Connecticut Wedding Photographer

Est. 2017 | Ledyard, CT

A bride and groom kiss while their wedding attendants hold orange sparklers during their Massachusetts wedding reception. Taken by Connecticut wedding photographer Terrence Irving.

Welcome! My name is Terrence.

And I’m a CT wedding photographer based along the southeastern shoreline. (But I also travel!)

Connecticut wedding photographer Terrence Irving.

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 photography studio was born in Ledyard, CT (which is near Mystic). I came up with my artistically-engineered photography experience and have been shaping it further ever since. It’s about connecting with my couples on a human level, becoming an asset to their wedding journey, and delivering timeless artwork 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 photography experience, blending my techie and imaginative sides. The result is fun artwork that my couples love.

A couple poses amongst the crowd in Grand Central Station's main terminal during their New York City engagement session.

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

In conclusion, you could say that I’m a Connecticut wedding photographer who’s more than just a picture-taker.

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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 take pictures. Here are some useful resources for nearlyweds like you:

How to Propose

Maybe this goes without saying, but you can’t get married unless one of you proposes first. There’s tons of advice out there on how to go about popping the question, but much of it is old fashioned. Here’s a guide containing modern advice for asking your partner to hang around a while, from a CT wedding photographer who’s been there.

Choosing a Wedding Photographer

You’re partnered up and couldn’t be happier. You’ve got the rings, the outfits that express your styles, and not to mention the ideal venue. Now it’s time to figure out how to capture all of that on your big day. Check out these tips for choosing a wedding photographer.

Finding a Great Wedding DJ

Another key point about your wedding day is the music. Additionally, and actually more importantly, you’ll need someone to trust with orchestrating your reception. This individual is your wedding DJ, of course, and finding the right one is critical. Click below to learn how.

Why Choose This Connecticut Wedding Photographer?

As you get into planning the wedding day of your dreams, you’ll have many choices to make. Here’s why I should be one of them.

Reviews/Testimonials

“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…Our initial…consult was personal and warm, 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.

Yes! 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 opt for all-day coverage to fully cover their day’s events.

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 Connecticut wedding photographers 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.

Oh Yeah, Engagement Sessions Are Also Great

How It Goes

All in all, your wedding will be plenty of work. I’ll make sure that your photography experience is the easy part. Here’s how it goes when you work with with me:

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. Instead, let me give you more! Let’s work together to create something special to show the world your story through 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, family, and friends will be involved, too. Nevertheless, we’ll also make plenty of chances to get away for couple-only portraits of just you two.

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

Not to repeat myself, but yeah, I do a lot more than just take photos! Here’s some more helpful wedding info.

Examples of Wedding Love Stories

Here are a few recent weddings I’ve captured with my cameras:

Branford House Weddings

What better way to celebrate a summer of reuniting with friends and family after the Covid-19 lockdown than with a wedding day? Kristin and Rob made the most of their most joyous occasion at Avery Point’s Branford House.

Barns at Wesleyan Hills Weddings

Haley and Brendon may have opted for a cold-weather engagement session, but they heated things up with a springtime wedding. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills was their chosen venue, complete with its rustic charm and awesome string lights.

Society Room of Hartford Weddings

After their cold-weather engagement session in Hartford, Chelsea and Malcolm decided to up the ante on their wedding day. How? By having a Society Room of Hartford wedding during a summer hurricane!

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

Maybe I’m the wedding photographer for you. So now what?

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