The Comstock Covered Bridge in Colchester was the perfect setting for Ashley and AJ’s engagement session. When Ashley said she wanted something very rustic and woodsy I was all for it. I think my favorite part was that they brought Aj’s pride and joy old truck. I can’t wait to photograph this sweet couples wedding next fall because we had so much fun in the short time just walking around the bridge. I lost count how many times we had to stop because we were laughing so hard we snorted. Yup you read that correct. I was so excited that they chose me to be their photographer after shooting Ashley Matron of Honors wedding last year. Its the biggest form of flattery when your new brides come from your old brides. It means so much to me. Thank you Ashley and Aj for having a fun evening with me!
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Fall Engagement Sessions
These two are among the very best men and woman who give their lives to those who are in need without hesitation. I was so honored to have the opportunity to photograph Kaci and Larry’s engagement session at the local fire station they both volunteer their time at together. We had so much fun running around the fire station and then we were so lucky that Kaci’s relative grows grass. Yup you read that correct he grows grass so we got to use the really pretty fresh lawn to finish there session. The colors of the gorgeous fall tress where to die for and mixed with the dark green grass I was in heaven. We laughed and played games and Larry even gave Kaci a piggy back ride to end the night. I am so excited to photograph this sweet couples August wedding this year. I can’t believe its right around the corner already.
When I first met Gily at a bridal show she just had this glow about her. I knew she had a deep love for Justin after our conversation and I couldn’t wait to hear from her to discuss the wedding plans. When we picked to have their engagement session in down town Mystic I knew right were I wanted to start out. The boat docks by Red 66 are always so full of gorgeous light and then making our way over to the iconic bridge that had the words Mystic printed the light got even more gorgeous. Between the three of us I don’t think we stopped laughing at all the entire time. Gily really wanted a light house in the background so we headed over to stonington which is another fun scenic spot with old history in Connecticut. We played around the light house and made even more gorgeous memories for this sweet couple. They were total naturals in front of the camera and I can’t even believe their wedding is in 2 weeks. I am so beyond excited for them and I can not wait to have just as much fun at their wedding as we did doing this session.
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
I knew from the moment I first met Jackie and Brian at our consultation that this couple was going to be a blast to work with and I was right. I lost count of how many times we laughed during their engagement session. The light was amazing at Baldwin Brook Farm that night and I probably could have photographed them all night long had the sun not gone down. you can clearly see how much love these two share especially when Brian looks at his beautiful bride to be. He gets this special sparkle in his eye and I think his smile literally goes from ear to ear. Jackie is so bubbly and I just LOVE her. We just seem to get each other and I mean come on anytime one of my brides tells me they just want to eat ribs in their wedding dress on the most important day of their life just makes me happy. I'm a southerner and love ribs. I always drive by these gorgeous spots in my town and when Jackie said she loved the idea of following me around to shoot in my secret spots I got very very excited. It truly makes me happy knowing my couples trust my judgement and are willing to follow me anywhere to make gorgeous photos for them. I am so happy to have the most gorgeous Farm just around the corner from my house with a beautiful brook and covered bridge. Even better the owners are super nice and let me use their gorgeous farm. I can't wait to try out their syrup and eggs.
Thank you again Jackie and Brian for choosing me to be your photographer and I look forward to your wedding next year at Wrights Mill Farm!
What a night I had with Christina and Nathan at Preston Ridge Vineyard last week for their engagement session. We started the evening off with a nice bottle of white wine and chatted away talking about all the exciting plans for their wedding day. Then as the vineyard closed and the cars cleared the parking lot we found ourselves all alone with so much gorgeousness around us. We explored the fields a little and had a few laughs along the way. I have to say Nathan did not disappoint with the funny faces to make his beautiful bride to be laugh her head off. I am truly so excited and honored that these two chose me to be their wedding photographer. Best part is we get to come back to the vineyard for their big day. I just love Preston Ridge Vineyard so much. The way they put out a spread is just impeccable. The manager was so kind to us that night and we even got the pleasure of meeting one of the owners who came down to check on us to see if we needed anything mid way through our session. Thank you Christina and Nathan for allowing me to create these gorgeous memories for you to cherish.
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!
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.