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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May 9, 2019

Will and Tonia|Engagement Session| Saville Dam- Barkhamsted, CT & Old Drake Flower Bridge- Simsbury, CT

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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April 25, 2019

Styled Shoot| Silver City Ballroom Meriden, CT

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 […]

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April 3, 2019

Grand Oak Villa |Oakville CT |Chris & Lisa

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 […]

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March 25, 2019

The Anchored Workshop| Charlotte, North Carolina | GEM Photography LLC

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 […]

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January 30, 2019

GEM Photography’s Do’s and Don’ts to Being a Second Shooter

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 […]

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January 21, 2019

Dear Dr. King, I Wish You Were Here to See This | GEM Photography | CT Photographer

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 […]

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January 17, 2019

Top Wedding Trends for 2019 | GEM Photography | CT Wedding Phographer

You’re back from the beach, park. mountaintop, or some other location of amusement. You are sitting on the couch relaxing and are delighted by the notification from your photographer of a sneak peek. A couple of weeks later your online gallery is ready and the share button is your new best friend. Next stop Instagram […]

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January 10, 2019

Creative Ways to Use Your Engagement Photos |GEM Photography| CT Wedding Photographer

I can’t believe this is the last day of 2018. I feel like I took a nap and woke up to New Year’s Eve. This year flew by, They say, “Time flies when you are having fun”. Well. I must have had the time of my life (love that song) because 2018 moved at lightning […]

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December 31, 2018

Best of 2018- Part Six: Sorry Lebron These Pics Are The Real MVPs

Yesterday I mentioned how much I love black and whites, but nothing makes my heart skip a beat like a candid photo. I have taken quite a few classes on posing, and as a wedding and family photographer posing is a necessary skill. But there is something so special about candid photos. It tells the […]

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December 30, 2018

Best of 2018- Part Five: Let’s get Candid

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