Denise and Chuck | Baseball Lifestyle Shoot

When Denise and Chuck contacted us about their engagement shoot, they wanted to show off their love with the thing they enjoy most – Baseball!

Megan and Marc | Anthony’s Ocean View

Megan and Marc were married in our home base city of New Haven, CT, having their ceremony in Dwight Hall At Yale and their reception at Anthony’s Ocean View Catering. It’s always fun to run around and shoot in all the historic locations around Yale University’s campus! Anthony’s waterfront location boasts some impressive ocean views complete with palm trees on site so it’s really hard to believe that we didn’t hop a plane mid-day and set out on a tropical adventure for the second half of their wedding day. These locations are only a few miles away! Congratulations Megan and Marc – here’s to many years of happily married bliss!

Kelly and Phillip | Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa will always be one of our favorite venues and the PERFECT location for that nautical-themed wedding. There’s plenty of photo opportunities on site with it’s close proximity to local beaches, access to Saybrook’s own personal dock and even a lighthouse which the bride (and bridesmaids) can use to get ready and glam up for the wedding. It was the perfect summer day and one these two wont forget for the rest of their lives. Kelly and Phillip met in September of 2012 at (you guessed it) the beach! These two teachers spend the majority of their summers off lounging in the sand and enjoying the sun of the gold coast, dreading that first week in September where flip flops and bathing suits are traded in for dress shoes and glitter-covered cardigans. All the little beach-themed details perfectly accented their love of the sea from the tables to the favors and even the cake had a slight touch of the seacoast! These two will have plenty of great stories to tell their students when asked how they spent their summer vacation! Congratulations, Kelly and Phillip! Here’s to a lifetime of summers lounging hand-in-hand in your beach […]

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!

Katelynn and Ryan | Sandy Hook Fire Department

Now here’s a shoot that both the future bride AND future groom will love. Who wouldn’t want a handsome fire fighter to sweep them off their feet? We had the honor of shooting Katelynn and Ryan’s engagement shoot at the Sandy Hook Fire Department last week! Ryan is a firefighter and he and his future wife were excited to take some shots all geared up at his second home. We even got to bring out the fire truck for some cool, reflective shots! After a hard day at the department, we got to relax with a little wine and some outdoor serenity at a woodsy, private club down the road. We are definitely excited about these shots and had a fantastic day with this amazing couple who are so very in love. We can’t wait to continue to work with these two (and Katelynn’s cousin, Lauren) many times within the next year leading up to their weddings! Take a look!

Collette and Kevin | Newagen Seaside Inn

We got the opportunity to travel up to Southport, Maine to photograph Collette and Kevin’s elegant seaside wedding at Newagen Seaside Inn on the most beautiful summer day. This couple met in the state so lovingly called “Vacation land” and they couldn’t think of a better place to tie the knot! We got a chance to really explore the grounds and take advantage of the woodsy atmosphere of The Pine Tree State for their bride and groom shots. For the reception, every little detail was elegantly designed from the lovely glass table settings to the cute little succulents used for the seating tags and favors. It was a great weekend and nice to get away from the city! Congrats, Collette and Kevin! On to the details:

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!    
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Gretchen and Jason | Great River Golf Club

“Gretchen, Everything I love is everything you are” were the beautiful words engraved on a strategically placed Christmas ornament on Jason’s parent’s tree when the couple returned home for the holidays. The reverse -“Will you marry me?”. Two years and 6 months later, the couple were finally wed! Gretchen and Jason met on a blind date set up by mutual friends and what started out as your average “set up” scenario slowly blossomed into a relationship straight out of a story book. Hey, sometimes your friends really do know what’s best! Not very often does a couple who are so different balance each other so perfectly and with two extremely different personalities (and wine tastes), Gretchen calls her best friend the “yin” to her “crazy”. One year prior to their wedding, we spent the day taking Gretchen and Jason’s engagement pictures at and around her parent’s house in Branford, CT. Gretchen and Jason LOVE wine (Gretch a white lover and Jason a red), so a winery/picnic themed photo-shoot was the perfect choice for the day. The couple even brought a pizza in which they cleverly decorated for their Save the Dates! On the day of the wedding, the weather couldn’t […]

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 […]

Michelle and Robert | Lighthouse Point Park

It seems like almost forever since Kiva headed out to the lake with Michelle, Robert and their dog Ranger for their engagement shoot and we couldn’t have been more excited to see this awesome couple again! Their ceremony and reception was held at the always incredible Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT and saying this venue is super cool is an understatement. It’s right on the water and the reception hall has it’s own functioning carousel you can ride! Both the bride and groom love the ocean and Robert is an avid fishermen so this was definitely the perfect location to tie the knot. Michelle and her bride’s maids got ready for the day on location in The Ranger Room where they pulled out the burlap and twine and made their own bridal bouquets for the day. They turned out great, fit the color theme perfectly and were very photogenic! To top it all off, Michelle’s brother got last minute military leave and made a surprise, tear-filled visit to see his sister on her special day. All in all, it was an awesome, fun night with a couple that are so very in love. Congratulations, Michelle and Robert!       […]