I had only spoken to my bride over the phone. We had never met in person, but as soon as I showed up at the AirBNB she was getting ready at, I KNEW this night was going to be fun! Leslie was ready to get the show on the road and marry Steve! Even an hour before the ceremony was supposed to start! They had a quaint ceremony in a church. Her dad was so nervous about walking her down the aisle which was so sweet. Leslie and Steve met at a ski house up in New Hampshire. They love to ski which is so cool to have in common with a client. Funny because mutual friends of ours have said that Leslie and the Pomponi sisters should have their own reality tv show and after only spending a couple hours with them - I AGREE! Leslie and Steve CONGRATULATIONS and I’m so greatly to have been chosen to document your special day! @lespomp
I still can’t believe I have a son! This little man is 4 months old TODAY! He is screaming/yelling/talking more and more each day! Grabbing onto everything, laughing, smiling! He is a happy baby! Voted best hair for a 4 month old! 😝 still thinking of a clever hashtag for him! If you have an ideas please comment below!
An iconic wedding location in Boston was the perfect backdrop for Jenny and Drusy’s wedding last year! Your wedding is what you make of it! I always tell my couples make it your own! Keep the traditions that describe you as a couple and forget about the others! If you want to walk down the aisle with your spouse, do it! If you want to have a buffet for dinner, do it! If you want to not have an open bar, then don’t! If you don’t want centerpieces towering over the tables than don’t! You are the only one who is going to remember those details! Create your wedding to what you both enjoy! Side note at my wedding we did not have a sit down dinner everything was passed in smaller portions so you could try everything! @exchangecenterboston
It’s Friday Introduction time! Hi for everyone who is new I’m Jen Araya a Boston wedding and portrait photographer. I love Starbucks refreshers, obsessed with the color mint, I love talking about my IVF journey, the beach is my happy place and this is my why- my family! I love capturing moments that you will cherish! I love connecting with people! I get fired up after listening to an inspirational podcast! I love creating a to do list and crossing off the items even when they are already completed! 😆 that’s me a nutshell! Tell me something quirky about you??? Happy Friday!
If you know me, you know I am NOT a bath person. Like at all! The only reason why I would take a bath, which will be the case tonight is because I'm going to see my homeopathic PT Natalie Brainerd tonight! Since giving birth to Devon and breastfeeding and pumping and sitting at a desk all day my back has gotten worse. I have zero core strength and every time I start to build some strength I end up taking three steps backwards. Now that I'm having minor back spasms, I need to do something about this. Last week my husband suggested going to see her and I said no I don't have time. It's one more appointment. It's SO HARD to put yourself first and put first a little self care. That day I made the appointment with Natalie and you have NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM TO GET BETTER! Natalie ALWAYS suggests taking a sea salt bath after ANY treatment with her to get that yucky stuff out! SO...in honor of Stress Awareness Day - you will find me in the bath tonight lol. A little selfcare for this mama tonight. How about you? Do you take time for selfcare? Looking for any tips and tricks to make it more of a priority for myself. It sounds selfish doesn't it? But it's SO IMPORTANT. Also looking for some easy exercises to strengthen the core! 😀
Did you know that it is National Candy Day? 🍭 🍬 One of my favorite candy, besides chocolate is the sour patch watermelons! Funny story, in college at @wentworthinstitute with my girl @kerip19 we would go down to the store on campus and buy them all of the time! It helped us stay up late at night working on projects! Let’s be honest we were up drinking! 😆 What is your favorite candy?? Post comments below..... maybe I’ll try the ones I haven’t had yet!
“Give a girl the right shoes and she will conquer the world” - unknown who else loves a cute pair of shoes?? I just wish I could last all day in 👠 heels! 🙄 who else can relate???
So excited to photograph Christine & Ben's wedding today! There is something so unique and special about photographing each couple! I have too many favorite times throughout a wedding day. This is one of my favorites getting ready photographs I have taken! Candid moments getting ready/dressed to see your loved one. The anticipation building is so special! What is your favorite part of a wedding day? I also love a good fun dance party!
Happy Friday!!!!! Let me introduce myself if you are new to my feed! I'm Jen Araya (yes it does sound like a first name) a wedding and portrait photographer based in Boston! I'm always down for an adventure! I'm a planner, beach lover, obsessed with the color mint and a mommy! Lately I've been a hot mess- can anyway relate? And I'm just accepting that it's the new normal with two kids. LOVING every minute of it! I love giving my clients the most exclusive experience and making them feel like they are my only client! Cheers to Friday! Now tell me something about you? Are you a hot mess like me? 📷 @linda__barry
Ahhhhhhhhhhh it’s Monday!! I completely missed the date but last week on October 22nd was the day that we had our IVF Transfer Day with Devon!!!!! This time last year I could not tell if I was pregnant 🤰🏻 or not! It was different from when we had transfer with Vivienne! He’s 3+ months now and grabbing onto everything and laughing! We still don’t know his eye color yet - they look blue here but then they look brown at times? Could my baby have both brown and blue?? Is that even possible? Place your beats if you are team brown or team blue?? @boston_ivf