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Fall Wedding at Allen Hill Farm | Kacey + Anthony

Kacey and Anthony's beautiful fall wedding at Allen Hill Farm was so perfect and truly represented the Love for everything Fall that Kacey talks about. They hired On The Spot Catering for the big day and I have to say that Stacy worked her magic with her crew setting up all the little details. Bonus their food was delicious as always. I couldn't wait to shoot this wedding especially after the fun engagement session we had. I just knew Kacey and Anthony would not disappoint from beginning to end.

The day started with them getting ready at the hotel and then finishing up at the farm. My favorite part was when Kacey and Anthony shared a sweet quiet first look among the orchard trees. Those are Kacey's favorite spot on the farm so it was only fitting to use those for most of the days portraits. They both seemed to be more relaxed and ready to day their I do's. You can truly see how much love they have for one another. I probably could have taking photos of them all day if they didn't have to get to their ceremony. So I won't lie I shed some happy tears during their ceremony along with family and friends. They both wrote their own vows that really touched the heart. I don't think there was a dry eye in the crowd. 

Following the ceremony we had a blast with the family and then it was onto bridal party photos. Those are always a fun part of the day and this bridal kept a smile on my face all day. They really got into it with the sunglasses and super hero socks with matching cufflinks for the guys.  The ladies were striking in their green dresses which were perfect for a fall wedding. I love how Kacey had her shoes died to match the girls dresses.

The party was ready to start and everyone danced the night away but first it was time for the newlyweds to share their first dance. A choreographed first dance that is. We managed to sneak outside for a few night portraits in the Christmas trees and then it was back to dancing dancing and more dancing. Of course Kacey had the one and only Nora cupcakes for her wedding seeing as she works for them. I was kinda super excited about that when she told me what she would be serving because I don't get to Nora cupcakes very often with there shops being so far from me. So whenever I can get a Nora cupcake I am very very excited to say the least.

I am so honored to have been a part of this beautiful wedding. Thank you Kacey and Anthony for choosing me to share in the most important day of your lives.

Vendors: 

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: Allen Hill Farm   

Wedding Planner & Catering: On The Spot Catering

Cupcakes & Cake: NoRa Cupcake Company

Dj & Officiant: Peter at After Hours

Hair & Makeup: Kyle at Beauty Entourage   

Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Flowers: Brides Mother & Bridesmaids

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Rustic Fall Wedding at Mohegan Sun Golf Club | Nicole + Dylan

Where to even begin with Nicole and Dylan's gorgeous rustic wedding at the Mohegan Sun Golf Club last month. I was so excited when I showed up at Nicole's villa and meet all her amazing bridesmaids. Such a fun group of ladies. Nicole's Made of Honor did her makeup and I must say did a fabulous job at it too. I was in heaven and knew from the minute I walked in that the details for the rest of the day would not disappoint. Nicole left nothing out. She even got this beautiful custom hanger made for her wedding dress. It was truly like nothing I've ever seen before. Dylan is in the navy and I thought it was such a sweet touch that she added special charms to her garter. Of course Dylan had his own fun socks for the big day. I know Nicole was really planning for an outdoor ceremony but didn't let mother nature get her down. She was glowing with beauty in her Maggie Soterro gown and excitement to become Mrs. Berry. Kristin did a fabulous job officiating the ceremony. I really like when my couples have a family member officiate their wedding. It truly adds something unique to their wedding. 

Nicole and her family made all the centerpieces and so many special details for the reception. They really put so much thought into everything. Nicole loves horse back riding and I thought it was so unique they even had a huge wagon wheel holding the place cards with mini close pins. That was by far my favorite detail. Oh and their cake was to dye for. I have to say its probably one of my most favorite cakes I've seen to date any any wedding. Chocolate Rose Bake Shop really out did herself with this one.

