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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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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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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 […]

April 25, 2019

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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 […]

April 18, 2019

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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 […]

April 3, 2019

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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 […]

March 25, 2019

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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 […]

February 27, 2019

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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 […]

January 30, 2019

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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 […]

January 21, 2019

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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 […]

January 17, 2019

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Raina McMillan, THE PHOTOGRAPHER

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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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