Jul 30, 2015

Fairfield Patterson Club Wedding | Jenna & Andy

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Their first dance was just so completely them. It was filled with so many of the things that make Jenna and Andy the amazing couple they are... It was fun. It was carefree. It was sweet. It had heart. As soon as the newlyweds were announced, instead of a slow song a fast upbeat one flooded the dance floor. You could see the smiles of their friends and family surrounding the dance floor grow bigger and bigger. It was just so Jenny and Andy. These two live with heart and pour themselves into all they do - for others, for each other. And let me tell you, they poured themselves into dancing and owned that dance floor all night long! They were breaking it down and busting moves like I have never seen before! You can tell they have fun together whether they are talking about organic farming, getting coffee, or dancing the night away. They have a sweet love that is the kind storybooks are made of and how amazing it was for us to photograph it. 
 
The newlyweds celebrated with their guests at the Patterson Club in Fairfield County and with twinkling lights, gorgeous blooms, and bubbly champagne, it was quite the soirĂ©e! 
 
Jenna & Andy - You two are so beyond kind and your wedding was absolutely perfection! We are so grateful our paths crossed and that we had the honor of capturing your wedding celebration!
Fairfield Patterson Club Wedding | Jenna & Andy
Key West Beach Rock The Dress Session
Jul 28, 2015

Key West Beach Rock The Dress Session

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It's no secret that one of my favorite things to photograph are Rock The Dress sessions, but it may not be for the reasons you would expect. A Rock The Dress session is a photo shoot sometime after a couple's wedding - it could be a day, week, month or year after. Really it can be whenever, wherever. It's a beautiful session where I have the freedom to photograph a couple when the sunlight is the most ideal, take our time with no schedule restrictions and select a perfect location.  
 
Some call it a "Trash the Dress" session, but because I know some of my bride's would prefer not to truly ruin their wedding gowns, I call it a "Rock the Dress" session! :) 
 
So why is this kind of session one of my favorite things to photograph? Well besides the reasons above, these unique sessions are a sweet symphony of love, candidness, and reminiscing. It's so beautiful to hear the couple remember the happiest day of their life and see the day through their eyes - the moments that moved them the most. The feelings they will never forget. All the tangible details that helped make their amazing wedding what it was - the flowers, the cake, the gown, the music - have all faded, but what remains are two people married and so deeply in love. The heart of their wedding wasn't about these details anyway, but about two souls coming together and being bonded forever as husband and wife.  
 
We photographed Kim and Mike's Rock the Dress session the day after Key West destination wedding earlier this month and it was everything and more. It was the day after their wedding, but even more importantly, it was the first full day of their marriage. Being able to photograph them on THAT special day was such an honor. And amazing. And beautiful. And moving. And did I say amazing?! Lucky for Chris and I, these two newlyweds were up for anything and down for whatever. With their first day of marriage, a breathtaking Key West sunset, and wading into the ocean, this session still leaves me swooning and daydreaming!! 
 
Here are just a few of my favorites from their beach Rock the Dress session! And to see their gorgeous wedding, feel free to click here.
Jul 23, 2015

Key West Casa Marina Destination Wedding | Kim & Mike

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It's no surprise that this beautiful and fun loving couple had an equally beautiful and filled-to-the-brim fun destination wedding celebration! Kim and Mike tied the knot right along the shore in gorgeous Key West surrounded by their family and friends... Oh, and one more very important family member: their beloved pup Dexter! Anyone who knows Kim & Mike knows of their love for Dex and knows there was no way he wasn't going to walk down the aisle and be part of the celebration!  
 
The breathtaking Casa Marina Waldorf Astoria provided a gorgeous space for their nuptials and celebration! Glistening white sand, emerald palm trees, crystal waters, and bubbling champagne created a feast for their guests' every sense. It.was.perfection. Steel drum music and the sound of the water lapping against the shore filled the air and set the tone for what would be a magical night!  
 
But one of my absolute favorite moments from their day has to be when they walked out on the docks as husband and wife to take in the spectacular sunset that only Key West has. It was beautiful to watch everything else just fade away as the newlyweds stand the middle of the water. It was quiet, beautiful and a once in a lifetime moment to witness.  
 
Kim & Mike - We absolutely adore you two and feel deeply honored we could be there with you on your big day! Thank you for having us be a part of it and for showing and sharing this beautiful place with us!  
Key West Casa Marina Destination Wedding | Kim & Mike
Featured: Knot Magazine | Mystic Estate Wedding
Jul 21, 2015

Featured: Knot Magazine | Mystic Estate Wedding

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Years ago when I was first getting into photography, I would flip through issues of The Knot magazine and soak in all of the prettiness... Each featured wedding was so beautifully crafted and I remember thinking, I can only hope that one day I will have the opportunity to shoot a wedding like these! This "one day" has become a reality time and time again and I feel beyond fortunate to photograph so many gorgeous weddings and amazing love stories. And it is always such a thrill to now see some of our couples' weddings within the pages of these magazines! So excited to have Natasha & Quentin's private estate Mystic wedding featured in the newest issue of The Knot New York! 
 
A huge thank you to this amazing team of talented vendors who brought this beautiful day to life: 
 
Event Design & Coordination: Amy Champagne Events 
Floral Design: Carrie Wilcox Floral Design 
Music: DJ Lion King 
Catering: Catering By Christine 
Lighting: Social Decor 
Tent: Abbey Tent & Party Rental 
Vintage plates & flatware: Borrowed 
Beauty: Giggar Makeup Artistry 
 
To see the full blog post of their wedding and more photos from their big day, feel free to click here.
Jul 16, 2015

Greenwich Beach Engagement | Kelly & Tim

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The Boston air was brisk and refreshing that 14th day in December. Kelly and Tim had no where to be and nothing to do, which are the makings of an amazing day if you ask me. They strolled round the city looking at familiar city scenes and discovering new hidden gems. Eventually they made their way to the well known and beautiful Christmas tree in Faneuil Hall. With each step they took, Kelly couldn't help but think "oh my gosh, I think this could be it - I think he might propose!" The two continued to wander, but couldn't seem to find the tree until they realized they were right by it but it wasn't lit. They heard some bummed out kids say that the lights wouldn't be fixed and turned on for another hour. But Tim jokes now that he was going to propose to Kelly lit tree or not! :) So they found an empty bench and after a little while he did just that and proposed to the love of his life. Kelly was over the moon and so excited knowing that their happily-every-after was just beginning! And as if the day couldn't get any better, the two went to the very restaurant where they had their first date for dinner and a celebratory champagne toast! 
 
I loved every second of Kelly & Tim's Greenwich beach engagement session! It was hard to pick my favorites from their session, but here are a few! :)
Greenwich Beach Engagement | Kelly & Tim
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