Meet Will and Tonia Before getting into the Saville Dam engagement session I have to say, growing up in the 90s was the best. First, we had Saturday morning cartoons like Muppet Babies and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Next, we played the original Mario Kart on Super Nintendo. Most important, we had some amazing sports […]

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May 9, 2019

Will and Tonia|Engagement Session| Saville Dam- Barkhamsted, CT & Old Drake Flower Bridge- Simsbury, CT

From Instagram to New Milford I have known Clarissa of Pink Olive Events for almost a year now. We first met at a networking function at her new office space. Next, as most wedding vendors do, we started following each other on Instagram. As the months went on we would take to each other through […]

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May 2, 2019

Winter Wonderland Styled Shoot| 19 Main| New Milford, CT

Welcome Back GEM Photography A little known fact about me I grew up in Meriden, CT. I had walked in the Daffodil parade as a kid, played at Cepa Field, and have walked up to Castle Craig. So when Latisha of BluuRibbon Events asked me to collaborate at the Silver City Ballroom in Meriden for […]

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April 25, 2019

Styled Shoot| Silver City Ballroom Meriden, CT

Meet Jake and Jocelyn In the wedding photography industry, January and February are known as booking season. My inbox is constantly flooded with a ton of inquiries. Some are what we like to call “tire kickers”, but not Jocelyn. I knew from our first phone call that we would be a good fit. Not only […]

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April 18, 2019

Jake & Jocelyn |Engagement Session| Topsmead State Forest, Litchfield CT

The Meeting I remember meeting Lisa and Chris at Rebel Dog in Plainville on a Sunday afternoon. It was super busy. First, I had to fight to grab a table because apparently, Sunday afternoons are the busiest day of the week. The three of us sat down and got right to it. Meeting with couples […]

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April 3, 2019

Grand Oak Villa |Oakville CT |Chris & Lisa

New Year New Word Nearing the end of 2018, I decided my “word” for 2019 would be: establish. I decided to use this word because I wanted to solidify my brand and mission for this business. In 2019, I would invest a major part of my business into continuing education. I decided one of those […]

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March 25, 2019

The Anchored Workshop| Charlotte, North Carolina | GEM Photography LLC

Eight years ago I woke up to a picture of the newest love in my life. Miss Elsie came in like a bang and has been leaving her spark for the past 8 years. At first, she wanted to do her yearly pictures at Chick Fil A, but after some thought, she decided to do […]

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February 27, 2019

Elsie Turns 8 | In Home Session | CT Photographer- New Britain CT

Being a new photographer is tough. Becoming a wedding photographer is easier than it used to be, but building a photography business is harder. Trying to stand out in this market is becoming more and more difficult to navigate.When I started I was an assistant to a very kind photographer who let me take pictures […]

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January 30, 2019

GEM Photography’s Do’s and Don’ts to Being a Second Shooter

For the last 4 years, while building my business. I have been a substitute teacher in the New Britain school district. Last Monday I was in a first grade classroom of Arabic, African American, Caucasian, and Hispanic children and I read to them Martin’s Big Words, They looked so confused . They couldn’t believe people […]

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January 21, 2019

Dear Dr. King, I Wish You Were Here to See This | GEM Photography | CT Photographer

I cant believe 2019 is a little over 2 weeks old. It’s that time of year when my fellow wedding photographers and I have a slow season where we try to set goals , pay taxes (yuck), and use continuing education to learn how to be better photographers for our 2019 and beyond couples. I […]

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January 17, 2019

Top Wedding Trends for 2019 | GEM Photography | CT Wedding Phographer

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