Styled Shoot

Roxbury, Connecticut



Photographer | Parenthesis Photography | @parenthesisphotography

Venue | Mine Hill Distillery  | @mine_hill_distillery

Event Designer | Alyssa Jean Signature Events | @alyssajeanevents

Floral Designer | The Gardenist | @the_gardenist

Design and Decor | 3236 Tin Ave | @3236 tinave

Gown Salon | Julie Allen Bridals | @julieallenbridals

Groomsmen Attire | JT Ghamo Hartford | @jtghamo

Beauty | Allure Traveling Beauty | @alluretravelingbeauty

Rentals | Lady Slipper Affairs & Events @ladyslipperevents


This shoot was completely inspired by the aesthetic of the venue. Mine Hill Distillery is a brand new venue in Connecticut that hadn’t even opened at the time of this shoot. The venue was once an old train station – Roxbury Station. It has been recently restored and the venue combines cool, modern elements with historic characteristics. You get a sense of stepping back into the 1920’s the moment you step onto the property while still enjoying luxuries of today.


The goal for this engagement-style shoot was to create a look that capitalized on the beautiful outdoors space while also creating an intimate, bistro-style picnic that our couple would enjoy together. The backdrop for this picnic is a beautiful waterfall overlooking the Shepaug River. The distillery elements lent themselves perfectly to our moody, mysterious theme. The owner of the property designed this beautiful, oversize door set out in the middle of the forest that was the perfect complement to the rest of the images. It really sets the tone as if walking through this door transports you back in time to an almost prohibition-era like mood.