Category archives: Event Photographers Boston

With great pleasure we photographed yet another beautiful holiday soiree for The Ritz-Carlton, Boston.

This beautiful event came together with the joint efforts of the Ritz staff and their amazing culinary team. Also, lending their talents were some of Boston’s finest event professionals that included Ambiance Event Service, Be Our Guest, Music Management, Southern Audio Visual, Stump Trivia & Winston Flowers.

This year the Ritz continued their holiday tradition of sharing the joy of the season with a child in need. Guests were invited to bring an unwrapped gift for the Big Wishes for Little Wanderers Holiday Drive. They also surprised everyone with a flash mob performance by the Boston College cheerleading squad and the Ritz staff!

Thank you to everyone at the The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common for thinking of Person + Killian Photography to capture this beautiful event. Below are some of our favorite photographs from the evening!


The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Holiday Toast 2011 was photographed by Boston wedding and event photographers Person + Killian Photography. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston combines contemporary sophistication and classic charm. Located in the heart of downtown, this award-winning Boston luxury hotel features 193 guestrooms, including 43 suites, with all the amenities you would expect from The Ritz-Carlton. A short walk to the historic Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall Marketplace and just steps from the Theatre District and picturesque Boston Common, this hotel in Boston is the perfect spot to take in all the culture and history this city has to offer.

Bliss Celebrations is one of New England’s top guides for planning fresh, modern and spectacular events! This publication is a beautiful and informative resource for anyone planning and hosting an event. Each page is filled with beautiful work, real weddings, events and lots of inspiration and ideas. Not only is it a go to resource for brides it features real celebrations as well. Bliss Celebrations Guide has everything including New England weddings, social celebrations, mitzvahs, kids parties and holiday  festivities!

This year we were thrilled to attend as well as photograph their holiday party at the Exchange Conference Center. Below are just a few images from this beautiful event.

Edna Dratch-Parker owner of EFD Creative who helped plan and design the event described it perfectly on her blog- “We were looking to develop a soft wintery scene, along with the creative talent of Tangerine Creations, birch trees, moss, twinkle lights in the branches and hanging from the ceiling, helped create the mystical feel. Add in the white textured fabric, special touches of snowflake name badges collaborated by Table Artistry and Megan Chapin Calligraphy and the look was complete. DJ Raffi not only added in the holiday music, but the large moving pictures on the wall along with all the lighting…you had to see it in person to experience the energy it added to the party. A big thank you goes to East Meets West Catering, desserts by Party Favors, Peterson Party Center, Rentals Unlimited, and of course Lauren Killian of Person + Killian Photography…thank you for allowing us to share the beauty of the night!”

To view the real wedding & event editorials we have featured in the recent publication of Bliss- Click here.

Congratulations to everyone who helped make this party a success! It was certainly a fun night and a lovely affair. Looking forward to next year! Thank you Bliss for including us in the festivities!


This Boston event Photography was photographed by Person + Killian Photography at Exchange Conference Center in Boston, Ma.  Jill Person and Laurén Killian have photography studios in Boston as well as Newport RI. To view some of their Boston and Newport wedding & event Photography click here.

A couple of weeks ago, Person + Killian Photography had the opportunity to team up with a talented group of fellow Boston companies in the wedding and event industry for a commercial photography photoshoot at Grill 23 & Bar.

Grill 23 has been voted Best of Boston in 2010 by both The Improper Bostonian and Boston Magazine and has been called one of the top 10 steak houses in the country by magazines nation wide. It was a pleasure to be asked to team up for a photoshoot that shows off the beautiful spaces that can hold the perfect intimate wedding, rehearsal dinner or private event. We were able to utilize all of the great spots throughout the venue, including the Corinthian columns, mahogany paneling and great textures in all of the the private dining rooms that have great views of the Back Bay.  We also got to photograph in The Wine Room (a great spot for an intimate dinner party).

Thank you to the fantastic team that helped make this shoot a tremendous success and to Grill 23 for thinking of us to come on board. Below are just a small handful of our favorite photos from the day.

