Category archives: Boston Weddings

Elana and Pete met while working for the Boston Red Sox. The couple worked together and were friends for many years before they started dating. Elana knew it couldn’t be better professionally than to see the team win the World Series at Fenway Park back in 2013 and left to pursue her teaching career. Although she misses working with the team, she couldn’t imagine life without Pete.

When Pete and Elana chose the Seaport Hotel Boston for their winter wedding, they were told throughout their planning that they were crazy to plan a wedding in February (the snowiest month of the year). The couple knew they made the right decision and made many preparations in case it was snowing or below freezing so their guests would be comfortable. So, it was a very welcomed surprise when the wedding day came and the temperature was in the 60’s! With the warm sun and spring like breeze, we were able to spend the afternoon outside for all of the photos with the family and wedding party.

From the bride: The Seaport was out perfect venue. We loved working with Melissa  who made sure that we had everything we needed (including making sure to have the Fenway inspired late night snacks). We loved being able to exchange our own vows before doing the traditional vows. It was important to us to have a ceremony and a wedding that really felt like it reflected us. We wanted it to be both personal and fun and are so happy it turned out that way!

A big congratulations to Elana and Pete and thank you to Melissa and the team at the Seaport Hotel Boston for being so great to work with!

Venue: Seaport Hotel Boston; Flowers: Back Bay Florist; Dress: Monique Lhuillier – Vows; Cake: Icing on the Cake; Invitations/Paper: Paper Source – Minted; Video: Next Level Films; Entertainment: DJ Trex – Thomas White


The Seaport Hotel Boston winter wedding of Elana and Pete – Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662 – – Lauré

It’s officially wedding planning season and with that comes new issues of all of our favorite magazines on newsstands. We are excited to see the real wedding of Ashley and Brian in the latest issue of Boston Weddings Magazine.

Story by: Jule Suratt – “When the bride-to-be Ashley Swafford was searching for a photographer to capture her wedding to fiancé Brian Petruzzelli, she had just one request: a portrait in the middle of Boylston Street. “If you can make that happen,” she told shutterbug Jill Person, “you’re my girl.”

Ashley had always felt a strong connection to New England, but living in Las Vegas, it was hard to find someone who shared her affinity for the region. So when she met Brian at a mutual friend’s party, she instantly connected with the Dedham native. “He had that Boston swagger about him,” she says. “He was a tough guy with a soft side.”

A year and a half after they started dating, Ashley, who travels frequently for work, was grounded by a massive snowstorm in Springfield, Missouri. She eventually got back to Las Vegas – 12 hours later. Brian met her at the airport holding flowers. “I used to joke that the airport was the only place I could see her, that had to catch her either coming or going,” he says. So he did, getting down on one knee and proposing before a crowd. “I said yes.” says Ashley, “once I caught my breath. It was magical.”

Thank you to Boston Weddings for featuring this beautiful wedding and to Eric Czerlonka and his team at Czerlonka Event Design & Management for sending this lovely couple our way.

Thank you to this A-team for creating the wedding of Ashley and Brian’s dreams that we were able to capture:

Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston; Planning and Coordination: Czerlonka Event Design & Management; Flowers: Marc Hall Design; Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design; Band: Night Shift Entertainment – Soho; Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang; Inbal Dror, Blush Bridal (reception); Calligraphy: Suzanne Telage; Invitations: Shopannabelle’s; Hair: Escape Salon Aveda; Makeup: Chanel, Saks Fifth Avenue; Menswear: Tom Ford; Officiant: Father Kevin O’Leary – Cathedral of the Holy Cross; Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals; Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co.

As 2016 comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on this unforgettable year of weddings and events in Boston and beyond. The year brought with it 100 + weddings, mitzvahs and events. We traveled near and far throughout New England from Cape Cod to the White Mountains, and of course captured many weddings in our favorite city Boston!

