Monthly Archives: July 2016

27Jul

Michelle & Kevin–Wedding At Lost Acres Vineyard

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This was a fun wedding for us to photograph.  A couple months ago, we didn’t know Michelle or Kevin, and now it feels like we have known them forever.  We have such interesting connections to each other, so it made it special to be a part of the day.  In fact they only live a couple houses down from us. They are warm and welcoming people.  So it was no surprise that so many people came out on a Thursday night to celebrate their love and union.

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25Jul

Henna’s Arrival–Family Session At Home

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Photos At Home
West Hartford, CT

Newborn & Family Session

We have truly enjoyed documenting this family over the past year.  It seems like yesterday that  we were photographing Arin for his 1st birthday.  He was just learning to take a few steps.  Now he is an attentive big brother.  We were thrilled to meet Henna.  She is a beautiful, sweet baby girl and a wonderful addition to the family.  Her temperament was perfect.  She gave us time to get some sleepy photos, yet she made sure to pop open her big brown eyes for a few photos as well.  We loved meeting her.  I can’t wait to see Henna and Arin continue to change and grow over the next few months and years.  Each phase with children is so fleeting that it is always nice to be able to capture each step along the way.  It has been such a pleasure to watch this family grow.

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20Jul

Katie & Andrew–Wedding at Riverview

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Katie & Andrew

July 9, 2016

Riverview, Simsbury, CT

 

Katie and Andrew traveled back east to celebrate their wedding near Katie’s hometown.  They had friends and family from all over the country and world fly in to celebrate the big occasion.  Even their two dogs made the journey to walk down the aisle.   Guests were treated to a beautiful afternoon along the Farmington River as well as a weekend full of festivities.  In the midst of the oppressive Northeast summer heat, Katie and Andrew were blessed with a summer day of reprieve.  The July afternoon was a pleasant temperature for their tented ceremony.  The crazy weather that threatened the day held out until the reception and left as quickly as it arrived.  I would guess that most guests were too busy enjoying their fun on the dance floor to have even noticed!

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13Jul

Family Session–Simsbury, CT

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Last Sunday this sweet family decided to brave the funny weather and meet us for a photo shoot.  It was a day of rain with pockets of sunshine.  Just as they were meeting us the raindrops started to fall.  They were good sports walking through the grass being shelter by umbrella.  However just as we came to the clearing the rain stopped, and they were able to toss the umbrellas to the side for a few photos before it started again.  The kids were super cute and cooperative with the camera.  We are very happy everything worked out for some great family photos.

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12Jul

Nina & Joe–Greenwich, CT Wedding

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Nina & Joe

Pre Wedding:  Hyatt Regency

Ceremony:  Saint Mary Church

Formal Photos:  Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

Reception:  Gabriele’s Restaurant

 

Nina and Joe were married on a warm sunshine day in June.  They two are gorgeous people both inside and out.  They joy was all over their faces; and the camera loved them both!  Jake and I had an incredible day documenting this marriage and witnessing the love between each other and their families.

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1Jul

Celebrating 40!–Private Party in Oxford, CT

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Jake and I headed back to Oxford, CT last weekend for an amazing backyard party.  Instead of hiding from this milestone birthday, Sandra put on a party dress and invited over her closest friends and family!  I couldn’t be more in awe of her attitude, her handwork, and her amazing details for the day.  Everything was beautifully put together in her signature vintage, rustic  style.  Her mom came in from Puerto Rico and set out an amazing spread of homemade food.  Her husband, Jason helped bring her vision to light with his DIY building magic and hands on help throughout the day.  All the kids, little and big, enjoyed a clever soda making stand.  Just the “big kids” enjoyed their own version of make your own drinks with a mimosas table.  I can attest to the fact that they were fantastic mimosas!  It was wonderful to see the whole family again.  We were excited to celebrate with Sandra, and commemorate the day with lots of family photos, party candids, and some gorgeous portraits of Sandra.  I think everyone should take a page out of her book and embrace each birthday with light hearted fun, lots of photos, and some great drinks!

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