Engagement Session at Chamard Vineyards & Hammonasset

I spent a lovely evening with Rachel and Mario at Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, CT.  It was a great break from the rain and the heat as the cool breezes at the shore were glorious.  Mario works there so I had a grand tour of the whole place – including the wine cellar!  Check it out if you have not… the smells from the kitchen were yummy and they grow their own herbs and veggies, too.  After the Chamard ‘experience’ we went down to the beach at Hammonasset for the sunset.   It was a great time and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding in August at the Guilford Yacht Club.   I hope you enjoy these photos!

Engagement Session in Boston Garden

I had the pleasure of photographing Beth and Alan in Boston Garden.  What a day it was… a little chillier than expected but the light, tulips and flowering trees made for a wonderful backdrop.  We had to dodge the crowds, but otherwise it was a glorious day.  We are all looking forward to their September wedding in Connecticut.  Here are a few favorites of the day.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             […]

CT Engagement at Horsebarn Hill.

I had the pleasure of photographing Heather and Eric on Horsebarn Hill on the campus of the University of Connecticut.  They are engaged to be married in July!  Congratulations to them both.  They are graduates of UConn so it was fitting to photograph them on “the hill”.   I just love the images we made that day.  

CT Engagement – Anna & Nayan

  Thank you, Anna and Nayan for stealing time with me to create some photographs of you on your quick stop through Connecticut!  Travel is a part of this extraordinary couple’s lives who now live now in England.   We had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to have an engagement session right here in New England! We found some beautiful spots among the dogwoods, barns and country roads…. Congratulations to you both on your wedding in September!  I am looking forward to telling your story in photographs.

Tips for Your Wedding Photography!

As a wedding photographer in Connecticut, I am comfortable behind the camera, but a bride and groom may not be so comfortable as the subject on the other side.  That is why I highly recommend ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS before the wedding day if possible.  This gives you time to feel what it feels like to be the main photographic subject all day!  The more time you spend with your photographer, the more comfortable you will be in front of their camera.  This kind of pre-wedding session will also give you time to get to know your photographer and visa-versa: be yourselves – wacky, fun or a little crazy and there will be plenty of “moments” to capture the real you in photos you will cherish. Also, your photographer can help you learn to pose so you look great on this day AND ON  YOUR WEDDING DAY.  Posing is the not the big bad ugly that so many people think it is.  I pose people to look their very best.  Isn’t that what everyone wants – to look great?  I also realize that it is important to look natural, too, there is no better place than an engagement session with your photographer […]

Engagement Session at Gillette Castle

Two extraordinary people, Priya and Andy are planning an August wedding at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam, CT.  So, for the engagement session, we had a great time exploring the grounds of the Connecticut landmark, Gillette Castle.  I am happy we postponed the first date we set, because the weather could not have been more perfect! The castle has some beautiful light in the evening and when it reflects off the stone of the castle, it is really pretty. Even in B&W there is plenty of interest there.  Thank you Priya and Andy for such a fun afternoon.  I look forward to the wedding coming up soon!

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.

Peak season engagement session in Connecticut!

Tiffany and Bill gave me the honor of photographing them yesterday at the peak of  fall foliage season here in Connecticut. What a day! We did dodge some raindrops, the sun peaked out for a few minutes and we were grateful that it was comfortably warm.  We walked the grounds of the Wadsworth Mansion, Wadsworth Falls and Lyman Orchards in the Middletown area.  Here are some of my favorite images from the afternoon.  Thank you Tiffany and Bill and congratulations on your engagement! Please leave a comment or visit some of my portrait and wedding galleries on this site.  Thanks for visiting by blog!

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!