The rooms were filled with beautiful flower arrangements from Tangerine Creations, complimenting linens by Rentals Unlimited and uplighting by Groove Entertainment & Lighting for an extra little pop of color. We even had a live band for the afternoon provided by Entertainment Specialists!

Venue: Grill 23; Flowers: Tangerine Creations; Lighting: Groove Entertainment & Lighting, Band provided by: Entertainment Specialists; Linens: Rentals Unlimited; Stylist: Dana Moscardelli; Makeup: Zero2Sixty Creative; Dresses: L’élite, Models: Maggie Inc.;


Boston wedding and event photographers Person + Killian Photography team up with Grill 23 & Bar in Boston’s Back Bay for a photoshoot. This Boston venue makes for the perfect location for an intimate wedding, rehearsal dinner or private event.

Last week we stopped by the Boston Public Library for a few minutes to take some photographs of a gorgeous room set up for an event by The Catered Affair.

The BPL’s Abbey Room looked amazing and was created by The Catered Affair’s own Ed Quinones who came up with the overall design and concept for this corporate dinner party. The white floral arrangements were by Flowers By Victoria with rentals by Be Our Guest and PBD Events. The red uplighting and white pin spots completed the look with the talents of ALPS Lighting.

Below are just a handful of the images of the beautiful completed set up prior to the event.

Recently the talented Katrina Hess, owner of Katrina Hess Makeup Artist moved her Newbury Street salon to a new location (115 Newbury Street right above Alex and Ani of Boston) . She asked us to come on over and take a few shots of this fabulous new space. We love what she has done with the setup and decor – especially the gorgeous crystal chandeliers!

Last week, Katrina hosted the ladies of Boston Magazine where they had relaxing facials before having their makeup done. We stopped by to snap a few photos of the group a the end of the evening. Thanks Katrina for thinking of us and congratulations on your beautiful new space!

This post is filed under Person + Killian Photography Boston Makeup Artists Event and Commercial Photography for Katrina Hess Boston.

Bliss Celebrations Guide: A New Magazine for the Special Events Industry in Southern New England

Last week the premier issue of Bliss Celebrations Guide was launched and Person + Killian Photography are thrilled to be part of this inspiring new publication. Person + Killian features include “Captivating Cape Cod: A Wedding at Chatham Bars Inn”, “The Search for the Cure: Expect Miracles Foundation Food & Wine Event” at Boston’s Cyclorama, and “Puttin’ on the Glitz: A holiday party at The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common”.

Owner and Publisher Amy Blau created this “fresh and innovative magazine that will focus on all aspects of event planning including weddings, bar / bat mitzvahs, bridal and baby showers, special anniversaries and birthdays, fund raisers and corporate events, and other special occasions. The magazine will cover southern New England including Boston, Greater Boston, North Shore, South Shore, Cape Cod & the Islands, and Rhode Island.

The full-color magazine will feature real-life celebrations and inspiring event ideas. Readers will enjoy the visual eye-candy and valuable information that will connect them to vendors in the special events industry. The annual guide will be complemented by a website and blog,”

For more on this wedding check out Laura and Bob’s Blog Post

Ritz-Carlton Boston Common Holiday Soiree

Our dear friend and owner of SD Events, Tasha Bracken, recently reached out to us to capture a surprise 50th birthday party at the Ames Hotel in downtown Boston. The dinner party was held in the hotel’s Gallery Room for Charlie, the guest of honor and 15 of his closest friends and family members. Charlie is a pilot and Tasha was able to carry that theme throughout the evening, starting with the little planes in the entryway, to the menu cards that looked like boarding tickets and even the classic airplane peanuts in the take away bags for the end of the evening. The space was warm and intimate, with a long dark-stained wooden family-style table for dining, earthy floral arrangements in wooden boxes for decoration, and soft votive candle lighting.

Below are just a few of our favorite images from the evening. A special thanks to Tasha for thinking of Person + Killian Photography to capture this beautifully decorated intimate affair.

