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Check out one of GEM's recent engagement sessions photographed at the famous Yale University.

Eric and megan's Yale Engagement session

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Ashley and Kevin I have known Ashley since she was about nine, so I have basically watched her grow up. When she asked me to shoot her wedding I was truly honored. I always treat clients as if they were family, but this time it is in a way. Fun fact: My sister is actually […]

March 25, 2020

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Justin and Rachel Thanks to a little thing called COVID-19 I have heard numerous stories of couples who sadly have to reschedule their weddings or worse canceling. Some couples have scaled down the guest count (some voluntarily some not). When seeing all of these posts I couldn’t help but think of Justin and Rachel’s intimate […]

March 18, 2020

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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 […]

December 17, 2019

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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 […]

August 14, 2019

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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 […]

August 7, 2019

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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 […]

July 30, 2019

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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 […]

July 4, 2019

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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 […]

June 30, 2019

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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 […]

May 9, 2019

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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 […]

May 2, 2019

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Fueled by equal parts caffeine and Old School Hip Hop and R&B, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that tell stories with beauty. Your story, your love, is beautiful and I can't wait to capture it in images you will treasure for years to come. 

I believe in real moments and heartfelt conversations over a good beverage. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments. 

WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FOR Those Who Cherish Authentic Story Telling

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