Vanessa Trettel Photography

I'm Vanessa Trettel, Wedding and Family Photographer in CT, NY, NJ and MA. I will love the opportuni


I'm absolutely captivated by the dramatic atmosphere portrayed in these pictures! I am head over heels for the mesmerizing wedding photographs captured this past weekend.


Good Monday to all the beautiful people


I love black and white picture

Photos from Vanessa Trettel Photography's post 07/01/2023

Beautiful wedding at the church


Capturing love and cherished moments, one click at a time. πŸ’βœ¨ There's something magical about wedding photography that always leaves me in awe. From stolen glances to joyous celebrations, I have the privilege of freezing these precious memories in time. It's an honor to be a part of such a special day and to witness the love and happiness that fills the air. Cheers to love, laughter, and happily ever afters! πŸ“Έβ€οΈ


A Captured Moment of Everlasting Love πŸ’β€οΈ

This wedding photo freezes a singular moment in time, encapsulating the profound love and happiness we experienced on our special day. The genuine smiles, the tender embrace, and the spark in our eyes tell a story of two souls united in a lifelong journey. It's a testament to the power of love and the beauty of our union. We are forever grateful for this precious memory. πŸ’β€οΈ


Sacred Vows, Eternal Love at the Church in Hartford, CT β€οΈπŸ’’

This cherished wedding photo captures the profound moment when we exchanged sacred vows at the beautiful church in Hartford, CT. The ornate architecture and timeless elegance of the church provided a sacred backdrop for our union. The love and joy radiating from our smiles reflect the depth of our commitment and the blessings we received on that unforgettable day. πŸ’’β€οΈ


Nature's Enchantment at The Woodwinds πŸŒ³πŸ’βœ¨

Our wedding day at The Woodwinds in Branford, CT was a magical blend of love and natural beauty. This photo captures the serene moments we shared amidst lush greenery and majestic trees. The Woodwinds provided the perfect backdrop for our celebration, and this image is a cherished reminder of the enchanting atmosphere we experienced. πŸŒ³πŸ’βœ¨


Love Knows No Rainy Days β˜”οΈβ€οΈ

When the clouds gathered and raindrops started to fall, we didn't let it dampen our spirits. Our love shone through the storm, radiating warmth and joy on our wedding day. As the rain cascaded down, we embraced each moment, knowing that true love can withstand any weather.

This photo captured by our talented photographer beautifully reflects the magic of that rainy day. The droplets of rain glistening on our skin, the umbrella protecting us as we laughed and danced together - it's a reminder that love can flourish even in the midst of unexpected circumstances.

We cherish this photo as a symbol of resilience, embracing the unpredictability of life and finding beauty in every situation. Rain or shine, our love remains unwavering, and this picture encapsulates the strength of our bond.

To all the couples who may worry about rainy wedding days, remember that rain brings its own enchantment. It creates an intimate ambiance, a sense of coziness, and a unique backdrop for breathtaking photos. Embrace the rain and let it be a part of your love story.

We are grateful to our photographer for capturing this special moment, allowing us to relive the joy and love we felt on that rainy day. Cheers to love that shines brightly, even in the rain! β˜”οΈβ€οΈπŸ’


Love is in bloom! This stunning couple tied the knot in the breathtaking Elizabeth Park, surrounded by gorgeous flowers and the beauty of nature. They exchanged vows and sealed their love with a kiss under a picturesque gazebo, with the sun shining down on them. It was a truly magical moment that they will cherish forever. Congratulations to the newlyweds on their beautiful wedding day! πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸ’πŸ’β€οΈ


"Love knows no bounds! This beautiful couple proved that on their special day, as they danced the night away in celebration of their love. Despite the groom's wheelchair, they embraced each other with joy and happiness, surrounded by the love of their family and friends. Their love is truly an inspiration, and a reminder that love is the most powerful force in the world. Congratulations to the happy couple on their marriage!" πŸŽ‰πŸ’β€οΈ

Photos from Vanessa Trettel Photography's post 04/25/2023

Detail photos are an important part of a wedding photographic record. They capture small details that often go unnoticed during the big day, but which are essential to tell the wedding story and to create a unique and personalized atmosphere.

Detail photos can include a variety of elements such as the bride's dress, shoes, jewelry, bouquet, decor, invitations, party favors, and other elements that are part of the wedding. Every detail tells a unique story and can help you remember the emotions and feelings of that special day.

To ensure that detail shots look amazing, it's important that the photographer has a keen and creative eye to capture the best images. Some important tips include:

Preparation: Make sure the detail elements are organized and ready to be photographed. This includes the bride's dress, shoes, jewelry, bouquet and other items that will be photographed.

Lighting: Lighting is essential for creating amazing photos. Make sure the chosen location has adequate lighting and that the photographer knows how to use light creatively and strategically.

Framing: Framing is essential to creating a visually appealing composition. The photographer must think about creative angles and how each element relates to the other.

Emotional details: In addition to material elements, emotional details are also important in telling the wedding story. This can include photos of love letters, gifts, notes or other items that have special meaning for the couple.

Personalization: Every wedding is unique and the details should reflect the personality and style of the bride and groom. The photographer must pay attention to the elements that make the wedding unique and personalized, such as the decoration, the chosen colors and other details that reflect the couple's taste and personality.

