Real Weddings

Most of the time, I come into writing my posts with thoughts on how I can do the day justice, with some words and my photos. And while photos can say 1000 words, and my words, well…. The way I ramble on can be a few thousand words… I’m truly unsure I can do this wedding justice. It was, pretty much, perfect. There was a delay in the day when a transportation shuttle didn’t do any transporting but I guess there needed to be a slow down somewhere in the...

Every time we post a blog of Lord Thompson Manor, we fall in love all over again.  This truly is a magical place.  Jackie & Andrew (the owners) and Ted (your on-site personal attendant) are some of the most spectacular people we’ve ever met.   When Kat & Brian, who found LTM on our blog, reach out to say they had booked the Manor, we were ecstatic.  We knew it would be an epic collaboration.  Together, Kat & Brian are perfect for one another because he’s caring and easy going and she...

Brendan + Ryan were married this fall at Lord Thompson Manor, one of my very favorite places in Connecticut to work, of so many reasons. The way they treat everyone just makes me never feel like I am ‘working’ it feels more like a family all pulling together for our friends. Brendan + Ryan are also two of the most open and loving people, with such style and attention to detail it made my heart and eyes sing so loud! No detail was left out- and between these two lovelies...

This summer has been a whirlwind of beautiful weddings and I’ve had such a great time being there to capture it all.  I’ve met so many wonderful families and been there to witness truly intimate and special moments.  I can’t wait to share some of them with you.  I first met Lauren and Brian in Boston for their fall engagement session.  We had a great time strolling around the city and did a TON of walking.  Only at the end of the evening did Brian mention that he’d run a marathon...

Just a few days after the birth of my 2nd son, Cole, I packed up my gear and headed out in the morning, so excited for Taylor and Darren’s wedding at the Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, CT.  As is often the case in mid-September, the weather was perfect and I was very eager to explore the property and capture this beautiful day.  Taylor was glowing from the outset and her friends and family were so sweet and supportive.  I started out with the girls at the Inn and Salon...

Romance never goes out of style. As people’s tastes change, and fad’s come and go, at the end of the day we remember the feelings we had during the milestone events in our lives, as well as the little things we do for one another so that they know just how important they are to us. From the moment we first met with Jessica’s mom who filled us in on the whole back-story of her daughter and Nils, we knew that they are hopeless romantics. This was confirmed by their beautiful...

When they were both undergrads together at Duke University, Melissa had thought she knew Russell. He was a frat guy, she thought, not serious. Then, two months before she graduated, Russell offered to walk her home from the bar where they had both happened to be. On that walk home, they talked. They talked about a number of things but when Russell told Melissa about his favorite violin concerto, he spoke about it so eloquently that Melissa felt as though she was finally seeing Russell for the very first time....

The classic, ideal Western wedding is sort of a palindrome: you start the day slowly building to the heights of finery, hoping to look better than you ever have in your life, culminating in the stunning formality of a wedding ceremony … and then you let it all go in wild revelry, a mash of joy and sweat and hairpins. It’s how we squeeze every last bit of happiness and camaraderie out of a single day, and Jackie and Corey’s wedding was an incredible expression of the form. Beauty? Well,...

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