Paige and DJ's Romantic South End Engagement Session | Boston Wedding Photographer

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I first met Paige a few years back, right when I had just quit my job in television production and was giving freelance photography a whirl. It was during a time I now fondly call "Portrait Bootcamp" when I shot an absurd number of mini portrait sessions in the fall-- 75 sessions over six weeks, to be exact. I came out of that season smiling, and with the conviction that I could turn my passion into a full-time job working for myself. Fast forward a few years, and now I'm living my dream job and get to be Paige and DJ's wedding photographer! It's an incredible privilege to document Paige's story, especially since she played such a crucial part in mine.

We knew they wanted their engagement session to happen in the city, but since they're getting married at Our Lady of Good Voyage and having their reception at the Taj Boston rooftop, we wanted to avoid the Seaport and Back Bay. I suggested the South End, not only for its gorgeous architecture, but also for its amazing restaurants so that we could turn the evening into a fancy bar crawl! We started at Frenchie on Tremont Street (one of my favorite summer haunts for Frosé!) and had a hard time getting up to start the session because we were having so much fun just sitting at the bar catching up! The streets were coated with rain, but the skies cleared up just as we started photos. We wound our way down Union Park and Tremont, over to Dartmouth and Appleton, and every sidewalk in between. Paige was born in Boston but raised in New Orleans, so we channeled the mood of a second line and danced our way around the whole damn town. We ended the night at Barcelona Wine Bar for a celebratory drink (we had the house rosé sangria, obviously) and endless rounds of would-you-rather and hilarious stories from Paige and DJ: the early years.

Paige and DJ, I couldn't have imagined a better night to run around the South End, soak up the early summer sun, and treat ourselves to the fanciest cocktails. Your enthusiasm for life and each other is infectious, my face actually hurt from smiling so much at the end of the night. I love how loudly you laughed, how boldly you danced, and how carefully you looked out for each other. If your wedding is even half as fun as your engagement session, we're all in for a treat. I can't WAIT to run around Back Bay and dance the night away at the Taj with you two in August! 

xo,
Mads