Dr. William Petit, from Connecticut who lost his wife and children in a brutal home assault five years ago married his fiancée, Christine Paluf ,Sunday in an emotion-filled day.
Paluf is a freelance photographer, age 35, wore an ivory lace gown by Modern Trousseau. Her father, Robert Paluf, gave her away. A reception followed at The Riverview in Simsbury, Conn. Petit and his new bride had the blessing of her wife who passed away and the priest who married him for the first time.
Cindy Hawke-Renn, who attended the wedding and reception with her husband and children said:
Our family needed this to help us heal. Making sure that he is going to move forward and have love in his life and have some joy is something that makes us feel better. It’s like a piece of our healing. We all really like Christine.
Petit got engaged with Paluf on NYE. The couple began dating last summer after meeting at a local golf club where Paluf worked. She’s also a volunteer at the Petit family Foundation, which Dr. Petit founded after his family calamity.
Christine Paluf’s bio
Le Petit Studio is owned and operated by Christine Petit (formerly Christine Paluf) in Connecticut’s Farmington Valley. She photographs an assortment of subjects: children and families, headshots, portraits, weddings, cause-related events and marketing imagery, fundraisers, product and more.
Christine was a newspaper editor before starting on her own thing.
Christine loves dogs but Bill doesn’t allow her to have one since they have to travel a lot due to the charity foundation.
Her passion for all art includes music and performance. Starting out on her bicycle at 15 teaching piano to vicinity kids, Christine has since traveled the planet as the Music Coordinator for Up with People; visiting Europe, the Philippines and Mexico. Latest trips have included coastal Maine, Sanibel Island, Charleston, and two trips to South Africa; cam at all times in hand.Her teaching skills have improved over the past 20 years, and nine months of pro photo classes at CDIA Boston University.
You can see he work on her FB page here.