Jewel Photo: Blog en-us (C) Jewel Photo (Jewel Photo) Mon, 27 Apr 2020 21:12:00 GMT Mon, 27 Apr 2020 21:12:00 GMT Jewel Photo: Blog 120 80 November Wedding in New England

Stephanie and Brian were married at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills this past November.  I absolutely love November Weddings. The fall skies and the brown and gold colors compliment each other so well. Since we are stuck in quarantine and I have time on my hands I am going to be blogging some of my 2019 weddings for you all to see. I hope you are all doing well and enjoy looking at these happy times. 

Here are the details of Stephanie & Brian's Wedding

Venue: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

Hair and Makeup:   Florals: In Bloom Event Design

Video:  Check out their Video too. So awesome





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Spring Vineyard Wedding Hello Future Brides and Grooms presently booked with me or not. Today I am sharing with you Brenna and Max's beautiful spring wedding. Well possibly the only spring wedding of 2020. Brenna & Max's Wedding was on March 14th. We (the couple, venue and vendors) all held our breath to see if this was going to happen and we really did get lucky. The whole State of Connecticut shut down non-essential businesses on Monday March 16th.  Pretty much cancelling all weddings to date. So what was it like inside this wedding when the world outside was falling apart. It was perfectly beautiful filled with love and happiness. People were as careful as they could be but at the same time they really just enjoyed them selves. As they should have, we were not as informed of what the future was to hold at this point. We still are not. As a wedding photographer or as any other wedding vendor will tell you, the show must go on. As long as my clients are going forward I am going forward. There are few days in ones life that are as important. So I did my job and was happy to do it, I was professional and followed the rules. Social Distance, not touching, washing my hands and not touching my face. 

Future Brides and Grooms, hold on tight. I am really looking forward to your weddings. Your day will be just as beautiful. I know these are uncertain times but weddings and family gatherings are what help us heal. There will be tears of sadness from losses and so many more tears of joy. I look forward to the day I can hug my clients again. I look forward to seeing my brides faces the first time they see themselves in their wedding dress, when  you see each other for the first time, the ceremony where laughs and tears are shed and the first dance when the first moment you are introduced as Mr. & Mrs.  We have so much to look forward too. Thank you again for all who supported me and made sure I went with you to your new date. It truly means so much to me. Please feel free to email, text or call me anytime if you have questions or just need some support. Its already alot of work and stress to be a bride, never mind being bride during a pandemic. 

Please enjoy looking at this wedding. 

Amazing Vendors!  Venue  Caterer  DJ Hair  Makeup Video 





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Melissa & Justin Connecticut Shoreline Wedding Melissa and Justin were married last February. A beautiful classic New England Wedding by the Shore at The Madison Beach Hotel.  This brings me to the point that all weddings have a different style and what ever your style is it is my job to capture it. I love all wedding styles. I hope you enjoy looking throw this gallery and it if it your style you are inspired. 

Venue: The Madison Beach Hotel, Madison CT

DJ and Lighting:

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Boudoir Photography So lets talk boudoir!  Well I have been doing these shoots for a little over 10 years. I have been a photographer for 17 years but boudoir really wasn't a thing until about 2008/2009.  Before that I think Glamour Shots was probably the closest thing we had to sexy photos.  Do you remember Glamour Shots. They were in all the malls. Women love dressing up and being glamorous. So much so they had a franchise. Eventually that died out. But women still wanted to feel beautiful.  Boudoir became the next best thing but in a more modern way. Women slowly began feeling comfortable taking photos in sexy lingerie. The main reason was they now had a reason to do it. Brides to be giving it as a gift to their future husbands.  Also The Knot had just started to really become popular around this time. Boudoir spread like wild fire in the group boards,  I was pretty lucky in the NYC Knot Boards. We will come back to that in a little bit. 

My first studio, I rented a space in a hair salon. It was perfect for doing boudoir shoots.  My first shoot, was a bride to be. She brang her mom. Imagine my surprise to that. Then I practiced with my sister and friends. I had to see if this was something I was comfortable doing. As a kid, I played with my barbies. Dressing them up was my favorite thing to do. So as an adult dressing women up and posing them was natural. I loved it. I loved making women feeling beautiful and great about themselves. I mean we are all so hard on ourselves all the time but for one hour, I got to make these women feel amazing and create something they could look at forever. Feel great about themselves. 

Back to the Knot. I became very popular on the The Knot NYC Boards.  So naturely I would have to go to NY to do shoots. My second home became the the Ritz Carlton in White Plains, NY. It was the perfect spot. High end, lux and glam. The ultimate pampering for the Bride to Be. Fast forward I am still in touch with all my beautiful NY Knot Brides. I have photographed some of them over the years. From Trash the Dress to their Families. Even a second marriage.  I love these ladies so much! 

