Ethan & Jill’s Wedding – June 7, 2008 – Lyme Connecticut

June 9, 2008

On Saturday Eileen and I drove down to Old Lyme, Connecticut to photograph Ethan & Jill’s wedding day. They had stressed how laid back the day would be and we weren’t disappointed. Ethan & Jill kept their cool the whole day and just had a great time enjoying the friends and family who had come to celebrate with them. The wedding was held at the home of Ethan’s Grandmother and it was just beautiful – right on the water with a sweeping lawn perfect for a tent.

After taking some shots outside we headed inside to photograph Jill putting on her dress. Jill’s dress was stunning and simple – perfect for a warm day!

Ethan’s sister was Jill’s maid of honor

The beautiful bride!

Ethan and Jill opted to take photos before the ceremony so they had plenty of time to enjoy each other one on one and we had plenty of time for pictures – my favorite scenario πŸ™‚

Ethan was headed down to the ceremony site for his first meeting with Jill but was so excited when he heard her coming he turned around early πŸ™‚ I love his expression as he caught sight of his bride!

We walked down to the boathouse to take some by the water. I was sure I’d fall in as I navigated the dock like a ninja but thankfully I didn’t πŸ™‚

I love my wall shots….the reflection was a bonus!

Ethan & Jill wanted their ceremony to be “short and sweet” so they had their guests gather under this beautiful tree. Here everyone turns as Jillian and her parents walk from the house.

Of course when I saw that Jill was crying I got misty behind the camera πŸ™‚

But then there was celebration! No more time for crying!

After the ceremony Ethan & Jill held onto each other as they greeted their guests.

A quiet moment during the reception

Ethan’s sister gave a really nice toast to her big Brother and new sister-in-law

The dashing groom πŸ™‚

And of course Finnigan dressed up for the occassion πŸ™‚ If you watch the slideshow you will see Ethan’s Mother’s Bulldog who was wearing similarly appropriate attire πŸ™‚ During the reception they were wrestling under the tent πŸ™‚

Ethan & Jill – It was such a pleasure to be there to document your wedding. The focus and spirit of the day was on that which is most important – love, family and friends….you both pulled it off beautifully.

Safe travels to Italy and enjoy your honeymoon!



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Beyond The Lens Photography

Beautiful Amanda…very story telling shots here. I also am loving the light and candidness in these….AWESOME!

I just love the upclose photo of the bride! And I adore the photo of the whole group with the big tree (like your logo!). The colors are just awesome!

simply beautiful, amanda!
you really have a gift!!

Mia 'thousandhound'

I also love the wall shot. But…I particularly love Finnegans outfit.

Robin Dini Photography

very casual and beautiful…totally amanda harris πŸ™‚ great job.

Orchard Cove Photography

It was definitely a fun wedding – just laid back with great style. I’m glad I convinced Jill that I should be there when she put her dress on πŸ™‚

Val McCormick Photography

I LOVE wall shots. You did a beautiful job. I am with Eric on the overhead shot of the bride putting on the dress. It really grabbed my attention. The dog was so cute too! Thanks for sharing:-)

The groom has an amazing smile. And I love the reflection in the wall shot.

how great is it that he didn’t wear a tie – I love that!!!

LoVe the PiCs, AH, great job!!!!


Hey Amanda, great overhead shot of the bride putting her dress on! Love it!

E. Broderick Photography

Yeah! Love the slideshow! What a fabulous day! What a fabulous couple! I had a the best time. Amanda–you were awesome to work with and your images are simply amazing. Perfection.

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