and adorable and posing for their class picture, just a few kids apart. Fast forward to today and they are now Massachusetts residents who reconnected - and the rest is history. They share a love for science and nature, which is evident in their decision to take their engagement photos while hiking at Ward Reservation. And they are incredibly sweet together. Andrew is constantly able to make Miriam laugh with a smile or a whisper of something just for her. Miriam seeks out Andrew's hand to hold or goes in for a cuddle as they chat. Simply put, they fit together rather perfectly.

Getting Ready

Miriam's gorgeous braid was done by  her sister and that perfect pair of Toms she wore, while they could have been custom-made just for her, are actually widely available!  She purchased her grecian-inspired silk gown from Vows and her bridesmaids wore Azazie dresses. Andrew had frog cuff links special for the day and Miriam's necklaces were each family heirlooms. And it was during getting ready that the hugging started! It turned out to be one of my favorite things about their wedding day - witnessing the amount of joy and love communicated through hugs. Whether hugs from their siblings, or parents, or their reaction during their first look, the hugs were abundant and they were clear signs of the genuine affection that Miriam and Andrew hold for each other and that their families hold for each of them. 

Miriam & Andrew's First Look

We headed to Bradley Estate for their first look. It was a beautiful day and the sunshine made the gardens and lawns even more beautiful. Even though they came with their families and bridal party, we made sure to keep everyone in the mansion in order to give Miriam and Andrew a private and more calm intimate moment for their first look. They hugged! And cuddled and kissed and smiled from ear to ear when they saw each other. And we took some portraits of the two of them together before bringing in the bridal party and then family. The benefit of their first look was that their formal portraits were all done before the ceremony and they got to celebrate during every minute of the reception.

Bridal Party & Family Portraits 

There are so many lovely combinations of family portraits that I took during their wedding and that I always take on a wedding day. I usually don't show any at all, but I always take them. A great part of what makes your wedding special is sharing it with those you love most. So yes, I absolutely capture portraits of my couples with their family. So below is just a small sample of a sweet moment of Miriam and her mom and of Miriam and Andrew with their parents. And of course, the bridal party was so much fun! Miriam chose fun dresses that varied in color and style slightly, but all matched the hues of green and blue that referenced nature and inspired their wedding colors. The colors were bold and complimentary and the guys matching ties were a perfect accent! The succulent corsages and beautiful bouquets were courtesy of the talented A Whole Bunch Flower Market.

Ketubah Signing & Ceremony

The ketubah was designed and hand made by a talented friend and incorporated parts of Miriam and Andrew's lives and interests, making it a truly unique piece of artwork, adding to the special importance of the document. After the ketubah signing, there were hugs all around, and a particularly sweet moment between Miriam and her mom, dad, and sister. The emotions of the day were starting to hit and happy tears flowed and the group hug was one of the sweetest moments of the day. Then, Miriam was helped into her cathedral veil by her mom and sister. Miriam's mother also wore a veil on her wedding day and her dad told me how he still remembers seeing his wife in her dress and veil. Miriam and Andrew now have a similar memory to look back on fondly. And then these two ran, literally, into their marriage together after their first kiss!


The hugs continued, the happy tears continued, and the love continued to shine through! There was a whole lot of dancing thanks to their awesome wedding band Rare Form with lawn games for those who needed a dancing break. Some fun things that were unique to Andrew and Miriam were their wedding bands hand crafted by e. scott originals, their spontaneous game of frisbee with Miriam's ultimate frisbee team, and their frisbee wedding favors that had a tree outlined in the numbers of the divine ratio on each of them, designed by their friend Nick Oberstein. The tree was also on their invitations that Miriam's sister designed for the couple and ceremony programs as a theme throughout the day that spoke to both their love of nature, as well as their appreciation of math and science.  Their cake and centerpieces matched the day perfectly and Konditor Meister did a stunning job on their birch-tree-inspired cake. They focused first and foremost on their love and celebrating with family and the day was naturally beautiful from there. Congratulations! XO

Navy & Blush Beacon Hill Boston Engagement Shoot

Lynne Reznick

Stacy & BP were excited to adventure around Boston's historic Beacon Hill and lovely Boston Public Garden for their engagement session. They live south of the city but are getting married in Punta Cana next year in a destination wedding. So they wanted some photos closer to home for their engagement shoot. We started on Charles Street and explored the famous Acorn Street and Beacon Hill before crossing into the Public Garden for golden hour photos.

Part One: Beacon Hill & Acorn Street

We started in Boston's historic Beacon Hill neighborhood and visited the ever-popular Acorn Street. This street gets amazing light, has original cobblestones from the cow path that it used to be way back when, and touts ivy-covered brick buildings on both sides of the street. It's no surprise that it is the most photographed street in Boston! Stacy was a trooper in her heels and the effort paid off - these two lit up Acorn Street with their sweet snuggles! The best thing about Beacon Hill though is that everywhere you turn there are beautiful window boxes, gas-lamp street lights, and historic charm. Boston's history is written all over the neighborhood and it makes for endless options for gorgeous photos. Plus, the history geek in me just loves wandering the streets and soaking it all in.

