Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hartford City Hall: Wedding Portraits

Since Carla Ten Eyck just posted Marissa and Michael's gorgeous Society Room wedding on her blog (click on her name and go have a look see!), I thought it might be time to post two of my favorite wedding photos from this year. I third shot this wedding with Carla and Mike. There are more images to come! But I just wanted to share these first:

Congrats Marissa and Michael!!!!



Friday, November 20, 2009

Family Portraits in West Hartford: The Caffyn Family

I love when two parents are so in love with their baby. I love when they are so in love with each other too. I love these photos...

When I opened this photo I couldn't believe how perfect all of their expressions were - it actually brought tears to my eyes. I know it's a little formal, but I am in love with it.

A moment in the life...

Baby Rachel is like, "I know, I'm loved from the bottom of their hearts."

She is so sweet...

The end...

Lisa and Sean, thanks so much for the opportunity to photograph you guys. It was awesome to witness the beautiful little connection in your family... :)



Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Marchese Family

Sisters are different. They heard the sobbing in the darkness.
They lived through all your triumphs, all your favorites,
all your loves and losses. They have no delusions.
They lived with you too long.
And so, when you achieve some victory, friends are delighted -
but sisters hold your hands in silence and shine with happiness.
For they know the cost. - Pam Brown

I love these sisters. I have too many favorites from this shoot I had so much trouble choosing which ones to blog.

This one makes my heart skip a beat. I can just see it huge on a wall, and I love it!

And this one, distracted me so much yesterday. I know it's a little abstract and strange to post a blurry photo, but it has been so inspiring to me - there is a whole blog post lined up just about what this photo made me think and feel.

To the Marchese family - you guys were so fun to work with!! You have two fantastic, sweet, and beautiful little girls with a very special relationship. Thank you so much for having me over! I hope you like your photos! There are many more to come! :)



Sunday, November 15, 2009


After an exhilarating day off yesterday where my boys and I participated in a karate tournament (we did awesome taking home 6 trophies between the 3 of us!!!) I am back to editing today! I have lots of family shoots coming up and will be blogging a bit from each one of them. Here is a little peek of what's next on the docket:

Hope you are having an absolutely awesome weekend! :)



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Parents

These two people are, hands down, the two most influential people in my life. Each has had their own special way of affecting and influencing my life.

My father, one of the hardest working men I know, never slows down. He worked his way up the ladder in corporate America, faced adversity and economic downturn multiple times, but never gave up. His work ethic, business skills, diplomacy, and customer service skills have been a major influence on who I am today. My father has supported us, coached us, and fought for us. He also paid for each one of his kids to go to college, not because he was rich but because he worked really hard and fulfilled a goal he had set for himself - how awesome is that!? In addition to his business acumen and unending support he has shown me, just this year, how to survive. Faced with multiple, serious, and scary medical issues, he has not let anything - any frustration, any set back, any physical change - beat him. He keeps on keeping on, puts on a really brave face, and continues to fight the good fight. I respect and honor the courage he has shown this year more than he will EVER know.

My mom. One of the most loving, compassionate, thoughtful, kind and giving people I know. To my kids, I am not even a quarter of what she is and was to my brothers, sister, and me. And my kids would probably say that too. She was meant to be a mom, and a grammie. She is such a natural caregiver, excelling in taking care of others - and always before herself. She's not just nice, she's wicked funny too. She's the first to drop anything and everything if you need something. Most of all though, she is the world's best listener. We always told her everything - EVERYTHING. I mean EvErYthing! You know why we told her? Because she listened, she wanted to know, and she was very slow to judge us for what we said to her. That is and was my favorite thing about her.

My parents. I would never be who I am today without them. And I am so happy I have them in my life and my children's lives too. (p.s. - they've been married for 37 (or 38?) years too!)

I love you mom and dad!!!



Renee: Happy 1st Birthday!

I can't believe how fast time flies! Sweet little Renee is now one! I visited with her and her family a couple weeks ago, here are just a few of my favorite photos from the day.

Love those little one year old teeth, but man is it a drag ( for both babies and tired parents of those babies!) when they are coming in!

Now this is one Grampy who literally oozes with love for his granddaughter, however, I heard he needs to get better at the "holding while crying" routine... :) He is too cute, I couldn't resist posting this one too:

Have a beautiful, wonderful, and super happy year Renee!!!! :)



Monday, November 2, 2009

Fitzwilliam: Portrait of a Child

I can tell just from being with him for two hours that he is insightful, intelligent, thoughtful, kind. And he is no doubt super cute and fun, too! His parents are extremely lucky as they have themselves a wonderful little boy who is going to turn into an amazing young man.

Here are a couple of my favorites. Meet Fitzwilliam:

Cindy, thank you so much for having me over! I had a great time with you and Fitz, he really is an outstanding little boy! And to anyone reading this, please say a little prayer of safe keeping for Rob, Fitzwilliam's daddy, who is currently stationed in Afghanistan and unable to be present for this photo shoot! We are thinking of you Rob!!