CT Wedding Photographers
Connecticut is my home, and I have been one of the many CT Wedding Photographers since I began my career in the photography industry. The area certainly has a lot of scenery that lends itself well to photography. The parks, the water, the mountain ranges in the distance, all of these are Mother Nature’s gift and offer incredible backgrounds for photos.
But Connecticut isn’t just about the natural scenery. The artificial can be just as beautiful, and is often even more beautiful, than the natural. Connecticut is home to some great resorts, restaurants, clubs, and galleries. It is an excellent place to hold your events and revel in the New England magic that envelopes the entire state.
For me, however, nothing beats Connecticut weddings. The state offers a great destination for you wedding, no matter what you’re looking for. The seasons all have something to offer, from the blooms of spring to the fiery leaves of autumn, to the pristine white of winter. There are venues dedicated to hosting intimate affairs and others designed especially for grand affairs. You’ll also find lots of themes among the venues, from chic and artistic to rustic. I have compiled some of my favorites below for you to consider. All them have something great to offer, and you’re bound to find something you like.
The Barns at Wesleyan Hills were originally a dairy barn and were built in the 19th century. Nearly 200 years later, they have been transformed into a beautiful wedding venue where dreams come to be made. Don’t be fooled by their age; they have air conditioning, central heating, and modern bathrooms. However, some things have remained the same, such as the farm to plate dining experience.
The grounds of the Barns as Connecticut as any place can get, with charming willow trees swaying in the wind on the rolling landscape. The venue holds an indoor venue that can accommodate up to 135 guests. The rustic design of the barns coupled with the beautiful views of the grounds offer a great environment with lots of great backgrounds for your wedding photos.
The Society Room of Hartford is perhaps best described using a single word: Classical. Marble, brass, bronze, and limestone meet to create the beautiful architecture of this incredible ballroom.
The Society Ballroom is one of the most beautiful venues you’ll ever visit and it is certainly a great place to hold your wedding. The balcony alone, at 3000 square feet, offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and a great place to hold the cocktail dinner after your wedding. But it isn’t only a great exit. It’s also a grand entrance, connecting to the staircase dropping into the center of the Society Ballroom. The room has plenty of space for whatever ceremony you intend to hold and offers incredible locations for your photography. If you’re looking to make a statement, both in your wedding and in your wedding photos, then the Society Ballroom at Hartford will give you the voice to make the most classical statement of them all.
The Wadsworth Mansion screams Beaux Art right from the driveway to the grounds to the indoor venues. 103 acres of woods surround this palatial mansion and give it a certain allure, as if it is a secret that is not to be known by the uninitiated. The mansion is both elegant and grand, drawing visitors in and enthralling them with its beauty.
You can hold both outdoor and indoor ceremonies at this venue, with lots of locations lending themselves naturally to whatever kind of even you’re looking to have. The mansion itself is capable of holding up to 200 guests for a sit down dinner. It can, however, hold far more if you have a cocktail party instead.
Whether you choose the tennis pavilion, the trellis in the garden, or the ballroom in the mansion, the venues all have something to offer and will leave you spoilt for choice. The staff itself consists of many Wadsworth brides, meaning they can help you plan your wedding from the perspective of a client using their own experiences as guiding lights. The mansion is both symmetrical and elegant featuring some of the best landscaping design from its time. The wedding photos you take in this location will definitely pop.
The Farmington Club started as a small swimming and tennis club and has grown over the years into a great facility for picnics, weddings, and banquets. The spacious dining rooms can collectively accommodate over 300 guests and the manicured gardens outside are perfect for cocktail parties and can hold up to 1000 guests.
The Club House itself is a grand room with beautiful chandeliers hanging from the lofty chandeliers. The bar is made of polished wood and the patio outside features a magnificent fireplace. The Aqueduct Room, the Garden Gazebo, and the Open Pergola are all great spots for holding your events and provide not only excellent venues for your reception but beautiful locations for your photography as well. The staff is well trained and will help you with every detail as you plan for your wedding, relieving you of much of the headache involved with the process and giving you the dream wedding you’ve always wanted.
The Inn at Middletown has a quintessential New England air to it. This beautiful venue started as a private home and later became a National Guard Armory. It is now a venue used to host everything from business meetings to wedding ceremonies. The architecture is very well detailed and tells a story as charming as the history of the location, offering warmth and elegance to its guests.
If you’re looking to have a classical and intimate affair, then this is the perfect venue for that. The beautiful interior décor and furniture will be perfect for your wedding photos. Be sure to look your best as the backdrops will certainly look their best.
In the Hudson Valley and Connecticut area there are literally hundreds if not thousands of photographers. Every wedding is unique and I approach each wedding this way and as you will see in the gallery of images. Most photographers come in and only see your wedding in a cookie cutter fashion – first look, ceremony, first kiss, bridal party, groomsmen, family, first dance, cake cutting and dance floor. And every wedding has the exact same pictures. I tell the story of your day because I am a storyteller. I want your guests and you to freely and fully experience your day as it happens. I love being around people, and sharing in the celebrations of life.
Other popular venues for CT Wedding Photographers are Jonathan Edwards Winery, Interlaken Inn, The Hangar at Candlelight Farms, Stonecroft, Webb Barn, Lace Factory, The Maritime Aquarium, Palace Theater, Keeler Tavern Museum, The Branford House, The Mansion at Harkness State Park, New Haven Lawn Club, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Gershon Ball Room, Wrights Mill Farm, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Guilford Yacht Club, Lord Thompson Manor, Priam Vineyards, Madison Beach Hotel, Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, Mystic Seaport, Tower Ridge Country Club, Connecticut River Museum, Mystic Museum of Art, Avon Old Farms Hotel, Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, Oronoque Country Club, Hill-Stead Museum, The Golden Lamb Buttery, Saint Clements Castle, Winvian Farm, Candlelight Farms Inn, Delamar Greenwich Harbor, Historic Lounsbury House, Fox Hill Inn, Dolce Norwalk, Candlewood Inn, Woodway Country Club, The Country Club of Darien, Wee Burn Country Club, The Country Club of New Canaan, Rockrimmon Country Club, The Patterson Club, Fox Hill Inn, The Loading Dock, Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Bank Street Events, The Inn at Longshore, and Rolling Hills Country Club. Every wedding is unique and I approach each wedding this way and as you will see in the gallery of images. Most CT wedding photographers come in and only see your wedding in a cookie cutter fashion – first look, ceremony, first kiss, bridal party, groomsmen, family, first dance, cake cutting and dance floor. And every wedding has the exact same pictures. I tell the story of your day because I am a storyteller. I want your guests and you to freely and fully experience your day as it happens. I love being around people, and sharing in the celebrations of life.
Best Wedding Photographers in CT
If you are looking for the best wedding photographers in CT, I hope you will consider Andrew Henderson Photography. As a wedding photographer I have been able to see beautiful customs and traditions from photographing a Hindu wedding in India to an Orthodox Jewish one in New York. I take my job seriously and am thankful to be a part of your day. Now I’d like to tell your story. Your wedding is an historic, one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime event. It is as important to you, your loved ones and to me as any world headline. Love matters. The way your story is told matters. As your photographer, my goal is to capture the true character and emotions of you, your family and friends. By getting to know you before the wedding day I will ensure you are at ease with the camera and that your personality and spirit shine through the images. Whether you’re planning a barefoot event on a faraway beach or a black tie gala in the city, I look forward to hearing more about your plans, and even more importantly, you. My passion as a photographer is telling stories.