It is Senior Portrait Season!

Here is a look at one of my favorite seniors!  Meet Tess.  She was my senior representative and did a great job spreading the word about my senior portrait division of my business.  Thank you, Tess!  My best to you in the next exciting step in your life: college!  

Cliff Mautner Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp

I recently attended the May Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp taught by Cliff Mautner in Haddonfield, NJ.  Cliff, one of the top ten photographers in the world, is a natural teacher, as well as a supportive, generous and genuine person.  I found this workshop to be a life-changing experience.  Why go anywhere else?  I highly recommend it to any wedding photographer who, like myself, always ran for the shade. Or, that struggles with adding light when there is no ‘quality light’ to be found.  With Cliff’s coaching and personal attention, I was able to find the light, see the light, or add the light myself. We had plenty of time to work for 2 and a half days, with a group of beautiful models on location in downtown Philadelphia.  ‘Hands on’ was what I needed to be able to see and understand what Cliff was teaching.  The size of the workshop was perfect, no more than 18 photographers, who were some of the most wonderful and talented people from all over the world that I have met.  We all delighted in the realization that we could actually leave this workshop with skills that each of us could use to create our […]

More Wedding Tips.

Scheduling the portraits on the wedding day is a smart way to make sure that you have the images you desire.  This family portrait was taken last week at the wedding of Melanie and Jeff at Amarante’s Seacliff in New Haven.  When working with my brides and grooms, I ask them for a list of “must have” portraits.  This includes friends and extended family, and I speak with them a couple of weeks before to discuss the best time that day to do these.   Not every couple wants this, that is fine, but if you have in mind that you want these kinds portraits from your wedding, it is a good idea to let your photographer know in writing. The formal portraits are usually taken before or after the ceremony.  For me this includes the wedding party, parents and grandparents.  I then make every effort to learn the timing of the day so we know when we can set up the other portraits.  Right after dinner, in between parent dances and cake is an possible time, everyone is in the room so they won’t miss these events.  Doing this ahead of time is important so there is time to alert […]

Spring Portraits!

                                    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.

Headshots and Portraits

I always love photographing headshots for business or actors and musicians.  Last week I had the opportunity to meet a young person who is developing her acting portfolio.  We had a fun session and here are a few of my favorite images, some are headshots – some for fun! Look out, Disney, here she comes!

Portrait Session in the studio today!

Here are a few images from a portrait session today.  Jaliene is a natural in front of the camera.  She did not bring a dress, so we made one out of black fabric instead! Thanks, Jaliene for a great shoot!

Family Portraits

This time of year is wonderful for families to make professional portraits when everyone is gathered together.  Here is a family that I photographed on Christmas Eve.  Each year they take their own photograph of the family but this year decided to have professional portraits created right in their home!  Here is a preview of the session.  Thank you, Martinsons, for choosing me to create these portraits for you all!

Zachary’s Amazing Senior Session!

I had a great time on Horsebarn Hill and in the studio with one of my awesome HS Seniors and wanted to share a few images from our session!  We did this a few weeks ago before the weather turned cold!

Patrick’s a Senior!

Meet Patrick.  He is a senior this year and we had a great senior portrait session.  We did some in the studio and then took it outdoors for more casual imagery, including this favorite of mine with his truck.

Wedding at the Golden Lamb Buttery in Brooklyn

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.