That weekend was filled with rain- so when Katie told me her and Dave were okay with rain during their engagement session, it was a relief! We tried to work around the forecast, but it pretty much rained their entire session- just enough rain where you need an umbrella. I'm so glad they were into it! Not only were they happy the entire time, but so was their adorable pup, Zoey. We explored Allaire State Park and found some really great locations. One thing I love about their session was the reoccurring theme of Dave making Katie laugh- non-stop! Dave's got plenty of jokes and Katie loves them all- I love this about them! I can only imagine how many genuine smiles I'm going to capture on their wedding day.
It was late in September and it was a hot one when Lindsay and John tied the knot at the gorgeous Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes, New Jersey. They both got ready in the farmhouse alongside their best man, John's brother, and matron of honor, Lindsay's best friend. Lindsay's getting ready involved lots of pale pink and rose gold, which seemed fitting in farmhouse at Unionville Vineyards. The bridal suite is pale pink and absolutely stunning. Lindsay and John opted not to see each other before the ceremony but they shared a special moment as they held hands while standing on opposite sides of a door- talk about anticipation! The ceremony was just beside the farmhouse and officiated by Lindsay's Godfather. It was during that time I learned that Lindsay and John had known each other for a while but hit it off while at ShopRite one day and the rest is history. After the ceremony we went into the vineyards for portraits of the new Mr. and Mrs. Reilly before they joined their reception underneath of a tent. As the night went on, the party headed indoors in the Winery Building. What an absolutely beautiful day! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Reilly!
Venue: Unionville Vineyards, Ringoes, New Jersey
Gown: Martina Liana
Flowers: Dahlia Florals
Hair: Christy Madriz
Makeup: Perfect Bridals by Christina
Catering & Cake: Main Street Fine Catering
It was late-April when I met Anna and Jeff at Smithville Mansion in Mount Holly for their engagement session. I love Spring. It’s a time of renewal and new life. There were gorgeous blooms everywhere- we even found the most beautiful purple flowers for a portrait of Anna’s engagement ring. Anna and Jeff are so genuinely fun to be around. They were super laidback even while they were in the process of moving and planning their wedding. I can’t wait to share their wedding with you!
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.
Venue: Crescent Shrine, Westampton, NJ
Gown: Stella York
Makeup: Brenda Liz
Hair: Hillary to Go
Kilts: Kilted Bros.
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.
From the time I photographed their engagement session, I knew their wedding was going to be particularly fun! Bill and Carla both have careers in music, so singing and dancing through the day, comes naturally. While Carla stepped into her wedding gown, all the girls started belting "Going to the Chapel," it was such a happy moment! At Auletto Caterer's, where the ceremony and reception took place, Bill and Carla started their day with a heartfelt First Look. After that we took care of bridal party portraits and family formals. During an outdoor ceremony, Carla's older brother officiated the ceremony making it extra special. The reception was filled with endless dance moves and a surprise serenade of Ingrid Michaelson's "Take Me the Way I Am." I adore that song! Here's to a lifetime of happiness, Mr. and Mrs. Graff!
Venue: Auletto Caterers, Almonesson, New Jersey
Hair and Makeup: Your Day Your Way
Florals: Cook's Florist
Cake: Indulgence Cupcakery
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Kim and Taro met like so many other couples, online dating. The unique twist in their story is Kim had signed up that night, and Taro was the first person to message her. It was love ever since- if that’s not fate, I don’t know what is! When I met Kim and Taro via FaceTime almost a year ago, I was so excited to have the opportunity to work with them both. Kim is super sweet and bubbly, and Taro is always smiling (which makes for the cutest combination). We’ve stayed connected on Facebook and Instagram, so when we finally met in person, it felt like catching up with old friends. The day of their engagement session it was drizzling all day long, and I was unnerved at the thought of having to reschedule since it wouldn’t be easy with Kim and Taro living out of town. Luckily, it cleared up shortly before and we were able to get some great photographs at Kirby’s Mill in Medford, NJ. Did I mention there was a special guest at their session? The latest addition to their family, Chairlie. He is such a sweet, excited, and super obedient pup- the combination of a perfect gentleman. My favorite moment had to be when he started biting and chasing his leash while Kim and Taro were romantically strolling along- you’ll see below! I’m so happy to be a part of their big day next October at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club!
I'm so excited to announce we've been rated by our fabulous brides and grooms and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2015 Pick!
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A lot of people ask me what my favorite part of a wedding day is... and that's a really tough question. There is so much goodness in one day- everyone is soooo overjoyed and dressed their best. One of my favorite parts of the day, is photographing the bride getting ready. It happens so naturally and unfolds beautifully. During this time, brides need very little direction and maybe because they are focused on their gorgeous gown, they don't really notice the camera. Not to mention, all of the gorgeous details I get to photograph- the shoes, the jewelry, the sash... all so pretty! I love to spend at least an hour with my brides getting ready, and of course I'll take more time if I can, because I love to capture them on their happiest day, wearing the most beautiful gown, hair and makeup perfectly done, and so much excitement in their hearts. We also did a "First Look" with the bride and her bridesmaids- that was adorable (see below)!
Here's the story of one beautiful bride, on her best day ever- Kelly at Barn on Bridge.
Makeup: Christine, Strong Beauty
Hair: Angela Leap