Saturday, December 22

Justin & Mary - Justin Marantz Photography

Justin & Mary - In their words:

Some of our all-time favorite pictures actually aren't from weddings at all, but from the "get to know you" shoots that we do with every couple that books with us. Our business has been built from the ground up around relationships- relationships with each other, other photographers, our awesome vendor friends (and no one is more awesome than Traci!:), and especially our relationships with our clients. It is 100% because of these relationships that our business has been able to grow as fast and as much as it has.

So, when I look back at our favorite shots and think about how we were able to get them, it always goes back to one important principle that has become the foundation of our business:

our clients are our friends.

And, I have to say... I don't know how we keep getting this lucky, but we have the BEST clients in the world!!

We spend so much time just hanging out with our clients and really getting to know them. You just can't get the level of comfort that we all strive for with our clients without sharing some of your life with them too. And this starts for us from the very first meeting and goes well beyond the wedding day; which is why we were so blessed to have so many of our clients-turned-friends with us at our own wedding this past October.

By far, the most important thing we do for building these friendships is the "get to know you" shoot with our clients when they first book us. We actually got this idea from our dear friend & awesome photographer out in Utah, Davina Fear.

We start with a "GTKY" sheet that asks a bunch of fun questions about the kinds of things the couple likes to do together or places that they've been. Then we also include our own answers so that they have an idea of what we're looking for and get a chance to know us better too. From their answers we plan an entire themed shoot just for them, and we'll spend all day hanging out & shooting it. It's not unusual at all for us to start over breakfast and end well after dinner. And you can see for yourself all the fun that we have in between!

In case you couldn't tell...we LOVE our jobs!!

Monday, December 17

We recently had the pleasure of working with M Benedicte Verley Photography
this summer. The wedding of Emily and Matt [ pictured below ] is featured in the Spring/Summer 2008 of Brides Connecticut which is out in the stands now and available in our studio.

In Bens words....

There is a magical moment when the finger snaps the shutter and it's in that split second, that a great photo is caught. Timing and a sensitivity to what is happening makes all the difference.

These are some of my favorite images which come from the "in between moments", when only one person sees me and is caught with a fresh expression.

KiJa : That first seeing each other and then the kiss, no interruption or interference from my part, I am just there to capture with sensitive eyes what is happening each moment.

Emily and Mat: We were just on our way to do the bridal party grouping and there was so much excitement and energy in the air. I love to shoot when there is movement as I find there is a naturalness and beauty come out in the act of walking and moving.

2 Men: I was shooting the Family groupings and these two French brothers were just waiting, on the sidelines, for their turn to be photographed. They were deep in conversation, so alive and animated.

M Benedicte Verely
47 Washington Street Suite 2
Warren, Rhode Island, 02885
Tel: 401 245 7091

Saturday, December 1

Kristen Jensen Photography

A beautiful wedding captured by Kristen Jensen her words
This is my favorite wedding from 2007. Lauren and Frank were a wonderful couple to photograph and the day was perfect. All shot on May 27th, 2007 in New York City.

Shot #1: This is Lauren getting dressed at her upper Westside apartment. I love how delicate she looks and always prefer natural light to flash.

Shot #2: This was really fun to be in the front seat of a retro NYC cab cruising down to Park Avenue to 84th Street. I love this shot of Lauren with her father in the cabs rear view mirror. It captures the happiness and joy of the moment.

Shot #3: This was too sweet of an image of Lauren looking at her father after arriving by cab at the church. Sort of a last glance at her Dad before becoming a married lady. Dad’s proud reflection in the window makes the shot really special.

Shot #4: This is one of my all time favorite shots of Lauren and Frank. It was shot right after they were married at the church on Park and 84th Street. They look like movie stars!

Shot #5: The day was perfect and I loved shooting in Central Park. The Boat House is one of my favorite places in New York City. I photographed Lauren and Frank getting into the Gondola, walking through Central Park and my assistant shot them entering the boathouse for their wedding reception. See all their friends at the Boat House waiting to greet them? It was a perfect day!!

To see more of Kristen Jensen’s work go to:
or call: 1-888-278-1011