Louis + Katie: Wedding at The Raritan Inn At Middle Valley, Califon Wedding, Raritan Inn Wedding Photography

Having met Louis and Katie and knowing the creative people that they are, it’s no surprise that they pulled off this incredible day at the beautiful Raritan Inn At Middle Valley in Califon NJ. It’s hard for me to find the right words for this wedding, as I feel they would not do it justice.  The entire day of Katie and Louis’s wedding, I had an overwhelming sense of joy as the environment was filled with a whimsical and magical energy for this couple.  And never in all of my years shooting have a met a couple so light hearted and free spirited.  Here’s some examples;  when Louis would go in for a kiss, he would kiss Katie with his entire face and hands.  They loved the river by their ceremony space, so of course we went directly into the water for some pictures.  The brass band march that lead the entire wedding party to the reception was the most fun I’ve ever seen a bridal party and group of guests have.  There was not a moment of stress or anxiety, just sheer love and unadulterated fun.  Katie and Louis, I were to go to photographer heaven, I would shoot your day over and over and over and I would never tire from this incredible day. XO janine

Hair/Makeup: Ore’ Makeup Design
Dress: Wtoo by Watters, Alterations By: The Wedding Dresser
DJ: Tom Beal
Cake: Gourmet Touch Bakery
Wedding Planner: An Affair to Remember
Florals: The Botanical Box

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Krista + AJ: Born to Run Farm, Glen Gardner New Jersey Farm Wedding Photographer

I have so many feelings about Krista and AJs wedding.  I fell in love with Born to Run Farm, located in Glen Gardner, NJ in 2017 when I shot my first wedding there.  Living only 7 minutes from this venue, I can see it from my house, nestled high up in the mountains. I had always wondered who owned this beautiful home I admired for so long? When I arrived at the farm, I could barely catch my breath. No picture I could ever take could convey its beauty.  But, a location if only beautiful doesn’t mean very much if it doesn’t have amazing people behind it.  This leads me to the Gerish family.

See Krista and AJ, (the bride and groom) decided on this location as it’s her grandfather’s farm.  I know stop right there right?!?! Many years ago, her grandfather bought this 126 acre property and raised horses and other live stock.  (Some of which are considered the babies of the family now *see cow pics.!)  When they reached out to speak with me about their wedding.. again, I almost lost my breath. Krista and her brother and cousins (who now run the farm) grew up on this property.  You could truly see in all of their faces the joy they felt for Krista meeting her soulmate!  Sigh, how wonderful, a family wedding on the family farm.  It doesn’t get any better.

Mother nature was playing some tricks on us this day, but because my incredible couple were so easy going we shot in the rain, in the cold and then back in the drizzle again. You really can’t tell from the images that it was overcast, as the emotions of the day fill the images with such love. I will be forever thankful Krista and AJ that you chose me for your day.  xo Janine

Hair/makeup: Tara D’Amico

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See the bee hives in the back!? These were used for jars of honey for the favors.  SO perfect!!!

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This view! I mean, could you ask for anything more? New Jersey, Hunterdon County, you are so beautiful!

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