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  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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

  8. 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 After seeing…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Ellis Tech Senior Portrait | Woodstock, Connecticut

    Something you probably don’t know about me: I have 8 siblings, the youngest are still in high school. My oldest step-daughter is older than my youngest brother. I get to be the cool older sister at the same time as a lame mom! I know how to be a friend…

  15. Quiet Corner Wedding Venues | Historic Estate Wedding | The Mansion at Bald Hill Woodstock, CT

    There’s no right way to get married; no rules saying you have to wear a white sequined dress and have a giant ballroom reception where all of your college friends and distant cousins show up.  You don’t need to please everyone by doing things in a traditional way. (Unless traditional…

  16. Lapsley Orchard Family Portraits Pomfret, CT | The Crosby Family

    I’ve known The Crosby Family since before they were The Crosby Family, and even had the honor to photograph their Loon Mountain wedding back in 2011. (They said their vows at the summit - talk about awesome!) Last fall I got to meet up with them to make their first…

  17. Quiet Corner Wedding Venues | Quaint Inn Wedding | The Inn at Woodstock Hill Woodstock, CT

    There’s no right way to get married; no rules saying you have to wear a white sequined dress and have a giant ballroom reception where all of your college friends and distant cousins show up.  You don’t need to please everyone by doing things in a traditional way. (Unless traditional,…

  18. Quiet Corner Wedding Venues | Restaurant Reception | Fins and Tales Southbridge, MA

    There’s no right way to get married; no rules saying you have to wear a white sequined dress and have a giant ballroom reception where all of your college friends and distant cousins show up. You don’t need to please everyone by doing things in a traditional way. (Unless traditional…

  19. Ellis Tech Senior Portraits | Woodstock, CT

    Something you probably don’t know about me: I have 8 siblings. The youngest are still in high school; my oldest step-daughter is older than my youngest brother. I get to be the cool older sister at the same time as a lame mom! I know how to be a friend…

  20. Super Fun Back Yard Barn Wedding - Veronica & Adam

    I recently spent DAYS looking at hotels for a quick family trip, only to settle on the first one I had looked at. Days. How do I survive real life There’s something to be said for making a decision and just going for it. Adam & Veronica decided in August…

  21. Jess & Ryan welcome baby

    “Mountains!” I shrieked from the back seat, louder and more excitedly than I intended - startling my dad and stepmom, breaking the silence that filled the car. (But really, mountains excite me every time I lay my eyes on them.) After the 4 hour drive to the small Northern Vermont…

  22. Sam & Sammy’s Back Yard Wedding BBQ

    One of my favorite reasons to capture weddings is getting to witness love, but sometimes it in the most unexpected places. For example: big, bearded, burly men with diesel mechanic hands who are actually teddy bears, with the power to turn your heart to mush when you witness their love…

  23. Jay & Robin’s Pomfret, CT Maternity Portraits

    “We would like to have them (the portraits) done at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret. It is the location that we were married and we find it poetic as it has special meaning for us.” As an On-Location Portrait Photographer, It is often a question of where the portraits will take…

  24. Kelsey & Brad’s Rustic CT Barn Wedding

    It was a normal business meeting. Chatting at the great coffee shop downtown, with that adorable potential bride and her equally beautiful BFF/sister/Maid of Honor. I know why you bring a buddy to these types of things - to get another opinion, help alleviate potential awkwardness of chillin’ with a…

  25. Now scheduling family portraits, fall style.

    Crisp cool air begging you to wear your favorite hoodie, the sound of crunching leaves beneath your feet and the flavor of the harvest - fall is almost here The beautiful foliage of our Quiet Corner is the perfect backdrop for your family portraits, and the most popular time to…

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