Despite the chill in the air Melissa & Pedro's winter wedding was warm with joy and love.
We were so excited to kick off 2014 with Melissa and Pedro's wedding. As Melissa began her day getting ready with her friends a light snow started to fall and coat the ground with a light blanket of white. It was a compliment to the relaxing morning the girls were spending together. The guys spent the morning laughing and having a great time together. When the couple finally saw each other you could feel the love and excitement between them. Melissa & Pedro's love is contagious - Pedro's big grinning...
The Canon A1 joined in with some 35mm film action in 2013!
My passion for photography really blossomed when I began learning how to use my dad's 35mm camera back in college. I had put it down to focus on mastering my new digital Canon gear but when I was gifted the Canon A1 in such beautiful condition I couldn't resist putting a roll of film in and testing the results. Shortly after developing the first roll I was on the B&H site filling my shopping cart with rolls of film and the A1 has an official place in my camera bag!
First the camera came along to the park and our engagement sessions....
There was one 2013 Engagement Session we failed to post - our own!
Our friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, prior classmates, acquaintances, the UPS man... pretty much everyone asks us "WHO WILL SHOOT YOUR WEDDING?!"
We like to joke and say, "well... we are!" and while we're sure the day won't go by without us having our turn with a camera we're pretty sure we're going to be too busy to photograph our entire day. We've accepted that this ONE day we have to be the center of attention instead of the fly on the wall - but that didn't stop us from accepting the challenge of photographing our own mini...
As 2014 begins we're sharing a Throwback Thursday blog dedicated to 2013!
New experiences, sights and friends were just a few of the amazing things we were blessed with in 2013.
The year began with a magical trip - we met Mickey and his friends on a trip for Chris & Kayla's wedding and had the opportunity to photograph in Magic Kingdom!
We visited the Big Apple a time or two.
As well as the City of Brotherly Love.
We saw familiar sights in a way we hadn't experienced before and enjoyed time with friends and family.
We had time for things we love - like...
This week we had the pleasure of delivering Karen & Tom's wedding album!
Karen & Tom's gorgeous white wedding album and navy parent albums fit their wedding perfectly. Karen and Tom were married in September of 2012 and they had planned beautiful red, blue and white details that were just enough of a nautical feel for their big day. The "Picket Fence" white leather of Karen and Tom's album is soft to the touch and just the right shade of dreamy bridal white. The navy blue linen albums are a perfect accent to their wedding's color scheme and will make a perfect gift for their families!...
Camp Mason is a meaningful spot for Melissa and Pedro's engagement session
Melissa and Pedro met at Camp Mason in Blairstown, NJ while volunteering for Comfort Zone Camp so they wanted to visit the grounds for their engagement session. They're always so busy during camp weekends that spending time on the grounds for their engagement photos meant they were able to see Camp Mason in a whole new way. The trees were in their fall glory and the colors reflected off the lake brilliantly and a walk through the woods revealed bright reds and yellows we hadn't seen anywhere else this fall. Despite being...
We visit Packanack Lake for Alycia and Al's engagement session.
It was a gorgeous fall morning at Packanack Lake where we were set to meet Alycia and Al for their engagement session. We all were excited for the perfect weather and the colorful leaves that reflected off the water as the sun was rising higher into the sky. We spent time with Alycia and Al as we wandered around the lake enjoying the surroundings. These two are so in love - they make each other light up just by looking at one another!
NJ's fall colors begin to show for Mary & Daniel's engagement session
We met up with Mary & Daniel for their fall engagement session on a beautiful fall day and took a walk through the Winding River Park with their adorable little girl. The air was crisp and the leaves were brilliant in the early fall shades of green, yellow and orange. Daniel used to frequent the park and had a favorite spot where we were to start photographing. When we arrived there we discovered a bridge and the leaves had turned a vibrant yellow!
Suzannah and Paul's wedding day was filled with excitement and love.
The morning of Suzannah and Paul's wedding was an exciting one. Suzannah was glowing with excitement and it was certainly rubbing off on those around her. We discovered that Paul was buzzing with excitement as well - the feeling was contagious. To our amazement, as Suzannah was escorted down the aisle, everyones smiles grew even bigger! They were married as loved ones looked on and went on to their reception to celebrate during their comic themed reception. Every moment was special and reflected their love and relationship beautifully.
We visited Northwest Park in Manchester CT for the Roth family's latest portrait session.
The Roth Family are familiar faces to the Visual Appeal cameras and blog and we love this adorable family! Little Colin is so big and Mark is more bold and adventurous every time we see him. We visited Northwest park in Manchester Ct for the family's portraits. We enjoyed playing in the park and watching this sweet family interact with each other.
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