What to Know About: BRIDAL PORTRAITS

Although I shoot most of your wedding day documentary style, I absolutely love to change it up and pose a few amazing portraits.  Brides who decide to steal away for a few minutes for bridal portraits never regret it!

How do you get the most amazing bridal portraits without taking too much time out of your day?

1. Take time BEFORE the ceremony. Ideally right after your hair and makeup is finished. Make sure this is put in your timeline as well, to ensure you get time to feel beautiful before the hustle and bustle of your wedding day.

2. Let the photographer choose the space. I am always looking for the right light. I will choose an even, beautiful lighted place over an epic view for most of your portraits. Great light shows off your eyes and skin best for closeups. 

3. Have fun and play! Feel like spinning in your dress? Do it! If you have a veil let's play with it to get some amazing looks. The more you trust your photographer and let go the more fun you we will have.               Fun = amazing pictures.

Check out these gorgeous bridal portraits and details from a recent photo shoot at South Farms Venue in Morris, CT.

Invitations by South Mountain Press

Invitations by South Mountain Press

 

VENUE: South Farms in Morris, CT

MAKEUP:  The Beauty of Makeup

HAIR: That Girl. . . Kelly Hart

DRESS:  Brides to Be in Glastonbury

INVITATION SUITE:  South Mountain Press

FLOWERS: Stylish Blooms 

PETITE FOURS: Meline Daniel

Antique Table: Swank Pierce Antiques in Canton

Vintage Fur: Antiques on the Farmington

 

 

 

South Farms

After years and years moving from city to city, I realize, you can take girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl. So when I heard about Ben Paletsky opening South Farms venue for weddings in Morris (a stone's throw from where we grew up) I had to go see it for myself. The farm has been hosting extremely popular (and I hear entertaining) farmers markets for a while now, but this is it's first season as an event venue.

It is still under construction but it is not hard to see the vision. If you can't see it yet, I will help you out, I am styling a wedding shoot at the farm in March so you can see how amazing this place is for the Connecticut bride. We will be collaborating with the best Connecticut vendors for this shoot that is inspired by New England style.

Ben Paletsky is the owner, farmer and man with the plan. It's sort of the "field of dreams" of wedding venues. You would think there would be a lot of historic barn venues in Connecticut that value local and environmentally responsible practices, but there just aren't. Until now. . . 

Ben Paletsky-owner in one of many small gathering rooms called the "Bull room" the doors still open up as they used to back when the farm used to raise bulls. 

Ben Paletsky-owner in one of many small gathering rooms called the "Bull room" the doors still open up as they used to back when the farm used to raise bulls. 

The views are endless. Every sunset deserves it's own toast!

The views are endless. Every sunset deserves it's own toast!

The Bull Room

The Bull Room

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This is the OLD barn where the hay used to be stored. . . not part of the venue yet. A true piece of Connecticut's history being restored lovingly piece by piece. 

This is the OLD barn where the hay used to be stored. . . not part of the venue yet. A true piece of Connecticut's history being restored lovingly piece by piece. 

The main venue is under construction so I'm going to wait to post BEFORE and AFTERS. 

So let's get down to details. 

  • Hosts 300 guests and 600 guests with added tent.
  • Loads of onsite parking that your guests will be able to walk in heels to your wedding in.
  • Heat and AC all the amenities you will need. 
  • Preferred vendors to keep life simple (you are renting just the venue, let their planner help with the rest)
  • All the the charm that is authentically Connecticut. I do believe this is a little corner of heaven.