Nov 22, 2016

Crabtree Kittle House Wedding | Stephanie & Stephen

Published in Weddings
I can't believe this was our last wedding of the year and that our season is already over! This wedding season has been completely amazing from the very beginning and what better way to end it then with the gorgeous wedding of Stephanie and Stephen! I mean, with a super sweet couple, a totally fun bridal party, design and coordination by one of our favs Amy Champagne Events, that New England fall foliage and DONUTS... you can't go wrong! :) It had all the makings of a beautiful and memorable celebration and that is exactly what their day was... 
 
Each time I blog one of our couple's weddings, there are some moments that stand out when thinking back and reminiscing about their day. Like all of our couples, with Stephanie and Stephen's wedding there were so many that flood my memory, but one of them has to be when Stephanie was walking down the aisle on the arm of her father at the beginning of the ceremony... The excited look on Stephanie's face and her father winking as he walked the first of his five daughters to the man of her dreams. This moment lasted for only a half second but the photo of the two of them ensures it will last forever. Definitely a moment I will always cherish. And oh how Chris and I loved spending time with the newlyweds at their gorgeous venue, the Crabtree's Kittle House, taking in the crisp fall air and colors and seeing how joyful and excited they were to officially be Mr and Mrs! 
 
Stephanie & Stephen - Your wedding day was simply beautiful and full of moments and memories that make us love what we do as photographers even more. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the honor to document your big day!
Crabtree Kittle House Wedding | Stephanie & Stephen
Exhaling
Nov 17, 2016

Exhaling

Published in Personal
E x h a l e . . . That is the word that comes to mind when thinking about summing up this month so far. A slow steady breath. An exhale that our busy wedding season is behind us and that all the holidays bring is before us. An exhale that more of our focus is shifting on anticipating and preparing for our daughter's arrival, pulling from the attic the bins of newborn stuff from when Greyson was a baby. Letting the washing and nesting phase truly begin! An exhale that our favorite time of year is here, one where we find ourselves reflecting and giving thanks for all God has done in the seasons of this year so far... all of His promises that have come to fruition and the plans that have unfolded that were so much better then ours. An exhale as we think back to the unexplainable blessings and undeniable grace this year has been filled with in the midst of life's constant change. 
 
I am so looking forward for a slower exhale and inhale during this special celebratory time of year, and this year, looking forward to our sweet little girl joining us in February! I can't wait to see the magic of this holiday season through Greyson's eyes and heart now that he is a little older! 
 
Yup, slowing down, exhaling and soaking in the excitement and joy of this season is where you can find me. And decorating for Christmas already because I seriously just can't wait until after Thanksgiving this year. Call it nesting. Call it crazy. Just don't judge me! :)
Nov 8, 2016

Glen Island Harbour Club Wedding | Lauren & Sebastian

Published in Weddings
I remember like it was yesterday... the first day I met Lauren & Sebastian. There they sat on my white couch across the coffee table from me in my home, holding hands and beaming. Lauren began to tell the story of how they met at Norwalk Community College and couldn't stop looking at Sebastian while recalling the beginning of their relationship. She must have said what a sweet and great guy she thought he was when they first met at least a dozen times, with this look of a girl totally head over heels in love with the man of her dreams. Sebastian added in details she left out of the story with a joy and heart clearly bursting with that happiness that comes when you are with your soul mate. It was right from then, from he very beginning, I could tell they were a special couple.  
 
Lauren and Sebastian had class together at NCC and one day he walked up to her introduced himself and they struck up a conversation. Yes, just like that. Lauren was impressed by this sweet guy with a heart of gold. After talking more and more when they saw one another at school, Lauren told her mom about Sebastian and the great conversations they had and her mom looked at her like only a mom can and said, "he likes you!" Lauren didn't really think so but as weeks turned into months eventually Lauren knew what her mom had been telling her all along, that Sebastian liked her. When Lauren finally said that she thought her mom was right and that Sebastian liked her, all her mom could do was say "Oh really.... Duh!" with a huge grin on her face! Safe to say the feeling was mutual, Lauren was smitten! 
 
Lauren and Sebastian's Glen Island Harbour Club wedding was absolutely breathtaking from beginning to end, with exquisite details and sweet moments. A little sparkle and a lot of joy filled their day, and the excitement that I witnessed the first time I met them was there throughout the celebration... times a million. It was a once in a lifetime celebration that won't soon be forgotten! 
 
Lauren & Sebastian - The love you have and the excitement you share just being together is undeniable. What a joy it has been getting to know you both since that day we sat around our coffee table in our home and heard about your love story and the plans for the next chapter of your lives. We adore you both and couldn't be happier for you! Congrats!
Glen Island Harbour Club Wedding | Lauren & Sebastian
Fall Vineyard Anniversary Session | Christine & Nate
Oct 31, 2016

Fall Vineyard Anniversary Session | Christine & Nate

Published in Anniversary
There is something very different about photographing a married couple. They have done life together, for however long, as husband and wife. There is a comfort that exists when they hold one another and look into one another's eyes. Their wedding day has come and gone and their love has changed - it's a little wiser, it's stronger, it's weathered more storms and experienced more joy over the years. They didn't just pick one another on that special wedding day, but have chosen one another every single day since then. Over and over again. 
 
I didn't know Christine and Nate when they were married four years ago, but I can tell you that their love is undoubtly all of those things... stronger, wiser, brighter. It's what can happen with time and a love like theirs - it ages and becomes more beautiful. They are fun loving and each know how to make the other laugh like no one else can, not to mention their indescribable and undenyable happiness when they are together! Spending time with them at one of my favorite vineyards and for their four year anniversary, only made my love for anniversary sessions grow that.much.more.  
 
You two are truly beautiful inside and out and I know you will laugh together for decades to come with a love that should be celebrated as much as possible! Happy Anniversary!
Oct 27, 2016

New England Fall Engagement | Stephanie & Stephen

Published in Engagements
Stephanie and Steve came up from Florida for their engagement session and it was the kind of day I think of when I imagine a typical fall day in New England. The air was brisk and the skies were overcast, making the bright colors on the trees pop against the gray sky. They didn't bring that Florida sunshine with them, but my photographer heart was totally okay with it as I was loving every second of photographing such a kind and sweet couple during me favorite season of the year! Oh you guys, the fall leaves are one of the things I heart most about this time of year and living in New England! The trees are all wearing their fall best and their colors never disappoint!  
 
Stephanie and Steve's love story began years ago when they met in college, his sophomore year and her freshman year. Who would have thought that at the beginning of their college journey they would meet their soul mate, and the one they would end up sending the rest of their lives with?! Who would have imagined that years later Steve would totally surprise and shock Stephanie by getting down on one knee and propose to her at the Masters?! Such a beautiful love story that's still being written and we are so looking forward to their wedding next month in New York, when they will start a new chapter and tie the knot on their sixth anniversary! Here are a few of my favorites from their engagement session... :)
New England Fall Engagement | Stephanie & Stephen
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