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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 […]

Manhattan Elopement

Sometimes your backyard is a destination elopement location for someone else, as in the of Chelsea and Ben. They traveled from Wales, and in complete style, for their destination Manhattan elopement with twenty of their closest friends and family tagging along with them! How amazing is that?! Their Manhattan elopement was on board one of […]

Taylor and Mike’s story are something out of a Nicolas Sparks novel. They grew up across the street from one another in a small Connecticut town. Up the street from where they grew up is a local farm where Taylor worked as a teenager and the farm became like a second family to her. After high school Mike joined the marines which lead to a 5 year long distance…

An important part, to me, of being a wedding photographer is staying inspired to keep creating fresh art for my couples. That’s where styled shoots come in. It gives industry creatives a chance to network and create something that sings to their hearts. Over the past year I have had opportunity to collaborate with so many talented women….

tree farm engagement session in shelton ct

Back in November I participated in a Holiday Giveaway with some fellow industry creatives. I gifted a mini session of the winner’s choice. Lauren was our winner (yay Lauren!) and wasn’t really sure what she wanted to do. Both her and her fiance had never done professional photos before, so it was all a little new to them.

Gina and Ben got married this past August at The Woodwinds in Branford, CT. They were the only couple I had this year that didn’t do a first look,

Late June, I met Janelle and Sam at Elizabeth Park in Hartford, Connecticut for their engagement session. In my opinion, this is one of the best times of the year to visit Elizabeth Park. In the famous Rose Garden there are rows and rows of arches covered in heirloom climbing roses. The arched rows lead […]

The trend in weddings are leaning to more intimate affairs. Enter the micro wedding. What exactly is a micro wedding you may be wondering. Generally speaking, a micro wedding is a shortened celebration of marriage. Think less guests and possibly a shorter duration. And while some things may be less, you are upping the intimacy […]

When Bry contacted me last year to shoot her wedding I was so excited. I had shot events previously at David’s Country Inn, but this would be my first wedding there. David’s Country Inn is a historic venue based in Hackettstown, New Jersey. If your dream wedding includes a historic location, vintage furniture and period […]