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If you are looking for the perfect spot to do your engagement session in the Hudson Valley, then we need to talk about Vanderbilt Historic Mansion in Hyde Park. It is one of my favorite places to suggest, and always at the top of my list. From the gorgeous bridge you cross on the way […]

Since more than half of my 2020 weddings have been postpone to 2021, I was starting to have creativity withdrawals. I was anxious to get back to shooting. When Sarah, from Brehant Creations, posted her mood board for a styled elopement at The Westbrook Inn, I was immediately intrigued. It was vibrant and colorful. And […]

Soon after Alina and Gary booked me to photograph their wedding, we started planning their engagement session. Like most of my couples, they asked for location recommendations. Of course I had to include Elizabeth Park in West Hartford. It is one of best spots for an engagement session in Connecticut for any season. A few […]

With the pandemic that is COVID-19 changing the wedding game for 2020, couples are turning to smaller, intimate affairs. In the before times, I was already specializing in intimate weddings. Kat & Caleb’s was one of the last that I got to document. And I thought that it was time to share how beautiful and […]

tods-point-engagement

With Lexi and Steve’s June wedding quickly approaching (hopefully!) I thought it was time to get them on my blog. This past November, I met them over at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich for their engagement session. Tod’s Point is usually only open to pass holders during peak season. But it was a spot that […]

A few weeks before the United States exploded with a coronavirus outbreak, Bethany had reached out to me. She was looking for a photographer for a last minute elopement. They already had planned to wed this May in Oregon, but knowing that they were soon moving to NYC, it felt right to get married here. […]

My 2020 season started with a January engagement session at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York. This victorian castle is nestled on the Shawangunk Ridge on lake mohonk. Rachael contacted me in early January wanting to set up an engagement session for her and her fiance, Jose. They have been doing a long […]

One of my favorites from last year was Marci & Larry’s Hudson Valley wedding at Rustic Ridge View Farms. Rustic Ridge is family owned horse farm and wedding venue in the Hudson Valley, about 1.5 hours from NYC. They got married in the middle of September. Their venue sits on 150 acres just west of […]

wedding day timeline

Trying to figure out that wedding day timeline? Par La Mer Photography talks about how you should take lighting into consideration and shares a sample timeline.

engagement session in Sherwood Island State Park

Let me start by saying Congratulations on your engagement! I can only assume you’ve stumbled across this little blog post because you are newly engaged and you’re wondering “What do we do next”?! I am going to breakdown an engagement session an answer why I think every couple would benefit from an engagement session of […]