Back to Work by Zack Wussow

Winter break is over, and it's back to work for me!

I met up with Angie and her bridesmaids at her mother's home for hair and makeup, while across town my second shooter Jeff was with the guys at a barber shop.

We all met up at Cascade in Hamden for the rest of the festivities, starting with an adorable not-quite-first-look.

The ceremony had to be moved indoors due to the cold and windy weather, but the space was beautiful, and the ceremony was incredible, written by the bride herself.

The reception was a blast, with a great DJ/singer Michael Nigretti. Great food, great music, and everyone having a great time kicking back and celebrating.

All in all, a great start to the 2017 season. And some exciting news:

The next wedding I go to will be my own. :)

An Old Farm and a New Marriage by Zack Wussow

I headed over to the Avon Old Farms Hotel for Alex and Rachel's wedding. 

Due to the heat and truly appalling humidity, they decided to move inside (a move I was happy with since my lens kept fogging up every time I stepped outside).

It was a short gig for me - just the ceremony and a handful of posed photos. But I had time for a few shots of the reception, and stayed an extra few minutes to see their first dance.

Congratulations, Alex and Rachel!

And Your Little Dog, Too! by Zack Wussow

Sophy and Jeff's wedding day started with lots of detailed hair and makeup for the girls, and a trip to a diner for the guys. I'd argue the girls had it better, though, as we all got to play with their adorable doxie Hannah while getting ready.

It was an unusual treat for me, as Heather, my fiance, was also my second shooter. She's done a handful of weddings with me before, and it's always a good time. I think I can safely say "I taught her everything she knows"... At least, that's the explanation I like for why her pictures look so much like mine that I have trouble telling ours apart.

Before the ceremony, Sophy teased Jeff with a not-quite-first-look. It was a lot of fun. (Also, Sophy - I may have accidentally stolen your sleep mask. Sorry! I'll make sure it gets back to you.)

We also did some fun group photos with the wedding party.

The weather could not have been more perfect (and thankfully shady!), and the outdoor ceremony was beautiful. It was obvious that their families and group of friends are just brimming with love. (Also brimming: Jeff's eyes, with tears.)

Their reception, also at A Villa Bianca, was a blast. I'm not sure I've ever seen a wedding party put in so much work on the dance floor!

Sophy and Jeff, I hope your honeymoon in Europe is as amazing as your wedding day was, and I can't wait to see you later this month at Anastasia and Pearse's wedding!