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We just had Rachel and Ryan’s engagement shoot at Harkness a week back and what a welcome ray of sunshine it was in the middle of all of this! Driving up to the shoot we were a little nervous about how the shoot would be and whether it would be different while maintaining the social distancing guidelines, but the minute we saw these guys, everything just fell into ease. It was back to what’s familiar to us, and a gentle reminder of what is so beautiful about our work. That giant stroke of positivity was all we needed to keep going.

And then here is the blog. Just a handful of our favorites – per usual impossible to narrow down from so many. Each image made us smile and brought forth a memory from that moment. Rachel and Ryan were made the afternoon fly by. We laughed so much more than in the past few weeks. And it was so good to be around people! We loved every bit of our time with these guys and can’t wait to have the chance to do it all over again next year. Even if the times will be different, we imagine the wedding day will be just as lively and full of laughter. We cannot wait!

 

Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park Engagement Photos :: Rachel and Ryan – Instagram.com/hubertkopec/ and Facebook.com/hkphotography.ct

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Dee + Connor booked us in the fall of 2018 for May 16, 2020. Two years out, they already knew that this would be their date. It held a lot of significance for them and having the chance to celebrate with all of their family and friends. Naturally when things began this year, it was a giant tidal wave of events and emotions. Luckily for us, we had a very focused and level minded couple. Both Dee and Connor knew that they just wanted to get married and it wasn’t in their nature to let something out of their control stop them. That joy that every couple dreams of leading up to the weeks of the wedding day; that would happen regardless of the circumstances. The big picture was the only thing that mattered.

Their ceremony was held at their parent’s home in New Jersey. A small gathering of nine of us came together to celebrate their marriage. There were tears, hearty laughs, champagne and cake! Everyone spread out over the garden and maintained the social distancing guidelines. It was beautiful.

I drove home that evening and I marveled at it all. I marveled at Dee + Connor’s resilience. The fact is that weddings are one of the three biggest things everyone dreams of in the course of their life and with that weightage comes certain dreams, expectations, visions. And to have it suddenly change can be painful. And yet, they didn’t let any of this color their day. It was magical. Later on, they will have a bigger celebration with everyone they missed, but they had their marriage when they felt was the best moment for them.

To all couples who are in the midst of this, hang in there. I hope you are able to stay uplifted and keep each other happy while waiting for your special moment. If it suddenly seems so much farther away, remember that nothing can change the fact that you will have it.

Deidre & Connor’s Beautiful Backyard Ceremony ​​ – Instagram.com/hubertkopec/ and Facebook.com/hkphotography.ct

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  • DebbieMay 18, 2020 - 9:05 pm

    Beautiful photos! Love how special Deidre’s and Conner’s day was despite the circumstances. Your photos made me feel like I was there. Lovely sentiments written to convey the message of love concurring all obstacles. 💘ReplyCancel

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Usually, I will find myself wanting to pull my hair out as I struggle through the ‘chop’ and narrowing down the photos for the blog. Like any storyteller or artist, it’s just so hard to tell a day in a handful of images. There are a million emotions, thousands of cute moments, a handful of great surprises, and every beautiful thing becomes that much more radiant times ten. The sheer energy of the day is like a mountain! So yes, how do you chop?

While I was sifting through Eilis and Charlie’s day, I decided to just let it be. For once, I did not care too much if the images were redundant or if the color pattern was off or if we have the same shot in duplicate angles. For once, I sat through and looked through each and every image, remembering that moment and smiling. I remembered the huge smile Charlie had on his face when he walked through the door that morning, how we giddily chatted about makeup and hair with Jen and Eilis, and how the crowd roared when those beautiful blue shoes came off Eilis’ feet. I loved every second of it.

Especially now, a little extra is all we need to keep smiling. Keep hardy, keep going. I’m itching for normalcy, but I’ll take these moments too that are letting me to perceive everything anew. A greater appreciation than ever before is in my mind of our couples and all of the joy they put in our hands to capture one photo at a time.

Stay healthy and safe everyone!

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Some fine details of the day and the who’s and who of how it came together:

Reception: Le Chateau
Ceremony: Le Chateau
Portrait Location: Le Chateau
Event Planning: Nightingale Wedding and Events
Wedding Coordinator: Lisa DiBenedetto
Beauty: J.Kinford Beauty Group
Dress: Suzanne Neville
Bridal Boutique: A little Something White
Shoes: Marion Parke
Florist: Flowers By Danielle
Cinema: Marshall Arts Studio
Band: Daddy Pop
Photography: Hubert & Alka

Le Chateau New York Wedding Photographer | Charlie and Eilis ​​ – Instagram.com/hubertkopec/ and Facebook.com/hkphotography.ct

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