A Historic Setting by Zack Wussow

Simsbury's Publick House made an amazing setting for this wedding. I've actually been here before, but with zero overlap in locations.


The day started with hair and makeup, which was a ton of fun with this boisterous group of girls. Then, we had a chilly but emotional first look. (Why is there snow in March!?)


Paige Hall made a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and reception.


Speaking of the reception, it was a ton of fun! I always know when people are dancing through hair and make-up that the reception will be a blast.


Congrats, Tiffany and Gregg!

A Bit of Fall by Zack Wussow

I first met Amber and Paul at his sister's wedding just a couple months ago. I was so happy to work with their family again for their cozy, backyard wedding.


We started at the nearby Crescent Lake for a first look and couples photos.


The ceremony followed, with friend's and family gathering at the family home, decorated with lots of fall touches.


It was a wonderful ceremony, with some levity - the JP kept calling Amber "Amanda" instead. Still counts!


After a few hors d'oeuvres, they had their first dance, and a few toasts.


And that was it! For my part, anyway. Simple but a really fun day.


Congratulations, Amber and Paul!

Some Hartford Flavor by Zack Wussow

Savannah and Andy had originally planned to go to a local park for their engagement photos, but the late October weather had other plans. Instead, Savannah was able to get us into the Hartford Flavor Company's tasting room.


I'm actually really glad for the change, as I think the photos came out great and are much more unique to this couple.


One of the staff on hand made some cocktails for Savannah and Andy and told us a bit about the company.


When we had exhausted our picture ideas inside, we popped outside for a few rainy photos.


It was a really fun day, and the bottle of birch liqueur I brought home was awfully tasty.


Play It Again by Zack Wussow

I started Angie and Ryan's wedding at Angie's family home, where she and her girls got ready.


I also got to meet the Most Interesting Man in the World.


We moved to the Lodge at Maneeley's for the rest of the day. Unlike my previous wedding here, the weather was perfect, so the ceremony was held out by the Gazebo with a backdrop of amazing fall foliage.


Immediately afterward we finished up posed photos...


...including lots of fun photos with this beautiful couple!


The reception was a blast! 


Aside from the normal stuff - first dance, toasts, etc. - there were a few fun surprises, like the groom performing a few numbers.


An all around amazing day. Congratulations, Angie and Ryan!


Boots Made For Walkin' by Zack Wussow

I met up with Megan and her girls at Fox Hopyard, the site of all the day's festivities. They were busy getting hair and makeup done, plus trying on their boots with their matching robes.


When Chris arrived, we let Megan get a look at him, though he would have to wait till the ceremony.


The ceremony was held out on the porch (thankfully the rain let up in time!) with a beautiful view of the golf course behind.


We headed down to the pond (much easier to do when your bridesmaids are wearing cowboy boots!) for posed photos, which was a lot of fun with this group. It's kind of surprising no one got thrown in.

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The rest of the night was the reception, in the biggest gazebo I have ever seen! The food and music were great, this group was hilarious, and there were some fun surprises along the way.


Congratulations, Megan and Chris!

Couples Choice 2018 by Zack Wussow

I just noticed that I was awarded a Wedding Wire Couples Choice award again this year!

As I think I said last year, these awards are a pretty commercial thing and given out a bit indiscriminately.

That said, it is a reflection of the truly amazingly kind reviews my clients have left me, and for those I am always grateful. It means so much to me that people take the time to share their experiences. They mean more to me than a thousand Wedding Wire awards.

Thank you!

Coming to God by Zack Wussow

I was so excited when one of my wife's coworkers, Emily, asked me to photograph her and Josh's wedding.


The whole day was held at Emily and Josh's church. I started with some getting ready shots. A detail I loved - Emily's dove hair clips, her "something borrowed". 


It was apparent what a huge role their church has played in their lives, and it was great to see them surrounded by such a loving community on their big day. Plus, the stunning building made for a wonderful backdrop!


After the ceremony, they had a fun reception in an adjoining hall, with their first dance, touching speeches, and delicious food.


Congratulations, Emily and Josh!

Miami Maternity by Zack Wussow

I recently spent about a week in Miami visiting family, and I brought my camera, because I knew some of my extended family were expecting.


I met up with Victor and Joyce on a stretch of South Beach. As soon as a very, very small wedding cleared out, we had the beach mostly to ourselves despite the weather being beautiful. (By Connecticut standards of January, anyway...)


The rocky pier, smooth beach, and grassy dunes made for a beautiful backdrop, and the overcast sky produced a beautiful, soft light.


It was such a treat, and I'm glad that the timing of our trip worked out so perfectly.


Plus, since I had my camera handy, we took some family photos. The old ones were starting to show their age and embarrass the children, so... It was time.


Back in CT, and back to work!