Connecticut Wedding Photographer

Est. 2017 | Ledyard, CT

A bride and groom smile at each other in front of a river with Connecticut wedding photographer Terrence Irving.

Welcome! My name is Terrence.

And I’m a black CT wedding photographer based along the southeastern shoreline. (But I also travel; destination weddings are welcomed!)

CT wedding photographer Terrence Irving holds a camera and smiles.

Artistically-engineered wedding photography for BOLD couples…

For the longest time, I wondered how I could blend together two things that I love: technology and art. By the same token, I dreamt of having my own business, providing a service that’s actually useful to others.

Then in 2017, the lightbulb went on and my wedding photography business was born in Ledyard, Connecticut (near Mystic, one of the best little towns in New England). I came up with my artistically-engineered photography experience and have been shaping it further ever since.

I want to be the best Connecticut wedding photographer I can be. It’s about connecting with my couples on a human level, becoming an asset to their wedding journey, and delivering timeless artwork (including physical prints) to them.

So, it’s much more than than a catchy slogan. The proof is in the way I make my couples feel about their stories!

I tell people’s love stories through photos.

Admittedly, the key is simple: I get to know you first. In other words, you talk, I listen and observe. Because what good is trying to tell your story if I don’t bother to learn about it in the first place?

Here again, it’s my artistically-engineered wedding photography experience, blending my techie and imaginative sides. The result is fun artwork that my couples love, sharing it with their loved ones and cherishing it together.

A New England guy through and through, I just love the northeast. I’ve photographed weddings in locations ranging from barns to Newport docks. To help ensure success on your wedding day, I make it a point to be there with you long before.

I guess you could say that I’m a Connecticut wedding photographer who’s more than just a picture-taker. This is because your wedding day is about more than just pictures.

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“He is incredible…”

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“…and lovely to work with.”

Guides for the Engaged

I strive to do more than just be a wedding photographer who takes pictures. Here are some useful wedding planning resources for nearlyweds like you:

With so many wedding photographers in Connecticut…

Why should you choose this one? Here’s what some my past couples have to say about my customer service and experience:

“His attention to detail is outstanding”

I would like to start off by saying, if you aren’t getting your professional photos done by Terrence, you are doing it wrong!…COVID put a damper on a lot of things for everyone…He assured us everything would fall into place and there would be nothing to worry about [and] he kept his word…[You] captured the raw emotion in our eyes, the natural moments of pure bliss plus all the magic in between.[You] are one talented man!
Caitlyn

“Five stars aren’t enough”

From the minute I first connected with Terrence via email, I knew that he was a gem…[He] displayed his style, professionalism, sense of humor and flexibility. Our engagement photo shoot was comfortable and we loved the outcome…The digital photos are amazing but Terrence’s work just shines in print form…[He] is simply one of the top photographers in CT and the secret is getting out!!
Cheryl

“An AMAZING photographer”

He was easy to work with, very flexible, easy to communicate with, and attentive to making sure that our wedding day memories would be completely captured. He explained everything from his pricing to his process very thoroughly…Most importantly, he worked WITH us…The prints came well packaged and look amazing! From start to finish, Terrence was everything we were looking for in a photographer and more.
Julia

Frequently Asked Questions

I grew up here, in Vernon. I eventually settled down along the shoreline, along with my wife and daughter. The venues, parks, and restaurants in our state are just awesome, everywhere from Hartford to New Haven to Mystic. Additionally, our state is so close to other northeast spots like Newport, New York City, and Boston. Being a wedding photographer here is so exciting.

Absolutely, I love destination weddings. So far, I’ve photographed weddings and engagement sessions in New England (western Massachusetts to Newport), New York (Brooklyn is awesome), and New Jersey (the jewel of the tri-state area).

By inquiring with a wedding photographer who can help you plan your wedding timeline. I offer all of my couples this service. Eight hours of continuous coverage is “average,” though some only need six while others really need all-day coverage to fully cover they’re interested in documenting.

After a wedding, I upload digital images to a secure, online gallery. Believing in the power of physical artwork, however, I include prints in all of my wedding photography packages (they’re nothing like what you’d get at Costco). Looking into it, you’ll find that I’m one of very few wedding photographers in Connecticut with this structure.

One of the reasons to love this state is because it has four true seasons. Naturally, there’s a wedding venue for every couple, year round. A quick tidbit: my wife and I got married in the middle of winter at Inn at Mystic, then I photographed a spring wedding there about six months later. Point is, from New Haven to Thompson, CT has venue options for everyone.

Just head over to my contact page, leave me your email address and answer a few other questions, then I’ll be in touch. Usually, you’ll get an email or text from me the very same day. It doesn’t matter where you’re getting married: New England, the east coast, a tropical island…let’s start out by talking about it.

That’s OK, same here. This is what almost every couple I work with says. The fact of the matter is that it’s my job to make you feel comfortable. I’m really good at it, too. Look around at the photos; they’re proof that my “posing” style works! I promise you’ll have a great experience.

Oh yeah, every package includes an engagement session

Let me tell you why you need an engagement session. For one, they’re fun. Two, they’re great practice for your wedding day. Three, you get more great photos of the yourselves.

Best of all, they help you connect with your wedding photographer. This is why I include an engagement session with every wedding photography booking.

How It Goes

Whether your wedding will be in Connecticut or elsewhere, I’ll make sure that your wedding photography experience is the easy part:

1. Your Story

From how you to met to what you like to do on weekends, I love the details. If all you were looking for was a person with a camera, you probably would’ve chosen the first CT wedding photographer that you found. I’ll give you more! We’ll talk plenty. You’ll have an engagement session. Let’s work together to create something special to show the world your love story through your wedding photos. I believe that it starts and ends with you as a couple.

2. Your Wedding Day

Before you know it, your big day will arrive. While you and your partner are busy getting ready, seeing each other for the first time, then partying the night away, I’ll be there to document it all for you. Your wedding party and family will be involved, too. Nevertheless, we’ll also make plenty of chances to get away for couple-only portraits of just you two. And I’ll make sure you feel comfortable the whole day, helping you have the best wedding day you could imagine.

3. Your Awesome Results

Lastly, the culmination of your experience: the images. Because I strongly believe that your photos are meant to be displayed rather than just saved on your phone, all of my wedding photography packages include prints. Additionally, you’re able to pick extra artwork à la carte. Choose and enjoy archival-quality artwork sourced from my professional print lab partners. Best of all, you two help create it.

“Terrence is an AMAZING photographer! He was easy to work with, very flexible, easy to communicate with, and attentive to making sure that our wedding day memories would be completely captured.”

Even More Wedding Resources

Being among the best wedding photographers in Connecticut and New England is about more than just taking pictures. Here’s some more helpful wedding planning info.

Recent Wedding Love Stories

I’ve captured many a love story. Here are a few for your wedding inspiration:

“I cannot imagine a photographer doing a better job than what Terrence Irving did for us. HIRE THIS MAN.”

Working through your options for a Connecticut wedding photographer?

Whether you’re a New England wedding couple or not even engaged yet, these links will help you with your decision.