Monthly Archives: March 2012

How to plan a great wedding!

How to create a beautiful wedding!

A Simply Stunning Wedding: How to Design a Perfect South County Celebration

A Simply Stunning Wedding: How to Design a Perfect South County Celebration Webinar
Recently, Adornment Fine Jewelry hosted an informational workshop for Brides, Grooms and their Families.  Representatives from local bridal businesses and event planning experts shared trends, tricks, and techniques: virtually everything a bride and groom should know before they plunge into planning their event.

This seminar was not a sales pitch, rather it was an open forum that will gave information and guidance to couples on helping them plan their special event in South County.

Please take a look – you will be surprised by the great information contained within!

Guest Speakers

Calvin Campany: Jeweler and Owner of Adornment Fine Jewelry

Seth Jacobson: Photographer

Ginny Cauley: Owner of AAirline Express Limousine & Car Service, Inc.

Joseph Farias: Celebeautique Hair Spa, beauty expert

Brandi Lacoste: Blissful Events, Wedding Planner

Ann Petronio: Annie’s Escapes, Travel Planner & Escape Artist

Wedding Contest Winners at The Garde Theater, New London CT

Congratulations to Kristen and Jason who celebrated their marriage yesterday at The Garde Art Center in New London CT. I was honored to photograph this event that was a wedding give away put on by The Day Newspaper Grand prize was a complete wedding for Kristen and Jason and 50 guests, thrown by The Day! The wedding was held on Sunday, March 25.

It was quite a lovely day with a lot of people putting in a lot of hard work that all ended up  FABULOUS ! I am super happy to have been a part of this event that was donated my some very generous people!

Wedding photo at The Garde Theater New London

The prize package included:

* Hair and beauty for the bride provided by Bella vita Salon
* Ceremony and reception location provided by the Garde Arts Center
* Catering by Coastal Gourmet
* Photography by Seth Jacobson Photography
* Rings provided by Mallove’s Jewelers
* Entertainment by Pierce Productions
* Cake provided by You Take the Cake
* Linens and place settings provided by Arrow Party Rental
* Videography by Marsal Studios
* Dress provided by Pentangle Fashion Boutique
* Tuxedo by Colin’s Tux Shop

*Flowers by Adam’s Garden of Eden

50’s Style Portrait behind the curtain

Lighting set up for 50's style portrait

As you can see above we had a 3 light set up for this portrait with an octabox set up pretty close to them camera left and about 3-4 feet away, a shoot through umbrella up and about 8-9 feet from the subjects off camera right, and a strip light up high and behind them to just kiss them with some soft light from behind. I set my ISO to 560 so that I could have a smaller Aperture and not use up tons of battery power. The exposure was shutter 1/60th at F/6.3 just to make sure that they were both in focus. I changed the color of the yellow paper back drop in Photoshop because I wanted the beige clothes and chair to be matched by the background a little more closely to make it all the more plain and uniform looking visually. This took quite a long time to set up and plan getting just the right clothes ect… But I think it was worth it, I love this portrait! My favorite little details are the paper and coffee on the side table and the heart-shaped Danish on the platter with a doily and everything!

50's style portrait finished

Engagement Portrait Rhode Island

Trinity and Matt are not your ordinary couple. Matt is a bass player in a heavy metal band “Give Zombies The Vote” Check out their Facebook Page here  Trinity is one of those people who you immediately like when you meet her, she is very funny constantly cracking me up by cracking jokes and doing funny voices. They both have Tatoo’s and are outside of the box type people. I LOVE  that! Normally when I meet with a couple to create an engagement portrait I try to capture them accurately as they are in the world. This time I thought it would be fun to go the opposite way and make a “Leave it to Beaver/Better Homes and Garden” type image. This is what we made. tell me what you think!

Trinity and Matt Engagement Portrait

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