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Our hands…they tell a story and every story is different and every story leaves behind lasting memories. I recently had the most incredible privilege of not only photographing Joseph and Mary, but listening to their love story and realizing what devotion they had to each other.  They were married June 22, 1938 and last year celebrated…

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  • Nancy MuldoonJanuary 18, 2014 - 5:43 pm

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful love story with us. What an inspiration they are, and I know how blessed their grandson Eric feels. I am Eric’s aunt by marriage and hope one day to have the honor of meeting this lovely couple!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy MuldoonJanuary 18, 2014 - 5:43 pm

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful love story with us. What an inspiration they are, and I know how blessed their grandson Eric feels. I am Eric’s aunt by marriage and hope one day to have the honor of meeting this lovely couple!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah VivonaJanuary 18, 2014 - 7:09 pm

    What beautiful photography and wonderful writings…
    I love the B&W photography and that you captured the love they have for each other…What a great idea to capture love everlasting!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah VivonaJanuary 18, 2014 - 7:09 pm

    What beautiful photography and wonderful writings…
    I love the B&W photography and that you captured the love they have for each other…What a great idea to capture love everlasting!!!ReplyCancel

  • KarenJanuary 18, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    Simply Beautiful – their love story and these pictures that capture it perfectly. May we all be so blessed.ReplyCancel

  • KarenJanuary 18, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    Simply Beautiful – their love story and these pictures that capture it perfectly. May we all be so blessed.ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    Catherine, this is just a beautiful story and your images are so precious. What a wonderful job.ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    Catherine, this is just a beautiful story and your images are so precious. What a wonderful job.ReplyCancel

  • MargeJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    Wonderful beautiful love story!ReplyCancel

  • MargeJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    Wonderful beautiful love story!ReplyCancel

  • WendyJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    Beautiful and touching story. Love the picture of the hands. My grandfather used to make my grandma’s coffee every morning, too. Reminds me of their story.ReplyCancel

  • WendyJanuary 18, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    Beautiful and touching story. Love the picture of the hands. My grandfather used to make my grandma’s coffee every morning, too. Reminds me of their story.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren T.January 19, 2014 - 9:02 am

    Dear Catherine, this post is so beautifully written and beautiful photos. You truly have been given a gift from above to capture such images.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren T.January 19, 2014 - 9:02 am

    Dear Catherine, this post is so beautifully written and beautiful photos. You truly have been given a gift from above to capture such images.ReplyCancel

  • Kim BovaJanuary 19, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    Just beautiful ! You really captured some precious moments that their family will cherish!ReplyCancel

  • Kim BovaJanuary 19, 2014 - 3:43 pm

    Just beautiful ! You really captured some precious moments that their family will cherish!ReplyCancel

  • Jean S.January 20, 2014 - 6:22 am

    Fantastic job Catherine. Thank you so much. I know they will be very pleased to see these.ReplyCancel

  • Jean S.January 20, 2014 - 6:22 am

    Fantastic job Catherine. Thank you so much. I know they will be very pleased to see these.ReplyCancel

  • IrelaJanuary 20, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    What a beautiful love story and the images truly tell of their love story. Beautifully written Catherine and you captured them so perfectly. It reminds me of my own grandparents who lived well into their 90’s and I was blessed to have photographed them together too. These photos of Joseph and Mary will certainly be cherished for many many years to come. And Congratulations to this beautiful sweet couple on their 75 years of marriage. This is one of my favorite blog posts to date….well done my friend.ReplyCancel

  • IrelaJanuary 20, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    What a beautiful love story and the images truly tell of their love story. Beautifully written Catherine and you captured them so perfectly. It reminds me of my own grandparents who lived well into their 90’s and I was blessed to have photographed them together too. These photos of Joseph and Mary will certainly be cherished for many many years to come. And Congratulations to this beautiful sweet couple on their 75 years of marriage. This is one of my favorite blog posts to date….well done my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Jen SchultenJanuary 20, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    Beautiful photos and story!ReplyCancel

