A Joyous Moment: Blog https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog en-us (C) A Joyous Moment 2018. All rights reserved contactus@joyousmoment.com (A Joyous Moment) Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:00:00 GMT Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:00:00 GMT https://www.joyousmoment.com/img/s/v-5/u321764291-o1034918828-50.jpg A Joyous Moment: Blog https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog 120 85 Anna and Jeff's Wedding| Saint Clements Castle, Portland, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2018/7/anna-and-jeffs-wedding-saint-clements-castle-portland-ct We met Anna and Jeff last year, and loved beginning to know them both, and learning about their love story. They are both close to their families, and I enjoyed hearing how Jeff travelled across the sea to Poland with Anna to visit her family, and seized the opportunity to ask her to be his wife with family and friends surrounding them. We had an opportunity to photograph their engagement photos down by the water, and were happy to be able to incorporate the water again for them during their wedding photos. We started our day with them both getting ready. Anna got ready in her parent's home, with a room filled with relics of both a little girl and a grown woman, and Jeff received a special set of cufflinks from his soon to be bride as a wedding present. Their ceremony took place in the church that Anna's parents attend, making their ceremony all that much more special. We were able to capture beautiful photos of their family and friends before heading to the site of their reception, Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut. Their reception was a true celebration to this next chapter in their lives, where they danced the night away with their family and friends who had travelled from near and far, dancing to songs sung by their live band who made the night even more memorable with each passing song. We loved being a part of your day and hope you love your images!

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Michelle and Joe's Wedding| The Fox Hill Inn, Brookfield, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2018/6/michelle-and-joes-wedding-the-fox-hill-inn-brookfield-ct I began to get to know Michelle and Joe last summer when we visited a local winery for their engagement session. They are a sweet couple whose personalities really compliment one another, and we were really looking forward to a beautiful Spring wedding with them at their ceremony and reception site, The Fox Hill Inn in Brookfield, Connecticut. Two days prior to their wedding day, the town their wedding was in, Brookfield, CT was hit by a tornado, much to the surprise of the bride and groom, as well as to us as we arrived at the venue on that beautiful Friday afternoon.

They were definitely blessed with the weather which is the calm after the storm, an absolutely beautiful Spring day with perfect skies and temperatures. Michelle and her bridesmaids got ready in the bridal suite, where Julie, her maid of honor added some personal touches to Michelle's bouquet, and we were able to get some photos of their robes and slippers, along with their beautiful gowns. 

We were able to capture some beautiful photos of Joe opening a special gift from Michelle, as well as some photos with his groomsmen before their ceremony. After their garden ceremony surrounded by their family and friends, we were able to capture beautiful images with their wedding party, before heading into their reception where they danced the night away before ending the night with a glow stick send-off surrounded by their family and friends.

Congratulations Michelle and Joe, we hope you love your sneak peek!  

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Kristen and Tom's wedding| The Waterview, Monroe, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2018/3/kristen-and-toms-wedding-the-waterview-monroe-ct Kristen and Tom got married on a snowy December eve at the Waterview in Monroe, CT. We had an opportunity to get to know them during their engagement session, and enjoyed being able to learn more about their love story. They have a natural, fun loving relationship, always demonstrating how much they care for one another, in a nurturing way that is rare to see. Kristen and Tom selected blues and whites for their colors, and they could not have selected more appropriate colors for the day, with the beautiful snow that fell throughout the day. Despite the snow, all their family and friends surrounded them as they exchanged their personalized vows in a beautifully intimate wedding ceremony. We enjoyed being a part of your wedding and hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

