I didn’t get the pleasure of meeting Lt. Alex + Kate in person until their wedding as they did all of the planning out of state.  I anticipated the wedding was going to have great details when Kate emailed some of the ideas she had in the works.  Not only was the wedding beautifully + elegantly planned, but they were great to work with.  The ceremony was held at St. John of the Cross and then the party moved to a private estate.  Incorporating military influences throughout, the captain’s hat making its rounds (is that what it’s even called?) and a packed dance floor, this wedding was such fun.  I’m excited to share with you my faves from the day.

Ms. Renee Descoutures on backup vocals…  The girl be killin’ it.  Thanks for shooting + laughing with me!



Always a pleasure working with the girls from Larissa Laake Makeup Artist & Co.



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Wedding Sword Arch



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  • Kate GLASS :)

    Athena, I can’t thank you enough for so greatly capturing our wedding! Seeing all these pictures lets me relive it all over again – what a great feeling!

    Our vendors, my family and our friends were such a fantastic help to us on our wedding day – from our hardworking photographers, to the amazing band (Timmy Maia/Waterbury), uber-talented florist (Lou, Petal Perfections/Woodbury), baker (Sweet Maria’s/Waterbury), caterer (Debbie Grazier, Riverhouse/Avon), wedding-day coordinator (Catie Casey/Occasions by Cait, Waterbury), wedding boutique (co-owner Alex, Ava Clara Couture/Virginia Beach, VA) and amazing gifts and wonderful surprises from the Smith and Hartley families — THANK YOU all! We are so very grateful!

  • Absolutely incredible! The photography is absolutely perfect. Can’t wait to the rest of the photos. Athena you are to be congratulated. You had perfect subjects in a perfect setting and you as an incredible photographer brought it all together perfectly. I was reliving every moment as I flipped through these pictures with tears in my eyes……..wonderful!

  • Thanks Mom!!

  • What beautiful pictures. You guys should be very proud of your wedding. There where so many things I didn’t get to see that day, so this was a real treat, thanks

  • What beautiful and artistic photos-and in every picture we can see the love that you have for each other. Look forward to seeing the rest!

  • What gorgeous pictures of a beautiful wedding! Thanks for letting us re-live it through the photos. Cheers to you both!

  • I know I don’t catch all of your posts, but I think this is my favorite wedding of yours! So many beautiful shots and I especially love several in the “getting ready” section. Beautiful!

  • To put it simply…just so elegant! Bride, groom, setting…everything. All my best to you both!

  • YAY, Athena!! Beautiful post, my friend! Loved this wedding. Everything was beautiful and Kate and Alex were so fun to work with!. Glad to have been a part of it!

  • Claudia & Cliff

    Just had the opportunity to view the photos from the wedding.What a spectaular day…..we were honored to be part of such a memorable and elegant occasion.We wish you a wonderful life together!!

  • Perfectly captured photos that convey Kate and Alex’s wedding! Reliving the celebration of this special couple with these amazing photos is breathtaking. Thank you!