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Save the date for this super fun loving couple. When Lisa had the idea of having their engagement photos at the same location as Sachin's proposal I got super excited and jumped at the chance. The light is always so amazing in down town Mystic in the winter and I just knew we would create magic. When Lisa showed up with matching coffee mugs that said Love Madly I got was in heaven and they even brought the beautiful sign I sent them with their soon to be new last name. when my brides get creative with their engagement sessions and even bringing the little things to make it their own just melts my heart. We laughed our butts off trying to stay warm with the wind over the water but they were good sports and you would never know how cold it was outside. Their love shined through and made it feel like it was 80 degrees that evening. I just love having fun with my couples and catching those little looks that they give each other when they don't think I am looking or taking a photo because those moments are my true favorite and I just get giddy inside when I catch those. I can't wait to photograph Lisa and Sachin's wedding this fall at the beautiful Bill Miller's Castle. These two are going to light up the night and I just know its going to be an absolute blast to be a part of. Thank you Lisa and Sachin for trusting me to be your photographer.
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!
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.
Venue & Catering: Mohegan Sun Golf Club
Dj: Ali from Karisma Events
Florist: McKennas Flower Shop
Cake: Chocolate Rose Bakeshop
Hair: Waves Hair Salon
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!
Where do I even start with these two. When I first got the email from Kacey that she wanted to meet with me and talk about her wedding the usual nervousness set in but the excitement quickly took over. Once we finally met at I think the busiest Starbucks ever on a freezing cold day and how much fun I had talking with them about all the details of their wedding to come I couldn't help but fall in love with them. Kacey and Anthony are getting married at Allen Hill Tree Farm and love the fall just like me. And.... She works at the one and only NORA cupcake company which is like only the most fabulous cupcake company in CT period. I totally can't wait to eat some deliciousness at their wedding. I thought it was so cute when we were deciding on the meeting place that Kacey is a Starbucks lover and Anthony is a Dunkin Donuts lover. I personally love both... So of course once they booked me I knew exactly what I was sending the coffee loving couple as a thank you for choosing me to share in the most important day of theirs lives.
Sadly the entire end of the fall season had rain storm after rain storm, but I'm glad Kacey trusted me with the location choice because I knew Harkness Memorial park would still be a beautiful backdrop for the fall look Kacey was hoping for in her engagement photos. She's so talented and crafty I swear. I mean she painted a pumpkin with their wedding date on it and found some beautiful metal letters to use during the session. These two were naturals in front of the camera and I can't even tell you how much fun we had running around the park. I can't wait for the big day to come later this year. Thank you again Kacey and Anthony for choosing me to be your photographer. Until then I leave you with this... Do what you love!
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What I love most about this adorable couple was watching them interact with one another. I had so much fun at Gouveia Vineyards with Megan an Mike. I can't tell you enough about how perfect of a choice to have their engagement photos at this venue was. Megan good call on using the Gouveia vineyards in the fall. That dock overlooking the water and vineyards was so stunning. I was dying over the gorgeous lighting as always. Thanks for trusting me enough to follow me to a random red barn on the side of the road. Those images turned out magical and I can't stop staring at them. When I first met with Megan & Mike I knew instantly we would be a perfect fit. I mean hello Megan has such a great heart and teaches children for a living. I have a special place in my heart for teachers who work so hard and are way under appreciated for what they do. Also Mike has some amazing taste in sports teams. Who knew that he would love the NY Giants and the NY Rangers as much as my husband does. I know that their wedding at the Webb Barn next year is going to be stunning and such a fun party. Thank you again Megan & Mike for allowing me to take part in this special time in your lives! I had so much fun trekking around the Gouveia Vineyard with you.
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.
The Ledyard Sawmill was the perfect choice for Erin and Jeff's engagement session. They are the sweetest couple and speak to my southern rustic loving heart. When I first met Erin at a bridal show I knew from that moment that we would have a blast working together. These two are so fun to be around its no wonder they are going to have a fun party of a wedding next July. It takes a very selfless person with a big heart be a nurse. I can't wait to see all the gorgeous shabby chic decor she is planning for her wedding at Wright's Mill next summer. I can just imagine its going to be beautiful and knowing the way Wright's Mill puts on a wedding it will be spectacular and the perfect day. Thank you Erin and Jeff for letting me make beautiful memories for you both during this wonderful time in your lives!
