When I was a young girl, I would visit the Ryland Inn with my family. It was such a special place to us; used for special occasions. So when Marie and Steve reached out to me and asked me to be a part of their wedding day, I was honored. They picked such a beautiful venue which allowed them to not only have an amazing party, but such an intimate warm environment for their guests. Marie and Steve had a beautiful fall sunny day and the most perfect sunset during their ceremony. It was an honor to be a small part in their story and document their day through my lens. Marie and Steve, I wish you all the joy in the world as you embark on this new chapter in your lives!
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