Bella Wang Photography

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Cambridge City Hall Wedding

Cambridge City Hall Wedding
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My work has a very editorial look. I am for classic, clean imagery that isn't heavily altered from real life.  My art is created through framing, composition, emotion and connection rather than props and trends.

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The Couple

Richard and Rachel found me online for their wedding photographer after reading the wonderful reviews posted by past families and couples I have worked with. You can read a bit more HEREand HERE. I was actually originally hired for their wedding in the fall of 2019, but they wanted to tie the knot early by eloping. They chose Cambridge City Hall for their civil ceremony wedding. My wedding packages all include a complimentary engagement mini session, so they just ended up using it for this special event. I thought it was a brilliant idea and I was game. I adore photographing small, intimate weddings.

The challenge I faced was that Richard was over a foot taller than Rachel was. I think it’s adorable she has to go on her tippy toes just to give him a kiss.

Cambridge City Hall

Cambridge City Hall allows for a lot of flexibility for weddings. I have photographed there on many occasions and they allow the couple to choose the location. The last time I was there I shot on the front lawn since it was summer. This time, the couple opted to keep it indoors because it was January in New England. I think that was a smart idea as it was FREEZING outdoors. They were brave enough to step outside for 5 minutes at the end to get some outdoor photos and you can see those toward the end of this post.

Cambridge City hall has a lot of great architecture so I had to make the most of the beautiful word work. The ceremony itself was short and sweet and clocked in around 6 minutes. You have to move and think quickly to capture enough images before it’s all over. The bride made her very own bouquet from Trader Joe’s flowers and I think it turned out brilliantly.

The Images

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Hall - the location for this civil ceremony
Cambridge City Hall – the location for this civil ceremony
The Sullivan Chamber was the room we chose for the cambridge city hall civil ceremony and elopement
The Sullivan Chamber was the room we chose for the ceremony
Boston city hall civil ceremony and elopement
They exchanged rings under the watchful eye of the city clerk.
cambridge city hall civil ceremony and elopement venue
Cambridge city hall civil ceremony and elopement
Saying I do after civil ceremony in Cambridge
Lipstick transfer!
cambridge city hall civil ceremony and elopement
Rachel is adorable and always did this cute one foot pose. I had to capture that.
City hall is stunning and has a lot of rooms to choose from for the actual ceremony.
Wedding Portraits by Bella Wang Photography
groom holding the bride after civil ceremony
Wedding Portraits by Bella Wang Photography
more couple portraits during civil ceremony elopement in cambridge city hall
cambridge was the backdrop to this elopement. Flowers in the bouquet were from Trader Joes
This was the bouquet made by the bride from Trader Joe’s flowers.
The grand staircase at Cambridge city hall
Time for some portraits. As you can see there is about a foot difference in height between these two.
lots of fun art around the city hall for photos
Stairs come in handy for minimizing that height difference.
beautiful lighting in the building of city hall in Cambridge for portraits.
Elopement and Wedding Portraits by Bella Wang Photography
Cambridge City Hall Elopement
Cambridge City Hall Elopement
Cambridge City Hall Elopement in the staircase

Post ceremony wedding photos in Cambridge City Hall
Post ceremony wedding photos in Cambridge City Hall
Post ceremony wedding photos

Outdoor photos outside Cambridge City Hall

It was freezing outside so we just had a few minutes before we all turned into Popsicles. They nailed it and considering we had <5 minutes for couple portraits, we made the most of it.

Some more wedding portraits on the front steps of Cambridge City Hall post ceremony
Some more wedding portraits on the front steps of Cambridge City Hall post-ceremony
Newly married couple celebrating outside Cambridge city hall.
Congratulations to the happy couple.

For Boston City Hall and another elopement, please click here on HERE

Small, intimate Wedding Photography by Bella Wang Photography

Cambridge City Hall Wedding
Tips for posing with large height differences

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My path here is a bit different than most. I have a background in engineering and accounting/auditing. Like every good Asian daughter, I wanted to make my parents happy. With my first paycheck I bought a camera. I was instantly addicted to capturing life's details and observing people's interactions. When I moved from Toronto to Boston, I found myself without a job but with a fresh start. I got my first gig off Craigslist (crazy!) and have been fully booked ever since. The family that had booked me on Craigslist still keeps in touch with me to this day and I've photographed them quite a few times since. I've been featured in numerous publications both online and in print (Martha Stewart Weddings, Boston Magazine, The Knot). 8+ years later, you've stumbled onto my page.  

I am candid, communicative and caring. For those that know me, they know I have a pretty wicked sense of humour to get people to relax. My goal always is to ensure you are heard and that you are comfortable throughout the process. In my portfolio you can see each family's genuine happiness and comfort in their body language. It takes a lot to create the environment of trust. The rave reviews from my families afterward show you how much they care about me in return. This environment of trust builds from the beginning and I honestly attract the kindest families that allow me to create consistently strong images with heart in order to tell their story.

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