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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.

Windrift Hotel, Avalon, New Jersey Wedding: Brian and Brittany

When I first met Brittany and Brian on Skype, I immediately knew I really (really) wanted to document their wedding! They described their engagement- how Brian proposed to her on the three year anniversary of the date they met. That while they were deciding to spend their life together, they played Of Monsters and Men, and that they wanted to get married in a place that met so much to both of them throughout their lives- Avalon.

Brittany and Brian decided to start this new chapter of their life at the Windrift Hotel in Avalon, NJ. From the getting ready, to the ceremony, and the awesome party that followed- everything would take place there. It was a windy day, but there was sun (and lots of it) and Brian and Brittany were ready for their First Look on the beach, followed by their bridal party shots right on the beach as well. A heartfelt ceremony sealed their new beginning, followed by an amazing party in their honor. Enjoy all the gorgeousness of this light, beachy and fun aquamarine and tangerine wedding that Brittany and Brian worked so hard on!

THE DETAILS

Hair and Makeup Stylist: Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry

Venue: Windrift Hotel, Avalon, NJ

Wedding Coordinator: Michael Emens, Weddings Down the Shore

Florals: Coventry Crossing Florist

Cake: Stella Baking Company

DJ: Adam the DJ Entertainer

Officiant: Reverend Yvonne Rathbun, South Jersey Officiants, LLC

I love the peach and tangerine florals in Brittany's bouquet by Coventry Crossing Florist. They made a great backdrop to shoot her jewelry!

I love the peach and tangerine florals in Brittany's bouquet by Coventry Crossing Florist. They made a great backdrop to shoot her jewelry!

Brittany's lush bridal bouquet by Coventry Crossing Florist, and her BLUE shoes- so fun!

Brittany's lush bridal bouquet by Coventry Crossing Florist, and her BLUE shoes- so fun!

Gorgeous wedding invitations with aquamarine and tangerine- the perfect color for a beach wedding at the Windrift in Avalon.

Gorgeous wedding invitations with aquamarine and tangerine- the perfect color for a beach wedding at the Windrift in Avalon.

When we hung the dress, everyone just stared at it- so gorgeous from Allure Bridals.

When we hung the dress, everyone just stared at it- so gorgeous from Allure Bridals.

Brittany and Brian exchanged cards and gifts on their wedding day. I totally wish I did this with my husband.

Brittany and Brian exchanged cards and gifts on their wedding day. I totally wish I did this with my husband.

Finishing makeup touches by  Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry.

Finishing makeup touches by Amanda Atoori Beauty Artistry.

When flower girls head toward the wedding gown- you HAVE to document it.

When flower girls head toward the wedding gown- you HAVE to document it.

One of the most exciting parts of the day- the bride getting in her wedding gown!

One of the most exciting parts of the day- the bride getting in her wedding gown!

Brittany is such a stunning bride. Stunning!

Brittany is such a stunning bride. Stunning!

Brittany's dad had such an awesome reaction- I so love daddy/daughter first looks!

Brittany's dad had such an awesome reaction- I so love daddy/daughter first looks!

Brian and his guys also got ready at the Windrift Hotel.

Brian and his guys also got ready at the Windrift Hotel.

Brittany and Brian had a First Look just steps away from their venue, the Windrift Hotel in Avalon, NJ.

Brittany and Brian had a First Look just steps away from their venue, the Windrift Hotel in Avalon, NJ.

I love this perspective that my second photographer captured of their First Look.

I love this perspective that my second photographer captured of their First Look.

We grabbed some formal bride and groom photos on the beach in Avalon, NJ.

We grabbed some formal bride and groom photos on the beach in Avalon, NJ.

Their wedding ceremony was officiated by Reverend Yvonne Rathbun of South Jersey Officiants. I've worked with her before and she does such a lovely job of making the ceremony so special.

Their wedding ceremony was officiated by Reverend Yvonne Rathbun of South Jersey Officiants. I've worked with her before and she does such a lovely job of making the ceremony so special.

When I walked into the reception space at the Windrift Hotel, my jaw dropped. It was gorgeous in every way.

When I walked into the reception space at the Windrift Hotel, my jaw dropped. It was gorgeous in every way.

How adorable is their sweetheart table?

How adorable is their sweetheart table?

Brittany and Brian shared their first dance as husband and wife to "King and Lionheart" by Of Monsters and Men.

Brittany and Brian shared their first dance as husband and wife to "King and Lionheart" by Of Monsters and Men.

Brittany's younger sister gave such a heartfelt Maid of Honor speech. Tears- everywhere!

Brittany's younger sister gave such a heartfelt Maid of Honor speech. Tears- everywhere!

The gorgeous wedding cake by Stella Baking Company sat by the window overlooking the ocean.

The gorgeous wedding cake by Stella Baking Company sat by the window overlooking the ocean.

We headed outside for a sunset shot- it's sort of mandatory when you are shooting on the beach in Avalon.

