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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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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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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!

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Allen Hill Farm Wedding | Karen + Matthew

Where to begin with this beautiful wedding. I mean I LOVE shooting at Allen Hill Tree Farm so much that when Rachel with Rowanberry + Lavender called me to shoot this wedding with her I could not refuse. We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day and the weather was perfect for this fall wedding at the farm. The day started off at The Hilton Garden Inn and all it took was one step through the front door and I knew right away the perfect spot to hang the dress. I literally fell in love with the chandeliers in the lobby and with the beautiful wood and glass backdrop who could go wrong. I love when I get to go back and fourth between the bride and groom especially when the rooms are on the same floor. Matt was already dressed when we arrived but I couldn't help but grabbed a few quick details of him and on to the bride I went to back up Rachel. Karen had a handkerchief from her grandmother and kept the box it came in for her wedding day to store it. How much love this family has just made me feel like I was part of the family that day even though I had literally only met them 5 minutes ago. I immediately knew right then and there why Rachel talked so highly of this couple and how much she loved this family. Matt made Karen the sweetest necklace that had the coordinates engraved of where they are getting married on both sides. How creative he is I swear. I mean he even made the log Arbor that they got married under at the Farm. 

Then came time for Karen to get into her dress and well the tears quickly flowed. I found myself getting teary eyed behind the camera as I was shooting the moment. Rachel and I looked at each other and our hearts melted with excitement for Karen. Once Karen was dressed I quickly drove off to Allen Hill Farm to start the groomsmen photos and of course they are always a blast. The guys had a few fun ideas and even decided they would all climb to the top of the rock and take big group photo. 

I think I witnessed one of the most emotional ceremonies of all my weddings ever shot that day. The crying the smiling and most of all the laughing. After exchanging their rings they did a rope ceremony where they tie hands together and the officiant tells a nice story. The best part of the whole ceremony was the officiant was a very close friend of the family which always makes it more personal to the couple. 

Well finally it was party time for the guests and Rachel and I were off into the sunset with the happy newlyweds and of course we both were jumping for joy with the gorgeous sunset light we were so blessed to have that day. I think we probably took about 500 or more photos between the two of us. LOL If your looking for a gorgeous sunset for your wedding day then I highly recommend having your wedding at Allen Hill Tree Farm. Theres so many little hidden gems on that property for your wedding day photos. Also they always have the BEST caterers. On the Spot  Catering is one of my very favorite caterers in the area so I was really excited to see them there. They are always so tentative to the bride and groom and amazing to fellow vendors. They feed us well too and in my eyes thats always a BONUS when your on your feet working all day to have a great working relationship with other vendors.

After formals where over it was time to get to the fun part of the day! The first dance was amazing and of course the father daughter dance was emotional. Aren't they always the most emotional part of the day? Karen's Made of Honor was brought to tears and you could see the joy in her mothers face. We had fun partying along with the guests and snapped a ton of amazing photos even out by the bon fire and during cat cutting. But until next time I say Live, Love, Laugh and be Merry!

congrats to the happy couple and Thanks again to Rachel for having me to shoot this beautiful wedding with her. I can't wait for our next adventure together!

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Nathan Lester House Wedding | Sara + Jose

When I got the distress call from Tracy 2 days before her daughters wedding at The Nathan Lester house I just new I had to jump in and help a fellow photographer out. Everyone deserves beautiful wedding day photos. I mean heck I literally could have walked to the venue. I love being around the corner from such beautiful historic venues in Ledyard. When I arrived right before the ceremony all I could see is the loving family members running around setting up the perfect simple decorations. It was simply stunning and so special. One of the most emotional intimate weddings I've had the pleasure of witnessing. I loved that Sara and her dad stopped at the back of the isle to say a little prayer before Jose turned to see his beautiful bride walking down the isle. His reaction was priceless and so sweet. He literally burst into tears. Tracy had only 3 weeks to pull this special day off, but I have to say she nailed it and I know Sara and Jose loved it. Thank you Tracy, Sara and Jose for allowing me to be a part of one of the most special days of your lives.

