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Dec19

The Inn At Longshore | Lauren + Josh get married!

Connecticut Wedding Photographer | The Inn At Longshore Westport CT

 Ahhhh–now THIS was a great wedding! Lauren and Josh had their ceremony and reception at The Inn at Longshore back in August, but it honestly feels like a month or so ago…check it out—

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This was simply one of those weddings that make me happy! Everyone was in great spirits, the wedding party were fun and easygoing…I got to shoot the kind of formals I LIKE to!!! Just everything was GREAT!!!

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Luckily, I had the terrific Stephen Wang along for the ride to help second shoot. He hung out with the guys while I was with the Ladies.

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You see what I mean? Moments like these left and right–just wonderful!!

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You know, a lot of times when you photograph the Gentlemen there just kinda sitting around not doing much as I like to joke, “Watching ESPN and struggling with their cufflinks”. These guys were hanging out, and really having a great time.

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Oooooo! And how about this spectacular dress from The Plumed Serpent Westport!

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Now if you follow this blog at all, then you KNOW how much I LOVE First Looks. There is so much intimacy and emotion in seeing each other in a private moment (well, as private as you can get with ME lurking around, but still…) This one took the cake. This one gave me a moment to pause, swallow a little harder than usual and watch as my eye went blurry from a tiny tear. Josh’s reaction to Lauren is absolutely PRICELESS in that moment of getting choked up. Its what First Looks were meant for.

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And of course a selfie since, you know–it’s 2014! LOL

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I love capturing faces with such character at weddings; i’m always on the lookout for these!

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The perfection of an ‘imperfect’ group shot–my favorite.

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Stephen got some great shots of the flower girl just hanging out

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So we took a stroll down to where the Sailing School is and kind of invaded as they were cleaning up for the day.

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This is actually one of my favorites. In the past i would have NEVER done this, but I was feeling it and knew that Lauren and Josh would appreciate the spontaneity of it. (the instructors kept apologizing for being ‘in the way’ and I was like, “No-no–you’re FINE!! I want you in it!!”

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Again-i’m telling you: even with a group this large, this arrangement just sort of ‘happened’

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Some pre-ceremony discussions

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The look on Joshs’ Mom’s face here is priceless!

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We had gorgeous, soft (photo-code for cloudy) light which let me get great shots from every angle–no glare or squinting.

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Now I did NOT see this cake smash coming–and neither did Lauren ( look at that face in image #2 up top–lol)

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Thanks again for a marvelous day and to the staff at The Inn at Longshore for helping everything run so smoothly!

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