I never thought that I’d be a wedding photographer, but as far back as I can remember I wanted to be an artist. I graduated from U Mass Dartmouth with a BFA in Printmaking. I went on to study Art History at Brown. But I couldn’t figure out how to make those fields work as a job. So I went back to school for something more utilitarian: a master’s degree in Professional Writing. I had a good career, but my heart wasn’t in it. After not making art for years, I picked up a camera again. Pretty soon, photography was all I could think about.
For the past 13 years I've been a full-time wedding photographer. Since then, Rangefinder Magazine honored me as one of the world’s “30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography.” I’m honored to be twice named as Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston® “Best Wedding Photographer.”
One of my favorite parts of the day is the vows. I've learned a lot about relationships just from listening to the promises that people make to each other. The ceremony and vows are really the heart of the wedding day.
Cocktail hour is when I can really mingle among the guests and get lots of unguarded and authentic photos. I love watching the smiles and interactions between people. The finished galleries are heavy on photos of friends and family interacting in genuine ways.
With the formalities behind us, this is the absolute most fun part of the day for me to photograph. I love getting right in the middle of the action and capturing the joy and sometimes craziness of a good dance party. Dance party photos are almost as fun looking at later as they are when we're taking them.
What makes an old book, movie, or work of art endure through the decades? Why are future generations able to identify with certain stories and images while some creative works fall into obscurity? I believe that the enduring element in art is human nature. Photographs that capture our true nature will remain timeless and infinitely relatable.
“She has such an amazing ability to capture moments, feelings, moods, atmosphere, environments etc with her camera and make them look beautiful. In addition, she is professional, fun, positive, and great to work with. We are so happy with the end result and consider working with Lisa one of the best wedding decisions we made.”
“Like the shoot itself, the whole portfolio just felt lovingly created, as if Lisa had been a member of our own family.”
“Capturing the raw, heartfelt moments of family members was the best gift she could give.”
“Her photos are like great novels in that they’re comprised of really beautiful, intimate moments that you’d miss if she wasn’t there to document them”
“Spencer and I are so grateful to have worked with you, our wedding photos are sure to become family heirlooms. You have an incredible ability to capture emotion, I knew when I stumbled across your website we absolutely had to have you as our wedding photographer. The photos allow us to experience our wedding day all over again, and for that, we cannot thank you enough. You are the best of the best.”