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LeeAnn and Melvin's Wedding|South Windsor, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2018/1/leeann-and-melvins-wedding-south-windsor-ct LeeAnn and Melvin began as many love stories do, with friendship. They were friends in high school, and despite going separate ways after graduation maintained friendships in common throughout the years, which eventually brought them back together, and brought love into their friendship. We began our day with Melvin as he prepared for the wedding surrounded by family and friends, before heading over to see LeeAnn at her mom's home. Both LeeAnn and Melvin had lots of beautiful details for us to capture, from gifts for their wedding party, to a photo of LeeAnn's grandmother attached to her bouquet in remembrance of her. LeeAnn also incorporated a photo of her grandmother on her own wedding day, a detail which demonstrated their close bond even further. They selected to hold their ceremony at Memorial Chapel, located in the heart of Wesleyan University's campus in Middletown, CT. We were able to get some photos of them on campus before heading to their reception site, Maneeley's in South Windsor, where they held a beautiful rustic reception surrounded by their family and friends where they all had a wonderful time dancing the night away. We hope you love your sneak peek!

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Angela and Paul's wedding| The Riverview, Weatogue, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/12/angela-and-pauls-wedding-the-riverview-weatogue-ct Angela and Paul are a sweet couple who have an interesting love story. They dated in high school, even having gone to prom together, before parting ways and heading off to college. They reunited after coming back home, and became an inseparable duo. On their wedding day we started their coverage off with Paul and his groomsmen before heading over to see the girls and capturing all their details and heading to the church for their ceremony. After their ceremony we headed over to the flower bridge for photos before heading to their reception site, the Riverview, where they had a fun entrance and danced the night away with their family and friends. We hope you love your sneak peek!

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Kaela and Ramsey's Wedding| Rocky Hill, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/11/kaela-and-ramseys-wedding-rocky-hill-ct Kaela and Ramsey had a Disney themed wedding on a perfect Autumn day in October, surrounded by their family and friends. We started coverage with them with Kaela as she was getting ready for her big day with her family. We then headed to the ceremony site, a special spot for the bride while growing up. After the ceremony we headed to the site of their reception where they were introduced as husband and wife, and had their first dance surrounded by their loved ones. We enjoyed capturing your special day, and hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

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Jessica and Nick's engagement session| Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/11/jessica-and-nicks-engagement-session-elizabeth-park-west-hartford-ct Jessica and Nick are a sweet couple that I am enjoying getting to know. Each and every couple we work with has a unique love story, and throughout their engagement session, we look to learn more about them as a couple, in order to have the images we take, reflect who they are as individuals and as a couple. These two started their love story back in high school, and are visibly just in love now as when their love first bloomed. They selected Elizabeth Park in West Hartford, Connecticut, a location that is beautiful to visit in any season of the year with its beautiful architecture and vegetation. I had a wonderful time capturing their engagement session, and look forward to continuing to document it next year when they tie the knot! Enjoy your photos!

 

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Erica and Mike's Wedding| Colonial Tavern, Oxford, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/11/erica-and-mikes-wedding-colonial-tavern-oxford-ct Erica and Mike had a beautiful wedding on an Autumn day at the peak of color at the Colonial Tavern in Oxford, Connecticut. We started our day with Mike at Southford Falls in Southford, Connecticut capturing photos of he and his family and groomsmen before heading over to the Colonial Tavern in Oxford where we captured all of Erica's details for the day, from her dress, to her invite, and two pairs of shoes for her special day. Erica also had an extra special necklace to wear for her wedding day which her grandmother gifted her and also helped her put on on her wedding day. The couple didn't want a first look, but wanted a moment to hold hands pre-ceremony, heightening their excitement to see one another. After their garden ceremony out in front of the gazebo, we were able to capture more images with their wedding party, as well as with just the two of them before heading in for introductions and their first dance. We had a wonderful time capturing your special day and hope you enjoy your photos!

 

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Franni and Andy's Engagement Session| Kent Falls, Kent, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/11/franni-and-andys-engagement-session-kent-falls-kent-ct Every once and a while we have an opportunity to head up to Kent Falls in Kent, Connecticut for an engagement session. Franni and Andy selected this location for their session because it was a place they both enjoyed visiting, and that they thought would be perfect for their session. Being parents ourselves, we enjoy it when we are given an opportunity to incorporate children in our sessions, as was the case with this beautiful Autumn engagement session. We had Franni and Andy's young son involved in the session from start to finish, and were able to capture their exploration of the falls as a family through the lenses of our cameras. We had a fun and memorable hike with this lovely family and look forward to capturing their big day!

