Category archives: Event Photographers Boston

Earlier this month, Fashion Santa arrived a the Ritz-Carlton Boston to help raise money for Cradles to Crayons and we were there to capture the festivities. Thank you to the team at the Ritz for asking us to be there to capture the holiday celebration!

“Paul Mason, the man famously known as Fashion Santa, came to town, as he kicked off The Ritz-Carlton Fashion Santa Tour with an invitation-only party at the hotel’s Avery Bar.

Mason — whose charitable tour continues over the next week with stops in his hometown of Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Miami — schmoozed with Ritz guests, residents and a select group of locals at a cozy, fireside fete benefiting Cradles to Crayons. But before the party’s piano performances and chorus of live carolers began, he managed to sit down with the Track and bestow unto us the gift of his holiday fashion do’s for men.

Even decades before his Fashion Santa persona was born, Mason worked as a model, walking for designers like Gianni Versace, Dior and Armani, and even graced the cover of Vogue. So in the spirit of giving, we pass on his sage style must-haves — in his own words and wrapped in a big red bow:

  • Accessories. You should accessorize because this is the time to bust them out — bowties, ties, cufflinks, pocket squares, all of that. A watch is great. And if you’re into shoes, bring out the patent leather loafers, if you have them. Bring out the bling. Every brand makes them, so they’re all out there at every price point. A dark suit. Everyone should have one and it should be essential to every man’s wardrobe. You can go from daytime, when, say you don’t wear a tie, and then you can slap a tie on it and make it formal. So that suit can be key in letting you go from the office to a party and look smashing.

  • Texture. This is the season for those rich textures and colors. It wouldn’t hurt to invest in a velvet blazer. I know you can’t wear it everywhere, but this is the time to wear it. They come in some really deep burgundies, the navy blues are beautiful, obviously green if it’s a nice dark (shade). Honestly, I think I’m the only one who can get away with bright red. But that can also translate into silks and satins. So you can actually combine all the different textures. That’s not to say you can’t do wool and tweeds, as well, but I just find that the holidays are synonymous with velvets and satins. Everything in the holidays is shiny and glistening, so if you’re going to have fun with it, do it now. No one is going to say, “Oh, look, that guy’s way over-dressed,” because you kind of expect it.

  • Fit. If something is ill-fitting — even if you spend a ton of money on it — it’s probably not looking like the amount that you spent on it, so I would be consciously aware of fit. You don’t have to break the bank for fit. I hate if this sounds really pretentious, but there’s no reason not to have something fitting well because there are so many options. If you can’t afford a designer brand, go with a better-fitting lower-cost label.

  • Capture it. Because I’m the selfie king, you should always capture your look. At the end of the day, you might as well take a record of it when you’re at these holiday parties.”
    – By Olivia Vanni – Boston Herald

 

 

 

 

 

 

“On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Boston Planner’s Dining Club launched at Catalyst Restaurant in Cambridge. Founded by Tammy Golson of Tammy Golson Events and Sarah Glick of Brilliant Event Planning, Boston Planners Dining Club is a private group of some of Boston’s best wedding planners. The mission of The Boston Planners Dining Club is to foster community and camaraderie among wedding planners in Boston, while experiencing venues and vendors’ talents and services first hand.

Catalyst Restaurant not only showcased their gorgeous event space, but also delighted guests with an impressive menu created by Chef William Kovel. Marc Hall Design brought Spring to Boston with their bright florals inspired by Fete Collection’s watercolor design. This design was featured on the custom bar by PBD Events, as well as on the hand-stitched menus that Fete created. The live music by Speechless was the perfect soundtrack for the evening and Party Rental Ltd provided all of the rentals. The entire evening was captured by Jill Person of Person + Killian Photography and George Horemiotis of SH Videography.” – Boston Magazine

“As we enlisted the team of Boston wedding professionals for our first Boston Planners Dining Club,  we encouraged each team member to create something they were genuinely excited about. We challenged them to think big, be creative and deliver something never before seen, that would impress our seasoned and esteemed wedding planning colleagues. It was a collaborative process inspired by the original watercolor design Fete Collection created for the menu cards. Marc Hall Design pulled the oranges and yellows from this pattern for the floral design on the tables and Party by Design replicated this watercolor design and created our bespoke bar.

