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2020 the Year of the Backyard Wedding As crazy as this year (2020) has been, it truly has become the year to have a backyard wedding here in New England. Thanks, COVID. Fun fact: my first wedding was a backyard wedding at the bride’s mother’s house. Due to phases moving at a snail’s pace, a […]

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Meet The Future Murdys I have met couples in many different ways. Whether it is a referral from a past couple or friend. I have met them through online directories. I met Megan like how a lot of couples meet these days: Facebook. This time, I actually introduced myself in the DMs (I’m not a […]

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Will & Tonia WIll and Tonia’s beautiful fall New Haven wedding was a day filled with joy and love. Not only was the weather perfection, but the day shined with their love and friendship. I believe every wedding reveals a couple’s journey in the loveliest way. This wedding was no different. It truly was an […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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