Nicole and Dylan's Bridal party was so much fun. The guys even played a little golf and showed off some tricks for Elana my second shooter while I was taking photos of the ladies. I probably could have photographed them and their beautiful bouquets all day long if we didn't have a reception to get to. McKennas Flower Shop did a beautiful job with the florals. 

Once we had our fun out on the golf course it was time to enjoy the party with Ali from Karisma Events. She had the party going all night long. I hope to work with her again in the future. I mean she even had the our favorite guy we liked to call no pants man up dancing all night long. This sweet man was so funny because when he arrive at the wedding to change into his suit he realized well he forgot his dress pants. So he wore the top half of his suit and the bottom half was his shorts. It was hysterical but made for a funny memory. I would say Nicole and Dylan's wedding was a success and everyone had an absolute blast dancing the night away...

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day and making memories for a lifetime.

Vendors:

Venue & Catering: Mohegan Sun Golf Club

Dj: Ali from Karisma Events

Florist: McKennas Flower Shop

Cake: Chocolate Rose Bakeshop

Hair: Waves Hair Salon

 

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Nautical Wedding At Owenego Inn & Beach Club | Paige + Alan

When I got the call from Christine a dear friend and fellow photographer with Chensley Photography that she needed me in a big way. I knew I just had to step up and help her out. I couldn't have been more honored to shoot Paige and Alan's big day at the Owenego Inn and Beach Club in Branford, CT. I mean who doesn't love having the best job ever? I got to show up and shoot this incredible couple and all the little details of the day. We laughed cried and danced the night away! Christine did a beautiful job with editing this stunning wedding and allowing me to blog the images makes my photographer heart happy!! I truly LOVED every moment of Paige and Alan's wedding day. 

I have to admit between Paige's aunts unique ceremony and the amazing dancing I can't decide which of the two I loved the most. This wedding was pretty epic... But my absolute most favorite part was when I took them out to the rock jetty in the water for some romantic portraits of just the two of them. OMG is ALL I need to say! Keep scrolling you will SEE them all!! 

Congratulations again to the newlyweds and thank you for trusting me to shoot your wedding in Christine's place while she took maternity leave with her new bundle of joy.

Associate Shot this wedding for: Chensley Photography

Venue & Catering: Owenego Inn & Beach Club

Hair & Makeup: Pannache of Branford Hair Salon

Florist: Flower Wonderland

Cake & Cupcakes: Sugar Bakery

DJ: John Saville Entertainment Company

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Summer Wedding at Shuttle Meadow Country Club | Sarah + James

Sarah and James' wedding was nothing short of perfection. No detail was left out from the invitations to the matching bridesmaids hangers all the way to ending the night with a custom popcorn bar. Lorissa from Shuttle Meadow Country Club really took Sarah's vision and ran with the setup. I have to give her and her team so much credit for keeping the wedding running smooth. The wood was out of this world delicious. When Sarah told me she was going to have a live band in stead of a Dj I got so excited. I love when my couples have a live band. They really know how to keep the party going. Their day started off with a few tears but tons of smiles. James was a little nervous but I mean what groom doesn't have nerves before they get to see their beautiful bride walking down the isle. I just adore the little church they said their vows and exchanged their rings in. Once they shared their first kiss it was off the party. Bridal party photos were fun and then it was off to the gulf carts we went. I will never forget watching Sarah holding her huge bouquet going up and down the hills of the trails. The beautiful scenery overlooking the greens just made my heart smile. Sarah and James are naturals in front of the camera as I learned during our engagement session last fall. It was just so effortless taking photos of them. I literally could photograph them all day and night long. Shuttle Meadow Country Club is the perfect setting for some romantic images. My favorite part about their venue was that Sarah's parents also got married and had their reception at the club. It really made for such a special wedding memory. We even had fun recreating her parents favorite photo at the front door of the club. Of course we made a few memories of our own along the way. 

