CT Cathedral Wedding: Beth & Alan

There is nothing quite like the feeling I get when I walk into a large cathedral, even in Connecticut.  It could be anywhere in the world and it definitely takes my breath away.  Beth and Alan planned an extraordinary wedding here in CT at the end of September and their ceremony took place in the beautiful Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Downtown Waterbury, CT.  It is an Italian renaissance design after the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome, (cool link, check it out!) is an extraordinary place to be married and I loved photographing it.  While inside, you could pretend you were in Italy for an hour! Now, if you want to get married in a cathedral, you may want to get a dress that fits the church.  Beth wore the perfect dress and ‘cathedral’ veil for this venue!  I just love the long flowy dress and veil. They planned a joyous day – Alan’s family came all the way from Ireland and the two families met a few days prior to the wedding for the first time!  The reception was held at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT and their Stone Garden was perfect for formal photos […]

A Lovely Garden Wedding at Home

I love the small intimate feel of a garden wedding at home.  It is a personal reflection of the couple, their families and their new life that lies ahead.  This past weekend I had the honor to be the photographer at Beckie and Lester’s wedding.   What a lovely day they planned with the help of family and friends.  They even had home brewed beers with the coolest custom labels!  After all the rain, it turned out to be a ‘picture perfect’ day. Here are a few images to give you an idea of how wonderful a day it was!  Congratulations to this awesome couple and their families.      

Connecticut’s Wedding Venue -The Waterview, is Perfect for Intimate Moments

Here is a look at a few details and quiet moments from one of my favorite weddings of last season.  If you are looking for a beautiful venue, professional and helpful staff, check out the Waterview in Monroe, Connecticut.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  There was an abundance of natural light everywhere which I love!  There are many large windows which made a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony, the bride and her details. Once it cooled down outdoors, the garden area offered me some beautiful reflected light for more portraits. Thanks for visiting my blog.  Feel free to leave a comment, subscribe or simply check back soon! 🙂

Wedding at Amarante’s Seacliff New Haven

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!  

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

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!

Wedding Tips – Finding Your Photographer.

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.

Custom Designed Wedding Albums

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!

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.