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Cambridge, MA Wedding at City Hall and Harvest Restaurant {Ratnakar & Cheryl}

Congratulations Ratnakar and Cheryl! I had the pleasure of photographing this couple for their intimate wedding this past Saturday. We met up at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to photograph some portraits of just the couple in an private setting. While we were just a few steps from the city, this area truly felt like a green oasis. It was the perfect spot to capture their first wedding day portraits and was only a short drive away from Cambridge City Hall.

This couple had the honor of having the Mayor of Cambridge, E. Dennis Simmons officiate their wedding ceremony. With their closest family and friends witnessing, they said their vows and were officially married in the Mayor's quarters in at Cambridge City Hall.

We were then able to sneak away for just a bit to photograph a few more portraits of the couple at the beautiful Longfellow House in Cambridge before heading over to their lunch reception at Harvest Restaurant.

While I was only with this couple for a few hours, it was clear to see that they had a picture perfect love. Congratulations again to this lovely couple!

Enjoy some previews from their wedding day below.

Here's a shout out to the vendors who made this day possible.

Ceremony Venue: Cambridge City Hall

Reception Venue: Harvest Restaurant

Bride's Dress: David's Bridal

Bride's Hair and Makeup: The drybar

Bride's Ring: Tiffany's & Co.

Groom's Suit: J. Crew

Florals: DIY with flowers sourced from Styer's Peonies and Friend's farm, Hopkinton, MA

Wedding Cake: Party Favors {I actually used to live across the street from this bakery + store and absolutely loved it. We got all of our birthday party cakes from here, stopped in for cupcakes often, and just loved it. I highly recommend if you're in or around the Coolidge Corner area in Brookline!}

Photography: Tracy Rodriguez Photography

If you're interested in scheduling a wedding consultation for an intimate wedding or a full day wedding, please contact me today.

Happy Anniversary, Vanessa and Edin!

Happy first anniversary, Edin and Vanessa! I loved being a part of your December wedding in Cambridge last year! I hope you have a lovely first anniversary and many more to come!

In case you missed Edin and Vanessa's Cambridge wedding on the blog last year, you can check it out now!

Cambridge, MA Wedding at Area Four in Technology Square by Tracy Rodriguez Photography

If you're interested in booking a wedding package or would like more information, please contact me today.

Happy Anniversary, Angie and Joel!

Happy first wedding anniversary, Angie and Joel! I loved photographing your winter wedding in Cambridge, MA last year! So much love to you today and always!

In case you missed it, you can view Angie and Joel's Cambridge Boat Club Wedding here on the blog!

Cambridge, MA Wedding at the Cambridge Boat House by Tracy Rodriguez Photography

If you're interested in booking a wedding package or would like more information, please contact me today.

Cambridge, MA Yoga Photo Shoot {Barre & Soul Teacher Trainee Mini Sessions}

Lately, I have been thinking about how incredibly fortunate I am to have the energy that surrounds me in my work. From my amazing clients' infectious smiles and their calming and energizing natures, to the beautiful studios and breathtaking scenic Boston locations, and even to my light-filled home office and snuggly kitty, I am able to soak in so much love and so much positivity. I am truly thankful for this every day. Places like Barre & Soul Harvard Square energize me. They calm me. They leave me smiling ear to ear as I walk back to my car and commute home. I was able to work with their yoga teacher trainees earlier this week for a series of mini sessions and between the space and the people, I can't tell you how fortune I feel to be doing what I do. What an incredible group of women! I hope you enjoy these previews.

Congratulations to the teacher trainees on graduating from you 200 hour yoga teacher training program!

You can learn more about the yoga and barre teacher training offered at Barre & Soul, right here. And, for those asking about the gorgeous hair braid on the beautiful Catyn Piven (fuschia pants, infectious smile), she was styled by the super talented Amanda Andella.)

If you're interested in learning more about yoga photo shoots, please contact me today.

Borrowed & Blue - Sweet Home Nuptials in Cambridge By Tracy Rodriguez Photography

One of the most amazing things happens at intimate weddings like this one, I get to spend quality, uninterrupted time with the bride and groom. Lots of it. Sometimes even a full hour just for portraits. And if you've ever worked on a wedding day planner, you'll understand just how much time that is. Not only does the couple get time for just the two of them {well, three of us I should say but often I'm way away shooting telephoto just suggesting little directions from time to time} but they also get to be more relaxed for portraits because we aren't trying to squeeze them in in 20 minutes. It's relaxing for them and photographs like a dream for me. Now, you add in two of the most genuine, kind hearted, gorgeous people, a charming Cambridge backdrop and the love and support of their closest friends and family and you get this beautiful day. I was thrilled to photograph it because working with two lovely lovebirds like Mariana and Michael was exactly why I got into wedding photography from the start.

If you'd like to read more about their wedding day, you can see Mariana and Michael's Cambridge Wedding Blog Post for all the details including a full list of vendors.

You can also click over to see the full post featured on Borrowed and Blue. Enjoy!

If you'd like to meet for a wedding consultation to see if I would be a good fit as your photographer, please contact me today and tell me a bit about yourself and your wedding! Note that I offer full day wedding coverage packages as well as intimate wedding packages for shorter weddings of one to four hours like this one.

Cambridge, MA Yoga Photo Shoot At Barre & Soul Harvard Square {W/ Stephanie Kirkos Yoga And Barre}

I am thrilled to share these photographs from Stephanie Kirkos' yoga and barre photo shoot at Barre & Soul Harvard Square. Stephanie is an absolute delight to work with, totally radiant and full of joy. For this photo shoot, we highlighted her strength and you'll see that play out in both her pose selection and the overall energy of the photographs. Her goal as a teacher is to empower her students to find their own strength and help them realize they are often much stronger than they think they are! After photographing her, my new goal is to take one of her classes because I am sure I would be smiling like crazy while having my butt kicked at the same time!

