This wedding had it ALL!  Amazing looks, hot shoes, tough guys and red hot fashion girls!

The bridal party ladies were on fire… with custom robes for hair and makeup.  The Residence Inn Downtown Marriott set the scene for the pre-ceremony “getting ready” shots, and WOW that hotel has newly remodeled rooms which scream for photos! A perfect backdrop for some modern photography.

The guys were cooler than ice, in their formal tuxedos, and they brought their energy to the coolest photos! The tough guy attitude was at maximum overload! Love that shot of them with the teal wall!

Cheri & Jacob had an emotional “first look” at Hartford City Hall, and then it was time for the guys to run past in an epic motion capture shot!  Tender moments were shared in the awe inspiring stairwell of the classic architecture of one of Hartfords coolest buildings.

Soon it was time for a suave and sophisticated ceremony at The Society Room of Hartford, where purple uplighting complimented gold ceilings.

Consider this a “Teaser Blog” with more to come in the weeks ahead!

Congrats again to Cheri and Jacob!


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Reception: The Hartford Society Room:




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The Fusion Union Wedding expo ROCKS!
The “Not-Your-Mothers-Wedding/Bridal-Show 2014″ was held at The New Britain Museum of American Art. This “Rock-n-Roll Bride” expo featured tattoo artists, unconventional wedding photographers, specialty food, noRA cupcakes, ONYX MOONSHINE, and much much more!
We were thrilled to be part of such diversity!

ROck 0n! -Airen and Trish MILLER


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OMG Angelina Jolie will be starring in a new Disney Movie this summer! She will portray one of my all time FAVORITE characters…Sleeping Beauty’s arch nemesis “Maleficent.”   For those of us not obsessed with Disney; Maleficent is the witch with who casts the sleeping spell on the princess.  Trish and I were inspired by the story and the dramatic looks, and we hatched our concept: “Maleficent deconstructed”… not a virtual copy (too easy) but rather a re-imaging of the edgy modern queen on her wedding day!

We soon set out to create some visually dramatic,  modern fashion images, with the “Maleficent deconstructed” concept in mind.  We were joined by some of the most creative professionals in the wedding industry to create the final images, so sit back and enjoy this very different, dark world of Maleficent’s wedding, photographed at The Hartford Society Room, and Pratt street; Hartford.

“Like and follow”… and Check us out at the upcoming FUSION UNION; “not your mothers” Bridal Show March 22, 2014 at the New Britain Museum of American Art!

AND…Check out this behind the scenes movie of how me made this editorial! Courtesy of MV Films:

Cheers!: The Millers: Airen & Trish

Key Players:

Airen Miller Photography

The Society Room of Hartford:

Hair and Makeup: Dana Bartones:

Paramount Wedding Designs:

Specialty Uplighting: Audio Media Solutions

Uptown Consignments:Black wedding dress:

Tux: Modern Formals

Flowers: Stylish Blooms:

Cinema: MV Films:

Azin Necklace Jewelry: Ladami Designs

Nora Cupcake (AWESOME VAN and Cupcakes!)

Vera Wang and 9five Sunglasses by:  Opticians Unlimited

SPECIAL THANKS to our models and stylists! Mel, Ryan, Rena Santopietro, and Lauren Perry















Last week was amazing, and we were honored to photograph comedian Lisa Lampanelli (The “Queen of Mean”…who is really super sweet).

It was an honor once again to be the official photographer and listen to the speakers, and capture the emotions throughout the event. Lisa Lampanelli was coming to dedicate a plaque, in honor of the exclusive partnership between Bristol Hospital and The WLSFA (Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America).

When Lisa arrived she quietly entered the back of the room almost undetected. Her small petite frame is still filled with witt & banter that only “America’s Bad Girl Comedian” can deliver.  All in attendance listened as she spoke from the heart, and laughed at the jokes she told…as only she can.

Thanks for the laughs Lisa!
Airen and Trish Miller

Photography: Airen Miller Photography:

Flowers: Stylish Blooms

Also thank you to
Perky Jerky

PB2 amazing low calory peanut butter

BioPro Protein

DaVinci Gourmet sugar free coffee syrups

Click Espresso Protein Shakes!

Special Thank You to Bristol Hospital

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As the temperatures outside dropped to a record cold, our bride Amy kept things hot… as she got ready to marry Joe; at a fantastic Society Room of Hartford Wedding!

