This family session came about because of a request from a fellow creative, Dawn, of Modern Heirloom Books. She was working on creating an heirloom book specifically for parents to give to their daughter on her wedding day that's filled with curated childhood stories, words of wisdom, and touching memories. Parts of the book would be filled with photos from their daughter's childhood but Dawn also wanted to incorporate some newer photos, which is where I came in!
While a lot of people's first week of a new year start off with hangovers and resolutions that they may or may not keep, my 2018 New Year started by capturing a beautiful and intimate proposal for a super sweet couple in New York City!
I met up with Meg and Carmelo the day after a snow storm hit the east coast and left Central Park with a beautiful covering of pristine white snow all over. The snow didn't deter us one bit from heading out to take photos and instead helped to enhance the backdrop of their photos into a winter wonderland!
Amy and Brian chose Garret Mountain for their engagement session on a bright but chilly morning this past November. The preservation has always been a loved spot by these two and it felt like I was getting an insiders tour as they talked about the previous times that they've been there
It was absolutely freezing on the morning of Melissa and Kenny's engagement session. Like, multiple layers of pants, sweaters, hat and gloves freezing! It was the first really cold day of this past November but you would never know it when looking at these photos!
It's been 6 months but I am finally so excited to share this styled wedding shoot that I had the pleasure of working on with an incredible team of local vendors (and my adorable puppy nephew, Dice!). I created the concept for this styled shoot with 2 things in mind: 1- to showcase a chic, nature inspired wedding design for a minimalist couple.
What I really wanted to capture, besides the amazing landscape, for Kayte and Kevin (who from now on I will refer to as KJ because that's what I actually call him and typing out Kevin feels weird!) was their personalities both on their own and together. I don't think I've ever been around these two without seeing their big smiles and hearing them laugh
Maura and Kyle's Prospect Park Boathouse wedding was one of those weddings where every guest leaves proclaiming that it was the best wedding ever! From the picturesque fall colors over the lake and the gorgeous architecture of the Boathouse to the nonstop dancing, smiles, and laughter, their wedding was memorable from start to finish.
I met up with Jeff and Melissa at Booth Park in Nutley, NJ for their engagement session bright and early on a brisk fall morning. This park is like a hidden gem in my small town with beautiful willow trees and stone staircases that were being lit with the most magnificent morning sunlight.
This engagement session is proof that misty rain is no reason to reschedule your photos! The damp, deep colors of Mindowaskin Park created a spectacular and quiet landscape for Mariangel and Kieran's session.
I'm calling this my "Father of the Bride" wedding. Just like the movie, which I have to sit down and watch any time it's on tv, I could rewatch/live this backyard tent wedding any time and never get tired of it. If you've ever thought of having an at-home backyard wedding, this is your inspiration post!
Evan and Meghan have been dating since highschool but their relationship still seems like puppy love, in the best of ways! While she is finishing up grad school in Nevada and he is currently serving in the Airforce based in Texas, these highschool sweethearts haven't let the distance get to them.
Carolyn and Dominic had the perfect late summer wedding down in Cape May, New Jersey and I am so honored to have been a part of it! Dominic and Carolyn's laidback personalities were ever present throughout the wedding day--nothing seemed to phase or make them nervous.
Being around this vibrant group of girlfriends who were all so selflessly giving up their time to travel from Canada to NYC for their best friend was so uplifting and their happy vibes were infectious! I think I smiled for the entire 2 hours we spent together, and probably even the entire way back to Jersey!
What I loved about Chelsea and James' engagement session was that they made sure that it completely represented them. As an adventurous couple who love the outdoors and even got engaged while on a hike on vacation, they made sure to choose a location that felt totally normal to them.
This beautiful photo session was basically a two-in-one shoot! Caitlyn and Anthony were not only very excited to start their journey as husband and wife but to also begin a whole new story as soon-to-be parents!
This was an engagement session that I was over the moon to do! Not just because the Meadowlands Environmental Center is such a hidden gem in the middle of the Jersey "swamplands" but because Matt and Melissa are two of the most generous and kind people I have ever had the pleasure of being able to call my good friends.
Using my own experiences as a wedding photographer and a recent bride, as well as the advice from my trusted best girlfriends, we've come up with a list of 10 things that brides will definitely want to have with them on their special day.
The first photo that I took of Maura and Kyle was of the two of them with huge smiles on their faces, laughing together at a small joke and looking at each other as if there wasn't anyone else walking around the Brooklyn Bridge that morning.
Even though Matthew and Janina legally got married in Japan 4 years ago, they still dreamt of having a small church wedding back in Matthew's home town in New Jersey. So much so that Janina bought a dress 3 years ago in anticipation of the elopement.