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Chelsea & Matt

The only thing more fun than an engagement session is when it involves roaming around the woods with your sister and brother-in-law-to-be, looking for those fairytale spots that make a photo a little extra special (I'm always game to combine work with a walk in the trees). 

I walked around with Chelsea and Matt (and my dog, Henry) for a good two hours last weekend, scanning a favorite local park for the perfect scenes. Our time investment paid off with a set of photos that capture the calm, cool nature of this special duo, while shining a light on the fact that even a couple that has been together for nine years (since high school!) can look at each other like they are newly in love.

Cheers, Chelsea and Matt. 2018 has big things in store for you!


Colette's first birthday party was on a beautifully sunny day at Artisan in Southport, Connecticut. Every session reveals a lesson, and that day's lesson was one that I find to be constantly reinforced: The best photos often aren't posed, but carefully captured moments that happen when you go with the flow and let the little take the lead.

WAR STORIES: A Veterans Project

For as long as there has been public discourse, the arts have served as a vehicle for advocacy: To voice dissent, to activate a movement, to facilitate mental processing and catharsis, to wound, to heal, and always in response to something larger than any one individual. Art as advocacy gives context to the overwhelming, taking complex issues and making them tangible.

This is art in action.

There are sixteen veterans – thirteen men and three women – who have been coming to the Quick Center every night for months. They share their stories, they rehearse, they bare their souls, and then they hop on a small transport van back to Homes for the Brave, a rehabilitative shelter in Bridgeport, CT, that has “provided housing, vocational training and job placement, mental health and addiction services, and life skills coaching to help Veterans leave homelessness behind” since 2002.

WAR STORIES: A Veteran’s Project aims to give a voice to the voiceless, and offers a view of the lives of men and women who have fallen through society’s cracks. The piece, which is a collaboration between writer Sonya Huber, artist Nina Bentley, and directed by Peter Van Heerden, received support from CT Office of the Arts and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts, and was one of three pieces invited to be previewed at Connecticut Arts Day in Hartford.

The final piece was performed at the Quick Center for the Arts on March 31 at 8:00 p.m. and April 1 at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to sold-out audiences.