Ceremony and Reception at Farmington Gardens
First look at The Hill-Stead Museum for Wedding Photography
Florals – Stems Flower Design
Hair – Naomi’s Studio & Salon
Makeup – Naomi’s Studio & Salon
Dress – Lazaro
Bridesmaids – Jcrew
Groom – Tommy Hilfiger
Groomsmen – Calvin Klein
Venue – Farmington Gardens
Wedding Coordinator – Elizabeth Hall
Garrett and Dorothy are friends of mine now as I have been photographing their families for several years now. It is one of the things I love best – making pictures over time of the same people. The subtitles are stunning.
Some folk don’t know how lucky they are, but Jason and Diane are the exception to the rule. They run with gratitude. They give thanks often. They have a way of making you feel like you are oh so special and treasured. I like that about them. They reminded me of this simple act of care, to remember to give thanks. That goes a long way in my book.
On a wedding day, we have so much. Our very lives even. Marriage is a rite of passage, moving toward another realm, another opportunity to behold our reason for being. Giving to your beloved in selfless acts and being thankful for the opportunity to grow as a person. Marriage matures us and we are grateful.
But before we get there, how do some folk know how become so mindful to remember the gift of their parents. Being raised takes some taking. Or better said, it takes some giving. This is what I am talking about. Jason and Diane remembered. They remembered to say thank you to their mom and dad because they are so fully appreciative.
As a wedding photographer, I walk away changed. Moved. Inspired. These two changed me, thank you forever!
Sam and Alli meet me on a beautiful property in Salem, CT to remember and celebrate their wedding day. They invited me to make pictures of them for their one year anniversary. This was new to me, that is Rockin’ the Dress. I had not met them and I didn’t know what to expect…
Two hours later = pure fun!
So here’s something to think about-
Essentially whenever a couple decides, although one year anniversaries seem apropos, pull out your wedding attire and play. Yes, I said play. Seriously, who would run with their dog in a field on their wedding day without fear of being swallowed up in dirt and stain.
But here, Alli could let go and have a blast. Sam could creek crawl with Alli in his arms. We could linger and it felt wonderfully luxurious for all.
What a great idea, one I hope to share with others as a fun option when that one year comes around.
Thanks S + A for a new adventure. Congrats and wishes for many more to come!
“We are married!”
What joy there is in that statement.
Lauren and Matt tied the knot in a beautiful seaside private home in Avondale, RI. From there we went inland, but only a hair to the rich estuary decorated with modernity at the Saltwater Farm Vineyard for a grand celebration. This crowd loved to dance and I danced right along side. Truly, they are blessed by such loving families and good friends. Lauren and Matt are open and warm. My cheeks hurt from the endless giggles giggled by Lauren, she is down right contaigious. We shared many happy tears filled thanks and blessedness. I felt like one in the family by the end of the night, in fact I miss everyone! I hope I get invited to the reunions.
Some of my favorite peeps are in the cast beginning with Yumiko from Hana Floral Design, Linda with Thyme to Cook, Mike Cyr with Buzz Media and Mike and Merrily at Saltwater Farms. A nod to Thyme to Cook, you guys rocked it – really! A great caterer for foodies like myself.
I can’t be more thankful for the awesome privilege to work with these folks and call them friends.