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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When your couple tells you they want their engagement photos with their favorite sports team on it and they show up with your favorite teams jersey you grin ear to ear with excitement. I mean I didn’t think the session could get any better until mom brought out the most adorable dog ever… He was such a champ and it was like he knew he had to put on a show. I can’t lie I almost wanted to take the little guy home to my kids. Shannon, Andrew and I had so much fun exploring one of my favorite parks together. Harkness Memorial State Park has so many little secret hidden gems around the property that I can shoot there everyday and still manage to find a new fun spot to use. The lighting is always so gorgeous and this day was particularly one of my favorites with this beautiful warm glow we had. I am so excited and can’t wait for Shannon and Andrews wedding which just so happens to be in a short few months. The count down has begun…
When I first talked to Nicole and Jadian about their wedding I knew right away they would be a perfect couple for the J.Parsons Photography family. The sweet story about how Jadian proposed in Florida on a sail boat just melted my heart. They were away for vacation and little did Nicole know that he planned it all out. He rented a boat just for the two of them to enjoy all day. It was just them and the captain. We all know how that story ends because surprise they are engaged!!!
It was so great to finally meet them on their last trip up to CT for a venue walk through. It was perfect timing I just happen to have that day off from my crazy wedding season and we planned a fun morning shoot. I promised to keep it short since they were going to have a really long day filled with like a 9 hour drive home back to Pittsburg but I like I always tell my couples its so important for us to meet and have an engagement session so we can get to know each other before the big day.
Knowing that they both love adventures and the outdoors we planned to start the session at The Wadsworth Falls before ending at their wedding venue The Barns at Wesleyan Hills. To our surprise there was the cutest little tree farm across the street from the falls so we of course made a pit stop. I mean who doesn't love some photos with gorgeous Christmas trees. I think my favorite part about the session was right from the start they both seemed to read my mind and know what I was thinking next. Its like they've been doing this forever. They were even brave enough to climb on the wet rocks to get super close to the beautiful falls for one of my very favorites of their session. Jadian was so funny he saw me looking at the little jetty of rocks and before I could even say anything he's like yup we will totally go on that. We finished our morning off at the beautiful barns under the weeping willow trees and even explored the fun tunnel. I just love the variety of images we were able to capture in such a short amount of time. I truly can not wait to celebrate Nicole and Jadian's wedding with them next June! Until then happy wedding planning...
Locations: The wadsworth Falls & The Barns at Wesleyan Hills
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.
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.