We became fast friends and connected very deeply because we are both Libras with emotional and sensitive souls. Lydia is the kindest, and her work is life changing for people. I admire her so much, and when she asked me to be her wedding photographer I was over the moon excited, and honored to be a part of it. She is an absolute goddess. Inside and out she is stunning and was glowing with beauty on her wedding day.
Lydia & Andy decided to have an intimate wedding, with their closest family and friends. All the vendors were very important to Lydia as well. In the morning it was very special for us all to be there with her, we’re all her friends and made her so happy to have us as part of the day.
The couple got ready separately at the Simsbury Inn. From the victorian wallpaper, gold frames and canopy bed, it was an idyllic backdrop to capture the gorgeous couple against. I loved Lydia’s delicate ruffled wedding dress against the wallpaper, her beauty is absolutely timeless!
Next up we headed to Nod Hill Road which overlooks the Heublein Tower in Talcott Mountain State Park, for their first look. I love capturing the shift from anticipation to love during the first look. It was so heartfelt and beautiful, they were bathed in a lovely golden light which illuminated their love. We were so lucky and it was 60 degrees in January. I just knew in my heart the sun would be shining that day.
After our first look we took advantage of the golden light with some portraits.
We also took some portraits at Millwrights — I love the pretty waterfall and the bright, bold red woodwork on the bridge. The dramatic light highlighted such an evocative moment of reflection between the two.
Then it was time to head over to the First Church of Christ for a beautiful & intimate ceremony. There Lydia’s best friends performed pre-ceremony as the guests entered the church. There were a million beautiful and emotional moments throughout the ceremony, and I had a hard time picking between them, so I am over-sharing them with you here.
After the ceremony, we took a few formal photos in front of the church, and then headed to Millwrights for the reception. Andy and Lydia kept it simple, with a few beautiful decorations (guitar picks giving a nod to their musical backgrounds!), and letting both the food, the mood, and the celebration shine. I love you two so much, words can’t even express how grateful I am to have captured this day, and to have you in my life!