Lord Thompson Manor Wedding

The weekend after Valentine's Day in February 2017, Davis proposed to Jessica on the cobblestone street adjacent to North. Their beautiful wedding took place on April 28, 2018. The vibe of the event was a great one, with a venue filled with loved ones, delicious food, lots of music, and so much fun. 

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Boston Seaport Engagement Photo Session

Chris proposed while the couple was traveling. "He proposed at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland," Julie said. "It was our second day there, so we got to spend the next week traveling all over the country celebrating. It was incredible!"

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Boston Engagement Photo Session

Charlotte and Ryan have a true Boston love story, beginning at a rooftop party downtown and continuing in Harvard Square; even with many individual travels to other cities and countries, this couple always returned to each other in this city. It was only fitting, then, that we explored the beautiful streets of the North End, breezy Boston Harbor, and Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for their engagement photos!

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Kellie + Blake: Boston Engagement Session in September

Kellie and Blake met online more than six years ago. This was a time before dating apps, so they told people they first met in a Boston bar. Technically, this is true! Their first date was in Davis Square in Somerville, where they met for a drink at the Foundry. Things were going so well there that they moved over to Painted Burro for lots of margaritas. To this day, Kellie says that the Painted Burro is their favorite restaurant, and they return there frequently. Both the Mexican food and their relationship has withstood this test of time! 

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Martha's Vineyard | Edgartown Lighthouse - Engagement Photo Session

My first trip to Martha’s Vineyard, I met up with Farah and George for their engagement session and then wedding. The moment I got off the ferry, I felt amazing: relaxed and thoroughly excited by the smell of the ocean. For this engagement session, we visited Edgartown Lighthouse, utilizing the natural beauty and the man made structures to help capture this beautiful relationship. 

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Classic & Timeless Engagement Photo Session in Boston

Monica and Joseph have known each other since Joe's parents moved in four houses down from Monica's when she was about four years old. They grew up riding the bus together, playing capture the flag, and spending most of their lives as friends. For a long time, Monica thought that she liked Joe. But they didn't actually start dating until after attending a Tom Petty concert in high school. 

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Boston Engagement Photo Session

There is such a simple beginning to the story of Morgan and Mackenson (Mack, for short): During their sophomore years at Mount Ida College, they met in an elevator on the way to their MicroEconomics class. Morgan started a conversation with Mack because "I thought he was so handsome!" As that semester progressed, they moved from sitting next to each other in class to fast friends that spent time together doing homework and class projects. 

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Engagement Photo Session in Charlestown, MA | Navy Yard, Boston MA

Anna and I first met in December 2017 at Caffe dello Sport in the North End of Boston. We talked over coffee about her upcoming 2018 wedding to George. 

Anna and George’s story began at a bar called Tia’s on the Waterfront. Their meeting came to be through college friends. Their first date was at Davio’s in the Back Bay, Boston, where they split a bottle of red wine. 

Last August, George proposed on a dock in Narragansett, overlooking the Newport bridge. In the five minutes leading up to this big question, George was so nervous that he didn’t speak to Anna at all! 

In their beautiful life together, Anna and George enjoy cooking, watching stand-up comedy, playing tennis, trying out Boston’s restaurant scene, and going for long walks. 

For this couple’s engagement session, we started out at their home, baking. From there, we went to Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston to finish out our time together. Anna and George are an amazing couple to work with - so much shared love and laughter. 

I am so looking forward to photographing their wedding this December in the Bostonian Boston Hotel

Custom Wedding Invitations | Meet Basic Invite

The story of a wedding day begins differently for every couple. It might be a logical next step after many conversations, or it might be a complete surprise for one half of the couple. It might be a public production of a proposal, or a private, two-person affair. It might be a combination of all of those! But the first step to sharing your special day with your loved ones always begins the same way: wedding invitations. 

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Maternity Photo Session in Larz Anderson Park, Brookline MA

Eugenia and her husband are expecting their first child! You can tell from the smiles on their faces that they are incredibly excited for this next step in their life together. We were planning our session together for quite awhile, and we thankfully ended up with the perfect summer day. 

As a photographer, one of my most important jobs is to find great light. Every session is different, and there are sometimes light challenges, but I always try my best with every client. For this maternity photo session in Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, MA, we had the most perfect light! 

