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

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 started taking pictures because of children. My nieces needed a comfortable environment to get pictures. This year I didn’t do many kids and family portraits sessions, but I still took enough to make this blog post. I am around children all the time with being a substitute teacher and a full-time auntie ;). I […]

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December 27, 2018

Best of 2018 Part 2 : Kids Kids (Friends Reference)

I can’t believe 2018 is almost over. Personally not much has really changed. Business wise it has been quite a year. I did a ton of weddings. More than any other year. I did some styled shoots. I was published 5 times. I learned off camera flash. I grew in my skills. With all that […]

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December 26, 2018

Best of 2018 Part 1: You Want Thingamabob’s I Got Plenty

O Em Gee!!! The love of your life just put a ring on it. They “went to Jared”, the kiss began with K, or whatever corny catchphrase you want to use. You hear congratulations daily. You are getting more social media likes than you ever have. You cant stop staring at you new blinged (not […]

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December 12, 2018

How To Pick the Picture Perfect Package

Your best friend, sister. brother, close cousin, etc has just been asked, or asked, the biggest question of his or her life. This leads to you being asked a pretty big question yourself. “Will you be my best man/maid of honor?” Your response is (insert your go to excited type yes). After the initial excitement […]

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December 6, 2018

How To Give The Perfect Wedding Toast

Growing up in New England I am no stranger to tradition. Other than the south we north easterners are very set in our ways… But there is one tradition that might be becoming the VHS of weddings…. Not seeing each other before the ceremony… When I lived in Seattle a friend of mine got married […]

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October 30, 2018

7 Reasons You Should Do a First Look

Growing up I spent many Thanksgivings in the Boston area. I-90 was even under construction then. I love the city of Boston its part of who I am. Though I cant stand the fact that the Red Sox won the World Series this year. Hate that the Patriots will probably make it to the playoffs […]

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October 29, 2018

I Think I’ll Go To Boston…. -Glen Magna Farms, Danvers MA

As a wedding photographer I meet with many couples …. Some work out some don’t.. As soon as  I sat down at the coffee house table I knew I wanted to photograph their wedding… They (like me) are very chill, relaxed, and have a dry sense of humor. They asked me if they could include […]

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April 25, 2018

Eddie and Tracy’s Engagement Session: West Haven Beach- West Haven, CT

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