Jessica + Brian had beautiful and energetic wedding that combined some of my favorite things: the beach, rooftop gardens, and great dancing.
We started things out with a first look on the beach.
The ceremony took place on a rooftop with river and lake views.
The reception was directly below the ceremony site.
This group really had a groove. Helped by an extremely enthusiastic band, the Skinny Williams Band out of Chicago, the dancing carried on until the very last.
Jessica + Brian were sent off with a beautiful sparkler tunnel
One of the best parts of being a photographer is finding and exploring new techniques. Even better is to have someone to try these new techniques with. This light painting technique I saw on instagram and I just had to try it out. Combining long exposures with light tube manipulation provides some pretty awesome opportunities for creative artistry.
Had a great engagement shoot at sunset this week. The sunset was pretty stellar and we got a great variety of shots.
Stopped to check out Arches National Park while on a road trip. We didn't have time to explore the trails all the way out to the arches themselves but the road accessible part of the park was still amazing. Both the scale and the color stuck out as breath taking.
This past Saturday was the annual Harvard DMS Boat Cruise celebrating the end of another academic year for Ph.D. candidates in medical science graduate programs at Harvard Medical School. After a some afternoon rain, the weather cleared just in time for departure and made for a beautiful sunset.
Despite a near miss or two, Troy, Vika and Mitchell managed to keep us on course while taking their turns at the wheel.
And of course, there was dancing, with great times had by all in attendance.
While in Arizona this weekend I got a chance to hike in the McDowell Gateway Sonoran Preserve, a short distance from my hotel in Scottsdale, AZ. This area is great for hiking and full of trails. I especially loved how all the desert flora is so completely different from what we have out on the east coast. All thorns and spines and focused on preserving water. I highly recommend a visit here and a hike; just be sure to bring a lot of water.
We had a pretty big storm come through Brookline tonight. Lucky for me it was coming directly towards my vantage point on the balcony at my apartment. The top photo is the last one I took before the skies opened and I started to worry about my gear getting too wet.