Timeless Ballroom Wedding at Aria | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

From the bride: “Jeff and I originally met through Tinder in September 2014. We did not realize right away how much we had in common, but it became quickly apparent that we were both giant nerds who both loved video games and board games. We also always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons, and started our own group that regularly met to play early in 2015, something that has a special place in our hearts to this day.

We fell in love easily and quickly, and knew very early on in our relationship that we wanted to get married.

In July 2017, Jeff proposed on the last night of a family cruise to Bermuda. I am a very difficult person to surprise and he managed to pull it off. Through the engagement period, we built a house together, which was a lot to manage while simultaneously planning a wedding. Jeff and I faced these challenges with all of the grace we could muster, and we have learned that no matter what happens, we will always forgive, support, and love each other, through the highs and lows of our shared adventure.

We wrote our own vows, something I will always treasure and hold dear, and both ended our vows with the statement "I like you and I love you", which was a beautiful surprise on the day of the wedding.”

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Wedding Venue: Aria Banquets
D.J. and Photo Booth: Lights Camera DJ
Connecticut Wedding Photographer: Simply K Studios
Hair & Makeup Team: KissandMakeUp
Wedding Cake: Modern Pastry
Videography: Digital Video Productions
Floral Design: Sharon Elizabeths
Wedding Dress: Bliss Bridal
Transportation: New Britain Transportation
Suits: Mens Wearhouse
Wedding Invitations: Eucalyptus & Pine Design Co.

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Funko Pop and Graffiti Walls - YES! | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

Paige and Billy’s wedding was filled with bright colors and so many fun details!! Every wedding at The Society Room is so unique - and the room itself is pretty amazing! A giant staircase leading to a grand balcony that overlooks the dance floor below, huge draped windows all along the front of the dance floor, and a gilded ceiling that truly looks like something right out of a European museum. We couldn’t be more in love with this spot! Paige and Billy’s purple and orange colors were perfect in this setting and all of their custom details gave the wedding a fun vibe. I mean, custom Converse for the bride and groom?! A Pabst sign over the bar - the couple’s name! My favorite was the cake topper made with Funko Pop lookalikes for Billy, Paige, and their three pets. Thank you to David Apuzzo for hanging with me and photographing these guys! Congratulations, again, Paige & Billy! I’m so happy for you two and honored that you chose us to photograph your wedding!

Summer Wedding at The Waterview | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

You know sometimes when you just have one of those perfect days? The kind where everything goes right and you just smile through the entire day? That’s what Cody & Ben’s wedding at The Waterview felt like. We started with getting ready photos in the bridal suite, which has these huge windows and tons of natural light. Cody and her girls hung out there together for gifts, champagne toasts, and to get dressed for the ceremony. Oh, and did I mention she did a first look with her dad? Always a great moment when we get to capture it amidst the chaos of the anticipation before the wedding ceremony…

Cody and Ben chose to see each other at the ceremony for the first time, where Ben couldn’t take his eyes off her as she walked down the aisle with her dad. Their ceremony included their adorable ring-bearer (who ran down the aisle), a heartfelt reading by Cody’s sister (also her Maid of Honor), a wine box with letters (my favorite wedding ceremony tradition), and a first kiss with a huge dip! Cody’s brother officiated their wedding, which gave such a personal touch. Their smiles were infectious as they walked back down the aisle after being pronounced married.

We spent cocktail hour with their bridal party and closest family members to take group photos overlooking the water, then began the reception with their entrances, first dance, and toast. Their reception included the Hava Nagila with the chair raises, which is always such an exciting moment to photograph both the couple and the crowd’s reactions.

Thank you to Brenda De Los Santos for being such a wonderful second shooter for this wedding!

Congratulations, Cody & Ben!

XOXO

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Simply K Studios - Connecticut Wedding Photographers
DJ - Frank from Powerstation Events
Floral Design - Michelle from Petal Perfection
Wedding Cake - The Waterview and Dunkin Donuts
Photo Booth - The Wedding Elites

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Classic and Timeless | Simsbury Inn Wedding

It’s that time of year. That time of gorgeous weddings and stunning couples. These two may be the sweetest. LoriAnn and John had the perfect classic and timeless wedding. We loved photographing their Simsbury Inn wedding this month. Congratulations you two! Here are just some of our favorites!

Thank you to my 2nd photographer, David Apuzzo for working with me on their day!

A special thanks to all of the vendors:

Venue: The Simsbury Inn

Dress: The Wedding Embassy

Flowers: The Long Stem Flower Shoppe

Officiant: Sal Fiore

Hair/Makeup: Simply Gorgeous by Erin

DJ: Elegant Occasions DJ

Rosecliff Mansion Wedding | Newport RI Wedding Photographer

If you’ve toured the mansions along the Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island, you know some of the rich history behind these gorgeous architectural masterpieces. Rosecliff Mansion has to be one of the most beautiful spots in New England for a wedding, with its grand entry way, stunning views, and ornate ballroom. I can truly say it’s breathtaking!

These floral details were captured for KLW Design Co. - Newport Wedding Florists

To say their work is inspiring would be a bit of an understatement. Leigh and Katey’s floral design is fresh and unique, with custom statement pieces and decor. Rosecliff Mansion is truly a showstopper with its rich history and elegant touches.