You can find Stephanie teaching at Barre & Soul Melrose, Flow Yoga Studio Peabody, and ABSolute Fitness North Reading, assisting yoga at Down Under School of Yoga and subbing at Barefoot Yoga Shala and Centre Yoga Studios.

You can learn more about Stephanie on her website, ohmyheartyoga.com, and make sure to give her facebook Page, Oh My Heart Yoga a like!

If you're interested in setting up a yoga photo shoot for yourself or your studio, please contact me today.

Cambridge, MA Yoga Photo Shoot at Barre & Soul Harvard Square {w/ Amy Sinclair Yoga and Barre}

What an absolute joy it was to once again work with the lovely Amy Sinclair! I have had the amazing opportunity of photographing her a handful of times over the last year or so and each time I am so excited because she brings with her this beautiful light-hearted energy and such happiness. You'll see that in her big, beautiful smile in the photographs below. We were lucky enough to photograph at the amazing Barre & Soul Harvard Square location with its gorgeous mural, beautiful green plants and huge windows that fill the room with an abundance of light. After photographing Whitney Fitzpatrick here earlier this month, I have been waiting like a kid before Christmas to get back to this space. I could photograph here for days.

Make sure to give Amy Sinclair Yoga and Barre a like on Facebook and check out her website, amysinclairyoga.com. You can find her teaching at Barre & Soul Melrose, Centre Yoga Woburn, and Lexington Power Yoga. And stay tuned for one more Barre & Soul photography session coming to the blog tomorrow! {And, hint, hint, if you're a yoga or barre teacher at Barre & Soul, please do contact me to set up a photo shoot because I seriously could shoot here every day!}

If you're interested in setting up a yoga photo shoot for yourself or your yoga studio, please contact me today!

Cambridge, MA Yoga and Barre Photo Shoot at Barre & Soul Harvard {w/ Whitney Fitzpatrick}

Whitney Fitzpatrick Yoga Boston

You may remember my 2015 New Year's post card and this gorgeous yogi, Whitney Fitzpatrick! {And yes, noted, I dropped the ball on creating one this year. I'm only human. Next year ... I hope} Needless to say, I was thrilled when Whitney reached out this year to create a follow-up photo shoot because I absolutely adore her and love working together. This time, Whitney introduced me to barre as well as yoga and while I usually make a strong case of not being a "fitness photographer" but rather a "yoga photographer" this photo session made me want to add barre to the mix. I have yet to go to a class {it's on my list .. I no longer fear it} and I absolutely loved the introduction that Whitney gave me. There was so much grace both in her movement and in her stillnessAnd, yes, of course, a lot of that comes from Whitney herself but I am thrilled to be shooting a few more barre sessions in the near future. Whitney's smile, also thrills me every time and you'll see that shine through in the images below. We were lucky to photograph at Barre & Soul Harvard because it's absolutely delightful. It's a photographer's dream with gorgeous wood floors, large windows with ample window light bouncing around the white walls and a unique and thoughtfully curated style. The mural wall had me drooling and all of the plants and terrariums hanging from the ceilings were absolutely breathtaking. Oh, and there's a teal piano to boot! If I lived in the area, I'd probably be at this studio every day if only to meditate in the beauty ... and of course to take yoga and barre classes with their amazing instructors. Now, enough of me ooo-ing and aww-ing, take a look at some of my favorite photographs from our yoga and barre photo shoot earlier this month. 

Whitney currently teaches at Barre and Soul Melrose and Harvard Square locations as well as Lexington Power Yoga (Barre & Soul) and she subs at YogaWorks Comm Ave and Back Bay {formally Back Bay Yoga and Sweet & Soul Yoga}.

Whitney's hair was done by the uber talented Amanda Andella who also teaches at Barre and Soul. I may have drooled a little over this braid crown she whipped up in just a few minutes. Brides, message me for her details! Imagine what she can do with even more time and prep!

If you're interested in scheduling a yoga photo shoot for yourself or your studio, please contact me today.

Cambridge, MA Wedding at Technology Square and Area Four Restaurant {Vanessa and Edin}

My favorite thing about photographing weddings is that each one is completely unique. Well, okay fine, my favorite thing is actually that I get to meet and work with so many incredible people and step into their lives for this amazing time - but that really leads into the first part because each wedding is custom crafted by the couple. For Edin and Vanessa, I was actually only with them for one hour on their wedding day but as you'll see from the photographs below, that was the perfect amount of time to come in and capture some insanely gorgeous portraits of this amazing couple and their family and friends. Vanessa and Edin must have had a karma on their side because this December wedding day was unseasonably warm. These two were naturals, completely romantic and adorable. I loved their blush and grey pallet complete with a gorgeous Winston Flowers bouquet and how Edin made Vanessa laugh when the wind blew her hair all about.

As you scroll down you may recognize two familiar faces, Gabrielle and Cesar, from their winter wedding in South Boston earlier in the year. Cesar is Edin's cousin and Gabby was the one who put me in contact to photograph Edin and Vanessa's big day. Don't you just love when things come full circle? I love working with this incredibly sweet family so I hope to photograph many more weddings in the future! Enjoy!

Restaurant: Area Four

Photography Scenery: Technology Square, Cambridge, MA

Bride's Bouquet: Winston Flowers