Being given a chance to create fabulous LGBTQ+ inspiration in a downtown Hartford institution like The Goodwin Hotel in Hartford CT was a dream come true. Add to this the absolute BONKERS list of creative partners for this inspirational shoot and I just about lost my MIND. Being a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, seeing representation out there is super important. Having representatives of the LGBTQ community creating their own imagery is something else, entirely, and I am definitely here for that. Also! Hey! Having this shoot in my hometown of Hartford CT added another little layer of love for me. See, I LOVE my Hartford, so so much. It’s like the little engine that could. It just keeps chugging along, doing its best. The people who live here just love it so deeply, sometimes it can be hard for outsiders to see why. But let me tell you I am fiercely proud of my Hartford. So me doing something that could help add to its shine? Baby, YES, I am ALL IN!
**this was done last January 2020, pre Covid
Creative partners for this fabulous LGBTQ+ inspiration shoot:
Super excited to have this shoot featured on LoveInc!
Callan of Sugar Therapy made this super sleek modern cake for the shoot. It smelled divine. She makes the most gorgeous cakes, give her a call if you need a cake for anything!
This bow on this Ines de Santo gown was BANANAS. Elegant, impactful, gorgeous. It stopped me in my tracks and kept me inspired for the entire day! Beth of Beth Chapman Styling knows how to create style. She is literally on another level!
can this bathroom be MORE AMAZING??? Not sure, not sure. OMG. I had to work it here. HAD TO.
This mirror!!!!!!!! BAH!
This wallpaper was calling to me… it’s literally in a hallway! I loved how these came out!
The Goodwin Hotel has SO many nooks to photograph in!
The facade of the Goodwin Hotel is absolutely EPIC!!!
The brick facade here is so romantic and inspiring, I just love it so much!
One of my most favorite things is involving my daughter and son, Jackson, when I can in any and every shoot I do. I have made sure they are in both books that I have published, it’s a sneaky way to include them in my legacy. Leaving behind gorgeous work in a book and including my family just takes it to the next level for me.
My sweet daughter GG was my test model for this next shot. I love photographing her more than anything in all the land, ever ever ever. She is my muse.
My girl Beth Chapman finessing the details on Stephanie’s suit for this amazing photo!
Here is Catie Bane, working her magic!
These custom suits by Enzo at Valentino Tailors in Hamden CT are AMAZING!!!!
This amazing, creative group. So much love for them all!!!
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