Mr & Mrs Rusate : The Inn at Villa Bianca

…with every detail planned just perfectly, Jessica & Anthony’s wedding was a great start to the fall wedding season…

…her flowers were wrapped with pieces of her Moms wedding dress…

Custom bedazzled shoes one of her bridesmaids made her!! They were amazing…

…a beautiful dress that allowed Jessica to add in pieces off her moms bridal gown.

…her garter was also made by one of her bridesmaids and had a special pocket for her sparkly flask ;) A little surprise for the groom…

 

She reminds me of Cinderella in these pictures…¬†genuinely happy

She looked breathtaking, love the birdcage veil

not quite a first look, but these were taken right before the ceremony without them seeing each other

This group knows how to have a good time and they sure did ;)

Jessica and her Superman

 

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Halloween Mini Sessions 2013

How cute are these kids!!

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Sarah & Dan : Wedding at Woodwinds, Branford CT

I say it every time, but I am going to say it again, I love this couple. Sarah & Dan are an awesome couple with an equally awesome group of friends (I wanted to stay and party with them all night) Their wedding day was absolutely perfect.

Sarah wore a custom dress that one of her bridesmaids made for her…it was beautiful and she looked stunning in it.

Sketches of her wedding dress & belt. Such a great keepsake.

Hidden in the bead work is Sarah & Dan’s wedding date.

Sarah’s veil that her Mother wore at her wedding.

Another personalized feature on the inside panel of her dress. Forever Starts Today 6/14/2013 Mr & Mrs Farrell

The dressmaker helping Sarah into her dress.

I always love a first look. It is one of the few times the Bride & Groom have a quiet moment together during their wedding.

Even thought they saw each other before the ceremony they were still emotional as she walked down the isle.

Dan’s Dad was the officiant for part of their ceremony.

Reverse view of their first kiss…I love it!

This was one fun group ;)

They had such great details!!

One of the best Bride & Groom intros. They kicked off the party by dancing their way out to Sexy and I know It by LMFAO and the guests loved it.

these two were so cute!

They surprised guests with a candy buffet

I hope you enjoyed your wedding day, you guys are the best! Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Laura & David : Wedding at The Waterview, Monroe CT

Laura is every wedding vendors dream bride. She is relaxed, calm and has a beautiful smile on her face all the time (even when the wrong version of her first dance song was played) her smile never left her face. Her smile is contagious. It’s no wonder that David can’t take his eyes off her. The chemistry between the two of them can be seen in every glance and embrace. From the first time we met, we immediately hit it off and I was honored to capture this very special day for them. Enjoy!

I could have taken pictures of Laura all day. She looked absolutely stunning.

they had the cutest flower girl and ring bearer…the ring box had quarters in it which was a great idea because that little box was twirled around and around.

 

they were ready to party!!

Even the rain could not wash the smile off this brides face…I might have been more upset it was raining then she was. Luckily we caught a slight break in the weather and we braved the misting rain for a few quick pics outside.

the bridal party…they were one fun group, the groomsmen were owning that dance floor!

The guys delivered entertaining toasts to the newlyweds….

…and Laura’s sister wrote a beautiful & emotional poem for her.

 

 

 

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Tara & James : Maternity Session

The weather continued to rain out my maternity session with Tara & James, but finally after patiently waiting out all the rain, we were rewarded with beautiful skies for our session.

He or She? We will have to wait and see!

The sky was so pretty with all warm colors and enhanced Tara’s pregnancy glow perfectly ;)

These two are going to be amazing parents…they compliment each other perfectly.

I can not wait to hear the news that your little one has arrived. Enjoy!

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Lisa & Joey : Wedding at The Inn at Villa Bianca, Seymour

I have to start this post by giving a HUGE thanks to Amanda, Kim and Shaun for covering this wedding for me. Some times things come up that are out of our control…like your baby could decide to arrive 3 days before a wedding. I was so bummed I was not able to photograph their special day, but was even more upset because I was not able to be their with them. Lisa and Joey are not only two amazing and caring people, but they are also family. Lucky for me I have awesome friends who took over and captured such great photos in my place.

Since I was not at the wedding it is making writing up a post a little tough, but pictures can speak louder then words…the genuine smiles on Lisa and Joey let everyone know just how happy and in love they are.

the girls hanging out before the ceremony

Lisa looked absolutely stunning!!

Joey you looked pretty handsome too :)

a toast to the groom…I know most of these groomsmen so I can only imagine the advice being given here ;)

Lisa’s smile says it all. These two are so happy together.

these four are my favorite, love the soft light

 

The flower detail on the cake is amazing!

Even though I was not able to attend the wedding I¬† know it was a blast (watch for a post on the photobooth photos) I hope you both had an amazing day, I can’t wait to get together and hear all about it! Enjoy!

 

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Newborn Riley

Just like most little girls Riley decided she was way too interested in what was going on during her session to stay asleep…I was able to capture a couple of her sleeping before she was bright eyed. You can’t help but fall in love with those big beautiful eyes! Enjoy!

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Newborn Emma

I had so much fun playing dress up with adorable Emma. Her outfit was handmade by one of her Moms co-worker. It is the perfect outfit for a princess ;) Enjoy!

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Jennifer & Brendan : Wedding at Woodwinds, Branford

Jennifer & Brendan continued the 2013 season with another awesome wedding at Woodwinds in Branford. The weather outside might not have been what this couple planned for, but a little rain did not stop them or their guest from having an amazing time. If guests were not up dancing they were partying in the non stop photobooth…some guests were even dancing while in the photobooth. We started our day at Jen & Brendan’s house with the girls getting ready…

Her veil had the most beautiful detail around the edges

such an elegant bride!

these girls were a lot of fun ;)

an emotional walk to her waiting groom

I love this picture of Brendan and his Dad after the ceremony.

Mother nature was not cooperating for our pictures, so we rocked the bridal suite before we headed into the ballroom for our formal photos.

these were some fun parent dances ;)

The Photobooth was non stop from the time it opened right up until the end…everyone was clearly having a great time!

 

…we were able to sneak out after the rain stopped for a few photos outside…

 

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Newborn Riley

I have had a baby boom at the studio lately and it is making me so anxious for my newest little bundle to arrive! Riley is one lucky little girl…her Mommy has a knack for finding the cutest thing for her little girls and I was so excited Riley was so cooperative for her session! It took us a little while to get her to sleep, but once she did she was a pose master ;) Congratulations Brian & Aurora on your new bundle of joy! Enjoy!

 

 

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