Unlike looking for your perfect venue or dress, which you can see and experience in the moment…the photography is something very different. You need to be able to trust your photographer to produce the kind of imagery you desire at a future date! This is no small task. It requires asking for photographer referrals from family and friends; then looking at their websites, interviewing them in person, taking good notes and having a list of questions ready for them. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind and let them know exactly what you envision for your wedding photography. San Francisco wedding photographer, Joseph Kohn, has a great article on his website about these specific questions to ask each photographer you interview.
Here I am! A rare image of me taken by my husband, Peter! Just a point and shoot Nikon camera.. I was so enthralled with these beautiful blooming trees in Central Park! We were in New York City this weekend and spring is just starting to bloom there! I anxiously await the spring blooms up here in the north country of Connecticut! It is always a week or two later here. My daffodil leaves are showing there heads but, I am not sure what happened to my crocus bulbs! After this hard winter, they may not have made it! Enjoy the day, the spring rains and the ‘green’ will come soon.
Tip#2: With so many colors to choose from, think about how your color choices will look in your wedding images. Also, save the leftover fabric (hems) from your brides maids dresses so you can either match colors for the details, centerpieces or wrap the bouquet stems. Take a look at one of my brides from 2010, Pamela. She had a unique color scheme at her wedding at the Inn at Mystic, CT. I think it looked great for a summer outdoor ceremony! Pastels would not have stood up in the direct sun. Here they are in the shade for the photos and it still looks great.
Because of the many discussions I have with my newly engaged couples and the advice I find myself giving, I thought I would start a series of “tips” for brides and grooms here on my blog. These tips, not necessarily on wedding planning, but on anything that I have observed to be helpful to avoid pitfalls either the day of the wedding, before or after. So, here is the first one! Tip# 1. Quite often during the formal family portraits at a wedding it can be difficult for the bride to focus on the photos happening at the moment. She may be worried that she doesn’t see a certain family member for the next portrait and she ends up looking tense and distracted. I suggest to my couples that they pick two people, one from the brides side and the other from the grooms side, who know all the folks on that side of the family and will round them up for the photos. These people need to be leaders who will speak up and be active in getting the job done. I carry a list, too, however it is hard to identify who Aunt Rose is when I […]
What is an engagement session and why do I do them? This is the question I get asked most when I meet with my newly engaged couples. It is simple. This is the opportunity for you as a couple to see how I work, feel what it feels like to be in front of the camera, and for both of us to get to know each other better and establish a relationship before the wedding day. For me it is a great way to explore and see how you photograph and what angles make you look your very best, so that I can give you my best when it really matters on the big day! AND, last but not least, it is fun and you both have a great experience with great images of yourselves to remember this time in your lives forever. Here are a few of my favorites images from Erika and Steven’s session. These were taken on a spectacular day at Horsebarn Hill on the UConn campus in Storrs.
I had the privilege to photograph the wedding of Rosalie and Aaron a few days ago on New Years Eve. They were married in a small ceremony of family and friends at a beautiful little church in Brooklyn, CT. These two very beautiful and special people are serving our country in Afghanistan and Iraq. After a honeymoon this week, they will both get ready to go back into active duty later this month. Thank you Rosalie and Aaron, I was honored to share your day! Here are some highlights –
I thought I would begin a blog series of wedding album designs. This way you can see what I do for my clients after the wedding. All my albums designs are custom, made specifically to match the couples style and the wedding day feel. No two albums are ever the same! The style I chose here was simple and traditional. Meet Amy and John. They were married in June 2010 and they planned an intimate garden wedding. Check back soon as I will be showing you more designs from this years weddings. Thank you for stopping by the blog!
In the beautiful eastern hills of Connecticut, Sandy and Craig were married last weekend at the Golden Lamb Buttery. It was a very cool and windy day, but so beautiful up on the hill where this wonderful restaurant is located in Brooklyn, CT. Here are a few favorite portraits from the day.
I can’t wait for Melanie and Jeff’s wedding in April at Amarante’s Seacliff (New Haven). But, Sunday, 10-10-10, we had a totally awesome engagement photo session at Knowlton Hill Farm right down the road from my studio! Melanie nearly fell off the hay truck, then was sneezed on by a cow! And, Jeff found the car of his dreams in the barn! What an adventure! Take a look at how great these guys look! Here a some of my favorite images from the day.