Katelyn and Patrick's Wedding-The Riverview, Simsbury Connecticut

February 21, 2020  •  Leave a Comment


First Congregational Church, Litchfield Connecticut

Topsmead State Forest, Litchfield Connecticut

The Riverview, Simsbury, Connecticut


When two people come together and can make beautiful music as the saying goes it is a wonder to behold.  In the case of Katelyn and Patrick both musicians their coming together has literally made for a blossom of music and creativity with their Pop music band Patrick and Kate Music.   

When Katelyn came to me with her wedding plans there were some large breaks in the middle of the day with uncertainty of how to use the time as well as a late fall reception time that left very little time of daylight for their portraits at The Riverview om Simsbury. So I worked with them and helped revise their timeline and suggested to add a portrait location at Topsmead State Park during the late afternoon gap to take advantage of the daylight and proximity to their church wedding ceremony in Litchfield.  

Their wedding was a multi location wedding starting in Torrington, Connecticut with getting ready shots of the guys and girls at different locations.  I started the day off with getting ready shots of Patrick and his groomsmen at their parent's home in Torrington, Connecticut. Part of the getting ready shots was gift giving to the groomsmen and Patrick opening a letter from Katelyn.

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With the guys all dressed and ready, the text destination was Torringford Manor Bed and Breakfast-a historic old home that was the perfect venue for Katelyn's getting ready photos.  We started with photos of Katelyn getting ready, then shots of her bridesmaid in their robes followed by Katelyn reading a letter from Patrick.

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Gavagan 162.jpgGavagan 162.jpgBride Kaetlyn putting on her jewelry with her maid of honor's help for her wedding at the Torrington Bed and Breakfast in Torrington Connecticut Gavagan 181.jpgGavagan 181.jpg Gavagan 199.jpgGavagan 199.jpgKaetlyn reading a letter from her husband to be Patrick during her getting ready shots at the Torringford Bed and Breakfast in Torrington, Connecticut Gavagan 247.jpgGavagan 247.jpg Gavagan 252.jpgGavagan 252.jpg

The next location was The First Congregational Church in Litchfield for their wedding ceremony which included two pastors and a sand ceremony.  This was an old New England Church with no center aisle but aisles on both sides of the church.  It was very different, a bit of a challenge to photograph as their wasn't much space to move around in at the alter but all came out great and it made for some great shots  

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With their wedding ceremony completed we headed to Topsmead State Forest for photos of the wedding party, family portraits and photos of Katelyn and Patrick.  We had a beautiful day and great fall weather.   

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With the portraits complete we headed to The Riverview Wedding Venue for their reception in Simsbury, Connecticut.  We moved quickly as the sun was setting fast and we were loosing light. We went down to the Farmington River to take in some photos together with the setting sun.    

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With all the portraits completed outside it was time to move into the beautiful reception hall overlooking the river and time for the festivities to begin.  Included in the evening were introductions a duet song sung by Patrick and Katelyn.  Gavagan 673.jpgGavagan 673.jpg Gavagan 708.jpgGavagan 708.jpgReception table and interior detail shots at the Riverview in Simsbury Connecticut Gavagan 737.jpgGavagan 737.jpg Gavagan 749.jpgGavagan 749.jpg Gavagan 770.jpgGavagan 770.jpg

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Numerous toasts were made followed by dinner. 

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Next Katelyn danced with both her father and step dad as well as Patrick dancing with his mother. 

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Cake cutting and lot of great dancing followed.      

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 We finished the evening off with portraits of Katelyn and Patrick in the beautiful entrance to the Riverview with the beautiful marble floor and large columns.  It was an amazing wedding day celebration with 5 locations and beautiful time spent on their wedding day.

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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.