Here we are today so many years later. I am still doing Boudoir shoots but I decided just do them for my clients. Weddings had taken over for a long time and that was first priority. Along with the fact that my kids needed more of my time. I did feel that boudoir shoots had to take a back seat.  But I still loved doing them. Good news!! I am ready do get back on this horse and do them again for everyone. 

Here is a small sample of what I am doing these days. 

Huge Thank You To Steph! For allowing me to post these images.  

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Katie & Ethan Married at Allen Hill Farm  

Katie and Ethan's Beautiful Allen Hill Farm Wedding.  Like all wedding days we hope for the best weather.  2019 had plenty of great days and then again it had plenty of rainy days.  This day worked out pretty perfectly to fit right in with Katie and Ethan's wedding style. We  agreed that the skies were in their favor. We were able to create ethereal moments with the dark and moody skies.  With that said there are all different styles of editing and lighting. Some clients of mine enjoy a more light and airy feel while others like a classic look. I am very versatile and pretty eclectic when it comes to styles but I stay true to the feel of your wedding.  I really loved Katie & Ethan's wedding style and they are such a sweet couple.  So humble and kind.   I feel so blessed to have meet them and photographed their wedding. Congratulations.  Below are some of the details, the team I worked with was pretty rock star. Such a fun wedding. 

Venue: Allen Hill Farm, Brooklyn CT
Florist: Its So Ranunculus
Caterer: On the Spot 

DJ: DJ Melee

Dress: The Wedding Embassy

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Dena & Matt's Summer Wedding A beautiful August Wedding at The Pavilion at Crystal Lake. If I am being honest this is my favorite outdoor ceremony site in Connecticut. It is lined by the most beautiful tall pine trees that canopy the site. It's the next best thing to being in the middle of the forest. Making it a serene and calm setting for your ceremony. 

Thank you for taking time to read this post and look at the photos from Dena & Matt's Magical Day. I have heard so many negative things about Venues and Vendors lately from each other. I am a preferred vendor for the CT Wedding Group and have been for over 5 years now. I love working with them because we have to same priorities. Our goal and only thought is too make your wedding day the best day of your life. We provide a quality of service that stands out above the rest because we put our clients needs first.  Okay enough rambling about how great we are, lol! You can see for yourself on our clients face. Also, I shot this wedding by myself. Which is what I usually do. :) 


Vendors Info Coming Soon:


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Heather & Jon's Barn Wedding  

April showers brings May flowers, not this year. May rained and rained. I want it to rain on my wedding day, said no bride ever. Heather was cool as a cucumber though and her ease and calmness set the day. So easy going and everything was just perfect. Heather and Jon's Wedding was such a fun time, the rain did not ruin it. They have some great photos and they still enjoyed their wedding just as much as if it were a sunshiny day. 

Venue: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills  

Florist: Green Dahlia 

Hair & Makeup: Jessica's Color Room

DJ: Power Station 



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Kim & Rob's Airbnb Intimate Wedding, West Simsbury, CT

Kim and Rob's Wedding, the perfect intimate fall wedding in Connecticut. Reminded me so much of being out west in California. A nice evening on the patio looking out at the mountain, light by strings lights and candle light. Such a romantic feel. There was so much love put into this wedding and you can see it in every detail. 

Venue: Airbnb, West Simsbury, CT 


Flowers & Hair & Makeup by family and friends

DJ: Locomotion




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Austin & Lorenzo's Lace Factory Wedding Austin and Lorenzo had a beautiful wedding below are the details of their wedding.

Ceremony: St. Sebastian's Church, Middletown, CT 

Venue: The Lace Factory,

Florist: Flowers by Justine

Wedding Dress: Anne Barge

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Ryan & Sara's Spring Wedding

A beautiful day with a beautiful couple at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills. The Barns is a favorite wedding venue in Connecticut. Brides and Grooms come from all over the East Coast to have their weddings there. It is truly one of the most magical places. I have photographed many weddings there this year and each wedding was uniquely different.  Every time I walk in, it is totally transformed to reflect the couples style. Sara and Ryan's style was definitely rustic chic. I meet Sara a while back, she is a hair and makeup artist in the Wedding Industry. She is pretty awesome too so I will post her link for those of you in search still. Sara is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside. All the details in this wedding reflect her personality, her sweet softness and kind heart. I was so happy to photograph their wedding and now I have a lifetime friendship with Sara! Sometimes that just happens and I treasure that! Below are some details from their wedding. 


