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Allen Hill Wedding in the Fall | Abi + Marc

This fun energetic couple were meant to be from their very first date. I mean its almost like a ferry tail story of how they went on a vacation out of the country for their second date. Thats all it took and now they are happily married. When I showed up to the inn where Abi was getting ready I was in heaven with he beautiful outdoor patio stones and gorgeous purple flowers on the property. Of course she wanted her first look in the orchard trees on the farm at Allen hill which is one of my very favorite spots there. Especially that time of year when everything is in bloom and you get the beautiful greenery. Abi and Marc loved it so much they decided to have their ceremony facing the orchard. The first look was epic as I assumed it would be. These two are naturals in front of the camera and so in love. The fun bridal party kept me laughing the whole time and were up for anything I suggested. Abi and Marc incorporated just about all of their family during the tree planting ceremony which I thought was so unique. I can’t wait to see an update on how big their tree will be in a year from their wedding. As always On The Spot Catering killed it with the setup and food. I kinda wanted to just sit and eat everything in sight. Once we got our stomach full the dance party started and didn’t stop all night long. Thank you Abi & Marc for choosing me to share in your wedding memories!

Fabulous Vendors List:
Photographer: J.Parsons Photography
Venue: Allen Hill Farm Brooklyn,CT
Brides Dress: Zac Posen, Boston, MA
Groom Attire: Jos A Bank
Wedding Coordinator/ Catering: On The Spot Catering
Hair: Megan with Curl up & Die Newport, RI
Flowers: Cynthias Florist for Reception Décor
DJ: DJ Melee
Sweetheart table décor: GoldenRule Designs 
Wedding Cake: Made by Bride Abi

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Bill Miller's Castle Wedding | Lisa + Sachin

Lisa and Sachin are two the my favorite people I’m had the pleasure of meeting through the years. I had this deep connection with Lisa at our very first meeting as she stole my heart the minute she cried looking at my wood memory box. I knew right then and there she’s my kinda bride. Emotional and in LOVE with photos and the preservation of memories. I have this slight obsession with telling stories behind my photos even in my everyday life with my kids. Details Details and more Details… A favorite part of every wedding day for me is the small little details like the smallest stones on the brides shoe to the grooms custom cufflinks. The smiles they share and the tears they shed when the father hands off his beautiful daughter to her forever husband. I find it very therapeutic to be in these moments knowing I captured it for them to cherish for a life time. Lisa and Sachin had a rainy wedding day but that did not stop this couple one bit. As always I have umbrellas for my bridal parties incase and even with a sideways rain these fun loving friends did not complain once as we ran outside following the indoor ceremony to grab some fun photos under the umbrellas. We got so lucky and the rain clouds cleared long enough for Lisa and Sachin to get some romantic couples photos outside around the grounds of Bill Miller’s Castle before being whisked into their reception for the first dance. My secret favorite part was getting to try the different foods from Sachin culture and boy was it delicious. We ended the night with fun and dancing and even cigar rolling which turned into a cigar smoke portrait session in the dark. Thank you Lisa and Sachin for having me be your photographer. I LOVED every minute of your special day!

Awesome Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: Bill Miller’s Castle

Florist: Flowers on the green

Hair & MUA: Chic Beauty Salon

Catering: La Luna and Darbar

Cake: JCakes

DJ: H&B Entertainment

Wedding Signs: The WriteBoard

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Rocky Neck Summer Beach Sessions | Family Love

Rocky Neck State Park has the most gorgeous boardwalk area covered in beautiful canopy trees. This makes for the perfect setting for family fun photo sessions. We loved playing games and having secret tickle sessions all while feeding each other gummy bears. I just adored these sweet families and can’t wait to get back to the beach this summer for some more beach fun.

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Newborn Portrait Session | Baby E

This sweet little girl had a full head of blonde hair when she arrived to her mothers surprise. I couldn’t get enough snuggles with her during her session. Sometimes they cutie pies don’t want to settle and sleep for us but that won’t stop us from getting the precious memories for their parents to remember just how small they were when they were born. This is one of my most favorite times when starting a family. I can still remember when my little ones where this tiny. Time sure does fly by in the blink of an eye and it truly means so much that families like this love to remember this sweet tender moments in their child’s life. I can’t wait to snuggle the next little one soon.

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Farm Engagement Session | Stephen + Joel

Where to begin with these two handsome guys. When I first met Stephen at the hair salon I knew right away I wanted to have the opportunity to photograph him one day. His smile is just infectious and his out going personality lights up any room. As sad as I am that he literally moved to Florida the day we took these photos I am super happy he found his soul mate. I will forever miss our fun and hilarious conversations while sitting in his chair getting my hair done. When Stephen called and said lets get some photos done before me move away I was so honored. He left it up to me where we wanted to shoot but with one thing in mind he said I love something with nature and old barn looking buildings. So of course I had the perfect place in mind and it just happened to be right by my studio. One of my favorite places to photograph year round. Some people don’t realize the history in our small town of Canterbury and I kinda like it that way. Its always so quiet and a relaxed atmosphere when I bring my clients here to shoot. Next time I get to see these handsome guys will be for their wedding day. Now hurry up you too and get to planning that big day!!

