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.
When David decided that he was ready to propose to Anahi, he knew that he wanted to plan the perfect New York City day for her, a nonnative New Yorker who loved the city. What he didn't plan on though, was that his plans would completely fall through....
This was such a sweet in home family session not only because of the newest family member being the star of the show, but also because I did a newborn shoot for the oldest son, Josh, a few years earlier! It's so nice getting to revisit past clients...
Spending quality family time together has always been a top priority in my household growing up and still is to this day. Photographing in home family sessions has always come naturally to me because they feel like I'm photographing my own family.
Michelle and Joe's wedding can only be described as classic elegance. After dating for 11 years, the couple decided to start their next chapter together in timeless style. From Michelle's custom Justin Alexander gown and faux fur jacket to the stunningly simple yet chic reception room at the Ryland Inn, this wedding was undeniably perfect.
2017 is here and that means there are a bunch of newly engaged couples that are still reeling from the excitement of getting to start their futures together as Mr and Mrs! As someone who recently planned her own wedding, it's an incredibly exciting time but it can also be a bit daunting.
When Sheryl and Gregg initially emailed me about photographing their wedding, they told me how their families were their number one priorities in their lives and that they were an "older couple" getting married. Well... I'll tell you two things.