Oh Jessica and Mike, your day was absolutely perfect in every way. But, I can truly say if it was stormy rainy day, it wouldn’t have mattered at all. You guys are just that type of couple that brings joy where ever they are. I love that you both knew each other in HS , (Mike also asked Jess out on HS, but she said no!) and to have reconnected many years later is truly something special. Your vows to each other was so in sync with each others. It’s amazing to listen to two souls make these beautiful promises that sound so inline with each other. Something special for sure.
Your family and friends made me feel so welcome the entire day and there was so much joy in the air it felt palpable. And let’s not forget the laughter; during prep, through the ceremony and reception where Mike’s brother left the entire room in tears (including myself) with his heartfelt comedic toast! I can’t forget the jersey shore Springsteen band who truly rocked the night away. I remember looking over at Jess as she was rocking out to the band and her hair began to slowly falling out of place. I remember thinking to myself, this is why I do this; these honest, beautiful and fun moments with incredible clients make my job so easy, so very easy. Thank you Jess and Mike for allowing me to capture this remarkable moment in your lives. xo Janine
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
Dress: Melissa Sweet
Brides Hair: Megan Boyle
Bridesmaids hair: DIY
Bride and Bridesmaids make-up: DIY
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
Elizabeth was hungry and asked that someone grab her a mini-bagel. But these sisters decided to share it. 🙂
Big brother laughs.. ALL day!
We stopped at the beautiful Nevius Street Bridge in Raritan NJ for some beautiful portraits.
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.
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!
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!!
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!