Harkness Memorial State Park | Connecticut Engagement Sessions

I cannot even put into words how much fun we've been having with our engagement sessions lately. Jillian & Jeff's session at Eolia Mansion in Harkness Memorial State Park was no exception, and we're so seriously excited to be their wedding photographers next summer! Here are some highlights from this lighthearted and fun engagement session.

 

Webb Barn Wedding | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

We could photograph one hundred weddings at The Webb Barn and none of them would be the same. Every wedding is so different, with fun details that make the wedding day unique. Lauren & Bob's wedding was just that! When we met in-studio, they described their wedding plans for an afternoon of spending time with their friends and family outdoors playing lawn games. They weren't sure which traditions they were going to have at their wedding, which started with a first look in Hartford. 

There was a little bit of rain to start the day, but their first look plans helped so that they weren't rushing around during the reception to get all of their group photos taken. Two reactions...two photographers. We try to position ourselves as best as possible to capture both of you as you first see each other on your wedding day, without ruining the moment. As important as the photographs will become to you after the wedding...first and foremost, we want you to enjoy the day.

The rain started clearing up around the time of their ceremony, making it the perfect afternoon for celebrating with lawn games outdoors and a slice of pie from Granny's Pie Factory. 

Lauren & Bob, may your travels never cease and you always find time for the fun in life. Best wishes for a long & happy marriage together. XOXO

Connecticut Wedding Professionals
Connecticut Wedding Venue: The Webb Barn
Makeup Artist: Shakeup Makeup LLC
Officiant: Susan Wiggins
Catering: Krause Catering
Dessert: Granny's Pie Factory
Bridal Gown: Love Me Two Times
Wedding Photographer: Simply K Studios

The Lace Factory Wedding | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

Jen & John's wedding at The Lace Factory in Deep River, CT was filled with lots of soft and pretty details, an insanely fun bridal party, and a ceremony overlooking the water. The couple chose to get ready at The Inn at Middletown, along Main Street in Middletown, CT. Jen gifted her bridesmaids their customized calligraphy dress hangers and monogrammed clutches, and John's guys got engraved bottle openers.

 

You can't go wrong with the prettiness of gold and blush, and this wedding was no exception. The bridesmaids wore gold dresses, which were a compliment to the gold tones at the wedding reception, and the floral centerpieces added just enough color to the otherwise white color palette of the room.

Wedding Professionals:

Wedding Venue | The Lace Factory
Officiant | Mary Coburn
Bridal Hair & Makeup | Salon LeRae
Catering | Cloud Nine Catering
Wedding Cake | You've Been Cupcaked
Floral Design | Flowers from the Farm
Bridal Gown | Mariella's Creations
Bridesmaid Gowns | Blush Bridesmaid
Wedding Entertainment | Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos
Connecticut Wedding Photographers | Simply K Studios

 

Source: www.simplykstudios.com

Sarah & Brian's Ogunquit, Maine Engagement Session

It was one of those absolutely gorgeous end-of-summer days on the beach in Ogunquit, Maine. Sarah suggested Ogunquit for her session, as she loves it there and has visited many times. I hadn't been there since I was young and immediately got excited for the trip! Before the session, I spent the day walking the Marginal Way, walking with a cone of black raspberry chocolate chip frozen yogurt, exploring the beach, lunching at Cornerstone's with lobster mac & cheese and pineapple craft beer, and relaxing. We met up with Sarah & Brian to explore along the beach once the tide went out, for the perfect backdrop for their session.

Special thanks to Pam from KiSSandMaKeUp for Sarah's makeup!