With accents of orange, a nod to the juxtapose of the spring we’ve had in New England, the big blooms were beautifully offset with accents of gray introduced in the linen napkins and smokey chargers. An underlined urban vibe was built by the use of industrial tables topped with white plexiglass and black flatware. The frosted votives were paired with the vellum overlay of the menus, which were hand-stitched with orange thread. The tiny gold salt and pepper shakers were a sweet compliment to the gorgeous gold on the hand-painted place cards marking each guest’s seat at our long dramatically long table.” – Tammy Golson of Tammy Golson Events and Sarah Glick of Brilliant Event Planning

A big thank you to Tammy and Sarah for including Person + Killian in such a special evening and to Sara and William Kovel and their entire team at Catalyst!

Venue: Catalyst; Planning and Coordination: Tammy Golson Events and Brilliant Event Planning; Florals: Marc Hall Design; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Video: SH Videography; Paper: Fete Collection; Sponsorship: Boston Weddings; Entertainment: Speechless; Rentals: Party Rental LTD and PBD Events; #BostonPlannersDiningClub #BPDC

Dress for Success Boston is a wonderful organization that is committed to empowering women to break the cycle of poverty and provide them with better, more independent futures. This month at the Ritz-Carlton Boston, Dress for Success held a Style + Soul fashion show fundraiser, and we were thrilled to be there to support a great cause and capture the event. The event was emceed by philanthropist and fashionista Erica Corsano, and featured a catwalk fashion show with 11 local celebrity models.

The evening began with a red carpet entrance, followed by the presentations and Style + Soul fashion show. The Ritz-Carlton Boston was transformed with a white rose-lined catwalk, crystal and white chiavaris, and white lounge furniture for guests to enjoy while watching the show. Celebrity models included local talent from Mix 104.1, WROR 105.7, publications like Boston Magazine and the Improper Bostonian, Miss Massachusetts USA Allissa Latham and producer and host of WCVB’s Chronicle Shayna Seymour (also a former P+K bride!). A cocktail reception followed the fashion show, where guests were given Bloomingdales “little brown bags” to fill with take away gifts donated by both Bloomingdales and Whole Foods.

We were so honored to be included in this beautiful event for a good cause, special thanks to designer and producer Julie Freed and The Conception Group for including us, to the Ritz-Carlton Boston for hosting, and a big congratulations to Dress for Success Boston for a successful evening all around!

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Vendors: Ritz-Carlton Boston Dress For Success Boston Style + Soul Fashion Presentation and Cocktail Party — Coordination: Julie Freed and The Conception Group; MC: Erica Corsano; Rentals: Peak Event Services and RESERVE Modern; Flowers: Winston Flowers; Music: DJ Liz Ladoux; Lighting & AV: PSAV Global; Additional Sponsors: Tickle Water, Chloe Wine, Bacardi, Whole Foods, G20 Spa and Salon, Bloomingdales, Posey Pose Photo Booth, and Miller Zell

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2018 Dress for Success Style + Soul Soul Fashion Presentation and Cocktail Party at the Ritz-Carlton Boston with photographs by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Back Bay – Boston – MA – 02116 – [email protected] [email protected] – 617.236.1662

Last week marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year and we were there to capture the annual celebration at the Mandarin Oriental Boston. To welcome the Year of the Earth Dog, the venue greeted guests for their annual soiree in style. The Mandarin lobby was filled with traditional red and gold Chinese lanterns and live music. The entrance to the ballroom included a traditional fortune tree, Red Lotus cocktail from Bar Boulud and personalized painted New Year wishes. As a surprise to guests, a traditional Lion Dance was performed by a local martial arts studio and Mandarin Oriental Hotel General Manager Philipp Knuepfer offered an official welcome to the New Year.

Thank you to the team at the Mandarin Oriental Boston for welcoming us back again this year to share in the celebration!

Mandarin Oriental Boston Celebrates the Year of the Earth Dog Chinese New Year Celebration with Event Photographs by Person + Killian Photography; Entertainment: Entertainment Specialists; Flowers: Winston Flowers; Custom Decor: Art of the Event

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Spring wedding season is officially upon us! This gorgeous Cape Club of Sharon wedding was the perfect reflection of this beautiful season — colorful spring bouquets, sunny skies, and the sprawling green grounds of the newly renovated Cape Club of Sharon (formally the Spring Valley Country Club).

