CT Engagement Photographer ~ Matt and Sarah {Ellington, CT}

A happy engaged couple on an October afternoon with soft perfect lighting….that’s just what we had.  Matt is the nephew of a very good friend of mine so when she asked if I would do a small engagement session for them I was delighted.  It’s obvious Matt and Sarah are very much in love with one another and together we tried to create a kind of New York City style session after getting engaged in Central Park, New York City.  They were looking for cast iron fences, columns and such…luckily I found the perfect settings just a few minutes from my studio.

It was a joy to meet you Sarah and Matt.  Thank you both for being so kind, easy going and just plain fun to work with.  I wish you both the best of your special day and many, many happy years together.

Here are just a few of my favorites from our time together.  Enjoy!

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Alita Kele-Oyler - October 27, 2013 - 8:17 pm

Beautiful pictures of my nephew Matt and his beautiful bride to be Sarah

Wendy Kane - October 27, 2013 - 8:22 pm

These are gorgeous Catherine! Love the location and my favorite is the groom dipping his fiance in front of those gorgeous doors. Love it. I really like the ring in the word “forever.” Clever idea!

Jen Schulten - October 27, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Catherine, these look great. They look really happy together and you did a really nice job capturing it. Nice!

Lori - October 27, 2013 - 8:53 pm


Catherine Budrow - October 27, 2013 - 8:55 pm

Pretty pictures with the nice backgrounds of the wrought iron and beautiful doors. Great job!!!

Ed Daley - October 27, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Clever the way you used the engagement ring to spell out forever. I also liked the shoots with the champagne glasses and the romantic kisses. Was this shot in front of a church? You captured some sweet tender moments.

Sandra Collins - October 27, 2013 - 9:33 pm

Fun, sweet, stunning images Catherine…just love your fun ideas..they shine through in your images.

Irela - October 28, 2013 - 7:13 am

What great memories for this beautiful couple. You captured their love perfectly because these totally portray love. Setting is perfect, couple is perfect, these images are wonderful. They must be thrilled with these. Good luck to Matt and Sarah on your engagement.

Cathy Testa - October 28, 2013 - 9:23 am

Love the photos with the rings and fall leaves, and little words spelling out forever. You are so very creative with your photo shoot and this couple is looking like they are so in love in every shot! Love your work Catherine.

Arelis Cintron - October 28, 2013 - 2:01 pm

They are a beautiful couple! May they have a beautiful life together!

Renee - October 28, 2013 - 3:12 pm

These photos are beautiful. especially loved the creative touch of the Scrabble letters with the engagement ring as the ‘o’. The bride-to-be being dipped in front of the gorgeous door and archway was lovely!

Carrie @ poet in the pantry - October 28, 2013 - 7:11 pm

Love the dip! Beautiful couple and such lovely photos!

Bonnie - October 28, 2013 - 10:06 pm

Loved them all, especially loved the “dip” at the end.

Chelle {Everyday Polish} - October 29, 2013 - 10:40 am

I love the Forever shot!

Sharon - October 29, 2013 - 10:49 am

Gorgeous photos once again! Love the leaves being Fall and the colors!

Jess - November 5, 2013 - 11:37 pm

Aww, they look so happy! I love the close-up of their hands, and the ring with the leaves.

CT Family Photographer ~ Mullin Family Sneak Peak {Ellington, CT}

Look at those smiles…what a happy bunch of kids!  They truly are and I had a wonderful opportunity to be with them while photographing the family last weekend.  I can’t wait to share more with you from this photo session at Snipset Lake…a beautiful place to photograph in the fall.

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Ed - October 22, 2013 - 9:32 am

Love the pic. Good posing. Kids look great.

Jennifer - October 22, 2013 - 6:01 pm

Simply beautiful. I absolutely love the background. :)

Jenn - October 23, 2013 - 10:04 am

Thank you Catherine Cella! I cannot wait to see the rest of them – BEAUTIFUL!

Kristin Day Santini - October 23, 2013 - 11:16 am

Love this, Jenn!

Karen - October 23, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Beautiful. I love all the fall photos I see these days, so colorful.

CT Maternity Photographer ~Keli Sneak Peak {Salmon River, CT}

I was so busy this past week doing school photos for a Preschool and having four other sessions but I wanted to post a quick sneak peak of Keli who drove two hours for me to photograph her and her family.  So Keli I hope you enjoy this and there will be more to come soon.  Thanks so much for the opportunity! Have a blessed day.

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Irela - October 17, 2013 - 10:35 am

Gorgeous!!!!! Love the location Cath. It is truly perfect. Great image…I am sure mommy to be will be so happy with this.

sharon - October 17, 2013 - 10:37 am

Just lovely as always and such a beautiful mom. I love the fall background. You always find these amazing places to photograph.

Margaret - October 18, 2013 - 11:29 am

Give that beautiful lady so much credit for laying down on those rocks! Love it!

Keli - October 20, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Thank you for taking your time to take our photos! I really loved this location! I can’t wait to see the rest!

Karen - October 23, 2013 - 6:29 pm

Wow love this! Beautiful scenery Catherine. I too give Keli credit for laying down for this photo.