But, remember there is always a story behind every perfect photo -- 

As Eugenia describes it: "Only when you are expecting can you truly understand the indescribable emotions you go through." She feels truly lucky and blessed to be pregnant with what she calls a "little treasure." Of course, though, she doesn't hesitate to say that pregnancy isn't always as great as it sounds. Eugenia describes the first few months of the pregnancy as the toughest months of her life, noting that it was definitely not an enjoyable period of time. But she credits her husband for all of his support. "If you have a partner who understands you, loves you, and supports you every minute of the day, then everything you go through is less painful, as you are going through it together."

Even with those early struggles, this couples has never even considered that it isn't worth it. "It's totally worth going through a lot of pain when the result is a true miracle," she says. "And now that I am so far from those difficult months, I feel amazing!" Eugenia's partner continues to be a significant source of joy and support during this time. He loves to touch her belly, feel the baby's kicks, and he speaks to the baby constantly. "I always knew I married the right man, but seeing him so excited about the baby makes me love him even more every single day."

The baby's entrance into the world is getting closer and closer. They are officially counting the hours, as she could arrive any day now! "God willing, we'll all be healthy, because we are just so looking forward to this day to meet our new, precious angel," Eugenia says. "I am a 'Mom to be.' How cool does that sound?!"

It was truly a blessing to photograph this stage in such a beautiful couple's life together. I am so thankful that the light even cooperated so beautifully to ensure I was able to capture the true essence of their love for one another, and for their soon to be family of three! 

Love + Gratitude

Photos by Iryna's Photography - Boston Photographer

"Photoshoot Tips: Including your dog in your engagement photos"

6. Enjoy the process! If your dog doesn’t want to sit still for a portrait shot, I will make sure to capture plenty of fun, natural shots. This is a day to capture moments of your relationship with your significant other, and of your shared relationship with your loyal pet. It should be a fun and enjoyable day, regardless of any puppy energy or behavior. I’ll still capture the perfect shots! 

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Engagement Photo Session, Boston MA

This beautiful couple emulates gratitude and joy in every aspect of their relationship. And to think, it all started with a comment on social media! As Michael puts it, “One message. One moment. One marriage!” I can’t wait to see them again at their fall wedding! 

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Lake Pearl Wedding, Wrentham MA

I first met Gia and Drew at Starbucks in Waltham, MA. We gathered for coffee and talk of wedding planning. I immediately felt a connection with this couple due to their kindness and their wholehearted pursuit of happiness. Later that same day, if I remember correctly, Gia asked me to photograph their wedding. 

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Wequassett Resort Wedding, Harwich MA

This couple’s first date was at a Red Sox game. When Marco described Molly to his friend afterwards, his friend immediately knew Marco had found someone special. Molly was athletic, loved yoga, and had a true passion for craft beer. As their relationship flourished, Marco, Molly, and the same friend moved in together as roommates. While describing this time in a toast, the couple’s friend and self-proclaimed third wheel had these kind and humorous words to say about Molly and Marco’s relationship: “A child could be crying and an ice cream cone can brighten their day.

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Wedding in Saratoga Springs, NY

Walter’s proposal took place on the same day that he planned a surprise birthday party for Lora. He popped the question shortly before they left for the party, planning on celebrating both her birthday and their engagement with all of the family and friends he had gathered without Lora knowing. His proposal involved Eva serving as a sort of ring bearer. The whole production relied upon Eva coming when she was called… So, of course, nothing went as planned, but Lora said yes anyways!

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Barn at Gibbet Hill Wedding

I first met Liz and Peter on December 28, 2015, at Kaffmandu Coffee Shop in Danvers, MA. My sister was visiting from Ukraine, so she joined Liz, Peter, and I for coffee, conversation, and wedding photos. Both my sister and I immediately knew I just had to shoot their wedding because we all immediately experienced a wonderful connection. 

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The Bostonian Boston Hotel Wedding, Boston MA

How much does Boston mean to this couple? Charlotte and Ryan’s relationship originates in this city, grew strong in this city, and was finally confirmed here, in front of their family and loved ones. Even their wedding cake featured silhouettes of the Boston skyline! So it was truly my pleasure to have the opportunity to capture both their engagement and wedding celebrations.

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