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Mike and Melissa Sottile at The Waterview
Mike and Melissa reached out to me to do their engagement shoot and wedding last year. We caught the very last autumn leaves left on the trees on an early morning. It was a fun shoot then, and it was awesome meeting these two, and becoming a part of their lives for forever. This wedding went straight to my heart. Watching Mike choke up during his vows, and Melissa's joy and laughter throughout the ceremony. Sometimes you just know when you are a part of something special. And this was one of those special ones... I want to say thank you Mike for his service. I remember during his best man's speech, everyone hooted and hollered for Mike feeli ...
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Jon and Sarah Lake of Isles Wedding
Jon and Sarah, you guys are amazing! I loved shooting your engagement, and I loved shooting your wedding. I hope you guys renew your vows soon so I can shoot that too! Its always a pleasure photographing this amazing couple and I am so pleased to have been a part of your special day. I hope to share many more special moments with you guys in the future!   Hair and Make up at Loks Salon Groton Ceremony at First Baptist Church - North Stonington Reception at Lake of Isles - North Stonington Bowling at High Rollers - Foxwoods            
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The Wedding of Kyle and Cara
I was lucky enough to shoot the wedding of Kyle and Cara Kilroy. For those of you who don't know. Kyle has been my friend since I was all of 3 years old. This wedding was heartwarming and beautiful. When I watched Kyle shed some tears as his beautiful bride walked down the aisle, I had to do everything I could to stop myself from doing the same. Nothing makes me happier, than seeing one of my oldest friends this happy. When Kyle and Cara first approached me to shoot their wedding, I was hesitant, I was worried my feelings would get in the way, wanting nothing more than to share their special day with them. The more I thought about it, the mor ...
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The Wedding of Steve and Karen Holcomb
When I met Steve and Karen last fall for their engagement shoot, I knew we were gonna have a blast. Seriously, we couldn't stop laughing the whole shoot. Their wedding, was no different. I felt right at home, (I even made it onto Moms fridge!). There's nothing more important to me, than being a part of someones wedding, as opposed to being a worker at a wedding. I think we definitely accomplished that this time. With a beautiful day, and a gorgeous location, I think the day could not have been any more perfect. Now as I began to upload these photos, I relived it all again. Took a lot of tough decision making to choose which ones to share beca ...
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The Civil City Wedding of Edwin and Lina – Lima, Peru
Edwin and Lina found me in the knick of time. I was preparing to leave my winter stay in Peru, when the reached out for their wedding date. Unfortunately, I was scheduled to leave their big day, but I was definitely fortunate enough to shoot their Civil Wedding and Engagement shoot.  A 1 1/2 hour taxi ride to the outskirts of Lima, Peru to shoot their civil ceremony, and then the same taxi ride back to the little section of Lima called Barranco. There is always a language barrier when I shoot weddings in Peru, but as always, me mimicking the poses gets results. I hope you enjoy looking, as much as I did shooting.        
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Mike and Melissa – Devil’s Hopyard Love
Mike and Melissa had found me through a previous client who recommended me. They had reached out for their wedding for the summer of 2014. It was getting to be late fall, but with every wedding package, an engagement shoot is required! I do this because it helps me not only get to know a couple and what they like, but it helps me know what images are going to appeal to you the most. So with the last of the trees losing their leaves, we headed to Devil's Hopyard State Park. It was a stunning location that I had wanted to shoot at for quite some time. What was even more stunning, was how awesome Mike and Melissa are! I know I say great things a ...
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The Carrie Diaries Set – Featured in Watch! Magazine
If you happen to be flying on United Airlines, you can find a shoot from last year by J.Benson Photography. Below is the excerpt from the magazine as well some more photos from that shoot. Book your architectural or commercial photoshoot at photosbyjbenson@gmail.com 
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Nick and Holly – Engagement in the Woods
"Look for the red SUV covered in mud" I said, and Holly responded simply "Okay." See, we had agreed to meet at a Scantic River State Park. Now I had never been there, but I like to think that with any area, you can make great photos, just have to figure out how. Anyways, I had said to meet on such and such road, well I did not do my research because that road used to run through the park, so Nick and Holly were on one side of the park and I was on the other. So we figured that out and I drove to the nearest main road and told them to look for that muddy truck. I enjoy off roading, and I don't always get around to washing my truck afterwards! ...
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Steve and Karen – Waterfalls and Kaley!
I LOVE Steve and Karen. Like seriously, I cannot be happier to be shooting their wedding this summer. Steve and I played phone tag for about 3 weeks, but finally we were able to get on the phone together and book their engagement shoot before it got too cold. The leaves were off the trees, and it definitely wasn't warm, but these three made it warm! I really had a blast jumping in and out of waterfalls to get their shots. Now if you don't know Steve and Karen, you should, because they are too much fun. I have to admit, I couldn't use many of the photos I took because we were all laughing so hard. Either I was shaking the camera laughing, or I ...
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Jose and Ianina – A Wedding in Peru
Jose and Ianina are such a fun couple. Ianina is my mother in-laws boss, so anything other than perfect was not an option (well it never is, but this time even moreso!). Now I have hundreds of edited photos, seriously, narrowing it down to these was the hardest of any wedding so far. I have so many favorites! I might even post more, definitely going to make a separate post with their civil union and engagement shoot! We got 30 minutes in a park in Barranco, Peru to do their formals. The reception was about 1 hour away from the church, so squeezing a shoot in on the way meant limited time and limited options. Barranco is a beautiful area, but ...
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