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Hiram and Maggie’s Connecticut engagement session at Harkness Memorial State Park was one for the books. I know that some of you who follow the blog are thinking “weren’t you just there”, and yes I was. In fact, I did their phone consultation on the way home from that session. Now don’t worry I wasn’t […]

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Amanda and Steve’s Harkness engagement session was as close to perfect as you can get. Starting with hair and makeup from ome of my favorite vendors and ending with a stunning pink sunset. Amanda even wore a pink shirt that matched the pink sunset, but I am getting ahead of myself. Amanda and Steve were […]

couple at their harkness engagement session

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A birthday session photographed by Raina McMillan of GEM Photography at Mill Pond park In Newington CT. This features her current fave from Starbucks.

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Due to COVID 19 a nursing graduate Ashley had a cap and gown session photographed by Raina McMillan of GEM
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cap and gown session

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Being home for the last couple of months, like and Connecticut wedding photographer has, I have a lot of time to think. While, I could have spent my time to become a professional couch potato I did not. Instead I developed new collections, created two new photography guides, and found new ways to strengthen the […]

couple at the north house

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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