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 […]

Jennifer and Dan | Engagement

We had a great time exploring New England’s iconic Martha’s Vineyard with Jennifer and Dan for their Lifestyle Shoot last month! Soaking up the last warm days of the year, we found a lot of beautiful spots that show off the lovely fall colors and got one last shoot in on the beach before the winter snows fall. These two are such a great couple!

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!

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 […]

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 […]