Hello! My name is Gwen and I am dedicated to capturing images infused with the beauty and emotion of real life. I photograph weddings with a storyteller’s heart to show my dear clients how their lives are poignant, rich, and filled with artistic truths. I call Connecticut my home, but happily travel throughout New England and beyond to tell my clients’ meaningful stories.
For 11 years now, it’s been my purpose to reveal beautiful moments of truth to my clients through my images. To show them that art and beauty resides in each of their lives. That their lives are remarkable! But it’s more than a business model. It’s my calling in life. I believe it is how I can make my tiny slice of the world a better place.
I believe that all life is beautiful. Even a bride’s tears messing with her mascara. Or a groomsman whose nerves got in the way of his remembering socks. It might not be pretty, but it is true. And therefore, it is beautiful.
I’ve never been interested in creating “perfect” images where everyone is smiling at the camera. (I mean of course I will because parents like that. ) My passion though is reality. I seek to capture who you are, not just what you look like. I’m driven to capture authentic images in all their beauty, humor, and occasional nuttiness.
And the best way for me to capture my lovely clients' authentic selves is for us to be comfortable with each other. And comfort happens with an abundance of opportunities to connect and show kindness and caring. So everything in my business is done by me. Shooting the engagement session and wedding. Emails. Designing albums and thank you cards. Meetings with clients.
Because the more we talk, spend time together, or share some snacks in the studio during a meeting, the more relaxed we’ll be with each other. And the more able you’ll be to reveal your true self in front of my camera.
By doing all this, I can also be ensured that everything has my artistic vision. For example, I’m shooting to tell your story. To me, it doesn’t make sense to have a stranger edit the images or layout your album. Emails, meetings, shootings, designing: it’s a labor of love. Truly. And it’s how I feel I can best serve my clients.
Furthermore, how I’ve shaped my business is so very personally fulfilling because it is an extension of how I strive to live my life. With kindness, commitment, wonder, joyfulness, and authenticity. Business and life seamlessly work together for me.
I so hope to capture your art-full life with my heart! The camera is just my tool. These images will reflect how I see your world. A life full of beauty, fun, and joy. They are my gift to you.
If you see life as lovely, whimsical, and yes, even happily absurd as well, I would love to chat with you! And even better, host you here at the studio with delicious treats served on my grandmother’s china.
Take care! ~ Gwen
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39 Reviews for Gwendolyn Pellegrino Photography
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Laura Pasek Mccaughey · Married on 11/08/2019
Caring, Thoughtful, Artistic Photographer
Gwen's work is exemplary! Her thoughtful, caring approach results in lovely, emotion-filled photos that truly capture the essence of a couple and the love that they share. We were all delighted to be with her on the day of the wedding and to see that day so beautifully expressed. Thank you for your artistry and professionalism, Gwen - we treasure the story you told!!Sent on 12/26/2019
Kit Martinsen · Married on 08/11/2019
We used Gwendolyn to photograph our daughter’s wedding and she used her talent and giftedness to create memories that we will cherish forever. I have thanked the referral numerous times.Sent on 12/24/2019
Kit Martinsen · Married on 08/03/2019
Gwendolyn Pellegrino Photography -- Life As Art
Gwendolyn's services are amazing. Her motto is "Life As Art" and it is true. She has captured the day forever in our hearts and minds with her work. She is gifted in her craft. She is personable, kind, and will secure your priceless memories with her artistry and expertise. Do not hesitate to retain her services. Hopefully she is not already booked!Sent on 12/31/2019
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As a makeup artist, it was a pleasure working with Gwendolyn Pellegrino Photography! She seemed to have captured all important moments of the newly wed's day. She also managed to capture a few behind the scenes photos of my team and I providing our services on the bridal party which were a lovely addition to our portfolio. I would highly recommend Gwendolyn Pellegrino Photography to all of my clients!