Stacey and Erik | Engagement

We had a lot of fun playing around in Hubbard Park with Stacey and Erik for their engagement shoot. Hiking, castles, basketball, motorcycles, what more would you want in a day out?

Lauren and Mike | Engagement

We had a great time hitting the trails near Wesleyan University with Lauren and Mike for their engagement shoot!

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!

Melinda and Charles | Saint Clements Castle – Port Hampton Marina Club

Melinda and Charles are such a fun couple and we had so much fun getting to know their friends and family! As we’ve said in the past, we love working at Saint Clements Castle but this was our first time shooting at their new venue on site, The Port-Hampton Marina Club. This location photographs really well, has some great lighting inside and out and with it’s close proximity to the Connecticut River, those iconic CT waterfront photos are only a few paces away. Congratulations Melinda and Chuck, here’s to many years of happily married bliss! Look at those beautiful bouquets – Melinda designed and put them together herself!

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!

Rachel and Mike | St Clements Castle

Rachel and Mike were married at one of our favorite venues in the whole state, Saint Clements Castle in Portland, CT! For this wedding, Kiva and crew not only photographed the event, but did some filming to create a Fusion Video. For those of you who don’t know what that is, a Fusion Video is a short movie of the day that combines photographs from the event, interviews with the couple/friends and video snippets from the wedding day all set to music of the bride or groom’s choice. This is an inexpensive and creative way to save your memories without spending a fortune on a videographer and rids the clutter of too many cameras at the event! Check out our YouTube Channel to see some of the videos we’ve done in the past. Stay tuned, Rachel and Mike’s video will be up in the next month or so. We started the day with Mike at his brother’s Barber Shop – can you think of a better location to relax with your groomsmen before the biggest day of your life? Shortly after, we headed to the hotel where Rachel was getting ready and when we finally saw her, we were all […]