Inn at Leola Village | Ian + Anna | A Tracey Krick Photography Wedding

Ian + Anna’s classic wedding at The Inn at Leola Village was such a beautiful celebration! I knew that it was going to be a special day as soon as I pulled up to the property — rain or shine. Ian + Anna got ready at opposite ends of the property and shared the sweetest faux first look. They each stood on either side of a large barn door located inside the reception location and held hands (scroll down to see, SO cute!!!). The couple tied the knot in a room filled with pink blooms and oversized lanterns with glowing candles inside. They danced the night away with their guests and had one of the most beautiful sparkler exits I’ve ever seen!

Congratulations, Ian + Anna! I couldn’t be more excited for you both.

I had such a wonderful time second shooting this wedding with my sweet friend Tracey of Tracey Krick Photography! Enjoy some of my favorites from their wedding day below, and check out Tracey’s blog post by clicking HERE and her husband, Brandon’s, incredible wedding film by clicking HERE!

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Hudson Farms | NJ Wedding Photographer | Sarah + Alex

As I drove up the property to Hudson Farms in Andover, NJ, I knew I was going to be attending one very special wedding day. The property was unlike anything I’ve experienced before! I was in awe of the historic mansion, beautiful forests, and the waterfall (!!!) that served as the backdrop to Sarah and Alex’s ceremony.

What I loved most were all of the personal details that Sarah and Alex included on their wedding day. Each groomsmen was given a custom bowtie that was handcrafted with pheasant feathers that fit the day perfectly. The reception was safari themed, complete with a life sized stuffed animal elephant that I may or may not have wanted to take home with me. The evening concluded with an incredible display of fireworks in front of the mansion. It doesn’t get any better than that!

A very special thank you to my sweet friend Jen of Jennifer Larsen Photography for inviting me to come and second shoot this amazing wedding with her! Check out her blog post of the full wedding day by clicking here.

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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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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

For Brides: 4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Getting Ready Room

The getting ready portion of the wedding day has always been one of my favorites to photograph! It’s usually the first time that I get to see my bride and groom since their engagement session, and I love to capture all of the excitement happening around me! Choosing the perfect getting ready room might not seem that important during the wedding planning process, BUT, it actually plays a major role. This is especially true when it comes to having beautiful photographs of you and your girls getting ready that match the overall vibe of your wedding day! Below are four of my favorite tips to help you choose the perfect getting ready room for your wedding day.

Lighting is Everything | Choose a spacious getting ready room with large windows and plenty of natural light. Lighting is the most essential element to creating those soft, airy, and beautiful portraits. Natural light will ensure that you and your girls look your absolute best in all of the getting ready photographs. Plus, your makeup artist will thank you for the window light as well!

Size | Choose a getting ready location with enough space to spread out. Photographers, videographers, hair + makeup artists, bridesmaids, and family members will all be in the getting ready room at some point on the morning of your wedding day. A suite will give you and your girls plenty of getting ready + storage space (YES to clutter free portraits!), and the professionals a little extra elbow room.

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Distance | The distance to your ceremony location from the getting ready venue shouldn’t exceed 15-20 minutes. Cutting down on travel time will help to decrease stress! If at all possible, consider getting ready in the bridal suite at the venue location itself. This will help to create a relaxed atmosphere through out the entire wedding day since travel is no longer a factor.

Overall Aesthetic | The getting ready venue should reflect the overall look and feel of your wedding day. For instance, getting ready in a hotel suite might not match the vibe of a rustic chic wedding. As I mentioned before, if possible, choose a getting ready location at the venue itself. Many venues have a bridal suite that will likely match the aesthetic of your wedding day. This will allow me as the photographer to tell the story of your wedding day seamlessly — especially when it comes to album design!

Click HERE to view Tori’s Wedding Gallery

 

 

 

Hamilton Farms Golf Club | A Christy Nicole Photography Wedding

I couldn’t have been more excited when Christy of Christy Nicole Photography (click HERE to visit her website) asked me to second shoot this dream wedding at The Hamilton Farms Golf Club with her! It was such a beautiful wedding day — one that I will definitely never forget. Thank you, Christy, for inviting me to come with you and photograph your sweet couple!

Katie + Matt’s wedding was nothing short of amazing. I was in awe at the beautiful venue, florals, & Katie’s incredible wedding dress! Katie + Matt are one of the sweetest most fun loving couples that I’ve ever met and it was such a joy to second shoot their wedding day. Enjoy some of my favorites!

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