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Milestone portrait session | Wesley

Every family needs to capture the little moments and milestone of their babies as they grow so fast right before our very eyes. I can’t believe this little man is almost a year old already. I still remember all the trials his mom and dad went through and the many trips to the hospital with hopes he was going to stay in place a little longer. Lets face it this guy is growing so fast and doesn’t stop for a second now that he’s crawling and almost walking. I feel like it was just yesterday I was taking his newborn portraits. Slow down Wesley slow down. This little man stole my heart from day one and I love having the pleasure of seeing him every few months for his milestone sessions. I can’t wait for his 1 year cakes smash session coming up soon. Hint you might want to check back in next month to see what cuteness his mom and I come up with. We have some really adorable ideas tossing around in our heads for this one. Until then share some love with this sweet little man and his mom that I have the pleasure of calling my friend. I love getting to work with friends in the industry and seeing their families grow.

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Guilford Yacht Club Wedding | Meggie + Brian

What a beautiful day we had for Meggie and Brian’s Guildford Yacht Club wedding last August. They really had the perfect day which usually you think in mid August it would be super hot. We got so lucky and had a gorgeous breeze day. I was so excited when they told me about this quiet little park over looking the water way across from the venue. We decided the first look and portraits had to take place there. The guys showed up in the biggest truck form the marina. We all had a good laugh when they pulled up and all the guys jumped out of the back of the pickup in suits. I must say Meggie was one of the calmest brides to date. I think me favorite part of the day was jumping on the boat and taking a quick spin with them out on the water. I mean its not everyday your couple arrives to their wedding ceremony by boat. We had a lot of laughs and even a few tears throughout the day. The reception was no small feet filled with exciting dances including an irish dance by the grooms relatives. We ate delicious food and yummy cake (Everyone knows I shoot weddings for the cake). They ended the night under the sparkler lined sidewalk with their friends and family. A little birdie told me this sweet couple is expecting a new little one this summer and I could not be more excited for them to move into this next chapter together. Congratulations to you Meggie and Brian on the new bundle of joy.

Awesome Vendors who made the day great!

Photography by: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: Guilford Yacht Club

Catering: Gourmet Galley

Cake: J Cakes

DJ: Local Motion

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Wright's Mill Farm Wedding | Jackie + Brian

This rib loving couple had such a unique wedding at Wrights Mill Farm. I think my favorite part was how they used wrench’s for the seating chart. I’ve never seen something so unique for a wedding before. I remember when I first met Jackie and Brian and they told me what they were looking forward to on the wedding day most was in Jackie’s own words “I can’t wait to eat ribs in my wedding dress” and yes she sure did. It was the cutest thing ever when she opened a special present from her relative that had custom rib bibs for both Jackie and Brian to wear. I could not stop giggling because I just love these two. The day did not go as planned and we had rain but you know what they took it like champs. Bri moved the ceremony under the pavilion and everything went on rain or shine. You would never know because the smiles these two had when they saw each other for the first time. It lit up the pavilion like the fourth of July. We got super lucky when the rain clouds cleared in time for portraits and so we took the horse drawn carriage to the pond and barn and had some fun. I even threw a behind the scenes photo of me doing my thing holding the flower girl and wearing my rain boots to get the job done. I kinda love it after a rain storm because the greens are always so vibrant and beautiful in photos. Jackie and Brian knew exactly what to do form our engagement session because I mean hello they are naturals in front of the camera. It also helps when you marry your best friend. It hits home that they met online dating because it just clarifies that yes online dating really works. You can meet your sole mate online just like these two.

Once the party got started it was game on all night long. We got a quick little rain shower and yes they decided lets go dancing in the rain. It was so cute they just twirled and danced the night away. Mark had the dance floor hopping for the rest of the night. Even the staff at Wrights Mill gets up and shows off some dance moves for the wobble. We ended the night of fun and laughter with a photo that Brian and Jackie asked for and it turned out epic just like they are.

I am so honored to be their photographer and love watching their love story grow day by day.

