Meet Kristin + Mike

Alicia Ann Daw is a film & digital wedding photographer who specializes in New York City and European destination weddings. With over 15 years of experience photographing weddings, she's spent two decades globetrotting to over 37 countries and working with clients around the world. She delivers images that are effortlessly romantic and chic, telling a story about the start of your heritage in a way that will leave you in awe.


It’s a game of he says/she says. When I asked when and how they met, they each held to their own version which is quite different from the other one. But despite their differences in opinion as to how they met, both Kristin and Mike maintain that once they started hanging out together, they were inseparable. He taught her how to golf and she taught him how to snowboard. Together they developed a mutual love for movies and food, all the while agreeing that shopping will likely never be a favorite pastime of theirs. Whether he is nursing a child back to health, or she is helping an underprivileged family find their way, they both have a huge heart for loving and serving people. There is something so special about two people who are so alike, yet different enough to compliment one another perfectly. In a nutshell, that is Kristin and Mike. And I am so excited to be there when they say “I do” this fall!.

Meet Kristin and Mike.

Hartford and New Haven CT engagement and wedding photographers photosWe got together at the Holiday Cinemas in Wallingford for their movie theater themed engagement shoot.Hartford and New Haven CT engagement and wedding photographers photosHartford and New Haven CT engagement and wedding photographers photosBoth kristin and Mike were pretty natural in front of the camera, which made my job that much easier. 🙂Kristin’s red dress was perfect against the backdrop of the blue movie theater seats.Love those genuine smiles!After we were done at the movie theater, we headed downtown Wallingford for some naturally lit photos.Kristin makes the job of a model look easy.

Love you two and I absolutely can’t wait until September!

  1. Brien says:

    Opening shot in theater is priceless! Great lighting and wonderful composition bring it home all levels! Also love the urban outfitters alley shoot. Can’t wait for the big event!

  2. Sandi says:

    Woo-hoo!!! You’ve captured the essence of our newlyweds-to-be…from their fun-loving side to their love-for-each-other side! Can’t wait to see the wedding photos!

  3. AJ says:

    I LOVE these photos – you really captured how happy they are together and how they compliment each other! Great lighting and color in the movie theater – I was hoping for a popcorn fight!

  4. Karen says:

    Lovely photos, very natural shots of both Kris and Mike–who knew that on top of everything else they have going for them, that they are also great models!! September is fast approaching……and their story continues.

  5. MARY says:

    Kristin and Mike, Love the pics. My favorites are #4 and #6 in the theater and the first two outside. It was nice to learn a bit more about your journey. We are looking forward to our trip up for your incredible wedding day. Lots of love!

  6. Eric says:

    Michael looks adorable In all of the pictures. You can see on their faces, the happy couple can’t wait for September to roll around

  7. Jim says:

    Excellent layout, going to be hard to top these pix at the wedding.
    I guess everything IS better in New Hampshire!

  8. Law says:

    Love, love, love! Beautiful pictures. Perfect couple. Can’t wait to see you two again. Looking forward to celebrating with both of you on the big day – congrats again!

  9. Lauren says:

    so cute!! Like the red dress kj, but the yellow top is more you 🙂 Very sweet pics!!! <3 so happy for you!

  10. aiza says:

    awww you both look adorable! Can’t wait to celebrate in September!

  11. Erin says:

    You are both adorable! Let’s snuggle <3

  12. Susan says:

    You two are SO CUTE! : )

  13. Candace says:

    Awesome photos! You guys are just the cutest. I’m so happy for you!

  14. Brady says:

    All of the pictures are breathtaking, can’t wait for the wedding, ruff, ruff 😉

  15. Stephen and Lin says:

    Those are fantastic photos. Can’t wait to join you on your special day this fall.

  16. Ron Diaz says:

    Congratulations Mike and Kris!!! Can’t wait to celebrate with you on your special day!

  17. Lindsey Kelly says:

    Mike, you photograph so well!!1


  18. Zelly Kelly says:

    To my uncle and future aunt, what beautiful pictures!!!



  19. Herkermer says:

    Michael is such a dashing young lad & Kristen is to die for in all of the pictures. Pictures came out gorgeous you 2!!!!!!!
    Sir Herkermer Homolka ( Yes I once Moonlighted in the movie Congo)

  20. Heather ventura says:

    Love the pics! Kristin and mike are so photogenic! So cute! Cannot wait for the wedding! 🙂
    The movie theater pics are very creative. Looks like a fun photo shoot…they are such goofy, fun peeps. Love you two so much!
    Spaghetti :-p

  21. Kristin says:

    Alicia, The photos came out amazing. But I guess I’m biased. 🙂 Can’t wait to have you photograph our wedding!

  22. Ernest says:

    Pure joy comes to my heart when looking through all these pictures.
    -Dr. Ernest Hudson-

  23. Marty says:

    Like them all. The first is really nice, but my favorite is the one where Kristin is on the left with both arms around Mike. The casual photos have some interesting photos of you both and individually, but I wouldn’t choose them for “the engagement photo.” Looking forward to seeing you both at the wedding.

  24. Cathy says:

    Alicia, I have to echo previous comments that you have captured Kristin’s and Mike’s essence and your work accurately portrays their personalities. It is quite evident that they thoroughly enjoy each other company.

  25. Colin says:

    Terrific photos, guys! I really like the last three.

  26. Adeline says:

    Nice photos, Kristin! The dress you’re wearing in the movie theater shots looks really cute on you!

  27. Kahega says:

    Hope the happy couple was watching “Aberaham Lincoln Vampire” over the duration of the shoot. With the looks on Magic Mike’s face, it seems the odds are high. Love the pictures, You 2 both look great.

  28. Mike says:

    Thanks for all the nice comments guys! Can’t wait for the actual day.

  29. Reynan Punzalan says:

    These pictures really capture the kinds of people you are, they’re great and really cute. I like that they’re not the typical “walking on the beach” pictures. Can’t wait for the wedding and food and dancing.

  30. Ellen Laffey says:

    Hi Kristin and Mike, I love these photos. What a beautiful couple. We look forward to seeing you in September. What a gorgeous bride and groom. A song “The Look of Love” comes to mind.

    Love, Mrs. Laffey

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