Bridget and I first connected only a few weeks ago. She found me on The Knot and after a phone call and a few emails she hired me as her wedding photographer. Bridget knew she wanted to have her engagement session at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford because of the rose garden there. I had never been to the park but after scoping it out in Instagram I knew it would be worth the drive.
How cute is their goldendooble Cali?! This little fur baby definitely stole the hearts of some of the park-goers.
Bridget and Taylor both met while attending Quinnipiac University. After seven years of dating, Taylor took Bridget hiking up Sleeping Giant across from QU (where they had their first date) with their best friends from QU (hello best man and bridesmaid) to pop the question. I think Bridget’s response was my favorite from the whole story, “duhhh!”
Look at that light!!! Oh my goodness! I couldn’t have asked for a better location and light for their engagement session.
One of the most photogenic places I have been to. And look at them!
Bridget made this “save the date” sign – love it! I have to admit, the one with Callie may be one of my favorite images from the shoot. What a cute little family!
Taylor nailed the “holding her face” pose. I believe I gave him a high-five afterwards. This spot was just dreamy – and we hadn’t even touched the roses yet!!!
Taylor volunteers at the park so he knew (or pretended to know – haha) the best spots. Not for nothing, I don’t think there was a bad spot in this park. I loved all of the variety of roses planted in the park. It is considered America’s oldest public rose garden having first been opened in 1897!
Look at all those colors in that one rose! Nature is truly remarkable, don’t you think?
Back to Bridget and Taylor – they had even considered getting married at this park they loved it so much, but I think the Old Field Club on Long Island is a great choice, too.
A little walking a little dancing underneath the rose arches. Imagine what these look like when they are in full bloom!
What a perfect June evening we had. Thank you so much Bridget and Taylor for showing me this gorgeous location. Loved meeting you both – it felt like I knew you guys already! I cannot wait to capture your wedding day next June. Cheers!