West Hartford Newborn Photography: Teddy and Family!

It’s so fun to see the “next stage” of life for our clients whose wedding we photographed.  Below are Robbie and Cara–such natural parents–with their adorable little guy Teddy!  They look like they’ve been together for years…enjoy every day with your little boy–congratulations Robbie and Cara!  To see more pics click here.

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Farmington CT Queensberry Wedding Album of Ashley and Price!

It’s been album central at IRIS Photography this winter, and we wanted to share some recent Queensberry albums featuring our 2011 clients.  Love, love, love Ashley and Price’s album…it really came together nice!  Their album is a 10×14 “Duo” which combines matted photos and unmatted photos that can span a page or run to the edges–the Duo combines the best of both worlds…the classic matted style along with a contemporary, larger photo look.

Ashley and Price had such a relaxed and meaningful wedding last June in the sunshine on the banks of the Farmington River at Apricot’s restaurant…which was featured here in in Style Me Pretty as well as in our blogpost from last summer.  Below are a few fave spreads from their album, with even more here.  Happy Spring Ashley and Price!!





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Jane’s Speaking on Commercial Photography at Inspire Photo Seminar!

My Jane is speaking next week at the Inspire Photo Seminar at the Sturbridge MA Host Hotel and Conferenece Center…and giving insights about commercial photography.  As their site says, “Inspire is a 2 ½ day retreat-style conference for professional wedding and portrait photographers. The conference is comprised of sessions on a variety of subjects, from business practices to shooting techniques, led by local professional photographers. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in mentoring round tables, conference sessions, and one shooting workshop each.”

Jane’s going to give the lowdown on how the commercial market works, with an emphasis on marketing yourself and pricing.  There’s a lot of interest in expanding their commercial business among seasoned wedding and family portrait photogs, so this is a timely topic and the right audience.  Jane’s commercial portfolio focuses on environmental portraits with such clients as the New York Mets, GE, and Forbes Magazine, among others.

To find out more check out the Inspire Photo Seminar site!  And to see Jane’s commercial photography go to  Go Jane!!



Julia and Jared’s Litchfield County Garden Party Wedding on Style Me Pretty!

What a way to bring on the green today with a gorgeous Style Me Pretty feature of Julia and Jared’s Connecticut country wedding!  Julia and Jared were married last May at her family’s home in Litchfield CT with an outdoor ceremony and tented reception set in the rolling hills of northwest Connecticut.  Their wedding brought together that perfect blend of city style and country chic (the tuxes and dinner jackets looked great in the pastoral setting).  With all the snow and rain last year the hay on the fields on their property was well over knee-high–Julia’s father almost had them cut for their wedding—we’re glad he left them high because the grassy texture made a beautiful backdrop for photos!

The prettiest pastel flowers from Earth Blossoms in Harwinton decorated the bouquets, chuppah and all around–really outstanding.   And we had the opportunity to worked alongside Mike from Buzz Media Company, who filmed their wedding.

Julia and Jared, enjoy this spring and happy anniversary this May!  For some more photos of their wedding, here’s a link to Julia and Jared’s wedding blogpost as well…enjoy!




Grace Academy Middle School for Girls in Hartford CT

Mention Junior High or Middle School to many adults and it often conjures up less than stellar memories.  The awkwardness, bullying, cliques, you name it.  Yet, at the same time, this transition to High School is critical to the academic future of students as they shift gears to more challenging learning.

Grace Academy Middle School for Girls in downtown Hartford is changing all of this…and the results were plain to see in our visit there last month.  Grace Academy teaches some 60 girls in grades 5-8, and Jane’s friend Lindsey works with the school…and invited us to a luncheon in January to meet the girls and their staff.  These teenagers were so nice–smart, polite, disciplined and determined to succeed.  Great to see this school making a big difference in these girls’ lives.

If you’d like to contribute your time or money to Grace Academy so they can continue to build these girls’ character and brains, please visit their website to see a variety of ways you can help.  Below are a few photos from their event and click here for some more

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