Boston Winter Rock the Dress Photography!

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In New England, planning a wedding in the winter can be like playing a game of Russian roulette.  Certainly the summer carries it’s own potential weather problems, but in general, in Massachusetts, most weddings occur during the warmer months.  You may get rained on, or a hurricane might whip through town, but you can be pretty certain it won’t snow.  The thing is, photos from a wedding set in a winter wonderland are gorgeous.  You can have your cake and eat it too!  Steve and Courtney got married on the beach during the summer surrounded by all of their friends and family with the warmth of the summer sun.  Then, a year and a half later, they ‘Rocked the Dress’ in a photography session on the beach in the winter, with snow!

By now, most people have heard about the “Trash the Dress” phenomenon. The thought is, you spent a lot of money on a wedding gown and you got to wear it for one, albeit glorious, day.  So why not don your dress once again and get some fabulous, fierce photos?  I like to “Rock” a Dress, rather than trash it. Trashing may occur, but it’s not always necessary. Rocking it is just so much more … well, rock star.  Besides having fun getting dressed up and wearing your gown again, a couple’s Rock the Dress session can be a reminder of why you got the dress in the first place. A few days after the shoot I received an email from Courtney saying, “Steve and I (and Bodie too) had a blast and could not stop telling all of our friends about how fun the whole experience was …  Later that night Steve and I went out for a nice dinner to celebrate our “second marriage,” and to create a perfect ending to a perfect day.  I honestly must say this really was such wonderful experience for both of us.”

Here are a few (ok a lot, I had a rough time choosing photos for this blog post, but there are a lot more!) examples from our winter Rock the Dress. Enjoy!

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Love was definitely in the air. But being surrounded by snow, how can you possibly pass up a snowball fight? Dousing your hubby with snow is just too tempting!

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The photography session would not have been complete without their Labrador Retriever, Bodie.  He was such a good pup and provided us with a lot of reasons to smile!  Sadly, a few months back Bodie was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, a result of an irresponsible breeder.  Frustrated and angry, Courtney and Steve set out to help the cause. They’ve formed a dogs with MD support group, as well as helped to raise money for humans with MD. Please check out to see how you can help.

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..:: Man and his best friend ::..

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Boston Winter Trash the Dress

Photography is a collaboration, even if it’s just between the photographer and the subject.  However this time we had loads of help! Thanks to Ashley Brecken who did Courtney’s hair + makeup, my husband for being our “Lighting Guy,” Courtney’s family who helped dog sit and Courtney + Steve (and dog Bodie!) for being amazing and willing models! Thanks to everyone for braving the February chill, we had a fun winter wedding on the beach in New England.  Or at least we have the pictures that say we did 🙂

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  • CandyHi!

    My name is Candy and I’ll be visiting Boston next February with my husband for a couple of days.
    We were interested in getting a couples photo shoot or a wedding dress photo shoot and we’d like to know how’d it work. We’ve had a wedding dress photo shoot in Taiwan before where the photo studio offers the dresses and makeup and we don’t know if there’s anything similar in Boston, so we’d like to know our options.
    We know that in February is going to be snowing and it’s not an ideal season for outdoor photo shoot and we were wondering if you could guide us through what you’d suggest and tell us the rates.

    Appreciate your attention. Hope to hear from you.

    Thanks!December 12, 2011 – 2:32 amReplyCancel

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