Monthly Archives: August 2013


Laura & Steven–Up On The Hill

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Laura and Steven
Engagement Shoot
Lyman Orchards

We met Laura and Steven a few weeks ago at Lyman Orchards for their engagement shoot. They live not far from the orchards and thought it would be a great backdrop for photos. It was awesome! However, for those of you who have not done the Lyman experience, it is massive! There are acres and acres of land, fruit trees, and even a golf course. Laura and Steven were open to our suggestions on photos, yet we had no idea where to even begin! Jake and I were there early looking around and getting ideas, when we met our angel of the orchard. I decided to ask this sweet looking girl who was shutting down the farm stand if she had any ideas. I figured who better than an employee to give us the scoop on great photo locations. Gracie was excited and eager to help. She hoped in her SUV and we followed her down paths we would have never explored on our own. She walked us to her favorite spots in the apple and peach orchards. And she showed us some incredible views. We took it all in and used many of the locations she showed us. The light was gorgeous, Laura and Steven did great with the camera, and we LOVE the photos. So Laura and Steven, thanks for choosing such a great location and being awesome subjects. And Gracie, thanks for the tour. It wouldn’t have been as fun and successful without your help!

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The D’s Family Photos–SNEAK PEEK

The D Family hits another milestone!

Here is a little preview of our “ready for school” family session. The kids were a blast as usual. They did great behind the camera, and there are many more to come soon. Enjoy!

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Leslie & Mike–SNEAK PEEK

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Leslie and Mike
August 25, 2013
The Madison Beach Hotel

Jake and I were with this gorgeous duo this past Saturday. They had clear skies and warm air for their ocean side wedding. The Madison Beach Hotel is an amazing venue along the CT shore. There are many more photos to come, but enjoy the preview.

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Kristy & Guy–Vows with a View

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Kristy & Guy
July 27, 2013
Anthony’s Ocean View
New Haven, CT

Kristy and Guy are such a sweet couple. It had been quite a while since their engagement shoot last fall, and we were looking forward to the wedding. We had a wonderful time with them, and we were excited to join in their day. Having gotten to know each of them a little, we expected the wedding to be a beautiful and fun day. However we actually underestimated just how fun the day turned out to be!
We met Kristy and the girls for photos at the Marriott in New Haven. After everyone was ready, excited, and eagerly anticipating the nuptials, per Kristy’s request, Jake got a photo of both bride and groom before the ceremony. They wanted to have the special moment of seeing each other for the first time as Kristy walked down the sand aisle. So they used the hotel door to keep the surprise.
When we arrived at the venue, guests were ready and waiting to catch a glimpse of this gorgeous bride and see these two married. As Kristy hid around the corner, guests were lined up with cameras and iPhones excited to snap a photo. Once she reached the alter with Guy, they began their ocean side ceremony. The backdrop of the sun and boats was beautiful and the weather was perfect. Anthony’s even supplied some palm trees on the beach to give it a bit of a destination wedding feel.
After some fun on the beach with the family, bridal party, and happy couple, it was time to get the party started. And what a party it was. We have to commend friends and family on their enthusiasm and energy from start to finish. The dance floor was never empty and the laughter continued you all night. Everyone did a wonderful job of helping Guy and Kristy celebrate this momentous occasion. They helped make it an even more memorable day than it was already. We want to thank everyone for making our job fun and easy. Enjoy the photos!

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Michelle & Scott–Brought To Life

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Michelle & Scott
July 26, 2013
Getting Ready: Simsbury Inn
Photos & Ceremony: Ethel Walker School & Chapel
Reception: The Riverview

Jake and I have been to the Riverview many times, and it is always a beautiful venue. However, Scott and Michelle went above and beyond transforming the Riverview from a just vision to a perfect celebration. They gave new meaning to the phrase, “bringing it to life.” Before I get to that part, let me rewind and start at the beginning.
We met Michelle and the girls at the Simsbury Inn for photos. It is always a nice place for bridal photos. We had a blast with the girls who were excited for their camera shots, and they brought fun to every photo. And I must mention that Michelle is absolutely gorgeous. I am not sure she could take a bad photo. After everyone was dressed and ready, Michelle and Scott opted for a first look. While we respect each couple’s individual decision on when to see each other, we love the idea of a first look. They had a private moment to talk with each other and share their excitement and anticipation of the day. Not to mention it provided us with plenty of time to get some beautiful photos.

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Laura & Steven–SNEAK PEEK

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Laura & Steven Engagement Session
Lyman Orchards

We had an awesome time exploring Lyman Orchards on Sunday evening with Laura and Steven. We had gorgeous weather and a beautiful sunset on the hilltop. The acreage is extensive, and we weren’t quite sure where to head for photos. So we enlisted the help of Gracie at the orchard to give us a mini tour of some must see spots. She gave us some great ideas. Here is a peek at some of the photos. There are more to come soon…

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