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Brides…. On your mark – Get set.   Go!   Wedding season here we come!

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Part of our Gallery Series….

Photos: © Renzi & Hawkens Studio


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Taking inspiration from the masters

written by  Gina Renzi

All photographic images watermarked © Renzi & Hawkens Studio

Artist: John Singer Sargent


Whenever I get a chance I love visiting museums to study and stare in awe at my favorite painters.  Just yesterday we jumped in our car to visit The Clark and indulge in their permanent collection.  It was absolute heaven strolling through their expansive, great rooms filled with sumptuous paintings by Renoir, Sargent, Pissarro, Degas, Homer and a myriad of other incredible masters.  I take such inspiration from their enormous talents.  Fumbling for my glasses I gazed at the layers of translucent colors giving life to all the glorious naked nymphs and pale, aristocratic ladies staring back at me with purposeful, languid expressions.  My eyes almost filled with tears as I stood within an inch of Sargent’s creamy painted brush strokes depicting a beautiful woman lifting her snow white veil with such delicate hands.  It’s because of these artists I am inspired to see such beauty in photography.  Through my lens I can only aspire to catch a glimpse of such beauty.  Plus it helped to have an amazing mother who showed me at a very early age to notice all the magic around us every day.

ps. had to throw the dog in – so very Downton :)

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Featured Wedding Weekend

Written by Gina Renzi

Check out our featured wedding we photographed this past September for Governor Tom Wolf’s gorgeous daughter, Katie and her very handsome groom, Jamie!  What a great couple! –  You can preview our ‘link’ below and see some of the beautiful highlights from this stunning wedding weekend celebration at the Equinox – A Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa – Vermont. Planner – Janet Dunnington Events  Flowers by Julane Irvin-Ware.  Katie’s stunning make-up and hair by Flawless Cosmetic Design and Patty Bassett Hair Design. Photos: © RENZI & HAWKENS STUDIO





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Classic Black & White Moments


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Gallery Series

Gallery selection of the week –

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Written by: Gina Renzi

Classic black & white’s – love the simplicity of a black & white photograph – strips away everything except the emotion.

Photos: © Renzi & Hawkens Studio

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Dream Wedding Weekend at Wheatleigh & Gedney Farm!

Written by: Gina Renzi

Renzi & Hawkens Studio is very pleased to share so many amazing highlights of our three-day dream wedding at Wheatleigh & Gedney Farm!  We loved working with Alyce & Chris, all their families & friends!  It truly was a beautiful celebration.

Many thanks to all the incredible industry pros who made this gorgeous wedding weekend absolutely perfect!  Big thank you to Marc Wilhelm at Wheatleigh – perfection as usual. Colleen and James at Gedney Farm for clearing the path and making everything run smoothly.  Ariella Chezar for her stunning floral arrangements – love photographing her artful designs, Tracy at Tangorra Wedding Planning for all her hard work, Mike & Jim with Buzz Media Company for making our job a blast – Jude and I love working with you guys!  Liz Washer for her skilled artistry – really talented makeup artist… even though Alyce was gorgeous to begin with, Studio Crystal Vasquez & Company for providing a great hair day for all!  And Silver Arrow Band for all the kick ass music!

To see all THREE portfolios from this  gorgeous wedding – click on Renzi & Hawkens Studio link below:

For a complete list of all the fabulous professionals involved see below.


Once you click on the link below – Look for these three portfolios on our website under WEDDINGS:

* Wheatleigh Rehearsal Dinner

* Wheatleigh & Gedney Farm Wedding Day

* GF Reception & W Brunch


Industry Professionals:

Venues: Wheatleigh & Gedney Farm / Photography: Renzi & Hawkens Studio / Floral Design: Ariella Chezar Wedding Planner: Tangorra Wedding Planning / Video: Buzz Media Company / Music: Silver Arrow Band / Makeup: Liz Washer / Hair: Studio Crystal Vasquez & Company / Wedding Gown: Mark Ingram Atelier  / Encore Audio Event Services / Classical Tents & Party Goods /  Delicious pies provided by Whealeigh – I highly recommend their pecan pie… it’s to die for!


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Wheatleigh Celebration

Written by: Gina Renzi

Wedding Weekends are the best – a chance for everyone to gather, celebrate and enjoy!

The table was set for the perfect weekend beginning with Ariella Chezar’s stunning floral designs…

For a few highlights from our beautiful Wheatleigh rehearsal dinner – click on the link below.

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Loved photographing all the joy and love for such a wonderful family.  And as always… Wheatleigh was the perfect spot.

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White Tails & Bow Ties

Written by: Gina Renzi

Gatsby would be proud of our handsome crew.

Gallery Series – pick of the week.

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For All The Great Dads Out There!

written by: Gina Renzi

Here’s to all the great dads out there who stand by their beautiful daughters through thick & thin. Being a photographer I have witnessed so much love thoughout the years shooting weddings.  The joy is contagious.  Love this image I captured of an exuberant father peeking in the window to share in this playful moment just before he and his little girl ride away in their vintage Rolls-Royce carriage.  Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there! You know who you are!



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