Bridal Boudoir | West Hartford, CT Photography Studio

This lovely lady found me on google! We meet in the studio before her shoot to discuss her vision for her boudoir session. I love it when we can work together to make the session something amazing.

Today is her wedding day and I am so thrilled that I can now share a couple of the images!

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She wanted a bridal theme, so we incorporated her veil and a white sheet.

 

The best of 2013 | Wedding | Boudoir | Glamour | Engagement

 What a year it’s been.

When 2013 began, my mission was to find a long-term home for my business — one that would satisfy a lengthy list of demands.

In order to best serve my clients, I wanted a studio space with:

- Large windows

- Hardwood floors

- High ceilings

- Dressing area

When I found 485 New Park Ave. in West Hartford, it was as if it had been designed for me — after a little hard work.

It was a great start to what has been a wonderful year. Since I moved into my new space in May, my clients have helped fill the place with memories and beautiful photographs.

It’s been a year of firsts, from a proposal shoot in an apple orchard to a sunrise engagement session in front of the Brooklyn Bridge, and a new emphasis on glamour and boudoir photography, which has me so excited about what 2014 holds.

I want to thank my clients for trusting me with their most treasured moments. It has been my privilege to join you on the journey that begins with a consultation and ends with memories that will last a lifetime.

Below are some before-and-after photographs of my studio, along with a few of my favorite images from 2013.

Please vote for your favorite image through December 31, 2013. The winner will be announced on January 2, 2014… and will receive an 11×14 print!

Before & After 1

 

Before & After 2

 

Here are the contest photos! The voting poll is on the top, right side of the blog! You can vote once a day until the 31st of December. 

 

Fairytale Wedding

Fairytale Wedding

 

Sparkler Exit

Sparkler Exit

Winter Sun

Winter Sun

Brooklyn Bridge Engagement

Brooklyn Bridge Engagement

Lyman Orchard Proposal

Lyman Orchard Proposal

Thanks for visiting!

 

 

Yes. One day I will have a kitchen like this. The design and openness of this kitchen is amazing. 
Walbridge Design Build - A David Booth Beers Company
© Amber Jones of Studio Pura Photography

Walbridge Design Build – Creating Beautiful Spaces

Here’s my Tuesday Tip from Walbridge Design Build – A David Booth Beers Company and a few of the images I have taken for him.

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My dream bathroom a mix of feminine and masculine.  Walbridge Design Build - A David Booth Beers Company © Amber Jones of Studio Pura Photography

My dream bathroom — a mix of feminine and masculine.
Walbridge Design Build – A David Booth Beers Company
© Amber Jones of Studio Pura Photography

What does Walbridge Design Build specialize in?

Walbridge Design Build specializes in our customers!  We love using our experience to imagine, design and build a project along with the customer.  We want to bring your needs and dreams to life – within your budget, of course.  Your home is a personal space and we work hard to get to know you and find out the best way to provide a product that respects your personality and needs.

Yes. One day I will have a kitchen like this. The design and openness of this kitchen is amazing.  Walbridge Design Build - A David Booth Beers Company © Amber Jones of Studio Pura Photography

Yes, one day I will have a kitchen like this. The design is perfect.
Walbridge Design Build – A David Booth Beers Company
© Amber Jones of Studio Pura Photography

What sets you apart from your competitors? 

There are many quality companies in the area and choosing the right one for you can be a challenge.  We are a small company with more than 30 years of experience and can offer a personal touch every step of the way.  Our customers work with us because they can trust us to build a quality product that will last and be something they can be proud of for years.

A personal touch.  Walbridge Design Build - A David Booth Beers Company © Amber Jones of Studio Pura Photography

A personal touch.
Walbridge Design Build – A David Booth Beers Company
© Amber Jones of Studio Pura Photography

What advice would you give a homeowner looking to do a remodel?

Relationships are important!  The person working in your home will be causing a significant disruption to your life.  Don’t invite someone to work on your house that you don’t trust or has a shaky reputation.  Be sure to do some research before you start.  Call past clients and visit other projects the builder has done.  You’ll find that if the builder has a good reputation, references will be more than happy to tell you all about their project and their great experience.

