Sand Barrens Golf Club Wedding, Swainton, NJ: Paul and Christy

Christy and Paul's wedding day started off in Wildwood for the bride and groom's getting ready. I started with Christy and her bridesmaids, while my second photographer started with Paul and his guys just blocks away. The room was buzzing with excited and even with so many girls getting ready in one house, Christy was ready ahead of schedule! I'm pretty sure she was just beyond excited for her First Look with Paul. They had their First Look on the boardwalk in Wildwood with their bridal party watching in the distance. Once they saw each other, we started their formal photographs on the boardwalk, beach, and then also at their venue- Sand Barrens Golf Club in Swainton, New Jersey. It was such a brilliant idea on Christy's part to do the First Look on the beach and do more photos at the golf course- it added so much variety to their photographs. After a heartfelt ceremony overlooking the greens, the party started. The dance floor was buzzing the entire night in celebration of the new Mr. and Mrs. Chladek! Congratulations you two!

See their engagement session at Race Street Pier in Philadelphia here!

THE DETAILS

Venue: Sand Barrens Golf Club, Swainton, New Jersey

Gown: Allure Bridals

Makeup: Nick Joniec

Hair: Allie Ferraiolo

Florals: Barbara's Sea Shell Florist

Cake: The Bake Works

DJ: By Design Entertainment

Video: Color Room Films

Race Street Pier, Philadelphia Engagement: Paul and Christy

I met up with Christy and Paul at Race Street Pier in Philadelphia for their engagement session. On a windy day, we strolled just below the Ben Franklin Bridge to capture some gorgeous images for their Save the Dates and to get them comfortable in front of my camera. The benefit of it being a windy day is that we had the pier practically to ourselves. I love the bright blue just under the bridge- made for gorgeous photographs!

The Flanders Hotel Wedding, Ocean City, NJ: Mike and Allegra

It was a windy day. Scratch that, a blustery day. The type of wind that makes you want to put your arms out at your side and lean all of your body weight against the wind to see who will win- you or the wind. Are you getting the drift? (Dang, that was good). It's the type of weather that doesn't mesh with updos, gorgeous lashes, and fancy dresses, which is why I was so relieved that the wedding was at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, NJ. I feel like I mention it all of the time, but just in case you don't know... my husband and I were married at The Flanders Hotel six years ago and one thing that was a requirement for me as a bride was a weather contingency plan. You can plan just about everything on a wedding day, except for the weather, so I always tell brides, make sure you LOVE the backup plan! As a bride, I checked out (what feels like) every square inch of The Flanders Hotel to make sure it had plenty of locations in case of terrible weather. Good news- it absolutely does!  It all started with the extremely stunning, Allegra, getting ready at The Flanders Hotel's most stunning suite on the highest floor, overlooking the ocean. Allegra was so calm and just enjoying her bridesmaids- like every bride should before the day begins. Her girls wore the most gorgeous sequined gowns from Rent the Runway, while Allegra turned heads in her elegant Jay West gown with the most gorgeous design in the back. She met with her groom, Mike, in the lobby of the Flanders Hotel for their bridal party portraits just before the ceremony. Her brother walked her down the aisle just before Mike and Allegra exchanged vows by the fireplace, under a gorgeous chandelier- romance was certainly in the air. Then it was off to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm! The band, 39 Mariner, lead the celebration and the night ended with not a cake cutting, but a donut cutting, with the most yummy treats from Federal Donuts. Congratulations Allegra and Mike!