I hope Sarah and James are enjoying their amazing honeymoon in the Mediterranean on a cruise. I can't wait to hear all about it when they return. Thank you again Sarah and James for allowing me and Elana to share in your gorgeous day! 

Awesome Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: Shuttle Meadow Country Club

Band: Do I Do

Cupcakes & Cake: Vida Doce

Flowers: Scott's

Bridal Hair & Makeup: The Gallery

Invitations: The Paper Station

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Beautiful Country Wedding at Wrights Mill Farm | Erin + Jeff

High School Sweethearts Erin and Mike tide the knot a month ago at the Beautiful Wrights Mill Farm in Canterbury, CT and boy was it a blast. When I first met with Erin and Jeff I just knew right from that very first conversation I had to photograph their wedding. They put some much love into the little details. I mean who makes their own moonshine for their wedding? They did!!! The custom shot glasses for each guest was just the best touch for the toasts. Putting personality into your wedding day is what I love most about JPP brides. I want brides who are willing to have a cake fight during their cake smash but still trust me to take them out to an open field and make magic out of it. We danced and laughed and had a great time that night. I must say I don't know how they pulled it off, but they did and everyone seemed to have an awesome time between dancing playing horseshoe and even roasting marshmallows by the bon fire from the smores bar. The night seemed to fly by filled with laughter and a lot of tears. Happy Tears.... One of my most favorite parts of the day; well I mean who gets to say their dad drove them to the alter in a fully restored gorgeous blue corvette? This bride does!!! 

It was such a pleasure to be a part of Erin and Jeff's wedding and create memories for the family to cherish for years to come.

 

Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: Wrights Mill Farm

Cake & Cupcakes: Chocolate Rose Bake Shop

DJ: Upbeat DJ

Hair & Makeup: Pink Cut and Color Salon

Flowers: Stop n Shop

Wedding Dress: Melissa Ashley

 

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Rustic Wedding at The Webb Barn | Megan + Mike

I don't even know where to start with this gorgeous wedding for Megan and Mike at The Webb Barn. Megan and her family made so many of the details by hand and I was truly blown away at how gorgeous everything turned out. I just knew from our first meeting listening to the way Megan talked about her venue choice and everything she was planning that I was honored to be a part of their special day. I mean Megan had everything down to the littlest detail of her something blue sewn into her dress and she had a sweet message sewn into her dads tie. I melted when she flipped his tie over during their first look to show me. Mike and his guys all had fun American flag socks on under their suits. I just love when my groom and his guys all pick out fun socks. It really lets their personalities really come out. Now to talk about how amazing Megan's dress was... Holly gorgeous with the lace overlay. HEAVEN!!!! 

I had the pleasure of working with the fabulous Victoria from Everlasting Affairs for the day of coordinator and I must say I wish ALL my brides would book with her. Victoria and her team were such a pleasure to work and made the day run smooth. 

So back to the gorgeous wedding day! We could not have asked for more beautiful weather. The sun was shinning and lots of smiles in the crowd when Megan began to walk down the long path to reach her groom waiting to say I DO. Mike was tearing up and you could just see it all over his face how much he loves Megan. It was magical. Her dad was beat red with nervousness but in the end was all smiles when he handed his daughter over to her new husband to be. The ceremony was filled with lots of laughing and a little bit of crying mixed in. My favorite reaction after they said their I DO's and shred their first kiss was when Mike screamed WOOOOO as he brought his new wife back down the isle. It was so great. The bridal party was not to disappoint either. They all had the most fun props to use during their grand entrances after the portraits. I mean we are talking basketball hoop with a confetti rocket launcher to a mini go-gart. Yup you read that correct... Everyone enjoyed themselves with a crowded dance floor all night long. Best night ever Megan and Mike you did an amazing job planning your wedding and I was so honored to be a able to spend the day with you creating memories for you and your families to cherish for years to come.

