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Meet Steve and Courtney As many of you know when I am not shooting weddings I am a full-time wedding teacher. I have a special place in my heart for teachers, which is why I created the GEM Loves Teachers program. In fact, Courtney and Steve were part of my inspiration for the program. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tyler and Alyssa’s Country Club Wedding Tyler and Alyssa met the old fashion way: In person. They met each other in college. After years of being in the friend zone, they took that leap and the rest is history. They are a great reminder of friendship is a great foundation for marriage. You could see […]

A Beautiful Wedding Day at the Delamar Hotel I love when I get to shoot new venues, so shooting a wedding at the Delamar Hotel was a welcomed experience. It was a beautiful spring day in May. Probably one of the greatest weather days of the year. Though the sun was hot the breeze made […]

Meet The Castico’s To say that Jake and Jocelyn’s wedding day was the closest thing to perfect is an understatement. Their wedding day was a perfect spring day in New England. The day went as smooth as butter, and the fun level was at a million. Jake and Jocelyn have been together for four years […]

Spotted….. Grace Makayla in NYC for her birthday session. She is turning 10 and her aunt, a family and wedding photographer, is making a big deal about this. First, she was seen playing Roblox on her tablet, while riding the train from CT. Next, she took in the art scene at the Met. Followed by […]

As a wedding vendor who loves finding her clients affordable quality vendors. Basic Invites was a great find. When looking for vendors to feature I look for: Quality Variety to service different types of wedding Good customer service Basic Invites meets all of those criteria. About Basic Invites Basic Invites is a web-based invitation company […]

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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