CT Engagement Session at Belltown Hill Orchards.

I had the honor of photographing Erin and Robert’s CT Engagement Session at Belltown Hill Orchards in Glastonbury last weekend.  Since this beautiful couple lives right in the Orchard neighborhood,  they arranged permission with the Orchard owners for us to photograph where no other people were.  Plus, we were able to stay after the picking hours for the golden evening light and had the whole orchard to ourselves.  How special is that?!?

If you follow my blog, you may know how much I love photographing CT Engagement Sessions.  Not only do we have beautiful landscapes in every corner of the state, but there is so much variety such as:  farm country, cities, small quaint towns, beaches, and hilly trails and woods.

Here are the  4 most important reasons why I love photographing CT Engagement Sessions:

1) Besides the fact that I have been a lifelong resident of this beautiful little state and I know many cool areas and beautiful spots for a CT Engagement Session, this is an important time for my couples and I to get to know each other better.  I learn a lot about them from their session.  For instance, I can see how self-conscious (or not) they may be, and my clients will see that this can be a fun experience.  I also get an idea of how they act together as a couple, like what is their natural way to move or pose together.  We have an experience together photographically so if there are any  past “photo traumas” or stress about being photographed, we can clear those up right away.   My engaged couples can also see how I work while photographing them and how they can feel free to have their own ideas and work with me to create the images they want.

2) I have an opportunity to help them learn how to stand together so that they look their best in their wedding clothes.  This makes things go smoothly on the big day.  Some of my wedding clients say they have practiced what I teach them at their Engagement Session!

3) We have time to talk about aspects of the photography that they do or don’t like after they see the images.   Therefore, I can adjust my angles before the wedding day in case there is something they did not like. (Ex. “Ack! I hate my nose from that angle!” or “When I stand like that I look weird!”)

4) MOST IMPORTANT – I gain their trust.  I want to create the best photographs that I can for each and every client.  If I have their trust, they will not worry about how the photography will go on the wedding day.  It feels much more comfortable for everyone.

Here are some of my favorite photographs from Erin and Robert’s CT Engagement Session at Belltown Hill Orchards.   I am really looking forward to their wedding day in September, also here in CT.  Thank you, Erin and Robert, for a fun day at Belltown Hill Orchards!

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Walking through the hilly sections Orchard with views of Connecticut’s western hills.

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Deep in the Orchard Rows.

CT Engagement session at Belltown Orchards, by Kim Bova

This Belltown Orchard barn is practically in their backyard.. I love photographing in places that have meaning for my clients.

Wedding in Connecticut, Kim Bova Photography

I love shooting ‘through’ things. In this case, it was the branches of another tree.

Engagement Session, Kim Bova Photography

An sweet moment.

CT Wedding Photography by Kim Bova Photography

In the shade of a tree overlooking the pond at Belltown Orchards.

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Evening light at the far end of Belltown Orchards.

If you are getting married in CT this year or next, and you are interested in a CT Engagement Session, please call me or send me an email.  The fall season is a great time to schedule a session for a spring wedding in CT.

Thank you for reading my blog.  Please leave a comment so that I know you were here!


  1. Joseph Gabriel
    July 19, 2014

    Beautiful photos, and I love how you describe working with couples.

  2. Kim Bova
    July 19, 2014

    Thanks,Joe, I appreciate your feedback and that you stopped by my blog. I really like what I do and I like helping as much as I can to make my clients wedding day easier.

  3. Roxanne
    July 31, 2014

    Hi Kim, these are lovely, absolutely beautiful. 🙂

  4. Kim Bova
    July 31, 2014

    Thank you, Roxanne. So happy you visited my blog. I love doing these kinds of sessions. Take care!

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