Just catching up on my blog, I am a little behind. So, starting with this lovely July wedding....
I first met Lily at her place of work, as her boss employed me to create head shots on site for the staff. Lily mentioned that she was looking for a wedding photographer so I gave her my card. Subsequently, she did hire me, and when I finally met with both Lily and Joe for their engagement session, I instantly knew this was a divine match! They were made for each other. Have you ever met a couple while in their presence you could just feel the love between them? Well, there it was!
So, on July 20, Lily and Joe promised their lives to each other at the beautiful Storrs Congregational Church on the UCONN Campus. It was during that brutal heat wave we had - but Joe and Lily looked cool and collected all day long! Happy to be together and surrounded by their amazing families.
The reception was at Lily's parents house near by, a beautiful spot in the woods with garden, pool, barn and a big tent in case of rain. Well, they had everything that day - heat, humidity, sun, rain and then it finally cooled off as evening came. It was a spectacular day - all of it taken in stride by this lovely couple. Best of luck to you both.
Dress by Lazaro. Catering and cake by Tallulah's. Flowers by Victorian Rose in Hebron.
Here are some of my favorite images of the day. Click here if you want to see more from this wedding.
My challenge this summer has been the weather. The rains have come heavy and hard and it has made me stretch in many ways. When it is pouring, photographing outdoors is impossible - so you have to make it work somehow. My engagement session with Lily and Joe turned out great, but on my drive to their home I was not sure what I would do. The sky was clear and sunny when I left my studio. The forecast called for scattered thunder showers but I was optimistic. Five minutes away from their home I saw a sight that made my heart sink. The highway was up high so I could see the hills ahead where Lily and Joe's neighborhood was. A huge black cloud was hanging low and letting loose with a downpour.... it was actually quite beautiful... but I feared it was where I was headed. I was right. It was pouring right over their neighborhood! We ended up sitting and chatting for awhile, which was fun. Then we took a few images in the house, and this first one is my favorite. They had a pretty living room window, so I silhouetted them together in front of it. Then later when the sun came out we went into the garden they nurtured all summer and took some more fun shots there. Here are my favorites. By the end of the session, we all had very wet feet, but we were happy.