The bride and groom had their first look just outside the club on the golf course, and were even joined by their dog Nike for a few formal photos. The traditional Jewish wedding ceremony took place inside the club, which was draped with soft pink fabric to create an elegant and intimate environment. Samantha and Bobby said their “I do”s underneath a gorgeous purple and white floral chuppah designed by the team at Marc Hall Design.

The drapes were removed for the reception, which opened up the beautiful newly renovated room into a bright and sunny spring space. The floor-to-ceiling windows made for the perfect backdrop, and allowed the guests the perfect view of the golf course. The color theme continued at the reception, with gorgeous purple floral centerpieces offset by metallic silver linens and modern white ballroom chairs.  Guests ate, drank, and danced the night away as the sun set over the greens.

We enjoyed every minute of this Cape Club of Sharon spring wedding, and we are grateful to Samantha and Bobby for letting us be a part of their special day. A special thanks to Samantha and Bobby’s A-team – Nicole Simeral of Simeral & Co., Suzanne B Lowell Lighting Design, Marc Hall Design and everyone at the Cape Club of Sharon!

Vendors | Cape Club of Sharon – Nicole Nyzio; Planning and Coordination – Nicole Simeral of Simeral & Co.; Flowers – Marc Hall Design, David DiCicco; Lighting – Suzanne B Lowell Lighting Design; Rentals – PEAK Event Services; Entertainment – Soho of Night Shift Entertainment; Ceremony Music – Anima Chamber; Music – Both via Music Management; Paper Suite – Lynn Graham Designs; Dress – Vows; Cake – Konditor Meister; Hair – Shannon McCarthy; Makeup – Jen Opeka; Rabbi – Karen Silberman

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Cape Club of Sharon Spring Wedding – Boston Wedding Photographers – Photographed by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662

What do you get when you mix a gorgeous Boston event venue, stunning black and metallic decor, delicious food, industry friends, and four of the top event rental companies in Boston? The official industry launch of PEAK Event Services — which we had the pleasure of photographing last week at The Castle at Park Plaza.

Four well known rental companies in Boston have joined forces to create one fabulous event rental company. Rentals Unlimited, Peterson Party Center, Table Toppers of Newton, and RESERVE Modern Event Rental have just launched as the brand new PEAK Event Services. With all of these spectacular companies under one name, you know the official industry launch was going to be an event to remember!

Suzanne B Lowell and her lighting crew worked alongside the PEAK team to transform The Castle at Park Plaza into an elegant black and metallic oasis, with golden chairs and tables, metallic lounge furniture, and a perfect black dance floor underneath a suspended illusion tent made of lights. Candles flickered, disco lights sparkled, and everyone was ready to party.

We joined 700 of the industry’s finest to celebrate this exciting company launch, complete with hors d’oeuvres and food stations from Gourmet Catering and special food stations from Lydia Shire, Ostra and Boston Chops. Music from Entertainment Specialists’ DJ Mike Amado and Boston Funk and disco band Booty Vortex added the perfect touch to the lively atmosphere.

We are so proud of our industry colleagues for this exciting new venture, and very thankful to be given the opportunity to photograph such a spectacular event. A special thank you to PEAK Event Services and congratulations on the official launch!

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Venue: The Castle at Park Plaza; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Rentals, Decor, Event for and by: PEAK Event Services; Lighting: Suzanne B Lowell Lighting Design; Sound: Capron Lighting and Sound; Catering: Gourmet Caterers, Lydia Shire, Ostra and Boston Chops; Entertainment: DJ Mike Amado – Entertainment Specialists, Band – Booty Vortex

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PEAK Event Services launch Party – Boston Event Photographers – Photographed by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662

By the time April rolls around every year, we are excited to be gearing up for the official start of the wedding season. While we love photographing weddings, we also love photographing social events – everything from charity galas, launch parties and of course – opening day for the Boston Red Sox. We are so honored to have been asked by the Sox to photograph the VIP party on opening day for the last five years. Needless to say, as Bostonians, it never gets old and we always have a great time!

Below are a few images from out and about on this year’s opening day along with a sneak peek at some of Fenway Park’s updated and brand new spaces launched this month. A very big thank you to our friends at the Boston Red Sox. Thank you for always reaching out to us to capture your celebrations!

