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La Bella Vista Wedding – Waterbury, CT |Megan & Adam

Megan and Adam have had a rare relationship. Their history together goes back to elementary school when they first met, and remained friends. Then that friendship changed to love…and now marriage!! There is truly something special about having such a long-lasting friendship as Megan and Adam’s! This means that their wedding day was a longtime coming!

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Not only do Megan and Adam have an adorable relationship, but they have an adorable fur-child, Marley, who actually made a special appearance during their “First Look”! I don’t know who is more excited, Marley or her mommy and daddy?AmandaRosePhotography_Megan_Adam_0013

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Can this custom cake topper, by You’ve Been Cupcaked, be any more amazing? I absolutely adore the idea of having their whole “family” represented on top of the cupcake tower!

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Because Megan and Adam decided to do a super romantic “First Look”, we had the opportunity to do photos before and after their ceremony!

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To all of the amazing vendors that I worked with, thank you for all of your talent and impressive work on their wedding day!

Venue & Catering: La Bella Vista

Cake & Cupcakes: You’ve Been Cupcaked

Flowers: Stop & Shop in Waterbury

DJ: DJ Melee

Makeup & Hair: Couture Salon

Thank you Megan & Adam. Wishing you a million years of happiness together!! xo

 

 

 

 

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Fantasia Wedding in North Haven, CT | Lisan and Michael

Usually I start out each wedding post talking about how gorgeous the wedding was, but this one I must go back a little bit more…

I love how Michael proposed! literally “the writing is on the wall”. When you walk into their dining room it is pretty obvious how he proposed. And I love the fact that they have left it there and kept it as a part of their home!

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Ok, now I will gush about their wedding! I’ve never seen such bold flowers before! A job well done, as usual, by The Flower Girl Florist. Talk about having your “something blue”…so pretty!! Also their adorable doggy had to join them each for a photo. He was obviously excited for his mommy and daddy to get married!

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Usually I only get to capture the bride getting ready, but I was lucky enough that Lisan and Michael scheduled it so that they would each take turns getting ready at the house so I could be there for both of them! It worked out perfectly and I’m so glad I got to hang with the boys for a bit too!

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The sun was shining and it was such a perfect day for their wedding! Lisan looked so beautiful in this light! 

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One of my favorite parts of their reception was all of the kids! They looked like they were having more fun than anyone! Dancing up a storm!!

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The other vendors:

Venue & Catering: Fantasia

Flowers: The Flower Girl Florist

Cake: Creative Cakes by Donna

Hair and Makeup: Beauty Entourage

DJ: After Hours DJ

Congratulations again Lisan & Michael!! Thank you for letting me be such a big part of your day! xo

Mallory & Jason – Daffodil Engagement Session – Litchfield, CT

I love daffodils, but when Mallory and Jason took me to this location for their engagement session, I was completely blown away by how stunning the hills full of daffodils were! I could not believe how many varieties there were and how many there were…it was almost like the ground was completely blanketed in them! So amazing! We hit it just at the right time, the light was perfect!

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What I absolutely love about Mallory & Jason is that they are complete naturals in front of the camera. They just were super cute, cuddly, and adorable the whole time and I just danced around them capturing their love for each other! I also loved Mallory’s dress! It had a vintage chic look to it, and her boots were equally amazing! If their wedding day is as good as their engagement session, then I have no doubt their big day will be Epic!

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I was so excited when they asked if they could bring their adorable little dog, Sherlock…SOOOO cute!!

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I’m so stoked about Mallory & Jason’s fall wedding! It is going to be a vintage fairytale!! Can’t wait! xo

Megan & Adam – Engagement Photography in Waterbury, CT

Megan and Adam have such a cute love story! They have actually been friends since elementary school!! I think it is the cutest thing that love snuck into their friendship and now they are best friends AND getting married! We figured the only fitting place for their engagement session would be at the elementary school where they first met!

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They actually both have a really great sense of humor. They had me cracking up the whole time!

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They are also proud parents to their adorable fur baby, Marley, who joined in on the session. She was a total camera hog…she knew how to work her best angles and always smiled pretty for the camera! LOL I think it’s pretty obvious that she has her owners wrapped around her pretty little paw! 😉

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I am super excited about their wedding and know that their love is going to last the test of time since they have already been through so much with each other!

