Sneak Peek – Wright’s Mill Farm Wedding.

Here is a sneak peak of last weekends wedding which took place at the historic and beautiful Wright’s Mill Farm in Canterbury, CT.  It is located in the northeast corner of the state.  A rural area with covered bridge, a pond and old barns.  I wonderful place for a June wedding and for couples who make the photography a priority.  This wonderful couple, Ashley and Jeremy, created a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception here at Wright’s Mill Farm.  Take a look and stay tuned for more images to come.  Congratulations to Ashley and Jeremy on marriage.

Engagement Session on the Storrs Campus, UCONN.

I loved photographing this gorgeous couple’s Engagement Session on the Storrs Campus at UCONN.   The UCONN campus is a park, a botanical garden, full of new and old architecture and a working farm!  So many photographic opportunities here, especially in the spring.  The trees were in full bloom, the grass was finally green and the skies cleared for us that day! Good light can be found anywhere. The trick is finding it with interesting backgrounds.  UCONN’s Storrs campus is great for this as well.  On this day we photographed between 4:30 -6:30 pm.  The light was soft due to some fine clouds which diffused the sun, and the quality of light was warm because the sun was low in the afternoon sky.  This helps to create pleasing skin tones and I can get ‘catch lights’ in the eyes.  Open skies (not too many big trees or buildings to block the light) is important as well.  I had good light reflecting on the faces.  No flash or reflectors were used here, I just found some good open or directional light.  The last photo is back-lit as the sun was very low.  I wanted to create a rim of light on their […]

High School Senior Photography that makes YOU look great!

I am excited about photographing many High School Seniors this summer.  So I am writing about High School Senior Photography that makes you look great.  The way I help you do this is by taking the focus off yourself.  Follow?  When your attention is off yourself, and you are having fun, you will look great!  We will talk, chat, laugh and focus on having fun with poses in the studio… and if you choose an on location session, we go to a special places you love and that have meaning for you!  I create a fun experience so that we can create photos that you look great in! Preparation is important, too.  Both of us have to prepare. I will meet you prior to your session in order to find out what makes you special and unique at this point in your life and learn about your interests and accomplishments.  Then we make a plan and pick a session that is appropriate for you.  I want to personalize the senior portrait experience for you. You just have to decide on and bring your favorite outfits and props that mean something to you to your session.  You know, things that represent […]

Hiring a Professional Photographer.

  Hiring a professional photographer for your head shot is one of the best things you can do for your business. Just about everyone has a camera these days, and many people are taking their own photos.  That is great, but when it comes to  business portraits it should look professional.  Consider hiring a professional photographer.  Take a look on LinkedIn or Facebook, there is a range of quality, and some people don’t even have an image.  Why?  Probably because they don’t have one they love.  Do you? We all want to look our best and have a record of ourselves that shows who we really are.  This is not to say that candid images are not showing that… there is plenty of energy in those images as they capture us in moments and experiences that we treasure and want to remember.   Those are great for a personal FB page.  For a professional look, it needs to be a professional photograph. Example: Look at this UCONN Business Student above – we did a session last week because she is looking forward to finding work and is about to begin marketing herself when she graduates. She understands the value of […]

Portraits in Black and White

Why Portraits in Black and White as opposed to color? I have a soft spot for portraits in black and white.  If I want to have full control of where my viewers eyes go in a photograph – black and white takes away the distraction of color.  Black and white can can highlight only what you want the viewer to see through line, form, light and shadow.  I don’t shoot with film anymore but I do miss the experience of creating imagery in a dark room.  Seeing the image emerge in a tray of developer was nothing less than thrilling!  Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to mimic a ‘film look’ by photographing the band Autolatry, a heavy metal band that I have known for a long time.  They are relaunching themselves and needed some photos for their marketing.  Actually, I must confess –  the reason I know them is because 2 of them are my sons!  They have had 2 tours of the USA and have made three records.  If you like heavy music, check them out! David and Matt are my sons, they have been playing music together since middle school.  Dave plays lead guitar, writes the […]

June Wedding in Connecticut!