Awesome Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue & Catering: Wright’s Mill Farm

DJ: Upbeat Dj

Cake: Chocolate Rose Bake Shop

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Harkness Memorial Park Engagement Session | Colleen + Matt

This Harkness engagement sessions love story started at a friends bbq back in 2013. That would set the seen for Colleen and Matt to start dating and now they are building their life together a day at a time. When I asked about the proposal I kinda melted with pure excitement when I heard the story. Imagine your sitting in a nice restaurant in Dublin Ireland. Yes you read that correct they were on a trip to Dublin Ireland. This is so on my bucket list of places I want to visit in my lifetime. It was the very first night on their trip and Matt was treating Colleen to a super romantic fancy dinner at The Bank Restaurant. While eating dessert, they were talking about their future, and how excited they were for their move and and the future. That’s when Matt grabs the ring from his jacket pocket, gets down on 1 knee and proposes. I am a desert girl and I of course wanted to know what was for desert and hello what a romantic man Matt is. I don’t even think I would be able to eat my desert after that because I would be full of excitement so I hope he at least let Colleen eat a little before dropping to one knee. I can see it all over his face the way he looks at her that she is his everything. I can’t wait for their wedding to finally get here already. June seems so far away yet so close.

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The Overlook at Geer Tree Farm Wedding | Sam + John

Sam and John’s wedding at The Overlook at Geer Tree Farm turned out to be a beautiful wedding despite having a rainy start to the day. The sun came out shinning brightly just in time for the ceremony to begin. When I arrived at the farm the girls where having fun and relaxing while waiting their turn for hair and make up. The guys arrived a little while later to my surprise no one knew how to tie a bow tie, so you tube it was. I can honestly say of all the wedding I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of I find it so cute that so many groomsmen don’t know how to tie a bow tie. It always makes for fun getting ready shots with the men. This was my first time having the pleasure of working at the beautiful Geer Tree Farm and I can’t wait to have the chance to go back again. Especially when one of my favorite caterers is on the job. I can honestly say I love working with Stacy from On the spot catering. She and her team always go above and beyond for every wedding. They were so accommodating for Sam and John that they literally waited until the last possible second to make the call to have the ceremony outside overlooking the beautiful tree farm instead of forcing everyone under the reception tent. Which I am so glad Sam let Stacy make the call because it turned out so beautiful. We know someone was looking over this couple on their wedding day. During our portraits we got the most gorgeous rainbow that came shinning in the camera and I was all giggly as always when I know I am creating magic in camera for my amazing couples. We ended the night with a lot of fun dancing and glow a glow stick dance party. John had the dj play a song in honor of his fellow servicemen which made for some great dancing to kick off the dance party. It was a pleasure being a part of this awesome couples big day and I can’t wait to see where their love story takes them.

Awesome Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: The Overlook at Beer Tree Farm

Catering: On The Spot Catering

Bride’s Dress: Bridal Bells Berlin, CT

Groom’s Attire: Attilio’s East Haven, CT

Wedding day of coordinator: Stacy from On the spot catering

Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Mineko

Florist: Bride made herself

DJ: Pro Sound Entertainment

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Harkness Beach Engagement Portraits | Abi + Marc

Abi, Marc and I had so much fun exploring Harkness during their engagement session. We had a beautiful sky that day. Even better was a very photogenic couple who I swear were naturals in front of the camera. I barely had to tell them what to do. I always love sending my couples a short questionnaire when they inquire with me because well I LOVE getting to know them so I don’t feel like a stranger when we meet for the first time.

When I asked Abi how these two met this was in her own words. We met late summer 2016 through a mutual friend who had been trying to set us up for awhile. She invited him on a "girl's" weekend up in NH to hike and hangout. Needless to say, he held his own with 3 overworked nurses whose topics of conversations tend to veer towards the gross side. And he was still interested after watching me struggle on the hike with a nauseous stomach!

Then I asked about the proposal and this is were it gets even better. In Abi’s own words “We often go for walks at a friend's farm close to home with our dog, Ziggy. There are beautiful woods, trails and ponds to choose from. One late morning, the sun had broken out after a night of snow. He suggested we go for a walk because he knows I love snow. I was excitedly snapping pictures of Ziggy in his new scarf for our holiday cards when he suggested we hike to the top of the big hill on the property. As we were walking up, he started asking me about what were my "top three" memories for 2017. I immediately chose our trip to Costa Rica (our second date!). Then I talked about a fireworks festival in Montreal he took me to (because he knows I love fireworks!). We had done so many things that year, I told him I had trouble picking a third and told him it was his turn. By this point, we were at the top of the hill and I was obliviously looking all around at the snow-filled panoramic view. He talked about Costa Rica and then a trip to Denver where we saw our favorite band at Red Rocks. And then when I turned toward him, he was going down on one knee with a ring in his hand saying "And I hope this will make your top 3..." And then I blacked out. He says there was swearing and crying and then finally a "yes!".

I don’t think I could have worded this any better than Abi did… I am kinda obsessed with their love story and hearing about their second date to Costa Rica was ummmm pretty amazing. But if you want to hear about that you must come back to see their wedding posted soon.

