Woodwinds Wedding by Zack Wussow

I knew Dom and Amanda's wedding would be a blast - they were so relaxed and friendly in our meetings, I was sure they'd throw a great party. 

The day started at their home, where Amanda and her bridesmaids were getting ready.

From there, we spent the rest of the day at The Woodwinds, a beautiful venue in Branford. 

After a first look and some posed photos, their guests arrived for the ceremony on the back patio.

The rest of the reception was kept pretty simple - speeches, first dance, cake cutting, but more than anything lots and lots of dancing!

The one thing that wasn't simple? The dessert table. Glad I finished up my diet before this wedding.

Congratulations, Dom and Amanda!

An Engagement for a Friend by Zack Wussow

I've known Emily for a while through my wife, so I was thrilled when she asked me to take engagement photos of her and her fiance, Josh.

We went to Wickham Park, a spot I've worked at many times before, but this time we visited a number of spots I hadn't before - the Scottish Garden, Zen Garden, and the Sensory Garden.

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It was muggy but otherwise a beautiful day, and so much fun to work with a friend and to finally meet Josh.

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Congratulations on your engagement, Emily and Josh!

Catching a Keeper by Zack Wussow

Chelsea and Mark got married on a beautiful summer day at Saint Clement's Castle

But before that, I met the girl's for prep, and got to meet the most colorful member of the family.

At Saint Clements, we had loads of time for a first look and a bunch of fun portraits.

The ceremony was wonderful, and the reception was so much fun, with lots of energetic dancing and celebration.

Congratulations Chelsea and Mark!

Family and Friends by Zack Wussow

I met up with Russ and Diana at their hotel, where I got the rare treat of photographing both of them getting ready!

Then we moved to the Tunxis Plantation Country Club for the rest of the day, starting with a first look, then the ceremony.

The reception was a laid-back, fun time with lots of dancing and good food, and a touching suprise speech from Diana's son.

It was a great night, beautiful weather despite the threat of rain, and a wonderful (if challenging to photograph) venue. Just a shame I'm dieting so I had to skip the cupcake...

Congratulations Diana and Russ!

Expecting by Zack Wussow

I first met Paulina and Christhian at a wedding, and then I did their engagement photos for them a while later. So I was very excited when Paulina asked me to take photos of their expanding family!

We met on a muggy summer afternoon at perennial portrait hotspot Wickham Park, and looped through the rose garden, Japanese garden, and Italian shrine. It was perfect timing - the park looked great with lots of flowers.

I'm so excited for them and their little one due any day now! I hope this becomes a trend - I'd love to see more couples come back for a maternity session!

Congratulations!

Backyard Bar-B-Que by Zack Wussow

I met Lauryn and her bridesmaids at her mom's house for hair and makeup.

We moved from there to Ben's grandfather's house, which was the site of all the day's festivities. They opted for a first look, so that we could get posed photos out of the way before all the guests arrived. 

Their ceremony was beautiful - it reminded me a lot of my own! And it was officiated by Ben's grandfather, an amazing touch.

The rest of the day was a relaxed time with friends and family, with amazing food from Taino Smokehouse and awesome funk music. 

Congratulations, Ben and Lauryn!

Half a Dozen by Zack Wussow

Oh hey, it's that time of year again! Zack Wussow Media turns six today. It's been an amazing, exciting, and busy year, though only about half of that is due to business. The rest, well...

Hint: That's me.

Hint: That's me.

The coming year promises to be just as interesting, with a bustling fall season and some other big changes coming on the home front.

So just a little note to say, as always, thank you to my amazing customers who make this job a joy and put my name out there, my family and friends who support me, and my wife Heather who's always there for me (and increasingly often assisting me for work). Cheers!

Windy City Wedding by Zack Wussow

Caitlin and Jay are friends of mine from college. The day they announced their engagement, I told them I wanted to be their photographer, and thankfully they did too! It was amazing to see them on their special day, and a nice perk to get to visit Chicago.

After a quick stop at the Sheraton Grand, we moved to Salvage One, an amazing antiques store and venue. It really fit their style perfectly.

We started with a first look, then posed photos. This space is simply amazing for photos.

The ceremony was beautiful, with touching performances by some of their friends, and a fiery blessing of the rings.

After cocktail hour, they had their first dance: a choreographed number that Jay was practicing up till the last minute.

The rest of the night was amazing food (taco bar and pie bar!), fantastic music, and an amazing group of people celebrating the day to its fullest.

It was an amazing night, and I'm so glad Caitlin and Jay trusted us to capture their day.

Congratulations you two!