From the moment I had my first dinner with Alyson and Allan, I could not stop laughing. Alyson has a dry, British sense of humor that she has inherited from her father. Allan comes from a large and rambunctious Filipino family and you can tell from his big laugh and extremely open personality – I never got to meet or chat with Allan until after Alyson had booked me over video chat. Put them together, and you have a couple who creatively pursue life with so much passion. They met in music school and currently teach music here in the Boston area. They wear many hats. Alyson was in the middle of completing the school year as a choral director. Allan teaches violin and plays violin in many orchestras.
We wanted the engagement session to be really personal. Alyson and Allan lived near the JFK Library and first chose to get some seaside photos. We really, REALLY lucked out on the weather because.. well, I’ll let the photo speak for itself
“Allan,I think you have a gray hair, I’m going to pluck it” – Alyson
At one point I asked them to walk slowly towards me. They interpreted that as walking in slow-motion, movie-style… I laughed so hard I couldn’t catch the photo so I asked them to do it again
I also learned something new – mosquitoes are vicious this time of year! We only had about 20 minutes for photos in Blue Hills before we all started getting eaten alive. Thank you Alyson and Allan for such a fun afternoon. I can’t wait for their superfun outdoor wedding at the Plymouth Plantation in the middle of this summer!
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