Vendors:

Photographer: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: The Webb Barn

Caterer & Rentals: Catering by Christine

Decor: MJ Decorations

Florist: Allison's Floral Designs

Videographer: VBitz Productions

Cake: Sweet Cupcasions

Wedding Planner: Everlasting Affairs

Hair & Makeup: Z Hair Studio / Color Bar

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Buttonwood Farms Surprise Proposal | Conor & Becca

When I first got the call from Conor with his plan to pop the question to Becca and he wanted to do it on the first day of Buttonwood Farms Sunflower for Wishes. I was over the moon with excitement. I mean who doesn't want to be a part of something like this. Sharing this very special time with Becca and Conor was so much fun. You can just see how much love they have for one another. Before leaving them I felt like I was an old friend. The best and most favorite part of our portrait session was when they decided they had to take a photo in front of the cows because Becca is going to be a large bread vet. Well little did we know that one of the cows was going to become the focus in the background and photo bomb them. It was so great and perfect timing. So earlier in the week Conor and I made the perfect plan on google maps. lol Best thing ever when your planning something from several states away. Conor told me he would be flying in the night before the big proposal so I would go there a few days before and check out the lay of the land. We were able to walk the route he would eventually take Becca on that Saturday morning. It was a gorgeous day. The two of them walking through the path enjoying all the beautiful sunflowers which by the way is Becca's favorite and then right before they reached the end of the walking path he turned her and dropped to one knee. Instantly Becca burst into tears with excitement. It was simply magical and I couldn't hold back my tears watching it all unfold before my eyes. He picked out the perfect ring for his sweet bride to be and she LOVES it. Thank you again Conor for choosing me to create these beautiful life long memories for you and Becca to cherish for years to come.

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Love shared at The Lace Factory Wedding with Kara & Devon

What a beautiful job Brides on Cloud 9 and Ashleigh's Garden did for Kara and Devon's wedding at The Lace Factory last month. When I walked in I was floored at all the little details. I mean hello I probably could have just stayed there all day taking photos of the tables thats how gorgeous they were. A big thanks to Eric for having me shoot this wedding with him and I truly can not wait to return for another wedding at The Lace Factory soon! Hands down one of my very favorite venues I've had the pleasure of shooting at this year. Their food is always out of this world delicious and they really now how to treat their guests and vendors which is a plus.

When I first met Devon that morning he was the sweetest ever and I could tell he was just a LITTLE nervous but knew he was ready to call Kara his wife. Let's just say Devon has some major style. Check out his awesome custom tux for the big day. I mean I must say he was one of the best dressed grooms I've photographed in the 5 years I've been shooting weddings. 

Kara was top notch gorgeous when she spread for their first look. She had her hair up with beautiful delicate florals that matched her bouquet perfectly. Her off the shoulder lace covered dress was so flowing and fit her to a T. Just beautiful. And let me tell you about how awesome the bridesmaids dresses were. I just love when brides let the ladies choose a style that fits their personalities. They all had different dresses in the most beautiful pastels. I couldn't help but make sure to get a photo of each girl with their unique bouquets. I mean they were amazing...

I hope you enjoy this wedding and if you or a friend is planning a wedding at The Lace Factory give me a call. I am dying to shoot another wedding there soon!

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The Barns at Wesleyan Hills | Becca & Marty Wedding

Where to begin with this stunning wedding? Becca and Marty chose the perfect rustic barn for their romantic spring wedding. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills was decorated to perfection with every detail in its place. I was so honored to shoot this special wedding with my awesome friend Robyn from Robyn and Lou photography. We always have so much fun when shooting together. My day started with Marty and the guys and lets just say I knew form the moment I walked in that this was going to be a wedding filled with so much love. Marty was beaming with excitement and blushed every time someone mentioned his soon to be new wife. Poor Becca was sick on her wedding day but that didn't stop her from looking absolutely stunning in her gown. The Ct wedding group who hosts weddings for The Barns at Wesleyan hills did a fabulous job as always with their styling and day of coordinating. I am always happy to shoot a wedding at one of their venues, because lets face it they truly know how to put on an epic wedding. 

