Smith Farm Gardens | Venue Spotlight

February 16, 2022

Smith Farm Gardens

Here is another venue spotlight for you! When I arrived at Smith Farm Gardens I knew this was going to be a new favorite venue to shoot at. It is a beautiful property in East Haddam, Connecticut with a quaint country farmhouse. It has unbelievable spots all over for portraits including a rope swing bench, firepit, porch and gardens! It is rare to have some downtime to speak to property owners and other staff but I did - I got to learn the history of the estate and how incredibly nice they were to us vendors. It takes true heart and passion to connect to others in this way.

Details from their site "This colonial center chimney home, built in 1778 has been fully restored; a virtual museum, yet comfortable and inviting. Built 2 years after our country was founded one can almost envision the Smith family tending to their daily activities in the original keep"

Some of these images highlight the grounds and garden cocktail hour and the amazing tented reception! I cannot wait to shoot here again. I may even rent a room for a night just as a perfect little getaway with the husband! It has a full kitchen, open living and 4 bedrooms. Please enjoy some of my images from this wonderful space.

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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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