This momma and her two boys met me at Harrybrook Park for a fun session last week. The weather could not have been more perfect and these boys, just as perfect! Everything I asked them to do, they did! They even opened up and showed me their silly side. I find it so fitting that most families are like mine, one simple, plain and quiet child, no fuss and the other one,… well…. very different then their sibling. But I guess that’s what keeps moms like us on our toes! Here are some of my favorites from their session with me! 

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wedding date: August 5th, 2017

There are so many wonderful things I could say about this couple but I am going to keep this one short. They were friends and started dating in high school, they went to college and continued their relationship. They have grown together and learned to be stronger together. From the moment I met them and their families, I felt welcomed. Their traditional Jewish ceremony brought tears to all those who are close to them. It was a perfectly perfect ceremony followed up with perfectly perfect toasts, dances and a celebration with the moon high in the sky over the tent! There was one quote from one of the toasts that resonated with me and I think it fit them so well. It is an old African proverb that reads, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Cheers to the newlyweds, here’s to the next 1,000 years! 

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wedding date: August 4th, 2017

Dana & Jack tied the knot on a perfect summer day at the Pond House Cafe last week. Their wedding was filled with many personal touches and details that Dana planned on for over a year. Since Dana is a teacher, a lot of her hand-made items were put together during her summer break.

Dana prepared for her wedding day at the gorgeous Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford. The Goodwin has some incredibly cool and trendy furniture and spaces throughout the hotel. Dana’s bracelet was an heirloom and the earrings she wore have been worn at 3 other weddings in her family as well. She had 3 of her grandmothers broaches attached to her absolutely stunning bouquet to carry down the isle. Her bridesmaids dresses were in a pink/coral ombre that I think she pulled off nicely! Jack got ready for the wedding at their house. He was surrounded by his friends, his parents and their lovable rescue cat that Dana and Jack worry someone will steal her because of how perfect she is! 

They had their first look in one of the gardens at Elizabeth Park. Overall, the park was very quiet on Friday so there were not many other visitors that we had to avoid. Bridegroom portraits and family photos were all taken in the gardens at Elizabeth Park, a must see for anyone who has not been there before. 

The ceremony took place on the patio at the Pond House. The Pond House has a really cool approach for the bridal party to walk around before actually entering the ceremony area. A beautifully dramatic way to start a wedding. They wrote their own vows and Jack’s father married them (after becoming ordained on the internet)! The party rocked on throughout the rest of the night and concluded with a dramatic sparkler send-off!  I hope they are having a blast in Hawaii on their honeymoon! Cheers to the newlyweds! 

Hair & Make-up: Cahoots Salon, Michelle

Flowers: In Bloom Florals, by Powerstation Events

DJ: Powerstation Events, Todd A. 

Videographer: Gracenote Films, Todd

 

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I was in desperate need of help with our rescue pup Ruby last year. While I was at the vet for a check-up, I spoke about our concerns for our new dog. She handed me Donna’s card and said, “call her, she’s the best”. So I called, and booked our first appointment. As I was talking to a few of my friends before Donna’s first visit, I found out that my friends have used Donna for help to… and they said the same thing, “she’s the best!”. Donna’s first visit started us off on the right foot, or paw for that matter, and we have not looked back. Difficulties that we used to have with Ruby do not exist in the extent that they used to, and some have disappeared. Donna has helped our family and helped our dog Ruby. From the first day she walked in our front door, she just understood Ruby, almost like Ruby talked to her before she arrived. If you are in search for an amazing trainer, Donna from TLC dog trainer, is the woman for you!

It was a pleasure to meet up with Donna at my favorite farm, Angevine Farm, last weekend. I insisted that she take the time to get some photographs with just her and her dogs! She brought her 3 fur babies and played with them in the open field. She also brought some photographs of her and a few of her family dogs when she was younger that we recreated with her pups. I had a great time meeting Gretchen, aka: :”retch”, Wookie and Winston, aka: “Winnie”. Here are my favorites from their session! 

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