We knew that we wanted someone professional, yet laid back and fun for our engagement and wedding photographer. What we did not expect was the quality of service Jennifer O'Malia provided us on our BIG DAY and every day leading up to it. We had our first meeting in a little coffee shop in New London and as we sat there with our hot chocolates and talked about not only our vision for our wedding, but her background, family, and interests; we felt as if this was not a business meeting, but a get together with a kind friend. She makes you feel completely at ease and comfortable from the very first time you meet. For our engagement photos, she was so knowledgable of the best areas for the perfect photos. As most photographers do, she positioned us in many "posed" pictures, but her specialty and what makes her unique, is her love of taking that candid photo of two people in love just enjoying each other in their natural "playful" way. About a week before our wedding, I sent Jenn a shot list of all the photos that were most important to me that she get on the big day. Well, the big day arrived, and so did the rain. Tons of it. She knew exactly what to do. She helped escort family and bridal party off the golf course and onto the covered patio near the reception area. She ended up getting so many more shots than on my original list, because everyone was all together, just making the best of the situation. She got the most amazing photos of the rain falling onto the gardens behind my husband and I (very romantic). The rain stopped and she quickly took us back onto the grounds and even ruined her shoes in the mud to get the very artistic shots. She was on the dance floor making sure to capture the fun our guests were having. By the end of the night, everyone was raving about her and even our venue has decided to add her to their "preferred vendors" list. Not only did we gain a great photographer as a reference for future family photos, but a friend as well. Thank you Jenn so much for all you did to make our day so special.