  • Jen SchultenJanuary 20, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    Beautiful photos and story!ReplyCancel

  • SharonJanuary 23, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Oh Catherine, there are no words to express how this story and images touched my heart. You are an incredible artist. Remember that always. God has blessed you in so many ways.ReplyCancel

  • SharonJanuary 23, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Oh Catherine, there are no words to express how this story and images touched my heart. You are an incredible artist. Remember that always. God has blessed you in so many ways.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieJanuary 26, 2014 - 12:04 am

    Love these, Catherine. Their love is timeless. Thinking of you, too.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieJanuary 26, 2014 - 12:04 am

    Love these, Catherine. Their love is timeless. Thinking of you, too.ReplyCancel

  • Ginny HinckleyJanuary 26, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    Catherine You have a wonderful gift for telling a true story of forever love. And also showing them in photos. I’m happy to be able to call you my daughter for so many reasons. Also Your father always had coffee made for me in the morning and I miss that. LOVE YOUReplyCancel

  • Ginny HinckleyJanuary 26, 2014 - 12:11 pm

    Catherine You have a wonderful gift for telling a true story of forever love. And also showing them in photos. I’m happy to be able to call you my daughter for so many reasons. Also Your father always had coffee made for me in the morning and I miss that. LOVE YOUReplyCancel

  • Ana V.January 27, 2014 - 7:16 am

    This is a beautiful story with very beautiful photos. I couldn’t stop reading it, it is just… an enviable history. Love you Catherine!ReplyCancel

  • Ana V.January 27, 2014 - 7:16 am

    This is a beautiful story with very beautiful photos. I couldn’t stop reading it, it is just… an enviable history. Love you Catherine!ReplyCancel

  • lucilleFebruary 7, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    My two dearest people of this world who are very much in love are an inspiration to all!ReplyCancel

  • lucilleFebruary 7, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    My two dearest people of this world who are very much in love are an inspiration to all!ReplyCancel

  • TriciaFebruary 8, 2014 - 10:24 am

    This is my great aunt and uncle. I haven’t been able to see them in a long time but have great memories of them when I was little. They are truly a great inspiration for any couple.ReplyCancel

  • TriciaFebruary 8, 2014 - 10:24 am

    This is my great aunt and uncle. I haven’t been able to see them in a long time but have great memories of them when I was little. They are truly a great inspiration for any couple.ReplyCancel

It’s a New Year with new beginnings and new adventures just waiting to evolve but before I jump into the new year I want to share a bit of the most wonderful Christmas gift I received…the month of December for me.  Time to spend with family and friends…times that brought me such joy…times I will…

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  • BonnieJanuary 9, 2014 - 8:43 pm

    Beautiful pictures, as always Catherine! Each one would make a wonderful Christmas card cover!

    Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • SharonJanuary 10, 2014 - 8:01 am

    Catherine, I have missed seeing your blog posts. What a wonderful gift you gave yourself. From the look of the photos you certainly had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year! I hope it brings you much happiness.ReplyCancel

  • Julia GillisJanuary 26, 2014 - 7:20 pm

    Hi Mrs. Cella! I love your photos!ReplyCancel

I sincerely wish all my family and friends the most Blessed Christmas ever!  Share the true meaning of Christmas with those you meet and spread the love.  May 2014 bring you everything you could ever dream of and so much more. Thank you for helping to bring Joyful Reflections Photography a truly  wonderful year!  I…

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Happy Thanksgiving…soon we will join loved ones and friends around the table to rejoice in all our blessings and to give thanks to the God who has blessed us. Sing the song of Thanksgiving…raise your glass of good cheer and be grateful. Grateful that you are here to celebrate this special day.  As busy as…

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  • SharonNovember 30, 2013 - 11:34 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Beautiful image Catherine.ReplyCancel

