May

Gouveia Vineyards Engagement | Ashley & Lou

What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas. I mean how could it when it involved a gorgeous diamond ring and two people head over heels for one another getting engaged?! That's right, Lou asked Ashley to make him the happiest man in the world and marry him on the first night of their vacation in Vegas this past November!! What a way to kick off a celebratory vacation! And you can only imagine my excitement when Ashley contacted me when they got home later that week to share the awesome news and book their engagement session! I couldn't wait! 
 
So to be honest, I don't think I can quite begin to explain the connection and chemistry between Ashley and Lou without sounding like a complete cheeseball! But these two, they have something so special and uniquely their own. I think they could vacuum or rake leaves together and have a ball just because they are together. My face hurt from laughing so hard with these two during their engagement session at the gorgeous Gouveia Vineyards! Lou claimed to know exactly the right things to say to Ashley and Ashley's response was a pointed finger and a "you... oh you!" They are just so much fun to be around! 
 
These are some of my favorites from their engagement session!






























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May

SNEAK PEEK: CT Vineyard Engagement

One of my favorite places in Connecticut to photograph an engagement session is here. Right here. The rolling hills, vineyard vines and that LIGHT just never seem to disappoint. I had ridiculous amount of fun laughing and photographing Ashley and Lou and I can't wait to share more from their engagement session TOMORROW! But until then, here is a little peek! :)

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May

NYC Highline Engagement | Joanna & John

Every year Joanna and John go to the wine and food festival in New York City together. How awesome is that? Now that is an annual tradition I could totally get into - so fun! It was something they looked forward to every single year starting the moment they left the festival each year. And last year would be a year they would never forget - their favorite time at the festival. Ever. 
 
Before going in and tasting and sampling the all the yummy food and drink, they decided to walk along the Highline and take in some of the sights and sounds of the city. Hand in hand they walked to the very spot where John knew he wanted to propose. It was at the very end of the Highland, at an area with beautiful gardens sponsored by none other then Tiffany & Co. The two of them sat on a bench and just as John began to pour out his heart to Joanna with the intention to propose right then and there, an unknowing tourist came down and sat down right next to them on the bench... and proceeded to take selfies!!! So, John continued to tell Joanna how much she meant to him... how much he cared for her. He continued to pour out his feelings and he was beginning to hear his heartbeat in his ears his heart was racing so fast as he tried to stall a little!! To John's relief, eventually the tourist got up and walked away and John ceased the opportunity to ask Joanna if she would spend the rest of her life with him! He put the most gorgeous Tiffany & Co diamond sparkler on her finger and the two jut couldn't contain their happiness! They enjoyed the festival that year like they hadn't before! With amazing wine and some of the most exquisite food, the festival felt like a party and celebration just for them!  


























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May

My Right Hand Man

When shooting a wedding, I often get asked by other vendors if I am the "lead" or "head" photographer... Without fail this question always makes me smile. I don't think I have ever responded with a yes and don't think I really ever could. It's my husband and me, we are a team. That is my answer and boy ain't that the truth! Even though I may be the one in the forefront, I know that it wouldn't all come together and I wouldn't be able to capture the images I do if it wasn't for Chris. I swear sometimes our brain is one... I will do a random hand gesture like a baseball pitcher or say left without light, both flowergirls and somehow he is able to translate my language and know what I am saying. He proactively thinks and takes action. He knows what I will need before I even do. He enables me to shoot at my very best.  
 
As our wedding season is picking up pace, I have been reflecting on our business over the past few years. One of the greatest things I know made it a success was Chris. He is one of the hardest working, patient, and loving people I know. I am grateful for my right hand man who just happens to be the most amazing husband and incredible dad. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love alongside the one that I love. So, here is to Chris and all he does behind the scenes...












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May

Featured: The Knot | Bushnell Theater Wedding

Nicole and Danny's beautiful nuptials at the Bushnell Theater was a whimsical wonderland wedding indeed! This was one of the most unique venues I have ever had the honor of photographing a wedding at, and one I will never forget. Everything from the theatre lights to the program resembling Playbills and the escort cards that were ticket stubs - nothing was overlooked and every detail so creatively beautiful. Not to mention that there were nods to Nicole and Danny's favorite movie Alice in Wonderland folded throughout the reception! Their wedding was almost two years ago now, but still continues to inspire! 
 
What an honor it is to have their theater wedding featured on The Knot.com! To see the full feature, feel free to check it out here. To see the blog post I wrote on their wedding, click here.

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