What should we wear for our engagement session?

My wedding clients often ask:  ‘What should we wear for our engagement session?’ Here are some answers to this common question- 1- Wear something that reflects your personality and that you feel good in.  This will help you feel comfortable especially if you’ve never had a professional photographer photograph you before.  Some of my clients have told me that they were nervous at first and that wearing something comfortable and familiar made them feel like themselves.  I photograph many couples in jeans as well, so as long as you feel at home in the clothes you wear, it will allow you to be yourself.  2- Find clothes that flatter your figure.  How do you do this?  Here is an important photographic fact that will help you: The lightest color in a photograph will appear larger.  Hmm, how about that!  We all have some some body issue that we do not appreciate when we see ourselves in photos.  It could be those few pounds we have been meaning to lose or something you don’t like about your figure.  Try to avoid wearing large horizontal stripes as it may draw attention to the part you don’t like.  Also, if your arms or legs are paler than your face, cover them up!  They will only look larger.  Your face should be the brightest part of the […]

Tyrone Farm Engagement Session: Julie and Chris

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.

Celebrating Love in Connecticut!

I am celebrating the love between Petra and Derrick on the blog today!  These two very special people are to be married in October and I look forward to their wedding at Amarante’s! They were right at home in the fields around my studio in Mansfield, CT.   The love I saw and felt between them warmed my heart! I feel that the engagement session is an opportunity for engaged couples to capture something special for themselves that they may not have another chance to do.  These days leading up the the wedding day are very special. Thank you, guys, for a wonderful afternoon together. Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Check back for other engagements, weddings and portraits; and friend me on facebook, too!

Engagements!

What is an engagement session and why do I do them?  This is the question I get asked most when I meet with my newly engaged couples.  It is simple.  This is the opportunity for you as a couple to see how I work, feel what it feels like to be in front of the camera, and for both of us to get to know each other better and establish a relationship before the wedding day.  For me it is a great way to explore and see how you photograph and what angles make you look your very best, so that I can give you my best when it really  matters on the big day!  AND, last but not least, it is fun and you both have a great experience with great images of yourselves to remember this time in  your lives forever. Here are a few of  my favorites images from Erika and Steven’s session.  These were taken on a spectacular day at Horsebarn Hill on the UConn campus in Storrs.

Engagement at Knowlton Farm 10-10-10

I can’t wait for Melanie and Jeff’s wedding in April at Amarante’s Seacliff (New Haven).  But, Sunday, 10-10-10, we had a totally awesome  engagement photo session at Knowlton Hill Farm right down the road from my studio!  Melanie nearly fell off the hay truck, then was sneezed on by a cow!  And, Jeff found the car of his dreams in the barn! What an adventure!  Take a look at how great these guys look!  Here a some of my favorite images from the day.

Erika & Steve are getting ready for their wedding in Woodstock, CT!

Last week I had the honor of photographing Erika and Steven, both musicians and graduates from UConn!  What  a lovely couple they are!  They are getting married in Woodstock, CT at the ‘Pink House’, also known historically as the Roseland Cottage.  Here are some of my favorites from their engagement session.

The Engagement of Amy and John

It was a brilliant day out at Case Mountain in Manchester, where I met my new friends Amy and John for an engagement session last weekend!  We made some great images and got some great exercise too! I really like this shot… Amy and John are planning a backyard wedding at their home in Connecticut.  This is very popular these days to put together a cost effective event at home!  Stay tuned for the highlights at the end of June!

Regan and Jason to be married in May!

Regan and Jason are planning a May wedding at the Riverview!  This is one cool couple and I had a great time with them in downtown Hartford for their engagement session.  Here are some of my favorite images…. Stay tuned for the wedding highlights at the end of May!

Walking the Dog….

It was a great beach week, wasn’t it?  A real summer preview.  I had the pleasure of going to the beach with Ann-Marie and Chris, plus Kenzie, their dog.  They will be married the 1st of May and these are some of my favorite images from their engagement session.  Ann-Marie and Chris, you are a wonderful couple.  And Kenzie, a great little dog!  Thanks for sharing the day with me and I can’t wait until your wedding day!

Have some fun with your ‘Save the Date’ cards!

My wonderful clients, Pamela and Jason,  who are getting married this July, just sent me their ‘Save the Date’ card and it is great!  We had a cold day in December to shoot it, 20 degree weather!  But they don’t even look cold here, do they?   Great job and good fun!  So here it is as promised! I need to credit the graphic designer on this project!  Pam, leave it in a comment!  Thanks.