Bride and Groom Portraits

Meet my new friends, Gretchen and Armond. They were married last September, and came to me for a formal portrait in their wedding clothes.  What an amazing and beautiful couple!  I have to share these with you. I just loved the Scottish attire! They look like a royal couple! Gretchen mentioned that is was great to do it after the wedding – I photographed them in my studio where they were cool and comfortable.  Think about this option if you would like a formal bridal or bride and groom portrait.  It was great fun, too!

Wedding Flowers

A favorite bouquet…. This one includes my favorite lily!  June is a good time for these I think.  She included Starfish ornaments – they were married by the seashore!  Nice touch.  Blush was the florist. Other ideas: You can make a homemade bouquet for a garden wedding.   Sunflowers or what ever is seasonal can be spectacular.  Whole Foods has a flower and bouquet service that I hear is “green” and very affordable. Give away a packet of sunflower seeds (or whatever your bouquet features)  in a tiny metal bucket for every guest!  The bucket would have the guests name and table number on it.  Neat idea! Do any of you have a favorite florist that you are working with or clever idea about making your own?  Please leave a  comment so  others can benefit.  Thanks!

Brides Choice Award 2010!

I am proud to be chosen again this year to receive the Bride’s Choice Award from the WeddingWire Network. This network recognizes vendors that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds (brides and grooms) through surveys and reviews. If you are a bride or groom, check out the  WeddingWire storefront.  There are many wedding professionals, from florists, dress shops and planners that are great at what they do. You can read reviews from real customers to find what you need to finish planning your wedding day. You can even make your own wedding website to keep family and friends informed.  It is free and easy to set up.  My clients are doing that and having a great time with it! Read all of our Wedding Photography Reviews at

Have some fun with your ‘Save the Date’ cards!

My wonderful clients, Pamela and Jason,  who are getting married this July, just sent me their ‘Save the Date’ card and it is great!  We had a cold day in December to shoot it, 20 degree weather!  But they don’t even look cold here, do they?   Great job and good fun!  So here it is as promised! I need to credit the graphic designer on this project!  Pam, leave it in a comment!  Thanks.

Intimate wedding in Storrs, Connecticut!

Today Alexandria and Jason were married in the beautiful historic First Baptist Church in Storrs, Connecticut.  This was the snowy wedding day that they had hoped for!  All went well besides the weather – they both worked hard to pull off this intimate ceremony and dinner for close family and friends. They are both UConn students and Jason has planned a surprise honeymoon in snowy Vermont!  I can’t wait to find out what wonderful destination he chose. Here are a few images of the day.

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous new year. Enjoy your family and friends; and take time for yourselves as well, to reflect on your dreams and aspirations for 2010. I think it will be a wonderful year! Thank you to all of you who touched my life in 2009. Because of you it was a very special year for me and my photography. Stay tuned for my first wedding of 2010 on this Saturday January 2nd. It is happening right here in Storrs, Connecticut. I will post images next week! Yours, Kim

Cool idea for ‘Save the Date’ card!

Meet my new friends and clients, Pamela and Jason.  They drove all the way down from Massachusetts to meet me before the snow storm yesterday for a photo session in the freezing cold.   Why? We shot for their totally awesome ‘save the date’ card! The card will have a bunch of ‘paparazzi style’ images of them and maybe I will post the end product here.  In the mean time – here is one of my favorite images of them. Can you guess where we shot this?  Yes, in Connecticut; yes, just before the snow storm….humm

St. Clement’s Castle is one of my favorite places for weddings!

St. Clement’s Castle right here in Connecticut is one of my favorite places to photograph weddings!  The setting is spectacular and the inside and outside of the building is perfect for all kinds of formal and informal images.  Besides the views and architecture, the staff there is so helpful and accommodating that it is a pleasure to work there. My brides and grooms have all had wonderful things to say about their experience at St. Clement’s as well.  I highly suggest this wedding venue if you can book it.

CT Bridal Event was a success.

Thank you to all of you who visited my table at the CT Bridal Event today at UConn!  It was a pleasure to meet all of you and I think the event was a great success.   I hope to see many of you soon!