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Winter Micro Weddings at Boston Public Library | Boston, Massachusetts

February 2, 2020

As I look back on 2020, it’s hard to believe how my wedding season started. I helped photograph four micro weddings on a Sunday morning before the term “micro wedding” even became a thing. At the time, no one involved – couples or vendors – had a clue that we were ahead of the times, and intimate wedding ceremonies would become the main event of the 2020 wedding season.

At the end of 2019, my photo bff, Janelle, asked if I wanted to second shoot for her on February 2nd. I usually say yes to Janelle with very few details but quickly learned this gig was not our norm. The Boston Public Library was giving away four micro-weddings in honor of the McKim Building’s 125th anniversary. Four lucky couples received free weddings with one catch: they could only have 10 guests at their wedding. Were they foreshadowing what the 2020 wedding season would end up looking like?! Maybe!

We were grateful for a mild winter day, so we could take advantage of the BPL courtyard

Here’s a handful of shots I took as Janelle’s second shooter.

Andrew + Steven:

This image is blurry but I absolutely love the emotion. They both had the “holy shit – we’re married” moment at the same time. And it was the best!
One of their rings was engraved with “lucky you”

MaryGaye + Michael:


Carmen + Santo:


Casey + Cory:

Janelle in action

Thanks for bringing me along, Janelle!

Remember hugging people?!

The Incredible Vendor Team (honestly can’t recommend these vendors enough!):

Venue: Boston Public Library
Event Coordinator: Erin Davies
Catering: The Catered Affair
Lead Photographer: Janelle Carmela Photography + second shooter: me!
Florist: Fleur Events
Officiant: Marry Me Karla
Musicians: SpeechLess Music


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