Inez & Gabriel | West Haven Beach Engagement | Tampa, Florida & New England Wedding Photographer
Inez and Gabriel are an adorable couple. They have a peaceful, caring and fun love. It seems like they have known each other forever, and in a way, they have... It all started about ten years ago when Inez was frequently at a friend's house and would noticed the cute neighbor outside. Gabriel noticed her too, but at the time they were both too shy to say hi. Years later fate intervened when they ran into each other once again at a wedding, but this time they introduced themselves and totally hit it off. They have been inseparable ever since! Last July 4th Gabriel surprised Inez with a romantic proposal in front of their loved ones. Talk about ...
July 21, 2015
Rebecca & Rafael | Ethan Allen Hotel Wedding | Florida & New England Wedding Photographer
Rebecca and Rafael got married at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury, CT. The day was full of joy, laughter, and tons of fun. The love that Rebecca and Rafael shared between them and with their beautiful little girl is what makes photographing weddings the best job in the world! You can't help but believe in love when you work with a family like this. During the day Rafael told me that he was a crier, and when Rebecca emerged through the doors to meet her groom, he lost it (as did nearly everyone else). She was stunning and we couldn't have been more excited to be a part of this family's special day. Check out these amazing photos from the wedd ...
July 11, 2015
Rebecca & Rafael | New Haven Engagement | Tampa, Florida and New England Wedding Photographer
We first met Rebecca and Rafael for pizza in Bridgeport and the first thing that stood out to us was their deep love for each other and their beautiful little girl. These two are great parents and partners for each other. The engagement session was shot at Yale's beautiful Marsh Botanical Gardens (if you haven't been there you need to check it out!). Check out the photos of these two truly beautiful people.
June 30, 2015
Spring Engagement | Kasia & Wes | Connecticut Wedding Photographer
Kasia and Wes are an awesome couple and so fun to hang out with for a day. It was an absolute joy to take their engagement photos. They met at BAR in New Haven, CT and that is where we started their engagement shoot. It was a chilly day in New Haven but you couldn't tell by the way their love for each other overflowed! It was apparent by the way they looked at each other that they can't wait for their wedding day. We can't either. The rest of the shoot was around the Yale University campus, a place that I am particularly fond of for its collegiate-gothic architecture, gorgeous squares and because its where I study.
May 28, 2015
Winter Engagement | Isabella & Dennis | Connecticut Wedding Photographer
It was a cold and snowy day in January when I had the opportunity to hang out with Isabella and Dennis and take some gorgeous engagement shots of them. Their love for each other was beautfiul and it made shooting on a cold day such a joy. We did our shoot in a park in the Downtown Milford, CT. Here are some of my fave's.
April 12, 2015
Aiden’s First Birthday | New Haven Family Photographer
Happy First Birthday Aiden! Your dad and I are so glad you are in the world and we love you so much more than we can even tell you. You were the beautiful baby boy that your father dreamed about three months before we got married. Then when we got pregnant and saw you for the first time on the sonogram, I knew that it was you. I said, “that’s our boy!” The name “Aiden” was the first name that we suggested for you and it just stuck. Somehow we knew that you were our “little fire” (that’s what Aiden means after all) and for the past year you have certainly lived up to that and much more. Exactly one year ago today you were born at DePaul Hospit ...
February 4, 2015
Engagement Session Tips | New Haven Wedding Photographer
It's officially engagement season and love is in the air! I especially enjoy this time of year because I find myself reliving Jay’s and my engagement all over again with our happy couples. Being engaged is just so fun and what better way to remember this season than to take beautiful engagement photos, of course! To make the most of this experience, here are some tips that you may find helpful when preparing for your engagement session photo-shoot… Make sure to read #10!
Be yourself. Some of our favorite photos are the ones where you can tell the couple totally looks and feels like themselves. To accomplish this, we recommend that you ch ...
January 15, 2015
One Week Left
For 9 years I have been a part of the Regent University community. First I was a student, then a staff member and eventually even an adjunct faculty member. Before Larrisa and I move to New Haven next week where I will attend Yale, we wanted to take one more evening walk around the beautiful campus. And of course, the best part of being a photographer is that I can bring my camera with me and snap some gorgeous shots of my family.
Here are some of the photos from our last walk around Regent:
July 28, 2014
Let’s Fix the World
Let's fix the world.
Ok, that is probably too large of a mission for one or two people. But could we do it if every capable person did a little bit in their neck of the woods? I think it's possible.
Larrisa and I have been thinking lately about what we can be doing to make the world better. We have started to do some small things that I think are moving us in the right direction, but we've been thinking a lot about how we can use our photography to bring healing to this broken world as well. In the video below, Jeremy Cowart shares how he mobilized teams of photographers around the world to take free pictures of those in need to help th ...
July 26, 2014
Wedding Tip Wednesdays | Wedding Favors | Connecticut Wedding Photographers
Larrisa's series on wedding run sheets will continue next week. This week she felt inspired to give some tips on wedding favors. Enjoy!
I love giving. I love searching for hours online to find just the perfect gift for a special occasion. I love giving gifts so much that I actually can’t buy them too far in advance otherwise I will end up give them to the recipient early because I just can't stand it!
Wedding favors are just as fun. These small gifts are powerful tokens of appreciation that remind your guests of the lovely time they had celebrating with you on your wedding day. They are also ways to enhance your wedding and add a person ...
July 24, 2014