As we look back on this season of events, we can say that we have had the chance to work with the most amazing couples and talented industry friends! You are all truly what makes what we do so special, memorable and what continues to make us love what we do! With much sincere appreciation we say thank you! This year we begin 2017 with nothing but gratitude. Thank you for sharing your lives with us and allowing us to document such important celebrations.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have health, happiness and success in the year to come! All our best, Lauren + Jill

This post is filed under 2016 recap. A look back at Boston wedding photographers Person + Killian Photography’s 2016 season of weddings and events. Person + Killian Photography is located in the heart of the back bay at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA.  Jill and Laurén can be reached directly through their site: Jill and Lauren update their blog weekly, so please check back often for updates! They can be reached via email: Lauren@PersonKillian. com or They can also be reached via phone 617-236-1662.

For Sarah and Brian’s Boston wedding, it was all about tradition and family. For instance, the couple chose the bride’s family church, Wellesley Village, as the location to exchange their wedding vows. The bride walked down the aisle in an elegant a-line ballgown by Pronovias with a pretty lace, illusion, neckline and matching fingertip length veil. Around her waist, a soft pink sash brought in the bride’s favorite color. Soft pink was also featured in her wedding bouquet, with blush roses, white calla lilies, ranunculus, and dusty miller leaves.

After the ceremony, guests went to the Four Season’s Hotel Boston for the wedding reception. The hotel had also hosted the bride’s parent’s own wedding reception there nearly thirty years before. Inspired by her parent’s wedding photos, we used the same staircase for the couple’s formal photos. Afterward, we had some fun capturing a few more casual photos of the couple.

At the reception, a seating card display greeted guests and showcased a large floral arrangement by Honey of Lotus Floral Events. Guest tables where set with elegant ivory lamour linens and decorated with lucite pillar candle holder and floral arrangements with hydrangea, blush roses, and stock. After dinner, Boston wedding band, Search Party, kicked off the dance party. And, at the end of the night, gingerbread men from The Yum Yum Shop served as both favors for the guest and as a late night snack.

Congratulations Sarah and Brian!  We loved capturing your classic Boston wedding. Thank you to coordinator Lynne Enos and to Philip and his team at the Four Seasons for always being a joy to work with.

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Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Boston (Ballroom); Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Day of Coordinator: Lynne Enos; Ceremony: Wellesley Village Church, Wellesley, MA; Hair – Priscilla Collins – The Modern Priscilla; Makeup: Dani Wagener Beauty; Invitations/ Paper: The Inviting Company – Boston; Dress: Pronovias – Musette Bridal; Flowers: Honey of Lotus Floral Events; Cake: Andrea Badolato; Entertainment: Search Party; Video: Black Tie Video; Favors: The Yum Yum Shop – Wolfeboro, NH


The Classic Four Seasons Boston Wedding was photographed by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662

Boston Photographer awards

The Boston photographer awards are in and we are thrilled to announce we have received the Editor’s Choice Award from Two Bright Lights. This award honors those whose talent is continually recognized by top print magazines, blogs and websites. It’s so nice to see our hard work and commitment to getting published is being recognized. This places us among the top 5 % featured, from a community made up of over 40,000 photographers and event professionals. Winners include gifted photographers and vendors from the wedding, events and portrait photography industries. A big thank you to Two Bright lights for this honor and of course to our couples who continually allow us to share and blog their beautiful events. By using Two Bright Lights, we have the opportunity to be featured in media outlets that include POPSUGAR, The Knot, Green Wedding Shoes, Borrowed & Blue, Munaluchi Bride Magazine, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and Southern Weddings Magazine. We love The Knot because it is everything you need to plan your wedding! It features wedding dresses, planning tools, wedding ideas, inspiration, photos, plus the best wedding vendors!  What an amazing place to get inspired for your wedding, plan the details, and book all of your vendors in one place! One of the best places to find inspiration is from other couples real weddings! We are thrilled to see so many of our Boston brides & grooms grace the pages of print, blogs and websites each and every year! Below are just a handful of our clients who were published via the The Knot this year alone! To see more of the press we have received over the years, click here.


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