P + J’s CT Wedding | May 2016

Going into the wedding with the bride and groom I already knew what I was getting into. I know, that sound foreboding. It was so far from that. Just a few weeks earlier I’d taken the long drive from Brooklyn, NY to Boston, MA to do their engagement photos. I left early in the morning, drove the 5 hours drank lots of Starbucks and was beyond excited when I met them and realized instantly how sweet, easy and relaxed they were not only with me, but as a couple together.

Making the drive to  CT for their wedding was an exciting time after my experience in Boston. They were planning on a brunch reception and a simple, beautiful Catholic ceremony. The church, was stunning. It was so bright and they were welcoming to us, allowing us to be pretty much anywhere we pleased.The bride was a bundle of emotion which showed her honest and sweet personality. The Groom was equally caring and loving towards her for the entire ceremony. The knelt at the alter shooting quick smiles to one another and laughing. All the while their family and friends were smiling and laughing along side them.

After the ceremony myself along with the bride and groom, made our way to a park where we took advantage of the water (while longing to be in it), and little trails. The rest of the group made their way to 2 Hopewell for the reception.  When we arrived at the reception they went right for their friends and family to enjoy a quick cocktail hour. The food was wonderful and I was in heaven. Luckily Paola and I share a wheat allergy so I was excited to be able to eat all of the vegan/gluten free sweets from Nora Cupcake Company. It was a simple reception with wonderful toasts and chatting amongst friends, which is exactly what they wanted.

After the reception we had some time to spare so we headed to Cotton Hollow Nature Preserve just down the road to take a few more portraits on the boulder where John proposed. It meant me wading into thigh high water, but I was more than happy to do that! Overall, it was the most relaxed, happy, easy day that a couple could ever ask for and I’m so happy that I was there to capture it.

Bride’s Dress: Sottero and Midgley
Bride’s Heels: Badgley Mischka
Reception Venue/Caterer: 2 Hopewell

2nd Shooter: Maxim Ryazansky

4 thoughts on “P + J’s CT Wedding | May 2016

  1. I’m so glad this beautiful couple got the chance to take such GORGEOUS post-ceremony portraits with you! I wish all my couples were so easygoing and open to taking that quiet few moments before the reception really kick starts.. These photos are such a fun blend of both traditional wedding elements and wonderful close-knit family love ❤ You captured some really heartfelt moments here and I loved looking through all of these photos!

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  2. Such a beautiful Connecticut wedding! I love the detail photos and the bride and groom photos at Cotton Hollow Nature preserve are perfect. Beautiful, joyous, romantic wedding photography. Really nice work.

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  3. BEAUTIFUL Glastonbury CT wedding! Super cute moments between mom and John, I love all the candids, natural smiles and happy guests interacting with each other. St Pauls Parish looks so bright and a great place for a wedding ceremony. Love the photos at the little park and Cotton Hollow Nature Preserve. You did a great job incorporating nature into their wedding portraits. These are photos they will cherish forever.

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