CT Engagement Session at Belltown Hill Orchards.

I had the honor of photographing Erin and Robert’s CT Engagement Session at Belltown Hill Orchards in Glastonbury last weekend.  Since this beautiful couple lives right in the Orchard neighborhood,  they arranged permission with the Orchard owners for us to photograph where no other people were.  Plus, we were able to stay after the picking hours for the golden evening light and had the whole orchard to ourselves.  How special is that?!? If you follow my blog, you may know how much I love photographing CT Engagement Sessions.  Not only do we have beautiful landscapes in every corner of the state, but there is so much variety such as:  farm country, cities, small quaint towns, beaches, and hilly trails and woods. Here are the  4 most important reasons why I love photographing CT Engagement Sessions: 1) Besides the fact that I have been a lifelong resident of this beautiful little state and I know many cool areas and beautiful spots for a CT Engagement Session, this is an important time for my couples and I to get to know each other better.  I learn a lot about them from their session.  For instance, I can see how self-conscious (or not) […]

Cliff Mautner Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp

I recently attended the May Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp taught by Cliff Mautner in Haddonfield, NJ.  Cliff, one of the top ten photographers in the world, is a natural teacher, as well as a supportive, generous and genuine person.  I found this workshop to be a life-changing experience.  Why go anywhere else?  I highly recommend it to any wedding photographer who, like myself, always ran for the shade. Or, that struggles with adding light when there is no ‘quality light’ to be found.  With Cliff’s coaching and personal attention, I was able to find the light, see the light, or add the light myself. We had plenty of time to work for 2 and a half days, with a group of beautiful models on location in downtown Philadelphia.  ‘Hands on’ was what I needed to be able to see and understand what Cliff was teaching.  The size of the workshop was perfect, no more than 18 photographers, who were some of the most wonderful and talented people from all over the world that I have met.  We all delighted in the realization that we could actually leave this workshop with skills that each of us could use to create our […]

Wedding at the Golden Lamb Buttery in Brooklyn

In the beautiful eastern hills of Connecticut,  Sandy and Craig were married last weekend at the Golden Lamb Buttery.  It was a very cool and windy day, but so beautiful up on the hill where this wonderful restaurant is located in Brooklyn, CT.  Here are a few favorite portraits from the day.

Zahra and Sina to be married!

I had the honor of photographing two stunningly beautiful people this weekend.  UConn students of Engineering, Zahra and Sina came to me for their photo session before their engagement/wedding party on Saturday.  I wish you both the best!

Bride and Groom Portraits

Meet my new friends, Gretchen and Armond. They were married last September, and came to me for a formal portrait in their wedding clothes.  What an amazing and beautiful couple!  I have to share these with you. I just loved the Scottish attire! They look like a royal couple! Gretchen mentioned that is was great to do it after the wedding – I photographed them in my studio where they were cool and comfortable.  Think about this option if you would like a formal bridal or bride and groom portrait.  It was great fun, too!

Cool idea for ‘Save the Date’ card!

Meet my new friends and clients, Pamela and Jason.  They drove all the way down from Massachusetts to meet me before the snow storm yesterday for a photo session in the freezing cold.   Why? We shot for their totally awesome ‘save the date’ card! The card will have a bunch of ‘paparazzi style’ images of them and maybe I will post the end product here.  In the mean time – here is one of my favorite images of them. Can you guess where we shot this?  Yes, in Connecticut; yes, just before the snow storm….humm