Logan & Joshua | Pavilion on Crystal Lake

November 17, 2023

An Autumn Wedding on the Lake
Middletown, Connecticut

My 2023 fall season closed with this family wedding. I say this is family because I have known the groom for a while (his cousin is my bestie) and I was honored to be contacted to photograph their day. If you remember this couple from the cliffside castle engagement they are full of smiles. They are so chill and this wedding day felt like it.

The cabin area at the venue makes it feel like a home environment where everyone can just relax and get ready. The wedding party was super amped to peek in on the first look and once those moments were captured ...bring on the dogs! They have 4 and it was so fun to get their furry family all together on this day! There were also a doggie bag station at the reception full of treats to take home for those who love their dogs too!

The ceremony was made extra special by two cuties in ring security and the flower girl who were fast friends. I love kids at weddings!

Once my coverage officially ended I hung around and got to party a little and just take my time being with everyone and celebrate this union.

Best wishes for your marriage and I know I will see these two again!

All smiles,


First Look excitement!
The laughs were contagious

Me and my Bestie had to make the cut, plus this cute global guestbook

More About Mariel

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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