Wedding: Cortney + Mike: The Rodale Institute – Organic Farm Wedding – Kutztown, PA

I had the pleasure of capturing Cortney and Mike’s incredible wedding at the beautiful Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA.  This breathtaking venue is home to an all organic farm, with sweeping hills and orchards galore.  Every detail of this day was meticulously planned by the Bride and Groom….  and they are officially the king and queen of DIY!

Reception: The Rodale Institute 

Cake: Appetique

Dress: Melissa Sweet

Flowers:
Bouquets: Dutch Valley Florist
Table Arrangements: Greenway Florist

Hair/Make-up:
Brides Hair: Megan Boyle
Bridesmaids hair: DIY
Bride and Bridesmaids make-up: DIY

DJ: Schaffer Sound DJ’s

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Wedding: Elizabeth + Erich – The Primavera Regency, Stirling NJ Wedding Photographer

It feels so good to go back to your roots sometimes and to visit the streets you grew up on as a child. When Elizabeth asked me to shoot her wedding, I immediately felt completely honored.  You see, I grew up with Elizabeth’s older brother and he was one of the first friends I made in grade school in Somerville, NJ.  My memory of Elizabeth was of a beautiful brown eyed little girl, kind and sweet to all.  So when she asked me to capture her wedding to Erich, I almost cried. To see her marry her love on her wedding day was one I won’t forget.  Erich is her perfect match..witty and fun and full of life. The joining  of these families was one filled with incredible emotion and laughter.  I’m so overjoyed to have been a part of this day and Elizabeth and Erich I wish you a life time of happiness and love!

Ceremony: St. Joseph’s – Raritan NJ

Reception: The Primavera Regency

Hair/Make Up: The Beauty Bar
Dress: Jean-Ralph Thurin

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Elizabeth was hungry and asked that someone grab her a mini-bagel.  But these sisters decided to share it. 🙂 The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-09.jpg

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We stopped at the beautiful Nevius Street Bridge in Raritan NJ for some beautiful portraits.The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-37The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-38The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-40The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-42The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-43The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-44The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-46The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-49

Elizabeth’s mom asked that we go back to her home for a toast with some of the guests before heading to the reception. E+E got to say hello to their beautiful dogs for a quick moment.The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-50The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-54

I love this moment, right before Mrs. Knapp gave a toast, Elizabeth and her mom shared a personal moment.  She was telling her how much she loves her. Such joy!The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-52The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-53The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-55The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-56The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-57The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-58The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-59The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-60The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-61The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-62The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-63The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-64The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-65JCP_6110 copy.jpgThe-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-66The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-67The-Primavera-Regency-Wedding-Photographer-68

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{Wedding: Heather + Joe} Old Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, New Jersey Wedding Photographer

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During the bridesmaid toast, Heather began to get emotional, so of course her lovely sister is blowing on her makeup so it doesn’t run!!

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Just looking at the card handed to her from Joe, brought Heather to tears!JCP_8700 copy JCP_8701 copy JCP_8731 copy JCP_8746 copy JCP_8874 copy JCP_8884 copy JCP_8890 copy JCP_8899 copy

There are no words for their First Look.  The tears were immense and absolutely beautiful!JCP_8909 copy JCP_8910 copy JCP_8911 copy JCP_8946 copy JCP_8968 copy JCP_9117 copy JCP_9123 copy JCP_9351 copy JCP_9400 copy JCP_9406 copy JCP_9492 copy JCP_9501 copy

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Hand down, the most incredible Best Man speech ever! ELI MANNING, sent a personal video message to Heather and Joe!  Their reaction is priceless!!!!JCP_0768 copy JCP_0770 copy JCP_0773 copy JCP_0777 copy JCP_0935 copy JCP_0937 copy JCP_0998 copy JCP_1006 copy JCP_1081 copy JCP_1165 copy JCP_1355 copy JCP_5326 copy _NNK9679 copy _NNK9858 copy _NNK9936 copy

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{Wedding: Abby + Matt} Fiddlers Elbow Country Club Wedding – New Jersey Wedding Photographer

If I could describe Matt and Abby’s wedding in one word, it would be ‘timeless.’  Abby and Matt truly made sure every beautiful detail of their day was planned perfectly.  From the exquisite flowers, to Abby’s lace dress, to the subtle yet fantastic ‘Hare’ references in Matt’s cuff links and cake topper; no detail was left unfinished.  Their wedding was a beautiful gathering of family and friends from many places and some matt’s family traveled from England to be a part of their day.  Their wedding was also on one of the hottest days of the year, so we stayed outside for their formals for only about 20 minutes or so, but in end, their love shined through the soaring temperatures and we are left with imagery of tender expressions towards one another. 🙂  Thanks Abby and Matt for letting me capture your beautiful day!

Ceremony: Saint James Chapel-Basking Ridge

Reception: Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

Wedding Planner: EVJ Wedding Co.

Special Thanks to Steve of Liquid Fusion Photography for 2nd shooting with me!

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The bride and groom thanking their guests for attending..and a special mention to Matt’s godmother, who traveled from England to be a part of the day!JCP_6856 copy JCP_6858 copy JCP_6862 copy JCP_6970 copy JCP_6979 copy JCP_6986 copy JCP_6996 copy JCP_7052 copy JCP_7086 copy JCP_7115 copy

{Wedding: Jessica + Joe} Nanina’s in the Park Belleville, NJ Wedding Photographer


It was an absolute pleasure shooting Jessie and Joe’s wedding!  Their day was packed with awesome moments and lots of love and laughter. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it and share in your story.

Special Thanks to Nick of Nick and Kelly Photography for 2nd shooting this awesome day with me!
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Wedding: Valerie + Matthew – The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ – Kirkpatrick Chapel, Central New Jersey Wedding Photographer

Ceremony: Kirkpatrick Chapel – New Brunswick, NJ

Hair/makeup: La Sorella Bridal

Reception: The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ

Valerie and Matthew it’s hard to put into words how I felt about shooting your day.  Why? Because sometimes, it’s hard to describe the mere magic that can be seen in images with words.  From the moment I arrived at for the getting ready images, it was clear that their wedding day was the true joining of two souls destined for one another.  Upon my arrival, Valerie was at the end of a ‘treasure hunt’ that Matthew lead her on, a series of cards and clues to lead her to his gift; the most beautiful pearl necklace.  And her gift to him? The most incredible inscribed pocket watch.  Truly timeless gifts, much like their love for one another.  In all of my years shooting, I don’t think I have ever seen a couple smile, ALL DAY.  I mean, it was amazing at how the small mention of each others name lead them to beam with joy.  Valerie’s procession down the aisle was incredible, and when her father handed over his daughter to his new son, I still get chills.  I watched tears in his eyes and he said something to his new son, which I couldn’t hear, but I know it important as they ensued with a hug at the end.  And this moment when Valerie and Matthew they finally saw each other? The love in the air was palpable. That feeling lasted all day and into the night as they partied the night away with their family and friends.  Valerie and Matthew, thank you for allowing me to capture your day. I can’t thank you enough, truly. I felt so moved capturing the incredible passion you have for one another and wish you many many many years of love and happiness!

Special thanks to Nick of Nick and Kelly Photography for 2nd shooting with me!

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