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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Madison, CT Engagement Session of Danielle & Sean : CT Engagement Photographer

Lighting makes all the difference. For anyone that hasn't heard me say it yet, photographing an hour before sunset is the best! Danielle and Sean made the scene and the light look even better. We met at Hammonasset State Park at the best light during a beautiful fall day. We had this little slice of heaven all to ourselves.

It's such a bonus to be the only ones at a location so the couple can feel more relaxed. Since we were meeting for the first time, making sure that Danielle and Sean felt relaxed was super important to me. I completely understand that it's tough to freely express affection and emotion outside the home at any time, but especially when a stranger is standing there with a camera pointed at you! yikes! I get it. I honestly do my very best to make everyone feel at ease and comfortable. Even if it means pulling out a few of my dumb jokes.

Everyone should feel at home. They should be able to have fun. They should feel confident.

Danielle and Sean nailed all of it! They were incredible to photograph and they were even better to hang out with!

Thank you both for letting me photograph this moment in your history together. It was a joy for me!












Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Branford, CT Engagement Session of Emily & Matt : CT Engagement Photographer

When I think back to this session with Matt and Emily, I am filled with gratitude. I am grateful that they shared themselves with me during their engagement session and wedding. I am grateful that they found the strength and courage to get married during this crazy pandemic year, and share their joy with those closest to them. I am grateful for this job that lets me get to know such kind and generous people as Emily and Matt.

Although it's been such a difficult year for weddings, it has been a surprisingly incredible gift for a lot of couples to be rid of the pressure of the "perfect" wedding. Sometimes in life, we hold so tightly to the things we think will make us happy. When intense changes come at us (like a pandemic) we may fear that "perfect" day is lost. Instead, it may just be that an even greater gift is found. A more stunning, rich, and fulfilling day takes place in so many unexpected ways. That is exactly what I witnessed on Emily and Matt's wedding day. It was perfect in it's simplicity.

Thank you Matt and Emily for letting me be a part of your beautiful engagement session and wedding. You are two of the kindest people and I wish you all the best! xoxo












Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Branford, CT Engagement Session of Emily & Brett : CT Engagement Photographer

When Emily contacted me to photograph her and Brett's engagement session, I was thrilled! The fact that they don't live in CT, and are not getting married in CT, but wanted their engagement session in Branford, where she grew up, was all I needed to jump on board! Right up the street from where I am located, is the beach where Emily spent a lot of her time. It was the perfect spot to meet and photograph the two of them. We had a perfectly beautiful night.

Engagement sessions, and most all sessions, are best when they are in a location that is special. Including an element that is significant to the story is also important. In their case, Emily and Brett brought along their puppy, Pepper. Just look at that face! so cute.

Thank you Brett and Emily for letting me photograph your love in such a sentimental place. It was an honor for me! All my best wishes to you for a joy-filled future together! xx














Monday, March 23, 2020

Killingworth Engagement Session of Allison & Pierre : CT Engagement Photographer

This seems like the perfect time to bring you all back to one of the most gorgeous Fall days. A time when the term "social distancing" was not on everyone's mind. Of course, social distancing is not a problem when I'm photographing people. With the lens I use, I can be wayyyyy far away from my subject and yet make it seem like I'm right there up close and personal. I actually like to give my subjects space when I'm photographing them. It makes everyone more comfortable and more themselves when a camera is not right in their face. I guess I've been a social distancer for a while now. Go figure.

Let me get back on track with this gorgeous couple and their incredible engagement session. Ali & Pierre will be getting married this November on Hilton Head and I cannot WAIT! Just look at these two! They're so amazing to photograph and just to be with. I can't tell you how psyched I am to be traveling to Hilton Head for their wedding. These two? A beach? Come on - it's all so good.

Ali and Pierre, thank you, thank you, thank you for being you and allowing me to photograph this important time in your lives. See you soon! xoxo
















Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Glastonbury Engagement Session of Claire & Ryan : CT Engagement Photographer

I have the BEST couples ever! Claire and Ryan are going to be married this June at Stonehurst at Hampton Valley and I can't wait! These two gorgeous people make me smile every time I'm around them. They're just so nice! No really, they are. Don't even get me started on their dog, Calvin. He stole the show from the moment he hopped out of the car and I couldn't get enough of him.

We met in Glastonbury, CT at Hops on the Hill on an off day when it was closed and the owner gave us the run of the land. I was beyond excited with all the options laid out in front of me. The textures and light in this location put me over the top with joy! Oh that light - it gets me every time.

Claire and Ryan, looking at the two of you together is like looking at the core of love. You are meant to be. I wish you all the best as an engaged couple and I'm so excited to see you two take on the next chapter at your wedding in June, and the chapter after that, and the one after that, and....well, you're stuck with me for life so there ya go. Love you both!

















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