SUMMER DREAMING. Do you miss summer as much as I do? Well, with another n’or easter rolling into Connecticut today, I am really done with winter. Earlier today I was reading a blog post about how going to the beach is so healthy for your mind and body and found myself lost in a fit of summer dreaming. Since it is not a good beach day I started photographing my seashell collection. Yes, it is kind of dorky, but I love photographing pretty things. Still, I would rather feel some warm sand under my feet and smell the ocean air. Hopefully, today is the last snow storm of the season! My Favorite Beaches I feel very lucky to live here in southern New England because there are many nice beaches a few hours away. These shells and crab leg (above) come from my visits to Cape Cod’s National Seashore . If you go there in the warm months, the beaches are amazing before 8 am and after 5 pm. (Less people and free parking.) We like the open space and feeling like we have more beach to ourselves. Here is a great spot I found early one morning on the […]
This engagement session in the snow with Rachel and Rusty was a blast. Any time of year is great for engagement sessions, but the snow is a lovely added element. It is reflective on faces and simplifies the landscape in the backgrounds. Rachel and Rusty will be married next summer here in CT, but we had to work around their semester schedule as they live across the country in California! The only time we had for their engagement session was Thanksgiving weekend and what a beautiful weekend it was. We had a light and pretty snow on the ground so Rachel wore gloves and a matching scarf which I love in portraits as they can add color and frame the face nicely. All in all it was a lovely afternoon, with the soft light of winter on their beautiful faces. Two of their favorite images will go on their ‘Save the Date’ cards. Thank you Rachel and Rusty for a great time. I am looking forward to their August wedding here in Connecticut at The Pavilion on Crystal Lake in Middletown next summer. Here are some favorite images from this engagement session! If you are newly […]
Congratulations to those couples who are newly engaged and planning your 2014-15 weddings! I have been meeting with many couples over the last month discussing their ideas about venues and details as they plan their weddings. Showing my albums and seeing the wheels turn as they look at my photographs, I decided it would be cool to share these ideas that my own clients created with everyone who drops by my blog as it could be helpful to others. In this post I will concentrate on a favorite of mine – ‘Black and White’ Weddings. Elegant, clean and appropriate for any time of the year. Thank you to my wonderful couple, Nicole and Michael for creating a beautiful day. One of my favorite venues for photographing – the grounds of the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT. Below you will see we photographed the formal portraits there. Black & White just pops in that setting and the garden colors were perfect with Mom’s beautiful dress. Be aware that there are fees and restrictions, but worth every penny, and please know that the fees help keep this very special place in tip top shape – so do your part and plan […]
I do have the best job in the world. I love serving my clients and thinking up cool ways to create something really special for each couple on their wedding day. There are many wedding locations in CT where I love to work. One of these is Amarante’s Seacliff in New Haven. Let me tell you a little about why I enjoy this place so much. #1: Grace and the whole team at Amarante’s treat their clients and vendors like family. (I am a preferred vendor there so I know!) They really care about your wedding day.. and they work with you as if you ARE a member of their own family. This is for real and not something you find anywhere. Trust me. #2: The food is awesome. I love to eat great food and when I photograph weddings I get very hungry so, it is always a pleasure to eat their fine food. Amarante’s does an awesome job at their Client Tasting events twice a year, too! #3: The service is wonderful. I have NEVER I experienced a hold up in the meal coming out or a glitch in the time-line that makes the guests fidgity wondering when […]
This is what I believe: -That every engaged couple wants beautiful images of themselves to mark this special time in their lives, which will enable them to feel comfortable being photographed on their wedding day. -Every person deserves to have beautiful photographs of themselves that reflect who they are now, so that future generations can connect to their family history in years to come. If you feel this way, welcome! My job as a ‘family historian’ begins with weddings. Yes, I am a wedding photographer in CT who cares about the importance of family history. A fun way to invite wedding clients into my studio is the engagement session. Engagement sessions are fun and helpful especially if you can do it with your chosen wedding photographer. I will tell you why- You and your wedding photographer, the person you will be spending a great deal of time with before, on and after your wedding day, will make it their mission to capture you and your partner as you are naturally and find out what your concerns are regarding how you look in photos. Do you suffer from photo trauma? This kind of session before the wedding day can cure this! Your […]
If you are a newly engaged person, I invite you to take a look at the cool tools on the WeddingWire Network which is a great website for planning your wedding and finding the vendors you need. Check this out – a wedding seating chart that rocks, and you can access it free without signing up. And click here to find other FREE planning tools you will love. It is FREE for brides, so just sign up – I highly recommend it! Thanks for reading my blog…. just working hard to find more ways to help you make your wedding as awesome as you envision, with as little stress as possible. Please reply and let me know if this post was helpful. Kim
What a wonderful day for Rachel and Mario. The weather was perfect all day, a cool rainy morning which cleared up just in time for the ceremony on the beautiful lawn of the Guilford Yacht Club. Here is a peek at some moments from their day. Stay tuned for more later….and please leave some blog love before you go!