NJ Wedding Photographer

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.

Normandy Farm Wedding, Blue Bell, PA: David and Marisa

In late May, we set out for Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania for Marisa and David's wedding. I was so in love with Marisa's handmade paper floral bouquet with yellow, green, and coral flowers that she made herself! Other special details included her wedding invitation suite designed by one of her bridesmaids who is a graphic designer, a gorgeous cathedral veil (that was a thrift store find!), and her yellow Mary Janes. Marisa and David met just outside of the reception area at Normandy Farm for their First Look. I love First Looks for sooooo many reasons, but the best part is watching how emotional the bride and groom are on their wedding day. Watching Marisa's face as she saw David for the first time that day was so special. I remember asking her while she was getting ready, "What are you looking forward most to today?" and she answered, "I just want to get married." Marisa and David light up every time they see each other and they have such an amazing connection that was so evident as I spent the day with them. Their ceremony was an outdoor ceremony in front of Normandy Farm's signature white and red barn, complete with a huge gust of wind that carried Marisa's veil straight up in the air, making everyone laugh. Their reception space at Normandy Farm was filled with gorgeous twinkle lights and more gorgeous floral accents throughout. There was a soft, romantic vibe as Marisa and David had their first dance as a married couple. They danced the night away before we could sneak them away for one more shot of them in their bridal suite (see the last photo!).

THE DETAILS

Venue: Normandy Farm, Blue Bell, PA

Hair and Makeup Stylist: Cory Neuhoff of HairWaves

Gown: Vera Wang

Florals: The bride!

Cake: Normandy Farm

DJ: Binh Nguyen of Silver Sound DJs

 

Such a gorgeous, handmade paper floral bouquet, made by the bride! I also loved photographing her details in a gorgeous sitting room at Normandy Farm.

Such a gorgeous, handmade paper floral bouquet, made by the bride! I also loved photographing her details in a gorgeous sitting room at Normandy Farm.

The Washington Room at Normandy Farm is so pretty and it just happened to match Marisa's colors.

The Washington Room at Normandy Farm is so pretty and it just happened to match Marisa's colors.

Such an emotional First Look for Marisa and David.

Such an emotional First Look for Marisa and David.

During the ceremony, everyone had teary eyes, until the wind came and took Marisa's veil straight into the air. All of our tears turned to a little giggle!

During the ceremony, everyone had teary eyes, until the wind came and took Marisa's veil straight into the air. All of our tears turned to a little giggle!

Normandy Farm is such a fantastic setting for bride and groom portraits.

Normandy Farm is such a fantastic setting for bride and groom portraits.

The wedding cake has it's own little silo. That's pretty darn special.

The wedding cake has it's own little silo. That's pretty darn special.

Twinkle lights, gorgeous floral centerpieces, just perfect.

Twinkle lights, gorgeous floral centerpieces, just perfect.

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Ocean City Boardwalk Engagement, Ocean City, NJ: Geoff and Danielle

On a rainy day, I constantly refreshed my weather app, hoping we wouldn't need to reschedule Geoff and Danielle's engagement session in Ocean City, New Jersey. We decided to go through with it even though rain was in the forecast. When I arrived that evening, it was raining- but just a little- the kind of rain where you're not sure whether your umbrella should be opened or closed.  Geoff and Danielle said they were willing to brave the rain- so we did. It was pretty amazing because anybody who goes to Ocean City in the summer knows just how crowded it can be... well there was hardly anybody there. It was almost bizarre to see it so quiet, but it made for some amazing photos. We started on the beach just by the Music Pier in Ocean City and then made our way up to the iconic boardwalk. Geoff knows just how to make Danielle laugh and watching them interact is so adorable. They both have such an amazing sense of humor and it makes me so excited to be a part of their wedding day.

Geoff loves all things sea related- boats, fishing- you name it, so Geoff and Danielle wanted to incorporate that in their engagement session. They choose Ocean City, NJ- perfection.