My other dream bathroom. Walbridge Design Build - A David Booth Beers Company © Amber Jones of Studio Pura Photography

My other dream bathroom.
Walbridge Design Build – A David Booth Beers Company
© Amber Jones of Studio Pura Photography

Thank you for visiting and please visit David’s website. You will be inspired!

Walbridge Design Build

Choosing a Photographer…

From a photographer’s perspective

Here the top five things I look for when hiring a photographer.

1. Talent. I have to be WOWed by their photography. I look at composition, lighting, focus and drama. I love images with drama.

2. Trust. They need respect my privacy, especially with boudoir photography. Will they be respectful of my insecurities? Will they show up to my session?

3. Customer Service. Are they nice to work with? Do they listen?

4. Value. I have to value their work and the art they create in order to hire them as my photographer.

5. Price. I have to be honest… even I care about the price. However, the price comes back to the value. If I value the photographic artist and the products they provide then I’m willing to pay the pretty penny.

Educating clients on the value of the products and services offered is the hardest part of owning a business.

Please comment on two most important items to you!

 

West Hartford Reservoir | Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement

 I met Chelsea and Jeremiah through her mom, Bernie. Bernie and I are in a networking group together and she came into our meeting one Tuesday morning beaming, “My daughters engaged!”

She talked to her daughter about me and she must have said nice things, because the next thing I know, I’m booked!

I love engagement sessions, because it gives me a chance to get to know the couple before their big day.

 Please enjoy these photos of Chelsea and Jeremiah and keep a look out for their wedding photos next month!

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement West Hartford Reservoir © Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454 www.studiopura.com

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement
West Hartford Reservoir
© Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454
www.studiopura.com

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement West Hartford Reservoir © Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454 www.studiopura.com

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement
West Hartford Reservoir
© Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454
www.studiopura.com

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement West Hartford Reservoir © Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454 www.studiopura.com

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement
West Hartford Reservoir
© Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454
www.studiopura.com

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement West Hartford Reservoir © Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454 www.studiopura.com

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement
West Hartford Reservoir
© Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454
www.studiopura.com

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement West Hartford Reservoir © Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454 www.studiopura.com

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement
West Hartford Reservoir
© Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454
www.studiopura.com

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement West Hartford Reservoir © Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454 www.studiopura.com

Chelsea & Jeremiah Engagement
West Hartford Reservoir
© Amber Jones – Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454
www.studiopura.com

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement 
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn, NY | Engagement

INSPIRATION. That word sums up this engagement session in Brooklyn, NY. I’ll be photographing Jackie and Jordan’s wedding at the Hartford Boat House in May, and we chatted about potential locations for their engagement session. We talked about Elizabeth Park, and places in Connecticut. Then I asked my favorite question… If you could have your engagement session anywhere, where would it be? Her answer: Brooklyn. So we made it happen!

We met right before sunrise at the Clark St. subway stop, walked to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, and ended the session in Brooklyn Heights.

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan Brooklyn, NY Engagement  (C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC 860.550.5454

Jackie & Jordan – Brooklyn, NY Engagement
(C) Amber Jones / Studio Pura, LLC
860.550.5454

Thank you for looking! Please leave the lovely couple some comments!

Greg & Abby a surprise proposal | Lyman Orchards

I have always wanted to photograph a proposal. Engagement shoots are great and beautiful, but a proposal… it doesn’t get more heartwarming than that!

Greg, thank you for the honor of photographing your proposal to Abby.

Greg and I met at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT two and a half weeks ago to scout out a location for the proposal. We found this spot away from the crowd. The morning of the proposal came, and the rain was coming down.

The rain finally broke, and I was able to sneak out of the trees and capture their proposal.

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Visit to Texas

My visit to Texas was a great one. Snuggles with my niece, Grace, and girl talk with my older sister.

I lOVE babies and my niece is way too cute. Her smiles and giggles made me want one of my own even more than before.

Here are two of the snapshots I got of her the day I left.

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