Tuesday, November 06, 2007
jennifer + geoff e-shoot
Last Thursday began what was a whirl wind of four straight intense days of shooting for me, all of which I LOVED!! It all started with an engagement shoot with Jen & Geoff who are getting married next year at one of the coolest new places in Hartford, The Gershon Fox room in the old G. Fox building right on Main street. This place is SO cool and art deco and I love it! If you are still shopping around for a venue you must check it out! So when we were planning our shoot they decided on doing a mini tour / pub crawl of downtown Hartford! Since I have been working so much lately I have been completely out of the downtown loop and was so excited to just walk around and check out all of the new places (and there are TONS) that are popping up all over Hartford! We started off, or tried to, at The Half Door, right around the corner from my studio, but it was closed for renovations- should be open now, don't worry!! We then moved on to Vaughn's on Pratt street for a pint (as Shrek says 'Can't we just settle this over a pint?') and some shots at one of their tables by the window. After that we popped in to Joe Black's, another really cool reception venue in Hartford- they let us look around and take a few shots in their space. Then we checked out the Gershon Fox room, and stumbled upon a new restaurant called Rosco's Big Dog right behind City Steam. It also turned out to be their first day open! Geoff was pumped as he is a big hot dog fan. Though he likes them plain, which is just totally weird!! So the owner made them a Big Dog on the house and they ate it Lady & the Tramp style! How cute are they? Had to do a ring shot with the mustard. Right?
Then it got crazy- we went to Tapas on Ann, the tiniest cutest place that makes the BEST pumpkin martini's; over to Agave for their killer Margaritas and guacamole and empanadas! Discovered a few new places, Dishes and The Tavern on Something right next door to Agave- it looked really swanky but in an approachable way swanky. Then we had to check out The Arch Street Tavern, my old haunt- this is where I met my husband Dave! Here we ran into some people from the Real World cast, Jen has an eagle eye for reality tv stars, what can we say? Don't ask me which season, I don't know- but one of them was Paula? And lastly, yes we hit one more place, we had to cap the night off at Mayor Mike's!! We had so much fun- I can't wait for the slide show as I have some special Carla Ten Eyck stop motion tricks up my sleeve from our shoot!! Thanks Jen & G Man for a super fun night!