Kristin and Tom had the most beautiful wedding day. Having worked with this awesome couple over the last couple months, I knew they would leave no detail untouched. Kristin designed every element of their day, including their logo, which was incorporated into all of the beautiful details. There was a botanical undertone to all of their details, which made sense for this couple as their first date was at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum,….in addition Tom proposed there too! The Madison Hotel served as the most perfect location which lush greenery and epic ball room for this special couple!
Special Thanks for Hasan for 2nd shooting this day with me!
Have you ever met a couple that when they walk in the room, all heads turn to look that them? If you have, it was probably Cortney and Jason. They both have personalities that will light up a room within minutes. Jason’s smile is like none other, constantly grinning from ear to ear and Cortney’s electric eyes could like take your breath away. Their entire day was filled with incredible emotion. Jason was over taken with emotion when he knew Cortney was coming down the aisle. See awesome tears below. It’s probably my favorite processional ever. After the ceremony, we took some portraits during golden hour on the grounds of the country club. And the night ended with some pretty sick dancing in the ballroom at the Basking Ridge Country Club. Thank you again J+C for allowing me to document your amazing day!
Ceremony + Reception: Basking Ridge Country Club
Special thanks to Hasan Aj of Vibrant Captures for shooting this wedding with me!
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!
We were blessed with the most beautiful spring day for Jason and Cortney’s engagement session. The couple decided to visit Duke Farm in Hillsborough NJ for their engagement session and I’m so glad they did! We shot underneath the beautiful lush magnolia trees, some of which are over 100 years old. We visited the greenhouse filled with orchids and of course the giant stone walkways. Shooting their wedding next week at the Basking Ridge County Club will surely be a treat. As you can see from these images their connection is magical and I know their wedding day is going be spectacular!
I’ve been blessed this year by being able to work with clients that I would call friends. Matt and Tina are one of those couples for me. From the moment we met, I knew it was going to be an incredible experience capturing their day. Simply put, they make all in presence feel so comfortable and after spending 15 minutes with them, they will have you laughing and feeling like you have known them for 10 years. So clearly, it would make sense that working with their friends and family on their wedding day felt like being around old friends. Their day, was perfect. Absolutely perfect, not because of the beautiful weather, but because it is clear that they complete each other. Their vows brought the house down, I cried and laughed, we all did! The tears and smiles were abundant from all. Thank you Matt and Tina for letting me capture this beautiful story on your perfect day!
Ceremony+ Reception: Rock Island Lake Club
Special thanks to Nick of Nick and Kelly Photography.
Opening Matt’s card and gifts. 🙂
Beautiful earnings brought the entire room to tears!
Working with Tina was a dream, I asked her to stand in her parent’s vegetable garden. She didnt look at me like I was crazy.. the light was amazing!
This beautiful path is a actually the townships access road next to her house. Stunning bride!!
This is the box where Tina and Matt sealed their vows and thew the key into the lake. 🙂 More to come on this..
Showing the littles how to get down the aisle..just follow the Yankee sign! 🙂
Tina was overcome with emotion as their mothers presented the box to them.
So when we did the walkthrough together at Rock Island Lake Club, I saw the beautiful island in the middle of the lake and asked Tina and Matt if they would be willing to row out to the island. They were ALL IN. AKA.. my dream couple!
AND THEN..more magic! It was a completely sunny day.. and this random rain shower brought the most incredible rainbow. Nick and I were soaked.. it was perfect!!
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!