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.

Wedding Tips For Brides and Grooms

Tip #3 When you picked your ceremony and reception site, what was it that you fell in love with?  What ever it is, let your photographer know.  It is important to me as a photographer to know what you envisioned when you chose that place.  For instance, if it is at a mansion and the spiral staircase and graceful columns were what excited you; or if that stonewall and barn behind the reception site made you jump for joy – make sure you communicate this so it is not overlooked that day.  This is a great reason why choosing a photographer who you feel comfortable talking with and who takes the time to listen and ask about what you have in mind is so important. If you chose a venue with no areas on site for creative photography, you can always find cool places on the way or in the area that are interesting and make good backdrops for your group photos.  You just need to communicate the need for this and plan it with your photographer.  I am always available to go to on site ahead of time and walk it with my couples so we are on the […]

Wedding Tips

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.

Walking alone.

Well, as some of you may know,  my beloved dog Roxy died this past New Years Eve, and with the snow, rain and everything this winter, I have not taken a walk on the street since  her last walk. Today I took MY first walk alone down the street.  Wow.  I sobbed the whole way down past all her favorite spots!  I really felt her, but felt the missing of her so much more!  I decided that I will get back to walking this path everyday –  not only will it be good for me, but I cannot imagine any better way to honor my pet and friend than by continuing to visit the places that we shared together…. everyday for the past 10 1/2 years!   I will just have to bring tissues next time!  Here is one of my favorite images I made of Roxy.  She loved the snow!  Notice the beard and nose cap!  We would throw snowballs at her and she would catch and eat them…. if you  have a dog, you know the drill!  She is looking for another in this image.

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!

Wedding Tips from Kim

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 […]

Engagements!

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.

A bride and her bouquet…

I created this portrait of Regan while she was taking a few moments to relax before she and her new husband Jason made their entrance into the reception for their first dance together as husband and wife.  They were married at The Riverview, in Simsbury, CT.

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!

Custom Designed Wedding Albums

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!