Location: Ames Hotel, Boston; Planner: Tasha Bracken and SD Events; Furniture: PBD Events; Floral Arrangements and Decor: Lotus Designs

This post is filed under Boston Event Photography and Events at the Ames Hotel with SD Events

Last week the Taj Boston partnered with Disney and the Make A Wish Foundation in putting together a Cinderella Tea. Seventeen girls from the make a wish program and their families sipped tea, wore growns and anxiously awaited the arrival of Miss Massachusetts (Loren Rabinowitz) and Cinderella!

Cinderella arrived by carriage on Newbury Street while the girls watched from the Taj windows. It was certainly a special event and Person + Killian Photography was honored to be a part of it.

Credits: Taj Boston, Disney on ice, Make a Wish Foundation, Harp: Nancy Hurrell, Music: Bo Winiker, Bridal Carriage Company

Recently, we were asked to photograph the 2010 Holiday Soiree for The Ritz Carlton, Boston Common.

The event came together with the joint efforts of the Ritz staff and culinary team (led by Ritz Executive Chef Fabian Ludwig). Lending their talents were some of Boston’s finest event professionals that included floral designs by Winston Flowers, decor by PBD Events, rentals from Be Our Guest and music by “DJ Deja”, Denise LaCarubba.

Thank you to everyone at the Ritz for thinking of Person + Killian to capture this beautiful event. Below are some of our favorite shots of the decor and decadent cuisine from the evening!

It’s not often that Person + Killian Photography gets hired to do event photography for rock stars! So, when we got a call last week from a high-end event company out of Pennsylvania we were of course thrilled!

To be able to meet, document and “hang” with Rob Thomas, was amazing! The best part was being able incorporate our signature P+K style into concert photography! The space was very modern and futuristic, with colorful orange and green lighting, black hourglass cocktail tables, a giant screen with a projection of the Earth in space, and a disco ball to add some sparkle!

Below are a few photographs that we can share from this event. We feel blessed to have the opportunities to meet and work with so many talented professionals.

Person + Killian Photography was excited to come together with some of New England’s best wedding vendors to support Brides Against Breast Cancer.

The editors of the wedding blog chatty brides summed it up perfectly-  “So, let me tell you Ladies how awesome this show was if you were unable to attend! Bright pink lighting set the perfectly spring florals from Dana Markos Events aglow behind the runway! Then, Real Breast Cancer Survivors modeled the GORGEOUS Kleinfeld Manhattan Dresses. All ages and shapes, these ladies were perfect models for wedding gowns! A snippet of their story played just before they walked down the runway, filmed by Generations Cinemastories. It was emotional and fabulous all at the same time!”

Of course, P+K were thrilled to work with Randy Fenoli, who is the fashion director for Kleinfeld Manhattan and a regular on TLC “Say Yes to the Dress”. He was the perfect host and charmed the entire crowd. Below is a sneak peek at a few of our favorite moments from this fantastic event.

For more information or to find out how you can support this important cause, please visit:

The other vendors who helped make this night possible: Rentals Unlimted, Jack Falvey Associates, Shoes to Dye For, DJ Raffi, Dependable Cleaners, Forty Carrots Catering by Bloomingdales, Southern New England Weddings Magazine.

*This post was written by Lauren Killian and is filed under Boston wedding and event photographers, Southern New England weddings, wedding dresses, Wedding floral ideas and inspiration, Kleinfeld Manhattan

Please join Person + Killian Photography as we team up with Bloomingdales, Dana Markos Events, Kleinfeld Manhattan and Southern New England Weddings in the fight against Breast Cancer. For more information and to pre-register visit:

Person + Killian Photography is thrilled to Photograph the VIP Fashion Show Featuring Kleinfeld Manhattan on Thur. March 25 at 5:30 pm. The General Sale is on Fri. March 26 from 11 am to 9 pm, and Sat. March 27 from 11 am to 6 pm.  ($50 Bride Admission and $20 Guest Admission to VIP Fashion Show. Free Admission to General Sale on Friday and Saturday).

Do not miss out on the chance to browse through discounted designer wedding gowns while supporting  stage IV breast cancer patients. This event features hundreds of couture, designer and name brand wedding gowns donated by manufacturers, famous designers, retailers and individuals. The gowns are priced 35%-75% off retail price! All the proceeds benefit Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.