Julia and Dave are getting married next month, but they really wanted the chance to get some photographs of their favourite places in Boston. I love when people choose locations for their engagement photos that carry meaning with them. Don’t get me wrong, destination engagement shoots are beautiful, but when people know and love a space, there is a comfort and joy that exists unlike a new exotic place. Julia was kind enough to share with me why we went to these three different locations:
Boston Public Gardens – This is where we got engaged in May of last year. Dave sat under the willow tree and called me on my way out of a meeting nearby to come meet him in the park (he said he had cheese and crackers waiting…it was an odd statement so I was instantly suspicious). Sweet things were said, a question was asked, and a lovely ring appeared :)
South End – Dave moved into the South End first and I joined him shortly after. The house is owned by an absolutely wonderful woman named Kathe who helped start Haley House. Living in our place in the South End was like living in one big house with a bunch of friends (and a few strangers since the first 2 floors were part of a bed and breakfast). On the day that we found out that Dave got into residency in orthopedic surgery (his dream!) we celebrated with champagne and friends on our front stoop. It was one of the best days ever!
JP – This year has clearly been filled with many blessings and good things – like buying a house! Dave’s prerequisites were that the house be close to Centre Street and close to JP Licks, while mine were that the house be full of light and an old historic building. We both got what we wanted because the house was built in 1845 (and is full of light all day long) and you could literally crawl to JP Licks :)
It was so much fun getting to hang out with these two and I am SO EXCITED for their wedding up in Maine next month.