Photos, Flowers & Wine
mini engagement portrait sessions in support of Wild Earth Allies,
August 12, 2017 at Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, CT
I'm so excited you'll be joining us! On August 12, you'll arrive down a long, grape-lined path and be welcomed by 20 acres of property and vines. Park in the designated area and join us at the meeting point, the old barn right off the main restaurant. I'd recommend getting there with ample time to chill; at least 20 minutes before your shoot.
My sessions are casual and relaxed with lots of movement, and I encourage you to be yourselves and let your unique bond shine through. Keep your schedules clear the night before and the morning of so you can come to your shoot calm and connected.
When I do a longer engagement shoot, I ask my couples a series of questions to get them in the right frame of mind, but for this mini, I'll ask you just one: What are your grateful for about your partner? Think about your answer beforehand!
For attire, I recommend keeping your palette neutral with no logos or writing. Beige, black, grey, denim, and white are all great. That way there is no chance of clashing with each other or the flowers and you are the star of the images, not your brightly colored clothes. The vibe at the vineyard is relaxed, rural/farm-like, and a bit bohemian, so keep that in mind when you're curating your style. I would not recommend heels or any footwear that would take away from your comfort or ability to move.
We're lucky to have talented local vendors contributing to the shoot! Jakki from Jakkelyn Iris will be beautifying the three locations we've chosen for the shoot with foraged flowers that will blend seamlessly into the environment. There will be lots of greenery, white, and icy blues.
Everthine Bridal will have jewelry and headpieces on hand that you can wear for some or all of your photos. You can also learn more about booking Upstyle Hair and Makeup for your big day and there will be a sweet treat for everyone to take home.
The vineyard makes delicious Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir. They are part of the Connecticut Wine Trail and participate in the Passport Program.
Wine tastings will be served in the barn (also the meeting point) for all couples interested in trying the wines at Chamard Vineyards! Up to you, but if it were me, I'd do my tasting first for the liquid courage!