Stunning wedding in Northeast Connecticut

We had the honor this month of photographing a wedding in Pomfret, Connecticut at Tyrone Farm. The weather was rainy on and off for the morning and early afternoon, but when it came time to do the classic “first look” and group photos before the outdoor ceremony, the sky cleared up. During the ceremony there was a few thunder claps but as the groom looked up, his face lovely said, “dad, we know you’re here.” It was an honor to capture the day for the two families as they joined together. And we saw in every photo love and devotion that will carry this couple through their marriage together. Best wishes, Hannah and Jeff!

           

A book themed birthday party!

Possibly one of the cutest themes we’ve seen, we were invited to capture a special little girls book themed 1st birthday party! From the fabulous little caterpillar cake to the guest book being a children’s book, just about every character you would think of was included. And this darling little model was such an angel with her guests. From parents, to daycare teachers to mommy’s friends, she posed and smiled for us all afternoon. We would love to capture this wonderful milestone with you and your little tyke!

1st birthday fun!

What would be better than getting to attend a 1st birthday for work?! Capturing this cutie was just too much fun. At first the many faces was a little much and a few tears were shed but soon she was rocking and rolling! With a lady bug theme and great joy with her smash cake, this little one’s first birthday was a party we’ll never forget!

its my special dayits my party and ill cry if i want tobirthday smash cakehighchair for cake ladybug in red so much love for me

Dimensional Dancers

I was approached by the choreographer and director of Dimensional Dance to capture a dress rehearsal at the Charter Oak Cultural Center. Her two female dancers were to perform the following weekend and she wanted some promotional photos for her website to help encourage attendance. Lavinia Dealy and Chloë Knopf are truly talented performers and I hope to work with them again in the future. I know they will continue to dance and perfect their craft.

ballet   two dancerscharter oak cultural center two female dancersdimensional dance

Happy Father’s Day!

Across the nation today, we are picking up the phone, visiting, and writing emails to the most amazing men in our lives. So to all the gentlemen who have helped us tie our shoes, ride our bikes, learn to drive, and held our hands the whole time, we send you a heartfelt Thank You! Be sure to give your dad, your grandpa, your uncle, or any other male figure in your life a huge hug and lots of love!

Here is a collection of some of our favorite photos with fathers. It’s always sweet to see dads and grandfathers hold their little ones, or to see the love in the eyes of fathers at weddings.

We also wanted to include photos of us with our fathers. We love you both!

bride and daddy

dad baby daughter

father son

two dads and son

groom and his daughter

daughter hugging dad

daddy kisses his baby

father and daughter

grandpa & grandson

meredith

samantha

 

It’s Time to Show Our Gratitude – it’s Memorial Day!

It’s Memorial Day! To many Americans this means an extra long weekend full of bar-b-que, friends and fun. Most of us neglect the real reason for this holiday – remembering and honoring those who have served our country. So to do our part to honor our veterans, and those currently serving, here is a collection of pictures from the past with a patriotic flair. We always love photographing weddings and portraits, but we also enjoy finding the beauty in the every day. The last photo in this post is actually a black and white photo we’ve colorized ourselves. We’re excited to debut this new technique we’ve learned on such a special weekend.

A big thank you to all those serving and God Bless America!

 

 

flag

air force guard

flag quote

in honor

jumping from plane

flags in park

wall of stars

monument and flag

Wide eyes at 1 year old!

This curious little boy had quite the 1 year birthday! He helped with opening his presents, enjoyed a lion birthday cake and showed us his favorite toys during a private photo shoot. This is one happy and lovable little guy. We here at Defy would love to photograph him every day! Best wishes to mom and dad as they head into year 2!

1 year old with toy balls 1 year old boy eatting my cake family smiles in a bucket me and my giraffe my favorite toy opening presents