As a wedding photographer, I get to connect with people and witness some truly beautiful moments, between families and partners and friends and even vendors. It's one of the reasons that I love what I do. Some of those moments might not seem grand in the retelling of them but they still make an impact on me, probably because those moments really represent love in such a genuine way.
When I started photographing on Saturday with Rebecca, there were definitely some nerves. The forecast had been bad leading up to the day, and skies were grey but it was holding. With clouds but no rain, we proceeded as planned with Rebecca and Justin's first look outside at a nearby park. We set it up, the big reveal, and, as Justin turned to see Rebecca, you could feel any anxiety there was just wash away. The love and joy that these two share could be felt immediately. It was in their expressions and the way they embraced. Something about that moment announced that they are partners, they are there for each other, they make one another better, they make everything better. Throughout the rest of the day, being around Rebecca and Justin, I couldn't help but smile and join in their joy. They make it easy. All of that love, it's contagious! I'm still grinning as I look at the photo below of Rebecca adjusting Justin's bow tie, the one that she was so excited to surprise him with that day!
Wedding Ceremony at the United Congregational Church of Tolland in Tolland, CT
Wedding Reception at The Glastonbury Boathouse in Glastonbury, CT
First Look in Tolland, CT
Floral Arrangements by Wildflowers of Tolland
Catering by David Alan Catering
Wedding Cake by Cake by Lilly
Hair and Makeup by Headliners Salon and Spa
Wedding Gown by Maggie Sottero from Madeline's Daughter in Portsmouth, NH
Groom's Attire by Vera Wang from Joseph A Banks
Bridesmaid Dresses by Alfred Angelo
Wedding Favors: Cookies from Maddies Cookies