Inspiration.

When I put myself in the company of incredibly creative people, inspiration seems to be contagious. Have you had this experience? It really does matter who you hang around with. I just came back from my professional convention and spent 4 days in the company of many wonderfully talented people. The most important part, whether you are a photographer or other professional, is that it doesn’t matter what business or area of expertise you are in. I believe we are all creative in some way in our work and our lives. We all need inspiration and we can create it with our “team”. It could be co-workers, or others! The connections made by sharing, collaborating and brainstorming can be quite profound. A marvelous photographer, Matthew Jordan Smith, gave a presentation at the convention and said something like, “You never know where inspiration will come from”.  So true! Where will YOU find new inspiration? Stay open and  look out for a new perspective or idea by connecting with the people around you – and let me know what happens by commenting here! My inspiration lead me to ‘play’.  This effect was captured in low directional light and I experimented with camera […]

A Professional Head Shot – so valuable for your business!

Eric Horton came to me recently and updated his head shot for his business website.  Having a professional head shot on your site is a great way to introduce yourself to your potential clients and gives them an easy way to connect with you.   Isn’t that is what we want as business people, to connect?  Plus, the quality of your professional image shows your attention to detail in your work.  We took some shots in both the studio and natural light area.  This gives Erik some choice and flexibility for his particular business needs.  Erik is a health coach, a very warm and caring person that after 30 seconds of being in his presence, I felt I had known him for years!  His business sounds wonderful for anyone, but especially those who are dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.  Check out his website today!  Eric says, “Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline.”  Sounds good to me!  Thank you, Erik, for trusting me with your head shots.  It was a fun time, too!

CT Wedding Moments: When the photographer is invisible.

I have been meeting with many engaged couples lately and I noticed that most of them are concerned about how the photographer(s) work at capturing natural images.  My clients want images where the subjects are not distracted from the action by a photographer who keeps telling them to smile, or pose etc.  So I thought I would post just a few that show what happens when I make myself invisible.  There are many more.. but this gives an idea of how I work and some moments that are captured while the subjects are unaware. The first one here is the couple enjoying the walk back from out portrait session after the ceremony.  I walked a head and waited until they were engrossed in conversation.  They didn’t know I was still photographing them.   Here is Dad, sitting on the bed looking up at his beautiful daughter as her mother arranged her veil.  I could not have caught that expression if I made myself visible.  I like to ‘shoot through’ as well.   This mother and daughter was a grab shot as I walked through the cocktail hour.  There was a nice connection between them that attracted my eye.   And […]

Do you need a new headshot?

I had the pleasure of creating some new head shots for Pamela Horton, AFFINITY MARKETING DIRECTOR at BEARINGSTAR INSURANCE.  We had such a good time, and she was surprised how painless the process was.  That made me really happy!  I think she looks fantastic, don’t you?   Three different looks for different business applications.  We did some studio lighting and natural lighting. It’s a good idea to update your head shot every two years, so give me a call and I can create something special for you, too.

Beautiful planet we live on!

I spent some time in Florida on the east coast and enjoyed a sunrise view every day.  I will share more of them as each morning was unique.  Here is one of my favorites.  (taken with my trusty little Nikon P7000!)  Amazing how the sunrise became a ritual event for us each morning. It doesn’t matter what season it is or where you are (unless it is cloudy), you may start your day with nature’s beautiful morning gift! 

Happy Ground Hog Day!

Sorry I don’t have an image of a ground  hog!  But it is sure nice to know, whether the ground hogs see their shadow or not, that it is February and spring is coming pretty soon… even though January felt like spring many times!  Have a great day!

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.

Gorgeous Wedding Dresses!

Often brides ask about the dresses they see in my portfolio when they meet with me regarding my wedding services.  Here are a couple of dresses that have attracted some attention from brides who are still loooking for that perfect dress.  I thought I would share what I know about them because it may be helpful.   This dress was a Maggie Sottero design, it has beautiful details and flowing lines.  Here is a look at the back. This dress, below, is a Tara Keely design.   I believe she found it at Mariella’s Attic in Rocky Hill.  Good luck finding your dream dress!  

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 […]

CT Wedding Vendor Highlight – 2

Here is another post about my favorite CT Wedding Vendors as I have been getting questions from brides who are still looking for them.  If you are looking to hire a videographer team, I suggest  Connecticut’s own Inspiration in Motion.  They are located in Meridan, CT and these guys are excellent!  I have heard from my couples who used them that they were very happy with the work, plus I can second that as they have sent me the same copies that were sent to my brides!  They are a team of two brothers who obviously love what they do.  I love working with them at weddings, as they are professional, inspired and easy going.  Definitely check them out if you would like video of your wedding day.   Meet  Michael.