Wedding at The Waterview. Chelsea & Peter

The day was cool and crisp and the fall foliage was at peak color.  Family and friends gathered together to celebrate Chelsea and Peter’s Wedding at The Waterview.  It was an honor for me to photograph their special day.  They will create a fantastic life together. This was a brilliantly fun and elegant affair, as is the norm for a wedding at The Waterview.  The details reflected the autumn colors with hints of Halloween everywhere giving it the feel of an old fashioned masquerade party. The Waterview has two wonderful settings for outdoor wedding ceremonies.  Set on Lake Zoar in Monroe, CT, the grounds are well manicured with patios and well landscaped gardens. A wonderful setting for the photography.  Here are some favorite photos from the day to share with you.  Congratulations Chelsea and Peter!  Best wishes to you both. This wedding at The Waterview was my last wedding of 2014.  What a wonderful way to finish the season.  Thanks for stopping by the blog.  Please leave a comment so I know you were here.  🙂 Vendor Highlights: Dress: www.dessy.com;  Tuxes: Mens Warehouse;  Flowers: Main Street Florist & Gifts, Ridgefield, CT;  Hair: Pure Platinum Hair Salon in Oxford, CT;  Nails: […]

Sneak Peek – Wright’s Mill Farm Wedding.

Here is a sneak peak of last weekends wedding which took place at the historic and beautiful Wright’s Mill Farm in Canterbury, CT.  It is located in the northeast corner of the state.  A rural area with covered bridge, a pond and old barns.  I wonderful place for a June wedding and for couples who make the photography a priority.  This wonderful couple, Ashley and Jeremy, created a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception here at Wright’s Mill Farm.  Take a look and stay tuned for more images to come.  Congratulations to Ashley and Jeremy on marriage.

CT Cathedral Wedding: Beth & Alan

There is nothing quite like the feeling I get when I walk into a large cathedral, even in Connecticut.  It could be anywhere in the world and it definitely takes my breath away.  Beth and Alan planned an extraordinary wedding here in CT at the end of September and their ceremony took place in the beautiful Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Downtown Waterbury, CT.  It is an Italian renaissance design after the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome, (cool link, check it out!) is an extraordinary place to be married and I loved photographing it.  While inside, you could pretend you were in Italy for an hour! Now, if you want to get married in a cathedral, you may want to get a dress that fits the church.  Beth wore the perfect dress and ‘cathedral’ veil for this venue!  I just love the long flowy dress and veil. They planned a joyous day – Alan’s family came all the way from Ireland and the two families met a few days prior to the wedding for the first time!  The reception was held at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT and their Stone Garden was perfect for formal photos […]

A Lovely Garden Wedding at Home

I love the small intimate feel of a garden wedding at home.  It is a personal reflection of the couple, their families and their new life that lies ahead.  This past weekend I had the honor to be the photographer at Beckie and Lester’s wedding.   What a lovely day they planned with the help of family and friends.  They even had home brewed beers with the coolest custom labels!  After all the rain, it turned out to be a ‘picture perfect’ day. Here are a few images to give you an idea of how wonderful a day it was!  Congratulations to this awesome couple and their families.      

Tips for Great Wedding Photos _ Part 2

I am back with some tips to help you make your wedding day photography go smoothly so you can capture everything you would like.  In the last post I spoke about the early planning stages – the venue and time of day for good lighting to help you look good in your photos.  Next, let us talk about time-lines. TIME-LINES are very important for your images because you need to allow enough time for your photographer to help you create the images that you really want.  If the details of your dress, rings, bouquets etc are important to you, allow at least 1-2 hours before the ceremony starts to have yourself and your details ready to be photographed, along with your brides maids, mom and any other family or friends that will be with you in your ready room.   If your brides maids and mother can plan on being dressed around this time so that everyone looks great in the photographs. Allowing time to photograph your father and/or your groom in a “first look” is possible before the ceremony.  If you would like this, allow the time for it.  This should be done early or off site so that your […]

Shoe Fly!

Shoes can make a difference on how you feel especially on your wedding day.  If your feet hurt it is no fun.  Here are some samples that have been the favorites of my brides for different reasons.  First are a pair of soft and pretty shoes that are elegant, pretty and comfortable. They looked great with the brides Silk Flower bouquet and silk dress. These were worn on a hot July day and were simple in style but the shiny stones shown bright when the bride changed into an elegant party dress for the first dance. The guys shoes can be less interesting unless comfort is the main concern.  These guys decided to wear ‘Dress Sneakers’.  Nice and comfortable for a garden wedding on a hot summer day.  In a church?  Naah! I love the simple design and texture of these shoes. Now, if you want to make a statement…try something bold. Sandals with a flair are great for tall brides so they don’t tower over their groom. Some brides choose to change shoes – one for the ceremony and the other for dancing.  Shoes you can kick off in an instant if you feel like it and match the […]

CT Wedding decor that is handmade – a trend this season.

I have noticed that brides in Connecticut are cutting costs by handcrafting their table decor and bouquets!  I have seen some fun in this area and would like to share these ideas with you! First, how about saving your corks from wine bottles, or maybe you or someone you know works at a restaurant and can set them aside and make place card holders with them!  Two per card and tied together with twine.  Simple! How about silk flowers that  look fresh!  And last for years, not hours! ….and simple burlap and art paper! Perfect decor for the head table in New England’s historic Publick House wedding reception. Or how about really being ‘green’ and make paper flowers for your wedding reception tables!! Handmade mustaches for photo fun! These handmade touches created weddings that were personal and original, and great fun to photograph! I hope you have enjoyed this post!  

CT Wedding at UConn Alumni House – Sneak Peek!

Heather and Eric, UConn Alumni, were married at the Storrs campus last weekend.  It was a really fun wedding with many personal touches.  Here is a sneak peak of a few images.  There will be more to come so check back soon.

CT Engagement at Horsebarn Hill.

I had the pleasure of photographing Heather and Eric on Horsebarn Hill on the campus of the University of Connecticut.  They are engaged to be married in July!  Congratulations to them both.  They are graduates of UConn so it was fitting to photograph them on “the hill”.   I just love the images we made that day.  

CT Engagement – Anna & Nayan

  Thank you, Anna and Nayan for stealing time with me to create some photographs of you on your quick stop through Connecticut!  Travel is a part of this extraordinary couple’s lives who now live now in England.   We had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to have an engagement session right here in New England! We found some beautiful spots among the dogwoods, barns and country roads…. Congratulations to you both on your wedding in September!  I am looking forward to telling your story in photographs.