FORT POINT SEAPORT DISTRICT WEDDING | SHARON AND SCHARMEN | ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY | BOSTON OUTDOOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
A Boston Wedding done right.
This was our first wedding of the season, and we couldn’t imagine a better way to kick things off. It was our first time working with Cristen of Cristen & Co. and she and her team put together a gorgeous wedding full of colorful details. And on top of it all, she planned it in just three months. Cristen, you’re insane. Back in April, knowing that we were planning a May trip to Boston, she put us in touch with the brides, Sharon and Scharmen, who we immediately hit it off with.
Sharon and Scharmen might be the most laid back couple we’ve ever worked with. After sharing some hoppy brews with them at a pub in South Boston the week before the wedding, we knew we were all going to have a ton of fun together on the big day. We were also excited because we had just found the perfect spot for a mini city adventure session. Before meeting up with Sharon and Scharmen, Gabi and I had gone location scouting near the Envoy Hotel in the Boston Seaport District, where they would be getting ready the following week, and found a dock with killer views of the Boston skyline.
The catch? The dock is basically a runway with 360-degree viewing for the hundreds of tourists who flock to the Seaport on sunny Saturday afternoons. So it wouldn’t just be our eyes and cameras focused on the two brides-to-be, but about 100+ others’ too. But let me tell you, these two were TROOPERS and totally rocked it.
Adventure on the docks of Boston’s Seaport District
On the day of the wedding, Gabi and I could tell Sharon and Scharmen were nervous about being the center of a downtown photo shoot. When they were done getting ready in the hotel, it was showtime. The second they stepped through the revolving doors, it was all giggles and red cheeks. A handful of “Congratulations!” from strangers later and we were all down on the docs soaking up the sun, breathing in the salty air, and having a blast getting some of the funnest wedding couple shots we’ve ever taken. It was so cool to see the transformation come over Sharon and Scharmen as they thought less and less about all the onlookers and more and more about each other and the momentous occasion that was upon them.
From a photographic viewpoint, this was a complete 180 from the work we typically do. Being a couple adventure wedding photographers, accustomed to shooting couples amongst mountains, cliffs, and deserts, we were forced to get creative working with a backdrop of skyscrapers, boats, and bridges instead. It was actually a really fun challenge, and we’re pretty psyched on the results! The wedding itself was at Artists for Humanity in South Boston, which is a really cool industrial warehouse type space. Cristen worked her magic and filled the big open area with colorful decorations, orchestrating an awesome evening of love and celebration.
Gotta hand it to all the vendors on this wedding too. The flower centerpieces and Scharmen’s bangle, which were both insanely cool, were done by Misty Florez of Nectar Floral. Val Marini, better known as The Paper Perfectionist, crafted the gorgeous invitations. The food, which we were lucky enough to sample (okay I more than sampled), was whipped up by Gourmet Caterers. For dessert, Sweet Indulgence baked the best damn macarons we’ll ever eat. Period. And Joe of Sounds Buono kept the party going at the DJ booth the whole time. What a killer team for this Bahston wedding.
Design and Planning Cristen & Co. // Venue Artists for Humanity // Florals Nectar Floral // Invitations The Paper Perfectionist // Catering Gourmet Caterers // Macaroons Sweet Indulgence // MUH Hair By Isabel // DJ Sounds Buono
The Foxes are Brandon and Gabi Fox, an adventurous husband and wife wedding and elopement photography team living full-time in their DIY renovated 1972 Airstream. They are loosely based in the Pacific Northwest, but travel for work and play throughout the western states. Their work is best described as candid photography that captures couples as they are, where they are, blending images of love and natural beauty in the great outdoors.