Beacon Hill and Boston Public Garden Engagement Pictures :: Laura + Mike

Hello! I'm finishing up LeeAnne & Josh's wedding but I thought you might like something new on the blog in the meantime so here are some of my favorites from a most fun shoot with Laura and Mike.

We started with a cocktail in the Liberty Hotel (if you haven't visited for a drink or dinner you should race over their - it's such an awesome space) and I was quite taken with the escalators on the way out:

Laura and Mike wanted a "classic Boston feel" for this shoot (check out their relaxed beach pictures on Sandy Island last summer **here**) but they were super flexible. The only mandatory stop on our walk around the area was a stop at JP Licks for ice cream. Mike tells me that Laura could eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then if someone said "Hey, want to get ice cream?" Laura would be all, "Of course!"

Cobblestones and gas lamps. Quintessential Beacon Hill.

A short stroll later we were in the Public Gardens

Laura and Mike were somewhat bemused by my interest in a small puddle inhabited by a bunch of little flies, twigs and leaves but I liked the reflection of the almost-twilight sky.

Laura and Mike are getting married on Sandy Island later this year. It's a beautifully rustic camp established over 100 years ago on 66 wooded acres surrounded by the crystal clear waters of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. It was on Sandy that Laura and Mike vacationed with their families growing up, where they worked as teenagers in the summer and where they got together :)

How much do you love Laura's dress? Laura found her wedding dress at one of my very favorite stores - Flair Bridesmaid Boutique on Newbury Street. Although Flair specialize in bridesmaid dresses (seriously, you should check them out, they have every style and color imaginable) they also have beautiful wedding dresses and as Laura demonstrates - fabulous cocktail and special occasion dresses!

We hopped in a taxi to head over to the Waterfront area, stopping for a cocktail at the Barking Crab while we waited for the sun to go down :)

Laura wisely wore flats to negotiate the cobblestones of Beacon Hill but the heels came out later...

Laura & Mike - far too much fun for something I'm supposed to call work! You have no idea how excited I am for your epic wedding weekend!!! I hope you like this little handful of pictures - lots more coming your way...

Next up is I have the most beautiful Maine wedding for you...happy Monday!!!

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