Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The House Of Mac & Zoe • Veil Collection • New Jersey Photographer

Back in June I met with Tammy of The House of Mac and Zoe to photograph her newest headpieces
 and a brand new collection of veils.
We were super excited to shoot at this beautiful venue offered to us by its owner, Amy. And we even had a guest appearance by Bentley - one of her horses.
The collection officially launched during New York Bridal Week this October.

Hair ~ Christina Tranquilli @ J. Walker Salon
Makeup ~ Nikola Aries @ J. Walker Salon
Gowns ~ Jean Ralph Thurin
Headpieces + Veils ~ The House of Mac and Zoe
Model ~ Mackensi Considine

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Aleksandra + Mark • New Jersey Family Photographer

I consider photographing my friends one of the greater honors! 
It makes me truly happy when I get to mix business and pleasure, and it's always the case while spending some extra time with the people I adore. 

Here are a few photos from my quick session with Aleksandra, Mark, Adrian and their new pup, Zooma! 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Alyssa + Glen • David's Country Inn Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

Fall was truly great this year and I must admit I was loving all the warm days we had this season and the amazing foliage!

Alyssa and Glen's wedding was filled with all the beautiful fall colors, from her bouquet to her bridesmaids dresses to breathtaking scenery and views of Lake Mohawk during their portraits. 
The day could not have been more perfect!

Their reception was held at David's Country Inn in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Big Thanks to Cinnamon Wolfe for allowing me to photograph this gorgeous and fun celebration with her. And congratulations to The Newlyweds! 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Viva La Jewels Boutique Fall + Winter Fashion • New Jersey Fashion Photographer

Cozy sweaters, blanket scarves and long floral dresses paired with a must-have accessory this fall - a hat!
I had such a fun time teaming up with Viva La Jewels Boutique and Jacklyn Vilichka who, by the way, just became the 2nd Runner-up Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2018!
Here are some fun looks from a few of our shoots. All the items are available at Viva La Jewels Boutique online store.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Jenn + Bobby • Clark's Landing, Point Pleasant • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

Last July I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful wedding for Lauren Teresa Photography.

The alfresco ceremony took place just a few feet from the shore to the sounds of a violin.
After exchanging their vows surrounded by their families and friends, Jenn and Bobby put them in a bottle and threw them in the ocean.

The ceremony was followed by the reception at Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.The sunset views of the Delaware River were spectacular.

Congratulations to the Happy Couple!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Diana + Emilia • Mommy + Daughter Session • New Jersey Family Photographer

I love autumn for many reasons! 
It's that time of year when we start planning for the upcoming holidays and start thinking about Christmas and... Christmas cards! 
It is such a great opportunity to capture your family at least once a year. 

I have had the privilege of meeting so many amazing families each fall many of whom I had seen for the past few years! I love it! But most of all, I absolutely love photographing my friends and their children. 

A couple of weeks ago I spent some time with my good friend, Diana and her daughter, Emilia. They brought along their dog, Roxy, to join in the fun.

Check it out!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Janine + Chris • Sunset Ballroom at Jack Baker's • Point Pleasant Beach • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

I cried probably at every wedding I either photographed or attended as a guest.
Janine + Chris' day was no exception! Their love is so genuine and so profound it is hard to believe two people can be this much in love!

You may remember their romantic lakeside engagement session last year.
Their wedding was inspired by The Great Gatsby and had all the elements of that era- the feathers, the sequins and pearls, and the glamour!

Janine wore this absolutely stunning gown by Kitty Chen Couture, while Chris looked dapper in his tuxedo by Ike Behar Evening featuring a shawl collar jacket trimmed in black satin.

After getting ready at The White Sands Oceanfront Hotel we all headed to The Sunset Ballroom at Jack Baker's where the ceremony and reception took place.

Janine and Chris exchanged their own vows in front of their families and friends in the most emotional and personal ceremony. There wasn't a dry eye in the room as they became husband and wife. The ceremony was officiated by their friend Michelle who also designed and made their amazing cake, as well as all of The Great Gatsby inspired decor.

