Rustic New England Bridal Session in Hamden, CT | Suzanna

This shoot is tantalizing, in a sexy “come hither” sort of way. We are looking to explode this little area of Raw Photo Design, and I can tell you that after seeing Suzanna’s pictures below…it will take very little convincing. Between you and I, we get a little strangled by the limitations that we have shooting a bride on her wedding day. I mean…I’ve done it, so I get it…but if Eric has a ridiculous idea in the moment on a wedding day (which often happens) that requires sitting or laying, etc., we usually gotta just toss it because no bride wants to sit anywhere that is not squeaky clean on her wedding day. Well…you know us, we are not squeaky clean, that’s not how we roll.

This is why a bridal session (no, you do not have to trash your dress) can be the most fun, relaxed, ridiculous way to get uninhibited pictures different than those you took on your wedding day. Bring your groom or don’t…that’s your call. But Suzanna is a perfect example of how this session can really take on a personality of it’s own, and on your wedding day you gotta play it safe —- so for this type of shoot we strive for editorial.

We want the hair that you really wanted for your wedding day {but wouldn’t dare}, the shoes you really wanted for your wedding day {but couldn’t walk in}, and the location and posing is just a canvas that you step into – and completely let go.

For those of you that do not recall Suzanna’s wedding blog post, I suggest checking it out here prior to indulging in this shoot. Her wedding images are stunning, we had lots of time, shot at some of the most iconic places in Manhattan and even took time after the reception to grab more.

You can see from the post below that this shoot is a drastic departure from the city vibe of her wedding images. How much fun is it to play with two completely dynamic looks? Different, yet equally yummy.

Now I ask you and encourage you to comment below…which bridals do you prefer? A huge thanks to Stacey Palancia of Blush Couture for some ridiculously epic make-up skills.


rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

WARNING – GEEKY technical note from Eric for all you photographers out there… These two shots were shot at f1.2, 1/200s, ISO 100 with a 3200 watts per second (aka: a crap-load-of-light) studio light at full power. Anyone want to guess how that’s even possible? Leave your answer in the comment box below.

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

Not only is Suzanna ridiculously talented and amazing in FRONT of the camera but she is BEHIND the camera as well! Check out her site here

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England

rustic style bridal photo shoot in New England