Click here to view more of our past photographs of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park

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Boston Red Sox Opening Day 2017 – Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street Boston – 617.236.1662 – [email protected][email protected]

 

Earlier this month the Boston wedding and event industry was introduced to a new venue. While the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has been open for public forums for years, they are officially now available for social events. The JFK Library team along with their exclusive partners Gourmet Caterers hosted the launch party and we love that we were asked to capture the evening.

This breathtaking local is located at Columbia Point on the Boston Harbor with the city skyline as its backdrop. Guests were invited to cocktails in the Museum Pavilion. This nine-story glass atrium overlooking the harbor was set for a ceremony with floral design by Artistic Blossoms and furniture from Reserve Modern Event Rental. The Gilded Harps provided the music, hors d’oeuvres and food stations were provided by the Gourmet team that included a caviar station.

As the sun set, the celebration moved into Smith Hall which was designed for a reception immaculately with floral design by the team at Marc Hall Design, furniture from Reserve, lighting by Design Light and band provided by Entertainment Specialists.

We are so glad we had the opportunity to be part of this fantastic night and look forward to working in this stunning space in the future!

 

Venue: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum; Catering/Coordination: Gourmet Caterers; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Florals: Artistic Blossoms (Pavillion) and Marc Hall Design (Smith Hall); Rentals/Decor: Reserve Modern Event Rental; Lighting: Design Light; Entertainment: The Gilded Harps and Entertainment Specialists

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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum – Boston’s Newest Wedding Venue – Launch Party Celebration with Gourmet Caterers – By Person + Killian Photography

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of working with Emily and her family for her Boston based, New York City themed Bat Mitzvah. We loved capturing this beautiful, fun and energetic day at Granite Links Golf Club.

From Stephanie Stark of Janie Haas Events – Planner and Coordinator for Emily’s big celebration: “When I first met back with Emily and her Mother and Grandmother back in 2014 (yes! 2 full years before the Bat Mitzvah), I knew we were going to have a lot of fun creating a fun, energetic and over the top celebration. Their expectation from Day One was to be unique, outside the box and provide an experience their guests would never forget. As I got to know Emily and her interests, I  learned that Emily is very social, she has TONS of close friends, she LOVES to dance and loves spending time in her favorite place – NYC!

They first approached me with the idea of a NYC theme, we wanted to think outside the “cliché NYC theme” box and try to shake it up a bit by introducing nods to the neighborhoods of NYC. As guests arrived, they were greeted with a larger than life NYC scape, including a giant billboard featuring Emily’s name and a collage of photos, the Statue of Liberty, NYC skyscrapers and even the Freedom Tower. Kids enjoyed their cocktail hour in a fun and urban setting, reminiscent of Brooklyn / Lower Manhattan, complete with a graffiti bar, graffiti trash can cocktail tables, graffiti artists and a couple fun street games.

The ballroom space, where guests spent the bulk of the night eating, drinking and dancing the night away gleamed and sparkled like the finest nightclub in Upper Manhattan. Siagel Productions kept the guests dancing all night long, the DJ spinning from the top of a 5ft gold mirror riser! For dinner, we themed the stations to reflect various NYC neighborhoods – We had a fabulous Chinatown Station, a plentiful Meat Packing District station and a delicious Little Italy themed food station. The adult dining tables were adorned with the most gorgeous vibrant color flowers, provided by Raymond Felton and Jimmy Guzman of Marc Hall Designs. The kids sat in fun cabana style lounges and serpentine tables provided by Art of the Event.

There were 3 event logos that were created especially for Emily and the logos were EVERYWHERE, from custom lounge pillows, to stickers on Asian to go boxes, to decals on table tops and everywhere in between. We capped off the night with an elaborate dessert display, themed the nines, provided by Sweet Indulgence from Cranston, RI. As guests left their NYC experience, they loaded up goodie bags with every imaginable sweet treat.

From soup to nuts, no details were overlooked. We had the BEST experience working with these clients and felt honored to bring this vision and experience, two years in the making, to life with the help of an amazing team of Boston’s Top vendors.”

Mazel Tov to Emily and her family!  A big thank you to Sara and her wonderful team at Granite Links for being wonderful to work with and to to Stephanie, Diana and the team at Janie Haas Events for introducing us to this wonderful family and giving Emily the day she had been dreaming of!