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Yesenia and Pat's Wedding| Litchfield Inn, Litchfield, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/11/yesenia-and-pats-wedding-litchfield-inn-litchfield-ct Yesenia and Pat decided to tie the knot on a beautiful Fall day at the Litchfield Inn in Litchfield, Connecticut. Our coverage began at their home, where we were able to get photos of Pat with his family, including their beloved cat. We then headed to the Litchfield Inn where we photographed Yesenia and her bridesmaids, as well as all her details down to shoes and flowers. We then headed out under the tent for their garden ceremony, where Pat and Yesenia were able to see one another for the first time all day as Yesenia was walked down the aisle. After their exchange of vows, we headed up front where we were able to get beautiful photos of them with their bridal party before heading in to the venue for their reception. We enjoyed capturing them dancing the night away, and enjoying the evening with their loved ones. We hope you enjoy your photos!

 

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Julie and John's Wedding| Saint Clements Castle, Portland, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/11/julie-and-johns-wedding-saint-clements-castle-portland-ct Julie and John got married on a spectacular day in September. The weather was absolutely perfect, with a light breeze and sunshine, a reminder of the beauty awaiting this couple as they prepared to exchange their nuptials before their family and friends. We started out our day with them as they finalized their getting ready, with Julie getting ready in the bridal suite at Saint Clements with all her bridesmaids and mom present, while John had some time with his groomsmen, where we were able to get some photos of them all, including photos of their matching watches and personalized socks. Julie and John's ceremony in front of the Connecticut River was picturesque down to the very last detail. After entrances, they had a beautiful first dance surrounded by their family and friends, before dancing the night away. We enjoyed being able to capture your special day, and hope you love your images. 

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Megan and Frank's wedding| Country House Restaurant, East Haven, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/11/megan-and-franks-wedding-country-house-restaurant-east-haven-ct Megan and Frank had a summery September wedding in East Haven, Connecticut. We started out the day with them getting ready at a hotel and were able to get some beautiful photos of them both at they prepared for their big day. We then got to capture their first look, and got some beautiful photos of them and their wedding party before heading over to the ceremony site, where we witnessed and photographed their nuptials with their friends and family all around. After their ceremony, they had a beautiful reception surrounded by family and friends. We enjoyed being a part of your day and hope you love your photos!

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Jordan and Matt's engagement session| Walnut Beach, Milford, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/10/jordan-and-matts-engagement-session-walnut-beach-milford-ct Jordan and Matt love the beach, and decided to have their engagement session at Walnut Beach in Milford, Connecticut. The day we had their session was a perfect evening for an engagement session at the beach with a nice, light breeze off of the water with low humidity. As with each of our sessions, we enjoy being able to get to know each of our couples in a low key environment where we are able to walk and talk with them, allowing them to get to know a bit about us, as we get to know a bit about them. Jordan and Matt are a sweet couple, who were good subjects with lots of creative accents and ideas for their session which we enjoyed being able to incorporate into their photos. We got a good variety of photos of them, and are excited to share them. We hope you love your photos!

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Ashley and Rich's Wedding|Amarante's Sea Cliff, New Haven, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/10/ashley-and-richs-wedding-amarante-s-sea-cliff-new-haven-ct We started our coverage with Ashley and Rich on a rainy September morning at the hotel where they were both getting ready. They had their puppy Scout there, and he was an important part of their day, as he was the ring bearer. They also had a special flower girl, their newborn niece. We got to capture some wonderful photos of them both with their wedding party before heading over to their wedding site, Amarante's Sea Cliff in New Haven. We weren't sure if these two would be able to have an outdoor ceremony due to the rain, but as we drove to the venue, began to see the skies clear completely, with bright blue skies peeking through unexpectedly. The ceremony was held outdoors, and was an intimate event with all their loved ones present. We were then able to get beautiful photos of them and their wedding party before introductions and their amazing evening dancing the night away. We ended our night with them with a beautiful sparkler exit on the deck before sending them off as husband and wife. We truly enjoyed being able to capture your day!