THE DETAILS

Venue: The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, New Jersey

Gown: Jay West

Hair and Makeup: Your Day Your Way

Florals: The Manic Botanic

Donuts: Federal Donuts

Band: 39 Mariner

Crescent Shrine Wedding, Westampton, NJ: Alex and Ali

I couldn't be more excited for Ali and Alex's wedding after their gorgeous golden hour engagement session last August at Cooper River. We started off at the Masonic Village in Burlington, NJ for both Ali and Alex's getting ready. After checking the weather continuously leading up to their wedding day, we lucked out with just a few quick showers while they were getting dressed. The rain had no stopping our plans of shooting around the property. They did a First Look at the Carriage House on the property, where Ali revealed her gorgeous bridal self, and Alex revealed his timeless kilt. We met up with the bridal party and took a trolley ride just down the street to the farm house. While snapping bridal party portraits, I felt like I was shooting a destination wedding because of the gorgeous grounds and the guys in their kilts. We even got a little peek of what a groom and his men wear under their kilts on a wedding day. Yes, you read that correctly. (I'll rate the below photo PG-13 no nudity, just cool undies.) We headed back to the chapel for their unplugged ceremony, followed by a bubble exit! So much fun. The newly married Mr. and Mrs. Churney hopped on the trolley with their closest pals to the reception at Crescent Shrine in Westampton, NJ. Ali and Alex shared a first dance to "You're My Best Friend," by Queen (a personal favorite), followed my SO much more dancing, including a special group dance by the groomsmen. Ali and Alex are such an awesome couple. I could tell by watching them interact with their wedding guests- there was just so. much. love. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Churney, it was simply amazing.

THE DETAILS

Venue: Crescent Shrine, Westampton, NJ

Gown: Stella York

Makeup: Brenda Liz

Hair: Hillary to Go

Kilts: Kilted Bros.

DJ: Stellar Sound DJs

A quick selfie while the girls were getting ready.

A quick selfie while the girls were getting ready.

The bride wore adorable pink Keds that matched her rose gold engagement ring.

The bride wore adorable pink Keds that matched her rose gold engagement ring.

Wedding day jitters! I directed Ali and her mom to hold hands and they couldn't remember how to hold hands. It was hilarious and adorable all at the same time.

Wedding day jitters! I directed Ali and her mom to hold hands and they couldn't remember how to hold hands. It was hilarious and adorable all at the same time.

Alex sees his gorgeous bride at their First Look.

Alex sees his gorgeous bride at their First Look.

This hardly feels like New Jersey!

This hardly feels like New Jersey!

Such a genuinely awesome bridal party!

Such a genuinely awesome bridal party!

The gorgeous girls

The gorgeous girls

The handsome men... and their undies.

The handsome men... and their undies.

Bubbles!

Bubbles!

I have to give a big shout out to Bob and Lola LoRusso. They are they best photographers I know. They shot my wedding (almost seven years ago) and have been such great mentors, they've been there for me whenever I need them. It was so nice to get them in front of my camera!

I have to give a big shout out to Bob and Lola LoRusso. They are they best photographers I know. They shot my wedding (almost seven years ago) and have been such great mentors, they've been there for me whenever I need them. It was so nice to get them in front of my camera!

Cooper River Engagement Photographer: Alex and Ali

On a warm August night, I met Alex and Ali at Cooper River Park in Collingswood for engagement photographs. Ali was stunning in a gorgeous white dress, fit for a bride, and I loved Alex's style, rocking a vest. Ali and Alex are so easy going and super fun to be around- the kind of people you could see yourself hanging out for hours and it just seems like mere minutes have past. I will forever remember the gorgeous willow tree with the sun light streaming through it, making the most amazing backdrop for Ali and Alex's engagement session. We started on one side of the river, and ended on the other, with a breaktaking sunset.

A willow tree + golden hour = ah-mazing.

A willow tree + golden hour = ah-mazing.

That dress! I LOVE it!

That dress! I LOVE it!

There's a lot of little hidden spots at Cooper River that are just magical.

There's a lot of little hidden spots at Cooper River that are just magical.

I LOVE a good sunset! Some nights are more gorgeous than others.

I LOVE a good sunset! Some nights are more gorgeous than others.

We ended with a silhouette with Philadelphia behind us.

We ended with a silhouette with Philadelphia behind us.

