Thompson, CT Wedding Photographer | Elopement Reception
More and more people are deciding to elope and throw a reception/party at a later date. In fact, that’s what the hubs and I did. Well, we eloped at a local park…the party is still in the “someday” phase.
Dan and Julia were married in a small ceremony in the…
Cocoa & Cuddles | Woodstock, CT Family Photogapher
Theres this small tree farm nestled in the corner of a winding back road in woodstock where the Smith family came to visit. It was one of the first cold and windy days that let you know winter is not far off. We played in the Wither’s Family Christmas Tree…
Mansion at Bald Hill Wedding | Woodstock, CT Photographer
The rain cleared just in time on that humid August day, Angela and Rich planned their ceremony in the gorgeous garden of The Mansion at Bald Hill in Woodstock, CT.
New London, CT | Maternity Session
Connecticut College Arboretum is a gorgeous place to take a stroll and escape to nature. Being a plant lover, there’s no place I’d rather be than wandering through gardens
I photographed Ryan & Caitlin’s gorgeous Branford House wedding 6 years ago, and now I get to watch their family grow.
5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Have a Sparkler Exit & Tips for Success
Connecticut Wedding Photographer
You see dreamy photos like the one above, and you decide you HAVE to do it. I get it, it’s gorgeous and romantic and seems easy enough, right? Wrong. There’s a lot of things to consider (pulls up mom jeans) and it’s usually a bad idea. Hear…
3 Reasons to have a Small Wedding
Everyone has a different idea of The Perfect Wedding - and for a lot of people (myself included), that means a short guest list of only your very closest friends and family. Here are a few reasons in-favor of hosting an Intimate Wedding
1. Visit Guests. You’ll have time to…
When Your Best Man Is A “Good Boy”
Every one knows dogs are a man’s best friend, so it’s only natural to have your pup as your Best Man for your wedding. This loyal dog spent the day hogging the spot light as the Best Man.
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6 Wicked Fun Bachelorette…
6 Wicked Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas
The only rule of having a Bachelorette Party: Don’t go out the night before the wedding.
The bride needs her sleep, and there’s probably a lot going on the day before the wedding. Do everyone a favor and host it at least a week or two before the Big Day. Other…
How to Add Bright Colors to Your Wedding
While you’re cruising Pinterest dreaming of your perfect Wedding Day Details, have you considered being bold with your wedding color palette? Yup. No more dusty pink or light gray, you can add some punch and incorporate your favorite bright colors too. Here’s a some inspiration that’s sure to push you to…
Fort Lauderdale, FL Maternity Portraits
Being a New England gal, I love a mid-winter trip to visit Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A 3 hour plane ride and I am transported from a frigid Connecticut winter to the palm trees, sunshine and warm weather a February in southern Florida offers.
Sarah decided she wanted the forest AND the beach,…
Fall Family Fun | Northeastern CT
Fall is the reason people live in New England, right? Comfortable temperatures for getting outside, cool nights for sleeping, hoodies by the fire, apple picking, pumpkin carving, oh and the smell of those crunchy leaves. It’s all so….delicious.
I’ve decided to round up some of my Favorite Things to…
Do I Need To Hand Write Thank You Cards?
When you’re planning your wedding, you’ll start to catch yourself Googling so many questions. What did brides do before the Internet? Today I’ll give you some wedding Etiquette tips to a popular question - Do I really need to hand write every thank you card?
Short answer - Yes. Definitely. The…
Follow Your Dreams
“Hope you didn’t want to be rich,” we all chuckled, “but you’ll never regret it.” It was my piece of sarcastic wisdom imparted on Autumn when she told me she was going to college for art. I was just joking, but in reality it takes a lot of blood sweat and…
Why Prom Makes Moms Cry
As she emerges from the fitting room, you see her. Your baby girl.
But, when did her face stop being so round? And where did those curves come from? Wasn’t it just last week when you went to buy her first bra? For a moment you hardly recognize this young woman…
Pro-Tips: 3 Ways to Stretch Your Flower Budget | Garden Gate Weddings | Connecticut Wedding Photography
My favorite wedding detail is the flowers - those perfect bouquets that complete a bride’s look. They have the ability to tie in colors and themes and add a beautiful touch to your wedding ceremony and reception. After seeing a gorgeous bouquet made by my local florist Allison at Garden Gate Florist in…
Erin & James | Thompson, Connecticut Wedding
Erin and James, Thompson Connecticut Wedding
There are times in your life that you become so overwhelmed with the good vibes that you just can’t handle your emotions. You are receiving so many loving thoughts from those around you that you can actually feel your spirit become more joyful and more loved. …
The Golden Lamb Buttery | Emily & Christopher | Brooklyn, CT Wedding
It was the kind of rain that made a bright morning sky go dark, but I wasn’t nervous. I KNEW the rain would stop, and the sun would shine.
When you’re a photographer, you become some sort of amateur meteorologist who also may have a rabbit’s foot lucky pendant or make deals with…
30 Ways To Have More Fun At Your Wedding
You ever want to say “screw it” when you think about all the wedding traditions you have to uphold? What if I told you that you don’t have to follow any of those rules. Not a single one.
Don’t want to throw a bouquet? Don’t.
Want to wear a colorful…
6 Things You Should Know About Your Wedding Flowers
My favorite wedding detail is the flowers - those perfect bouquets that complete a bride’s look. They have the ability to tie in colors and themes and add a lovely touch to your wedding ceremony and reception.
One of Garden Gate’s floral designs from a Brooklyn, CT Wedding
Jessica & Marc | Waterbury, Connecticut Wedding
Guys, take note. Propose on a mountain top and bring extra batteries
These two have a great proposal story -
“We took a trip to Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor, Maine that summer with a few of our best friends. We decided on one rainy/overcast day to drive through Acadia to…
3 Reasons to Host a Rehearsal Dinner With Your Wedding Party
1. Thank them for standing beside you.
Chances are, they’ve been a great friend or influence in your life. In many cases, the wedding party has helped in some way to contribute to the wedding day ( I see you bridesmaids turned DIY masters and groomsmen put to work). The…
Beer Lover’s Wedding Venues | Worcester, MA Wedding
Let’s just say you and your fiance really enjoy craft beer together - discovering all sorts of hoppy goodness while you hike, disc golf or listen to live music. There’s a reason why people are drawn to the creative flavors made by their local brewmaster, saving and filling growlers at…
The Well Dressed Family - looking good for family portraits | Pomfret, CT Family Portrait
You finally decided to have family portraits done (it’s been a while, I’m sure), you book your session, and glance lovingly at your kids – panic sets in. They have been wearing the same Garanimals all summer, and you can’t remember the last time they had an actual bath (swimming…
Old Sturbridge Village Wedding | Sturbridge, MA Wedding Photographer
If you’re looking for a real Old World New England experience for your wedding, you have to check out Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA. About an hour from Boston, Providence and Hartford you’ll find it’s just far enough out of the city to get the full rustic effect. The…
4 Fun Summer Activities in CT’s Quiet Corner
Keeping the kids busy and away from their latest video game/ YouTube obsession during summer vacation is tough. If you’re lucky enough to be one of those parents who get to spend the whole day with their kids at home during summer vacation, I know your pain. I’ve been working…