 

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Anna and Jeff's engagement| Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/10/anna-and-jeffs-engagement-lighthouse-point-park-new-haven-ct Jeff and Anna love being by the water, and selected Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven as the location for their engagement session. They are a fun, dynamic couple, with a beautiful engagement story which took place across the sea in the homeland of Anna's family, with family, including Anna's grandmother, present to witness the moment Jeff decided to ask Anna to be his bride. We truly enjoy getting to know each and every couple we work with, and these two are no exception to that. They are a sweet couple who visibly love for and care for one another deeply. They also know how to have fun together, which made capturing their images while exploring Lighthouse Park in New Haven an absolute breeze. We enjoyed beginning to document your love story and look forward to being a part of your big day!

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Lauren and Steve's wedding| Saint Clements Castle, Portland, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/10/lauren-and-steves-wedding-saint-clements-castle-portland-ct Lauren and Steve got married on a beautiful summer day. We started our day with Lauren in her parents' home with her family and bridesmaids. We then headed over to the ceremony site, the church that Lauren grew up in, and served throughout her childhood. It was a meaningful service, officiated by the priest who had pastored her church during her years serving the church. After this we headed over to Saint Clements Castle in Portland, Connecticut where we were able to capture beautiful photos of their family and friends before introductions and the couple's first dance as husband and wife. They had a great group of guests and a fun cake cutting, and we enjoyed being able to capture their special day!

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Lismarie's Senior Session| Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/10/lismaries-senior-session-elizabeth-park-west-hartford-ct Lismarie is an amazing young lady whose outer beauty can truly be matched by her inner beauty. I had the pleasure of being her teacher, and when approached about taking her photos, I was more than happy to take them. We had a wonderful time exploring the park, while capturing some memories of what is now her senior year in high school. I hope you love your sneak peek, it was great having an opportunity to be able to capture these for you!

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Cellena and Ryan's engagement| Gouveia Vineyard, Wallingford, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/10/cellena-and-ryans-engagement-gouveia-vineyard-wallingford-ct Cellena and Ryan will be getting married next Fall, but wanted to take advantage of their engagement session to capture the end of the summer season at Gouveia in Wallingford, Connecticut. This beautiful vineyard is a favorite of many of the couples I have an opportunity to work with, and they were a wonderful pair to explore the vineyard with. We enjoyed every detail of this location and moved around the grounds to try and take it all in for them in their photos. The sky was magnificent on the evening of their session, a special detail that we were excited to be able to bring out for them in their photos. We even had a crane join us during the session by flying the grass and landing near them. We had a wonderful time photographing Cellena and Ryan, and their love for one another shines through in each of their images. Enjoy the sneak peek!

 

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Rachel and Ryan's engagement| Old Lyme, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/10/rachel-and-ryans-engagement-old-lyme-ct Rachel and Ryan love being by the water, and decided that they were interested in having their engagement session by the water in Old Lyme, Connecticut. They enjoy boating, and were familiar with the area that they decided to have their session. it was a quiet location that seemed to be frequented by the locals, but was definitely a hidden gem. We always enjoy being able to explore new locations with our couples, and learn about locations that we don't know much about. It was a fun time walking and talking with them, and we could definitely see the love between them, which made the session go by all that much more quickly. We hope you love your photos and look forward to seeing you again at the wedding!

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Kelly and John's Engagement| Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT https://www.joyousmoment.com/blog/2017/9/kelly-and-johns-engagement-elizabeth-park-west-hartford-ct Kelly and John selected Elizabeth Park for their engagement session. Although we've had a lot of sessions at Elizabeth Park this year, we always enjoy having an opportunity to explore the park with each couple, finding the spots that they like the best, and getting a feel for their style and vision for their big day. Kelly and John are an easygoing couple who compliment one another well, and who are totally and visibly in love. We really enjoying beginning to get the opportunity to know you both, and hope you enjoy your engagement photos!

 

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