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Harkness Engagement Session | Sarah + Jim

After our first date was completely rained out I was so excited for the gorgeous light we had for Sarah and Jim's engagement session at Harkness Memorial State Park. I could not have asked for a better fall sunset filled with gorgeous colors and a beautiful couple. One thing I always love when my couples show up with a personal prop that mean so much to them. When Jim told me he brought his family guitar I jumped with excitement and knew just what I wanted to use for the ring shot. These two are naturals in front of the camera and it truly showed during their session. We had a blast together. This engagement session was filled with lots of laughter. Sarah & Jim are so in love and it really shows how much they care for each other. I can not wait to photograph their gorgeous fall wedding next September. If its any indication of how much they care for one another I can only imagine the day will be filled with so much laughter but also tears of joy.

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Riverton Yacht Club Wedding | The Rau's

Devon and Daniel's wedding at The Riverton Yacht Club this past fall was absolutely breath taking. They are such a fun couple and that go's to say why my second shooter Bonnie and I had so much fun hanging out with the bridal party all day. When Devon first called me and told me she picked The Riverton Yacht Club for her outdoor wedding I could not contain my excitement to photograph a wedding at this venue. It was only fitting that this adventurous outdoor loving couple would choose a venue that represents one of the many things they do together. Devon and Daniel belong to The Riverton Yacht Club and go sailing all the time. I remember when we did their engagement photos and took a hike through the woods in Pennsylvania for about 2 miles and all we did was laugh, I've had so much fun getting to know this wonderful couple over the last year and I'm truly honored I got to celebrate their special day with them. The day began with thunderstorms coming and going but turned out to be a beautiful overcast day. Of course as a photographer I couldn't have asked for better lighting than that. The ladies started out partying at the brides Aunts house while the guys were hanging out at the future Rau house. When I took my first look at Devon's dress I immediately fell in LOVE with it. The silk fitting body covered with the beautiful delicate lace adorned with her silk sash. I mean does it get any more rustic romantic than that? Judy Cope and friends helped her make all the bouquets and boutonnieres for the special day. The groom and his groomsmen all wore what I call boat shoes and I thought it was such a great touch to match the nautical theme of the day. The navy and mint colors matched everything so perfectly and the best part was the bridesmaids all had a different dress but yet still coordinated with one another. Get this... They all had pockets in their dress. I thought that was amazing as I am a pocket in my dress kinda girl. When we got to the Riverton Yacht Club for Devon and Daniel's first look I knew just the perfect spot for Daniel to see his beautiful bride for the very first time. We had a blooper moment when the bride was walking to see her groom a daddy long legs decided he wanted to join the party and climbed on Devons dress. Daniel turned around to not only see his blushing bride but he also got the surprise of his life when he noticed this big spider walking around on Devon. He made the funniest face and swatted the spider off her and then the real moment happened. His face lit up and the smile said it all. These two knew they were ready to become one and couldn't wait for the ceremony to begin. During the ceremony you could just feel the love in the air on both sides of the isle. The bridesmaids were crying and I couldn't help myself but I got a little choked up as well. Then came one of the best receptions I've had the pleasure of being a part of. They had a live band playing and the guests enjoyed themselves so much that I don't think we ever had an empty spot on the floor all night. Everyone had a blast dancing the night away. Thank you again Devon and Daniel for letting me share in your beautiful day with you. I enjoyed every moment of it!

 

 

 

Vendor List

Brides dress: Essence of Australia designer Sold by: Arielle Bridal, Ambler Pa

Hair and Makeup: Ingrid's Saloon

Cake: Haegele's Bakery

Catering: Cathy's Catering

Live Band: Sly 45

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Valenzano Winery Wedding | Jenna & Brian

This Winery wedding was so stunning from the vineyards to the barrel room. I would say its perfect for a rustic shabby chic bride with all it has to offer with a touch of elegance and beauty at every turn.

 I couldn't stop taking photos of this beautiful bride and her new husband in the grape vines. Jenna and Brian were so adorable snuggling and showing off how much they love each other. This do it yourself bride had amazing decorations with a simple yet elegant touch to them.

Did you see that bouquet... Yes it was absolutely amazing and I could have taken photos of it all night long.

The bridal party was so much fun and entertaining to say the least they even tried throwing the groom in the dumpster. I've never laughed so hard in my life at a wedding. They partied hard and got down on the dance floor for hours.

I loved being part of this beautiful couples wedding day and couldn't thank them enough for having me shoot this wedding for them. It was like we've known each other forever by the time I left that night!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed these beautiful photo of Jenna & Brian's special day as I did taking them. Please follow my blog to see more of my work when posted.

" Venue : Valenzano Winery in Shamong NJ "

 

We would love you to see this gorgeous backyard wedding including horses below!

 

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