So my favorite part of the day was when Becca walked out to the end of the isle to meet her father. I didn't know Becca before that day but after talking with her in her bridal sweet before the ceremony I just knew that moment needed to be captured in time. And surely it was magic seeing the look on her fathers face as his beautiful daughter walked down the long driveway to him. They picked a beautiful spot on the property to have their ceremony right in front of the weeping willows that blew in the wind. Let's just say it was magic. You can tell by the photos it was the perfect romantic setting. Just like I thought Marty cried and cried when his bride walked down the isle and he continued to cry during most of the ceremony especially when he said his vows. Both sets of parents just gleamed with huge smiles knowing their children were finally tying the knot. This was such and emotional day and I'm so thankful to have been a part of it. The first dance was even more amazing as the ceremony. The barn was decorated to perfection. I can't wait to be able to come back to this beautiful venue for another amazing wedding. So if your looking for the perfect romantic rustic wedding then you can't go wrong with The barns at Wesleyan Hills.

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Denison Homestead Engagement Session | Nicole & Dylan

So when Nicole told me we had to plan her an Dylan's engagement session around his leave I was happy to work them in at a moments notice. The best part was Dylan really really wanted a snow session this winter and low an behold someone was looking out for us. We had a crazy ride that week and got the biggest snow storm of the year here in CT. Thirteen inches fell the day before we were supposed to have Nicole and Dylan's session at the Denison Homestead in Mystic. Let's just say we were all very excited to go play in the snow. I even got so excited for one shot that I almost forgot there was a creek where I was standing being covered by all the snow and literally almost fell in. But I didn't care one bit because the photo I took while falling was purely magic. I want to thank Dylan and Nicole for the sacrifices they make to keep us safe and free. I had so much fun with them during our session that I just know we will have a blast on their wedding day this coming October at The Mohegan Sun golf club. I'm so honored they chose me to be their wedding photographer and can't wait for the big day to get here.

So here are some highlights of us laughing and having a good time in the snow this past February. I even loved that they did the traditional navy kiss while in his dress blues.

 

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The Pavilion on Crystal Lake | Amanda + Nick

Hmmmmm where to start with the sweat couple. When I got the call from Brooke Allison Photography to photograph her life ling friends weddings I jumped at the opportunity. The day was gorgeous with the sun  and light being amazing. The day started off with a beautiful church ceremony with lots of tears and smiles. That moment when Amanda's dad gave her away and Nick's huge smile full of love at that very moment just made my heart melt. When we arrived at The Pavilion on Crystal Lake I literally squealed with excitement for the gorgeous lighting. The way the light shines through the trees at Crystal lake is just simply magical. We had our typical fun with the bridal party especially with the guys and their fun sucks. I love when the groom and his guys have every detail like the beautiful bride and bridesmaids do. This bridal party was the funniest and most hilarious group I've ever had. We had a blast. When it came time for Amanda and Nick's portraits I just knew we were creating MAGIC...

This wedding was so beautiful down to every single detail. Amanda did a fabulous job with the coordinators of CT Wedding Group to design the most romantic rustic wedding at The Pavilion on Crystal Lake.

Soon it was party time and they even had the DJ announce to have all the wedding guests join in the fun at the end of their first dance which I thought was sweet. You can see the love of this family as they watched the newlyweds take their first dance. I couldn't help but wipe some tears away during the speeches and even got a good laugh at times. I think one of my favorite parts of wedding is hearing the sweet stories form the made of honor and best man. The part of the day that takes the cake for me well it literally is CAKE cutting. I joke around with all my couples and say I shoot weddings for the cake or in some cases cupcakes. You will make this photographer very happy if you feed me cake on your special day!

It was such a pleasure to be a part of this beautiful and romantic wedding. This is why I do what I do...

Do what you love!