Emersyn's First Birthday Session in Groton, Connecticut

Sweet Emersyn came in for her first birthday photos. We decided against a cake smash to try something new! Em's mom brought in a beautiful wreath from her home and an adorable floral crown. Emersyn was nothing but sweet smiles all around. We had a great time chatting and taking these timeless portraits. Happy birthday, sweet girl!

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THE LOVE SALE | Through 15 February 2018

Get your true love what they really want this year—an heirloom album of your favorite memories. Now through the 15th, all heirloom albums are 25% off. Each page is created thick Fuji luster photographic paper, filled with photos hand picked by you. You'll also be able to create a beautiful cover to your album, with over 25 fabrics to choose from, ranging from silk to linen to leather. Each album includes an heirloom keepsake box for preservation.

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Christine Hensley
Leo's First Birthday Session in East Lyme, Connecticut

Sweet little Leo is one years old! His mom, Amy, gave me a call and asked if I could come over yesterday to photograph some photos of Leo for his birthday party. I immediately jumped for joy! I'm very familiar with Leo and his sweet personality. He is always smiling and always up for snuggles. 

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The Yantis Family's Session at the Nathan Lester House in Gales Ferry, CT

The Yantis family is a family located here in Connecticut here for the Navy. I met AnnMarie through a local page for support. I was so excited to hear that she was in need of some family portraits. I asked her to meet me at the Nathan Lester House, which is a beautiful park and museum located in Gales Ferry. 

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The Rooth Family's Session at Bauer Park in Madison, CT

Jennifer and I go way back to when we all lived in Florida. When we moved to Connecticut earlier this year, I was so surprised and excited to hear that she moved here as well to be closer to family. Of course, we had to get together for updated family photos! Her little ones, Claire and David have grown so big and it was awesome being able to see them again after such a long time. We went to Baur Park in Madison and strolled through the leaves that have fallen and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. 

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Krista & Ian's Latitude 41 Wedding in Mystic, CT

Ian first reached out to me about his and Krista's wedding day, which took me by surprise since I normally hear from the bride. It was such a pleasant surprise, as I got to chat a little with both of them before we started planning photography for their big day. At the time they reached out, I was still living in Boston, and they live just south. It was such a nice coincidence, as they were having their wedding just minutes away from where I was moving to. 

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Chloe & Jason's Coast Guard Academy Wedding in New London, Connecticut

About a year ago, Chloe reached out to me about her fall wedding taking place here in Connecticut. Her fiance at the time was a member of the Coast Guard and they both lived in sunny California. After some time of getting to know each other, Chloe & Jason were excited to have me capture all the special moments of their wedding day. Their ceremony took place at the beautiful chapel at the Coast Guard Academy and their intimate reception dinner took place at the famous Tony D's in New London.

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Lily's First Birthday Cake Smash

In honor of Lily's 4th birthday, I wanted to feature her first birthday cake smash today on the blog. I met Lily while living in Maine a few years back. Her parents were stationed and living in the same area as us. Lily's mother reached out to me around the time of her first birthday and asked if I could accommodate a cake smash. I was so excited! There's nothing more fun than seeing a baby dig their hands into a birthday cake for the first time. Lily was no exception!

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Archer's Newborn Session in Groton, CT

As some of you may know, back in early August, my family welcomed a new member into our family. Everyone, meet Archer! We are so in love and so thankful that he's apart of our family. Now that we've had some time to cuddle and get to know one another, it's time to get back into the studio. I look forward to getting back to working with you all! Reach out, say hello!

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Paige & Alan's Owenego Inn & Beach Club Wedding in Brandford, CT

Paige & Alan's wedding day was not only beautiful, but unique. Their ceremony was full of surprises, as well as traditions, orchestrated by Paige's aunt who officiated. Their wedding took place at the beautiful Owenego Inn & Beach Club on a beautiful September afternoon. Their friends and family gathered around for a water front ceremony, and ended the evening at the beach club for dinner, drinks, and great times. 

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Kim & Nha's Riverview, Windsor, Connecticut Wedding

Kim & Nha's wedding was a day full of beautiful ceremonies and traditions celebrated by their closest friends and loved ones. They both spent many, many months carefully planning this day with their families and it turned out absolutely perfect! Their day started off with two traditional Vietnamese tea ceremonies in their homes, followed by a Catholic ceremony at the St. Lawrence O'Toole church, ending with a reception at The Riverview.

