Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Erica + Daniel • Fiddler's Elbow Country Club • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share Erica + Daniel's wedding I had the pleasure of photographing for Laura Lee Photography last month.
The entire day was filled with so many beautiful details - the florals, the invitations, the dresses, the venue with the beautiful views of the golf course...

Both the bride and the groom were getting ready at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club located in Bedminster, New Jersey. Before heading to their ceremony location, Erica and Daniel did their first look right outside the English manor style Clubhouse. There were so many emotions and undeniable love and admiration for one another. I could not miss their excitement about becoming husband and wife.

Their ceremony took place at the Holy Family Chapel at Saint Elizabeth and was followed by the reception back at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club. It was a celebration filled with love and laughter, and a lot of dancing!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Zoe • Senior Session • New Jersey Photographer

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon photographing this beautiful senior. 
Zoe is one the main inspirations behind her mom's brand, The House of Mac & Zoe, which was also named after her and her older sister, Mackensi.
We met at one of my favorite places- Cross Estate Gardens, where we made the most of the golden hour light.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jessica + Joe's Wedding at The Mansion at Mountain Lakes • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

After a morning of thunderstorms and pouring rain the sky cleared for the upcoming nuptials of Jessica and Joe at The Mansion at Mountain Lakes.

Both the bride and groom were getting ready at the Sheraton Hotel in Parsippany. The minute I walked into Jessica's bridal suite I was welcomed by her friends and family. The air was filled with anticipation and excitement.

After everyone's hair and makeup were done, we headed outside for the portraits of Jessica and her family as well as her bridesmaids. Between the flowy peachy-pink dresses, rose bouquets and Jessica's beaded lace gown, the girls looked absolutely stunning!

Jessica and Joe met in middle school but didn't start dating until later on when they reconnected after college. Joe proposed to Jessica while vacationing with his family in the Dominican Republic, and they were super excited to start planning their special day!

The ceremony and reception took place at The Mansion at Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.
Jessica and Joe exchanged their vows surrounded by their families and friends, followed by an evening of dancing and celebrating the new Mr. & Mrs. Bell!

Jessica and Joe, thank you for welcoming me into your wedding day! I wish a lifetime of love and happiness!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July!

Red, White + Blue - The de Myers' Way 🇺🇸👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Rachel + Casey • Highlawn Pavilion Wedding • New Jersey Photographer

Rachel and Casey's wedding was definitely one I will remember for a while.
Everything about their day was incredibly personal and very emotional. I shed a few tears myself.
I think it was Laura who said to me that she noticed all the love that surrounded them and how everyone enjoyed being around one another. They wanted to be there, to be part of their day and celebrate their love!

I met with the groom and his groomsmen at their getting-ready location before heading to Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, New Jersey, where the ceremony and reception took place.
It was such a treat for me- almost 11 years ago my reception was held at the same venue!
So many great memories! It was so much fun to be back!

Rachel and Casey chose to do their first look which was followed by a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Bride walked down the aisle to the sound of guitars played by her two uncles.
As I wiped my tears witnessing these touching nuptials we headed inside for their cocktail hour and reception.

A huge Thank You to Laura Lee Photography for letting me assist her at this truly unforgettable celebration. And a lifetime of happiness to The Newlyweds!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day

I love hearing the little voices calling 'Daddy! Dadda!' and watching the children climb on my husband as if he were a big mountain, or being able to get what they want when mommy isn't around.

There is definitely a soft spot for them in his heart and as much as he tries to deny it, the kids have him wrapped around their fingers. 

And that is the thing about Fathers!
They might seem tough and strong but underneath it all, they are softies when it comes to the little ones.
Dads are our first loves, big teddy bears to hug (nothing cozier than daddy's lap), and our biggest supporters!
They are here to guide us through life and to push us to try over again. Because they believe in us and love us unconditionally!

Happy Father's Day to this wonderful man with whom I get to share the journey of parenthood. 
Your love for our children, your devotion and support is what makes me fall in love with you over and over again! Samantha and Jack are so lucky to call you their daddy! 

And a very Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there!
But most importantly, I would like to wish a wonderful day to my Dad who might be oceans away but is always in my thoughts!

Kocham Cię, Tato!

A Father is neither an anchor to hold us back
nor a sail to take us there,
but a guiding light whose love shows us the way. 
~ Unknown ~

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Oyster Point Hotel Wedding • New Jersey Photographer

It must have been one of the rainiest days this spring! 
There was no break in the clouds whatsoever! But that did not stop this beautiful couple from having the best time of their lives as they became husband and wife. 
I wondered if they even noticed the hurricane-like weather looking as happy as they did. Smiles never left their faces!

A few weeks ago I met with Mekina Saylor, with whom I had the pleasure of photographing Amy + Michael's wedding, at The Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, New Jersey.
After documenting the couple getting ready we headed to The Orthodox Christian Church of Annunciation for their ceremony. 
One of my favorite parts of every wedding is watching the groom's reaction as he sees his bride for the first time. It must be one of the most genuine moments. Their love and admiration - so undeniable!

After the ceremony, Amy and Michael along with their wedding party, went on a trolley ride to Asbury Park for a few portraits, followed by their wedding reception at The Oyster Point Hotel. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Colby Family • Plymouth, Massachusetts • Family Photography

We spent this Memorial Day weekend traveling up north to visit our friends in Plymouth, MA.

Steve and I met Andrea and Sean while on our 'babymoon' cruise to Bermuda.
Despite the distance- we live in NJ, they in MA - we were able to keep in touch {thanks to Facebook 👍🏻} and see each other from time to time.

We were super excited to spend a few days with them, catch up over a glass of wine and let our children play together. It was such a fun weekend and we are so grateful for their hospitality!

Of course, I could not leave without a few family shots on a nearby beach!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Megan + Andrew's English Manor Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Megan and Andrew's wedding with Laura Lee Photography at The English Manor in Ocean Township, NJ.

After a Catholic ceremony at Megan's church of St. Rose in Belmar, NJ, we headed to the beach for formal portraits of the newlyweds and their wedding party.

I have never met a happier couple! Huge smiles would not leave their faces the entire day!
It was undeniable how much they loved each other and how excited they were to be married.

Their reception at The English Manor was just as beautiful and fun as the whole day! 
I was so happy to be part of their celebration!

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Segarra Family Cherry Blossoms Session • New Jersey Family Photographer

Ahh, the cherry blossoms! 
I am always looking forward to spring for many obvious reasons but mainly to be able to photograph my families and couples surrounded by the pink gorgeousness!

I loved spending one of the afternoons with The Segarra Family at a local park that was overflowing with these beautiful blossoms.

But, how cute is this trio?!