Courtney Gluck was the winner of the 2020 Storytelling Session Giveaway!
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New Documentary Storytelling and Events Collections.
I have revamped the booking site so you can schedule your session by the hour. All sessions are inclusive and come with the digital images and 4×6 prints. After your session you will be emailed your Online Gallery so you can order beautiful collectible portrait prints, wall art, and albums. When booking your session simply put your desired location in the appointment comments.
Winter 2019/2020. December-April.
Illustrative Documentary Lifestyle Sessions
Changing the way we document our lives.
In Your Home
Geer’s Family Tree Farm, Griswold, Connecticut
Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, Connecticut
What are Illustrative Documentary, or Lifestyle, Sessions? These are sessions that remove the stress of sitting and posing with a backdrop and a lot of props. They incorporate the real family dynamics into your sessions by capturing emotional moments, laughing, snuggling, walking, running, and playing. They also capture details of the session such as what everyone’s wearing or holding hands or eyes, hair, and feet. These sessions also stray away from the “Say Cheese” and Smile Era. Capturing a heartfelt expression for a memorable and realistic experience is the goal.
Illustrative sessions document the natural surroundings and location of the session in a subtle yet artistic way such as your home, neighborhood, favorite park, city street or a rustic farm. Backdrops and tons of props are not the focus of these sessions. Rather an authentic simple environment meant to enhance the setting.
I love photographing Lifestyle sessions so much because there’s no pressure to sit and pose or smile at the camera. These are becoming my favorite sessions because children are happy and parents are stress free. Its also so rewarding to capture natural emotional moments between family members.
Photographing in your own home can be comfortable and cozy for all involved. Weather you have a new baby at home, are getting out of bed and having breakfast together, traveling to the local park or greenhouse, walking your favorite city street, baking cookies with the kids, or just snuggling on the couch with popcorn these moments can be so fun to share together and keep as portraits for the family.
Geer’s Tree Farm in Griswold is beautiful in the winter. The lighting is fantastic and there are a variety of scenes to work with including Lovely Lanterns, Blankets, Pine Trees, and Rustic Barns. Elizabeth Park in West Hartford, Ct has gorgeous lighting and is a rustic natural setting. These locations are best photographed at Sunset.
Spring/Summer 2020 May-September
Garden Glamour Sessions
Harkness Park, Waterford, CT
Elizabeth Park, West Hartford, CT
Jardin des Plantes, Nantes, France
After a long winter you will be waiting to get out and enjoy some fresh air, flowers, greenery, butterflies, and birds. Garden Glamour Sessions are great for Maternity, Newborns, Babies, Children, Seniors, and families. They are held in the evening two hours before sunset to ensure the best possible natural light for your portraits.
Fall 2020 October
Foliage Portrait Session
Ledyard Saw Mill
The Ledyard Saw Mill is a stunning rustic setting with a little pond and park. These Sessions are only available for a week or two in October but are very popular because the leaves change quickly in New England and the storms come and go blowing the leaves off the trees.
I wrote and published my first Children’s Book! It’s so sweet and absolutely adorable. I was inspired by all of my baby and children’s portraits and wrote about a dozen children’s poems. I thought they would make great picture books for children and my first one is complete! For details on where to buy it head over to the Book Page
I have some super great news! I’m offering a Complimentary Sunset Engagement Session for New Brides and Grooms with their 2020 Wedding Collection.
Where did you and your spouse meet? Do you have a special place where you went on your first date? Where you had your first kiss? Let’s head over there and document this amazing location while capturing beautiful portraits to announce your engagement to friends and family and prepare your save the date invites.
I can’t wait to capture and create gorgeous portraits for your family, capturing history as you make it!