The above video is with one of my favorite video companies to work with, Waves Media, shout out to them for sending this over so quickly so I could include it in this blog post! My first introduction to Laura and Chris was through a phone call with her mother, Patti, who was doing a lot of the wedding planning from abroad and called me from a parking lot in the middle of the afternoon one day. I did the usual run down of my services and how we work and at the end she says, “That all sounds great I like your attitude!” I know it seems like I say this a lot, but when I first met with Laura and Chris as they poured over every photo on my ipad and we instantly clicked as they are two of the most well informed couple I have ever worked with! Last spring I shot their engagement photos, some of which made it to my engagement portfolio, they invited me over to Laura’s then apartment at Harvard Business School we shot all their engagement photos. From then on they sent me countless engagement and wedding clients and found myself at Harvard Business School several times over the course of the last year or so.
Their Commanders Mansion Wedding this October remains to be one of my favorite of the season. Laura, Chris, and all their enthusiastic guests included us in their day which always makes everyone more comfortable and easy to photograph! Since so many guests were from out of town, they provided an arrival package that included almonds, smart water, m&m’s, a map of Boston, and cookies among other things. It was overcast for the entire day with spurts of drizzling rain and eventually some harder rain towards the end of the ceremony. But we didn’t let that stop us from doing all their photos outside, under some trees, and in my favorite kind of light! Laura requested an outdoor living room, a trend that is more popular in the south where the sun is always shining, and is something I hope catches on more in the north as they are a fun option for guests to hang out in as the night wears on. The reception was held on site at the Commander’s Mansion where the tent was set up with long country style wood tables with two large circular chandeliers hanging from the top of the tent. Laura is a huge fan of cake, her mother told me it was her first word, so instead of the traditional one cake, there were seven! There were hundreds of candles, so much so, that we even helped out the staff in lighting them all before the guests were welcomed into the room. During the reception there were many heartfelt speeches, followed by a long dance set by the fabulous Mighty Groove, and the night ended with a sparkler send-off before Laura and Chris departed for their honeymoon!
Shane Godfrey is a Somerville, Massachusetts based wedding photographer who specializes in a candid and photo-journalistic style of wedding photography
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