Geoff loves all things sea related- boats, fishing- you name it, so Geoff and Danielle wanted to incorporate that in their engagement session. They choose Ocean City, NJ- perfection.

We shot on the beach just by the Music Pier in Ocean City, NJ.

We shot on the beach just by the Music Pier in Ocean City, NJ.

It was drizzling but we were able to on the beach and boardwalk to capture some great engagement photographs.

It was drizzling but we were able to on the beach and boardwalk to capture some great engagement photographs.

Nothing says "Ocean City," like the boardwalk and rides- a total must-have for an engagement session. 

Nothing says "Ocean City," like the boardwalk and rides- a total must-have for an engagement session. 

Since it was raining ever so slightly, there was NOBODY on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ- something I've never seen. It was so awesome.

Since it was raining ever so slightly, there was NOBODY on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ- something I've never seen. It was so awesome.

Grounds for Sculpture Wedding Session, Hamilton, NJ: Joe and Jamie

Jamie and Joe's first professional wedding photograph includes the Easter Bunny... seriously (how cool!). They were married late March surrounded by close family at the Voorhees Town Center in a private ceremony. Immediately after, they got in line to take a photograph with the Easter Bunny, wedding dress and all. Jamie and Joe decided that they would like to celebrate their marriage with a wedding session at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey.  If you've never been there, I would highly recommend a day trip- it's so completely peaceful and a great mixture of art and nature. We had such an amazing time in our own private golf cart complete with a tour guide! Jamie and Joe are such a fun, down-to-Earth couple and crazy about each other. A couple of weeks after our session, it was so much fun sitting with them in-person to reveal their wedding photographs. It was so sweet to hear Joe compliment Jamie on how beautiful she is, and to hear her compliment how great his hair... I mean, how great HE looked too! Congrats Jamie and Joe!

The bamboo at Grounds for Sculpture makes the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.

The bamboo at Grounds for Sculpture makes the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.

One "must-have" shot when you shoot at Grounds for Sculpture is along this tree-lined path. It was early April, so the trees were bare, but it still made for such a gorgeous shot.

One "must-have" shot when you shoot at Grounds for Sculpture is along this tree-lined path. It was early April, so the trees were bare, but it still made for such a gorgeous shot.

Gotta love more bamboo and my all-time favorite tree at Grounds for Sculpture- I'm not a tree expert by any means, but I love a good weeping tree- makes for gorgeous backdrops for wedding and engagement photographs.

Gotta love more bamboo and my all-time favorite tree at Grounds for Sculpture- I'm not a tree expert by any means, but I love a good weeping tree- makes for gorgeous backdrops for wedding and engagement photographs.

Like any photographer, I shrieked when I saw a gorgeous cherry blossom- and that engagement ring... great job, Joe!

Like any photographer, I shrieked when I saw a gorgeous cherry blossom- and that engagement ring... great job, Joe!

This was shot on the grounds of  Rat's Restaurant - the amazing restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey.

This was shot on the grounds of Rat's Restaurant- the amazing restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey.

We ended the session how any good session ends- with a peacock in the background.

We ended the session how any good session ends- with a peacock in the background.

The Hotel ML Wedding, Mount Laurel, NJ: Steve and Christy

I was so happy to welcome the start of wedding season with Steve and Christy at the Hotel ML in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

Here's a few thoughts about their wedding:

1- Christy's new last name will be "Fox," and I love how they incorporated it on their wedding day!

2- Christy's family has a tradition of making chocolate chip cookies every day of the week. Rumor has it, that she brought some cookies to her and Steve's first date and this MAY be one of the many reasons they are married today. She even made some to share with her bridal party (and photographers!!) for her wedding day. Can I just comment and say- best tradition ever?!

3- There were so many GENUINE smiles all day long! Not just the bride and the groom, but they had the happiest parents and the most easy-going bridal party. The whole gang was up for anything and everything to help celebrate.

4- I hear there quite a few doctors in attendance which I'm sure made all of their guests feel safe to drop the hottest dance moves they had on the dance floor. All. Night. Long.