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The Simsbury Inn Rustic Wedding | Megan + Paul

This very beautiful rustic wedding at The Simsbury Inn was nothing but spectacular. Megan and Paul even planned for us to stop in route from the church to the reception at this quiet little farm for portraits. Every who knows me can tell you if you put me on a farm I am going to have the biggest smile on my face and make magic. I may even ask you to walk into some random tall grass and have a little fun. I may ask you to twirl around and just kiss. Paul took it one step further and took his new bride over his shoulder. Ummmm I was totally in heaven when he did that. These two had so much fun and I could photograph them all over again. I am sad these two love birds moved away but I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for them. It was an honor to be a part of their very special day. They made me feel like part of the family and not just another vendor at their wedding. I even cried and laughed with them during the speeches. Make sure you check out the sweetest little touches Megan put into her day with all the little details. She even had a custom bouquet made with strips from her grandmothers wedding dress attached. I thought it was so sweet the ring she had engraved for her mother and the special message she put on her dads handkerchief. I knew from the minute I walked into that bridal suite it was going to be a great day full of special moments to capture. This is another reason why I love what I do.

Amazing Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Church: Our Lady of Hope Parish

Venue, Catering & Cake: The Simsbury Inn

Brides Dress Designer: “The Monica Gown", By Watters

Bride’s Jewelry: Alex and Ani

Grooms Suit: Jos. A Bank

DJ: B_entertained DJs and More

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Canterbury Studio Newborn Photos | Baby Photos

It’s always the little clients that steal my heart the most. I get all the feels when I get to snuggle a baby. I do miss when my kids were this small. When Sarah called for me to photograph her sweet baby girl I was so excited. This little one was such an angel the entire session. I am so happy to be offering studio newborn sessions at my Canterbury studio. If you or a friend want to capture this special time in your families life please give me a ring and lets get you scheduled.

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Harkness Beach Photos | Gabrielle + Mike

Harkness Memorial park is always the perfect backdrop for any type of session weather it be for a romantic couples session or even when you wanna throw in the brides adorable son for a few family photos. I’m a big harry potter fan myself so I couldn’t resist letting little man keep his glasses on and his magic wand in hand. Mike is truly a great man and I am so happy for Gabrielle and little man to have him in their lives. He walked into Gabrielle’s life and loves her for everything she has to offer. Best thing ever is he gets and immediate family. Who couldn’t ask for more love than that? He gets two for the price of one…

Stop back by my blog soon to see their beautiful wedding from this past fall at the Gorgeous Burr Mansion!!

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Aria Rustic Garden Wedding | Kelsey + Joe

This rustic garden themed wedding at Aria was simply a stunner. Kelsey and Joe did a beautiful job planning everything down to the finest details. The cutest honey bee glass jars were placed at every seat in the house for their guests to take home. The flowers lets talk flowers for a minute. I mean they were stunning. Of course the Beauty Entourage did a fabulous job with hair and make up as always. I just love working with them. Kelsey and Joe decided to share a first look on their wedding day and to be honest I adore first looks because they can have a small quiet moment just the two of them before all the hassle and bustle of the day begins. It also helps us knock out all the portraits pre ceremony and leaves them to enjoy their cocktail hour. The time came for the ceremony in the back garden area and I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the light coming in over the trees. They really had someone looking over them on this day. Then came time to party and I mean duh I wouldn’t have expected any less than this epic choreographed first dance. I was in awwwww as I know the entire room was as well. With the twirls and dips I just loved every minute of it. I know these two were dancing the night away and into their honeymoon with the biggest smiles on their faces. Thanks Kelsey & Joe for choosing J.Parsons Photography to be part of your special day.

Awesome Vendors

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue: Aria

Grooms Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Beauty Entourage

Cake: Modern Pastry

Dj: AMS

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The Barns at Wesleyan Hills Spring Wedding | Nicole + Jadian

Where do I even begin with how gorgeous this wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills for Nicole and Jadian was. Every time I turned around the details where every where. Every single one of my brides knows I am kinda obsessed with every thing rustic and chic. This wedding did not disappoint one bit. I would have to say I love every wedding I have the pleasure to photograph every year but this one by far was my dream wedding to a T… From the beautiful hair styles the ladies had to the amazingly delicious food. I am always so excited to work with the CT Wedding Group at one of their properties because I just know the food is going to be spot on. I fell in love with these two when I first met them for their engagement session and I was so honored to be a part of their special day.

Awesome Wedding Vendors:

Photography: J.Parsons Photography

Venue & Catering: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo

Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Grooms Attire: Jos A. Bank

Makeup Artist: Iris De La Cruz

Hair Stylist: Changes Salon

Florist: Desert Vines Events LLC

DJ: Power station events

Cake Pops: Le Cupcake Shoppe

Photo Booth: The little black photo booth

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