I love taking trips to “The Quiet Corner” of Connecticut as it is know.  On this day, my long time friend Sandy from Rhode Island and I decided to meet in Woodstock to attend the “Artists in the Country Juried Art Show” and explore other happenings in the area. One of our must have visits…

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  • CindyOctober 30, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos and allowing me a trip to this vineyard via my pc. I will take a trip to the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut soon!ReplyCancel

  • CindyOctober 30, 2013 - 12:33 pm

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos and allowing me a trip to this vineyard via my pc. I will take a trip to the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut soon!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy TestaOctober 30, 2013 - 12:45 pm

    Oh Great. Now I’m thirsty. What a wonderful set of photos and everyone seems to be enjoying every sip! CathyReplyCancel

  • Cathy TestaOctober 30, 2013 - 12:45 pm

    Oh Great. Now I’m thirsty. What a wonderful set of photos and everyone seems to be enjoying every sip! CathyReplyCancel

  • Jessica CollinsOctober 30, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    This looks like it was so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica CollinsOctober 30, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    This looks like it was so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Linda AugerOctober 30, 2013 - 1:23 pm

    Thank you so much for capturing the “essence” of Taylor Brooke Winery! So glad your visit coincided with one of our harvest days…always a great experience for any of our visitors. Dick & I hope you will visit us soon (www.taylorbrookewinery.com), but be sure to come when you are ready to taste our delicious wines!ReplyCancel

  • Linda AugerOctober 30, 2013 - 1:23 pm

    Thank you so much for capturing the “essence” of Taylor Brooke Winery! So glad your visit coincided with one of our harvest days…always a great experience for any of our visitors. Dick & I hope you will visit us soon (www.taylorbrookewinery.com), but be sure to come when you are ready to taste our delicious wines!ReplyCancel

  • BonnieOctober 30, 2013 - 7:07 pm

    Great pictures (of course!) and I love how you captured the entire process, from harvesting to processing to bottling to packaging to TASTING!!! (my favorite part!)ReplyCancel

  • BonnieOctober 30, 2013 - 7:07 pm

    Great pictures (of course!) and I love how you captured the entire process, from harvesting to processing to bottling to packaging to TASTING!!! (my favorite part!)ReplyCancel

  • VinOctober 31, 2013 - 11:25 am

    These are incredibly clear photos and a great post showing us all about this winery. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • VinOctober 31, 2013 - 11:25 am

    These are incredibly clear photos and a great post showing us all about this winery. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Arelis CintronOctober 31, 2013 - 1:37 pm

    I know CT has the Wine Trail; I’ve been to a few but I’d love to be able to stop at each one …maybe next year that’ll be my mission! I like the cranberry Riesling … I wonder how it tastes!ReplyCancel

  • Arelis CintronOctober 31, 2013 - 1:37 pm

    I know CT has the Wine Trail; I’ve been to a few but I’d love to be able to stop at each one …maybe next year that’ll be my mission! I like the cranberry Riesling … I wonder how it tastes!ReplyCancel

  • SharonOctober 31, 2013 - 7:41 pm

    Wonderful photos…looks like a place I would love to visit!ReplyCancel

  • SharonOctober 31, 2013 - 7:41 pm

    Wonderful photos…looks like a place I would love to visit!ReplyCancel

  • Witless WhinerNovember 3, 2013 - 5:37 am

    You’ve done an incredible job capturing the essence of the wine experience in your photos. Not many get to experience the process of wine through the harvesting, fermenting, bottling, and tasting of the finished product. And Dick & Linda are the best of people, oh yes, and let’s not forget their wines…ReplyCancel

  • Witless WhinerNovember 3, 2013 - 5:37 am

    You’ve done an incredible job capturing the essence of the wine experience in your photos. Not many get to experience the process of wine through the harvesting, fermenting, bottling, and tasting of the finished product. And Dick & Linda are the best of people, oh yes, and let’s not forget their wines…ReplyCancel