Monthly Archives: May 2016

Random Moments and Time


2016-05-18_0006So yesterdays engagement session was running a little late and well, I’m not one to complain about much so instead I started the car back up and went for a drive. Enjoying the lyrics and tunes playing with the sunroof open and the trees passing by. It was only a few minutes before I saw these two old Willy’s Jeeps though. And well…. I pulled a Uturn, grabbed my camera and did some shooting.

Thing is, I find just as much beauty in an old rusty Jeep as I do the flowers in the grass behind. Maybe more. haha… Either way, I see what I see and capture the way it resonates in my mind.

I won’t bore you with more of these thoughts or reasons, I’ll just share some of the images that I captured… And to the couple who was running late, you know who you are…. Thank you. 🙂




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Lauren and Danny’s Guilford Yacht Club Wedding


LaurenDanWedding_0174This couple is so in it for each other and family I’m not terribly sure where to start. So….. I guess we could start in the middle… Maybe even when Danny flew Lauren out to Chicago to see him. Why start there? Simple… It’s the first time one of them said “I love you” to the other… And yup, it was Danny…. I mean, what better reason to fly Lauren out to Chicago than to “simply” say “I Love You“… I mean, he could have flown her out because he wanted to propose to her. Of course that wasn’t the reason though, because for that he brought Lauren to NYC on a surprise trip and that went pretty much like this:: “Dan surprised Lauren with a weekend trip to NYC in February 2015 – Saturday early evening it was snowing like crazy and Dan insisted on taking a walk in Central Park – Lauren was greatly confused and annoyed until Dan took her to Bethesda Fountain and got down on one knee. Dan has his stepdad Kevin hiding who captured the whole thing in amazing photos. The snowfall made for very romantic and memorable pictures. Dan and Lauren then went to dinner where Dan has arrangement a private room with all of our family to celebration the engagement.”

2016-05-16_0028From here. Let’s bring on the wedding day, a beautifully sunny day (tho there was a chilly breeze coming off the water), a spectacular ceremony with guests filling every seat. Some “I’do’s” were said and some kisses had. As I said at the top of this post, about this couple being in it for each other and family, when asked what they remember most about the day, the answer….. Pretty much sums that family and love thing up. “The loving family and friends that surrounded us – and partied with us!”

2016-05-16_0046And from the nautical details that surrounded their day, to the thrown down of a party! Crazy crazy! At every wedding there are times when the dance floor is full and rockin’… But not this wedding. Not at all. Because at this wedding, it wasn’t “times when”… It was from start to finish. The second the music began to the last song. the dance floor was packed!!! That was, till they asked all the guests to leave. You heard that right. It was pretty much a first for the DJ and us where the couple said to Todd from Power Station Events, “can you announce for everyone to leave. haha… But it was totally worth it. To not only capture this quiet last dance with just the two of them left, but to take it in. To witness this embrace that wrapped up the day, the night and was the beginning of this forever chapter…. It was one of my favorite moments of the day for sure….

So from the most important part of their day which they say was “Sealing our vows with a kiss in front of our family and friends” to their next steps which carry the same theme of family: “settle down, relax and start a family” they are officially two, working together as one. Still individuals but forever having each others back. Which is, in my eyes, one of the best parts of marriage. Being your own true selves while being there thru the thick of it for each other. And these two, they’re going to have that for sure!!!

2016-05-16_0063To wrap this post up, I just want to share two other thoughts of theirs. One, when looking for a photographer “make sure that your personalities click” and for any advice to share with other brides, “Don’t sweat the small stuff – only you will notice if something is out of place – your guests will have no idea”….

And there ya have it, a quick run down of their day. I guess I’ll let the photos give a better glimpse into their day from here.

As always, leave some love for these two down in the comments area below. They deserve it. 🙂



Wedding Venue: Guilford Yacht Club

Photographer: TAB Photographic

DJ: Todd @ Powerstation Events

Videographer: Matt Van Ness – MV Film Productions

Dress: Martina Liana from The Plumed Serpent

Shoes: Nina

Mens Attire: Brooks Brothers

Paper goods: Invitations –; Menu Cards, Place Cards, Table Numbers, – Accel Printing (Grandparents Print Shop in Mt. Kisco NY)

Florist: Flowers by Danielle

Salon: Salon Belle Vie

Rings: Hannoush Jewelers



Karri Lee Designs



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Amanda’s Headshot Session Fun


2016-05-16_0003So sometimes I get a random call from a friend “hey, I’m leaving and want some new headshots from you before I go”…. Okay, maybe not just like that but pretty close. So anyway… Who am I to say no.

I guess it’s proof that I do in deed shoot more than just weddings. Actually, as a little teaser, I’m thinking about bringing the dog side of the business back. But that’s for a later conversation. haha.

Amanda made it to the studio after some crazy fun traffic (maybe not fun)… Getting thru the Farmington valley is never fun during rush hour. She made it though, and Kelly from That Girl hair and make up was here and ready to get Amanda all set for the shoot….

Amanda’s site can be found at:: and you’ll see that she’s a remarkable performer with a sought after voice. So check her out. And in the mean time… Maybe you want to check out some of the shots we grabbed while strolling around the studio and factory.



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