What a sweet genuine couple Kathryn and Kevin are. When I got the call from Amy Mello that she needed a 2nd shooter for this wedding I couldn't help but get super excited after hearing her tell me all about the couple. I've been wanting to get a chance to visit the Preston Ridge Vineyard and this was the perfect time to do so. I have to say anyone who is looking for a rustic chic vineyard style wedding will not be disappointed with this beautiful venue. Upon meeting Kathryn and Kevin I could tell instantly how in love they are. Amy told me so much about this couple that I felt like I knew them personally before the big day arrived, and I could tell she was personally invested in this wonderful couple. She told me how they were both adopted from Korea when they were younger and just happened to meet when they both started working in the same school district. How fun is that to meet your sole mate while your doing a job you love so much! The love of music was clearly shown in all the hand selected details of the Preston Ridge Vineyard wedding. Kevin even had a few of his students who were so happy to come out and play for them during the ceremony. Thats says something about someones character and devotion to their students. Sadly I only got to participate in part of the day and I hear Kevin and Kathryn preformed a music number for their guests and I missed the best dance party ever...
Thanks again Amy, Kathryn & Kevin for letting me share is such a beautiful and meaningful day! Congratulations and I know you will have a wonderful and adventurous future together.
I had the pleasure of working with some of my favorite vendors for this Preston Ridge Vineyard wedding and I can't wait to share them with all of you and my future brides who I know will LOVE everyone of these vendors for sure.
Reception Venue: Preston Ridge Vineyard
Catering: Ivy's Simply Homemade
Florals & Design: KLW Design Co.
Wedding Cake: Zest Fresh Pastry
Videography: East Coast Image
Have you ever wondered how long it takes to find the love of your life? Well Lynn & Steve found each other in a bar one night on a whim. If you sit with these two and their family for 5 minutes you will see how perfect they are for one another. I felt the love in that living room during their intimate ceremony at their house. I was so excited to learn that Lynn is a bee keeper and how they incorporated a honey tasting during the ceremony. I've never seen that done before and it was so great. The officiant was so wonderful and had such an elegant delivery during the ceremony. I think my favorite part was the maid of honor was a granddaughter of the couple. She was so adorable and did such a wonderful job holding those rings and keeping them safe for when the time came to give them to the bride and groom. I am so happy with the way this wedding turned out and hope to do more intimate weddings in the future. Thank you again Lynn & Steve for allowing me to share in such a beautiful and intimate ceremony to start the rest of your lives together. I know you both have a bright future ahead especially now that you will share it with your true love.
Katie and David chose to have a beautiful rustic wedding at The Retreat at Bradley Pond in Tallahassee Florida. This place was gorgeous! Seriously an amazing venue. The Retreat at Bradley Pond, nestled beneath majestic canopy of oak trees and Spanish moss, and is one of Tallahassee's favorite venues for a wedding. There is so much history there its incredible. There is an unlimited opportunity to take some amazing pictures between the beautiful pond with a small intimate dock to the old country store and Grist Mill that has graced the area since the 1920's. I had a ton of fun getting to know Katie and David. They sure know how to work hard and you can tell they put a lot of work into planning their perfect day. Katie even made every guest their own personalized mason jar to take home. Oh and I can't forget how amazing both their rings look. I am obsessed with them. The couple even took some time out of their day to take a stroll to the country store and ride on the hand made swing. Over all their day was pretty epic. I would highly recommend having a rustic wedding at The Retreat at Bradley Pond! Thanks again to my awesome second shooter Andrea for being there with me. You rocked it girl and I hope we get to shoot another wedding together in the future when I come back to Tallahassee for another wedding.
Come view another beautiful wedding we photographed at a gorgeous wine Vineyard below!