As Dee’s Dad mentioned during the ceremony, she arrived into this world during a storm so it kinda made sense for the wedding day to fall right in the midst of a hurricane. And yet, after you’ve brazen through a Covid shutdown and made changes to your wedding plans for what feels like the millionth time only to encounter a hurricane on your wedding day, it’s something you shrug your shoulders about and move on. But Dee and Connor went one step further. The didn’t simply shrug their shoulders, they sprinted through the celebration with pure joy. Every inch of them radiated love and laughter!

“It never rained at any wedding I attended no matter the forecast.” – this is what Connor’s Aunt mentioned to me outside the hotel a couple hours before the ceremony. I smiled and told her I hope it turns true because 90% probability for rain would throw their outdoor ceremony plans out the window. During the ceremony, I looked around and realized how beautifully surreal it was. Not a drop of rain. The clouds parted at the exchange of the rings. Another happy omen as our happy couple were proclaimed husband and wife (again)! The weather behaved itself for the rest of the day, yielding one of the most gorgeous sunsets we’ve witnessed in a very long time.

If there is any power in manifestation, these guys and their loved ones manifested one of the most beautiful days we were lucky enough to be a part of. I am so thankful our paths crossed. They left their mark on us as they do to everyone they meet. Dee and Connor – we hope this post brings back every joy of the celebration. All our love to you both!

 

The Boat Shed at Lighthouse Point Wedding at Mystic Seaport | Connecticut Wedding Photographer – Mystic, CT – Instagram.com/hubertkopec/ and Facebook.com/hkphotography.ct

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Danielle and Wil met us about a week before lockdown at our home studio. We sat and chatted about wedding planning, photography, the virus, being an only child, nurse life, and our roots. Every once in a while, we meet folks who we feel as though we’ve known them for years. That frankness that comes immediately is something we love because it just tells us that this chemistry is going to translate to the actual shoots and wedding day.

And as we assumed, it carried over on their engagement shoot. In between all the beautiful, creative shots we loved being able to see the snippets of real life. The moments where there is uncontrolled laughter, wide smiles, and not a care in the world smushed between some sweet, loving gestures – that’s what makes our hearts happy.

You’ve seen a lot of Harkness on our blog lately, but every shoot we’ve had has left it’s own imprint in our minds. Each of our couples’ have been unique and special and lucky for us to be able to see it and capture it. We honestly can’t wait for next years’ celebrations (and normalcy?), but looking back at these moments also brings smiles to our faces. Cliche as it may sound, love was not cancelled this year!

 

Waterford, Connecticut Engagement | Danielle and Wil – Instagram.com/hubertkopec/ and Facebook.com/hkphotography.ct

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In the light of things, it’s easy to fall into this dark corner of thoughts imagining all that could not happen. At least that’s how we thought it may be, and yet when we will get to spend a day with a couple, we’re completely blow away to see how it’s not the case at all. If this year has taught us anything, one thing that has stood out is how we’ve reverted to pure and complete happiness during weddings.

Alyssa and George really showed us how easy it is to enjoy every second of the day. How easy it was to laugh, to be present, and to have their marriage start off giving preface to each other only. Nothing diluted the intents or took away from what was happening. It was meaningful, real, and so beautiful to capture. Through all pictures on this blog, we attempt to paint this picture we have from the day. Their joy was so palpable that we hope everyone who’s previewed the teasers can feel it. For this radiant couple, we were honored to share in their equally beautiful day!

 

Cranbury Park CT Wedding Photography | Alyssa and George – Instagram.com/hubertkopec/ and Facebook.com/hkphotography.ct

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