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Mary & Tai’s Engagement Session – Harkness Park, Waterford, CT

by on Jun.23, 2015, under Wedding & Engagement

Hey guys,

It is such a pleasure to introduce to you Mary & Tai who are getting married later this summer. It will be an stunning traditional Vietnamese wedding like nothing you have seen – and, needless to say, I am so so excited for them!

Mary is the kind of bride who puts an incredible amount of thought and effort into every detail in her wedding – from the hand made accessories  – check out the umbrella and those Swarovski crystals on her veil and her bouquet (she did that herself!) – to the very last photo we took. A while ago we brainstormed about a location for the engagement session (yes, the title didn’t lie – this IS an engagement session). We were thinking about going to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York City, and capturing the blooming cherry trees – but unfortunately the full bloom this year was way earlier than what we expected – and Mary’s dress was not ready at this point. Later on after rethinking the location we chose Harkness Park. And I am so glad we did – it offered all the photo ops we wanted – and then some. We lucked out and, along with those colorful azaleas and the amazing Japanese Maple, we found a cherry tree that was still blooming. Yay!

This shoot is not about the location though. It is about the love Mary and Tai share and how beautiful and happy they look together. The results? Well, you let me know what you think.

Last, but definitely not least, Mary happens to have her birthday today, so let’s all comment below and wish her a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May this one be the best birthday you’ve had Mary! Cheers!


– Your Pal Val

a.k.a. NYC / CT / Boston Wedding Photographer / Destination Wedding Photographer Val Nanovsky

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Chloe’s Portrait / Model Portfolio / Bridal Boudoir / Whatever You Name It Photo Shoot

by on Mar.16, 2015, under Boudoir, Portrait, Wedding & Engagement

Howdy guys,

Winter is the time when you brush up on skills, learn new things and get ready for the upcoming wedding season. I experiment with new ideas all the time and  I am always open to photographing new faces. The big thing for me right now is posing (surprise!). It’s no secret that you learn these things best when you do boudoir shoots. So when Chloe and I first met, we chatted about doing a possible bridal / boudoir session together, but then she mentioned she needed some new photos for her modeling portfolio in NYC. One thing led to another and eventually we did a little bit of everything. We had never worked prior to that and it was important for both of us to break the ice, so to speak. This session gave us a perfect chance for that.

It goes without saying how easy to photograph Chloe is – you just can’t take a bad photo of her – but the final results would not have been anything close to what they are without our makeup artist, the absolutely amazing Stacie Amanna, who worked on several different looks for us – and nailed every single one of them. Way to go Stacie!

We tried to keep everything simple and casual, I used only one light at most (I absolutely LOVE that btw!),  and we changed two or three outfits – just to jazz it up a bit for the different parts of there shoot. I gotta admit, Chloe is one of the most talented people I have photographed. She rocket it from A to Z and I am super stoked we got to work together. Check out the results and enjoy :)

The Suspects:

Model: Chloe Malvezzi / New York Model Management
Makeup: Stacie Amanna / TRANSCENDENT (

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by, and feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. See you around,

– Your Pal Val

a.k.a. NYC / CT / Boston Wedding Photographer / Destination Wedding Photographer Val Nanovsky

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Maneeley’s Christmas Wedding Shoot, South Windsor, CT

by on Feb.10, 2015, under Wedding & Engagement

Hola my friends,

Time to put some eye candy on the blog – it’s been a while! I have some exciting new material for you and in the next couple of posts I’ll be updating you with all that.

First things first – I have a shoot for you at Maneeley’s in South Windsor. Did that a few weeks ago and I am super excited with the results. That shoot was impromptu put together to capture the holiday decoration – among other things – and we had so much fun! Sometimes the sweetest experiences are when everything is improvised – and that’s exactly what we did. We started the shoot inside, and took some of the most exciting photos outside, when the sun was already down – and I love, love, love how they came out. You can’t beat Christmas deco with all that twinkle, and all these beautiful colors, can you? We captured a ton of images, many of which I recently posted on Facebook. For the blog I chose my own personal favorites. So without further ado, let’s move on to the goodies:

Here are the suspects:

Dress – Bliss Bridal, Cheshire, CT
Models – the incredible Mary & Joey
Venue – Maneeley’s, South Windsor, CT

Enjoy, and leave some love below,

– Your Pal Val

a.k.a. NYC / CT / Boston Wedding Photographer / Destination Wedding Photographer Val Nanovsky


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Leah & Ryan’s Wedding at Maneeley’s, South Windsor, CT

by on Oct.01, 2014, under Wedding & Engagement

Hey folks, your pal Val here.

If you are coming from Facebook must have already seen some of Leah & Ryan’s photos, but let me tell you – you are in for a treat here on the blog. I reserved the best of them for this place.

Leah and Ryan are among those rare people who know how to party – do it naturally, from the heart – and spread their enthusiasm among everybody at Maneeley’s. Boy, what a wedding that was! I can’t find enough words to describe the fun, the emotions, the colors and all those memorable moments – but I do have the photographs. And I am so so thrilled to show you everything.

So, without a further ado, let’s move on to the goodies. Enjoy!

My sincere congratulations guys! I am so happy for you!

BIG bear hugs,

– Val

a.k.a. NYC / CT / Boston Wedding Photographer / Destination Wedding Photographer Val Nanovsky


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