Senior Portrait Photography in Connecticut

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  It is a great time for Senior Portrait Photography in Connecticut.  This year has been both a pleasure and a challenge.  The weather for the most part has been wonderful, even with so little rain and unusually warm conditions.  Unfortunately, the colors never really popped.  The only ‘reds’ I had here were the poison ivy vines!  When the rain and wind did come all the leaves came down except for the mighty oaks which were pretty ravaged in my neck of the woods by caterpillars.  Ah, the challenges of outdoor portraits!  Besides all this, I managed to arrange and rearrange schedules to make it all work this October. Senior Portrait Photography does not have to be limited to High School Seniors.  This year I did a number of College Senior Portraits for graduating UCONN students, both last spring and this fall. Meet Tara, a senior from UConn who called me about senior portraits as a gift for her parents after putting her through college.  What a wonderful idea and I am sure her parents will be thrilled.  Tara is a bright and intelligent young lady from Texas.  She fell in love with New England and wanted an opportunity to be photographed in the beautiful fall colors. […]

Horsebarn Hill, Storrs, CT

Horsebarn Hill.  One of my favorite places.  If you are a student, teach or live here in the area, you know this place.  This is an early morning shot taken from the road looking east at the Hill.  Fog was lifting and it was magical!  Enjoy.

Happy Spring!

I can’t wait to see the spring green again!  Have a great day.        

Wedding Photography in CT and Beyond!

Hi.  I am a wedding photographer in Connecticut.  I love this state and New England with all it variety.   I was born and raised here, but have not lived here my whole life.  After spending time in New York City and Rochester, NY  for my college years; Santa Barbara, CA and Baton Rouge, LA working and starting a family, I am grateful to have moved back to Connecticut to live in its’ ‘Quiet Corner‘.  I like the variety New England offers from its cities, beaches, mountains and of course the seasonal changes that make photography here so colorful.  It is a great place to raise children, too!  I have raised two of them.  Anyway, I just wanted to share some of the wonderful moments in my 2012 season of weddings here in Connecticut and New England…. though my reach this year was only in Connecticut to Massachusetts but, I loved every minute! Here are some warm weather moments to enjoy. This first couple, Heather and Eric were married in July at the beautiful Alumni House on the UConn campus.  It is a wonderful venue.  This ceremony took place in the lovely courtyard.   Here is Petra-Ann and Derrick whose wedding […]

Why do I need a new Head Shot?

Most people do not enjoy being photographed.  I understand that, as I have felt what it feels like to be photographed and honestly, I did not like it either earlier in my life as a pianist.  This is probably why I put myself “behind” the camera instead!  But, it is very important to have a good photograph of yourself, especially if you are looking for a new job, own a business or have a web presence, plus countless other reasons.  So, every couple of years I suggest that you update your head shot or profile image since styles change, you change and new content is always a good choice.   Head shots in the studio are best as a good photographer can create lighting that highlights your best features.    Choose an experienced photographer who will help you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. It should be a fun experience. So, here is an example of a head shot I did recently.  Meet Charles Eaton, a long time Mansfield resident who is in his senior year at UConn’s Fine Arts Dept..  He is a very talented baritone and will be performing the role of Papageno in Mozart’s, “The […]

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.  

The Necessary Headshot

Recently I photographed Kristin Schwab,  Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.   My approach to headshots is to photograph each individual in an authentic way while highlighting their best features.  The eyes are especially important in order to connect them to their viewers as you see below.  That is why I find this image compelling –  you can see who she is! In this visual world we live in, the headshot has become very important.  Are you putting your best face forward?  If you would like to, give me a call today!  

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.

Erika and Steven are Married in Woodstock, CT!

What a weekend it was!  Erika and Steven, a couple since their high school days were married in the beautiful town of Woodstock, CT, at her church where her father is the minister!  He gave her away and married them!  They rode in a hay wagon pulled by a tractor to the reception at the ‘Pink House‘ up the road!  The cupcakes were incredible!  I cannot remember the name of the baker!  Please comment here if you know- he deserves recognition.  Each one was a work of art.  Here are some highlights! Erika and Steven are both very talented musicians, graduates from the Dept. of Music at UConn.   Wishing you the very best in your bright future together!

This is the time to update that headshot or portrait!

Now that the new year is underway, update that headshot.  Don’t settle for last years photo!  You’ve been working out and have a new hair-do, you look your best right now.  In fact, you will never look as good as you do today! Give me a call now. Here is Sue, she actually got it done!  Great job, Sue!  You look beautiful!