When someone who works in the wedding industry contacts me about taking their engagement photos, I get a healthy mix of excitement (“Yay they love my work and they see A LOT of work!”) and sheer terror (“OMG, what if I fall short of their expectations and they hate me forever?!”). However, when Nicole – lead planner and owner of N. Malone Events – contacted me about taking her Seaport Boston engagement photos, I was absolutely thrilled!!
Nicole and I are cut from the same cloth. Aside from being obsessed with love and weddings, we’re both COMPLETELY IN LOVE with Ireland. She and Dan are even planning an Ireland wedding, which, of course, was Matt’s and my plan for OUR wedding before the Covid-19 Pandemic happened. When we met in Seaport Boston for their engagement photos, it didn’t get past me that both Nicole and Dan wore Claddagh rings. See? I’ve got Spidey-senses for anything relating to Ireland.
Dan works in Boston Harbor and it is a sentimental place for them as a couple. For this reason, we chose to take their engagement photos in Boston’s Seaport so that the iconic Harbor could be the backdrop of their engagement photos.
The weather Thanksgiving weekend was absolutely perfect for an engagement photo session in Boston’s Seaport. The sun was out with a fall crispness in the air. Naturally, because of the unseasonably warm weather, and because Snowport was going on, tons of people flocked to Seaport. But, thankfully, we were able to find a few quiet nooks near Boston Harbor to start their session.
And what’s an engagement session without a little Prosecco? I don’t think there’s a wedding vendor alive who doesn’t enjoy a good champagne bottle spray photo so, naturally, we indulged ourselves. Complete with an adorable custom-made Etsy engagement sticker, Nicole and Dan celebrated their engagement by popping, spraying, and then drinking some bubbly.
Words truly don’t do my excitement for Nicole and Dan justice. I can’t wait to hear how planning their Ireland wedding goes and I especially can’t wait to (hopefully) join them in Ireland to photograph their wedding! A gal can dream, right? 🙂
How do we even start to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into our wedding day?
- Josie and Scott
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
Lauren made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable!
- Amy and Luke
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!
- GRACE AND NICK
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren's enthusiasm and passion make the photo-taking process so fun – she made me feel like a star!
- Alisa AND Adam
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
Lauren was pivotal in making our wedding day perfect!
- Emma AND Erik
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
Not only is Lauren an amazing human being, but she is an awesome photographer!
- Haley AND Erick
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!