Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Engagement Session, CT Style

When Steve and Roslyn told me they wanted to have their engagement session done at the same location that they are getting married at in September, I was ecstatic! You see, they are getting married in Madison, CT, a venue that is just over two hours away from me (or just under, depending on traffic and driving speed). So I wasn't sure I was going to get a chance to see it in person before photographing their wedding. Let me tell you - it is GORGEOUS!

They are getting married on the beach at the Surf Club in Madison and I am so excited to be joining them!

There are so many great places to take photos there, so we just walked around finding new places to go - it was fun!

Here are a couple of my favorites:

I thought these canoes were really cool and I LOVE the colors...

This one really struck me as an instant favorite. I just love everything about it!

I took over 150 images of them all total, so if you have time to spare and would like look through the rest of them, you can view them here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Karine and Henry Tie the Knot!

It was a rainy, chilly New England morning when I left my house to meet Karine and Henry at the church they were to be married. I arrived early, earlier than just about everyone, so I took the time to walk around the outside of the church and get some images out there. At that point it was still misting out and very chilly - I was fearful that we would not be able to get many formals outside after the wedding. The gray clouds in the background pretty much sum it up:

The guests soon began to arrive and fill up the church. Henry was there looking great, waiting patienly for Karine to arrive. While the guests filtered in to their seats, the church was filled with the wonderful sounds of a string quartet. They were just amazing.
About 5 minutes before the ceremony was to begin, Karine pulls up in this, a gorgeous Rolls Royce:
The ceremony was beautiful and really expressed the love between Karine and Henry.

After the ceremony was over, we stopped to take a few formals outside of the church. The weather had improved only slightly - now it was just overcast and cold. Since the reception was a few miles away, at the Daniel Webster Inn, Karine and Henty decided we should try to see what the weather was like there, so in the Rolls they climbed and off we went! But not before the ceremonious first toast...with a wonderfully chilled bottle of Veuve Clicquot (my favorite - it's French!).
How cute are they?!

When we got to the reception - wouldn't you know it? The sky went totally blue and the bright sun shone everywhere. It actually got very hot while we were doing the formals. I was so excited for them. While there I got these two images - two of my favorites:

It was a really short day for me and I wasn't scheduled to take any photos during the reception, but I couldn't help but sneak a peek. The Daniel Webster Inn is really quaint and pretty inside. It is a really nice place to have a wedding. While inside, I grabbed this image of the cake:

I'm only going to post one more image, since this post has found itself quite lengthy already. I just wanted to take a moment to thank Karine and Henry for choosing me to share their day with. You are two wonderful people and I wish you all the best.

Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?