New England Wedding at Guilford Yacht Club, CT.

What a wonderful day for Rachel and Mario.   The weather was perfect all day, a cool rainy morning which cleared up just in time for the ceremony on the beautiful lawn of the Guilford Yacht Club.   Here is a peek at some moments from their day.  Stay tuned for more later….and  please leave some blog love before you go!

Wedding on the Shore

I had the honor to photograph this beautiful couple at the New England shore yesterday. The weather cleared enough to take advantage of the beauty of Little Compton, Rhode Island. It was a small intimate gathering at a house on the water, a sit down dinner was prepared for after the ceremony and photographs.  It was a lovely day all around!  Congratulations to Kristen and Dan. Here are some favorite images from the day.                                                                                

Tips for Great Wedding Photos _ Part 2

I am back with some tips to help you make your wedding day photography go smoothly so you can capture everything you would like.  In the last post I spoke about the early planning stages – the venue and time of day for good lighting to help you look good in your photos.  Next, let us talk about time-lines. TIME-LINES are very important for your images because you need to allow enough time for your photographer to help you create the images that you really want.  If the details of your dress, rings, bouquets etc are important to you, allow at least 1-2 hours before the ceremony starts to have yourself and your details ready to be photographed, along with your brides maids, mom and any other family or friends that will be with you in your ready room.   If your brides maids and mother can plan on being dressed around this time so that everyone looks great in the photographs. Allowing time to photograph your father and/or your groom in a “first look” is possible before the ceremony.  If you would like this, allow the time for it.  This should be done early or off site so that your […]

Tips for Great Wedding Photos – Part 1.

So you would love to have great photos on your wedding day? Here are some things to bear in mind.  Usually you would be thinking about this from the start of your planning. LOCATION is key.  A beautiful location with nice backgrounds and ambiance will help create wonderful photos on your wedding day.   Take this into consideration as you look for a venue, church and reception site.   These are the places where light is important.  Plenty of window light is helpful in creating beautiful photos of faces and all the action at the reception.  If it is a night reception or a ballroom, check out the lighting beforehand.  Low light or candlelight can be wonderful for creating mood. A good photographer can ‘make’ their own light on location if necessary. THE SWEET LIGHT: Sunset times are very important to know when you set your date and your venue.  Two hours before sunset is the soft golden light and perfect for outdoor ceremonies & your formal portraits.  We photographers sometimes call this the sweet light.  This portrait was taken on a porch late in the afternoon in September at the Publick House in Sturbridge MA .   A good photographer can also create […]

More Weddings in CT and Beyond!

As promised, I am back with another New England wedding at the Historic Publick House in Massachesetts.  I photographed two weddings there this year and both were very different.  One reception was in the tent and the other in the barn, and there are two outdoor venues for outdoor ceremonies.  The big lawn on the hill and the garden lawn near the tent.  I love photographing at this venue, the opportunities for photography are wonderful and the staff terrific.  There are a variety of accommodations for overnight stays on site as well.  Plus, the food is great!  Check it out if you are looking for a unique place to get married. Here is Carolyn and Ryan’s wedding on the big lawn.  It was a wild day- from fog, sun to rain!  This was an August wedding.  Don’t you just love her dress?  This first image was taken in a lovely little house by the motel.  It had wonderful natural light for portraits. Here is the Gazebo with beautiful landscaping for the ceremony. And, that lucky rain.  Boy did it pour and really soaked the groom.  But look at their faces… he doesn’t care and she is happy as could be to […]

Wedding Albums Tell the Story.

I promised that I would show you more wedding albums I designed this year… so on this last day of 2012, here is another sampling from one of my favorites.  This wedding took place at the Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Connecticut in July.  I highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a elegant, intimate space for a wedding.  There ceremony took place outdoors in the Courtyard patio area and the reception inside the pretty hall with a beautiful stairway and lots of windows.  Graduates of UConn, Heather and Eric had a splendid day and created many of the wedding details themselves.  Their fun-loving, warm and unique personalities were evident and were reflected in their choices of decor and reception details right down to the “donuts to go” bags that made it fun and comfortable for all their guests.  Albums are a big part of my wedding business, it is the first family heirloom and will be a treasured keepsake to share with family and friends.  The digital world of photography can be dangerous as a digital file can be lost or corrupted easily, and who knows what kinds of technology we will have in […]

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 […]

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 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.