Melissa and Jeff's Wedding-Birchwoods At Oak Lane, Woodbridge, Connecticut

October 03, 2020  •  Leave a Comment


Birchwoods at Oak Lane, Woodbridge, Connecticut


Melissa and Jeff were on edge as many couples have been in 2020 not knowing if their wedding was going to take place.  Limits were increased come October for outdoor events and the Birchwoods put up a tent in the back of their facility to accommodate their larger groups size so that their wedding could take place without cutting down their guest count substantially which was fantastic news for Melissa and Jeff.

So with all things in place we begin the story of their wedding day with photos of Jeff getting ready in the really cool groom's room at Birchwoods!!  Way to go Jeff.  After the getting ready photos in the groom's room we went outside for portraits of Jeff.  

With Jeff's portraits complete I went to the bridal suite for getting ready photos of Melissa and her bridesmaids.  Melissa read a letter from Jeff as part of her getting ready photos.  This is always a very touching moment and adds so much to the getting ready photos.   

With her getting ready photos complete we went outside for portraits of Melissa and her bridesmaids,  The sunflowers and blue dresses worn by her bridesmaids were such a great combination.
Melissa also did a first look" with her dad that was a very emotional event.  Following that, I took photos of Melissa and her family. 

With the majority of their portraits complete before the ceremony it was time for their lovely outdoor wedding ceremony.  Part of their ceremony included a hand fasting as well as the reading of personal vows. 

With their ceremony completed we continued with portrait combinations we didn't get earlier as well as taking the time for intimate portraits of Melissa and Jeff.   

The sun started to get low in the sky as we moved into the reception part of their wedding.  Their reception included introductions, toasts by the best man and maid of honor as well as Melissa's uncle.  There was lots of great fun and dancing and joyous evening outside under the tent.

Some clients ask if they should include video coverage of their wedding event in addition to photography.  Video can be a great compliment to photos especially by providing sound, aerial views and moving perspectives which helps tell the story.  I included a video of their wedding so can see what the inclusion of video is like. I work with a great team of videographers to fit your budget and needs.  Justin Sevilla is one of them. 

This video was done by Justin  Sevilla of Villa Films





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Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and you want a photographer who has the skills and experience to capture every precious moment.  I have been formally trained in photography through the New York Institute of Photography and The Wedding School.  I started my career as a landscape and commercial photographer where precision, detail and accuracy were required in every job.  I bring these skills to every wedding assuring you will have a beautiful collection of photographs of your wedding day from beginning to end. Vision, attention, creativity, communication and caring go into every aspect of your wedding.  I was awarded Best of the Knot 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, Knot Hall of Fame award and Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award 2019 and 2020 for my hard work, many 5 star reviews and  happy clients.