I am very excited about Ashley and Jeremy’s June wedding in Connecticut!  It is taking place at Wrights Mill Farm in Canterbury, CT.  It is a lovely place with many beautiful rustic features you would expect of a wedding in the country.  A waterfall, winding roads and some cool historic buildings.  There is even a horse and buggy which is supplied with your wedding package!  To me, this kind of wedding setting is a dream.  If you are planning a wedding in Connecticut, especially a June Wedding, and rustic settings are your thing – I would encourage you to check this place out.  I will keep you in the loop after the wedding and share the photos right here on the blog. In the mean time, here is a quick portrait from last weekend when Ashley and Jeremy met with me briefly to go over the details.  These guys are two very cool people, and they have been pretty busy!  Not only busy planning their June wedding, but traveling overseas because of their jobs.   We did make time to photograph them by my new outdoor walkway – with a split rail fence and rustic woods.  Perfect for this couple! Thank […]

Photography for Business Websites

It is important to have good photography for business websites that clearly represents you, your business and what you do for your clients.  Does your business website need spring cleaning?  How about taking a good look at the photography for your business website?  You may find that some fresh new photos of you, your staff, the office or store would help flow new life into the site.   It does not matter if you are a home based business, or a storefront.    I have been commissioned by musicians, Heating and Cooling companies, Electricians and Consultants to update images on their business websites.   I photograph the owners, their employees and their business in action.  Quality photography for business websites is important when you are selling a product or a service.  I am sure you have visited some sites where you landed on the homepage and found the blurry or poor quality images.  First impressions are everything, you can have good photos by hiring a professional. What you put out there matters.  Professional looking websites have great photography on them.  So hire a professional for a couple of hours on a day when your staff is prepped and well dressed, or you […]

Dog Portraiture at Kim Bova Photography!

My Dog Day mini-session day was a blast!  It was fun and challenging.  My goal for dog photography is not that much different then when I am photographing humans.   I want to capture each dog’s personality in a photograph that their ‘people’ will love, even after their ‘best friend’ is gone. Dog Portraiture is a patience building exercise.  Never move too fast, don’t overwhelm the dog with too much action, treats or noises.  I learned that I can make some really high pitch sounds that perhaps only dogs hear.  For some dogs, boredom can set in fast, so I had to grab attention with surprising sounds to keep them engaged.  With patience, I was able to get some nice portraits of these beloved pets for their families to enjoy. Thank you to all the folks who brought their best dog friends to the studio to be photographed for my special DOG DAY and to support the local animal shelter.  And shout out to Stephanie, my assistant, who helped me lure, engage and get some fun photos of these lovely pets.  Here are a few of my favorite images from the day. Meet Jake.  This dog has tons of energy, […]

Rainy Day Weddings.

Rainy day weddings are what every bride cringes at!  Who wants a rainy day wedding?  No one.  But, just because it rains on your wedding day does not mean the worst.  It does happen and I recommend that you embrace it.  You may be surprised by what photographic opportunities may arise due to rain.  As a wedding photographer, I come prepared to stay dry and always put an extra umbrella in with my gear if there is a chance of rain in the forecast.  I love weddings at The Publick House in Sturbridge, MA  and on this day we had it all.  Fog, sun and rain.  However, I captured a photographic moment that was my favorite of the season.  We just finished the formal photos on the great lawn and a pop up storm blew in.  It dumped buckets of rain on us all.  The groom got soaked, the bride was dry and they both were happy as could be!  “Lucky rain!” exclaimed the bride.  She was the only person who remained dry we continued the party indoors. Rain or shine has it’s problems, but try to embrace whatever you have on your day.  Weddings are huge events that are […]

CT Bridal Show & Expo at Amarante’s Seacliff March 24, 2014

Please come join me and my fellow wedding vendors at a CT Bridal Show at  Amarante’s Seacliff in New Haven, CT.  This is the beautiful seaside Wedding & Event venue that so many brides love because of the sunset views, great food and a warm welcoming staff! This is a great opportunity to meet me and other wedding professionals to chat about the services that we offer, ask questions and see some samples of our work.  And, enjoy a sunset and cocktails, now that we have had our time change!  Oh, and it is FREE! I do not usually do CT Bridal Shows, but I love Amarante’s Seacliff.  IT is a very special place with a wonderful staff who treats their clients like family. Live band, Vendor Prizes, Discounts and more.  Register HERE! Date: Monday, March 24, 2014 Time: 7-9:30 pm Place: Amarante’s Seacliff, 62 Cove St, New Haven, CT 06512;  (203) 467-2531 I hope to see you there!