Chad + Monica | Madison Beach Hotel Wedding

As I walked into the room where the girls were getting their hair and make-up done, Monica was beaming. There was excitement in the air because today she was getting married and everything was perfect! I’ve been soo fortunate this year with beautiful weather for my weddings and this day was no different. Monica and Chad’s beachside wedding ceremony at the Madison Beach Hotel was just stunning.   What was most important to the both of them was being surrounded by family and friends and having a good time with their guests.   Several times during the ceremony, I noticed Monica turning to look and smile at her guests and take in all the love that surrounded her and Chad.  It made my heart swell with joy to see that.  Monica and Chad, thank you for the honor of documenting your love. It truly was an honor!

Enjoy a few of my favorites and be sure to check out their SLIDESHOW to view more images from their wedding day. Enjoy:)

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Monica NelsonSeptember 2, 2014 - 8:41 am

Abbey, These are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for being such an important part of our special day! Monica and Chad Nelson

Colleen DupuisSeptember 2, 2014 - 8:59 am

These pictures are beautiful! Congrats again Moni and Chad – love you both!

Lauren DeGenaroSeptember 2, 2014 - 9:17 am

Absolutely stunning photos Abbey! You captured Monica and Chad’s day perfectly :) Congrats again to my best friend and her new husband! Love you guys!! Xx

Marlene PassarettiSeptember 2, 2014 - 9:31 am

Abbey, Your photos are stunning and depict all the love that was present that day!
Monica&Chad,It looks like the day was everything you wanted it to be!
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Barbara CharetteSeptember 2, 2014 - 9:50 am

Beautiful Bride,Handsome Groom,gorgeous flowers,fabulous pictures!!
Many Happy Years are wished to you.

Rebecca McCarthySeptember 2, 2014 - 9:53 am

Wow stunning couple…beautifully captured pics! Love to you both!

Caitlin McFeelySeptember 2, 2014 - 11:24 am

LOVE these! Chad on the bike might be the best shot of the day :) Love you both.

JillSeptember 2, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Beautiful pictures, such a fun wedding! Yay Moni and Chad!

Sarah RotzSeptember 2, 2014 - 12:38 pm

I am obsessed with all of these. Monica you look stunning but my fav is Chad on the bike! Love you both!

MariahSeptember 2, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Beautiful photographs of such a wonderful summer wedding :)

Dorice FarrellSeptember 2, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Beautiful photos!! Monica you looked stunning!! It was such a fun wedding!!

Dorice FarrellSeptember 2, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Beautiful photos!! Monica you looked stunning!! It was such a fun wedding!!

Cristen CiresiSeptember 2, 2014 - 1:43 pm

I love all of these photos, especially Chad on the bike!

Mary AzotiSeptember 2, 2014 - 5:55 pm

These pictures are beautiful! It was a wonderful day, so happy for you both.
Congrats again!
Love you guys! Xoxo
Uncle Peter & Aunt Mary

Rebecca LaurienSeptember 2, 2014 - 6:04 pm

Fantastic photos! Captured the day perfectly :) Congrats to the happy couple!

Meghan BalkusSeptember 2, 2014 - 6:09 pm

what awesome pictures!!! love how hard in Monica is laughing during the speeches. so happy for you both!!

ChadSeptember 2, 2014 - 6:28 pm

Love these Abbey! You and Raf were fantastic. Thanks especially for capturing a good shot of my brother’s capri pants.

Debbie FarverSeptember 2, 2014 - 6:43 pm

These are beautiful and captured the casual elegance of this special day. Loved them!

Fran & David FanesiSeptember 2, 2014 - 8:20 pm

These pictures of our daughter & our new son were sensational.It was one of the happiest days in our lives.
Best of health & happiness to the beautiful couple!!

Colleen FarrellSeptember 2, 2014 - 8:43 pm

Absolutely amazing pictures! Loved everything about this day. Congratulations again, Mon and Chad! xo

Lucille BrowningSeptember 2, 2014 - 10:06 pm

The pictures are fabulous, as was the whole wedding. It was such a fun weekend. I’m so glad I was there to share it with you.
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Brittany SinenskySeptember 2, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Gorgeous pics of a gorgeous couple! Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Nelson!!

Lauren BrewerSeptember 3, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Beautiful photos, Abbey, you’re work is amazing! Best wishes and congratulations to the newlyweds!

Jilian GreySeptember 3, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Thank you for including me and letting me see the photos! How beautiful everything looks!! Especially the bride.. Chad, you look great too, but let’s face it, it’s all about the bride!!
Best of everything to both of you!

Jean and Gary LongSeptember 3, 2014 - 7:31 pm

Chad and Monica … Spectacular wedding!! It was beautiful and romantic!! The photos are enchanting and represent the true-to-life love you have for each other!! Thanks for inviting us to be a part of your day!!! Jean and Gary Long

Carey and DRSeptember 4, 2014 - 10:41 am

Beautiful wedding! We were so happy to be there to celebrate with you and you both look so happy and amazing!

Marie NelsonSeptember 4, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Chad and Monica, I loved the pictures, they capture the love
you share. Monica I am so happy to have you as part of our
family. Great job Abbey!

Dan and MarieSeptember 6, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Abbey, the pictures were beautiful you captured the day by the look on everyone’s face, and the love on the face of Monica and Chad. We are so happy to welcome Monica to our family.

Taking a time out

I can’t even believe that we’re coming to the end of summer.   How can that be?  It’s been a busy summer that I can barely even remember what happened yesterday. It’s been an endless list of things to do, things to take care of .  I barely had a whole weekend off to myself.    So when my birthday week came along I was so ready!  Ready to do absolutely NOTHING!!!!  I had a to do list that was a mile long (and I absolutely hate when I can’t cross off all the items on that list).  Well last week, that list went by the wayside.  Not a single item was crossed off.  Normally I would have felt bad about that. However this was the one week where I needed to lay back and just do me.  AND IT FELT GOOD!!!  Slept in late a few days, watched TV for the first time in God knows when, caught up on Season 2 of Orange is the New Black, spent time with family.    I event spent an afternoon on the back patio eating my favorite pizza all by myself!   Sometimes those breaks are necessary.  The highlight of the week – meeting up with some friends for my pre-Birthday celebration at Camaradas and I made sure to capture a few pictures from the night!

Here’s to taking more “Time Outs”!  CHEERS!!!

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Nancy + Silas | Central Park Conservatory Garden Engagement Session

The Conservatory Gardens at Central Park has become one of my favorites places to shoot – an oasis right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of New York City.  A hidden gem with its lush greenery and gorgeous blossoms, it was the perfect setting for Nancy and Silas’ engagement session.  A completely different setting from where they first met – on the campus of Southern CT State University.  This was a relationship that blossomed over a batch of freshly baked chocolate cookies. Yes!  And it was while baking those cookies that Silas knew Nancy was the girl for him and claimed it. She would be his girlfriend!  As luck would have it, not only did she become his girlfriend, they are planning a gorgeous summer wedding next year and I’m so excited to be documenting their day, along with a glass of milk and chocolate cookies!

Enjoy!!!!

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