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A Pond House Wedding | Clarisa + Bill

A wedding in Elizabeth Park | Hartford CT Weddings

When Clarisa and Bill met me here at the house, I knew this would be a terrific wedding, since they were so mellow and easygoing about the day. They even took a lot of my advice regarding timing and all of that (!) Needless to day when the day rolled around it was as fun as I had expected! Take a look…

The ladies and gents all got ready at a hotel in Hartford

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Bill bought all the Gentlemen ties for the wedding

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I got a little obsessed with the pattern and texture of this mirror – and probably took WAY too many shots this way!

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The window light in the hotel room was perfect. This is a good example of being able to shoot a portrait in available surroundings and making it work  (in this case a crowded hotel suite) Well, I THINK it works… 🙂

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Bill and the guys all headed to Elizabeth Park before the ladies arrived, so we took some time for some informal portraits.

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I’d been to this park many times, but never before noticed this little ‘grove’ of pine trees. To me, it suddenly looked like we are in a National park rather than close to downtown Hartford CT – So this maybe my new favorite spot!!

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Clarissa arrives for the First Look  (and you KNOW I love my First Looks!)

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The ladies arrive shortly thereafter

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I’m always looking for some sort of unusual background, and the greenhouse at the conservancy was just right!

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The trickiest part of Elizabeth Park is the fact that’s is, well..a public park! So on a nice day you can encounter 4 or 5 other weddings, kids running around, people snapping photos etc. So there was a lot of ‘pose-hold-wait’ as people entered and exited the frame. And the bridal party may or may not have shooed a few folks away – LOL

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Ceremony under a archway of trees – spectacular

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A few of the natural table details

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Some adorable kids during cocktail hour who simply were not so sure about me and my camera!

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It didn’t take long for the funny hats to come out!!!

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