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Elm Bank & Blue Ginger Wedding | Wellesley Wedding Photographer

A throwback to an intimate Wellesley wedding I photographed at the beautiful Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens of Elm Bank Reservation, with the reception taking place at Ming Tsai’s upscale Asian Fusion restaurant, Blue Ginger:


A little R & R in Puerto Rico :)

Our first offical visit was to the Castillo San Felipe del Morro: a 16th-century Spanish fortification, designed to guard the entrance to the San Juan Bay, and defend the Spanish colonial port city of San Juan from seaborne enemies.



Afterwards, we hopped on the city trolley to explore the streets of Old San Juan.  The first photo was taken just down the street from La Fortaleza, the current official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico, in Old San Juan.  The Governor’s mansion, and the street leading up to it, were closed due to political protests that day.



We later visited the Catedral Metropolitana Basílica de San Juan Bautista, the Roman Catholic cathedral of San Juan and one of the oldest buildings in Old San Juan.  The musician playing just outside the Cathedral had a beautiful voice, perfectly suited to the pretty and peaceful square.



I loved this mural depicting the festive side of Old San Juan:



Felisa Rincón de Gautier (Reina de Los pobres / Queen of the poor) was the first woman to be elected as the Mayor of a capital city in the Americas, serving as mayor of San Juan for 22 years, from 1946 to 1968.  She was a firm believer in the women’s right to vote and was an active participant in the suffragist movement, motivating many women to register.



I loved the vibrant colors of Old San Juan, and every person we met was so incredibly friendly.



We stopped at the lovely Rosa de Triana (2nd picture below), a historic Spanish Tapas restaurant for some lunch which we enjoyed in their new garden.  (Those photos are on my phone!)



We also visited the other fort in San Juan, El Castillo de San Cristobal, and enjoyed some beautiful ocean and city views from up top:



It turns out there’s a cat sanctuary, Save-A-Gato, along the old city wall close to El Morro.  Old San Juan has a very large population of cats. You see them everywhere. We also saw this cool caterpillar!



The next day we drove to Fajardo where we caught a ferry to Culebra Island to luxuriate on the beautiful Flamenco Beach:



We ended up meeting a photographer couple visiting from Utah on the beach, so I happily handed my camera over for these cute shots of the three of us, playing mermaid 🙂



Having fun on the other side of the camera!



The next day we headed West to Arecibo for some cave exploration!




We hiked to two limestone caves, full of stalagmites, stalactites and bats to discover petroglyphs on the walls and stone engravings created by the Taínos, who once inhabited the caves:


The second cave, La Cueva Ventana (Window Cave), offered a spectacular view of the Arecibo Valley:



We then made our way toward the Indian Caves, stopping along the way at La Posa del Obispo, a beautiful beach with a coral reef border that created a natural saltwater pool (again, pics on my phone!)  Unfortunately, we got to the caves a bit late, and the entrance was closed for the day, so instead, we stopped at a nearby beach for a drink and watched the sunset:



The following day, after a tour of the Bacardi Rum Factory, I paid the neighboring town of Cataño, a little visit:



Hopefully, I’ll get the chance to post more pics from our trip later…until then, Hasta la Proxima!



10 Day-Old George Makes His Photo Debut! | Boston Newborn Photographer

Sleeping bear cub 🙂



We took George out of his onesie and the little guy knew something was up … I love his sweet face staring into the camera in the shot below <3


Back to B.U. Where it All Began… | Boston Engagement Photographer

Flying in from Baltimore for the weekend, Diana and Faris braved the cold and returned to the place they first met 10 years ago, the B.U. campus 🙂  The happy couple will be married at the beautiful Rosecliff  mansion in Newport, Rhode Island this May… Check out a few photos from their engagement shoot below:



And a couple pics from a quick stopover in Beacon Hill!


New Year’s Eve Newlyweds: Jessica & Edwin| Boston Wedding Photographer

It’s hard to believe this adorable pair have been married just over a year now!  Jessica and Edwin were college sweethearts who met and fell in love at BC.  The bride and groom were married last New Year’s Eve at the beautiful Cathedral of Holy Cross in Boston’s South End, and held their reception at the Colonnade Hotel.  Below are some highlights from their big day!

Credits to:  Janisel Rosenthal (Assistant Shooter) & Kate Murtaugh Events & Design