Monday, October 24, 2011

The Battle of the Kisses...

Megan and Chris showed us how to get it done on their Wedding Day :)

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Natalie...

What a lovely little moment from her Wedding Day...

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

When She Finds Her Dress...

Her Wedding becomes real. And it is in that beautiful moment when tears of joy creep up to the surface, and drip down happy cheeks :)

I am privileged to be the one who photographs the wonderful White Carpet Appointments at The White Dress By The Shore in Clinton, CT. I get to witness these moments often, and, honestly, I would be lying if I didn't profess to shedding a tear or two myself when they happen.

Yes, I am such a girl. And, yes, I have dreamt about my own wedding for my entire life. So, when I get to see a beautiful bride have this amazing little moment, I get to feel it, too...and I am so incredibly happy for her. And I feel special that I just got to be a part of witnessing and capturing the moment when she finds the magical dress that she will wear when she goes from Miss to Missus.

Be still my heart :)

Contact the lovely ladies at the White Dress By The Shore to book your own magical White Carpet Appointment. Your lovely 3 hour appointment ensures that you are the only bride in the store... annnnnd you get pampered with champagne and tasty treats as you get showered with all the bridal dress knowledge and expertise of 2 White Dress experts during your appointment. And if that wasn't enough goodness, then they just go and top off the experience with me to capture the entire thing.

It's all such a lovely thing to do in the name of love. Contact The White Dress to book your appointment today:

http://www.thewhitedressbytheshore.com/
info@thewhitedressbytheshore.com
860.669.4596

I can't wait to see you there :)

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"Forward, the Light Brigade!"

Alas, but victory was theirs today on the football field. And I titled it, this post and dedication, the quote by Alfred, Lord Tennyson because it triggers the instant thought of The Blind Side and the story of Michael Ohr. Which is about a boy who came from the hard side of town. A boy who, with support and dedication, learned what it means to be a winner...in football, and in life. His was a story of glory. And victory. And learning, and love, and losing and winning.

And ultimately one ending in a mighty slash in the "W" column. And today, the Falcons, a team of little footballers, came out on the other side of battle with a "W". Part of why I enjoyed photographing this so much is because it reminded me of what it was like to learn how to play a sport when I was kid. And what it meant to be on a team. What it meant to want to be better and get to the next level.

These are life lessons that I learned on the softball field. Lessons that have armed me for the daily battle of winning at this life. Sports and music and art make the world go round. These activities create an invaluable resource for learning, owning responsibility, drive, dedication, and grit as kids learn how to realize their potential and become everything they want to be.

Let's keep instilling this thought into our children. Let's raise the bar beyond societal expectation and actually push for them to make their dreams come true. The only thing stopping us from achieving our potential is ourselves. So, let's cheer on the champions that we all can be :)

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Jill & Rob Got Married :)

And it was beautiful. Their love is beautiful. And they danced. And they kissed. And they gave me hope that I will find a love like theirs one day :)

I would like to thank my awesome assistant shooters for doing such an amazing job. Thank you, Ania Simpson and Melissa Wilson, for completely rocking out with your cameras. Ania has been my shooting with me all season, and Melissa has recently joined on the team as well. So happy to be working with them both :)

Witness the beauty...

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Jill & Rob are Getting Married Today!

And once upon a day awhile back, we had a little Love Shoot in Stonington Borough. It was beautiful....and it went a little something like this - check out the spreads of their Engagement Session Sign-In Book:

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