When I first met Jen & Shawn, I was super excited at the chance to shoot their upcoming wedding. They were referred to me by the delightful and talented Dee Dee Benyi at Always & Forever Weddings. Jen & Shawn are not your traditional couple, but instead have this über cool aura around them. I knew I would have fun shooting their wedding when they said “We don’t want the super cute, typical wedding photos. Instead, when people see us on our wedding day, we want them to think ‘Hey, they look like they are going to a wedding fashion shoot”. Instant connection. You know why? Because they reminded me of many of the European couples whose weddings/engagements I have photographed. And, boy do I miss Europe. 🙂
When talking about a location to do their engagement shoot, I came up with the idea of the Connecticut Science Center. The building is brand new, and has great light with their massive windows, along with clean cut lines. The Connecticut Science Center is not an “event venue”, but they have done weddings there before, so if you are thinking about a really modern chic wedding in Hartford and looking for a venue to match that, you would be delighted to see what the Connecticut Science Center has to offer.
Despite the cold, Jen and Shawn were troopers and were brave enough to step outside for a bit to get some fun photos in downtown Hartford. If you are from the Hartford area and need engagement photos done, there are really a ton of great places in the downtown area. Due to the cold, we only stayed right around the Connecticut Science Center, but hopefully we can take a bit more of a stroll downtown when we do their wedding photos.
Without furter ado, meet Jen & Shawn:
Did I not tell you that they are über cool?
Favorite from the whole day:
Seriously, how STUNNING is Jen?
Boys will, of course, be boys….
Had to throw in a bit of snowball fun to conclude this session!
Jen & Shawn, I can’t wait to shoot your wedding this year! It’s going to be a BLAST!