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We are honored to see so many of our couples with their real weddings being featured in current magazines and online. The Taj Boston spring wedding of Channah and Shikha is featured in the newest issue of Boston Weddings. Maria and Kyle’s Cabo San Lucas destination wedding can be seen in the new issue of Southern New England Weddings Magazine and the Fairmont Copley Plaza winter wedding of Laura and Mike was recently featured online with Cosmopolitan Magazine.

We are so grateful seeing these real weddings and couples grace the pages of some of our favorite websites and magazines. Thank you to Boston Weddings, Southern New England Weddings and Cosmopolitan!

Boston Weddings Magazine Real Wedding Photography

Boston Weddings Magazine – Real Wedding of Channah and Shikha at Taj Boston

Southern New England Wedding Magazine Real Wedding Photography

Southern New England Weddings Magazine –

“Destination Wedding with Nicole Simeral of Nicole Simeral & Company creates unforgettable destination wedding celebrations.”

Cosmopolitan Magazine Real Wedding Photography Boston

Cosmopolitan – “39 Snowy Winter Weddings That Will Warm Your Heart Right Up – There may be ice, but these pics are on fire.

Blizzards don’t ruin a photo-op, they make the photo-op.”


Real Weddings photographed by Person + Killian Photography in the current issues of Boston Weddings Magazine, Southern New England Weddings Magazine and on Cosmopolitan online – Person + Killian Photography – 251 Newbury Street – Boston, MA 02116 – 617.236.1662 – [email protected] and [email protected]

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.

TKR16SS_NECover.inddWith freshly fallen snow on the ground throughout New England we could not be more excited to see the latest Spring/Summer 2016 issue of The Knot New England out on newsstands and in stores everywhere. The latest issue features the real of wedding of Meghan and Tim at Taj Boston. This gorgeous wedding was designed by the incredibly talented team at Marc Hall Design and we are thrilled to see it in print.

From The Knot “Meghan Altman (a national account director at GSK) and Tim Stoll (a senior director at BioMed Realty) pulled off a chic, modern wedding at Taj Boston in Boston, Massachusetts, with over-the-top floral arrangements and a sophisticated black, white and silver palette. A traditional Catholic ceremony at Cathedral of the Holy Cross preceded the reception, the 19th-century Gothic Revival architecture and tall arrangements of white cherry blossoms provided a dramatic backdrop for the occasion. For the reception, Meghan and Tim turned to Taj Boston, a 1927 landmark hotel with an enviable address overlooking Boston Public Garden. The pair passed on the venue’s many opulent jewel-box ballrooms, instead hosting the post-ceremony festivities on the roof, where guests profited from 180-degree views of the Boston skyline. The talented team at Marc Hall Design transformed the space into a modern-day Garden of Eden with suspended floral installations and fresh bunches of white peonies and calla lilies. Candlelight filled the room with a warm, ambient glow and details like place-inspired table names put a personal spin on the chic decor. The couple made sure no guest went hungry, filling cocktail hour and dinner with seemingly endless eats like tuna tartare, New York sirloin and more. The band Soho blew everyone out of the water and kept the party going late into the night. The couple surprised everyone with a crepe station, a nod to their engagement in Paris, France, and sent guests home with a few sweet treats. A tip from Meghan: “Decide as a couple what your top priorities are and stick with them. There is no need to fret about minute details that you simply don’t have time to get to. Spend time selecting your vendors and make sure you enjoy them. Trust the professionals you decide on and rely on them to create the vision you share. Enjoy the planning and the journey through your engagement.”

Thank you to The Knot New England for featuring one of our weddings and a big thank you again to Meghan and Tim for being such a joy to capture on their wedding day!

