Seaside Wedding in Westbrook, CT

I had the honor of photographing Tracey and Chris’s wedding in Westbrook, CT.  It was a perfect June day to be on the Long Island Sound.  The Elks Lodge in Westbrook was a wonderful place for a small and intimate wedding of family and friends.  Tracey and Chris were supported by their two amazing sons, close family and wonderful friends.  Congratulations to this couple!  Here are a few photos from the day.

Amarante’s Sea Cliff Wedding, New Haven, CT

Amarante’s Sea Cliff Weddings are among my favorites to photograph.  Located in New Haven, Connecticut on the shoreline, it is a romantic, fun place to celebrate.  I have found that the staff treat every bride, groom and their families as if they were their own!  Peter Garceau and his staff do an amazing job. On June 11th, Amarante’s Sea Cliff was at its best.  It had rained all morning, however, just in time for setting up chairs out on the lawn, the clouds parted and the day that Stephanie and Adam had dreamed of became a reality.  They could not have asked for more perfect timing.  I met the bride and her girls in the beautifully decorated dressing room upstairs.  There was champagne, laughter and anticipation.  Stephanie’s father stopped by as soon as she was in her gown and we caught a beautiful moment as he saw her for the first time as a gorgeous bride!  Here are some highlights from Stephanie and Adam’s special day.      

CT Wedding decor that is handmade – a trend this season.

I have noticed that brides in Connecticut are cutting costs by handcrafting their table decor and bouquets!  I have seen some fun in this area and would like to share these ideas with you! First, how about saving your corks from wine bottles, or maybe you or someone you know works at a restaurant and can set them aside and make place card holders with them!  Two per card and tied together with twine.  Simple! How about silk flowers that  look fresh!  And last for years, not hours! ….and simple burlap and art paper! Perfect decor for the head table in New England’s historic Publick House wedding reception. Or how about really being ‘green’ and make paper flowers for your wedding reception tables!! Handmade mustaches for photo fun! These handmade touches created weddings that were personal and original, and great fun to photograph! I hope you have enjoyed this post!  

I thought you’d like some sun today!

Here is a sunny bouquet to brighten your spirits today! These Bridal Flowers were created by the mother of the groom at this Connecticut Wedding at Amarante’s Seacliff, in New Haven, CT.

Looking for Your Wedding Vendors?

Getting married in 2012? 2013?  Research is key to finding the wedding professionals who will help you create the wedding day of your dreams.  There are many websites and blogs that will list vendors in your area with reviews and images of their work.  To name a few, WeddingWire, Wedding Reports, GetMarried, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings and the list goes on.  Depending on the style of wedding you are planning it is helpful to look for vendors that have that ‘ feel’ you are going for. Now is the time to make a short list of vendors for 2012 weddings, and get out there and meet face to face.  Meet ups are more than just exchanging information as you can get a feel for the person who you will be communicating with AND spending hours with on your wedding day.  My recommendation: find the people you are comfortable with and actually like.  Usually the rest will fall into place. Check back as I will be posting about some of my favorite wedding vendor colleagues that I love working with and that you might consider for your wedding.  🙂 This beautiful centerpiece above was created by Melissa at Stylish Blooms […]

A Favorite Image.

I know it is rather traditional and maybe out of date to some minds.. but this kind image is a favorite of mine.  I love the uniqueness of each hand; the contrast and the details.  Hands have always been a favorite photographic subject of mine.  When I studied fine art at UConn, I made a book (by hand)  filled with photographs called, “Hands at Work”.   These were dentists, artists, a baker, a mechanic, etc.   Hands in themselves can tell the story of the person or persons they belong to.  What does this image say to you?  Please leave your thoughts, I would love to know.

Waterview Wedding in Connecticut!

I had the honor of photographing the Wedding of Lauren and Anthony at the Waterview in Monroe, CT.   It was a lovely ceremony which was held inside due to the wet weather.  The ceremony room and reception tables were beautifully decorated with flowers by Elizabeth of Blush Floral Design. I loved this special moment between Lauren and her mother just before the ceremony. Lauren wore an amazing dress which looked comfortable and gorgeous! …..and Tony looked great as well. After the ceremony and formal photos, Lauren returned wearing these shoes and a cute short dress for the party! Anthony changed his shoes as well! Congratulations to Lauren and Tony!  AND a thank you to Jean Molodetz for her help as second photographer.  Your images speak volumes,  and I look forward to working together again soon. Other vendors: Big Apple Entertainment -DJ, Inspiration in Motion– videographers

Wedding at Amarante’s Seacliff

I had the honor of photographing the wedding of Melanie and Jeff on Sunday.  It took place at the beautiful Amarante’s Seacliff in New Haven, CT.  Melanie looked fabulous in a gown by Casablanca from Fairy Tales Formal in Glastonbury.  The cake was by Creative Cakes by Donna.  The grooms mother, Beth Weller and friend, Janet Sanders provided the floral centerpieces and the beautiful sunflower bouquets!  Here are a few of my favorite images from the day!  The last image of the couples first dance was taken by the amazing, Jean Moledetz, who was my second photographer for the day!

A bride and her bouquet…

I created this portrait of Regan while she was taking a few moments to relax before she and her new husband Jason made their entrance into the reception for their first dance together as husband and wife.  They were married at The Riverview, in Simsbury, CT.

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.