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Planning and Coordination: Janie Haas Events; Temple: Temple Sinai Sharon, MA; Reception: Granite Links Golf Club; Flowers: Marc Hall Designs; Furniture, Décor and Graphic Design: Art of The Event; Lighting: Frost Productions; Desert/Favors: Sweet Indulgence;  Entertainment: Siagel Productions

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Boston Bat Mitzvah at Granite Links Golf Club planned and coordinated by Janie Haas Events – Photography by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116, 617.236.1662 – [email protected] / [email protected]

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What an honor to have been asked back for the third year as a sponsor for the annual AANE Gala. This  years gala celebrated 20 years and 20 Faces of AANE while honoring the Founder and Executive Director Dania Jekel for her 20 years of unwavering service to the global Asperger Community.

AANE, works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful lives. This year’s gala was held at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate,  located adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

During the cocktail hour, projections filled the walls with facts about AANE and it’s success stories over the last 20 years. Bright orange linens were topped with modern floral designs from Dana Markos Events. Guests moved into the Senate Chamber for the program portion before moving back out to the cocktail area for champagne, cupcakes and a performance by local a cappella performance as the evening wound down.

A special thank you to all of the event sponsors who brought this night together — Dana Markos Events, East Meets West Catering and to Sheri Singer and the team at AANE for having Person + Killian Photography capture this fantastic evening for you.

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AANE is the Asperger / Autism Network empowering individuals and building community. Learn more about this fantastic organization here. Photographed by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662 – [email protected] / [email protected]

Bliss Celebrations

Seeing our photography and hard work make it into the pages of a magazine never gets old. We are so thankful for all of the publications that have featured our work over the years. Most recently, Bliss Celebrations magazine featured a styled photoshoot that we were part of at Smith & Wollensky at the Boston Castle.

From the pages of the magazine: “Warm and Wonder – The Vision: An Intimate Wedding by a cozy fireplace at Smith & Wollensky. Architectural and antique elements at the historic Boston Castle were juxtaposed with modern trends to create an intimate dining experience. A walnut farm table with custom stained infinity chairs from Peterson Party Center complemented the warm woodwork and classical charm of the room. Gold sponge chargers, gold Arezzo flatware, and loose floral arrangements in soft hues arranged in antique vessels added a romantic touch to the head table. As a nod to current fashion trends (and the invitation suite), a plaid napkin was used among linens in varying textures and patters from Table Toppers.”

A big thank you to Catherine and the team at S&W for having us be a part of this and to all of the partners that contributed: Bliss Celebrations Guide; Artistic Blossoms, Peterson Party Center, M&M Elite Events, Oakleaf Cakes, Script by Simone, Lynn Graham Designs, Giardini di Sole, Design Light and The Guilded Harps.

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To say we were honored to photograph one of our most recent events would be an understatement. We spent two days working alongside the amazing team at Rafanelli Events while photographing The Kennedy Forum. The days included the gala and national conference.

“Just as President Kennedy rallied the nation to dream big and set audacious goals 50 years ago, The Kennedy Forum seeks to set a new standard for the future of health care in the United States. Our mission is big, and the stakes are clear. We seek to unite the health care system, and rally the mental health community around a common set of principles: Fully implement the 2008 parity law, bring business leaders and government agencies together to eliminate issues of stigma, work with providers to guarantee equal access to care, ensure that policymakers have the tools they need to craft better policy, and give consumers a way to understand their rights.”

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The Gala was located on the site of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and neighboring Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Speakers included an introduction by Mayor Marty Walsh and Remarks by the Forum Founder and former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy. Martin Luther King III, Wayne Brady and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich all took the stage to speak about the state of the healthcare system in the United States and across the globe.

Day two was held in the Back Bay at the Westin Copley Hotel and included dozens of panelists and in-depth discussions. Speakers included State Senator Edward M. Kennedy Jr., Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III and former United State Surgeon General David Satcher.

Thank you to the team at Rafanelli Events for having us there to document such an important two days of events.

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The Kennedy Forum at JFL Library, EMKI Boston and the Westin Copley. Event Planning and coordination – Rafanelli Events – Boston Event Photography – Photographed by Person + Killian Photography – Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116