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As 2015 comes to a close, we wanted to take a look back at this unforgettable year of weddings and events in Boston and beyond. The year brought with it 80 + weddings, mitzvahs and events. We traveled near and far throughout New England from Cape Cod to the White Mountains, captured a wedding in the beautiful Dominican Republic and most recently photographed an event last month in Palm Beach, Florida.

As we look back and reflect on the year, we can say that we have had the chance to work with the most amazing couples and talented industry professionals! 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! Thank you for sharing your lives with us and allowing us to document such important celebrations.

Below are just a few of the many wonderful people who we had the pleasure meeting and working with this year. We adore you all an as we look at each photo we smile and remember how much fun we had at each and every event! Wishing everyone a fantastic 2016! – Cheers, Laurén + Jill

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A Boston Wedding Photographers 2015 End of the Year Recap – A Look Back at our Weddings and Events in Boston and Beyond by Person + Killian Photography – Back Bay Boston – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – [email protected] and [email protected] – 617.236.1662

It’s not every day we get to go to a party like this!

Guests had no idea what they were in for when the evening began, but they did know something unique was about to happen. The invitations asked guests to arrive at the Meadowbrook School in Weston at 5:30pm (with a note that said “Don’t be late”).

Daisy baskets and balloons adorned each table, and drink tickets were passed out to the guests as they arrived. A DJ was playing classic cliché party songs (like the conga) and a full buffet table was set (or so it appeared that way). There was just one thing – it was all for show, and this wasn’t the party!

After about 30 mins of cocktail hour it was time to let a night of surprises begin, starting with a grand entrance by Richard Simmons to kick things off! Richard and a flash mob of dancers (who had been posing as wait staff during cocktail hour) got the crowd going to Party Rock Anthem. When the song ended, he announced “Wait a minute you guys – this isn’t the party! Come on, follow me!”… The guests headed outside and were given small champagne bottles as they loaded up in vans for destination unknown.

The motorcade finally stopped on the runway at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. The cars pulled up to a hanger with a large custom tent alongside it. The tent was divided into several rooms, starting with a vibrant, colorful cocktail reception. Designer Marc Hall commented that “the design inspiration for the night was piloted by the passion the clients have for intense color”, and it definitely showed.

For this space, custom fabric treatments including the large lampshade over the bar, acrylic tables and caviar station, 5′ tall orange velvet diamond tufted banquettes and 5′ tall diamond shaped mirror vases we all custom made for the client. Every detail from the origami place cards to the color shirts and ties of the staff was hand picked to go with each color scheme adding to the wow factor of the design!

After cocktails, guests were led through a fabric lit blue corridor into the dining room. Draped fabric ceilings, dramatic lighting by PORT Lighting Systems, tables and chairs filled with even more custom decor and stunning floral arrangements took everyone’s breath away.

As dinner service was perfectly executed by the team at The Catered Affair (who also coordinated and produced the event), the guests enjoyed another surprise — a private concert performance by Partridge Family star David Cassidy! David was a big hit, especially when he sang “I Think I Love You”.  The night was still far from over!

A journey through another beautifully draped area of the tent led the party guests to their final destination for the evening which took place inside the airplane hanger itself.  Brand new white luxury pod seating with pearl banquettes and ottomans from PBD Events filled the space and popped against the black walls and flooring with purple and blue spot lighting by East Coast Lighting.

Once all the guests had made it in, it was time for the final surprise of the night to be unveiled – an actual Live Nation concert! A 60 foot tall section of fabric dropped to reveal a full scale stage. Behind the curtain – Bon Jovi!!! The band performed to perfection for 100+ guests and with so much energy in the room, the band even came back for a 15 minute encore! Everyone who was part of this unbelievable event had an amazing night to remember and we are so thrilled we were there to capture it all!

Coordination, Event Planning and Catering for the event by: The Catered Affair; Decor and Floral Arrangements: Marc Hall Design; Entertainment: Brattle Entertainment/Live Nation; Tent: Peterson Party Center;  Rentals: Party by Design, Lighting for Cocktail Hour and Dinner: Port Lighting Systems; Lighting for Hanger: East Coast Lighting;  Videographer: Lucky Quarter Productions, Transportation: LTI Worldwide


Private Tented Event with The Catered Affair – Boston Event Photography by Person + Killian Photography of 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. Jill Person and Laurén Killian can be reached via email at [email protected] or [email protected] or via phone at 617.236.1662

Our friends at Longwood Events are doing good this Spring! Even while they are busy creating and hosting stunning weddings and galas at any one of their five high-end Boston and Rhode Island venues, Longwood Events has still managed to create a brand new non-profit branch of their organization. We were happy to be invited to join as Longwood Events launches Longwood Giving this year!

The goal of Longwood Giving is to help struggling non-profits pump up their fundraising efforts through well-executed events, and eventually allow them to bring in more money for great causes. And who better to help out in such a valiant effort than Longwood Events?

Longwood Giving was launched earlier this month with their “Friends with Benefits” event, held at Longwood’s own State Room Boston, and Person + Killian Photography was delighted to be asked to be the exclusive photographers for the evening!

Longwood Giving partnered with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) for this VIP event, whose highlights included culinary masters from both Boston and Nantucket, actual MLB Players Alumni, and a performance by up-and-coming artist (and recent Grammy winner!) Shea Rose.

Congratulations to Longwood Events for a very successful night, and thank you for letting Person + Killian Photography be a part of it!

