Connecticut Farm Wedding

I had the honor of photographing Crystal and Zack’s Wedding a few weeks ago.  It was a fantastic sunny and warm day, perfect for a Connecticut Farm Wedding!  The day was full of family and close friends, yet an intimate and fun event that everyone enjoyed.  The farm setting was unique and lovely, even the bride’s horse was right at home.  The kids had a blast running free all day and I think the adults had a really good time, too. A unique location like this has its challenges photographically because of the time of day, 12 noon, and open fields have no shade.  It really is the most difficult light of the day, however, I did not worry and found ways to make it work.  You see, the sun directly overhead makes it difficult to make light contour the face and body.  No light in the eyes, and people tend to squint more.  I had to make sure I used backlight and sidelight so everyone would look their best.  The shade of the big old tree, nature’s alter/church, was perfect and a nice backdrop for the ceremony.  There was an orchard where we did some photos down by the barn where we had darker […]

Priya & Andy’s Wedding at the Riverhouse!

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!

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 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.

Wedding Flowers

A favorite bouquet…. This one includes my favorite lily!  June is a good time for these I think.  She included Starfish ornaments – they were married by the seashore!  Nice touch.  Blush was the florist. Other ideas: You can make a homemade bouquet for a garden wedding.   Sunflowers or what ever is seasonal can be spectacular.  Whole Foods has a flower and bouquet service that I hear is “green” and very affordable. Give away a packet of sunflower seeds (or whatever your bouquet features)  in a tiny metal bucket for every guest!  The bucket would have the guests name and table number on it.  Neat idea! Do any of you have a favorite florist that you are working with or clever idea about making your own?  Please leave a  comment so  others can benefit.  Thanks!

Garden Weddings in Connecticut

The natural light of garden weddings can make all the details look so beautiful.  I love how the light here was so soft which complimented the roses and the details of this brides dress.   I made this image recently after a garden wedding ceremony,  just before sunset.  Think about ‘time of day’ for your garden wedding.  Late in the day is usually the best, as it is cooler and the light is perfect for your photos.  You will look your best as well without the harsh sun on your face or on the white dress.