We’ve handpicked our favorite photographs from this custom floral design at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, RI. Our studio is currently booking wedding packages for dates into 2021 - Rosecliff Mansion Wedding Photographers in Newport RI

Groom's Gift Boudoir Session | Connecticut Boudoir Photographers

You KNOW he’s going to loveeeeee getting this set of gorgeous boudoir images in his boudoir album!!! She’s gifting it to him as a surprise, as many of our boudoir clients do. This set of photographs is just a portion of what he’ll see…

A boudoir session at our studio begins with your professional hair & makeup next door from Kissandmakeup - a Connecticut Hair & Makeup Artist. You can inquire about availability for your hair/makeup service directly through their website, depending on what you’re looking for on the day of your session. They will quote you on services and when I say they’ll make you look and feel amazing…I mean, AMAZING. These ladies are insanely talented with brushes, to say the least, and their studio is adjacent to ours with a shared lobby space.

Once you enter our studio, we’ll look at your outfits and accessories together to plan the flow for what will work best for your session. Favorite music - Spotify! We’ll begin by helping direct you into poses that flatter your body and personality - because we can all agree a great smile, beautiful eyes, and a confident attitude are the most sexy features a woman can put on, right?

This session was part one of two, with two friends booking back-to-back sessions. Needless to say, they were less nervous and laughed more by supporting one another. Next session coming up this week on our social media and blog…stay tuned!

Following your session, you’ll visit our studio again for your ordering session. You’ll sit down to a slideshow to view your images, then look through the full set of matted photographic proofs in print. This experience lets you focus on choosing the photos that really show your beauty and confidence, so that your album and wall art is truly something you’ll be proud of showing off. We can offer advice when you have questions, rather than handing you a download or a disc and sending you on your way. Boudoir is an experience every woman should do at least once in her life!

Contact us to ask questions and schedule your session today! - Connecticut Boudoir Photographers

Zabardast Event Planning by Dhol Baja Baraat | Indian Wedding Photographer

There is little more beautiful in this world than cultural ceremonies and traditions, this Indian baby shower being no exception! Event planning and stage decoration by Dhol Baja Baraat - zabardast event planning. See below for some of the moments we captured at this spring baby shower.

At Home Engagement Session | Connecticut Engagement Session Photographers

I feel like I’ve known Mary Beth forever, even though it’s probably only been the past few years of working together. When she met Will, I was so incredibly happy for her and thought they were a perfect match! My husband and Will were able to travel with Mary Beth and I as we photographed a destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico! Their engagement session began in downtown Wallingford, CT and ended at their home, which was a great way to celebrate their love. You’ll see a mix of laughter, sweet moments, edgy style, and SO MUCH FUN with their dogs and a bottle of champagne to share! Who wants to break out the next bottle of champagne at a session??? Got dogs??? All of a sudden it seems like all of my clients have dogs and I couldn’t be happier to photograph for them now that I’m a self-proclaimed converted cat lover. Haha!

To Mary Beth and Will,

Thank you for trusting us to capture these moments for you, and for being your genuine selves. You are relationship goals.

XOXO,

~Kathy

Kelly & David | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

Congratulations to Kelly & David on their gorgeous Hartford, CT wedding. Since they work and live in Hartford, they really wanted to keep their gorgeous day there as well. It was a perfect winter wedding. Actually a bit warmer after a few days of extreme cold and there was still snow on the ground for their first look. It couldn’t have gotten any better. They saw each other at The State Capitol Building with quite a few on-lookers since Kelly works in the building then we headed over to City Hall and finally to their ceremony and reception at The Society Room of Hartford.

Kelly & David, you had the perfect day and Kelly & David enjoyed photographing you two! Yes, you read that right, Kelly & David photographed Kelly & David’s wedding. Special thank you to David Apuzzo for second shooting with me!

A special thanks to all of the vendors:

Venue: The Society Room of Hartford

Officiant: Emily Bjornberg

Hair: Julie Anweiler

Makeup Artist: Shaenna Dupont

Videographer: VideobyJamie

Cake: Creative Cakes by Donna

Transportation: Premier Limousine

DJ/Instrumentalist: Matty Bernier

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Gorgeous DIY Wedding at The Branford House | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

We first met Kelsey and her mom at the Mohegan Sun Bridal Expo last winter (we’ll be back again this February, so stop by and say hi at our booth!!!!) and couldn’t wait for her and Alan to get married! Their two little girls made this day even more special, by being the cutest flower girls, and by truly making the day seem like a merging of families. Kelsey has some serious DIY wedding talent, in addition to running her own business (check out @totesaddicted on Insta!!!) - she created the centerpieces, bouquets, even did her own makeup and everything was absolutely stunning. I’m pretty much ready to have her come to my house and redesign everything so it’s light & airy and beautiful.

I have to say, though…my favorite part of this wedding was photographing the genuine moments like when Kelsey’s dad pulled out a photo of her as a child on his shoulder and they both shed a few tears. Moments like seeing her dance with her mom on the dance floor, or when Alan’s mom was convinced to come out on the dance floor even though she had a temporary air cast for her ankle. This wedding was truly beautiful not only in the details and planning, but in the authentic emotion shown by Kelsey and Alan with their family and friends.

I CANNOT WAIT to see their wedding album, which will no doubt be shown to their children for years to come.

XOXO, Kelsey & Alan - thank you for choosing Simply K Studios to photograph your wedding day