Category Archives: Engagement

Engaged | Connecticut Long Island Engagement Photographer | Lexi-Bella Photography

I’m a hopeless romantic by heart. I love intimacy, closeness, connection. I love that moment right before a kiss when your eyes are closed, and your heart skips a beat and you hold your breath and for a moment the universe stops spinning until those two lips meet and it’s a whirlwind explosion of love and emotion. Every couple, every romance, has a story; some are modern, some are classic, and some are urban. But every couple, every story, in their unique way are their own fairytale. These are stories that girls have dreamed of since they were little, because, really, isn’t an engagement session the celebrations of finding your true love? Finding that magic glass slipper that fits, that kiss that awakens your soul and makes its sing, the love that will defy all odds? Maybe it’s just me, but every couple I meet tells a special story and I love capturing it is purest, most natural form.


Intimate|Connecticut & Long Island Engagement Photography|Lexi-Bella Photography


Those secret, silent moments between couples in which the world stops spinning and all is silent for an indefinite amount of time and its just them and that is all that matters……

I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, where I want my career to go, what direction I want my art to turn to. What do I want people to think when they view my work? It’s been a long journey, a beautiful one, but honestly at times its been filled with tears of frustration. Most people know, I’m self taught, I’ve never taken a class and have never been mentored. My journey has been self made, and at times I’ve had to remind myself this is MY Journey, no one elses and I must do for me what makes my heart sing. My career before photography was an emotional one, a roller coaster really. As a paramedic I faced death every single day, not just the elderly but children and people who left this world to soon. I remember going home from 18 hour shifts and crying, for those who have passed, their families and myself, I didn’t know how I would face the next day, but I did it for 3 years.

One of the biggest losses I faced when I stopped working as a paramedic was the intimate emotional connection I had with people during some of the most emotional days of their lives. I always found comfort being surrounded by the friends and families of patients critically ill or lost. I loved seeing how loved they were and the important roles they played in each others lives, my heart actually needed it.

Then came Photography.

My new source of emotion, connection and intimacy.

It finally came to me one day, the universe had brought me a new source of connecting with people on an emotional level that no longer emptied my heart with saddness but now filled it with love.

So this is me, my heart, my emotion and a bit of my soul in my work. Making the world standstill for my clients for as long as they need to live in moment, to feel the love, the laughter, the intimacy that we so often take for granted and capture it for them to always treasure

this is, “Love, Illuminated”, Lexi-Bella Photography’s new division just for engagements and weddings debuting soon……





















Engaged| CT & Long Island Engagement Photographer|Lexi-Bella Photography


I absolutely LOVE shooting engagement sessions, not only because I get to work side by side with my favorite guy but because I love seeing couples in love on the verge of an amazing time of their lives!


Lets start with one of my favorite shots of the day. Perfect for their “Save the Date” Announcement! Balloons represent the couples wedding colors! So much fun, whimsical and magical!