Atrium at Curtis Center Wedding, Philadelphia, PA: Zane and Deana

Wedding season started off with a bang with Zane and Deana’s wedding at the Atrium at the Curtis Center on Friday evening. Ever since photographing their engagement session at Wissahickon Trail, I knew their wedding would be highly anticipated and so much fun! The couple got dressed and ready for the wedding at Hotel Monaco, in Philadelphia. Deana, fearfully, popped open a bottle of champagne which made for plenty of giggles and an awesome photo. After getting into her Hayley Paige gown with the help of mom and her girls, this bride was ready to start her day. Deana is absolutely STUNNING and that’s when I noticed her happy dance begin. Zane later told me that he loves her little happy dance and she does it often. A tear filled first look with dad completed our time at Hotel Monaco and we were off for Zane and Deana’s first look near Second Bank. Deana wanted Zane to see her walking toward him to have a resemblance of a coming down the aisle and Zane’s reaction was amazing. Zane and Deana were both able to be present in the moment SO many times throughout the day and truly enjoy everything that was going on around them. Next stop was City Hall in Philadelphia for bridal part portraits. The light in City Hall is a photographer’s dream and I was so glad we were able to capture so many moments there. We stopped at Washington Square Park to finish the formal photos of the day before walking to the gorgeous Curtis Center. Deana and Zane tied the knot (literally), exchanged the most heartfelt vows, and became husband and wife surrounded by their friends and family. The reception began with a canon shooting rose petals on Deana and Zane as they began their first dance. Under the gorgeous chandeliers at the Atrium at Curtis Center, family and friends danced and celebrated until early the next morning. My very best wishes to the new Mr. and Mrs. Deller!

THE DETAILS

Venue: Atrium at Curtis Center, Cescaphe Event Group

Gown: Hayley Paige

Makeup: Daneene Jensen Makeup

Hair: Jen Donegan

Florals: Beautiful Blooms

Cake: Cescaphe Event Group

Band: CTO Fifth Avenue

I love the soft spring colors of Deana's bridal bouquet from Beautiful Blooms.

I love the soft spring colors of Deana's bridal bouquet from Beautiful Blooms.

Deana was skeptical to open the bottle of champagne which made her reaction THAT much better!

Deana was skeptical to open the bottle of champagne which made her reaction THAT much better!

A sweet moment between mom and the gorgeous bride at Hotel Monaco.

A sweet moment between mom and the gorgeous bride at Hotel Monaco.

STUNNING.

STUNNING.

Deana's first look with her father. So special!

Deana's first look with her father. So special!

Zane was SO EXCITED!

Zane was SO EXCITED!

Strolling along Second Bank in Philadelphia for their portraits.

Strolling along Second Bank in Philadelphia for their portraits.

Hotel Monaco was filled with so much color!

Hotel Monaco was filled with so much color!

Deana and Zane look so timeline in this portrait at City Hall in Philadelphia.

Deana and Zane look so timeline in this portrait at City Hall in Philadelphia.

Deana twirled that GORGEOUS gown every chance she could!

Deana twirled that GORGEOUS gown every chance she could!

That light though....

That light though....

A stroll down the median is obligatory when you look this amazing!

A stroll down the median is obligatory when you look this amazing!

How gorgeous are these girls with the Curtis Center as their backdrop.

How gorgeous are these girls with the Curtis Center as their backdrop.

The guys cleaned up pretty well too!

The guys cleaned up pretty well too!

The two sweetest flower girls I've ever seen!

The two sweetest flower girls I've ever seen!

Zane, AGAIN, with his amazing reactions.

Zane, AGAIN, with his amazing reactions.

Deana may have done a little happy dance as she placed the wedding ring on Zane's finger!

Deana may have done a little happy dance as she placed the wedding ring on Zane's finger!

The classic Atrium at Curtis Center was the perfect backdrop for their reception.

The classic Atrium at Curtis Center was the perfect backdrop for their reception.

The Flanders Hotel Wedding, Ocean City, NJ: Kevin and Jessica

There's nowhere I'd rather be on a Friday in June than in Ocean City, New Jersey. Jessica and Kevin planned their wedding at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City and boy was it perfect! The beach-themed wedding was complete with vibrant bridesmaid dresses and stunning florals from The Manic Botanic, in shades of Tangerine, Begonia and Kelly Green. After getting ready at The Flanders Hotel, Jessica and Kevin decided on a First Look on the beach. As Jessica tapped Kevin on the shoulder, onlookers from the boardwalk shared in their exciting moment- who doesn't love to stop and watch a bride and groom?! Their colorful bridal party joined them on the beach for portraits along the sand dunes with the iconic Ocean City Boardwalk behind them. Just before sunset, Kevin and Jessica exchanged vows on the beach before heading back to The Flanders Hotel for their party to begin! As we walked up from the beach onto the boardwalk, we snapped a few more photographs of the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Terres. I love using the time just after the ceremony for a few quick portraits of the bride and groom because they are on such a high from just getting MARRIED! It's really so exhilarating to be a part of it all. Jessica and Kevin shared their first dance surrounded by all of their wedding guests on the dance floor, followed by memorable speeches from their Best Main and Maid of Honor. Once the dance floor hopping, we decided to sneak out for a night photograph with the boardwalk rides behind us. It's one of my favorite places to shoot at The Flanders Hotel and it allows the bride and groom to have five minutes to reflect on the day with each other. It's hard to believe how quickly the entire day goes and how much time you spend chatting with other people that day, opposed to the person you just married! The night ended with lots of hugs, kisses, and high fives to congratulate the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Terres! 