We headed outside for a sunset shot- it's sort of mandatory when you are shooting on the beach in Avalon.

Adam the DJ kept the dancefloor hopping!

Adam the DJ kept the dancefloor hopping!

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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.

Smithville Mansion, Mount Holly, NJ Engagement: Chris + Victoria

I've known Chris and Victoria for years- we've shot countless family sessions, and it was only a matter of time before this type of session was going to happen- their engagement session- and I couldn't be happier for them! They are the perfect match, along with their son, Aiden, they handle life with a toddler with a smile, and look amazing doing it. We headed to Smithville Mansion in Mount Holly and no matter how many times I've shot there, it never gets old. There are so many different spots around each corner, and it means something different to each couple. We were hoping to catch the fall foliage before it all came down, and luckily, we did! We were able to get some shots with Aiden before just focusing on the newly engaged couple. I'm so excited to be there to document Chris and Victoria's (and Aiden, too) big day next June!

White Clay Creek Country Club, Wilmington, DE Wedding: Tom + Caitlin

I've been anxiously awaiting this day ever since I first met Caitlin and Tom on FaceTime many months ago. I think it clicked when we both realized our mutual love for our pups. Tom and Caitlin have two adorable little terrier girls (Maddie and Marley) and of course, I have my guy, Pixel. Clearly, our dogs HAD to meet during this FaceTime meeting. Next we had a gorgeous engagement session at Brandywine State Park- here's the session. It was here that I saw, in person, how adorable Caitlin and Tom really are! So in love, she affectionately calls him Monkey- I'll hear the story to that one day! The way Tom looks at Caitlin is just enough to start the tears. Needless to say, on their wedding day, there were tears.... not only from the guests, but from behind the camera. 

Caitlin wore a GORGEOUS Maggie Sottero gown. 

Caitlin wore a GORGEOUS Maggie Sottero gown. 

Petal Pushers put Caitlin's florals to life- completing her light pink and mojito green color scheme. 

Petal Pushers put Caitlin's florals to life- completing her light pink and mojito green color scheme. 

Caitlin was ready to get married down to her nail art- she rocked an "I do" on her ring finger- so adorable!

Caitlin was ready to get married down to her nail art- she rocked an "I do" on her ring finger- so adorable!

Caitlin and her girls got ready at the White Clay Creek Country Club.

Caitlin and her girls got ready at the White Clay Creek Country Club.

Girl... just stunning!

Girl... just stunning!

Clearly, this is for Tom!

Clearly, this is for Tom!

There's no doubt about it- these guys were ready for an entire day of fun!

There's no doubt about it- these guys were ready for an entire day of fun!

Caitlin and Tom had such a sweet First Look.

Caitlin and Tom had such a sweet First Look.

Caitlin and her girls looking stunning in pink!

Caitlin and her girls looking stunning in pink!

We drove golf carts down to this rustic bridge at White Clay Creek.. yes, golf carts- see below!

We drove golf carts down to this rustic bridge at White Clay Creek.. yes, golf carts- see below!

We feverishly checked our weather app- luckily, we beat the rain! It started just before the ceremony- on a covered porch.

We feverishly checked our weather app- luckily, we beat the rain! It started just before the ceremony- on a covered porch.

The storm rolling in made for an expressive sky.

The storm rolling in made for an expressive sky.

I clung to the back of a golf cart with my second shooter and assistant, as the wedding coordinator drove us around... I'm sure we weren't going very fast, but it always seems a little risky, holding all of your gear, trying to snag a shot, and trying not to fall off!

I clung to the back of a golf cart with my second shooter and assistant, as the wedding coordinator drove us around... I'm sure we weren't going very fast, but it always seems a little risky, holding all of your gear, trying to snag a shot, and trying not to fall off!

Cakes by Kim made the Mallees' adorable wedding cake.

Cakes by Kim made the Mallees' adorable wedding cake.

Tom and Caitlin during their First Dance as husband and wife.

Tom and Caitlin during their First Dance as husband and wife.

Even the groom couldn't resist snagging a shot of Caitlin and her dad!

Even the groom couldn't resist snagging a shot of Caitlin and her dad!

Tom and his mom had a tearjerker of a parent dance- so, so sweet.

Tom and his mom had a tearjerker of a parent dance- so, so sweet.

Married! We had to include pink of course!

Married! We had to include pink of course!

Hair + Makeup: Jen Holmwood & Ty

Gown: Maggie Sottero

Floral: Petal Pushers

Cake: Cakes by Kim

DJ: D & J DJ Service

Venue: White Clay Country Club

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.

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.

South Jersey Wedding Photographer: Wedding Season Countdown & Giveaway

The 2015 wedding season is going to be amazing. I've got great couples, new venues, an upgraded camera, and have spent the winter preparing! My wedding season starts in three weeks! In honor of the start of such a fun time, I'm doing an Instagram giveaway! Follow @styledpinkphotography for all of the details! The first giveaway, is a set of measuring spoons from Anthropologie for all of my foodies! 

