A beautiful wedding at the Merlot on the Water
As the season’s cycle ends, we briefly pause to reflect on the previous year. We have come to the conclusion that it was definitely one of the best. From one stunning location to the next, and with the wonderful couples that we’ve gotten the chance to work with, there have been great strides in what we’ve accomplished working in the intimate field of wedding photography in CT. Our art continues to grow; and every wedding is better than the last one.
The old world feel of the smaller East Coast communities lends itself to creating gorgeous photos. With our work from previous years in these fascinating locations, we’ve been able to develop a focus of prime locations within each of these venues. We are convinced that wedding photographers in CT give the best results because the artist knows and understands the nuances of locations such as these. In reviewing our work from this previous year, we are proud to say that we have this one aspect dialed in.
From the tip of Maine to the more southerly states of New York and New Jersey, we’ve traveled quite a bit this last year to give each of our wonderful couples the attention they deserve in the location they desire. We’ve walked sandy beaches, explored majestic historical sites and country clubs, and viewed breathtaking scenery. Not too bad for a small wedding photographer in CT. And with the memories of this previous year’s amazing opportunities still in our mind’s eye, we can’t tell you how much we are looking forward to next year. Between the new folks we’re going to work with and the grand locations we’ll visit, we’re excited to see what this New Year brings us.
When Sherri and Robert planned their wedding day, they searched high and low for a special location, and with a summer ceremony in the works, there could be no place better than a pristine white beach with shimmering blue waters in the distance. Fortunately, Connecticut had just the location. From a photographer’s point of view, places such as Anthony’s Ocean View are optimum in bringing about the best in our craft.
I have had the honor to shoot many weddings across this great state of mine and it is a craft that I treat with the appropriate mix of creativity and responsibility. Being a CT wedding photographer is something I treasure, especially since my job allows me to be in the presence of so many wonderful treasured moments, with Sherri and Robert’s wedding being a brilliant example. It was the perfect balance of sacredness and celebration. While beach weddings, especially on the Connecticut shores, can bring about an air of casualness, this wedding retained that sense of the gravity concerning the power of love and the strength of commitment. Its signature can be seen in every photograph that I was fortunate enough to take that day.
The subjects were more than willing to work with me, their families were open to the experience, and the landscape was as glorious as it should be for this type of day. Being a CT wedding photographer on days such as these are what I live for. A perfect beach, a sacred ceremony, and a gorgeous summer’s afternoon. I must admit, I really love what I get to do for a living.
Lizandra and Braulio were excited to get married and we were excited about having one of our first weddings of the season be held at the beautiful Riverview in Simsbury, Connecticut. The Riverview is a dream venue for any wedding photographer. The wedding was set on a sunny day in April with a mild winter chill still clinging on into the spring season. With ample lighting, we were able to take the Braulio and his groomsmen outside for some natural shots on the beautiful landscape.
The ceremony took place inside the magnificent ballroom of the Riverview. The ballroom had plenty of light from its lamp fixtures, but what I found pleasing as a wedding photographer was the ability to take shots with more natural light coming into the room from the huge windows. It was the perfect time of day to capture the beauty of natural light juxtaposed within the confines of the indoor ceremonial room.
Lizandra and Braulio were very fun to work with and I especially enjoyed the spin they took to the decor of the room. From the table napkins, to the groomsmen’s ties, to the bridesmaids dresses and shoes, green was everywhere!
There are many opportunities that arise by being a professional photographer. One of them is visiting different locales and witnessing new sights. Granted, Rhode Island isn’t that much of a distance from my home, however, it nonetheless gave me the chance to get away for a day or two and journey through another amazingly beautiful state. While it may not be the familiar sights of Connecticut, working vacations are a delight and I will take them whenever I can.
My journey brought me to the gorgeous Quidnesset Country Club, for the wedding of Debora and Gregory, a delightful couple who are deeply in love and were more than ready to accept the roles of husband and wife. Being a CT wedding photographer, I get the sublime chance to watch many worthy couples walk down the aisle. These two were no different and I worked incredibly hard to treat their portraits, and the portraits of their family, with the utmost of respect, worthy of the sacred ceremony that occurred that day.
While I am used to working with natural beauty of Connecticut, there were nonetheless many beautiful shots to be found in the country club. Since it had rained earlier in the day, a special glow covered the grounds outside. However, most of the ceremony and following celebrations had to take place indoors. Being an experienced CT wedding photographer, I was still able to create and compose some amazing photographic moments of this most blessed of days. This is the professionalism I bring to every job and yet, this work is a joy to me. While it may have been job, it still felt like a vacation.
The day had finally come for Ryan and Danielle to tie the knot. Both inside and out, this couple matched each other with their beauty and kindness. They defined the words “perfect couple” and chose a location that reflects it, the Riverview in Monroe, Connecticut. Filled with well-manicured greenery, and the occasional bright flash of color from flowers, there couldn’t be a better backdrop to unite these two as husband and wife. Nature herself seemed to understand what a sacred and special day this needed to be and provided them with beautiful weather for their wedding. I was fortunate enough to be the CT wedding photographer who had the chance to capture it all on film.
There were so many brilliant moments that presented themselves for my camera lens. While capturing poignant photos of family and friends, dancing, cake cutting, and the like, the real focus was the ceremony itself; this one was proved to be stellar. The Connecticut sunlight created a marvelous backdrop as she walked down the aisle. She was absolutely stunning in her long dress and veil, the very essence of beauty. With Ryan at her side at the altar, the ceremony was both touching and moving.
Some folks may wonder as to why being a CT wedding photographer has become my chosen profession. The truth is because I get to witness days such as that one. I get to capture on film the uniting of two souls that have found each other in this big, old world of ours. To be honest, I couldn’t be any happier.
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