a harvard engagement

Jessica + Chris celebrated their engagement with a chilly afternoon shoot through the Harvard campus and the streets of Cambridge.  Chris is finishing at Harvard Business School this month, while Jessica resides overseas, and the two thought it poignant to visit their favorite haunts throughout the city to remember their time here.  We stopped at  Sweet Cupcakes in the late afternoon and then finished our day at L.A. Burdick and we all enjoyed a hot chai.  With a wedding possibly being planned in Bali, I wish them the warmest of wishes in their next chapter.  And a big “thank you” to Aisle Candy for the feature!

Nikon F5 + 20mm 2.8
Nikon F100 + 85mm 1.8
Kodak T-Max 400/Fuji 400H/Kodak Portra 800

harbour island, bahamas no.4

Meet our photographers – Pat + Rachel Moyer.  They were gracious to allow me to turn my lens on them, for an early shoot the morning after our elopement on the gorgeous Pink Sands Beach – a three-mile stretch of sand that runs the length of the east side of the island.   We all went out to breakfast after and chatted like we were old friends.  I have thought of them often since our return, and wished they weren’t on the opposite coast.  They arrived on Harbour Island as our photographers and left as friends.  Many thanks to you both, Pat + Rach…  we hope to see you again soon.

harbour island, bahamas no.1

love surround me with all your reach
now while we’re here alone
now are bodies are ocean and beach
blessings of waves and stone

- ben taylor

I feel like I’ve been to the moon and back.  We eloped on the intimate Harbour Island – a very small Out Island in the Bahamas… complete with all the rustic charm frequently found with small island living. We stayed in the Cricket Pavilion on Hibiscus Hill…. designed & owned by India Hicks, the Pavilion was perfection.  Just steps from a beach of pink sand and an ocean of turquoise with gentle breezes – it was bliss at every turn.  Even an evening of heavy tropical rain was enjoyed on the porch, by candlelight, with a glass of wine and a little David Gray.

We married in a little pink church – the oldest in the islands – it was beyond words – beyond all expectations on every level.  My husband amazed me and I am forever grateful for what we experienced.  After a very intimate ceremony, he surprised me with an over-the-top dinner for two, back at the Pavilion.  Hundreds of white blooms and candles covered the home, inside and out… and a Bahamian band played as we dined by candlelight on the porch, complete with a British-trained private chef.  Just us.  I would not have wanted it any other way… those moments were ours, and ours alone… I wouldn’t trade any of them for a windfall.

I found it impossible to leave my camera in the bag – I so enjoyed shooting some of our details… more Harbour Island posts to follow.  We were blessed  to have Patrick & Rachel Moyer join us for a couple days – shooting some film & super 8.  I will share some of their work soon…..