In summary, detail photos are essential for telling the wedding story and creating a unique and personalized atmosphere. An experienced photographer will know how to creatively and strategically capture these details, creating unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. β€οΈπŸ“·

Photos from Vanessa Trettel Photography's post 04/21/2023

Pets are part of the family and it is not uncommon for them to be considered as children by their owners. They bring joy, companionship and lots of love into their owner's lives. And when it comes to a wedding, many grooms don't give up including their pet on the big day.

In addition to being a special moment for the bride and groom, including the pet in the wedding photos can make the rehearsal even more exciting and unforgettable. But how to do it the right way? Here are some tips for a perfect pet photo shoot:

Choose a suitable location: First of all, make sure that the location chosen for the rehearsal is safe and comfortable for your pet. If the test is done in a park or square, check that there are areas for pets and that the place is safe and free of dangers.

Preparation: It is important that your pet is well prepared for the test. Make sure he's bathed, his coat brushed, and his nails clipped. If necessary, bring toys or snacks to distract him and keep him calm during the rehearsal.

Include pet in poses: Including pet in poses can make rehearsal even more special and fun. Try including it in creative poses, for example, making it stand between the bride and groom or on top of the bride's dress.

Respect your pet: Remember that each pet has its own personality and can react differently in certain situations. Respect your pet and don't force him to do anything that makes him uncomfortable or stressed.

Hire an experienced photographer: To ensure your photos look amazing, it's important to hire a photographer who has experience shooting pet shoots. He will know how to handle your pet and will be able to capture incredible moments.

With these tips, you can include your pet in the wedding photo shoot in a safe and fun way. Remember that the most important thing is to celebrate the love between you and your pet, creating unforgettable memories for a lifetime. β€οΈπŸ“·

Photos from Vanessa Trettel Photography's post 04/20/2023

Celebrating friendship: The importance of photos with the bridesmaids at the wedding.
A wedding is a unique and special moment in a couple's life. And for brides, one of the most exciting moments is getting ready with their bridesmaids. After all, they are friends who have been there for you through good times and bad, who have shared laughs, tears and many stories together. And nothing better than recording this friendship in incredible photos!

The photos with the bridesmaids are a way to celebrate friendship and thank you for all the support and affection during the wedding preparations. In addition, they are a lifetime memory and a record of that special moment.

But the photos with the bridesmaids are not just a way to celebrate friendship, they are also important for organizing the wedding. The godmothers are an important part of the procession and the photos help to record the order and position of each one.

Therefore, it is important to reserve time for photos with the bridesmaids during the wedding preparations. Choose a beautiful place that matches the style of the wedding, and let the bridesmaids have fun and enjoy the moment together. Surely, the photos will look amazing and will be an eternal memory of the friendship you share.

So, at your wedding, be sure to register this special moment with your bridesmaids. Celebrate friendship and have amazing photos to remember this unique and unforgettable day! β€οΈπŸ“·


A magical night, a couple in love and a photo that captures all the beauty and emotion of this unique moment. Photographing weddings at night is an opportunity to create unique and memorable images, like the one we share today. Night lighting created a romantic and mysterious mood as the bride and groom enjoyed an intimate moment under the stars. It is always a pleasure to capture these special moments for our customers and turn them into unforgettable memories. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this special day!


How to make wedding photos more natural?

Candid and natural photos can capture unique and emotional moments of the big day. Some tips include not posing too much, not looking directly into the camera, and putting the bride and groom at ease during photo shoots.


Beautiful wedding at Aria


Okay, can we talk about how adorable Mark and Bruna are in this picture? I mean, come on, it's almost unfair to be this cute! I had an absolute blast photographing them in the great outdoors, and this shot just screams 'happily ever after' to me. The beautiful scenery definitely helps, but let's be real, it's all about the love between these two. I'm pretty sure they were laughing and joking around the entire time we were shooting, which made my job as a wedding photographer way too easy (in the best way possible!). Congratulations to [couple's names] on finding their perfect match, and thank you for letting me be a part of your epic love story.


Capturing magical moments of love at the beach is my favorite thing to do.

As a wedding photographer, I love nothing more than capturing the special moments of two people in love. This beautiful shot was taken at the beach, where the bride and groom had their first dance as husband and wife. The ocean breeze was blowing gently, and the sun was setting, creating a romantic and magical atmosphere. The couple looked so in love, and I was thrilled to be able to capture their special moment on camera. The bride's dress was flowing gracefully in the wind, and the groom looked dashing in his suit. It was a perfect moment, and I feel honored to have been a part of it. Being able to capture moments like these is what I love most about my job as a wedding photographer.

Photos from Vanessa Trettel Photography's post 02/09/2023

I love wedding at the beach.
And you, do you like the beach or the countryside more?

Photos from Vanessa Trettel Photography's post 01/25/2023

What I forgot to put on my getting ready list?
Getting ready photos are the mostly special pictures in the wedding day, and here I selected some essential items for your wedding day.
- Bride and bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done.
- Comfy slippers.
- Luxurious or cute robes for you and your bridesmaids.
- Decorative hangers
- Wedding invitation
- Bride and Groom Rings
- Bouquet

Put what you think should be included in that list.


The bridesmaids squad.


And this amazing couple that come from Texas to get married in the cold Connecticut.


Colors of the winter


2023 is my Wedding Year


I love the dogs..

Photos from Vanessa Trettel Photography's post 12/09/2022

Beautiful family pictures

Photos from Vanessa Trettel Photography's post 12/08/2022

I love our Christmas Kitchen, make everything so fun.

Photos from Vanessa Trettel Photography's post 12/07/2022

Come to have your family pictures done, still have time in the weekend.
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Shelton, CT

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