Connecticut Wedding Photographer
Nicole Bushey | Woodstock, Connecticut
Creating timeless images throughout New England
Weddings & Elopements
Maybe you've been together for a decade and finally decided to make this official - hey no judgement there...I did the same thing.
Perhaps you're creating blended family - I'll make sure everyone feels important without any awkward forced closeness.
Or possibly you're worried that your purple hair and tattoos may be too extreme to have fancy wedding photos (hint, I LOVE that shit).
Whether it's just the two of you eloping, or you've decided on a guest list of your favorite friends and family, you know that the most important thing is the LOVE you share, and not how you share it.
Get married. Be loved.
Nicole Bushey, Photographer for your Wedding
Choose a great band, splurge on the best meal of your life and pick a photographer who knows the importance of this day.
I believe that couples who laugh together will be happier in life. Whether you're out adventuring together or having a 90's hip hop dance party at home, (totally normal, right?) there's no doubt in my mind that you'll be having 93% more fun because you're in good company.
I made that percentage up - but it's 110% true.
But don't take my word for it - this is what some couples have to say:
"I never write reviews, but Nicole was exceptional! We recently received our wedding photos and were blown away with how many precious moments she was able to catch. She has just the right timing, creativity, knowledge, and calmness a photographer should have. She was so easy-going during our event that it made it feel easy to pose for pictures (I can sometimes feel a little shy). I would recommend Nicole to anyone, you will not regret your decision!" - Julia H.
"My husband Mike and I inquired with Nicole about doing photos for our small wedding. We met up with her to chat and see if we felt it was a good fit. Before we even left our first meeting we both agreed we wanted to hire her. She was always quick to responding and answering questions we had. She got every photo I wanted with family and friends the day of our wedding. And she was able to give advice on the day of time and listen to what I wanted. The photos she took where beautiful! My husband and I were very happy with her work! Thank you so much Nicole for capturing our wedding and giving us memories that we can look back on!" - Melody D.
The "Normal" Wedding Day
Unless you've been a bridesmaid/groomsman/bridesman/groomswoman a handful of times, you probably have no idea how a "normal" wedding day is supposed to play out. We will work together to customize your photography timeline to fit your day and capture what is most important to the both of you.
1. Getting Ready
I'll sneak around for some candids and pose you all for a few fun photos. Putting on the dress is probably the MOST exciting moment.
It's when shit.gets.real.
It totally makes my day when I see the look on your face in that very moment. Some get squealy, others shed tears. Doesn't matter how you react, I'll be there to capture that memory
2. First Look
Still on the fence with this idea? I'll give you three good reasons you should seriously consider a first look.
Really, though. First look is a private moment, and often the last time you're alone before the night ends. After your ceremony, we will do a few couple's portraits with your "just got married glow" then you can head over to cocktail hour and say hello to everyone while snacking on appetizers and sipping those signature drinks.
It's when you make it official. The whole reason why you've been planning this day for the past year. Whether you've written your own vows or keep it more traditional doesn't matter.
Stand up there and say "I do."
4. Cocktail Hour
If you chose to do a First Look, congratulations! You can enjoy greeting your Great Aunt Rita or catching up with your old college roommate. I'll be working the room and trying to capture as many people having the best time ever.
If you went the more traditional route, we will capture all your family photos, bridal party photos as well as couple's portraits. We will have everything organized ahead of time to make it go as smoothly as possible.
5. The Party
You get introduced, do some dances, hear some toasts, eat some amazing food, cut the cake and let loose. You did it!
6. Happily Ever After
...and because you care about preserving those memories with a professional photographer, you can re-live this day forever.
Simple Wedding Coverage
6 hours professional photography
Personalized photography timeline to capture your most important moments
300+ carefully selected and edited high resolution images
Lifetime print release to print images at your favorite lab
Custom designed USB of high resolution images
Online Gallery for 6 months for ordering, downloading and sharing
Artist Curated Wedding Album