Boston in November

Mary Dougherty

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Who knew Boston would be so gorgeous in November? Yesterday Leslie and Mike were married and their wedding was simply wonderful. When I arrived in Boston on Thursday morning it didn’t take long for the rain to roll in and I soon found myself resigned to the fact that I would move between stages of wet and relatively dry for the next few hours. I ventured in to the city to have lunch with a friend and wondered if the forecast for a clear day on Friday would really come true. It did, with blue skies and gorgeous sunlight and a whipping wind that kept us from delaying longer than necessary on the beach for the first look.

Since Leslie and Mike planned a late fall wedding, when the sun sets around 5 and light is precious commodity, the made the best decision possible by taking their photos before the ceremony. Some people feel as though you miss out on the moment walking down the aisle when you see each other for a first look before… but I think it’s the opposite. You can’t replace the moment you see each other for the first time on your wedding day and being able to stop and enjoy it is something really special. In the ceremony that moment is concealed by stolen glaces as you stand at the altar with 100+ guests watching. At a first look you can laugh, cry, and start your wedding day together and you try to take in the fact that the day is finally here. While it’s not the right choice for everyone it was perfect for Leslie and Mike and as a result we captured some amazing images I can’t wait to share.

Even though Rochester is the city I work most in, I live in the country and I love any chance I have to enjoy city life and all it has to offer. I travel out of state for 5-7 weddings each year and love the change of scenery, challenge of a new environment, and opportunity to explore a location. So yes, you should send me a email to see if I will come photograph your wedding because I love adventures. Now I’m off to explore Boston with my cousin; we’re going to the MfA to see some amazing art and have some fresh seafood for dinner afterwards!

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