May 18, 2016

Engagement Photos in Old Lyme CT

We're so excited to share this engagement session, Chris and I knew Julia way back in high school, and it's so amazing to see someone you grew up with find someone that's perfect for them! Julia and Scott met in beautiful St. Thomas where he was working as a scuba instructor. This sounds like the perfect plot for a rom com, but it's real life guys, I promise.
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).
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 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 […]
November 16, 2015

My Top Five Favorite Places in New Orleans

Last month I visited New Orleans for the first time, and I have to say I’ve never been anywhere like it! These were my five favorite places (and reasons why they rock): 1) Lafitte’s – […]