Connecticut’s Wedding Venue -The Waterview, is Perfect for Intimate Moments

Here is a look at a few details and quiet moments from one of my favorite weddings of last season.  If you are looking for a beautiful venue, professional and helpful staff, check out the Waterview in Monroe, Connecticut.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  There was an abundance of natural light everywhere which I love!  There are many large windows which made a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony, the bride and her details. Once it cooled down outdoors, the garden area offered me some beautiful reflected light for more portraits. Thanks for visiting my blog.  Feel free to leave a comment, subscribe or simply check back soon! 🙂

Family Portrait for 2011

Here it is!  The official Bova/Kaminsky family portrait.  Every year we try to make a portrait of the family.  This year when we had the time, we had no one else around to actually take the picture.  So, we set out into the orchard behind our property with tripod, camera, some stands for off camera flash and set it up.  We had a lot of fun in the process and I got plenty of exercise running back and forth to beat out the self-timer function on my camera!  Actually, it did wonders for my hair!  This one we liked the best and I share it with you.  Pretty soon it will be a 20×30 metal or canvas print for our living room wall!  

James – Senior Portrait

I had the pleasure of photographing James on a cold but beautiful day in October.  He loves mountain biking and is a talented cross-country runner and runs for his High School team.  He will probably do well at this in college next year as well.  Here are a couple of my favorites from our studio session!

Evan – A senior who loves the outdoors.

It is nearing the end of ‘Senior Season’ for me, so I am posting another cool senior! Meet Evan, a confident, outdoorsman who loves fly-fishing.  We hiked down to rivers and streams, and even caught a great sunset.

Alex – Senior session

Alex is an extraordinary athlete.  He has excelled at many sports and continues to play baseball and Hockey for his high school.   We had a great time during his senior portrait session and here are a couple of my favorites!

Zack’s Senior Portrait Session!

Playing catch up!  I have been busy, however, blogging has taken a backseat!  But now I have more time to share what I have been up to!  I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Zack, a really cool Senior 2012 from E.O. Smith High School in Storrs.  I love the images we created.  Here are a few I’d like to share with you.

Wedding at Amarante’s Seacliff New Haven

Congratulations to Petra-Ann and Derrick who were married in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends and family – many who came from Jamaica! I had a great time photographing these gorgeous people.  As usual, Amarante’s Seacliff did a great job!   Here are a few of my favorite moments from the day.   First, a quiet few moments with mom and dad. Bubbles kept the kids busy while we waited for everyone to arrive! And at last, even after dark we had portraits to do down by the water at Amarantes…. the skyline and the evening was beautiful!  

Garden Wedding in Connecticut.

It was the hottest day of July when Anna and Graham were married.  But it was one of those lovely garden weddings that I just love.  It all took place at Scot Free Farm, the home of Grahams parents in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut.  Surrounded by family and friends, good home cooked food and drink, they were married in a flower garden under a canopy to give relief from the hot sun.  Weddings don’t have to be formal or fancy, and this one was casually elegant, just right for this wonderful couple!  It was personal and relaxed, and everyone including the flower girl had a grand time! She actually enjoyed going down the isle! Their faithful dog took part in the  ceremony, too!

Weddings and Hurricanes Don’t Mix!

Hurricane Irene is closing in and I am thinking of all the people who either canceled their wedding or are hoping they can get it in before the storm hits.  My best to you and hoping all is well.  I am actually ok with the fact that I do not have a wedding to photograph this weekend.  My husband, Peter, and I spent the morning clearing out the garage so we could get the cars in, bringing all the potted plants in, clearing the deck of furniture, filling bathtubs and cooking up some tasty food ahead of time in case there are power outages. Also, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my 16 year old son, Matt, who just completed a 400 mile bike ride with two buddies.  They are coming home today, one day early due to the storm.  They made their goal!  Mansfield, CT to Bar Harbor, Maine!  They got there last evening, and turned it around this morning without much of a visit there.  Thankfully, they are getting a ride home by car.  What an adventure.  What a week!  Now, what a weekend, due to Irene!  Stay safe everyone, evacuate if you need to, no heroics […]

One of my dearest friends is married!

My dear friend, Carol, a fabulous guitarist and singer, was married last weekend.  I had the honor of being her photographer! What a blast!  One of the most fun weddings I have been to EVER!  It helped that almost everyone there were super talented musicians, so there was LIVE music at the ceremony and reception!  Carol and Steve performed as well.  My best to you both!  Here are a few images from the day.