Those that know me, know that I take my (ultra short, pixie crop) haircut very seriously. And Pam Goodale of Station 8 Salon in JP is the only person in the city that I trust to cut and color my locks. Imagine my excitement, then, when she announced her plans to marry her sweetie Jen … and have me photograph it. These awesome ladies were originally planning to wed at Villa Victoria in Boston’s South End, but a smaller guest list and a desire to keep things intimate and personal made them rethink – and rebook for their favorite bar in Boston, Silvertone Bar & Grill. I’m not gonna lie – when they told me about the change in plans, I was a more than a little bit nervous – Silvertone is a basement bar, with no natural light, and not a whole lotta room … but I love a challenge (I do!) and it was a very fun day.
The first few hours were very relaxed, and spent at Hotel Nine Zero where Jen and Pam were getting ready. Jen’s sister created all of the floral arrangements and the personal flowers … wow. Also – I love the crazy wedges (Jen’s) and the very well loved boots (Pam’s):
Pam wore all black (love!) and Jen wore a gorgeous vintage-style dress with lovely lace detailing.
Jen’s best friend Amy is also a makeup artist, and did a spectacular job of her makeup … she’s also hilarious, a huge bonus on the wedding day.
Pam is a complete ham when she notices the camera on her, but it’s these natural moments that I like the best:
Pam’s best friend Erin (and colleague at Station 8 Salon) was in charge of Pam’s hair and makeup. It was weird watching someone work on Pam when I’m so used to watching her work her magic on me.
A couple more of my favorite getting ready moments:
These guys are sneaky … I almost missed this sweet, intimate moment in the bathroom at the hotel
A smoke, and a final touch-up, before some quick portraits at Granary Burying Ground (yes, a graveyard, and yes, that’s awesome).
We did some pretty relaxed group pictures … I believe this one was nicknamed, “gay men and straight women friends”
Silvertone was as tough to shoot in as I’d feared, but also pretty damn cool. I hope I did the place justice …
The ceremony was crazy – super short (maybe 5 minutes?) with 60+ guests crammed in, standing-room-only. I kinda love the shots though …
Jen (and Pam … but mostly Jen) did an awesome job in creating unique, fun, punky details. They even had stick-on tattoos and a personalized guest book. Thanks to my assistant Erica for the photo top-right in this next group:
A couple of fun receptions shots:
And some of my favorite photos of the night came out of my new photobooth setup … I am so loving these props … and these people … (By the way, I photographed the wedding of the first couple below, Steve and Nell, back in summer 2010, and I adore them) …
Thank you Pam and Jen for trusting me to capture your day. I hope you enjoyed the teasers … I can’t wait to share the full set with you soon! xoxo