Sarah & Robby | Shelton Ceremony

June 13, 2020

A Summer Lakeside Ceremony
Shelton, Connecticut

This wedding is my first for 2020! I can't believe we are in June and I am saying that but we all know that this virus had put a damper on celebrations and gatherings this year. I want to commend my couples for being just the most chill people and handling the change in plans with grace. I can't say I would be this way if it were me! I got a text from Sarah giving me a postponement date for August 1st but things changed again and she responded back with keeping the original date and keeping it small. I was thrilled to say the least! They planned on getting married at their home outside in the first place so just the guest count changed a bit.

When I arrived the lake was glistening and I greeted Robby at the side porch of the neighbors (found out later that is his childhood home). He let me know that Sarah was in the house next door which is their house getting ready. Bridesmaids were putting on touches of make up and relaxing as I headed upstairs to the bride. The MOB handed me her dress to take a photo of and I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. I am a huge fan of lace and had a feeling Sarah would have chosen something more fitted. The cap sleeve is something I actually wanted for my own wedding dress!

Overlooking the water and that willow tree I couldn't believe my luck providing a shaded glowy spot for portraits. The first look was sweet as well with Robby's jaw dropping at the sight of Sarah. Then out came Tucker and he was the best boy ever with his bow tie just like at their winter engagement session! The great thing about intimate ceremonies is that everyone there you get to talk to and take photos with. The florals were done by a neighbor and man just look at alter and bouquet along with some vintage bottle centerpieces bought by the family it all came together so perfect. Can't wait to photograph the full party at a later date!

Enjoy the start to your marriage Sarah and Robby and relieve some of my favorite images.

All smiles,

Having the lake in your backyard is goals...just sayin!

Thank you for letting me capture this day for you!!

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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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