Monthly Archives: November 2016

16Nov

Courtney & Evan–Glastonbury Wedding

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Courtney & Evan

Ceremony:  Glastonbury Yacht Club, South Glastonbury

Tree Photos:  South Glastonbury

Reception: 2Hopewell Restaurant

 

We love every wedding that we photograph.  We always feel like we have made new friends, which makes the day special.   But this wedding came with a bit more history and was just a bit more special to photograph.  Evan and I grew up on the same street.  I went to Elementary school with some of the guests!  Courtney, Evan, and I grew up in Glastonbury and Courtney and I were in the same grade.  While we have not all seen each other for years, there is a shared past that gives us a forever connection.  Jake and Evan were the best of friends in high school.  All three of us went to private high school together.  There is so much shared history that we could not have been more excited when Courtney and Evan reached out to us to photograph their day.

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11Nov

Family Photo Session–White Plains, NY

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Dan, Courtney, and Sam

At Home Session–White Plains, NY

 

This was such a fun and special session for Jake and me.  We photographed Dan and Courtney’s wedding almost five years ago.  We love meeting the little ones of past couples.  It is so nice to visit with the couples who we watch begin married life together and see how life has grown.  Sam is such a cute, little boy.  He was a little shy to start, but thanks to Jake’s willingness to do anything to make a kid smile, he managed to break him out of his shell.  Sam was very happy to take out his little guitar and strum away for us.  I can’t get enough of that little face and those curls.  He has caught the music bug, and I hope it stays with him.  I certainly hope this was the first of many visits for us.  We can’t wait to see how Sam grows!

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7Nov

Liz’s Bat Mitzvah

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Last month Jake and I met Liz and her family to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah.  The family is just the sweetest.  It was so nice to see their bond and love for each other.  They laughed, hugged, and encouraged Liz through her rehearsal as she prepped for morning services.  The family are members of the reform synangogue, Temple Sinai, in Newington.  So we were able to be there for the morning excitement prior to services.

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2Nov

Fall Family Session

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Natural Learning Children’s Community School
Fall Mini Sessions

J.Koteen “Outdoor Studio”

 

Our two daughters attend NLCCS in Simsbury.  This spring we had the idea to offer mini sessions to families at school.  We thought it would be a great way to meet more families in the community.  It has been even better and more fun than we could have imagined!  As I mentioned in the last blog, we are really focused on creating an “outdoor studio” at our North Granby property.  This blog is another great example of how one location can look so very different.  Each session is unique despite all photos being taken at the “outdoor studio.”  It is an excellent demonstration of how light moves and changes throughout the day.  We work with the light that we are presented throughout the day, which keeps us moving to different locations.  In addition it always offers different and equally enjoyable results.  We hope all the families at school love these photos as much as we do.  We had a really awesome time seeing everyone and documenting your family.

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