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Spring is here?… “Not yet” said the Ice Queen

by on Mar.17, 2016, under Wedding & Engagement

Hello my friends,

The cherries outside will soon start blooming, and the birds will be singing their beautiful songs. …Do you feel it in the air? It’s almost that time of the year. But before that happens, I have something pretty special to share with you. It has been in the making for quite some time – from crystallizing the concept to finding the location and putting everything together. In order to make something stand out, especially in the oversaturated field of wedding photography – where people have already seen everything – it really needs to be special. Not just partially – every single bit of it.

I always had a vision of making my own Ice Queen photograph. The Northeast, on the other hand, has always been fascinating to me in the winter – particularly with these gigantic icicles you can see along the smaller roads. Those, as my own of twist to the Ice Queen idea, were a big part of the initial vision I had in my head.

So here we are – in Alaska (…just kidding – we are in Bolton, CT), enjoying this absolutely stunning natural display in front of our eyes – and racing with time to capture the best out of the beautiful soft light before the sun went down. This is the place for me to say my praises for the absolutely amazing group of talented people I had the pleasure to work with. None of that would have been possible without them – and every single person absolutely nailed their part. …Did I mention how much fun we had?

The results are below. You be the judge. Enjoy!

The gang:

Fashion Stylist & Model: Valda Ludwig
Flowers: Helena Willis – Perfect Princess Events ( )
Dress & Accessories: Shelley Bailey – The Wedding Dress, Portland, CT ( )
Hair & Makeup: Stacie Amanna – Transcendent ( )
Photography & Editing: Yours Truly

See you around,

Your Pal Val

a.k.a.  NYC CT  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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