Ben + Helene Married – Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, New York {Connecticut Wedding Photographer}

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! :D
From the first 5 minutes of our Skype meeting back in April,  I knew this was the start of a great friendship. See, my desire as a wedding photographer is never to simply show up on your wedding day, take photos and leave never to be seen again. I long to create an amazing client experience and spend time with my couples getting to know them and help them plan their wedding. I want to create such a strong friendship with my couples so not only do they become comfortable with me in front of the camera, but also that their photos come out beautiful, natural, and reflecting them as a couple. This is why I only photograph a maxim of 15 weddings a year. Because I so value my couples and my time spent with them. I don’t want to be “just another vendor.” I want to become your friend, help you create your wedding timeline, be there for you as your planning your wedding and answering any questions you may have, and also being your wedding photographer. This isn’t a job for me. This is the thing that keeps me going every day. This is the thing that gives me joy. This is my passion.

Through all of our Skype meetings, phone calls, and emails, when Justin and  I showed up for Ben and Helene’s wedding, I felt like I was about to watch my two close friends get married. I was filled with excitement and butterflies.  My stomach was turning with excitement as Ben and Helene went to do their first look. My heart was ready to explode with joy as they were about to see each other for the first time on their wedding day! – I just love first looks! It’s a time where the bride and groom can truly embrace each other and soak in the fact that they’re about to marry their best friend. A time where they can laugh, cry, and hold each other. It’s such a sweet tender moment.

That sweet tender moment that was created during their first look, was carried throughout the whole wedding.
Ben and Helene are the most loving, caring, and genuine couple you will ever meet. And their wedding was truly special.

Congratulations Ben and Helene!

XOXO Chrissy

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And THIS is why I LOVE first looks!!
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