Amanda and Ryan were yet another couple whose plans changed because of Covid. However, their plans actually changed to be more in line with what they wanted! They had always wanted to get married in October since it was their favorite month, but they felt it was too soon. So, their wedding was planned for December, but once they found they could get a refund from their original venue, they spent some time reevaluating. In the end, they decided on an October elopement at Blue Hills Reservation, and we had so much time to capture amazing photos for them!
When Amanda and Ryan first got engaged, they joked about how part of them wished they could get married in a simple ceremony in the woods. Little did they know that this would come true! Amanda absolutely loves Blue Hills and Ryan just loves the woods, so it only makes sense that they would elope there. It was the first place that popped into Amanda’s mind when they could choose an alternate location to get married.
They also decided to take an hour before the ceremony to take a peaceful walk in the woods. It was their favorite part of the day, and it was absolutely mine too! Amanda says, “It was intimate but fun taking pictures, and we also got to enjoy the simplicity of golden hour on a perfect October Friday. We truly got to slow down and enjoy the moments right before and right after our ceremony.”
When Amanda and Ryan told me their plan to walk through the reservation before the ceremony, my creative cup overflowed. Having an hour to dedicate just to couple’s portraits is amazing. It allows for spontaneity, relieves stress, and creates emotional images. My job is to get the best portraits I can in whatever time we have (and I do!). But if you’re someone who is looking for creative and different images with multiple backgrounds, make sure to set aside at least forty-five minutes for exclusively couple’s portraits. This way we can do a wedding photo walk and give you and your partner time to just be together while also creating the space for some amazing photos.
Working with couples who truly value photography as one of the most important aspects of their day is crucial to me. I just loved working with Amanda and Ryan on their elopement at Blue Hills particularly for that reason. Your wedding photos are so important because they capture all those memories for you. I love delivering all of those memories to my clients. I’d love to do that for you too!
Venue: Blue Hills Reservation
Gown: Philomene Gown
Florist: Whole Foods, Weymouth, MA
Hair: Rachel Graham
Makeup: Michelle Laracy