Mark and Meghan's Wedding-Heritage Hotel, Southbury, Connecticut

August 27, 2021  •  Leave a Comment


Saint Joseph's Church, Danbury, Connecticut

Southford Falls State Park, Southbury, Connecticut

Heritage Hotel, Southbury, Connecticut


Every wedding is different in its size, duration and logistics of locations etc.  Some people choose smaller intimate weddings, some choose larger more grand weddings.  Some couples choose to have their wedding at 1 location and some in multiple locations.  Meghan and Mark's wedding was more on the larger size with their wedding taking place over 5 locations.  It included getting ready photos at two different homes, a Catholic church ceremony, portraits at a local state park and then the reception at the venue.  All in all it was about 12 hours of coverage.  For these larger types of weddings I offer a full wedding day coverage photography package that is perfect for this type of wedding.  That way you get all the coverage you need for your full wedding day.  This package also includes a beautiful fine art wedding album, an engagement package and prints.  It is called the " Precious Memories Package"  Check it out.

Mark and Meghan's wedding started off with getting ready photos of Mark and his groomsmen at the bride and groom's house.  Letters were read at this time from each other.  Their was an impromptu "first look" with Mark's mom as well as portraits in the backyard.  

I next traveled to Meghan's parent's house for getting ready photos with Meghan and her bridesmaids.  Her getting ready photos included a letter reading, and "first look" with her father and bridesmaids as well as portraits outside the home.  By staggering the getting ready photos of the groom and bride,  I am able to photograph both of them myself without the need of a second photographer.  This allows for more consistency in their final images and a higher quality as I am able to photograph them both rather than relying on a less experienced second photographer to do some of the work.   

We next went to Saint Joseph's Church in Danbury the church for their beautiful Catholic wedding ceremony.  

The weather through us a bit of a curve ball and a quickly approaching thunderstorm with rain and lighting cut shot some of our portraits at the church but luckily Megan had umbrellas and by the time we got to our second portrait location at Southford Falls State Park,  the rain had let up enough for us to resume the portraits and incorporate the umbrellas into some of the photos.  

We next went to their reception venue at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, Connecticut.  Being from Southbury, I do a lot of weddings at the Heritage Hotel.  It is a great place to have your wedding.  The staff does a fantastic job of putting together a great wedding day.  The staff are kind and food and amenities are great.  They have a new vineyard at the venue even a cool vintage pick up truck which we used as a back ground for some of the photos.   

With the portraits complete we moved into the Timbers Room at the Heritage Hotel for their reception.  Some of the highlights were introductions, their first dance, toasts, parent dances, cake cutting a bouquet toss and lots of great dancing and fun on the dance floor.  They had a great cupcake bar which was a bit hit and really cute "meant to bee" honey party favors.

What a fabulous wedding day Megan and Mark.  So many beautiful photos were taken capturing the beautiful moments of your wedding day. 




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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, 2023 and 2024,  Knot Hall of Fame award and Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 for my hard work, many 5 star reviews and  happy clients.

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