CT High School Photographer ~ Senior Model Rep Lizzy Phelps {Ellington High School}

It has been a pure pleasure having Lizzy as my Senior Rep Model for Ellington High School. We have had a very busy summer working together and I feel so bad that I haven’t had a moment to blog. So today I devoted time to share with you all a bit about this wonderful lady.

Lizzy is very involved with school and loves being a cheerleader. I can see why she’s very outgoing and personable. Her smile can warm your day. Some of the things I have learned about Lizzy and her high school years are she has been involved in Ellington High School Rise Above and student council.  Her favorite high school memory so far is Prom. Mr. EHS really makes her laugh (not sure who he is but I would love to meet him).

Lizzy is a big fan of the Yankees and Giants! What…not our Red Sox?!  Lizzy loves shopping at Forever 21 and American Eagle. She loves Florida and spent a good amount of time there this summer. When not cheerleading she can be found spending her weekends working at Ellington Ridge Country Club, shopping, and have a good time with friends.

Lizzy thanks again for representing Joyful Reflections Photography this year and I wish you the BEST in your final year of high school. Continue making wonderful memories.

I will be posting more posts about the amazing seniors I have had the opportunity to photograph in the past few months.

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Claire - September 16, 2015 - 3:37 pm

What a beautiful girl and photos. Your work is truly amazing Catherine.

Kathleen Simmons - September 16, 2015 - 4:04 pm

I am very proud of the lovely young lady Liz has become and proud to be her Great Grandmother.

Joyful Reflections Photography - September 17, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Kathleen, you have so many reasons to be a proud Great Grandmother.

Jessie - September 20, 2015 - 9:01 pm

I like the flag ones!

Joyful Reflections Photography - September 21, 2015 - 9:17 am

Thanks so much Claire and Jessie.

Michelle - September 22, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Beautiful shots. I liked reading the bio!

Joyful Reflections Photography - September 22, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Thanks Michelle, stay tuned to see more seniors and their bio’s. :)

Stacie Amanna Maternity Newborn Sessions / Joyful Reflections Photography

“Motherhood is an experience that opens your eyes and your heart to exactly how magnificent and amazing the gift of life is.”  ~ Donna Newman

I was so honored to have the opportunity to photograph Stacie who is one of the most beautiful, gentle and sweet ladies I know. Whenever I am with her I feel a since of calmness and always enjoy our time with one another. I’m thrilled to have captured these very special moments for Stacie as we know life goes by so quickly. Stacie was actually one week overdue when we were photographing and I was praying we would not be calling 911 during her session. I brought her to a very special place where she would be relaxed and be able to hear the sounds of nature all around. She was in love, as was I.

Stacie is also my makeup artist and one of the finest makeup artists in the Hartford area and takes care of my gals for their senior portraits. Stacie works for  Transcendent and you can follow them on Facebook. Stacie was blessed with her precious little daughter Aubrie Grace 48 hours after her maternity session. Now that’s close! I was so excited to be able to hold Aubrie and photograph her as well.

Here are some of my favorite images from our time together. Thank you again Stacie for trusting me to capture this beautiful time in your life.

Enjoy!  xoxo Catherine


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Elizabeth L. - June 23, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Catherine these are truly beautiful. You are truly an amazing photographer.

Kayla Lagan - June 23, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Stacie is not only an amazing makeup artist but a gorgeous mother which is clearly shown in these awesome pictures!! Thanks to her I couldn’t have looked any better in my senior pictures!

Stacie Amanna - June 23, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Thank you dearest Catherine for these amazing images!! They will be treasured forever!! Kayla, you were so fun to work with!! A natural beauty!

Lizzy Phelps - June 23, 2015 - 5:17 pm

These pictures came out amazing! Both Stacie and Aubrie look beautiful! I can’t thank Stacie enough for doing my makeup for my Senior pictures it came out awesome!:)

Laura B. - June 24, 2015 - 7:40 am

In love. Amazing!

Connecticut Parent Magazine / Fairfield County Parent Magazine Front Covers from Joyful Reflections Photography

I am thrilled and honored to be gracing the covers of Connecticut Parent Magazine and Fairfield County Parent Magazine for May.  Not only are these images by Joyful Reflections Photography that adorable little girl among the daffodils is my precious granddaughter Natalie. She had a wonderful time last spring picking flowers for her Mimi and Mommy.

On the Fairfield County addition is a wonderful client turned friend, Wendylis Perez of East Hartford and her family waiting the arrival of their son and little brother.

Pick up your hard copy of the May addition at your local library or view online at www.ctparent.com. These two magazines will inform you about all the happenings throughout our beautiful state for you and your family to enjoy.

Thanks again Connecticut Parent Magazine! I’m all smiles.

www.JoyfulReflectionsPhotography__Connecticut Parent Magazine May 2015 _CT Professional Photographer

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Sarah L. - May 5, 2015 - 7:37 am

Congrats what an honor!

Joe - May 6, 2015 - 12:44 pm

Great work! Congratulations to you Catherine.

Peggy Gilbey McMackin - May 7, 2015 - 7:13 pm

Congratulations and Very Best Wishes. The photographs are very beautiful!

Sharon - May 8, 2015 - 6:39 am

Catherine, this is wonderful and well deserved!

Jessie - May 9, 2015 - 7:04 am

Looks great, congrats!