Category archives: Event Photographers Boston

We were thrilled to once again be a part of the annual AANE Gala Fundraiser and Auction this year! The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) is a wonderful organization that works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives. This year’s event was aptly titled “Cruise into the Future with AANE”, and was held at Black Falcon Cruise Pier right on the Boston waterfront. The event’s special auctioneer and entertainer was stand-up comedian Jimmy Tingle, who kept the crowd laughing all night and helped raise funds for this very deserving organization.

A special thank you to all of the event sponsors who brought this night together — Dana Markos Events, Jack Falvey Associates, East Meets West CateringRentals Unlimited, V-Neck Media, Ed Garland — Premier Bartending, TEN31 Productions, Perfect Parties Entertainment Group and to Sheri Singer and the team at AANE for having Person + Killian Photography capture this fantastic evening.

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Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) 2015 Gala Photographed by Person + Killian Photography at Boston’s Black Falcon Pier

When you combine the beautiful spaces and top notch service at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston with the designs of Carol Silverston, it is sure to be a spectacular celebration. We recently had the pleasure of capturing a surprise 60th birthday celebration – “0 to 60 in a flash”. Carol and her team at the Original touch as well as the team of Jodi Raphael Events created the perfect atmosphere for the guest of honor and 80+ friends and family.

The Entryway to the ballroom was filled with blue balloons and an ice sculpture of a classic race car and a mix of black, white and silver geometric linen. The theme was carried into the ballroom with a custom Porsche bar, 2 black, white and silver sitting lounges with sleek modern designs. The blue leather tables were topped with a combination of cascading white floral arrangements and crystal candle holders.

Below are some of the images of this gorgeous celebration. A big thank you to Philip and the team at the Four Seasons for always being so wonderful to work with and to Carol, Jodi and their team for having us there to capture such a beautiful celebration for this sweet and fun family. Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 001Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 002Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 003Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 004Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 005Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 006Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 007Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 008Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 009Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 010Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 011Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 012Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 013Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 014Four Seasons Boston Event Photography Person Killian 2015 015

Four Seasons Hotel Boston; Planning and Design by Carol Silverston of the Original Touch; Video: Ready Set [Film]

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Four Seasons Hotel Boston Event Photography | 60th Birthday Celebration with Carol Silverston – Photography by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662

Every February, the Hampshire House holds their annual Engagement Celebration and we are always excited to be included. Newly engaged couples attend and have the chance to experience the latest trends in culinary cuisine by Hampshire House executive chef Markus Ripperger and see their beautiful space.

It is always a pleasure seeing what’s new and exciting in the upcoming wedding season trends, meeting the couples and of course, seeing so many of our industry friends. Couples have the chance to experience the beautiful atmosphere of the Hampshire House, see some of the latest in decor and inspiration ideas, meet some of Boston’s top wedding vendors, and sample delicious food and beverages.

A big thank you to the amazing team at the Hampshire House for once again including us in this fantastic event! Below are a few images from the night. Hampshire House Boston Engagement Celebration 001Hampshire House Boston Engagement Celebration 002Hampshire House Boston Engagement Celebration 003Hampshire House Boston Engagement Celebration 004Hampshire House Boston Engagement Celebration 005Hampshire House Boston Engagement Celebration 006Hampshire House Boston Engagement Celebration 007Hampshire House Boston Engagement Celebration 008Hampshire House Boston Engagement Celebration 009

Boston Event Photography- Hampshire House Engagement Celebration 2015 by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662

A couple weeks ago we had the absolute pleasure of capturing the 60th wedding anniversary celebration for the parents of Boston based designer Marc Hall. This nostalgic event was spectacularly designed and full of joy and laughter. We asked Marc for his inspiration behind this special event:

“The design inspiration for the entire event was to recall the days of my grandparents birthday parties which took place at my uncle Arthur Hall’s house… My grandparents shared a birthday in august and we would all gather in his backyard pool area… very fond memories… It was always a BBQ in the purest mid century style of the 1900’s…  For this party I couldn’t provide the pool, but I wanted to host it in my atelier because, well, for 1 I had never hosted a family party, 2 most of my relatives had ever seen my store nor attended an event that I produced and 3 no matter if the weather cooperated or not, I knew we could open up my design studio to the open air…

