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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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Backyard Intimate wedding in Canterbury | Josey + Coz

One of my most favorite parts about living in Canterbury is the small town feel we have here. Josey found me on google and I was honored to come be a part of their special intimate backyard wedding. We had the best time walking their property along the creek after they said their I do’s. I think it was one of the least pressure wedding days I’ve ever had. I am starting to love intimate weddings. I should do more of them because just seeing these two so in love and not a care in the world about having the big wedding was so beautiful and inspiring. If I get married again its officially in my head I don’t want a big wedding I want something small and simple. All you need is LOVE and each other. Coz was the most gently man and you could see how much he cared for Josey. He was shaking with excitement to put that ring on her figure that he had a hard time getting it on. I can’t wait to get the call when they start having little ones… (Hint Hint I’m ready when you are to start having little ones!! LOL) I love babies just as much as weddings. Congratulations to this wonderful couple and here’s to many many happy years of marriage.

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Intimate Devils Hopyard Engagement Session | Erin + Lee

I maybe be biased but I am a little obsessed with this session at Devils Hopyard from this past spring. Erin and Lee nailed it from the perfect outfits to every pose. I mean they are our naturals in front of the camera. You will see more of that when I blog their wedding here soon. I was so excited when I saw her ring because this girl LOVES rings. It was simply beautiful and I must say Lee did a fabulous job picking it out. I just love how they met at the local bar that Erin worked. Lee would come in with his friends for nearly two years before he finally asked this beautiful lady out. I secretly think he had to work up the courage but she gladly excepted and now they get to spend the rest of their lives making memories. He took her out on the greater banks on vacation and during a moonlit stroll he wrapped his arms around her and whispered sweet words into her ear. Little did Erin know what was about to happen when she turned around and he got down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. Its like a fairy tail and I am so honored to be their photographer and I get to share in their love story.

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Canterbury Maternity + Newborn Studio Session

This family is not only a fellow wedding industry vendor but a close friend. I couldn't have been more excited and honored when asked to photograph their maternity and newborn portraits for their first baby. I mean hello look at this gorgeous momma to be. Victoria was stunning in this blue dress made by a fellow photographer and close friend Tracy. When you bribe dad to take off his shirt and trust your vision magic happens within the camera. I think I let out the biggest yelp of excitement when I knew what I was getting in camera was perfect and told the love story of these two in just a few simple photos. The passion in the way Wesley holds his wife is just pure love.

Now for little man (That’s his nickname) he was a little stinker on the day of his photos but we managed to love on him and get some really cute photos for mom and dad to cherish for a lifetime. Always remembering how little he was. It’s hard to believe how big he’s gotten since this session but I just love watching him grow whenever I can. He’s feisty and a spit fire like his mom. I can see it now with the different looks and grins that he is such a mommas boy.

Come back to see more of this cute family do to hit the blog soon!

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Engaged at WPI | Kimberly + Rupak

When I first met this sweet young couple I felt an instant connection with them. Their story about how they met in college when Rupak moved here all the way from Nepal. Who would think he would find the love of his life all the way across the world. The proposal was so sweet of course Kimberly being the intuitive woman she is kinda knew it was coming sooner rather than later. But the day approached and Rupak got Kimberly’s brother and sister-in-law in on the plan and they were supposed to be going to a corn maze together. Somehow, they ended up in Newport at the cliff walk instead and walked along for a while while. He stopped her, had a whole speech, got down on one knee… and well, you can figure out the rest.  Such a magical memory for them to cherish. So when it came time for the engagement session we knew exactly where to have it. No place was going to be more perfect than the college grounds they met and fell in love on. We secretly wanted snow and guess what we got our wish and got snow the day before their planned session. My photographer heart was full of excitement and joy to share my afternoon with this sweet couple at WPI.

Come back and see their wedding coming to the blog soon!!

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Intimate Wedding at David Burke Prime | Niki + Jason

Niki and Jason tied the knot at the very delicious David Burke Prime restaurant this winter and oh my gosh was it beautiful and simple but perfect. Their day began with getting ready up in the fox tower surrounded by loved ones. Lots of smiles and excitement for the evening ahead. Niki's room overlooked the reservation and you could see the mountains for miles. The perfectly clear blue sky and the light pouring into her room was simply beautiful. The simple elegant dress from the world famous Kleinfeld hung from hanger simply waiting for her special day. While her mom and future mother in law and even grannie helped her into her gown her sister put on the finishing touches. The moment Niki's brother walked into the room to see his beautiful sister in her gown was so touching. I probably could have cried myself because the smile on his face was priceless and then seeing Niki's face omg I kinda lost it inside a little. It brought me back to my wedding day when I saw my brother. Jason was so excited to see his beautiful bride to be that he cheated a little during their first look. Haha I loved how he turned his head way before the rest of his body just to catch a glimpse of his bride. After sharing an intimate moment together it was off to the restaurant to say their "I Do's". We walked through the casino with a few fun stops oolong the way. The ceremony was super emotional but still had lots of laughing. Onto the sisters speech well that just had a lot more tears and the night got even better with....

IT'S A GIRL!!!!!

Yup you read that right! Niki and Jason surprised their family at the wedding with a gender reveal cake and both moms screamed and jumped with excitement of the news tat they are having a grand daughter. 

Thank you to David Burke Prime for letting us climb into the wine cellar and take some gorgeous night portraits for the couple because well they turned out amazing. 

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A Winter Wedding at home | Katelyn + Anthony

Katelyn and Anthony where do I even start with this adorable couple. Anthony's parents where so kind to host the intimate family wedding at their cottage home in Canterbury right before Christmas. We couldn't have asked for a better day after having freezing tempetkres the week prior filled with a bunch of snow their day ended up being absolutely gorgeous outside. This made for some beautiful outdoor wedding portraits. I just love when my couples will brave the weather and trust me when I have these crazy ideas of tracking through the snow on their wedding day. I mean the snow went so well with their winter wonderland theme. The intimate ceremony started with a special phone call between the bride and her grannie who couldn't be there and then down the stairs to her awaiting groom. Anthony's face lit up when he say his bride for the first time. The ceremony was no surprise filled with plenty of laughter and some tears. You can feel the love in the room just by looking around. I think my favorite part was the dog... Yes the dog even had her own flower girl dress for the wedding. She truly stole the show haha. It was a pleasure to be a part of such a special day and I was honored to meet this incredibly loving family who happen to live right down the street from me.

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HighRollers at Foxwoods Vow Renewal | Gina + Roland

When I first talked to Gina on the phone and heard the news about her secret plan to surprise her husband with a vow renewal I got so excited. One of the most romantic gestures ever. The best part is he had no clue and I mean the venue was the perfect cover. Who would think of having a vow renewal at high end bowling alley? Well Gina did and I think it was such a fun idea. The evening was filled with their closest friends and a lot of laughing and smiles. Thank you Gina and Roland for allowing me to share this special night with you. Heres to many many more happy years of marriage to you both!

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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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