Monthly Archives: December 2016

Hello wonderful blog readers!

I recently photographed Kate & Jake for their engagement session at the Farmington Canal.  They wanted a simple session on the bike path – not too many props or crazy poses. Just the greenery in the background, so that’s exactly what we did!  They planned their wardrobe choice based on the location for the session and it worked out perfectly.  Kate chose a simple (but super cute) white textured dress, and her handsome fiance sported a purple button down paired with jeans.

bike path engagement photos

I had never been to the location before but immediately fell in love with its simplicity the minute I set foot on it.  I always make it known to my clients when we are walking through “woodsy areas” that I have a small (okay large) fear of snakes.  They both in unison assured me that there were no snakes where we were shooting.  Then, immediately after that Kate said “except for that one over there!”  Thankfully, he stayed in his area and let me work, then I decided to get just close enough to take a photo of the visitor since he was now a part of their story.  Everyone…  meet Fred 😉

After our run in with Fred, while we were walking along the path, I asked them to tell me the story of how Jake proposed…  Kate said.. “We were discussing what kinds of rings I liked since I had never told him before, So I googled some images and showed him some examples. I was unaware that he had purchased a ring a few weeks back and it was hidden in the closet in the other room. After we were talking about rings, he got really quiet and I asked what was wrong. He said that he was nervous that I was expecting the proposal to be a certain way and he wouldn’t meet expectations. I told him that he couldn’t possibly disappoint me with it. I went along to texting or something on my phone and he went into the other room. When I turned around, he was on his knee and said ”so you wouldn’t mind it if I did it this way?” I screamed ”are you kidding me!?” and then he proposed!” Isn’t that the sweetest?

This soon-to-be wedded couple will be getting married on July 23, 2017 at the Riverview in Simsbury, CT.   They are most excited about it every aspect of the wedding, especially the food and music.   We had so much fun at their engagement session, and I just know it’s going to be a gorgeous wedding!  For now… enjoy some more of my favorites from their session!

 

 

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Hi All… Welcome Back!!

You might remember a blog post a little while ago of a super fun couple at Gillettes Castle State Park.. If not, check it out here: http://www.j-marie-photography.net/1947-2/

Well, they are now husband and wife and I am so happy to share their wedding with you!

I LOVE photographing weddings. There’s so much love in the air and the bride and groom spent so much time carefully planning all the details. It was not any different for Liz and Shawn’s wedding, either!  The wedding and reception were held at Wrights Mill Farm, and was catered by the venue as well.  They danced their first dance to “Come away with me” by Nora Jones, which was played by Pat and Mark from Upbeat DJ.   Their wedding was even more perfect with the addition of beautiful flowers from Blue Butterfly Floral, a delicious cake made by the staff at Wrights Mill Farm, and of course that gorgeous dress that Liz found at Melissa Ashley!

When I asked Liz what her favorite part of the wedding was, she said: EVERYTHING!  She especially remembers looking out from the alter to see her family and friends crying.  You could tell they were really loving every minute of their special day surrounded by those who love them.

Okay, enough talk. Let’s move on to photos!

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