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.
December 22, 2014 in Pomfret, CT Last week in the beautiful rolling hills of eastern Connecticut, I photographed this Tyrone Farm Engagement Session with Julie and Chris. Their wedding will be next August, but December was the best time for their Tyrone Farm Engagement Session since they live in Dijon, France and were here for the holidays.
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 […]
There is nothing quite like the feeling I get when I walk into a large cathedral, even in Connecticut. It could be anywhere in the world and it definitely takes my breath away. Beth and Alan planned an extraordinary wedding here in CT at the end of September and their ceremony took place in the beautiful Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Downtown Waterbury, CT. It is an Italian renaissance design after the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome, (cool link, check it out!) is an extraordinary place to be married and I loved photographing it. While inside, you could pretend you were in Italy for an hour! Now, if you want to get married in a cathedral, you may want to get a dress that fits the church. Beth wore the perfect dress and ‘cathedral’ veil for this venue! I just love the long flowy dress and veil. They planned a joyous day – Alan’s family came all the way from Ireland and the two families met a few days prior to the wedding for the first time! The reception was held at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT and their Stone Garden was perfect for formal photos […]
Many brides are looking for stylish, fun and helpful accessories and details for their wedding day. Etsy weddings is one place to find such things. One thing that I would recommend is a pretty hanger for your dress. Most brides don’t think about this, but in the photos it can make a big difference! Notice the dress on a clear plastic hanger (below)… this is better than the paper covered hangers from the cleaners, but a pretty silk padded one may have looked nicer. Or a wooden one with a ribbon or two? The dress hanging on a light colored armoire, at Amarante’s Seacliff, as opposed to a darker surface, helps to hide the hanger or at least make it less noticed. If you are planning a wedding in 2012, check out the many wonderfully creative sites for unique ideas to enhance your special day! (Pinterest, Esty, and the many wedding blogs you can find online. Check out bellableubridal.com – it is a couture bridal blog- it is filled with inspiring and cool ideas! Some you can translate and create yourself…. Please leave a comment here if you have a favorite website or place where you love to get […]
I have been meeting with many engaged couples lately and I noticed that most of them are concerned about how the photographer(s) work at capturing natural images. My clients want images where the subjects are not distracted from the action by a photographer who keeps telling them to smile, or pose etc. So I thought I would post just a few that show what happens when I make myself invisible. There are many more.. but this gives an idea of how I work and some moments that are captured while the subjects are unaware. The first one here is the couple enjoying the walk back from out portrait session after the ceremony. I walked a head and waited until they were engrossed in conversation. They didn’t know I was still photographing them. Here is Dad, sitting on the bed looking up at his beautiful daughter as her mother arranged her veil. I could not have caught that expression if I made myself visible. I like to ‘shoot through’ as well. This mother and daughter was a grab shot as I walked through the cocktail hour. There was a nice connection between them that attracted my eye. And […]
Here is a look at a few details and quiet moments from one of my favorite weddings of last season. If you are looking for a beautiful venue, professional and helpful staff, check out the Waterview in Monroe, Connecticut. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. There was an abundance of natural light everywhere which I love! There are many large windows which made a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony, the bride and her details. Once it cooled down outdoors, the garden area offered me some beautiful reflected light for more portraits. Thanks for visiting my blog. Feel free to leave a comment, subscribe or simply check back soon! 🙂
Congratulations to Petra-Ann and Derrick who were married in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends and family – many who came from Jamaica! I had a great time photographing these gorgeous people. As usual, Amarante’s Seacliff did a great job! Here are a few of my favorite moments from the day. First, a quiet few moments with mom and dad. Bubbles kept the kids busy while we waited for everyone to arrive! And at last, even after dark we had portraits to do down by the water at Amarantes…. the skyline and the evening was beautiful!
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!
Priya and Andy were married on Saturday at The Riverhouse. It was a morning ceremony and the weather was perfect. The Riverhouse’s beautiful setting – a modern and unique patio with a beautiful garden was the ideal backdrop! Congratulations Priya and Andy – it was an honor to photograph your wedding. Here are a few favorites from the day. Very unique gift for the guests…a little live plant beautifully packaged! A quiet moment before the reception.. Our beautiful bride! And the beautiful gown by Maggie Sottero!