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The Knot New England Real Wedding of Meghan and Tim at Taj Boston Hotel — Ceremony Site: Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston; Reception Site: Taj Boston; Flowers: Marc Hall Design; Officiant: Rev. Kevin O’Leary; Gown: Vera Wang; HAir: Alexandra Goresh – Stillisti Boston; Makeup: Stacey Frasca; Veil: Bridal Alterations by Anahit, Newton, MA; Shoes: Jimmy Choo; Engagement Ring: Kebadjian Bros. Inc.; Wedding Rings: Cartier; Tiffany & Co. Bracelet: Cartier; Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale, L’élite, Boston; Menswear Groom: Alton Lane; Groomsmen: TheBlackTux.com; Stationery: RSVP Hingham; Sign-in Book: Veuve Clicquot; Rentals: Marc Hall DEsign; Catering and Cake: Taj Boston; Music/Entertainment: Night Shift Entertainment – SoHo; Favors: Taj Boston; Transportation: Black Tie Limousine; Accommodations: Taj Boston; Honeymoon: Taj Cape Town, Little Garonga, South Africa

We are always excited and honored when our weddings are featured in print. The real wedding of Lindsay “Lu” and Greg at the Boston Public Library is featured in the latest New England issue of The Knot on stands now!

From The Knot: How They Met: At Tulane University Wedding Style: Mirrored elements, oversize blooms and a glam color scheme of white, silver and pink created a luxe affair that walked the line between modern and traditional.

“Lu carried a traditional bridal bouquet of white peonies, lisianthus and light pink roses while the bridesmaids held fluffy bunches of pink peonies with accents of dusty miller. When the couple learned that Lu’s grandmother likely wouldn’t be able to make it to New York (where they live) for their wedding, they decided to get married in Boston, Lu’s hometown. ‘When the Boston Public Library popped up as a potential venue, we knew it was where we would get married,’ Lu says.”

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Click to view more photographs from the Boston Public Library Summer Wedding with Carol Silverston, Jodi Raphael and The Catered Affair!

Magazine: The Knot – New England; Venue: Boston Public Library; Event Planning, Event Florals and Event Design: Carol Silverston – The Original Touch; Consultant: Jodi Raphael Events; Catering: The Catered Affair; Hair and Makeup: Deb Welch – Studio 9; Dress: Monique Lhuillier – L’elite; Ceremony and Reception: Boston Public Library; Catering and Coordination: The Catered Affair; Rentals: Be Our Guest, Tommy Wholesale, Table Toppers, Masquerade, Creative Event Services;  Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting; Cakes: Party Favors; Entertainment: Music Management (Cocktail Hour), Wilson Stevens – Joey Scott and the Connection (Reception).

Lindsay and Greg’s Real Wedding Featured in The Knot Fall / Winter 2015 at The Boston Public Library with The Catered Affair – Photography by Person + Killian Photography. 251 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116 – 617.236.1662


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.

A few weeks ago Person + Killian photography had the pleasure of photographing the Cape Cod wedding of Brooke and Mike, who were one of the sweetest couples we have ever worked with. They have been together since college and both love the Cape. So, when it was time to plan their own wedding, Cape Cod was the destination of choice. They instantly fell in love with New Seabury and we do not blame them. For over 30 years, New Seabury has been the premier location for Cape Cod weddings, offering a perfect backdrop of Nantucket Sound and the lush greens of their golf courses.

The Country Club at New Seabury provided an atmosphere of elegance and seaside charm.  This was ideal for their vision of a classic and timeless wedding filled with black and ivory details. Brooke wore a stunning Vera Wang gown and her bridesmaids had on the most adorable short black dresses, paired with seaside blue flowers.

Congratulations to a beautiful couple. We wish you much happiness and thank you for trusting P+K to document this special day!

To view some more of our favorite Cape Cod weddings Click Here!

Venue: New Seabury Mashpee, MA/ Church: St. Anthony’s E. Falmouth, MA / Hair: Amy McRae / Makeup: Sea Salt Spa / Bridal Gown: Vera Wang Boston / Bridesmaids dresses: Flair (Newbury Street) / Bridal Flowers: Merriweather’s Raynham, MA / Cup Cakes:  Dessert Works – Westwood, MA/ Linens, Chairs & decor: The Perfect Setting  at Felicia’s/ Entertainment: Good Times Unlimited


This Cape Cod wedding of Brooke and Mike was photographed by Person + Killian Photography. The New Seabury Country Club is located in Mashapee, MA. Person + Killian Photography is located in Boston, MA at 251 Newbury Street. Jill Person and Laurén Killian are the owners and can be reached via phone at 617.236.1662 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected]