April 14, 2016

Samantha and Mike: Couple’s Session at Yale New Haven

Once upon a time, I took photos of Samantha, Mike, and their pup Simon at Hogwarts. There was a castle, bustling students, and magical corners of light to be found. OK, to be honest this session wasn’t Harry Potter themed at all, but the reason I’ve been wanting to use Yale as a location for a shoot is because the buildings look straight out of Hogwarts! Massive stone structures and cobblestone streets create a magical place that’s one of the best spots for photos in CT.
April 8, 2016

Jennie and Brian: Santa Monica Wedding

A blush pink wedding dress, breezy California weather, and fresh homemade tacos. Could it get any better? Jennie and Brian’s Santa Monica wedding was the perfect combination of casual and elegant, with so many special details made possible by their friends and family. The bride wore a stunning blush pink gown from BHLDN and a soft, romantic updo. And I can't even handle this living succulent wall by Lilla Bello. OF COURSE we had to do bridal portraits of Jennie in front of these.
April 4, 2016

Hartford CT Couple’s Session: Francesco and Jen

Hartford has some of the best locations for engagement or couple’s photos, especially if you’re interested in something different than the usual woodsy Connecticut sessions. I love the greenery and woods that Connecticut offers, but Hartford has beautiful architecture and symmetry that’s perfect for photography. We took these at the Connecticut State Capitol building right in the middle of Downtown Hartford. The building itself is gorgeous, and it’s right next to Bushnell Park, so if you’re looking for variety in your engagement photography it’s a great spot!
March 7, 2016

Philadelphia Nerdy Fashion Shoot: Jordandené

Last month Chris and I took a trip to Philly to take photos for the amazing Jordan Ellis of Jordandené. Jordan makes home goods and apparel for the everyday geek, so it's honestly a struggle for me not to buy everything on her site (you guys know how I feel about Harry Potter).
January 12, 2016

Connecticut Winter Wedding: Sam and Samantha (Sam Squared)

If I had to choose one word to describe this wedding, I would choose “joy.” Sam and Samantha were married in Simsbury on January 2nd, and the day was filled with happiness. Samantha has a contagious […]
December 30, 2015

Connecticut Winter Wedding – Lauren and Ben-J

It’s hard to believe that Lauren and Ben-j planned this spectacular day in only one month. Lauren is from Connecticut while Ben-j is from France, and they decided to have a small marriage this year […]
December 24, 2015

3D Paper Snowflakes

I promised a tutorial on these and here it is, these are perfect for a winter wedding, party, or just because they look awesome. Enjoy! You will need: 6 pieces of paper scissors tape stapler […]
December 23, 2015

Harry Potter Themed Party – Yule Ball!

This is the third year in a row Chris and I have thrown a Harry Potter themed Christmas party! This year it was Yule Ball themed, and the invitations were my favorite ones so far. […]
December 20, 2015

Granby, Connecticut Engagement Session: Lauren + Benji

Lauren and Ben-j’s story seems like one straight out of a fairytale. They met in France while Lauren studied abroad, and although they were separated by an ocean they didn’t let that stop them from […]
December 9, 2015

Exact Template You Can Use for a Tech-Free Wedding

This photo is from our “unplugged” ceremony – taken by Lauren Halvorson Photography Technology Free (AKA “Unplugged”) Weddings: What does this even mean? A technology free (AKA unplugged) wedding means that the bride and groom […]