Eyes up, heart open
Lynn and Dan had their engagement session at Northwest Park in Windsor CT this past fall. Now one thing you should know about me is that autumn in New England is my absolute favorite time of year. No question! Pair that preference with the ability to cram as many photo sessions in the fall as I could possibly fit and I am one happy photographer!
When booking engagement sessions with my clients, many times the location is left up to me. When there is a spot that is emotionally relevant to each of you, that is an amazing thing, Read More
Just as the weather started acting as it should be- and thank heavens it did- I met up with Eddie + Anna for their engagement session at Harkness Park in Waterford CT. It’s also known as Eloia Mansion, or Harkness Memorial Park, or also one of my very favorite places to photograph, if I am being 100% honest!
When we discussed where we possibly wanted to do their engagement session they said they love to be in nature. Perfect! Well… except for the fact that most of the ‘nature’ in CT by May had still not entirely joined the Read More
Winter engagement sessions in my hometown of Hartford really make my heart skip a beat, and my session with Michaela and Artur was no exception! After being super patient and having to reschedule twice because of these crazy bomb cyclone storms we got (I mean, honestly, what the WHAT??) we all finally got a chance to spend some time together and see what our chemistry was like together! To set the scene: Michaela and I met at my studio when she was looking to book her wedding photographer and just clicked! Embrace the pun, people, please! She was Read More
Is there anything more romantic than Stormy Skies a warm summer rain, cuddling with the one you love at home? Even if it’s outside at your home and you’re supposed to be having your engagement photos done and then all of a sudden a big Stormy Skies sweep in and it gets super dark and stormy and maybe even a little bit scary (the cats were hiding!) You bet it still is! If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I am not afraid of photographing my couples in the rain. I find that rain, Read More
When a client hires me to photograph their Engagement session, I normally stress the fact that it’s not the best plan to make their session be about a treasure hunt of locations that you just tick off a long list. We all have locations as a couple that have levels of meaning for us, which is normal and wonderful, right? But when it comes to your engagement session the main reason we do them is to see what your chemistry is like in front of my camera, and also with me! During our pre-booking meeting when we are both Read More
Paige and Geoff invited me to Paige’s Grandparents beach house in Rhode Island to spend the afternoon for their Engagement Session, and I happily obliged! We started our session at one of their favorite places, The Weekapaug Inn, and if you haven’t been before I highly recommend making the trip there to see for yourself! It’s nestled right on the water and run by the same folks who run The Ocean House, one of my very favorite places in the universe to go and enjoy the spa for the day or the beach and the food? ooohhhmmmyyggoooddd so good! Read More
Spending the afternoon with Courtney and Mike in my favorite park Elizabeth Park was, dare I say, a walk in the park! You snort laughed, I heard you! It’s always a fun challenge to photograph my couples or families in the Elizabeth Park that I grew up going to, since I have been seeing it with the same eyes ever since I was a little girl. The challenge is in seeing this park, my Elizabeth Park, with fresh, new eyes. Every couple I bring here brings something new and different to our session, so I let that guide me, Read More
Being a local Hartford CT gal, when I get the opportunity to do an engagement session at my favorite park- Elizabeth Park, I get really excited! Most photographers long for the coast line of an unfamiliar place for sessions, which I totally get! Maybe it’s because I do get an opportunity to squeeze some travel in here and there that I can really and truly appreciate the place that I get to call home. Plus, I have to say I love rediscovering all of the nooks and crannies of a park that I grew up going to at different Read More
Many of you know how much I love to travel, and having the job I do, as your fun-loving photographer I am afforded that opportunity on the regular. Lucky me, can I get an amen! But…! Some of my favorite places to travel are those that are a drivable distance from me and my good ole’ state of CT. Squad Lake in New Hampshire is one such place. Like. Whoa. My clients Kate and Colin wanted to do their engagement session up there since it’s a super meaningful place to them both. Kate’s family has a lake home there Read More
Jessica + Chris’ wedding is literally right around the corner… THIS Saturday!! And I could not be more excited to see them both. They are filled, absolutely to the brim, with such light and love for one another, that just being around that feels like a nap in the late afternoon sun, on a hammock, gently swinging in the breeze without a care in the world! They are open, and laugh long and hard, and make wonderful eye contact, and ask questions, and listen for the answer. They touch one another kindly, gently. They are helpful to one another, Read More