11 girls got primped and prepped with makeup by “Simply Gorgeous By Erin” along side Amy in her suite at the Hartford Marriott. Just a few floors below was Joe and his handsome crew of groomsmen.  The tuxedos were a classic romantic style with the elegant cranberry details to match the sweetheart cranberry dresses for the bridesmaids. Soon, it was time to catch a ride to Hartford City Hall, via party bus by Premier Limos.

At Hartford city hall Joe awaited Amys’ arrival where they shared an intimate first look all caught by our team and the video team of Matt Ness. After we caught the stunning and fabulous shots of Bridal Party, Amy and Joe brought the smoldering drama to the images.

 The exquisite Society Room had the scene set with ceremony decor arrangements to compliment the romantic style Joe and Amy had chosen. Touches of cranberry brought the Society Room alive with love and romance. After Amy and Joe exchanged traditional vowes under the gold embossed cathedral ceilings , it was time to turn up the party. Mike at AMS entertainment turned on the party lights and turned up the music to a crowd lead by Amy and Joe dancing the night away.  For a super “send off”- the newly married couple and their bridal party took over Pratt street with fireworks and sparklers in the snow…Congrats to Amy and Joe. It was our pleasure celebrating your day with you, your family and your friends.


Airen & Trish “The MILLERS”

Airen Miller Photography “THE MILLERS” 860-261-5617

Cinema/Video MV Films:

Makeup: SimplyGorgeous By Erin:

The Society Room of Hartford

The Marriott Residence Inn Hartford

Lighting and Music/DJ: Audio Media Solutions (AMS)













So, for a while now, we have been working on something cool. A chance to share and learn, and give back to the photography community. For the many that have asked, YES we offer mentoring!!

For the Pro or Aspiring Pro Photographer: We offer “One-on-one” mentoring

Four week workshop 
*Two hours of one on one mentoring for four weeks, in a “one on one” more personalized setting. ( ask questions, feel comfortable, get more personalized attention)

Spend one on one mentoring with Airen Miller:  learning how to sharpen your craft to a razors edge…and succeed in the photography world . Ever want to know how to capture that perfect  shot? Want to ask questions?  Want to feel confident and charge more?  Need brushing up on your equipment tech, lighting, posing, sales,  promotions/ marketing,  portfolio reviews ? Now is your chance to learn from a top wedding and event photographer.  Airen has run a full-time photography business for over 15 years,  and is a schooled film and digital photography graduate (BFA 1996) who has put his education into the real world of photography.

Each week for four weeks, mentoring sessions will be located in our newly remodeled studio. Subjects will include what YOU want to learn… from studio set up ,  lighting set ups and more… will all be available to you for training, examples etc. Each week will be a different topic of concentration pre arranged with you and Airen. Included here is just an example of a four-week schedule but topics can be adjusted according to your needs. You will receive hands on practice and time to shoot subjects, go out on location, or attend industry events. It’s up to you. There will be a session included for open questioning , as well as portfolio review.
*Once you have time to utilize the hands on skills there are optional studio portfolio review sessions  that can be purchased and more mentoring sessions as well, at discounted rates.

Four week schedule guideline: (Example/ Sample)
My equipment: debunking the buttons or Modern Posing
Lighting : Inside/outside on the fly keep it light
Making connections: getting your name out and about
Open to review: open session for questions , portfolio review etc (Additional sessions available at a discounted rate** ) **After initial $1999 session further mentoring classes are $300 in studio , $500 out of the studio (on location) two hour mentoring

Investment $1999

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Do you want a Standard Single Session mentoring (like a private, one-on-one personalized  workshop?) We offer that TOO! 

Investment: $900

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Oh yeah! Its time for our annual “hot wedding shoes” contest! Dare to be different, and step forward with your best fashion! One way to stand out at your wedding… rock some of the coolest high fashion wedding shoes out there! In 2013, our brides were wearing some killer pumps! Jimmy Choo, Badgley Mischkas, and some very couture fashions (mmmm ostrich feathers) round out the top of the list! Check out some picks of my favorites kicks below, and vote for your favorite pair! The bride who wore the shoes with the most votes will get a sweeeeet gift, and best of all, get title of “HOTTEST-of-the-hot-shoes” (bragging rights) on the Airen Miller Photography blog, yadda yadda.. so tell your friends and family to vote for your rocking wedding shoes!

Here’s what you have to do to earn votes!

1. Comment on the blog (each pic is numbered) gets you a vote.

2. “Follow” our blog gets you another vote! CLICK ON THE “FOLLOW” LINK

3. “Like” our Facebook page gets you ANOTHER vote! Here is the link

4. Want to see more? Check out our website at 860-261-5617