Right on the boardwalk outside of The Flanders Hotel.

Right on the boardwalk outside of The Flanders Hotel.

Every time I see a bouquet from The Manic Botanic, I'm stunned! I LOVE the vibrant colors.

Every time I see a bouquet from The Manic Botanic, I'm stunned! I LOVE the vibrant colors.

How gorgeous are these girls in their begonia and tangerine dresses?

How gorgeous are these girls in their begonia and tangerine dresses?

Every bride needs to be surrounded by her squad on the way to meet her groom for the first time on the wedding day. I LOVE the onlookers from the boardwalk!

Every bride needs to be surrounded by her squad on the way to meet her groom for the first time on the wedding day. I LOVE the onlookers from the boardwalk!

Jessica wanted an Ocean City rescue boat in her photographs, so I'm so glad we were able to find one!

Jessica wanted an Ocean City rescue boat in her photographs, so I'm so glad we were able to find one!

Jessica and Kevin walk along the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey for some stunning bride and groom portraits.

Jessica and Kevin walk along the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey for some stunning bride and groom portraits.

It's so neat that you can see The Flanders Hotel from the ceremony on the beach.

It's so neat that you can see The Flanders Hotel from the ceremony on the beach.

Just married and SO in love on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

Just married and SO in love on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

The kelly green linens complimented the tangerine and begonia bridesmaid dresses.

The kelly green linens complimented the tangerine and begonia bridesmaid dresses.

Jessica and Kevin's first dance surrounded by all of their wedding guests at The Flanders Hotel.

Jessica and Kevin's first dance surrounded by all of their wedding guests at The Flanders Hotel.

Parent dances are so sweet! Now everytime I shoot them, I can't help but just CRY as think of my own children getting married one day.

Parent dances are so sweet! Now everytime I shoot them, I can't help but just CRY as think of my own children getting married one day.

The ferris wheel on the Ocean City Boardwalk is so colorful and makes for a stunning night shot!

The ferris wheel on the Ocean City Boardwalk is so colorful and makes for a stunning night shot!

THE DETAILS

Venue: The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, New Jersey

Makeup: Joanna Llera, Personal Beauty Advisor for Sephora

Hair: Teresa Kinnerman, Bride's Aunt

Florals: The Manic Botanic

Cake: Gallo's Bakery

DJ: Starshield Entertainment

Asbury Park Engagement Session: Eric and Becky

Color. Art. Music. Asbury Park.

Who doesn't love it there? Becky and Eric are artistic, colorful, expressive- if they were going to be a place, they would be Asbury Park. I was ecstatic for this engagement session, because I've known Becky for so many years and I knew she would be down for anything. Cue the rain. The forecast called for a 20% chance of rain- if you've been reading my blog posts, you might notice a common theme- how annoying I find the forecast :) As I drove to Asbury Park, I convinced myself the rain I was driving through must have just been passing showers, but they didn't end. As we met in the Convention Center through raindrops, we decided we would just shoot and make it work (after all, that's what would happen on a wedding day!) It's not the easiest shoot, having to hold your bag the entire time, putting your camera away after every couple of shots, but it makes every shot much more intentional. I couldn't be more happy that we decided to shoot in the rain. It made a unique session even more memorable.  Thank you so much to Becky, Eric, and the lovely Mackenzie for braving the weather!

A must-have shot in front of the Casino in Asbury Park, NJ.

A must-have shot in front of the Casino in Asbury Park, NJ.

I love the murals in Asbury Park- so colorful.

I love the murals in Asbury Park- so colorful.

It's a good day when you can have the entire boardwalk to yourselves.

It's a good day when you can have the entire boardwalk to yourselves.

