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Lisa and Seth, engaged! | Harvard Engagement Photography

Lisa and Seth took a vacation for themselves and came up to Boston to continue wedding planning, and we were able to fit in their engagement session as well! I’ve known Lisa since we were undergrads at Harvard. I’d never met Seth until this session – Lisa started dating him after I graduated. After years of long distance, they finally were together in New York City. Lisa and Seth are huge foodies – and you’ll see that influence in their shoot. On the night of their engagement, they were lucky enough to get a dinner spot at Per Se, arguably one of the best restaurants in the city, if not the country.

We took a trip down memory lane and began photographs in Harvard Yard. Lisa’s hair and makeup were beautifully done by Carolina of From Hair to Eternity

We originally wanted to go to a farmer’s market as well, but the forecast said possible chance of thunderstorms

Literally seconds after the above photo was taken, I heard a rumble. It was so overcast and humid, I shouted, “open those umbrellas!” The sky opened up right afterwards, so we ran inside to hide from the rain

Looks like we got some lipstick on Seth =)

As the rain was slowing down, we thought it’d be fun to do some photos in the rain while the sun shone behind it

Trying out some reflection shots in puddles!

For some other props, Lisa and Seth brought cooking magazines. I also am head-over-heels in love with Lisa’s sparkly Badgley Mischka pumps

My favorite! It’s no secret I’m a big fan of colored doors. These photographs are taken in the yard of Lisa’s undergrad dorm

We aimlessly walked a little bit. I really like this hug

To think that only an hour before this photo it was pouring buckets. New England weather – super strange =)

I feel so calm looking at this photograph

One… more… reflection! Than you Amy Bao for being on the lookout for these awesome shots

Afterwards, Lisa and Seth treated us to a delicious dinner at Henrietta’s Table, one of my favorite restaurants in Cambridge for locally sourced, wholesome and hearty American meals. Thank you two so much! I really look forward to capturing all the wonderful memories and food you have planned for your Boston Public Library wedding next year!

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Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
she takes photographs of celebrations of love and life
Based in NYC | Open for select photography commissions on Sundays only

August 22, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Kelly Dillon I love this shoot shang! So beautiful!! I love the shot wit the light coming between them!

August 23, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Serena I love the puddle reflection shots, Shang! Wonderful way to transform the weather/circumstances into something magical and beautiful

August 23, 2011 - 3:54 pm

Serena Just looked through them again–I especially love the 1st reflection shot!! love their silhouettes with the umbrellas and the pattern of the ripples and bricks! :) :)

August 23, 2011 - 9:56 pm

Jennifer @EsqEvents The Weeks Bridge Shot is most excellent!!

August 24, 2011 - 12:18 pm

Jocelyn Congratulations, Lisa!!! Shang, these are amazing, as always. You are seriously talented.

August 24, 2011 - 1:15 pm

cleesmile love the last reflection shot! and the sunburst shot! :) lovelove!

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