Personal Branding | Tara with Rodan & Fields

You know when you meet someone and think - they’re just so genuine?

I think that word sums up Tara best. Full of life and grace, a beautiful spirit, fiercely compassionate with a thirst for knowledge and understanding - I’m grateful to have met her and to have had the honor of getting to know her. And especially stoked to give her images showcasing her personality, priorities and her journey in business with Rodan & Fields.

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Baby Girl & The Longest Week of My Life

I remember the weekend like it just happened. My husband was, at the time, working in Hawaii. On Friday night I drove to a wedding in upstate New York (then back to Connecticut that night) and left for a family session in New Hampshire early Saturday morning, followed by another family session in CT for sunset that evening (you can see that session here - one of my faves!), and then the next day a commercial photoshoot. It was busy and I remember thinking a couple of times “I feel real weird.” Long story short, it was that weekend I realized I was pregnant. And I couldn’t tell my husband for a week.

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It's a BABY!

For several weeks before we found out the gender of our precious little one, scheduled to join us sometime in early June, anytime someone would ask me if I had any inclination of what “it” was I would make the *super lame* joke, “Definitely a human?”

I feel like most people talk about dad jokes… I’m totally going to make mom jokes a thing.

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Family Session | Stonington Borough, Connecticut

Though my calendar is often filled working with couples documenting love stories and wedding ceremonies, I absolutely love having the opportunity to work with couples in a different - yet equally beautiful season of life - raising little ones whose smiles and laughs melt hearts! Seriously, as soon as you see these cuties you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

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5 Date Ideas for the Engaged Couple

Looking for ideas for a date night with your loved one in the midst of the chaos of planning a wedding? Look no further! A few ideas to help inspire taking time to spend together and making the most of your engagement season.

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James & Ashley | Waikiki, Hawai'i

I had been dreaming of a session like this since the moment we found out my husband Andrew would be working on Oahu - only problem was, I hadn’t met anyone who lived in Hawai’i yet. Minor detail, right?

Little did I know I would get to meet and photograph Ashley & James, or that we would have as much fun as we did, or that the session would end up being one of my absolute favorites ever.

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Coastal Fairytale Wedding | Mystic, Connecticut

This styled shoot features a married couple madly in love at the unique venue The Meadows, tucked away like the Secret Garden in Mystic, Connecticut. The shoot was centered around the theme of my wedding packages: “Your Love is My Lighthouse.” Styling for the shoot, including design of the invitation suite and fabric accents were created by myself and a local designer.

Everything about this couple’s wedding day is focused around the belief that love doesn’t have to be extravagant, it just has to be enduring, simple and true. In a place woven with history of sea merchants and sailors tales, a modern day coastal wedding means embracing the history of the past with nautical ropes, handcrafted rose gold jewelry, and starfish on your wedding cake. Where rainy days don’t exclude you from wedding portraits on the beach, and embracing nautical doesn’t mean your dress can’t have countless layers of tulle.

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Engagement Session - Abbie & Armando | Yale, New Haven & Hammonasset Beach State Park

Abbie is a dear friend of mine and having the opportunity to photograph her and Armando for their engagement photos was an experience I’ll never forget. Congratulations, you two! My hope is that you enjoy this season in life and that it's one filled with intense fits of laughter, talks about the future, and that you enjoy walking into it boldly hand in hand, side by side. Y’all are awesome!

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Enchanted Forest Wedding - Jesse & Kylee | Flagstaff, Arizona

This wedding in the Flagstaff, Arizona forest is what fairytales are made of. The union of this joyful couple was everything it was meant to be. From beautiful florals, gorgeous smiles and laughter, to breaking it down on the dance floor this wedding sure is one for the books!

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Senior Friends Session | Stonington, Connecticut

I'd had this idea in my head for a while about a beach session with a group of girls drinking from glass Coca-Cola bottles, blowing bubbles, wearing their chosen college tees - basically laughing and enjoying a final summer before parting ways to embark on the next part of each of their respective journeys.

Madison, Dani, Sarah and Morgan are such a blast to hang out with and they for sure made this vision of mine come to life. They're fun, genuine, and obviously completely adorable as well.

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Backyard Wedding - Suffield, Connecticut | Zach & Candice

On their 10 year dating anniversary (cue the total heart melt), Candice and Zach *finally* tied the knot (see below for their adorable Save the Date: "He finally asked!"). Who would have known their meeting at Panera over a decade ago was just the beginning of a beautiful love story? After spending months carefully planning every detail, this couple threw a party their guests won’t soon forget.

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Old Stone Church - West Boylston, MA | Engagement

When the temperature is perfect, the colors of the sunset are on point, and your couple is the cutest it makes for one awesome engagement session.

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Healthy Skin Leads to Better Makeup

Worried about your skin and looking for advice about how to better prepare for your wedding photos? Mercedes is a talented makeup artist and esthetician with some amazing tips to consider to help you look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day.

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