Album Design time!

  I have been roasting turkeys and hams, finding time to take walks and talk with friends.  That is what I love about this holiday season.  But also, it is the time to finish up album designs, print orders and things like that.  I would like to share a few pages from my album layouts that I am creating.  I like to keep the pages simple, elegant and create a layout that will stand the test of time.  No gimmicks or trendy stuff.  This is the first family heirloom, after all.  Here are a couple of pages from the album of Carolyn and Ryan.  Their wedding was at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA.   It was an amazing day, from morning fog, to hot sun and then a torrential downpour!  But this lovely couple took it all in stride and loved every minute of their day!  I did, too. Well, now it is back to work on the final touches for the next album that I am getting ready for print!  Please leave me some blog love with a comment here.  I would love to hear from you.  

Anna & Nayan’s Publick House Wedding

I had the honor of photographing Anna & Nayan’s wedding recently at one of my favorite venues, The Publick House in Sturbridge, MA.   It was a perfect day!  Congratulations to this wonderful couple.  They planned it all themselves with some help from some wonderful wedding vendors!  Take a look… Hair and makeup by Tiffany Leo of Tiffany’s Hair Studio in Sturbridge, MA.   She does great work for brides who like the natural look. The beautiful fall flower bouquets and totally inspired flower purses for the bridesmaids were created by Helena Willis of Perfect Princess Events in Vernon, CT. Anna all ready to go in a dress by Oleg Cassini. ‘First look’ in the tight corners of the publick House.  Nayan is very tall and the ceilings are very low! On the porch of the Publick House. A friend of Anna makes chapstick and they were the vehicle for the place cards on the reception table.  Anyone want to share the creators name?   This was cool. And the Publick Houses’ beautiful garden gazebo for the ceremony. The reception was held in the magnificent Canopy Tent next to the Garden Gazebo and Cathy O’Brien did an amazing job with catering and […]

Sneak Peak Wedding in Farmington, CT

Here is a peak at the beautiful couple, Nicole and Michael, who were married in Farmington, CT.  We took some photographs at the Hill-Stead Museum and here are a few favorites… more to come so stay tuned! A look at the beautiful bouquet… Such a beautiful setting for this handsome couple! I will post more from this wedding soon.  Thanks for visiting my blog, feel free to leave a comment.    

Sturbridge Wedding at Historic Publick House.

  This was one fantastic day for Carolyn and Ryan!  It took place at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA.  We had every kind of weather including a downpour of rain!  It did not dampen the spirit of the day, in fact one of my favorite images came from this day.  I wonder if it is your favorite too!  Leave me a comment, I’d love to know your favorite image! Carolyn made all the details for this wedding.. I love this fan/game/keepsake! This was not set up.. it’s just as it happened. Dad’s first peek! A joke by the best man! The calm before the storm…. It sure was a sweet day!  Congratulations Care & Ryan!

CT Wedding decor that is handmade – a trend this season.

I have noticed that brides in Connecticut are cutting costs by handcrafting their table decor and bouquets!  I have seen some fun in this area and would like to share these ideas with you! First, how about saving your corks from wine bottles, or maybe you or someone you know works at a restaurant and can set them aside and make place card holders with them!  Two per card and tied together with twine.  Simple! How about silk flowers that  look fresh!  And last for years, not hours! ….and simple burlap and art paper! Perfect decor for the head table in New England’s historic Publick House wedding reception. Or how about really being ‘green’ and make paper flowers for your wedding reception tables!! Handmade mustaches for photo fun! These handmade touches created weddings that were personal and original, and great fun to photograph! I hope you have enjoyed this post!  

Senior Sessions Designed Just for YOU!

Kim Bova Photography went on a photo safari to kick off the Senior 2013 season a few weeks ago with our new Senior Ambassador from EO Smith High School.  His name is Pratik, an amazing talented computer wizard!  We had a great time finding the right backgrounds and “the light”.  We began in the studio and continued out on our safari through Mansfield Center and down to Willimantic with cool walls and natural backgrounds.  Each senior has a unique session designed just for them! Check out some of my favorite images of Pratik. If you are a High School Senior this year, do call Kim to schedule a complimentary meeting to talk about your senior portraits this year! If you are at EO Smith, do seek out Pratik and talk to him about his experience with our studio! Create unique, personal and fun images of who you are right now!  I look forward to meeting you. Feel free to leave a comment here on the blog!

Jazz is alive and well in Connecticut!

I had the honor of photographing Mike Casey, Saxophonist from Storrs, CT,  currently in the Jazz Studies program at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz in Hartford at the University of Hartford.  If you frequent Hartford’s Black Eyed Sally’s  you may  have heard this talented musician!   Oh, and if you are around Hartford on August 13th, his band is playing at Bushnell Park, Monday Night Jazz in Hartford at 6 pm.  Make sure you check out this award winning young jazz talent! We had a terrific day to shoot some cool images, in the studio and around town.  Here are some favorites!

CT Wedding at UConn Alumni House – Sneak Peek!

Heather and Eric, UConn Alumni, were married at the Storrs campus last weekend.  It was a really fun wedding with many personal touches.  Here is a sneak peak of a few images.  There will be more to come so check back soon.

One very special HS Senior!

Well, I don’t want to play favorites.. but there are exceptions!  I felt the same way when my older son Dave was a HS Senior and it is no different now with my son Matt who just graduated earlier this week from E.O. Smith High School in Storrs, CT.   This was one of my favorite sessions – we did a Senior Safari that was a blast!  Here are some of my favorites from the day.  I hope you enjoy them. I have posted a few others on my facebook page, so just click the link below to “Like” my page and see more!  Thanks for checking out my blog.. Please leave a comment.  Thanks.

CT Engagement at Horsebarn Hill.

I had the pleasure of photographing Heather and Eric on Horsebarn Hill on the campus of the University of Connecticut.  They are engaged to be married in July!  Congratulations to them both.  They are graduates of UConn so it was fitting to photograph them on “the hill”.   I just love the images we made that day.