Styled Pink Diana

The Flanders Hotel Wedding, Ocean City, NJ: Dorian and Samantha

Dorian was living in Arkansas, Samantha in New Jersey. While browsing through fitness hashtags on Instagram, Samantha came across a photo of a man in a Phillies hat, leading her to believe he was local... little did she know the man she would fall in love with was many miles away. They would begin a long distance relationship with countless phone calls, plane tickets and lots of planning to be with each other as often as possible. Finally, their long distance relationship became much easier when Dorian moved to New Jersey. They planned a gorgeous wedding at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey. The day started with thunderstorms but the weather cleared and I was SO glad so we could get some portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Terry on the beach and boardwalk. It's been such a joy planning with Samantha, when I left the night of the wedding I told her I was going to miss her, and then she reminded me we live five minutes from each other. It was an honor to witness two families coming together and celebrating such an amazing couple starting their lives together. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Terry! This is just the beginning of an amazing chapter!

THE DETAILS

Venue: The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City, New Jersey

Gown: David's Bridal

Flowers: Willingboro Florist

Hair and Makeup: Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry

Cake: The Cake Boutique

DJ: Tommy Bertolini, Steve and Company

We headed to Playland's Castaway Cove on the boardwalk in Ocean City for a pop of color!

We headed to Playland's Castaway Cove on the boardwalk in Ocean City for a pop of color!

Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry provided the finishing touches for Amanda's hair and makeup.

Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry provided the finishing touches for Amanda's hair and makeup.

Samantha and Dorian and their First Look in the Hall of Mirrors and the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey. I love the elegance!

Samantha and Dorian and their First Look in the Hall of Mirrors and the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey. I love the elegance!

Samantha is stunning, and she was so laid back. Rain on the wedding day? No worries. All she cared about was marrying the love of her life!

Samantha is stunning, and she was so laid back. Rain on the wedding day? No worries. All she cared about was marrying the love of her life!

How cute are these adorable cookie favors that Samantha's aunt made?

How cute are these adorable cookie favors that Samantha's aunt made?

Samantha and Dorian actually won their wedding cake in a contest from The Cake Boutique. Sooo gorgeous!

Samantha and Dorian actually won their wedding cake in a contest from The Cake Boutique. Sooo gorgeous!

I love the vibrant colors of the boardwalk with the Flanders Hotel in the shot as well. Ocean City sure is a magical place!

I love the vibrant colors of the boardwalk with the Flanders Hotel in the shot as well. Ocean City sure is a magical place!

Are you getting married at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey and looking for a wedding photographer to capture it all? Email me at diana@styledpink.com

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.

My Life: A Photographer in Front of the Camera

At least once a year, I force myself (and my family) in front of a camera for our Christmas card photograph. It was especially important this year because of the sweet baby bump I'm rockin.' Oh, and it's so true, your second pregnancy is completely different from your first- so much less documenting, and so much less sleep!

I started the day by having my makeup professionally done by one of my favorite makeup artists- Christine Swope, I recommend her to EVERYONE- she's so talented. I really do believe that having your makeup done for any photo shoot will give you the confidence you need, and makeup artists have such a remarkable talent to bring out each person's natural beauty- it stands out in photos! I'm so glad I did it. 

A fellow photographer and good friend, Danielle of DMotti Photography, captured my family in such a beautiful way. She has a great eye and captures light like nobody's business! Sometimes it can be hard to take the backseat and let someone else pick all of the locations and poses, and I'm so glad I didn't open my mouth- I wouldn't change a thing about how Danielle captured everything! I'm forever grateful for these photos!

Makeup: Christine Swope of Strong Beauty

Photography: DMotti Photography

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