FAQ: What do your spiral bound photobooks look like?

In the past I offered something called a session album as part of a couple of my packages.  I found the description must not be very clear because most of my clients asked me what exactly that was.  So I’ve decided to rename the product. I think Spiral Bound Photobook is a bit more accurate.  It features front and back custom designed sturdy covers.  These books are absolutely adorable and perfect for toting around in your purse and sharing with others.  They make fantastic gifts as well! I feature the 5×7 version in my packages but they also come in 4×6, 5×5, and 8×10.

Since a picture is worth a 1,000 words I thought you’d appreciate a visual of exactly what I am talking about.  I created this album for one of my recent clients.  I was quite pleased with how it turned out.  Of course, I did have a gorgeous model gracing the pages.


Sunset Wedding! Anthony’s Ocean View | CT Wedding Photographer

A couple of weeks ago I had the honor and privileged to photograph Rosalie and Luis with LaViera Photography. What a fantastic day it was.  The weather was just GORGEOUS!  The bride was radiant.  The wedding party was a total blast!  They were up for just about anything and best of all, they were having fun with me and my camera.  This always equates to fabulous, beautiful photos.

As a wedding photographer one of my top goals for the day is to capture the details.  DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS!  I view this as mission critical!  It has been 9 years since my own fabulous wedding day.  All of the details I spent so much time painstakingly choosing have faded from memory.  Photos of them help us remember just how important they were to us.

Rosalie was as adorable as adorable gets!  She was the purse definition of happiness on her wedding day!  Her smile, her spark, her personality!  It spilled over onto everyone around her.  And of course that happiness just made her sparkle.

Did I mention her brides maids?  My goodness what a fun group of girls these were.  They were up for just about anything!  At times they had ME laughing so hard I could barely push the shutter.  I also have to say, they were a very hard working bunch of girls.  They were true maids as they all bent over backwards with such giving spirits to ensure Rosalie had anything and everything she needed on her special day.  I’ve never seen such a group.  It was awe inspiring.

So what about the beach?  The reception was held at the FABULOUS Anthony’s Ocean View.  We arrived just in time to take some spectacular sunset photos.  We were all literally screaming with delight over the photos we were able to create.  I’m not sure I’ve ever had this much fun at the beach!

Silhouettes!  I just LOVE silhouettes!  I might have gotten a bit carried away with these but I was just having way too much fun!

Thank you for an awesome awesome day Rosalie and Luis!  You were tremendous to work with!

What a CRAZY week!

I survived!  I survived the busiest week I’ve had in I don’t know how long!  In the last 7 days I have homeschooled my children, nursed a sick child, completed two private photo sessions, edited one of those sessions, shot 3 sports events and edited all of them.  I also shot a 12 hour wedding and attended a full day workshop on location lighting.  Oh, and I went to church, hosted our bible study, ate, slept, and attempted to keep up with my house, went shopping, and started a new novel.  What a WEEK!  I’m spent!  I couldn’t have done it without my husband.  We more or less switched roles for part of the week.  He became the stay at home parent and I was the one out of the house working.

I’m glad things will be getting back to normal this week.  I missed my babies!  I have to say though that I had the time of my life!  I love what I do and I am so very blessed to do it! I took this photo at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven on Friday night.  What a gorgeous location for fabulous bridal portraits.  I’ll share those in a few days!  Have a great week!