Arnold Arboretum and Boston Harbor Engagement Session: Sara + Dave

May 14, 2010 | Engagements

Sara and Dave are fellow dog-lovers, foodies and beeries (I think I just made that word up).  We had a super fun afternoon one day last week exploring the Arnold Arboretum, running manically around the harbor area chasing the fading sun, and then stuffing our faces with delicious home-cooked Mexican food and home brewed beer, courtesy of my husband.  In fact, it may have just been me stuffing my face … after a sweet cupcake interlude part way through our shoot I was a little delirious …

We started out at the arboretum.  It’s a few blocks away from my home, but last week was only my second visit.  It’s so pretty there right now – everything is blossoming, and it’s so green.  We started off with a few shots by an incredible patch of poofy pink blossoms:


Then we strolled around the pond and up onto a little bank:


Next, we found a patch of dandelions and had fun getting the dander stuck on Dave’s beard … (I love Sara’s face when she laughs)


Then we strolled some more, first finding the stream (and the lush lush light behind) and then a very cool tree:


My favorite photos came from one of our last stops, back near the entrance.  I love the cat-tails that grow in the swampy meadow area, and the light there that afternoon was divine …


Our final photos were taken across town (through rush-hour traffic) along the harbor walk.  I love to get a little shot of architecture in the mix to spice it up.


Thank you both for a very fun afternoon and for coming to sample the McElwee home-brew – I’m excited for your wedding at The Seaport in September!


  1. Kate – Just wanted to say thank you again! These turned out so great– can’t wait to see the rest!! 🙂

  2. Thanks Sara – I had such a fun time hanging out with you two 🙂


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