New Jersey Farm Wedding: Miranda and Mike

THE DETAILS

Venue: DelVicario's Turkey Trac Farms

Gown: Maggie Sottero

Makeup: Carol Gale

Hair: Jacinda Roagers

Florals: Donna Guarrera

Cake: Terrigno's Bakery

DJ: DJ Jamie B

Miranda and Mike were high school sweethearts, and when Mike popped the question, they were both ready for a giant party to celebrate their growing relationship! In early October, they celebrated at DelVicario's Turkey Trac Farms (the Bride's family farm), with it's debut celebration and boy, was it lovely. Complete with antiques from Royal Port Antiques, every square inch of the Barn had been thought of in great detail. Burlap, lace, cowgirl boats- are you getting the picture? It was absolutely heaven to shoot. The bride and groom have strong family ties, so it was completely appropriate that their wedding date was just one day after the bride's parents' anniversary and on the groom's grandparents' anniversary as well. Despite the rain that didn't let up, their day was absolutely perfect in every way. I'm so happy for Miranda and Mike as they change their status from "high school sweethearts" to "husband and wife."

Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club Wedding, Galloway, NJ Wedding: Rob and Kelsey

THE DETAILS

Venue: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Galloway, New Jersey

Hair and Makeup: Dollface by Monica

Florals: Brandy Weierbach

Cake: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club

DJ: Brian Bangin

When I first met Kelsey and Rob, I was so excited- they were down-to-Earth and fun to be around and just adorable together. They were also getting married in the Winter! Winter weddings are far less common than a Fall or Summer wedding, so I was ecstatic... and lucky for us, there was a dusting of snow on their December wedding day. We started the day in the gorgeous bridal suite at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club for Kelsey's getting ready. Her girls, dressed in cranberry gowns, helped her get ready for her best day ever. Rob and the groomsmen, dressed in gray suits and matching holiday socks (so fun!). Kelsey and Rob met just outside of their reception area for their First Look, followed by their bridal party and family photos just before the sunset. Shortly after, their ceremony took place in the Oval Room, followed by dinner and dancing. I'll always remember the family ties at Kelsey and Rob's wedding. Their entire family was out on the dance floor, arm-in-arm, smiles, hugs, kisses, it was really magical to witness. Congratulations, Rob and Kelsey!

The Seaview Hotel was decked out for Christmas with gorgeous decor everywhere- we needed to take full advantage!

The Seaview Hotel was decked out for Christmas with gorgeous decor everywhere- we needed to take full advantage!

How gorgeous is Kelsey's gown hanging in the bridal suite at the Stockton Seaview Hotel?

How gorgeous is Kelsey's gown hanging in the bridal suite at the Stockton Seaview Hotel?

The lighting was absolutely stunning in the bridal suite at the Stockton Seaview Hotel- I could have shot there all day long.

The lighting was absolutely stunning in the bridal suite at the Stockton Seaview Hotel- I could have shot there all day long.

Rob's reaction to Kelsey during their First Look was just perfect!

Rob's reaction to Kelsey during their First Look was just perfect!

Such a stunning bridal party rocking cranberry and gray.

Such a stunning bridal party rocking cranberry and gray.

Kelsey and her gorgeous girls, just as the sun was setting. I love that there was a dusting of snow for their December wedding at Stockton Seaview Hotel.

Kelsey and her gorgeous girls, just as the sun was setting. I love that there was a dusting of snow for their December wedding at Stockton Seaview Hotel.

Rob and Kelsey's ceremony took place in the Oval Room at the Stockton Seaview Hotel in Galloway, NJ.

Rob and Kelsey's ceremony took place in the Oval Room at the Stockton Seaview Hotel in Galloway, NJ.

I love their winter themed wedding, and the Christmas tree in the reception room made for the most gorgeous bokeh.

I love their winter themed wedding, and the Christmas tree in the reception room made for the most gorgeous bokeh.

I love this wood-carved cake complete with a "love you more" cake topper.

I love this wood-carved cake complete with a "love you more" cake topper.

Rob and Kelsey made their grand entrance, kissing under the mistletoe. Adorable!

Rob and Kelsey made their grand entrance, kissing under the mistletoe. Adorable!

They shared their first dance and then the bridal party attacked them with a group hug.

They shared their first dance and then the bridal party attacked them with a group hug.

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