Rosalie and Aaron married on New Years Eve!

I had the privilege to photograph the wedding of Rosalie and Aaron a few days ago on New Years Eve.  They were married in a small ceremony of family and friends at a beautiful little church in Brooklyn, CT.  These two very beautiful and special people are serving our country in Afghanistan and Iraq.  After a honeymoon this week, they will both get ready to go back into active duty later this month.  Thank you Rosalie and Aaron, I was honored to share your day!  Here are some highlights –

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.

Elisabete and Andrew’s Wedding at Harding-Allen Estate!

What a beautiful day for two incredible people, Elisabete and Andrew.  They were married yesterday at the Harding- Allen Estate house in Barre, MA.  It is a spectacular setting for a garden ceremony and indoor reception.  This was my first time there and I highly recommend it!  Here are a few of my favorite images from the day.

Marsha and Don are married!

One of the reasons I love my job is that I meet the most wonderful people that I would never have met unless I was their photographer.  I love the stories of my clients and Marsha and Don have a lovely story.  Don spent many years devoted to taking care of his very ill parents, he has never been married before.  Marsha lost here first husband to a serious illness and they both decided to join a bereavement group.  They fell in love and got married last week at the Inn at Woodstock Hill.  It did rain that day, however it did not during the ceremony.   The Inn did a great job and I recommend it to any bride looking for a beautiful spot to have a ceremony and reception, gorgeous grounds for the portraits, plus a beautiful room for the night. Meet Marsha and Don, to very special people.  I wish them all the best in their lives together.

Memorable Wedding at the Riverview!

Regan and Jason were married at the Riverview in Simsbury last Friday. Everything went beautifully!  She wore a gorgeous gown – a Tara Keely design from Mariella’s Attic in Rocky Hill, CT; Invitations were done by Harvest Moon Ink; and the flowers were designed by Stylish Blooms .  Congratulations to this terrific couple! Here are a few highlights from the day.

Elegant Wedding at College Club of Boston

My husband and I had the honor of being guests at the wedding of our two special friends, Christina and Clayton, this past Sunday.  What an incredible day it was.  Spring arrived just for them!! It took place at The College Club of Boston, on Commonwealth Ave. just a block from the Garden. If you have not heard of, or been to this gorgeous gem of a venue, you must check it out!  It is perfect for a small, intimate, yet elegant wedding ceremony and party.  It is also a B&B! You will feel like you have stepped into a mid-18th century home and parlour.  The walls are painted in pastel colors with beautiful trees and birds, the windows, the curtains, furniture,  lighting, and the grand piano take you into another world. Here are some of my favorite images of two very special people! Christina looks spectacular! The room set a beautiful mood for the intimate ceremony. The happy couple posing for photographs by family and friends. Surrounded by loving friends…. The groom’s cake!  Clayton is a fabulous violist!  If you are in need of one, hire him! Everyone needs that picture! I just loved Christina’s dress! First dance… This […]

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!

St. Clement’s Castle is one of my favorite places for weddings!

St. Clement’s Castle right here in Connecticut is one of my favorite places to photograph weddings!  The setting is spectacular and the inside and outside of the building is perfect for all kinds of formal and informal images.  Besides the views and architecture, the staff there is so helpful and accommodating that it is a pleasure to work there. My brides and grooms have all had wonderful things to say about their experience at St. Clement’s as well.  I highly suggest this wedding venue if you can book it.

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.