I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in New Jersey. When I'm not photographing the sweetest couples around, you can find me watching the latest episode of Fixer Upper, listening to country music, or going exploring with my love, Ryan. We're always up for a new adventure!

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I’m so excited to share that Brittany and Ian’s golden hour engagement session at Cross Estate Garden has been featured in Contemporary Weddings Magazine! Flipping through the pages at Barnes & Noble yesterday morning felt all sorts of surreal (and I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t buy every copy on display!). The Spring […]

Featured Session in Contemporary Weddings Magazine

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Engagement

There’s something so magical about winter weddings, especially when they’re at Park Chateau! I’ve always said that Park Chateau is a venue fit for a fairytale — complete with beautiful gardens, twinkle light covered trees, and one of the most incredible bridal suites that I’ve ever seen. I had the pleasure of second shooting Christina […]

Park Chateau Wedding | East Brunswick, NJ | Christina & Anthony

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Weddings

A couple of weeks ago, I took to Instagram stories and asked my followers what kind of topics that they wanted to read about on my blog (wedding related, or otherwise!). One of my sweet brides suggested a favorite products round-up, and I thought it would be fun to turn her idea into a monthly […]

Monthly Favorites: January

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Personal

Crafting your wedding day timeline can be a tricky and overwhelming process, especially if you’ve never made one before and are unsure of what to expect. Every wedding day timeline is going to look different based on a variety of factors. Couples have to take into consideration the season/sunset times, amount of travel locations, and […]

Your Wedding Day Timeline

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bridal advice

What do you remember the most from your days spent as a kid in elementary school? The parts that stand out to me are assemblies, field trips, science experiments, and moments when my teachers would talk about something unrelated to school — like their family vacations, pets, or something silly that their own children had […]

Using Storytelling In Your Content Marketing Strategy

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For Photographers

Ryan and I first met over SIX (!!) years ago as juniors in college during a small party our mutual friends were having to kick off the start of the new school year. To give a little backstory, Ryan and I went to different colleges, but I used to go down to his college all […]

Our First Date and How We Met

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Personal

I met up with Angie & Dennis a couple of weeks ago for their engagement session in New York City! While we were planning for their session, Angie sent me pictures of a rooftop deck near Columbus Circle with incredible views of Central Park. I’m almost positive that I was grinning from ear to ear […]

Central Park Engagement Session | Angie & Dennis

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Engagement

Whenever I’m chatting with my couples during their initial consultation, I find that they’re either on the fence about sharing a first look or completely against it. Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph both traditional weddings and weddings where the couple chose to do a first look. While I would […]

Should We Do a First Look?

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bridal advice

Have the details ready During our last “checking in” phone chat before the wedding, I’ll ask my brides to set aside all of their important details into a small box (shoes, jewelry, invites, perfume, family heirlooms, etc.) for me to photograph first thing when I arrive. This is a great way for my brides to ensure […]

5 Tips for Photographing Your Next Wedding

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For Photographers

#1 I went to an all girls high school. We wore a uniform everyday (which I admit, I really didn’t mind!) complete with the most unfortunate black Oxford sneakers. They were so unfortunate that the majority of students left them in their lockers and switched into normal shoes before leaving the building after school. I’m […]

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

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