Rachel & Ben’s West Hartford wedding was a blast, not only for me as the photographer, but for everyone who attended. Rachel and Ben were married on a beautiful day this past September. When they told me that they were having a traditional Orthodox Jewish wedding, I was thrilled! The traditions are so rich and beautiful and I was very excited to photograph it for them. The weather was brutally hot and humid, but we had a wonderful air conditioned Temple to celebrate in. Rachel and Ben, with the help of the amazing congregation at the Beth David Synagogue in West Hartford, CT, created a lovely day with family and friends in attendance from near and far. The whole feel of the day was one of warmth, love and happiness. Once the dancing and entertainment began – was wild and fun! I met Rachel, a very talented opera singer and teacher, through the photographic work I do for the Hartford Opera Theater at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT. Rachel and Ben (a lawyer in Hartford) moved here a few years ago. They love the congregation at Temple Beth David so much that they decided to get married […]
I had the honor of photographing the marriage of Candy and Bob this past July – with family and close friends standing by as they joined their lives together. The ceremony took place in a tiny church in Hebron, CT which is located southeast of Hartford in the beautiful rolling hills and farmlands of this cool little state. There were big beautiful bouquets of summer flowers; pretty pots with ribbons lining the pews and lovely bouquets and boutonniers. After the ceremony & photos in the garden, we proceeded to downtown Hartford for the party at the fantastic restaurant ‘Firebox‘ that specializes in ‘Farm to Table’ foods. (A must visit if you have not already experienced this place.) It was a fine mix of sophistication and down to earth rustic which made a unique, fun and beautiful wedding day. Congratulations to this beautiful couple! Take a peek at what the day was like and please leave your comments below! Thank you for visiting my blog. Dress from Mariella’s in Rocky Hill, CT/Food & Flowers by FireBox, Hartford, CT
Hair and make-up. Keep it simple. This is not the time to try a brand new hairstyle. Why not plan a hair and makeup ‘rehearsal’ day. This way you can be sure it is what you want AND you will have a clear idea of HOW MUCH TIME IT WILL TAKE to create it. Very often things take longer than expected and that leads to a stressful situation – running out of time for photos or being late for your ceremony or both! With good planning and time management things will go smoothly and your photographer will have plenty of time to capture images of you getting ready, plus beautiful portraits of you dressed and ready to go! And last but not least, add at least 15 minutes to everything. Build time in for yourself and your wedding party to avoid running late.