Tips for Writing Your Own Vows

I came across this great article featured on Style Me Pretty the other day. Writing your own vows can be a tough task because you want to say the perfect thing. I mean, it’s your wedding day and you’re professing your love and intentions to your soon to be husband or wife and all your family and friends. No pressure! I thought this article gave some great advice. I’ve photographed plenty of weddings were couples have written their own meaningful vows. It’s so special and unique. If you’re considering this I highly suggest this article!

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Heritage Hotel Wedding Southbury, CT – Jay & Kate

As I mentioned last week I’m going to be doing weekly posts to share some of the fantastic weddings and sessions I’ve had over the past year. And this wedding was nothing short of fantastic! Kate and Jay had a gorgeous spring wedding at the beautiful Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT. I just adored their first look. Kate looked absolutely stunning and when Jay got a glimpse of her, it brought tears to his eyes!
It was my first time shooting at the Heritage and I was very impressed by the grounds and photo ops we found. The Heritage does a beautiful job curating the area they have set up for outdoor ceremonies. It made a great backdrop for the photos. Thank you Melissa Ball Photography for 2nd shooting this wedding and to Kate & Jay for allowing us to document their day!

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That dress….

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Beautiful!

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Just love this first look

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These are some of the most unique flowers I’ve seen

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Kate spent time collecting vintage brooches for all the bouquets. Each bridesmaid had a pin of their initial on the burlap of their flowers. I thought it was a special touch!

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Kate’s dad was so sweet and supportive to her throughout the whole day. I don’t think he stopped smiling!

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I loved that natural rock “stage” set up for the ceremony

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Birch tree cake? Yes please!

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Middletown Engagement Session – Olivia & Jordan

Happy New Year everyone! It’s the perfect time for fresh starts, resolutions and setting goals for the new year. I have been busy setting up my business plan for the year and looking ahead at the wonderful couples I’m working with in 2016. I can’t wait to get the wedding season started! My first wedding is with Olivia and Jordan. They’re getting married at the beautiful Danfords Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson, NY. I thought I would share some of their engagement photos that I took at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown, CT. Funny story, the first time I met with them at their consultation we found out quickly that we all live in the same neighborhood and bring our dogs to the same dog parks, etc. (small world!) So the Barns seemed like a perfect spot since it’s in our hometown. Speaking of dogs, their little guy stole the show :) I can’t wait for their spring wedding!
P.S. My first resolution this year is to blog on a weekly basis. Yes, yes… I know. I’m setting tall expectations. But I figure if I actually tell you all that I’m doing this then someone is holding me accountable, right? I have a catalog of photos of my fantastic clients that I NEED and WANT to share. This is not like my diet resolution I make every year that ends by February 1st. I promise.

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This is one of the photos they chose to put on their save the dates cards. I love it!

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See? What did I tell you. The cutie who stole the show. He was coming to me for scratches in between (and during) pics

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Really ducks? Could you be more perfect with your little ducklings in this picture?

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Seriously cute

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Olivia Is just beautiful! You wouldn’t guess that she was nervous about the photos. And that her and Jordan “can’t take a good photo”. WHAT?!?!

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I think this last set is my favorite

New USB Drives

I just received these new flash drives from usb memory direct. Aren’t they great? I just love how they’re personalized for my business and brand. Jeff at USB Memory Direct was great to work with and made the ordering process so easy! Keep them in mind if you’re looking for personalized, quality flash drives!

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Roton Point Wedding – Danielle & KC

They both grew up loving being near the Long Island Sound. It played a role in their childhood. They both loved sailing and competitive swimming. As a child, KC’s summers were spent at Roton Point and since he and Danielle started dating, it has become a place for them to host BBQ’s and enjoy the Sound together. Once they became engaged, they had no doubt that this would be the place they would celebrate with their family and friends on their wedding day.

Danielle is the most organized bride I’ve met. Since her job consists of planning events for others, it was no surprise that her wedding was planned out perfectly! Her attention to detail is that to be envied. Every single detail was gorgeous! And despite the rain, we were able to squeeze in a few shots on the jetty that were important to KC & Danielle. They were both a little wind blown but you couldn’t wipe the smile off their faces!

Spending time with you both made me realize your love is just amazing. Thank you for allowing me to document that. Enjoy Bora Bora!

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The handsome men

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The most gorgeous pair of Badgley Mischka’s I’ve ever seen!

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Danielle’s Dad had the biggest smile on his face when she walked into the room in her wedding dress

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He gave her a family ring as a gift that had been reset just for her

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The gorgeous girls

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After a little hesitation these two cuties made it down the isle

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I just adored this moment when KC became emotional as his bride made her way down the isle

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Stunning

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That church though…..

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They had the best exit ever!

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An antique firetruck waited for them outside of the church to take them to Roton Point

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The storm clouds were rolling in but that didn’t stop them

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Those amazing details

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Amazing couple!

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The Roton Point was a beautiful venue

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I have a feeling this party went on long after Missy and I left!

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KC played the drums with the band and he rocked it!

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Mac & Soul had all the guests on the dance floor the entire evening

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Despite some rain we still got out for a few night shots

The following made this day possible:
Venue: Roton Point
Catering: Festivities Catering
Rentals: Smith Party Rentals
Florist: Springdale Florist
Band: Mac & Soul
Event Group: MDC Event Group
Cake: Angela Mia
Church: Noroton Presbyterian Church
Make Up: Behind the Makeup
Hair: Andrew Stefanou Salon
Photography: Jennifer Langdon Photography

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