Saint Clements Castle in Portland, CT :: Venue Tour & Photo Op

Saint Clements Castle is a gorgeous wedding ceremony site overlooking the Connecticut River where every detail, bit of landscaping, and the building itself comes together to create a beautiful experience the moment you shut your car door. Their website's description is spot on - while touring the venue, I felt completely transported away to an European estate! And the staff was so sweet in setting up this tour last week (for myself and a couple of my photographer friends) in preparation for a wedding I'll be photographing there later this year. It was fun to hear about the history of the place as we were led through the rooms, gardens and ceremony site overlooking the river. Here are a few of the images from our tour!

And below are a couple of impromptu portraits of the lovely photographers I was hanging out with that day - Robyn (from Robyn Blasi Photography) and Jessica (from Brigham & Co.). Lillie (from Lillie Fortino Photography) was there as well but we didn't get a chance to photograph each other.