Makeup: Elizabeth Denny

Hair: Kate Spencer Hairstyling

Florals: Lynn Denny & Joanna Denny

Cake: Country Sweets

DJ: DiNardo Brothers

Venue: The Hotel ML

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The Waterfall, Claymont, DE Wedding: Tom + Heather

Tom and Heather were married early December- although it felt like early October! I met Heather and Tom last year at their snowy engagement session at Carousel Park in Delaware- take a look here. They are such a fun couple and so adorable together! When I found out I was pregnant this spring, Heather was one of the first people I told! Her wedding was the last of the 2015 wedding season and I didn't want to let her down. We came up with a plan to bring a second photographer (which is pretty standard) as well as a third photographer to take my place should I need to be whisked away to the hospital. You never know when babies will come and since I was 34 weeks pregnant, there was no room to play around, although I would have been in good hands- Heather and so many of her friends are nurses :) Turns out the day of her wedding I felt better than I normally did, and pretty much forgot I was pregnant! It was really awesome having the addition of two other fabulous primary photographers to get not one, but two additional perspectives (and a bunch of extra photos for Heather and Tom). We did all of the bridal party photos at gorgeous Gibraltar, a country estate home with garden areas and fun architecture. We were running out of time before the sun was due to set, but with such an awesome and cooperative bridal party, we were able to capture the amazing colors of the sun setting. Next we were off to a local attraction-  Santa's house, for some festive photos with Christmas lights. Lastly, we were off to the Waterfall in Claymont Delaware for their reception- the same place Heather's parents were married- how sweet! It was an unforgettable evening for Heather, Tom, and all of their guests as they danced the night away. I'm so happy I could be a part of it (and have their wedding completely edited and in their hands before the baby comes!)

Hair & Makeup: Mary Aiello

Floral: Bregers Flowers

Cake: Cakes by Dana

DJ: Wired Up Entertainment

Venue: The Waterfall

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Styled Pink Photography is based out of Mount Laurel, NJ and specializes in wedding and engagement photography in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, but open to other fabulous destinations such as Aruba, Italy, and other gorgeous locations.

Indian Spring Country Club, Marlton, NJ Wedding: Paul + Katie

Paul and Katie were married early August and were blessed with the most gorgeous day- a gentle breezy and a bright skies. Their navy, yellow, and gray wedding came together with Katie's favorite flowers- sunflowers of course! It was the most smooth, go with the flow sort of wedding day I think I've ever experienced! It was just stunning... let's let the photos speak for themselves!

Katie's a big fan of sunflowers- her gorgeous bouquets are from Leigh Florist. 

Katie's a big fan of sunflowers- her gorgeous bouquets are from Leigh Florist. 

Everyone loves a hairspray shot! Katie's hair and makeup were done by Taffeta Hair and Makeup Design.

Everyone loves a hairspray shot! Katie's hair and makeup were done by Taffeta Hair and Makeup Design.

A gorgeous invitation suite!

A gorgeous invitation suite!

I love getting ready shots of the bride! What's more fun than putting on your wedding gown!? Katie's wedding gown is Morilee from Country Way Bridal.

I love getting ready shots of the bride! What's more fun than putting on your wedding gown!? Katie's wedding gown is Morilee from Country Way Bridal.

Such a gorgeous bride- I'm a sucker from a good black and white photo.

Such a gorgeous bride- I'm a sucker from a good black and white photo.

Katie did a First Look with her parents- goosebumps!

Katie did a First Look with her parents- goosebumps!

Paul and his guys start off their Getting Ready- it's fun hanging with the groomsmen!

Paul and his guys start off their Getting Ready- it's fun hanging with the groomsmen!

Paul and Katie's ceremony took place at their church, St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church.

Paul and Katie's ceremony took place at their church, St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church.

I loved the natural light on the alter while Paul and Katie exchanged vows- how cute are they?

I loved the natural light on the alter while Paul and Katie exchanged vows- how cute are they?