My father being the youngest of 8 and now the patriarch as sole survivor of his family and along with my mom have 23 nieces and nephews just on my dads side of the family… As we began burying the elders, we often spoke of getting together (reunion) under happier occasions than funerals… so I approached my parents with the concept and they were hesitant at first feeling that they didn’t have a perfect marriage all those years to celebrate… I helped bring a healthier perspective to them by sharing that they made it through never the less and stayed true to each other the entire time keeping their marriage vows alive and relative as life partners for better or for the worse as they’re mantra… I thought that was a very powerful message to share with younger generations…

I wanted my atelier to have just the right amount of white blooms in honor of the white flowers they chose 60 years ago to adorn their reception with and I designed 2 botanical dream catchers which at one point during the celebration, they were brought to them so they could release all
negative energy from their past into the dream catchers (where Native Americans believed these evil thoughts and dreams would be caught forever) and blow well wishes for their future together where the dream catchers would release them into the universe…

The first song they danced to at their wedding reception was “because of you” typically the version they loved was sung by Tony Bennet but on their wedding day it was sung by a life long friend and  confident to my mother… I mention the name of the song because one of the most poignant
moments of the affair was my toast to my parents… I took creative license with words from the song  and spun it into my own poetic ode to them…”

A big THANK YOU to Marc Hall and his team at Marc Hall Design for thinking of us for such a beautiful and memorable celebration!

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Marc Hall Design Creates Stunning Nostalgic 60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration- Boston Event Photography – by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116

The stars were out at the annual gala for the Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE), and we were so thrilled to be a part of this glamorous event to help out a good cause. The AANE is a wonderful local organization committed to building meaningful and connected lives for people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles. Their annual gala featured a raffle and silent auction to help raise funds for all of the great work that the AANE does, and this year’s theme was a star-studded “Star Light Star Bright” event!

The Cyclorama was transformed for the evening into a beautiful dinner reception, with classic colors of white, silver, and blue in both the linens and floral centerpieces. Dana Markos Events created the fabulous design, which featured a mixture of high and low floral bouquets, star light stencils projected on the walls, and a cluster of twinkling silver stars hung from the ceiling high above the crowd. A mix of blue, purple, and red lighting was projected into the Cyclorama’s stunning dome ceiling, and a series of purple uplights lined the white-draped walls for an elegant splash of color.

Guests arrived at the Cyclorama on a red carpet fit for the stars, and were interviewed by a Joan Rivers look-alike before entering the party. While they enjoyed dinner and dessert, they were entertained by the incomparable Edwards Twins — celebrity impression masters! The twins popped up on stage several times throughout the night, disguised as Neil Diamond, Bette Midler, and Sonny & Cher. This was a truly entertaining event for a great cause, and we were honored to have been a part of it.

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Special thanks to the AANE, the Cyclorama, and all of the other event sponsors — Dana Markos Events, Rentals Unlimited, and Tables of Content Catering

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AANE Annual Gala at the Cyclorama | Boston Event Photography by Person + Killian Photography – Jill Person and Laurén Killian are located at 251 Newbury Street in the Back Bay – Boston, MA 02116 and can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or email at: [email protected] and [email protected]

We were thrilled to have been asked by Peterson Party Center to photograph the decor for the 11th annual Party In the Park yesterday. Plus it’s always a pleasure to photograph the beautiful work of our industry friends at, The Catered Affair, Winston Flowers and Table Toppers of Newton!

“This years event took place at the Pinebank Promontory at Jamaica Pond, to support the restoration and maintenance of the Emerald Necklace park system. The genius of Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed more than 1,100 acres of meadows, woodlands and paths, can be enjoyed by all more than 100 years after the completion of his work, thanks to the stewardship of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in collaboration with its public partners

The Party in the Park is one of the conservancy’s surest signs of spring and one of the most anticipated social events in Boston. To date, the luncheon has generated a $3 million endowment fund for the parks.

