Late Winter Engagement Session Flashback- Engagement Photography Hartford CT

I’ve been meaning to post this for so long now, but decided to hold off on posting, since I knew that the couple was planning to use one of the photos for their engagement announcement and I didn’t want to reveal their photos before that came out. But now, we are definitely in the clear and I can share some samples of the engagement shoot we did back in late winter. The couple decided they wanted to use some props to play off of the amusing stereotypes that they had both encountered along the way…..french women wearing berets and carrying baguettes and american men being cowboys. So we took some fun photos to play off of that concept, but we also took a lot of beautiful shots of them to celebrate their serious side as well. Here are a few of my favorite photos from their session:

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Say Goodbye to Connecticut Session- Portrait Photographer West Hartford, CT

The couple featured in this blog post called me to book a session so that they could take some photos with the New England fall foliage to celebrate their last autumn season in Connecticut before they move next year. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy snatched away all of our leaves early this year. But it almost didn’t even matter because the weather, the light, and the beautiful background made for the perfect setting for a fall photo shoot, leaves or no leaves. Here are a few of my favorites from our session:

Out and About Mom Photo Session- Website/Blog Photography West Hartford, CT

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with the fabulous bloggers behind Out and About Mom and their families for a fun photo session to update their photos and polish their look for their blog site. Out and About Mom is a blog that tracks all of the day trips and activities that two Connecticut moms do with their young children. These ladies have visited an astounding number of places and have noted not only what the experience was like, but also great little details like whether or not you can take in strollers and other helpful facts. When I first saw their blog, I thought it was an absolutely genius idea and only wish that I had such an awesome resource to refer to when my daughter was so little. Shawna and Mandy are from the Glastonbury/West Hartford area, but have not limited themselves to just these two towns. They are an adventurous duo who have traveled to numerous towns throughout the state in their mission to create great memories with their little ones. Luckily for all of us, they generously share all their experience and wisdom regularly through their blog.

When we met up in Farmington for our session, we quickly plotted out our hour of shooting time and got to work with individual portraits, group shots, family photos, and even some maternity shots as well! It was like we did 4 sessions in one that day! But it was tons of fun and I am so excited about the results of this session. Thanks again to Shawna and Mandy for trusting my  vision for their photos and being willing to track down color coordinating outfits for so many family members and themselves as well. No small task, I promise you!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the session:

The next two shots show a really cute and creative idea that the OAAM bloggers came up with. They posed in a dozen different ways with blank white poster board and they plan to use these on their blog as a fun way to post little ideas, announcements, etc. With a little Photoshop text tool, you can write whatever you want on the posters. Here is a little sample that I came up with to demonstrate how the photos will work on their blog, but with a little self promotion for Kathryn Deane Photography mixed in for fun 🙂

The following photo may be a Kathryn Deane Photography first because I have actually come out from behind my camera to pose for a shot with Shawna and Mandy. I am so excited to be building this great partnership with these two fantastic women and I look forward to working with them again in the near future:-)

And if you haven’t already, please check out Shawna and Mandy’s blog at


Newlyweds in New Haven – Engagement Photographer West Hartford, CT

This past weekend, I met up with a gorgeous newlywed couple for a session in downtown New Haven. When choosing the location, I wanted a place that would allow us to capture the beauty and feeling of the fall season while still allowing us to get in some fun, urban shots. We spent some time on the Yale campus and on the New Haven green as well. The best part about this couple is that they both have the looks of professional models  and they have a really relaxed, fun vibe that comes across in their candid shots. Easily, my favorite photos of them are the ones where they forgot momentarily that I was following them around like paparazzi.  Here are some of my top picks from the day:

Engagement Session at Norwich Inn & Spa – Engagement Photographer West Hartford, CT

Apparently, selling your house + moving= 3 months of not posting anything on your blog!  So the next few entries may be a little jumbled up and dated, but I vow to get back on track now that my moving saga is over. Fortunately, I was able to get this post ready in only a few days after doing the shoot at Norwich Inn and Spa. Miracles do happen! Well, this couple clearly has a lot of love and it shows in every single photo I took. There were so many gorgeous pictures that I had a VERY difficult time picking which ones to share. So here are a bunch of my favorites from the evening:

The Happily Engaged Couple – Engagement Photography West Hartford, CT

On Sunday, I joined another photographer for a practice shoot at Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford, CT. We invited a close friend of mine and her fiance to be the models for our practice session. Fortunately, they just recently got engaged, so we ended up with a real engagement session. The location was fantastic, but the weather was TERRIBLE!  There was wind whipping, rain falling, and freezing cold temps…..Yet somehow, even with frozen fingers and foggy lenses I was able to capture some beautiful shots of this adorable couple. Thank you to Krrrrrrrrusty and the future Mr. Krrrrrrrusty for making this photo shoot fun and for being such incredible sports through it all!