The Flanders Hotel Bridal Show

When I saw there was a bridal show coming to The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, NJ- I knew I wanted to be a part of it. The Flanders is one of my favorite places to shoot, and it's also where my husband and I were married four years ago- needless to say, it holds a very special place in my heart. The architecture is gorgeous, the staff is friendly, the food is delicious, and the hotel rooms will make you wonder if you could somehow live there forever.

So... what do you bring to a bridal show? Here's my list!

- various professionally printed canvases

-new prints for frames

-my Best of Weddings 2015 plaque from The Knot

-lots of delicious chocolate

-a cake stand to display my new adorable, mini business cards from Moo, and wedding collection packages

-fresh, pink flowers

-an iMac displaying my favorite work

I met some awesome fellow vendors, as well as some fun brides planning their dream weddings. 

Here's my display in all of it's glory at The Flanders Hotel! Don't you just love my mannequin neighbor? I was next to a fun group- Boogie Nights from Atlantic City.

Here's my display in all of it's glory at The Flanders Hotel! Don't you just love my mannequin neighbor? I was next to a fun group- Boogie Nights from Atlantic City.

Here are some of the details- canvases, prints, my new business cards, and albums- all ingredients of a successful bridal show.

Here are some of the details- canvases, prints, my new business cards, and albums- all ingredients of a successful bridal show.

A very Styled Pink bridal show display! Now, who's looking for a wedding photographer?

A very Styled Pink bridal show display! Now, who's looking for a wedding photographer?

Want a behind-the-scenes look at the big day? Follow @styledpinkphotography on Instagram!

Carousel Park, Delaware Engagement: Heather & Tom

I love everything about Heather & Tom's wedding plans. Their wedding will be my first December wedding and of course we are all hoping for just a pinch of those big, fluffy snowflakes that make for gorgeous photos- but not too many! I was so excited when Heather told me she wanted a snowy engagement session. We started watching the weather forecast and hoping for snow. It would be predicted... then it didn't snow, and again... and again... until finally one day IT HAPPENED! We met at a gorgeous location that Heather and Tom found, Carousel Park in Wilmington, Delaware. Highlights of their engagement session included a large party of feathered friends that crashed a couple of photos (see below), as well as a soft, dusk sky to end the session. Heather and Tom were willing to do just about anything to get the shot including not wearing jackets for quite some time, holding snow, and handling wildlife (well, almost). I'm so excited to see these two again, on their wedding day!

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The Merion Wedding, Cinnaminson, NJ: Rob and Laura

As a wedding photographer, you never know how you'll meet your next client. I met Laura's mother when my husband and I closed on our house in August of 2013. I was about to have a baby the next month and life was hectic! (Ps- Never move when you are 30+ weeks pregnant!) Laura's mother was bright, cheery and sharing in the excitement of our new house and soon-to-be new baby! We had plenty of time to talk during closing and she told me her daughter was engaged! Some time went by, and me, Laura and her mother were chatting all about her wedding! It was such a pleasant surprise because Laura and I were such a great match! It's so important to love your wedding photographer because they are going to be next to you so much of the day! Now let's focus on the most important people here- Laura and Rob.

I knew Rob wasn't thrilled about having to commit to being photographed for an hour for an engagement session-honestly, most guys aren't crazy about it... but the results are always the same- they LOVE the photos and they actually had fun! Haha! I love it! We even got to incorporate Rob's killer car for their engagement session AND their wedding day! 

When their wedding day rolled around in late October, it was perfect. There was just a little breeze in the air and the sun was shining. When I walked into Laura and Rob's Palace Ballroom that day, I was taken back. Everything they have been planning was all coming together. Gorgeous centerpieces, tables named after wine, framed artwork of loved ones past, the matching uplighting...  you could tell that they truly poured their souls into all of the planning. It also helps that The Merion, in Cinnaminson, NJ does such a beautiful job setting up their gorgeous ballroom. Laura and Rob saw each other for the first time down the aisle, it's always such an exciting moment, and for me it NEVER gets old. My heart is racing and there's so much excitement in the room! After a beautiful ceremony, we headed to the patio to get some photographs of the bridal party and headed back in so they could enjoy their cocktail hour. This gave me plenty of time to photograph all their gorgeous details. The party started and they had quite a dancefloor. We were able to sneak out to get some wedding photos with Rob's car, which made him so happy! I imagine Rob has a framed photo of this shot in his garage (please tell me yes!). 

As I write this blog post, it was Laura's birthday yesterday, Rob's birthday today, and Valentine's Day tomorrow- these two have a lot to celebrate!

Styled Pink Photography: The Knot Best of Weddings 2015

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! 

What does this mean? Our wedding couples have left us nothing short of the most fabulous reviews and compliments on the best wedding website (The Knot, of course) around! We are so blessed to photograph each and every one of our couples and look forward to all of the beautiful weddings 2015 has to bring! A big xoxoxoxox to all of my 2014 newlyweds! Read our Knot reviews here.

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