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Mia & Anthony | Engagement Shoot | Candlewood Lake, New Milford, CT

A man and woman stand on a bridge to a dock on Candlewood Lake in New Milford, CT. They are chest to chest, smiling at each other as their noses barely touch.

When Mia approached me for an engagement shoot, she had a style in mind immediately.

She wanted a candid, documentary-style shoot that looked like the kind of photographs of your parents you'd stumble across in an old album and smile at.

I was so excited to capture her vision. I was also, admittedly, a little intimidated. My style takes some inspiration from film, but it isn't a replication of it. I worried that I wouldn't be able to hit the mark and the feel that Mia was looking for.

My worries disappeared when we met up and reached Mia's parents' dock on Candlewood Lake in New Milford: a lake I've spent many summers swimming in as a child, just up the road from that very spot. Mia and Anthony, despite their insistence that they "don't know what to do in photos" — my favorite thing my clients say, because usually these folks end up absolutely killing it — naturally started to gravitate toward each other, make each other laugh and smile, and let the world melt away for a little bit.

They danced, played, and shared champagne together while I snapped away, and I am so happy with how candid and beautiful their moments came out.

Here's what Mia and Anthony had to say about the experience: “We absolutely cannot recommend Kristen enough. I cried when I saw the photos she created from our engagement session! Her ability to capture a couple's unique personality is spectacular. I am someone who is not altogether comfortable in front of a camera but Kristen made the session fun and low stress while also delivering the sweetest, most heartfelt candid photos. She listened to my vision and made it better while being totally professional, kind and respectful of all boundaries and limitations. I cannot thank Kristen enough for these photos that we will treasure for a lifetime!”

Thank you for trusting me, Mia and Anthony! 🖤

A man and woman stand on a bridge to a dock on Candlewood Lake in New Milford, CT. They stand across from each other, holding their hands as they stretch out their arms and smile at each other.


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