I am a Maine-based wedding and portrait photographer.

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Apr 22, 2008

Tricia & Rollie - A Love Story

Knowing each of my clients is important to me. I don't want to be a stranger when I show up to photograph your wedding day. I am after a genuine story - whether it is an engagement story or a wedding story - how could I get that if I didn't know who you are?

I love to hear the story of how my couples met, how their relationship progressed, and of course, about the proposal. The delivery of the story is often half of the fun - observing the loving glances, the teasing about how one pursued the other, the story of when one figured out the other was "the one."

So here is my latest love story - Tricia and Rollie.

Tricia had just finished college and landed her first job working at Yale University. During the summer she took on a job working working at Lockwood Farm (she had a childhood dream of being a farmer).

Enter cute boy on the tractor - Rollie. Rollie grew up on a farm raising sheep and cattle - farming was in his blood. At a young age he discovered his true passion - beekeeping. A passion so strong that he studied beekeeping at Cornell University and is now one of the largest beekeepers in Connecticut. How cool is that?

One day Rollie brought home a goat for Tricia - and the rest is history. She now raises goats on the farm next to Rollie's hives.

Here's to following your heart's calling!

It was only fitting that we did their engagement session on their farm in Southbury. I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites, but here they are...

LOVE the texture of this red barn!

Rollie was nice enough to show me his bees - I now know all sorts of facts about bees that I didn't know before. For example, the males (called drones) can't sting - I can vouch for this, I actually held one. Who knew?

Tricia and Rollie were nice enough to leave me a jar of their honey at my local farm stand - thanks guys! It is fantastic! You can check out their farm web site at Honey Meadow Farm.

These two will be getting married in October - and we'll be trashing the dress shortly after on the farm (of course!).


Robert J. Trenske said...

Hey Christy, I love the photos. The ones with the barn are my favorite. Such a nice job. I have family in Southbury, it is so nice there! I also love how you share your clients story, it makes the photos the much more meaningful!!

Robin Dini Photography said...

i totally know her! i think we worked together at a pharmacy once. how nutty! really fun shots by the way.