Bridal Shower Bliss | Heritage Hotel Special Events | Karie Peterson Photography

I was so thrilled when my friend Clare and her fiancé Joe got engaged! Even more thrilled when I was asked to be their wedding photographer! We had an incredible time during their engagement session starting at the vineyard and ending on … Continue reading

Love at first sight | Creative Connecticut Engagement Portraits | Karie Peterson Photography

Aimee and Michael are a match made in internet Heaven. Both were looking to meet the right person when Michael came across Aimee’s profile on Christian Mingle. After several emails and text messages, they finally decided to talk on the phone. That quickly led to an obvious next step – to meet in person. The first get together, or “super date,” was an all day affair. It started with church (a pretty safe place to meet a virtual stranger) and from there they went on to lunch, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, shopping at the mall and a movie. Neither one wanted the date to end – it was love at first site. From day one they have been inseparable. By the end of that first date Michael knew he had met his future wife. (She was pretty sure too!)
So for such a special couple, I decided we had to pull out all the stops and recreate their ‘Super Date’. We started with some coffee and creativity at our favorite new roasting company, Redding Roasters in Bethel CT. Then stopped in at The Rainy Day book Store, right next door. Coffee and a Book… genius!! I love natural light and all things outdoors, so we made a quick stop where the light was just right, and warmed right back up with a trip to Molten Java and Byrds Books in Bethel, CT. It was so great to capture such variety within the same theme. Loved all of our locations and am very Thankful that all of the owners were thrilled to have us visit for a few portraits!
I can not wait for Aimee and Mike’s Wedding! I am thrilled to be apart of it!
Enjoy a taste of our session, and if you have any creative or unique ideas for your engagement session, I can’t wait to hear them! Email me: Info@KariePetersonPhotography and tell me all about it!

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Late Summer Engagement | Bethel CT Engagement Photographer | Karie Peterson Photography

This couple is very special to us here at Karie Peterson Photography! I was thrilled when I heard that Mike proposed! I couldn’t get on the phone fast enough once that infamous ring shot was posted to Facebook. I have known the Bride-to-be my whole life and of course knew the story of how this couple met, so we thought it would be hilarious to re-in act that fateful night and give Famous Pizza in Bethel, CT a little shout out too! The story goes, that one late Summer evening a group of friends were hanging out and here comes  Lissa with her hot Famous Pizza’s. She goes to her hot rod of a Civic turns up Country music and sits on the roof of her car and starts chowing down. Now to everyone else there… that’s normal.. That’s just  Lissa being Lissa but not to Mike… oh no… just as she had stolen his pepperoni right from off his pizza…she also made it off with his heart that night too. I can not wait to attend there wedding next year! It’s going to be filled with love, laughter… and hopefully… some Famous Pizza J

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Connecticut Weddings | The Inn at Villa Bianca, Seymour CT | Karie Peterson Photography

The love that this couple share for one another was evident the moment I met them. I just knew this wedding was going to be special!  It was as if magic was in the air all day. It was a miracle when the pouring rain stopped the second the girls were done getting ready!  There was so much warmth and positive energy that just radiated out of every person at this wedding. I felt as if I was attending a wedding of a close family member. It was a true honor to bear witness to such a true love story and am so pleased to share the memories and moments that captured your Wedding Day. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and love!

Wedding was held at The Inn at Villa Bianca, Seymour CT.

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A Movie Lovers Engagement | Connecticut Wedding and Engagement Photographer | Karie Peterson Photography

Bonded over their love of movies and all things pop culture this couple sparked my creativity with their enthusiasm to do something different for their engagement portraits. While chatting over the phone for our pre-session consultation I found that the bride has a true love for the all time classic ‘Pretty Woman’ staring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and she had the idea to reenact the scene where Richard Gere gives Julia Roberts the necklace. So romantic! I was flooded with a rush of great ideas and emotion…now if I could just had to find the right location…but of course…the ever faithful Edmond Town Hall in Newtown CT. The Staff at Edmond Town Hall is amazing and so accommodating with allowing us to use their facility, big thanks to Tom!! First we started in the Theater where I had the brilliant idea for the groom to act out the classic ‘yawn reach move’ during a movie. These images look great framed as a storyboard collection on the wall, tells such a story, and is super hilarious!

Scene change, outfit change and makeup and were ready for the reveal of the ‘Pretty Woman’. The bride to be looked amazing in her red dress and the groom…well ladies…he’s taken. We reenacted the scene perfectly, complete with the classic Julia laugh! Big thanks to my sweet heart too for all his help with lighting, and to Edmond Town Hall, the best movie theater ever! Congratulations to the happy couple! Lots of love to you both!

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Southbury Bridal Show | Connecticut Wedding Photographer | Karie Peterson Photography

This bridal show was like a ‘coming out’ party for Karie Peterson Photography. This was my first show I have ever done showcasing my own work. My entire Heart and Soul went into creating everything from scratch. My amazing fiancé re-purposed this rustic farm fresh wood that we found on a hike in New Milford and built me a frame to display all my work. All of my promotional material I custom designed, printed and hand trimmed my self and all of the table decorations I either had, was passed down by a family member, I repurposed out of something, or I bought at the Good Will. I love DIY projects and wanted to show all the brides to be that all of their DIY projects and all the little details that they are going to be put into their wedding day won’t be over looked or forgotten because I feel the same passion they do for every piece of the puzzle. I really enjoyed meeting all of the Brides-to-be and am very thankful to my cousin who selflessly volunteered to help me at my booth. There was such a huge turnout I would have been lost without her. A note to all of you Brides-to-be, if family is the most important part of your life, then I’m the photographer for you. If you love to DIY and being creative with what you have, then I’m the photographer for you. If you have nothing but love in your heart and passion in your soul, then ladies….I’m the photographer for you. Email me Weddings@KariePetersonPhotography.com or call the Studio 203.885.5597. I want to hear about your story, your journey, your ideas and then I want to show you how I can help you remember it forever.

Karie Peterson Photography Vintage Cheese Box Display at the Southbury Bridal Show

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Karie Peterson Photography Mint Favors at the Southbury Bridal ShowMy little Mint Favors were such a hit!