Ever After Bridal Photoshoot | Metropolitan Building, NYC

  If you’ve been following our work this past year, you’d know that we have had the honor of working with the always amazing Jen from Ever After Bridal before and when she messaged us to ask if we wanted to be the photographers to bring her next styled shoot to life, we didn’t hesitate to jump at the opportunity! And boy, our new photoshoot was the complete opposite of the previous one! The last time we worked together, the Mayflower Grace contributed a soft, pure white background to the elegant and lovely nature of the wedding gowns. The photoshoot this past November at the famous Metropolitan Building in NYC, we were going for a staunch juxtaposition of grime and beauty which really made our lovely brides pop. The crudeness and mismatched nature of the 3rd floor provided the perfect location to show off the timeless elegance of these beautiful Veluz Reyes dresses!   This shoot was every photographer’s dream! We had a beautiful venue, a talented cake artist, an incredible florist and to top it all off, Jen invited the beautiful Kristen Taekman from the Real House Wives of New York City to model for us! She also wanted […]

Heather and Will | Waterbury Country Club

We’ve had the pleasure to work with this family many times over the years and their weddings are always a blast – Heather and Will’s was no exception! We had some fun on the family farm, got our bridal party photos photobombed by Heather’s horse and ended the night with an awesome party. Couldn’t have asked for a better day! Congratulations, Heather and Will!

Jessica and Mike | Gershon Fox Ballroom

Jessica and Mike lived in apartments above each other for two whole years before a chance online meeting brought them together for their first date. All hesitation of the date going wrong and having to face one another every day went away when the pair realized that those rumors of an existence of “love at first sight” were more than true! After a few years together and buying a lovely home (featured in their engagement shoot back in June), the couple were engaged while sitting under the stars on their back porch. Jessica and Mike had a fairy-tale wedding at the Gershon Fox Ballroom in Hartford, CT back in September. Even a little rain couldn’t dampen the mood of this perfect day. We had the chance to tour around the Hartford City Hall building for some medieval-themed couples shots and to tie everything together, the pair even cut their cake with a rapier! How cool! Congratulations, Jessica and Mike!

Denise and Charles | The Aqua Turf

Denise and Chuck are the perfect example of a pair that are absolutely made for each other. From their weekly softball games, getting dirty participating in mud runs to relaxing on the couch and binge watching Netflix, these two do everything together and are always in search of an adventure. (Check out their awesome baseball themed engagement shoot) Being a very family-centered couple, Denise tells us that “our family is first, second, and third in our lives, and we enjoy every moment of it. Its a great feeling to know that as of 9/25/15 that our families just got a lot bigger!” Denise and Chuck were married in a lovely church ceremony followed by a rockin’ reception at The Aqua Turf in Plantsville, CT. It was a beautiful day with a wonderful couple we wont soon forget! Congratulations, Denise and Charles!

Michelle and Peter | Woodwinds

Peter proposed to Michelle on a cold winter’s day after she triumphantly crossed the finish line of the Savin Rock Half Marathon. She, exhausted and in shock, gathered up the energy and nodded her head yes. A little over a year later, they tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at WoodWinds in Branford, CT. The day was perfect, the little details were lovely and we had an amazing time with this fun-loving couple! Congratulations, Michelle and Peter!!

Jessica and Marcus | Popponessett Inn – Cape Cod

Jessica and Marcus were married in the lovely coastal town of Mashpee in southern Cape Cod Massachusetts. It was the perfect beach wedding which is no surprise because the bride is a wedding planner by trade! Jessica’s infectious laughter and enthusiasm for life really set the tone for the day and emanated through every one the couple’s friends and family. You can tell by the look in their eyes that Jessica and Marcus are deeply and truly in love and we were honored to be a part of their special day. The couple were engaged over some delicious NoRA cupcakes, so it makes sense that the Middletown, CT company catered the deserts at their wedding! Yum! Congratulations, Jessica and Marcus! Here’s to many years (and many cupcakes) together!

Elena and Bill | Mystic Boat Shed

Elena and Bill had a lovely, nautical wedding at the Mystic Boat Shed run by Coastal Gourmet Catering. This couple was super fun and the event went off without a hitch. While we love every shot from this wedding, our favorite part is definitely the bridal party photos where we got creative with some bouquet tossing, the boats in the harbor and this great group of ladies and gentlemen that came to celebrate the love of this awesome couple! Congrats Elena and Bill!

Renee and Gerson | Aqua Turf Club

This wedding WAS A BLAST! From the moment we walked in the door, these two welcomed us as part of their family. Renee’s beaming smile never left her face all day and, paired with her ruby lipstick, perfectly matched the vivid red and white colors of the wedding. These two are absolutely perfect for each other! They share the same values and aspirations, have a shared sense of humor, enjoy eachother’s company and are the perfect, well-oiled team. After over 7 years of being a pair, the two tied the knot at Aqua Turf Club in Plainsville, CT. The windmill on the grounds made the perfect background for bridal party and first look photos and the groomsmen got to have some fun with Luchador masks for the perfect wedding keepsake. We couldn’t be happier about how these photos turned out! Congratulations, Renee and Gerson! We’re so glad we got to be a part of your special day! On to the party!

Sheena and Jay | The Inn at Longshore

Sheena and Jay’s wedding was a unique one for us here at Annandale. Kiva and his family are good friends with the bride and groom and got to attend the wedding this time around! We started the day at Salon Blew in Milford, CT. Owner and stylist Marc is awesome and really fun to work with – He made all the girls look fantastic! Next, we headed over to The Inn at Longshore where the bride put on her beautiful dress from Kleinfelds in NYC and set off to take our first look and bridal party photos. The bride and groom gave us a lot of time to explore the grounds and get creative before the beautiful ceremony overlooking Long Island Sound later that night. What a great day with family and friends!   Kiva got a little help from his daughter Lily who was also attending the wedding! How sweet!    

Agnes and Kent | Fox Hill Inn

The story of how we met Agnes and Kent is actually pretty common in our business – entirely through word of mouth! We had photographed weddings for two of the bride’s friends, Nicole and Kristin, over the past 2 years (Kristen’s husband actually set Agnes and Kent up!) and when the two got engaged, they called us up right away. What an honor! We had the opportunity to work with this couple a lot over the past few weeks after bad weather caused their engagement session to be a two day event. Spending a lot of quality time with the bride and groom gives us a good idea of their personalities, their photographic tastes and helps make the wedding day run much smoother. With their last engagement session being only a week before their big day, we were definitely used to being in each other’s company! We started photographing in the hotel where Agnes was getting ready for her big day. The lighting in the room was very difficult to work with but with some creative LED setups, we were able to take some really beautiful, classic black and white shots. Agnes and Kent had their first look in the lobby of the hotel which, luckily enough, fit the […]