Every May, just as spring declares itself in Boston, the luncheon draws hundreds of parks champions to gather for an elegant lunch served in a beautiful tent in one of the Necklace parks. Known as the “hat lunch” because so many guests complement their spring wardrobes with flowers, feathers and fascinators, the party is planned over the course of a year by an all-volunteer committee to ensure a memorable afternoon.” – Emerald Necklace

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Event: Party In the Park 2014; Tent and All Rentals by Peterson Party Center; Catering by The Catered Affair at Jamaica Pond, Boston for The Emerald Necklace Conservancy

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Boston Event Photography – Party In the Park 2014 with Peterson Party Center & The Catered Affair by Person + Killian Photography

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Author Susan Wilson recently set out to compile a complete history of the historic Omni Parker House Boston, and just last week she celebrated the official launch of the finished book. We were so honored to be the featured photographers for the completed book, titled “Heaven, By Hotel Standards: The History of the Omni Parker House”. The book features each of the aspects of the Omni Parker House’s extensive history — from food to architecture to prominent figures — as well as all of the present-day activity that goes on at this beautiful hotel! We not only got interviewed for the book’s special Weddings chapter, the pages also featured some of our favorite past weddings at the Omni Parker House to showcase all of the beautiful spaces we love to photograph. Check out an excerpt from the book below:

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We were also honored to photograph the book launch event itself, which took place at the Omni Parker House Boston and featured a meet-and-greet with the author, delicious food and drink stations from the Omni Parker House kitchen, and fabulous music from the Winiker Swing Orchestra — who were the featured “house band” of the Omni Parker’s pub The Last Hurrah for almost 30 years! The show-stopper at this event was the Omni Parker House replica cake made out of the famous Boston Creme Pie, a dessert which was actually invented right here at the Omni Parker House Boston.

We could not be happier to have been honored in this wonderful book, and to be remembered as a part of this hotel’s unbelievable history. Special thank you to everyone at the Omni Parker House Boston, and to Susan Wilson for including us in your work.

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Twice a year the Boston wedding and event industry gets together to socialize, network and attend a panel discussion. The Marketing to the High End Bride breakfast is a wonderful tradition in the Boston wedding industry, and we are always honored to be a part of it. The Spring event was held at the beautiful Harvard Club of Boston, and featured a panel discussion on “Great Wedding Problem Solvers” with some of Boston’s top wedding professionals. Arlene Cronk of Invitations & Company (who is also the creator and organizer of the High End Bride Breakfast), moderated the panel discussion.

The event was planned by Unique Weddings by Alexis with sleek and modern decor. The colors of black and white to beautifully complimented the Harvard Club of Boston’s hues of red and natural wood. For the “mixing and mingling” first half of the event, the Harvard Club’s second floor rooms were scattered with high cocktail tables featuring fun black and white patterned linens. Cocktail tables were topped with floral arrangements from Dana Markos Events.

A seated breakfast and the panel discussion took place downstairs in the Harvard Club’s Harvard Hall, which featured sleek and modern black and white tables from RESERVE Modern Event Rental. The alternating black and white tabletops were paired with a mix of beautiful lattice-backed chairs and sleek white lounge furniture for a fun and comfortable atmosphere. The tables were set with some of the newest china and glassware from Rentals Unlimited, including their chic new black and frosted white goblets, and featured bright green centerpieces in alternating black and white containers (perfect for the first day of Spring!). Following the formalities of the morning, guests were treated to a delicious gourmet doughnut wedding cake display as well as a make-your-own frozen yogurt station from Orange Leaf that included wedding cake frozen yogurt.

We always love being a part of this special industry event — special thanks to Arlene Cronk and the entire team at the Harvard Club of Boston for another fabulous breakfast!

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Vendors | Design and Planning: Unique Weddings by Alexis; Venue: The Harvard Club of Boston; Flowers: Dana Markos Events; Decor: RESERVE Modern Event Rental and Revelation Productions; Rentals: Rentals Unlimited; Lighting: Frost Productions; Entertainment: Entertainment Specialists

We are beyond existed to have been asked to photograph some of the events for the Boston Red Sox for both the 2013 ALCS Playoffs and World Series! Historic (and iconic) Fenway Park is always picture perfect and we have had so much fun there over the past few weeks. Below are just some of our scene setters from the events including the World Series Gala celebration. Let’s go Red Sox!

