Category Archives: Live Lovely Photography

Cutting Down Your Guest List | Wedding Planning Woes Solved

Is it just me, or is choosing (and cutting back) on the wedding guest list the most challenging part of planning aView full post »

How To Splurge And Save For Your Wedding Day

If you are planning a wedding, then there is no hiding from the fact that weddings are expensive. Every little detailView full post »

The Importance Of Getting Ready Images On Your Wedding Day

Getting ready for the wedding takes more time than the ceremony itself. The hours before the wedding are a flurry ofView full post »

Why I Started A Honeyfund Instead Of A Traditional Registry

Wedding gift registries baffle me. I appreciate when couples share a wish list of registry items because it takes theView full post »

My Favorite Blog Posts Of 2017

2017 was the year that I truly branched out into the blogosphere. For years I have been sharing my photography andView full post »

2017 In Review: Travel & Living Lovely

I am going to start at the very beginning. 2017 was a big year for my fiance and I. We both changed jobs, moved to a newView full post »

2017 In Review | Weddings & Professional Photography

2017 was a big year for Live Lovely Photography. I quit a toxic full-time job to pursue my photography business and gotView full post »

Our 2017 Christmas Card!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Matthew and I!  We are excited to reveal our 2017 Holiday card; a remake ofView full post »

Three Simple Ways To Add Some Wow To Your Engagement Shoot

The engagement shoot is often the only time a couple is ever professionally photographed outside of their wedding day.View full post »

A Year of Living Lovely | Starting January First 2018

A year ago today my heart felt heavy. I didn’t want to get up in the mornings, go to work, or do much of anythingView full post »

Kari & Will | Taughannock Waterfall | Destination Wedding Photographer

Kari and Will are the lovely models for this styled bridal destination wedding shoot at Taughannock Waterfall in IthacaView full post »

Introducing Sweet Baby Caleb | Natural Light Newborn Photography

Today I want to introduce my sweet baby nephew, Caleb, to you! He is an absolute sweetheart and has already stolen allView full post »

Brenda & Andy | Brenda’s Autumn Maternity Session | Ives Farm, Cheshire

This morning I heard that fabulous news that Brenda gave birth to a healthy baby boy! Brenda is an absolutely lovelyView full post »

Mary Catherine & Robert | Woodwinds Wedding | Connecticut Wedding Photographer

Mary Catherine and Robby’s wedding was my final wedding for the Autumn season. The day started off with heavy rainView full post »

Why You Need To Travel For The Moment, Not The Photograph

This is going to sound hypocritical coming from a professional photographer, but don’t live, travel, or exploreView full post »

Jamilah & Jim | Waterview Wedding | New England Wedding Photographer

Jamilah and Jim were married on September 23rd at the Waterview in Monroe Connecticut, almost exactly one year fromView full post »

Ashley & Raymond | The Log Cabin | New England & Destination Wedding Photographer

Ashley and Raymond were married at The Log Cabin in Holyoke Massachusetts on September 16th. I met up with Ashley andView full post »

Lovely Look | Ashley & Raymond

Ashley and Raymond’s wedding turned into an absolutely magical day. The sky was a dark grey as I drove to theView full post »

Jessica’s Maternity Photo Shoot | Lavender Pond Farm | Connecticut Maternity Photographer

In 2014 I had the honor of photographing Jessica’s first maternity session. That lovely little baby bump from 2014View full post »

Live Lovely | When Dreams Take Flight

Last summer I knew that I was going to fly a plane. I knew I would start a blog, become a full-time photographer, writeView full post »

Tuesday Tea | How to Fly

Today, I fly. It is late morning, almost noon, as I sip my tea and write this after pouring over my book, “TheView full post »

Why Engagement Portraits Are Important

“Engagement photographs are timeless. Beyond celebrating your engagement, your session is important because theseView full post »

Why Saving Up For My Wedding Taught Me That I Can Do Anything

I have just proven to myself that I can do anything. The thought struck me the day after we met with a potential catererView full post »

Wedding Vendor Spotlight | Do’s & Dye by Julie

Today’s vendor spotlight is Do’s & Dye by Julie, a hair salon located in West Hartford, ConnecticutView full post »

Our First Time Using Airbnb

Matthew and I have heard a lot of great things about Airbnb, but staying in a room at a stranger’s home left usView full post »

Connecticut Wedding Vendor Spotlight | LA Page Makeup

I had the pleasure of speaking with Lauren Page of LA Page Makeup in Meriden, CT. She has some awesome words ofView full post »

CT Wedding Vendor Spotlight | DVCouture Bridal | Bridal Accessories

Diana is the owner of a bridal accessories business and she hand crafts each piece herself! I have enjoyed browsingView full post »

Camera Review of the Fujifilm X100 T | Wedding Photographer Camera Review

After a year of wishing and debating, I finally purchased the Fujifilm X100 T! I love Fujifilm as a brand. Their camerasView full post »

CT Wedding Vendor Spotlight | JF3 Productions | Videography

For a while now I have been tinkering with the idea of featuring Vendor Spotlight posts on my blog. I love talking aboutView full post »

My Unplugged Travel Philosophy

It is no secret that I love to take photographs. I love sharing the photos almost as much as I enjoy taking them. ButView full post »

Behind the Scenes in Puerto Rico | Vieques & Old San Juan

Last year I had the honor of photographing Anna and Andy’s wedding in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Matthew came with meView full post »

Mary Catherine & Robert | Allen Hill Tree Farm | Winter Engagement

You may remember this lovely couple from their Disney World engagement on Thanksgiving. Robert and Mary Catherine alsoView full post »

Women’s March | Reporting from Washington DC | A Marcher’s Story

Last night I made it home from one of the most inspiring experiences of my life; the Women’s March on WashingtonView full post »

MaryCatherine & Robert’s Disney World Engagement | Destination Photographer

What is the best way to celebrate an engagement? Disney, of course! Robert and MaryCatherine invited me on an adventureView full post »

Ashley & Raymond | Kent, CT Engagement

I had so much fun getting to know Ashley and Raymond better during our adventures in Kent Falls State Park and on Kent&#View full post »

Milah & Jim | Apple Picking Engagement | New England Engagement Photographer

Milah and Jim are engaged! And October was the perfect time of year to photograph their engagement. The vibrant leavesView full post »