Venue: State Room Boston; Flowers: Michele Bernard; Furniture: Cort Event Furniture; Additional Event Sponsorship by: Boston Bruins Foundation; Ellie Fund; Samuel Adams; Voss; Entertainment Specialists and more


Longwood Events Launches Longwood Giving at State Room Boston with VIP Charity Event. Event Photography by Person + Killian Photography.  Jill Person can be reached via email at [email protected] and Laurén Killian can be reached via email at [email protected] and via phone at 617.236.1662. Our offices are located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA and at 174 Bellevue Ave Suite 313, Newport, RI.


Last week the 2012 issue of Bliss Celebrations hit the newsstands. We just got our hands on a copy and are ecstatic to see that we have four features in this gorgeous publication including both real weddings and events!

The magazine is a “guide for planning fresh, modern and spectacular events” including New England weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, private parties, charity events and more.



Kate and Brad’s Wedding with Amy Kimball Events at The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common

The impact of an all white palette is undeniable. Sleek, modern and glamorous all on its own, but the addition of some silver sparkle and dramatic mood lighting takes it to a whole new level of luxe. Katie and Brad wanted a “Miami Chic” feel for their summer wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common and the addition of warm lavender uplighting added that extra touch of wow to their stunning all-white soiree.

Ben’s Basketball Themed Bar Mitzvah with SD Events at The Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge

Event Planner Tasha Bracken of SD Events helped Ben and his friends celebrate his special day and his love of the game with a basketball-themed Bar Mitzvah that was a crowd-pleasing slam dunk. Ben loves basketball, so when it came time to plan his Bar Mitzvah celebration, naturally his favorite sport would come into play as the perfect theme for his party. The clever invitations designed by his mother Mara Weiner, owner of Allure Invitations, set the tone for the event with a classic party invite on one side and the back side designed to look and feel like a real leather basketball. The fun escort cards resembled authentic game tickets, with Ben pictured as the pro player on every one. Giant inflatable basketballs floated overhead above the tables and an edible basketball was the centerpiece of the amazing themed cake. Ben surprised his guests with personalized basketballs as party favors, which were a “big hit” according to Bracken. Following the event Ben personally donated all of the extra basketballs to a local children’s charity—a game-winning move for this party’s MVP.

Emily and Jack’s Boston Red Sox Themed Wedding at Fenway Park

Fifteen years in the making, Emily and Jack’s major-league romance finally rounds home plate with a vintage-style ceremony, focused on family ties and fun times at Boston’s Fenway Park. The couple met on Landsdowne Street at a club back in 1996 and began a whirlwind romance that took them first to the San Francisco Bay area and then to Idaho where they bought a house and settled down. “Three boys, two dogs and a million precious memories later,” as Emily described it, this free-spirited couple returned to Jack’s hometown of Boston to finally tie the knot. Since they had met near Fenway, there seemed no better place than atop the Green Monster for this retro-ballpark celebration. Emily wore a vintage gown (with added pops of her fun personality) and carried an antique brooch bouquet that she crafted herself. The boys looked dashing in their bow ties, sweater vests and cool argyle baseball caps as they joined Mom and Dad for a “team photo”, a VIP tour of Fenway and a special family day that they won’t soon forget.

Charlie’s Surprise 50th Birthday Party with SD Events at The Ames Hotel

Event Planner Tasha Bracken of SD Events designed a 50th birthday party dinner at the luxurious Ames Hotel for a high-flying couple and a few of their close friends. Bracken envisioned something fun and masculine, but intimate and personal as well, for Charlie’s 50th birthday dinner. The inspiration for the theme was based on Charlie’s profession as a pilot for Delta Airlines (his wife Caron also worked for the airline as a flight attendant) so subtle touches referencing airplanes and the airline were incorporated into the sleek evening affair. Large branch arrangements filled with glowing candles and ornamental airplanes, along with a long wooden table lined with organic florals and more candles, set the tone for the intimate gathering. Clever gift bags with luggage tags in the shape of an airplane served as place cards for each guest and menu cards imprinted with the Delta logo listed the night’s culinary offerings for the first-class fete.

This post is filed under Person + Killian Photography Real Weddings and Events features in the 2012 issue of Bliss Celebrations magazine. Jill Person can be reached via email at [email protected] and Laurén Killian can be reached via email at [email protected] and via phone at 617.236.1662. Our offices are located at 251 Newbury Street in Boston, MA and at 174 Bellevue Ave Suite 313, Newport, RI.

Recently, we had the pleasure of photographing a wonderful Boston Bar Mitzvah celebration. The weekend started with photos of Ben and his family at Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham, Massachusetts. After some family groupings on Bimah we got to take few casual shots with Ben while he ran through the rehearsal for his big day.

The next night it was off to the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge for the reception where we captured Ben, his family and friends celebrating after a job well done. Guests were entertained by Kupah James of Klass Univeral Entertainment in this Basketball themed event that was designed by the ladies at SD Events of Newton, MA.

Mazel Tov to Ben and his family (including Ben’s mom – Mara Weiner – Owner of Allure Invitations) and thank you for having Person + Killian Photography be there to capture your weekend!

Venue: Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, MA; Photography by: Person + Killian Photography; Invitations: Allure Invitations; Event Design concept, Planning and Decor: SD Events; Entertainment: Klass Universal Entertainment


This Event is filed under Boston Bar / Bat Mitzvah Photography and photographed by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian of Person + Killian Photography are located in both Boston, MA and Newport, RI with studios located at 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA and 174 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. Person + Killian can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email at [email protected] or Lauré[email protected]