Venue: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills 


Hair and Makeup Jenna Poitras, Zuri

Florist: Stylish Blooms,

Dress: Blush by Hayley Paige 

Video: Barnberry


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Tessa & Casey, Mansion at Bald Hill, Woodstock CT Tessa and Casey's Beauty and the Beast Wedding. This beautiful couple was referred to me by my friends over at After Hours DJ's, their lovely wedding was at The Mansion at Bald Hill in Woodstock, CT. It was my first time there and I loved it. It is a beautiful venue with a pretty garden and ceremony site. Casey proposed to Tessa at Disney, as she is a huge Disney Fan. My favorite part of the day was her sisters toast. She changed the lyrics to Beauty and the Beast's Be Our Guest to things about Tessa & Casey. It was adorable! Hope you feel the day from these photos. Thanks for stopping in and checking them out. 

Venue: Mansion at Bald Hill, Woodstock, CT

DJ: After Hours DJ

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Wes & Nicole's Romantic Wedding at The Riverhouse, Haddam CT

Beautiful Bride Nicole and her handsome husband Wesley planned a romantic wedding at The Riverhouse in Haddam, CT in late October. Nicole's dress was a two piece she bought at Bliss Bridal, it was so nice that she was able to pull a layer off and completely change her style for her reception. Nicole is also a hairdresser so she was able to change her hair too. Nicole and Wes looked like they stepped right out of a Disney Fairytale. Just perfect and their hearts match the outside just as a beautiful. The wedding went off with out a hitch and you can see all the love below. 

Some Details:

Venue: The Riverhouse, Haddam CT

Makeup: Simply Gorgeous by Erin

Dress: Bliss Bridal



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Hallie & Rob Allen Hill Farm, Brooklyn CT  

Hallie and Rob had a beautiful wedding in September, in New England we never know what the weather will be like and on their wedding day it was 90 degrees. We had such a late summer this year and we are paying for it now. Anyway their wedding was at Allen Hill Farm in Brooklyn, CT. The property has stunning views and and a beautiful barn. It is also a Christmas Tree Farm in which Hallie worked at as teen, this made the venue sentimental and perfect for her wedding. Below are a list of their vendors and some photos to show you how awesome the day was.

Hair & Makeup: Waves Hair Studio, Plainfield, CT

Dress: Spark Bridal, Cranston, RI

Dress Designer: David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Bouquets/boutineers: Lilium Florist, Danielson, CT

Centerpieces/garland/all floral decorations in barn: done by a family friend Diane Cote 

Caterer & Cake: On the Spot Catering, Plainfield, CT

DJ: Zach Dauphinais

Video: Dave Ladin of RI Video Pro 

Photo booth - Little Black Photo Booth, Colchester, CT 

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International Wedding in Brazil It's never too late to post a wedding on my blog. Sorry it only took me a year and a few month's. Last year in July I photographed Julia and Sean's Wedding in Brazil. It was in Gavea a town located in Rio de Janeiro. A lot of people ask me how did I get a job photographing a wedding in Brazil. It's pretty simple Julia contacted me to photograph her engagement shoot. She had found my information through a search for local photographers. When I spoke with her she said she only needed a photographer for her engagement shoot since she was getting married in Brazil. She is from Brazil but lives here in United States. I said I will go to Brazil, lets meet and talk about it and the rest is history. 

My experience in Brazil was amazing! I loved it there. It was right before the Olympics so, I saw a lot of the preparations that were underway. There were so many things to do and see. I would suggest going there if are a traveler. Anyway, below are some photos from the wedding. 

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Sara & Ryan's Engagement Session at Gouveia Vineyards How perfect was this day and how much do you love Sara's dresses. Sara does wedding hair and makeup so of course I was flattered when she choose me to be her photographer. Anytime another wedding vendor hires me I am flattered. I know they have so many choices and lucky me, Sarah is stunning and has great style. Check out her instagram. Her hand is sarajuliannabeauty. She is very talented. Cant't wait for her wedding day next June!! 


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Lindsey & Brian The Barns at Wesleyan Hills My First wedding of the year and such a beautiful way to start 2017.  Loved everything about Lindsey and Brian's Wedding! Total Perfection!! 

Vendors I know of:

Venue: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

Dress: Pnina Tornai

Cake: Nora Cupcake

DJ: Powerstation

DYI Deco's by the Amazing Bride Lindsey



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Evening with Alicia & Anthony at Harkness Memorial Park  

Hey All, I am going to start blogging again. Yay! However, I am going to let the images tell the story. I will do my best to tag other vendors when I know their information. If you see something here and want credit or want to share feel free to shoot me and email at [email protected]

Thanks for stopping by and as always I thank you for your continued support. Thanks for the Love!! 

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