Southford Falls Engagement Session -Southbury, CT | Jenna & Bill

I am so excited about Jenna and Bill’s engagement session! Not only were they great in front of the camera, but they brought their adorable “fur baby” Emma who was equally photogenic! Another reason I’m so in love with this session is because it was wintry, snowy, foggy, woodsy, and most of all it reminded me of a Twilight inspired engagement session!! I couldn’t get enough of the way the fog and moss and all of the huge trees surrounding us just made me feel like I was in one of the movies…and YES I will admit it, I’m a huge Twilight fan!!

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Did anyone else see a little bit of Twilight in there? I did and I loved it! Can’t wait until Jenna and Bill’s wedding next fall!! WOOHOO!!

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Rachel & John – Engagement Session in Wethersfield, CT

Rachel & John wanted their engagement session to be top-secret until after their wedding day…which lucky for you was my first one of the season! In spirit of their wedding two weekends ago, here are some of my favorites from their winter engagement session in Wethersfield, CT.

     

     

Even their dog Bodie joined in! I think the look he gave the camera was too funny! I’m sure he was saying “alright lady, enough with the pictures!”

     

Doesn’t Rachel have the most GORGEOUS eyes!! I love the color!

     

     

Be sure to stay tuned for Rachel & John’s wedding!!

Brayden – Baby Photography in Norwalk, CT

Little baby Brayden was such a handsome dude! He was only a week and a half old for our session…and it’s amazing how quickly I forget how tiny newborn babies can be! Tiny toes, tiny fingers, and tiny lips…I loved them all!

     

Even Brayden’s fur sister, Colbie, got in on the action!

     

Layla – Baby Photography in Wallingford, CT

Baby Layla is so beautiful! She is such a happy baby, with such a huge smile and gorgeous blue eyes! We lucked out and had the most amazing fall day so we had to take advantage of the perfect weather!!

          

Even Layla’s big ‘fur’ brother Kobey joined us. I also absolutely love this photo of the whole family…we were going for a cute kiss on the cheek but Layla wasn’t having it. Her expression is priceless!!!

          

          

Leaves are sooo yummy! 4 out of 5 babies would agree!

Elissa & Bob – Wedding Photography in Rehoboth, MA

The day that Elissa & Bob got married was one of the prettiest days I’ve seen all year! Everything was perfect: the sunlight, the guests, the venue, the band…fun was had by everyone and their wedding was gorgeous! They got married at the beautiful Five Bridge Inn in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Not only was the day perfect, but Elissa was a perfectly stunning bride!

          

          

          

Elissa and Bob’s dog, Brooklyn, is such a well-behaved girl! Not only did she get to have a special part in their ceremony, but she got to stay for the whole party!! She was so cute when she saw her mommy all dressed up 🙂

          

          

          

          

          

I caught these two lovebirds sneaking a kiss mid-reception…soooo cute!

Some of their other great vendors:

Caterer: Ralph’s Caterer

Florist: Amy from Bloomers

Band: Lisa Love Experience

Makeup and Hair: Kayla Ewens

Cake: Awesome Sweets

Ceremony Musicians: Ronald Procopia and Sandra Martineau

Thanks again for including me in your wonderful wedding day! Congrats Elissa and Bob!

Brigitte & Jeremy – Engagement photography in South Glastonbury, CT

I am so excited for Brigitte and Jeremy’s wedding…the bad news is I have to wait a whole year!! They decided to do their engagement session on the exact day they are getting married next year! I warned her that it will go by faster than she thinks. I’m sure all brides will agree!

We meet up at their boat at their boat at the Hartford Yacht Club in South Glastonbury. It was the most gorgeous evening and we had beautiful warm sunshine all around us. The water was still like glass and their was a perfect light breeze in the air! AHHH makes me miss summer! They decided to bring their handsome dog Moose along for the session so they could get a few “family” shots! He was such a ham for the camera!

               

          

          

                    

I loved this session with Brigitte, Jeremy, and Moose! They were all so much fun! Can’t wait for your wedding in 2012!!