The day was cool and crisp and the fall foliage was at peak color. Family and friends gathered together to celebrate Chelsea and Peter’s Wedding at The Waterview. It was an honor for me to photograph their special day. They will create a fantastic life together. This was a brilliantly fun and elegant affair, as is the norm for a wedding at The Waterview. The details reflected the autumn colors with hints of Halloween everywhere giving it the feel of an old fashioned masquerade party. The Waterview has two wonderful settings for outdoor wedding ceremonies. Set on Lake Zoar in Monroe, CT, the grounds are well manicured with patios and well landscaped gardens. A wonderful setting for the photography. Here are some favorite photos from the day to share with you. Congratulations Chelsea and Peter! Best wishes to you both. This wedding at The Waterview was my last wedding of 2014. What a wonderful way to finish the season. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Please leave a comment so I know you were here. 🙂 Vendor Highlights: Dress: www.dessy.com; Tuxes: Mens Warehouse; Flowers: Main Street Florist & Gifts, Ridgefield, CT; Hair: Pure Platinum Hair Salon in Oxford, CT; Nails: […]
Here is a sneak peak of last weekends wedding which took place at the historic and beautiful Wright’s Mill Farm in Canterbury, CT. It is located in the northeast corner of the state. A rural area with covered bridge, a pond and old barns. I wonderful place for a June wedding and for couples who make the photography a priority. This wonderful couple, Ashley and Jeremy, created a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception here at Wright’s Mill Farm. Take a look and stay tuned for more images to come. Congratulations to Ashley and Jeremy on marriage.
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!
Tip#2: With so many colors to choose from, think about how your color choices will look in your wedding images. Also, save the leftover fabric (hems) from your brides maids dresses so you can either match colors for the details, centerpieces or wrap the bouquet stems. Take a look at one of my brides from 2010, Pamela. She had a unique color scheme at her wedding at the Inn at Mystic, CT. I think it looked great for a summer outdoor ceremony! Pastels would not have stood up in the direct sun. Here they are in the shade for the photos and it still looks great.
Because of the many discussions I have with my newly engaged couples and the advice I find myself giving, I thought I would start a series of “tips” for brides and grooms here on my blog. These tips, not necessarily on wedding planning, but on anything that I have observed to be helpful to avoid pitfalls either the day of the wedding, before or after. So, here is the first one! Tip# 1. Quite often during the formal family portraits at a wedding it can be difficult for the bride to focus on the photos happening at the moment. She may be worried that she doesn’t see a certain family member for the next portrait and she ends up looking tense and distracted. I suggest to my couples that they pick two people, one from the brides side and the other from the grooms side, who know all the folks on that side of the family and will round them up for the photos. These people need to be leaders who will speak up and be active in getting the job done. I carry a list, too, however it is hard to identify who Aunt Rose is when I […]
I thought I would begin a blog series of wedding album designs. This way you can see what I do for my clients after the wedding. All my albums designs are custom, made specifically to match the couples style and the wedding day feel. No two albums are ever the same! The style I chose here was simple and traditional. Meet Amy and John. They were married in June 2010 and they planned an intimate garden wedding. Check back soon as I will be showing you more designs from this years weddings. Thank you for stopping by the blog!
Do you have your wedding date for 2011? If so, please call me now to find out if I still have your date available. Schedule a free consultation to meet with me and talk about your plans. I do give savings to those early planners who book one year ahead for the fall or winter months! (October 15-March 15, 2011/12) The photography is forever! Hire a professional.
What a beautiful day for two incredible people, Elisabete and Andrew. They were married yesterday at the Harding- Allen Estate house in Barre, MA. It is a spectacular setting for a garden ceremony and indoor reception. This was my first time there and I highly recommend it! Here are a few of my favorite images from the day.
Amy and John were married in a beautiful backyard setting. Family and friends enjoyed the glorious evening – the weather could not have been more perfect for their special day. Here are a few images to preview. The Harvest, from Pomfret, CT catered the event. The food was super! Congratulations to Amy and John! I hung out a window on the second story of the house for this one!