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Intimate Weddings in Connecticut

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YAASSS! You're engaged and now you're planning the most amazing, intimate wedding! I know that your wedding is going to be amazing because no two love stories are the same, and I love capturing each and every one of them with authentic photos to show off how cool and unique they are. 

My goal as a documentary wedding photographer is to work with you to capture your personality effortlessly in the photos we create together.

I want to tell the story of your wedding day as you experienced it: all the love, tears and laughter unadulterated. You should look back on your photos in five, ten, or thirty years and feel the memories as vividly as the day you created them. 

Connecticut Wedding Photographer

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In case you can't tell by the photos below, I'm loud. I am actually loud with my voice (I lost my inside voice in an accident) but I'm also a big personality. I have always been very confident in who I am and what I believe in, so I'm a tough nut to crack in terms of being shaken by stress, which makes me a great wedding photographer (if I do say so myself, and my clients do, too). 


I have an amazing life partner, CJ, who I met when we were 12 and in the same homeroom for middle school. But we didn't start dating until our late twenties after many years apart. Now we have a home together, our adorable tiny tyrant who we call Charlotte, and a cute dog named Bernie Spaniel! 

Lastly, but no less importantly, I believe that love knows no bounds when it comes to color or gender and I am a big supporter of LGBTQ marriage rights and I am ENM friendly. Reach out to schedule your free consultation and let's chat about your wedding, engagement or portrait session!

Wanderlust  Living

I love to be outside and explore. CJ can always tell when I need to get out for some exploring and asks if I need to be taken for my walk. Yes. Give me mountains, forests, rivers, oceans, all of it. I want to soak up as much of the Earth as I possibly can while I'm here on it. 

I've also moved around a lot in my adult life. I still plan to explore as much of the world as I can before I'm gone, but I did put down some roots here in CT when I bought my home (it still feels weird that I haven't changed my address in 3 years). 

I'm a Connecticut wedding photographer based out of New Britain, CT. My focus is on artistically creative portraiture and documentary wedding photography. I aim to capture the authentic spirit and personality of my clients through my offbeat wedding photography techniques and I work to create a genuine connection with each of them. Being photographed is one of the most vulnerable things you can do, and I respect that fact by building a relationship of trust before ever clicking the shutter. If you're going to ask me to photograph one of the most significant moments of your life, it's important that you know you've entrusted that task to the right person who will treat it with the same reverence that you do while still maintaining your style and personality. Click the images below to see some of the ways I've capture authentic love on a wedding day. 

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© 2020 by Emma Thurgood | New Britain, Connecticut