A Wickham Park Wedding I had the honor of photographing Andrea and Jim’s Wickham Park Wedding at the Log Cabin in September. It was a bright sunny day with big puffy clouds so they could not have asked for weather. Joined by their family and friends, their vows were exchanged high on a hill overlooking the spectacular view of downtown Hartford. Great reasons to choose a Wickham Park Wedding. The Log Cabin at Wickham Park is one of my favorite places at the park to photograph a wedding. This location has a spectacular view of the city and sunsets. There is a resident Moosehead over the stone fireplace in the cabin for those who care! The white tent attached to the Log Cabin helps with larger events, rain, or hot days so this is a definite added advantage. The Guests and newly weds are able to enjoy the gardens for lovely photo opportunities or simply the ability to relax outside on the benches. On top of all this, the formal flower garden and outdoor ceremony patio (yes with a spectacular view) is a wonderful place for ceremonies. Andrea and Jim planned a day that was totally reflective of their interests and personalities resulting in a great time for everyone. Here are some photos from the day. We started photographing […]
What a year this was. We probably all need some time to reflect on it and that is what I have been doing as I end my wedding and portrait season this week. Hence, my End of Year Review! This year, 2016, there was disruption, excitement of all kinds, plus many wonderful things, too. In my business – my wedding clients were the best ever, all of you so interesting and creative how you planned the perfect wedding celebrations to share your love with family and friends. I am grateful for my returning clients who’ve come back every year or so to record life’s milestones. Thank you. I have enjoyed every minute with you all! This year stretched me and challenged me to see familiar things in new ways. There is always something new to learn and this year came with opportunities to grow. I decided early in 2016 to have a word for the year. It was – ‘Effortlessness’. I did manage to find moments personally and in my work that became effortless. Quite amazing, actually. I will find a new word for 2017 that will inspire and push me forward again. I decided to limit this End of Year Review to 8 photos. It was definitely a challenge. […]
I had the honor of photographing this Mystic Seaport Wedding of Krisann & Tim. What an awesome couple! Krisann just happens to work at Mystic Seaport so she knew how wonderful it would be. Plus she is so creative and talented that she made her own veil and arranged all the flowers bouquets and arrangements! The ceremony took place in the Greenmanville Church and their reception was at Latitude 41 the restaurant right next door to the Seaport. It was a lovely day for a wedding however very hot and humid, so we stuck close to the air-conditioned Latitude 41 and took photos around that area of the Seaport. Here are some photos from the day.
Amarante’s Sea Cliff Weddings are among my favorites to photograph. Located in New Haven, Connecticut on the shoreline, it is a romantic, fun place to celebrate. I have found that the staff treat every bride, groom and their families as if they were their own! Peter Garceau and his staff do an amazing job. On June 11th, Amarante’s Sea Cliff was at its best. It had rained all morning, however, just in time for setting up chairs out on the lawn, the clouds parted and the day that Stephanie and Adam had dreamed of became a reality. They could not have asked for more perfect timing. I met the bride and her girls in the beautifully decorated dressing room upstairs. There was champagne, laughter and anticipation. Stephanie’s father stopped by as soon as she was in her gown and we caught a beautiful moment as he saw her for the first time as a gorgeous bride! Here are some highlights from Stephanie and Adam’s special day.
We all adore love stories, don’t we? Here is an amazing one – a story of love found and lost, and found again. Two people who were meant to be together are now back together. This is Dawn and Dale, two extraordinary people who fell madly in love with each other when they were teens. They lost each other in Nebraska, due to life circumstances in the days before cell phones and internet, but a few years ago, they found each other! They both had been married and divorced, but, they immediately realized that their true love was as strong as ever and happily they reunited here in Connecticut. Now, they can spend the rest of their lives together. I had the honor of photographing their wedding at The Lake View Restaurant on Coventry Lake in Coventry, CT. They were married in the company of close family and friends wearing their native american style clothing in a beautiful ceremony that honored their past and present. They both have native american heritage in them, by the way. It was an incredible day and now their amazing love story can continue. I wish them all the best!
Congratulations, you just got engaged and now what? This is an exciting time and – your life just changed. Now, that you are engaged, it is time to plan. Here is the first thing to figure out – your budget. It will determine where and when are you will get married. Eloping? Big wedding or small wedding? On the beach, mountain top, at the rose garden, big venue or small? What month, season or time of day? Now once you know what you can afford, have fun with it! Get creative and remember to get help if you need it. Ask friends who have just gone through this. Talk to as some wedding vendors or planners in your area, the people who do this all year long for advice. Next, once you have found a venue and set a date, start looking for your photographer. We photographers book up well in advance, from 6 months to a year or more before a wedding date. So start looking at photographer websites and look for style, price, AND last but not least, experience. Call and speak with the photographer and ask them how long they have been doing this, and other questions that you want answered. […]
So you just got engaged and you have your venue and wedding date set. Congratulations! Now it is time to find a Photographer. Read on for 3 simple steps on how to find the best wedding photographer for you.
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 […]
COLORS! Wedding Trends for this year, 2014 are among my favorites! This year the popular wedding colors include blues of all kinds, deep purples mixed with warmer tones – from red, orange to pinks. So far, some of my 2014 brides are incorporating orange and reds for the fall; shades of green and ivory for spring; and cool blue-violet mixed with whites for summer! I love those pastels when it is blazing hot! I think color choices set a mood and tone for any event. If you are a dramatic personality – hot colors may be your thing. Romantic and understated, pastels and lace may be perfect! I think it actually depends on who you are, what you love and what time of year you decide to get married. What colors have you picked for your wedding day and why did you choose them? Please share by leaving a comment! For some cool color combination ideas, visit this blog: http://www.tulleandchantilly.com/blog/
Rachel & Ben’s West Hartford wedding was a blast, not only for me as the photographer, but for everyone who attended. Rachel and Ben were married on a beautiful day this past September. When they told me that they were having a traditional Orthodox Jewish wedding, I was thrilled! The traditions are so rich and beautiful and I was very excited to photograph it for them. The weather was brutally hot and humid, but we had a wonderful air conditioned Temple to celebrate in. Rachel and Ben, with the help of the amazing congregation at the Beth David Synagogue in West Hartford, CT, created a lovely day with family and friends in attendance from near and far. The whole feel of the day was one of warmth, love and happiness. Once the dancing and entertainment began – was wild and fun! I met Rachel, a very talented opera singer and teacher, through the photographic work I do for the Hartford Opera Theater at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT. Rachel and Ben (a lawyer in Hartford) moved here a few years ago. They love the congregation at Temple Beth David so much that they decided to get married […]