Downtown Collinsville Engagement | Jillian & Tim

March 13, 2020

Downtown Collinsville Engagement Shoot
Collinsville, Connecticut

I remember passing through Collinsville one time a long time ago when I was working for Teddy Bear Portraits and thinking how friggin' awesome and industrial it was and how I had to do a session here. It took some years later but finally got the chance. Jillian and Tim just moved to this small town and decided that this was the perfect location for their engagement shoot. I met up with them in the center at a really cute restaurant.

It was a while since they booked so it was great to officially meet up. Despite the chill wind downtown was buzzing with activity. There is so much history, local shops and a pretty trail and bridge. We started at the museum building that was light and bright and then Jill took us around since she scouted some locations weeks before. All I need is good light and I certainly did. I really enjoyed this blue wall because it matched her sapphire ring perfectly! The outfits were also nice and neutral so I could showcase their smiles better. I always recommend just that - stay comfortable, no crazy patterns that way you don't look back in regret!

I am really pumped to shoot their September wedding at the classy Wadsworth Mansion!

All smiles,

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This blog is a small representation of my most current sessions, my clients love stories and all the adventures I am privilaged to go on! Ways to my heart include coffee, feeding me before I am "hangry" and anything shabby chic/rustic. My vintage camera collection grows everday and I am usually smiling and quoting random movies. Most importantly Mariel O. Photo celebrates love in all forms regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation & gender identity.

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