Part Two: Public Gardens

Then we headed to the Boston Public Gardens to cap off their Boston engagement photoshoot. The gardens are beautiful with lots of gorgeous flowers and landscaping for summer - it was a great evening!

Joy-filled Rose's Berry Farm Wedding - Allegra & Steve

Lynne Reznick

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Allegra is a dear friend of mine and an incredibly talented photographer. We met when she moved to CT from Boston, just a year or so before I moved to Boston from Boston! We met initially as two CT photographers and quickly developed a friendship that reached beyond talking shop and shooting together, although we still work together as often as we can. So I was incredibly honored and excited when she asked me and our friend Jazzy, of Jasmine Tara Photography, to photograph her wedding together!

She and Steve are high school sweethearts who are still so giddily in love with each other that watching them you'd think they just started dating and are in that honeymoon faze. But the truth is that they are best friends and have been for years. Their love is as strong as it is silly. And they wanted their wedding to be all about celebrating together as soulmates. 

Getting Ready: Family Heirlooms

Allegra had so many special touches that were personal and sentimental and made the day extra special. She wore her grandmother's vintage 1940's wedding dress for her first look and for the ceremony. she also wore her mother's earrings. And she brought along the sweetest cake topper for some photos. It was a bit too fragile and precious to put on a cake, but it was perfect for her bridal details as it was her grandparents cake topper from their wedding. I started with Allegra to say hi and capture her details as she got her hair and makeup finished up. The talented Susan of Wild Honey Face and Body Suite did her makeup and Sabrina from Allure Traveling Beauty made her tresses look beautiful. Then Jazzy went along with Allegra to Rose's Berry Farm where she put on her dress and I went over to capture Steve getting ready. Steve had his own special pieces too. He wore a suit custom-made for the wedding, complete with the wedding date sewn into the inside breast pocket right over his heart.

First Look

Allegra and Steve really wanted to enjoy every minute of their wedding day celebration with friends and family, and with Allegra being on the other side of the camera so much, she knew that a first look was the best way to make sure she got straight to the party! The apple orchards at Rose's Berry Farm were the perfect backdrop for their first look - surrounded by lush green trees and soft grass so Allegra could go barefoot and fancy free! She didn't actually put her shoes on all day and she loved every barefoot minute of it! Steve was so excited to see Allegra that I'm surprised he didn't run to her. One of the best things about their relationship is how comfortable, silly, and playful they are with each other. They make each other smile and laugh constantly and their first look was no exception. From they laid eyes on each other they were all smiles and laughter.

Family and Bridal Party Portraits

Allegra's sister and her family flew in from Australia for her wedding and to serve as her maid of honor. And Steve's good friend served as best man. And the adorable flower girl and ring bearer were a niece and nephew. The small wedding party of close friends and family made for a really intimate and beautiful day focused on the love that Steve and Allegra share. 

Ceremony: Saying I Do!

Since Allegra was wearing her Grandmother's dress for the ceremony, she and Steve had their officiant announce that she was wearing it, along with a sweet moment of honor to Allegra's Grandmother, at the start of the ceremony. They also had their officiant ask guests to put their cameras and phones away and to be fully present with them in the ceremony. As a photographer, Allegra has seen a lot of wedding ceremonies and knew she wanted to see smiling faces looking up at her, not cell phone screens, when she said I do. I absolutely love that they decided to have an unplugged ceremony and you can read more about why they are a wonderful idea and how to have one in this blog post I wrote about unplugged weddings right here.

Reception: Time To Party!

After the ceremony Allegra changed into a modern Alexandra Grecco slip dress with a low back from Everthine Bridal that was absolutely stunning. And she and Steve enjoyed every second of their cocktail hour with their guests. It was a temperate day filled with sunshine and guests were able to enjoy the sunshine during the al fresco cocktail hour. They then moved into the tent for the first dance and dinner. The florals were beautiful and done by Lynne Galvin, a family friend. And the sweet table numbers were by Good Will Fonting, a local company launched by one of Allegra's past brides. Another wonderfully different choice Allegra and Steve made was to have their first dance be one for all guests to participate in. So they were surrounded by clapping, dancing, smiling loved ones on the dance floor as the had their first dance together. Of course, the musical stylings of their band from Live Music Pros helped get people on the dance floor too! Dinner was delicious and fit their low-key vibe. They had the yummy Spanish cuisine of Mercado Food Truck! The truck set up next to the tent and put out a beautiful spread of fresh food, including GIANT skillets of paella!

Golden Hour Couple's Portraits

Just before sunset we grabbed Steve and Allegra for a few more portraits during that golden hour when the light is warm and glowy as it sets. They kept up the dancing and snuggling and I'm so excited for these final shots from the night. Taking just 10 minutes to step away from the party and spend time together at golden hour (which is really only about 15 minutes anyway!) is absolutely worth it. And it let them take a deep breath and slow down for a few minutes to dwell on the fact that they were now husband and wife.

Congratulations Steve and Allegra! I love you two and am so happy for you!! XO