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

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

My love for photography didn’t start 4 years ago when I started this business. It began when I was a teenager. I have always loved taking pictures. Growing up you could find me without a phone but I always have had a camera. I used to get excited about my film being ready at CVS, […]

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December 29, 2018

Best of 2018 -Part 4: It’s Black It’s White

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

I have lived in three states New York, Washington, and of course Connecticut….. No matter where I move to I always make it back home…. Yes the taxes are high, the people are blunt, and the weather isnt always ideal, but it is still home…I am in between Boston and NYC…I get all four seasons…. […]

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November 3, 2018

There’s No Place Like Home: Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill- Middletown CT

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

As the saying goes “Save the best for last”. I am wrapping up this series with my favorite type of pictures. Black and whites give a timeless feel to an image. They also provide focus on the person, setting, or emotion I the photographer wants to display. I have always loved black and white photos. […]

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January 24, 2018

Best of 2017: Black and Whites

If I received a dollar for every time I was told “you are so good at capturing the moment” I could probably give my services for free… I love candids, not because I am lazy, but it freezes time, brings an onlooker into the event, and displays someone for who they really are. I have […]

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January 17, 2018

Best of 2017- Candids

Last year was such a big year of growth for me. I shot a lot more weddings, did my normal shoots with the nieces, and even added teenagers into the mix. I have so many favorites that I decided to break them up into categories: posed, black and whites, and what I am most known for […]

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January 10, 2018

Best of 2017- Posed

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