Just Married!

Just Married!

We headed to Indian Springs Country Club for bridal party shots under a gorgeous willow tree.

We headed to Indian Springs Country Club for bridal party shots under a gorgeous willow tree.

Katie and her bridesmaids were just perfect- you girls worked it!

Katie and her bridesmaids were just perfect- you girls worked it!

Paul and his groomsmen were hilariously entertaining.

Paul and his groomsmen were hilariously entertaining.

So in love with this gorgeous blue building we found on the grounds at Indian Spring Country Club, Paul and Katie are so in love and adorable together! Katie needs to get on the cover of a bridal magazine ASAP.

So in love with this gorgeous blue building we found on the grounds at Indian Spring Country Club, Paul and Katie are so in love and adorable together! Katie needs to get on the cover of a bridal magazine ASAP.

The reception decor included lots of sunflowers and vintage, glass bottles as table decor- so colorful!

The reception decor included lots of sunflowers and vintage, glass bottles as table decor- so colorful!

Katie's seventh grade students wrote quotes about love that were spread all throughout the reception area- they were hilarious (and so true)!

Katie's seventh grade students wrote quotes about love that were spread all throughout the reception area- they were hilarious (and so true)!

The bridal party makes their introductions as Untouchable Entertainment provides the beats.

The bridal party makes their introductions as Untouchable Entertainment provides the beats.

Paul and Katie's first dance as husband and wife.

Paul and Katie's first dance as husband and wife.

The maid of honor and best man make their speeches.

The maid of honor and best man make their speeches.

Katie and her father share a special parent dance.

Katie and her father share a special parent dance.

Paul and his mother then shared their dance. I love capturing the bride's reaction!

Paul and his mother then shared their dance. I love capturing the bride's reaction!

Paul and Katie cut their wedding cake from Gallo's Bakery. Then Katie lovingly feeds Paul a potato chip- he's not a sweets guy. I think the entire room was giggling.

Paul and Katie cut their wedding cake from Gallo's Bakery. Then Katie lovingly feeds Paul a potato chip- he's not a sweets guy. I think the entire room was giggling.

Are you engaged? Looking for a photographer? Fill out the CONTACT page and tell me all about your awesome wedding plans!

Styled Pink Photography is based out of Mount Laurel, NJ and specializes in wedding and engagement photography in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, but open to other fabulous destinations such as Aruba, Italy, and other gorgeous locations.

Jack's Barn, Oxford, NJ Wedding: Nando and Ali

When I arrived at Jack's Barn, Nando was arranging chairs, along with his closest friends and family, while Ali took at break from setting up, to get her hair and makeup done. When all was complete, it was just as Ali described it would be in our previous conversations, but better- sunflowers, royal blues, mismatched furniture, small mementos and photographs everywhere, countless string lights leading to gorgeous chandeliers... pinch me. 

Ali, Nando, and their family headed over to Twenty Belvidere, just down the road for their getting ready, first look, and family photos. The mansion was filled with charm, and again, I needed to be pinched! 

While leads me to Ali and Nando... not only was their wedding just breathtaking, but they are just the most adorable couple you've ever seen. So, so, so in love. Just as we were waiting for Ali to come down the steps for their First Look, Nando appeared to be nervous, and yes, he just saw her an hour ago (maybe less), but that's how in love they are. They are so sweet, and so thoughtful, I need more of them in my life!

I can't think of any other way I would want to welcome the wedding season for 2015, rather than with Ali and Nando! Congrats to you two, it was such an honor to capture your wedding day. A special thank you to an awesome friend for assisting me in capturing this great day, Sue!


Venue: Jack's Barn

Hair: Kate Spencer

Florist: Louisa Testa

Are you engaged? Looking for a photographer? Fill out the CONTACT page and tell me all about your awesome wedding plans!

Styled Pink Photography is based out of Mount Laurel, NJ and specializes in wedding and engagement photography in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, but open to other fabulous destinations such as Aruba, Italy, and other gorgeous locations.