Sarah and Matt's Wedding, Drake Flower Bridge and The Riverview, Simsbury, Connecticut

October 08, 2021


Saint Patrick-Saint Anthony Catholic Church Hartford, Connecticut

Drake Hill Flower Bride, Simsbury, Connecticut

The Riverview, Simsbury, Connecticut


Sarah and Matt's wedding was an extravaganza with full day coverage including getting ready photos of Sarah at her parent's house, a full catholic church ceremony at Saint Patrick-Saint Anthony Church in Hartford and three portrait locations including the church courtyard, the Drake Hill Flower Bridge in Simsbury followed by portraits and reception at The Riverview in Simsbury, Connecticut.  Quite a bit of planning and collaboration went into their wedding to make all the parts come together and come together they did in a effortless dance of beauty and love taking us from one location to the next though out the day and into the night.  Their wedding day started off with Sarah getting ready, followed by portraits of her bridesmaid and flower girls and ring bearers, her parents and a "first look" with her father.  After the photos were done indoors we went in the backyard for more portraits. 

With the getting ready photos and portraits completed we next went to Saint Francis / Saint Anthony Church in Hartford for their Catholic wedding ceremony. 

The church had a beautiful courtyard outside so we spent a nice amount of time doing the family formals/portraits and then some alone time with the bride and groom for some more portraits. 

Sarah and Matt did something a little different for the next part of their wedding day.  They wanted to have a little alone time together on their wedding day so they went to the Drake Hill Flower Bridge with me for some time alone with portraits.  Often trying to fit all the portraits in the limited 45 minutes of a cocktail hour limits the locations, amount and variety of portraits.  The way Sarah and Matt arranged their timeline, they had three different portrait locations; the church, flower bridge and venue so they had a wonderful variety and great amount of photos in their final collection.  The Drake Flower Bridge made for such beautiful wedding portraits with the leaves starting to change colors.

We went next to the Riverview in Simsbury for their wedding reception.  The venue allowed us on property early so we had time before the cocktail hour for more portraits.  Because we started the portraits at the venue early we were done before the cocktail hour and everybody could attend the cocktail hour which made for a more relaxed and enjoyable wedding day!  

Since everyone was at the cocktail hour, I could use the time to get plenty of reception detail photos which is a nice benefit of laying out the wedding timeline this way.  

There wedding reception started with some crazy fun introductions, first dance and toasts.  

After that we had a group photo and father daughter dance and mother son dance.

With the bulk of the formal dances done, it was open dance floor time.  At one point I took Sarah and Matt outside for some cool night photos which is always a treat.

It was an incredible wedding day extravaganza!!  All in all their wedding covered 4 different locations over a span of 12 1/2 hours.  We had so much time to enjoy the day and take in every moment!

Meet John

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, 2022 and 2023,  Knot Hall of Fame award and Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 for my hard work, many 5 star reviews and  happy clients.