Brilee’s Sunny Senior Session

By: Colleen Lennehan


I had such a fabulous time shooting Brilee’s senior photos last week at Wickham Park!

She was a natural in front of the camera, making my job so easy. I’ve gathered a few of my favorite shots to share with you, feel free to contact me if you’re interested in a senior session this spring or summer!

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Blooming Bridal Brunch

By: Colleen Lennehan

Sunlight poured through the floor to ceiling windows at the Pond House Cafe Saturday morning, while friends and family came to celebrate a beautiful bride.

Julie’s sweet garden themed bridal brunch had all the necessities for a fabulous shower: delicious food, bottomless mimosas, blooming centerpieces, and a grand entrance from the groom!

Her friends and family transformed the room into a garden oasis using wooden crates, terra-cotta pots, bright blooms, and Anthropologie mugs to decorate the space.

After the fun and games guests received wildflower seed packets made by Plain Jane and chocolate flowers designed by Meredith Meade, with the lovely reminder to “let love grow”!

I hope you enjoy scrolling through the photos, I certainly was glad to capture Julie’s day!

Venue- Pond House Cafe

Photography- Colleen Anne Lennehan Photography

Party Favors- Meredith Meade and Plain Jane

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

 

 

Cozy Autumn Engagement

Between the golden hour sunbursts and the sweetness of an apple orchard, this engagement shoot is one of my favorites by far!

Marissa and Bobby smiled and danced the evening away, making these photos completely natural and full of love.

We wandered around Roger’s Orchard and a local reservoir, finding plenty of fall backdrops. My mom Lisa and I designed a cozy picnic for the pair, complete with apple cider filled antique goblets, earthy pumpkins, gold accents, and plush pillows. She also included a fall foraged arrangement full of hydrangea and wild greens.

I had such an effortless time shooting the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Sirois and her antique engagement ring. I hope you enjoy seeing their genuine love!

Cheers!

Photography- Colleen Anne Lennehan Photography

Design and Florals- Lisa Lennehan

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

 

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

 

Tara’s Beauty Studio

Tara Abate Biondi is the owner of Tara’s Beauty Studio, located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

Photo Credit-Kari Breed
Photo Credit-Kari Breed

The salon has been open for about two years now and offers hair, make-up, massage, and tanning services.
Biondi has always had her heart set on being a hair and make-up artist specifically for wedding parties.
On her website, tarasbeautystudio.com she states, “There is something exhilarating about making a bride feel amazing and elegant.”
Biondi will travel to the brides residence, hotel or venue at the convenience of the wedding party.
Biondi does hair, make-up and tanning services for weddings about two times a week, totaling around 24 weddings for the season.
Photo Credit-Alissa Dinneen Photography
Photo Credit-Alissa Dinneen Photography

She finds that the most popular hair-do for the fall is “any up-do with a braid somehow intertwined into it.”

“If I could continue to do this for the rest of my life, I would be entirely content,” Biondi said about her make-up artistry career path.
The salon has recently relocated to 2234 Silas Dean Highway, Rocky Hill, CT.
For appointments, Biondi can be reached at (860)372-6405