A Capital Day by Zack Wussow

Sara and Abhishek somehow managed to plan their wedding while planning and executing a second wedding in India! I’m having anxiety just thinking about that.


Their entire US wedding was held at the Marriott Hotel in Hartford, a surprisingly wonderful venue with access to some of the awesome elevated walkways downtown. The day began with prep for the guys and girls in neighboring rooms.


My second shooter, Jeff, also got some awesome, artsy photos with the guys in the top-floor pool.


The ceremony was held in part of the Capital Ballroom. Sara and Abhi wrote their own vows, and they were so sweet!


While the guests were in the lobby bar for cocktails, the wedding party and I used some of those elevated walkways for some really fun posed photos. As always, my favorite were the couples photos.


And some pictures of the beautiful bride, of course.


The reception was a ton of fun. It started with the usually dances and speeches.


The DJ set up some fun games and Abhi’s cousins especially kept the dance floor hopping all night.


Finally it was time for the night to end, with a great sparkler exit.


Congratulations, Sara and Abhi!

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.


Winter Elegance by Zack Wussow

Brooke and Joe got referred to me twice - by my step brother and my friend Faith - so while I didn't know the couple well beforehand, this still felt like a friend's wedding.

After 'getting ready' photos at a salon and hotel, I rode with them on the party bus to Elmwood Community Church in West Hartford. It was a beautiful ceremony, short and sweet.

Then back on the party bus for celebratory champagne.

Before the reception, the wedding party and immediate family stopped off for posed photos at Hartford City Hall - a building I confess I'd never seen before Brooke mentioned it to me. It was the perfect idea and the photos look amazing.


From there it was a quick ride on the bus to the G. Fox Building for the reception. It's a beautiful space with a classic style and it photographed really nicely. Having such a beautiful couple doesn't hurt either.


It was a great night, and I'm sure the after party next door was crazy.

Congratulations, Brooke and Joe!