Ashley’s Bridal Shower | Pond House Cafe

By: Colleen Lennehan


Check out a few of my favorite shots from Ashley’s garden themed bridal shower! The Pond House Cafe was the perfect venue to celebrate Ashley and her fiancé’s love!

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Autumn Senior Shoots!

Bright colors and natural textures make autumn the perfect season for senior photos!

For the past month I have been busy capturing senior portraits for six soon-to-be graduates: Jessica, Maya, Alex, Sierra, Corrine, and Caylie!

Corrine, Jessica, Caylie, and Sierra’s sessions were all held at Elizabeth Park, a beautiful spot for any type of photos. Maya’s location included a bit more sand, and wind, (though she was completely carefree and didn’t complain about the gusts once) and Alex’s was a sweet local spot, the same one in which his very first school photo was taken!

All of these seniors were so fabulous, making my job extremely easy. I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite shots from each session!

It’s still not too late to book a senior portrait session! Message me for details if you’re interested!

Photographer- Colleen Lennehan

Locations- Elizabeth Park, Meig’s Point (Hammonasset Beach), Papergoods Pond

 

 

Senior Sessions!


The switch from summer to fall has been full of golden hours and smiles!

These beautiful 2017 seniors have laid in farm fields, climbed trees, and changed in the woods and rain, all while keeping a smile on their faces!

I’m a sucker for natural light (99% of my photos are taken with this in mind) so these beautiful backdrops and locations lend an earthy vibe to each photo, all while staying unique to each senior!

Here are a few of my favorite captures, if you or someone you know is graduating in 2017 and would like to discuss a shoot, please feel free to contact me!

Enjoy!

*Most of these photos were taken at Bostrom and Sons Tree Farm, in Berlin, CT, Rocky Hill Ferry, in Rocky Hill, CT, Elizabeth Park, in Hartford, CT, and Point O’Woods Beach, in South Lyme, CT.

Graduation Celebration

A party needs three things: garden flowers, cucumber mojitos, and a balmy sun, luckily for my sister Meghan and I we had all of that and then some.


Growing up with eight siblings teaches you a lot about sharing, you share clothes, bedrooms, Instagram caption ideas, and on some rare years you even share your graduation celebration.

Meghan recently finished up her senior year and became a graduate of Berlin High School, and I (not so recently) graduated from Central Connecticut State University this past December. Used to sharing, we decided the only way to celebrate both our accomplishments was to throw a combined grad party.

Per usual our mom took over the décor department and styled the party with a vintage, garden, and earthy look in mind. She used antique planters, vintage benches and chests, and dozens of blooming flowers to create our beautiful party.

She made two focal points, one a fabulous spin off the typical “grad table”, and the other a vintage seating area and backdrop.

The enhanced grad table was a bit more than just a collage and “GRAD” banner, our mom used strands of lights and tassels, bouquets, frames, and an antique iron holder to create a sweet table fit for two!

Her earthy seating area was made up of two teal iron chairs, a little loveseat bench, an antique chest, and a gold balloon banner. She used garden plants and flowers to give life to the space, and created a cozy hangout by hanging more strands of lights. A weathered door and window pane rested behind the set-up to add closure to our little corner of the tent.

Another (unplanned, but sweet) addition to the party was our cousins 1966 turquoise pick-up truck which posed for a fabulous prop as well! It completely went with our antique garden soiree!

We love and appreciate when small details are focused on and our mom never disappoints when it comes to party prep and event styling!

The Sun and the Sea


By: Colleen Lennehan

Beach roses, a setting sun, and a sandy seating area make up the perfect breezy picnic spot!

We wanted to enhance a typical picnic scene with seaside elements and organic décor!

Two weathered wooden pallets, rested on a striped beach blanket, created an earthy tabletop for this styled shoot.

Wild roses and beach flowers were mixed with garden grown peonies in multiple glass bottles and vases, while a piece of coral acted as a beachy candle holder.

By mixing antique silverware (from the Brimfield Antique Fair), crystal glasses, and crisp white plates, we dipped into an elegant and nautical look.

Meigs Point at Hammonasset Beach in Clinton, CT was the location for this golden hour shoot. I spotted this grassy nook that made for the perfect picnic location, with views of the sea and wildflower surroundings.

This shoot was styled and designed by my fabulous mom, Lisa Lennehan, and it may be my favorite so far. My sisters Alyssa, Shanna, and Caitlyn also helped create this shoot, as well as model for a few shots!

We loved using one of our giant conch shells to create this mermaid silhouette!

There’s nothing more that I love than the sea, the sun, and sandy shoots!

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Photographer- Colleen Lennehan

Style and Design- Lisa Lennehan

Model- Caitlyn Lennehan

Location- Meigs Point, Hammonasset Beach

 

Sweet Celebration!

Lush flowers, frilly tassels, and a nearly nude cake made up the perfect combination for my sisters 18th birthday bash!

Her cake topper consisted of garden and spray roses, peonies, dusty miller, brunea, and a few stems of astilbe. We loved the sweetness of the color scheme, but the earthiness the fresh flowers gave off.

My mom, Lisa Lennehan, styled and designed the birthday tablescape using a “Meghan” banner, pink and white tassels, and bright bulbs all strung across three antique doors.

Between the naked cake topped with blush blooms, bouquets of garden flowers, and a pastel painted backdrop, my mom created the sweetest celebration yet!

 

Style and Design- Lisa Lennehan

Photographer- Colleen Lennehan

Seaside Sweethearts

The sand was damp from a passing shower, and the sun attempted to beam through dusty clouds, making the Niantic shoreline a stunning backdrop for this styled shoot.

My sister Meghan and her main squeeze Jason agreed to pose for a few earthy shots by the sea.

The bright, yet gloomy, after-the-storm sun lit up the beach, while the remaining grey clouds melted into the oceans horizon; a personal favorite scene of mine!

I’m glad that the rain on the ride down didn’t scare off my little coastline couple! I can’t wait for more shoreline shoots this summer!

 

Location- Niantic, Connecticut Shoreline

Photographer- Colleen Lennehan

Models- Meghan Lennehan & Jason Abate