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Rebekah & Emerson's Mommy and Me Session at Buttonwood Farm, Griswold, CT

Since we moved to Connecticut, I kept hearing about the beautiful sunflower fields that were tucked away in the country side just shy of Norwich. I knew I had to go out there and photograph the flowers in all their glory. Rebekah is a sweet friend of mine who I met when asking for a local sitter. She quickly became a friend of mine, and I knew that she and her daughter would be perfect models for my sunflower experiment. We had a blast strolling through the isles of sunflowers, watching the children ride the tractor and smelling the delicious waffle cones for the local ice cream in the air. The weather was a perfect 70 degrees and it seemed as if the sun was smiling down on us.  If you're ever in the area, make sure to stop by Buttonwood Farms in Griswold, CT for a fun family evening.

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Brittany's Headshot Session in Downtown Raleigh, NC

A few weeks ago, I took a trip to Raleigh, North Carolina to visit a very close friend of mine. As some of you know, I'm expecting our second baby sometime next month and thought it would be a fun treat to get away for a few days before our littlest baby arrives. We decided to go to Downtown Raleigh one day while I was there to explore, as I've never been before. I brought along my camera and snapped a few headshots for Brittany while I was there. I love how bright, vibrant and alive Raleigh is. I am looking forward to coming back and seeing more soon!

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Alli & Billy's Lace Factory, Deep River Wedding

When I made the move to Connecticut, all the local wedding vendors were telling me about how wonderful The Lace Factory was, and how I would be very lucky to photograph a wedding there. Little did they know, Alli & Billy had asked me earlier in the year if I'd be interested in photographing their wedding that just so happened to be at The Lace Factory. I was ecstatic! Not only was I excited to spend the day and photographing this great couple, but I was also getting a chance to photograph this beautiful venue.

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Christine Hensley
Linda & Dan's Charlestown, Rhode Island Waterfront Wedding

Linda and Dan's wedding day was full of tears, laughter, and love. It was a truly beautiful day that was celebrated by all of their closest family and friends. Originally planned to be much larger, Linda and Dan decided to go for a more intimate wedding located at a close friend's home in Charlestown, Rhode Island. They made a fantastic choice! Everything was perfect, from the ceremony to the portraits to the reception. Linda is an event planner; all her hard work and organization definitely shined through. 

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S & K's Yale, ROÌA New Haven Wedding

S & K's beautiful, small wedding vow renewal was something all brides truly dream of. It was a day that was truly devoted to the bride and groom. Although intimate, all the details were perfectly arranged with a minimalistic flair, with a European influence. ROÌA Restaurant and Cafe was the perfect venue, supplying beautiful architecture and artwork that left everyone in awe. 

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Baby Brynn's Boston Newborn Session

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Baby Brynn and her family. I headed to South Boston for the morning to spend time with the family of four. The newborn session couldn't have gone anymore perfect! Brynn was an absolute doll. She slept great through the entire session and even gave us a smile or two.

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Baby Wyatt's Maine Newborn Session

I traveled up to Maine to visit my sweet friend, Candida, after she gave birth to her second son, Wyatt. While there, we decided it was a great time to take a few newborn portraits, as he was still just a few days old. We decided to go with natural earth tones, as their whole home reflected in beautiful neutrals, tans, oranges and greens. 

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Happy Holidays!

As wedding season starts to wind down for the year, holiday magic is starting up. We all from the Hensley family want to wish you a very happy holiday season. We hope you enjoy all the festivities and that you are able to spend it with your family and friends. 

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Christine Hensley
Jonette's Headshot Session in Beacon Hill, Boston

I met Jonette through her boyfriend, Marcus. He and I worked together for a photo/video studio out of Boston. We've since played on a softball league and have grown to be friends! Jonette reached out because she needed some headshots taken for her new venture into interior design. I knew exactly where to go, Beacon Hill! This beautiful neighborhood is rich with beautiful brick homes, cobblestone streets, and a view that will make your draw drop. I am in love with how beautiful everything came together.

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