The Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam, CT was the setting for the wedding reception of Marie and Josh yesterday. What a beautiful day it was. There was warm brilliant sun, then a few clouds and cool winds – but the day was joyous and fun. Here is just a few photos from the day…MORE to come SOON.
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 […]
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!
Unlike looking for your perfect venue or dress, which you can see and experience in the moment…the photography is something very different. You need to be able to trust your photographer to produce the kind of imagery you desire at a future date! This is no small task. It requires asking for photographer referrals from family and friends; then looking at their websites, interviewing them in person, taking good notes and having a list of questions ready for them. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind and let them know exactly what you envision for your wedding photography. San Francisco wedding photographer, Joseph Kohn, has a great article on his website about these specific questions to ask each photographer you interview.
I thought I would begin a blog series of wedding album designs. This way you can see what I do for my clients after the wedding. All my albums designs are custom, made specifically to match the couples style and the wedding day feel. No two albums are ever the same! The style I chose here was simple and traditional. Meet Amy and John. They were married in June 2010 and they planned an intimate garden wedding. Check back soon as I will be showing you more designs from this years weddings. Thank you for stopping by the blog!
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.
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.
Meet my new friends, Gretchen and Armond. They were married last September, and came to me for a formal portrait in their wedding clothes. What an amazing and beautiful couple! I have to share these with you. I just loved the Scottish attire! They look like a royal couple! Gretchen mentioned that is was great to do it after the wedding – I photographed them in my studio where they were cool and comfortable. Think about this option if you would like a formal bridal or bride and groom portrait. It was great fun, too!
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