A Poem for You on Valentine’s Day

The White Rose by John Boyle O’Reilly   The red rose whispers of passion, And the white rose breathes of love; O, the red rose is a falcon, And the white rose is a dove.   But I send you a cream-white rosebud With a flush on its petal tips; For the love that is purest and sweetest Has a kiss of desire on the lips. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Traditionally the white rose is a symbol of innocence and purity.  That is why it is often used in wedding bouquets to symbolize these traits in the bride.

‘Local First Mansfield’ 12-4pm on Dec 9, 2012

  I am announcing an opportunity for you to give a gift of photography for someone special this year.  I will be participating in an event in Mansfield called, ‘Local First Mansfield‘, on Dec 9th from 12-4 pm at the Mansfield Community Center.  Buy local!  I will have gift certificates for portrait photography, which is a great value for giving at the holidays.  Also, an unusual thing for me, I will have photographic prints of some of my favorite images, landscapes, skyscapes, and some scenes from my travels for sale, starting at $25 and up.  I have not in recent years offered any prints for sale, so please do stop by and see what I have been up to besides photographing brides & grooms,  high school seniors and families!   This is something that I may not do again for awhile so don’t miss it.  Other businesses in attendance will feature services such as:  massage, specialty candies, handcrafted jewelry and more.  Please take the time to stop by and check it out.. who knows, you may be able to finish up your shopping for the holidays. Here are the images that I will be offering or taking custom size orders […]

Cupcakes + Puppies + HS Senior = FUN!

I had the pleasure of spending an hour with a beautiful High School Senior named Hannah.  She is a fun-loving person, an expert baker, a leader at her school and has the cutest little dog named Luna.  What a fun time we had!  Here are a few of our favorite images.  Thank you, Hannah for a really fun session.

CT High School Seniors 2012 – Capture who you are right now!

Congratulations to another one of my amazing high school seniors of 2012 – Bridget.  She is a lover of animals, soccer and fun!  We had a great senior portrait safari right in her own backyard.  Full of goats, dogs, cats and llamas,  the yard was perfect for showing Bridget as she is right now!Thanks for a great session and good luck as you move forward toward a career in nursing.

Tips for Your Wedding Photography!

As a wedding photographer in Connecticut, I am comfortable behind the camera, but a bride and groom may not be so comfortable as the subject on the other side.  That is why I highly recommend ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS before the wedding day if possible.  This gives you time to feel what it feels like to be the main photographic subject all day!  The more time you spend with your photographer, the more comfortable you will be in front of their camera.  This kind of pre-wedding session will also give you time to get to know your photographer and visa-versa: be yourselves – wacky, fun or a little crazy and there will be plenty of “moments” to capture the real you in photos you will cherish. Also, your photographer can help you learn to pose so you look great on this day AND ON  YOUR WEDDING DAY.  Posing is the not the big bad ugly that so many people think it is.  I pose people to look their very best.  Isn’t that what everyone wants – to look great?  I also realize that it is important to look natural, too, there is no better place than an engagement session with your photographer […]

Spring flowers in CT.

My Magnolia is blooming on this first day of spring 2012!  I love this tree and this year there is no fear that the blooms will freeze.  This week, at least!  Spring weddings should be wonderful this year!

CT Wedding Moments: When the photographer is invisible.

I have been meeting with many engaged couples lately and I noticed that most of them are concerned about how the photographer(s) work at capturing natural images.  My clients want images where the subjects are not distracted from the action by a photographer who keeps telling them to smile, or pose etc.  So I thought I would post just a few that show what happens when I make myself invisible.  There are many more.. but this gives an idea of how I work and some moments that are captured while the subjects are unaware. The first one here is the couple enjoying the walk back from out portrait session after the ceremony.  I walked a head and waited until they were engrossed in conversation.  They didn’t know I was still photographing them.   Here is Dad, sitting on the bed looking up at his beautiful daughter as her mother arranged her veil.  I could not have caught that expression if I made myself visible.  I like to ‘shoot through’ as well.   This mother and daughter was a grab shot as I walked through the cocktail hour.  There was a nice connection between them that attracted my eye.   And […]

Do you need a new headshot?

I had the pleasure of creating some new head shots for Pamela Horton, AFFINITY MARKETING DIRECTOR at BEARINGSTAR INSURANCE.  We had such a good time, and she was surprised how painless the process was.  That made me really happy!  I think she looks fantastic, don’t you?   Three different looks for different business applications.  We did some studio lighting and natural lighting. It’s a good idea to update your head shot every two years, so give me a call and I can create something special for you, too.

Beautiful planet we live on!

I spent some time in Florida on the east coast and enjoyed a sunrise view every day.  I will share more of them as each morning was unique.  Here is one of my favorites.  (taken with my trusty little Nikon P7000!)  Amazing how the sunrise became a ritual event for us each morning. It doesn’t matter what season it is or where you are (unless it is cloudy), you may start your day with nature’s beautiful morning gift! 

Family Portrait for 2011

Here it is!  The official Bova/Kaminsky family portrait.  Every year we try to make a portrait of the family.  This year when we had the time, we had no one else around to actually take the picture.  So, we set out into the orchard behind our property with tripod, camera, some stands for off camera flash and set it up.  We had a lot of fun in the process and I got plenty of exercise running back and forth to beat out the self-timer function on my camera!  Actually, it did wonders for my hair!  This one we liked the best and I share it with you.  Pretty soon it will be a 20×30 metal or canvas print for our living room wall!