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What can we say about Amy and Chris.  They are just one of those couples that when you look at them you can just see how genuinely happy they are.  Amy and her wedding planning crew covered every little detail and their spring wedding at Glastonbury Hills Country Club was the perfect kick off to our wedding season craziness!  Amy and Chris definitely didn’t have a shortage of family and friends who love them and wanted to contribute to their special day.  A friend came over in the wee hours of the morning to do Amy’s makeup others made their wedding cupcakes/cake (which looked delicious!!!)

Favorite moments of the day?

~Amy and Chris’ wedding day transportation – a school bus!  Amy is a teacher and this was a good option as opposed to the traditional limo

~Before the ceremony I am in the back of the church with the bride and whomever is walking her down the aisle.  All 6’8″ of Amy’s dad was full of emotion (down to his wedding day crocs) and your heart can’t melt any more seeing a dad cry before he walks to give his daughter away.

~Of course the song of the moment around their wedding was “Selfie”.  When the bride and groom walk into that song and the Chris takes many opportunities to take selfies throughout the day (including with us and DJ Mark the Shark too) we can’t help but have a happy memory!

Congrats Amy and Chris!!

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Can you believe it’s finally spring??  Even though the snow is still on the ground in a lot of spots you can definitely tell that warmer days are just around the corner.  And tomorrow we couldn’t be more excited to kick off our spring wedding season photographing Bridget and Kevin’s wedding!!  Late last spring, Brian met up with Bridget and Kevin for their engagement session that began at Harkness State Park.  It was also an exciting couple of days for them because it was the day that they closed on their home and it was also both of their birthdays the day before!!

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After Harkness, they ventured down to Captain Scott’s in New London which is where they had their first date.  And of course when you’re down by the ocean you can resist getting some fried fish and chowder!

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Can’t wait to see you guys tomorrow!

Brian, Dominique and I were honored to photograph the 4th Jordan’s Journey Gala held at Mohegan Sun.  There were a record 1100 +  supporters at the gala this year and they raised over one million dollars!!  With a personal connection to the Porco Family, this event and Foundation has meaning to both of us.  In attendance were Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and US Senator Richard Blumenthal.  Patricia Rehmer gave a fantastic speech and keynote speaker this year was Ross Szabo.  A big thanks to Masters of Ceremonies, Renee DiNino and Mark the Shark, after party entertainment by the band Barefoot Truth.  And there was even a marriage proposal too!!

The Jordan’s Journey Gala is an annual celebration of the life and spirit of Jordan Porco and the primary fundraising event for The Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation raising awareness of suicide prevention.

The Mission of the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation is to prevent suicide in the college and college entry student population that is often the end result of significant emotional disorders triggered by stress and/or not recognized within the person until it is too late. They do this in the name and spirit of Jordan Matthew Porco, who died by suicide in 2011. YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS.

Their goal is to help prevent suicide among the college age student population by increasing awareness, identifying resources available to students, helping friends and family recognize the warning signs of depression, encouraging at-risk persons to seek out help, and providing financial support to those organizations and programs dedicated to suicide prevention.  With the generosity of sponsors, the support of those who attend, the dedication of volunteers, and the importance of their mission, this event is simply breathtaking and like none other.

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Veronica is one of those girls that just has a heart of gold.  We first met her when she was working with a media company here in CT.  And she also happens to be a very talented makeup artist as well!  Veronica was in need of some updated headshots before her big move to Boston, MA.  However, she does still travel back to the Hartford area so if you are in need of a makeup artist check out her site!   www.makeupbyv.com

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This past Saturday over 1000 guests braved the weather all in support for Hartford Hospital’s annual Black & Red Gala.  The Black & Red Gala held at the Bushnell in Hartford raised $1 million for their trauma center!!

Guests were treated to an amazing dinner and dessert spread provided by Max Catering and an amazing performance and entertainment by The Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd & Jim Belushi.

Hartford Hospital is home to the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, as classified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. With the Emergency Department and LIFE STAR, the state’s only air ambulance system, the Hartford Hospital Trauma Center provides multidisciplinary, comprehensive emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to patients who have medical conditions and injuries ranging from minor to serious to life threatening. For many patients, our advanced Trauma Center is the gateway to Hartford Hospital’s innovative and complex care.

The Trauma Center at Hartford Hospital is devoted to serving the community by providing specialized physicians and unparalleled resources and equipment to care for the critically ill and injured during transport, in the emergency room, in the operating rooms, and through to rehabilitation.

Funds raised through the 2015 Black & Red will help Hartford Hospital continue to provide the best evidence-based, state-of-the-art care for individuals experiencing traumatic injuries and medical emergencies. Moreover, the Trauma Center at Hartford Hospital is a community resource for preventive services and outreach programs, providing education to professionals and the public.

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