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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How is it already September?! It’s been a super busy couple of weeks filled with engagement sessions and beautiful weddings that I cannot wait to share with you! I’m so excited to be kicking off the first week of September with Christian and Caroline’s beautiful engagement session in Red Bank! When I first met Christian […]

Red Bank Engagement Session | NJ Photographer | Christian and Caroline

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Engagement

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of photographing one of my oldest friends (we’re going on 23 years!), Ellesa, marry her soulmate. Before the wedding day, I found myself going down a rabbit hole on Ellesa’s Facebook page and I found so many photos of us and our families throughout the years […]

The Meadow Wood | NJ Wedding Photographer | Ellesa and Kevin

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Weddings

Ashley and Justin were SUCH troopers during their engagement session earlier this month. It was one of the hottest days of the summer, and these two totally rocked it! When Ashley told me that she and Justin wanted to have their session in New York City, I couldn’t have been more excited. They wanted to […]

Washington Square Park | NYC Engagement Session | Ashley & Justin

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Engagement

How they met… Brittany & Ian met at a New Year’s Eve party. Ian’s best friend happened to be Brittany’s old neighbor. After Brittany’s neighbor moved away, his family continued to host a New Year’s Eve party every year that her family was always invited to. One year, Brittany didn’t have any plans for New […]

Indian Trail Club | NJ Wedding Photographer | Brittany & Ian

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Weddings

When Sara told me that she and Frank were getting married on a sunset cruise around Manhattan, I couldn’t have been more excited! I had never photographed a wedding on a boat before, and I couldn’t wait to capture Sara and Frank in front of the city skyline. I spent the afternoon photographing Sara and […]

New York City Sunset Cruise Wedding | NYC Photographer | Sara & Frank

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Weddings

I can’t think of a better way to kick off the weekend than with Alec & Alessandra’s beautiful spring wedding at The Stone Terrace! Alessandra and Alec have known each other since 2008 when they were in eighth grade and youth group together at their local church. Although they knew each other, they weren’t friends […]

The Stone Terrace Wedding | Hamilton, NJ | Alec & Alessandra

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Weddings

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