Rock Island Lake Club | NJ Wedding Photographer | Tom & Lauren

Tom & Lauren’s wedding at The Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, NJ, was such a beautiful celebration. Between the rolling fog, beautiful florals, and incredible venue, their wedding day was like something out of a fairytale. And we couldn’t have asked to photograph a sweeter couple! I had such a great time second shooting with my sweet friend Jen of Jennifer Larsen Photography.

Every detail of Tom & Lauren’s wedding was so perfectly planned out. Their color scheme was navy and blush (my favorite!), and they carried out the theme through the bridesmaids dresses, florals, and Lauren’s beautiful Jimmy Choo flats! The rainy weather cleared up for us right before the first look, but Tom & Lauren had brought navy and white umbrellas for their bridal party just to be safe — and they helped to make for some beautiful bridal party pictures!

Congratulations, Tom & Lauren! Enjoy some of my favorites from their wedding day, and be sure to check out Jen’s blog post here!

 

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Perona Farms | NJ Wedding Photographer | Lori + Kevin

A little rain couldn’t stop us from celebrating Lori & Kevin’s wedding at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ! I had such a wonderful time second shooting for my sweet friend Jen of Jennifer Larsen Photography, and I couldn’t be more excited to be sharing this beautiful wedding with you today! Lori & Kevin tied the knot underneath a beautiful floral arbor surrounded by so many loving family members and friends. Everything about their day from beginning to end was simply perfect…. I didn’t want to leave at the end of the night!

I loved getting to learn about Lori + Kevin’s love story. They are such a kind, relaxed, and fun loving couple! And can we talk about Perona Farms for a minute? Such an amazing venue! Some of my favorite photos from the day are the couple portraits that were taken in front of the barn and silos. So awesome!

Scroll down to see all of the pretty, and make sure to check out Jen’s blog post by clicking here!

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Laurita Winery | NJ Engagement Session | Caitlin & Jonathan

If we’re being honest, I may have squealed a little bit when I signed onto Facebook a few months ago and saw that Caitlin was engaged! Caitlin and I met a few years ago back in college where we were both members of the Orientation Committee (YAY Mighty OC!). We were placed in the same squad and spent the week (before the incoming class arrived!) bonding with each other and our team members while making late night runs for Rita’s and participating in ALL of the ice breaker activities!

I can remember Caitlin telling me about Jonathan (also a Drew alum!) and their shared passion for marching band. It was clear that Jonathan was someone very special! When Caitlin and I met up to talk about her wedding, she shared with me that Jonathan proposed to her on Thanksgiving Day. Before dinner, each family member took a moment to share something they were thankful for. When it was Jonathan’s turn, he asked Caitlin to marry him. Does it get any sweeter than that?! I think not!

We had such a wonderful time exploring the incredible grounds of Laurita Winery together! Caitlin & Jonathan were so comfortable in front of the camera, and I loved watching how much fun they were having with each other. They had my assistant and I laughing our way through the vineyard!

Congratulations on your engagement, Caitlin & Jonathan! I can’t wait to celebrate with you both at Drew in January!

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Ballyowen Golf Club | NJ Wedding Photographer | Alyson + Andrew

Alyson + Andrew’s rustic wedding at The Ballyowen Golf Club was such an amazing celebration. They tied the knot overlooking the rolling hills of Northern NJ while surrounded by so many loving family members and friends. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day!

The first time Alyson and Andrew met was in the Boston Seaport District through a mutual friend three years ago, and they’ve been inseparable ever since! They enjoy hiking together, visiting breweries, going on day trips to new cities, listening to country music, watching HGTV (a couple after my own heart!), and spending time with their sweet puppy, Lacey.

I loved the rustic country feel of their wedding. They incorporated mason jars, wood, lace, and burlap into their wedding decor which gave the venue such a cozy feel. Plus, their wedding colors were blush and navy…. and it doesn’t get much better than that 🙂

Congratulations, Alyson and Andrew! It was such a joy to be a part of your wedding day. Have a wonderful time in Turks and Caicos!

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Second Photographer | Jennifer Larsen
Wedding Venue | Ballyowen Golf Club
Wedding Planner | Silje Karlsen
Caterer | Ballyowen Gold Club
Hair/Makeup |The Mane Event
Floral Arrangements | Petals Florist
Wedding Dress + Bridal Party Dresses | David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Suits | Mens Warehouse

Tugba’s Bridal Shower | The Falls | NJ Photographer

Tugba’s tea party themed bridal shower was like something out of a fairytale! Everything from the venue, to the decor, to Tugba’s beautiful purple tulle dress was simply breathtaking. She spent the evening celebrating while surrounded by her closest family members and friends. The guests danced, enjoyed a delicious assortment of desserts, and had a wonderful time! At the end of the evening, Tugba changed into a beautiful dress (just wait until you see it!), and her fiance joined us for a special candlelit ceremony. Congratulations on your engagement, Tugba, and thank you so much for letting us be a part of your special day!

And a special thank you to Avanti Johnson for being a fabulous second shooter!

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NJ Engagement Session | Ramapo College | Neil + Rebecca

Neil + Rebecca’s winter engagement session is going down in the books as one of my all time favorites!  We took photos at all of the places that they visited on their first date together.  Such a sweet idea!  Our first stop of the day was at the local diner.  It wasn’t too busy that afternoon, and we were actually able to sit in the same booth that they ate in on their first date!  After we took a few portraits at the diner we drove over to Ramapo College.  I was in awe at the beautiful buildings and architecture — the photo opportunities were seriously endless!  Our last stop was at the Ramapo Reservoir.  Such an incredible location complete with lakes, bridges, and abandoned brick buildings (my favorite!).

Congratulations on your engagement, Neil + Rebecca!  It was such a joy to work with you both. I can’t wait to see you again in August!

Enjoy a few of my favorites from their session 🙂

 

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Fort Mott State Park | Pennsville NJ | Erica + Sean

A little rain couldn’t stop us from having a fun afternoon at Fort Mott! Erica is Ryan’s younger sister, and the four of us (five if you count May!) met up a few weeks ago to take photos of them to give to their family members as Christmas presents. Such a sweet idea!

Erica & her sweet boyfriend Sean have been together for over TWO years now. It’s amazing how quickly time flies! Erica & Sean were so comfortable & relaxed in front of the camera. I loved watching how much fun they were having together during the whole experience! Erica is such a talented artist who is finishing up her senior year of college with a major in advertising & Sean is an amazing guitar player in a band. They’re both very special people who are so in love with each other. I couldn’t be prouder of them & their accomplishments! I’m so looking forward to seeing all of the exciting things that are in store for them during the upcoming years.

Enjoy some of my favorites from their session! Happy Tuesday 🙂

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