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 Click here to see some of our past Boston Weddings at Fenway Park

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Boston Event Photography of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park by Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – By Appointment Only – 617.236.1662

“Our mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure”. Haymakers for Hope is a great non-profit organization, dedicated to raising money for cancer research since 2009. Co-founders Julie Anne Kelly and Andrew Myerson were training for their own boxing competition in New York City when they came up with the idea to turn fighting in the ring into fighting for a cause!

Local men and women with no boxing experience spend 4 intense months training for the Rock N’ Rumble competition, and pair off against each other at this annual event at the House of Blues Boston. All proceeds go to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, to help in their mission to fight against cancer and eventually find a cure. This year’s competitive boxing match was beautifully designed by Amy Kimball Events, and was action-packed as always!

Check out www.haymakersforhope.org for more information, and thank you to everyone who came together to make this event so successful. We were honored to be a part of such a worthwhile cause. As Julie and Andrew say, “Not every fight ends at the bell”!Haymakers for Hope Rock N’ Rumble 2013, event planner Amy Kimball EventsHouse of Blues Boston. Event Photography by Person + Killian Photography. 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662 – [email protected] [email protected]

We were so excited to once again be a part of the historic Omni Parker House 12th annual Brides of Distinction Bridal Brunch and Fashion Show this year! Each year the Omni opens its doors to soon-to-be brides and grooms to mingle, meet some of Boston’s top wedding professionals, and plan all the details for their perfect wedding.

This year was especially exciting for the Omni Parker House, who hosted the event in their brand new renovated ballroom. All of the 2013 and 2014 brides were so excited to finally walk in and see the beautifully remodeled space for the first time (and we were excited to see it as well!). This opening weekend kicked off a great upcoming wedding season for the historic Boston venue.

Guests spent the morning mingling, enjoying a fabulous brunch, and getting a sneak peek of all the hottest 2013 wedding trends with a fashion show from Flair. George Montilio of Montilio’s Baking Company even surprised everyone with a series of gorgeous wedding cakes, created as everything from wedding gowns to Manolo Blahniks. The entire event was a big hit, and all the brides walked away with lots of inspiration for their upcoming weddings.

Thank you to everyone at the Omni Parker House for including us again this year such a wonderful event!

Vendors: Omni Parker House; Hair/Makeup: Wedding Tresses; Fashion: Flair; Flowers: Madison Floral; Linens and Chairs: Rentals Unlimited; Menus: Invitations and Company; Cake: Montilio’s Baking Company;  Other: Joseph Gann Jewelers

We were thrilled to be asked once again to photograph the Annual Reebok Awards Dinner at the beautiful Museum of Fine Arts Boston this year!

This was the second year in a row that Reebok chose the Museum of Fine Arts Boston as the venue for their annual event — last year’s awards were held in the MFA’s beautiful new Shapiro Family Courtyard, while this year they chose the high ceilings and art-filled walls of the Koch Gallery as the backdrop for their evening. This recently renovated gallery is described by the MFA directors as “the most majestic architectural space in the MFA . . . with an astonishing display of European paintings and silver, virtually unparalleled in America”.

The golden chairs and linens topped with dark maroon napkins matched the walls of the gallery perfectly, and beautiful arrangements of red, orange and white flowers from Winston Flowers added a great pop of color to the room. The evening was classic and elegant — made even more spectacular by the priceless pieces of artwork hanging on all sides!

A big thank you to Reebok for once again allowing us to be a part of this great annual event for the 3rd year in a row, and to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston for such a beautiful venue to photograph!

This post is filed under Event Photographers Boston. Annual Reebok Awards Dinner 2013 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Photos by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian are located at 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA in the heart of Back Bay. Jill and Laurén can be reached at 617.236.1662 or via email at [email protected] and [email protected]