Soon after their first dances we stepped outside for a few portraits with the beautiful sunset views over the Manasquan River as our backdrop.

It was such a beautiful day filled with so much love and happiness, and I was so honored to be part of Janine and Chris' celebration!

Congratulations to the Newlyweds!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Brynn Hudson Jewelry • Fashion Photographer

I met Brynn of Brynn Hudson Jewelry through a friend and we clicked instantly. 
Our first meeting was to discuss and brainstorm ideas for our collaboration and it was clear to me right then we spoke the same 'language'.

I was super excited to work with Brynn and her sister, Alyson, on showcasing their beautiful and chic jewelry collection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Each piece, so unique and elegant, is sure to make a bold statement!

We all had an amazing time working together and agreed that the day exceeded our expectations!
Between their exquisite jewelry, our stunning model Alexia and flawless makeup by Angela, everything fell perfectly into place.

All the pieces are available for purchase on their website.

Model ~ Alexia Thorpe
Hair + Makeup ~ Angela Calvin
Styling ~ Brynn Hudson Team {Brynn + Alyson + Natalie}

Monday, October 16, 2017

Taleen + Lou • Bernards Inn Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

From adorable floral robes to sequin bridesmaids dresses and two of the most gorgeous bridal gowns, this wedding was filled with beauty.

I met with Taleen and her bridal party at Jacqueline Cicala Bridal Atelier in Morristown where they had their hair and makeup done. Once everyone was ready we headed to the outdoor courtyard for a few shots in their matching floral robes. You could see everyone's excitement for what was to come.

Soon after leaving Morristown we arrived at Bernards Inn located in Bernardsville, New Jersey, where Taleen + Lou's ceremony and reception took place.
With the help of her mom, Taleen put on her stunning lace gown and stepped out of her room to have the first look with her bridesmaids. It was such a sweet and emotional moment.

Taleen and Lou's ceremony was very personal- the officiant read their love story, how they met thanks to their dogs and how their relationship quickly developed into their 'forever'.

Before joining their guests in celebrating their nuptials, Taleen and Lou headed outside for their portraits. I couldn't help but notice their undeniable love and admiration for each other.

Congratulations to The Newlyweds! 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Caitlin + Ryan's Engagement Session • Jersey City + Manhattan • New Jersey/New York Wedding Photographer

You say New York, I say 'when?'

I fell in love with the city during my first visit almost two decades ago!
So when Caitlin and Ryan reached out to me and mentioned they would love to have their engagement photos taken with the city skyline as the backdrop I was beyond excited!

We met in Jersey City for the first part of their session and after exploring the waterside we took the ferry to the other side of the Hudson River and spent some time in Battery Park and the neighborhood.

Caitlin and Ryan met during their freshman year at The College of New Jersey, to be exact - it was while they were moving into the same freshman dorm!

Here's their engagement story:

On Fourth of July weekend 2016, Caitlin's parents were organizing a Fourth of July party at their house. Caitlin thought the party was going to be like any get together her family hosted -burgers and hot dogs on the grill, beer in the cooler and a great time with family. Little did she know, Ryan had planned an elaborate surprise that would make the weekend unforgettable - the proposal. 
On Saturday, July 2, 2016, Caitlin, Ryan and Caitlin's sister Jen went on a picnic to where Caitlin & Ryan met - the campus of The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. Caitlin & Ryan loved to go on picnics in fun places, such as Central Park and Governor's Island in Manhattan, and had discussed going to TCNJ for a picnic for a while - so Caitlin was completely oblivious to what was about to happen. After eating lunch, Caitlin, Ryan and Jen went on a walk around campus. After stopping for photos at the fountain in the Science Complex, Ryan turned to Caitlin and professed his love for her.
To say Caitlin was completely astonished when Ryan went down on one knee and popped the question would be an understatement. After some stunned silence, she (finally) said yes. 

To make the day even more special, remember that Fourth of July party her family was planning? It turned out to be a surprise engagement party with Caitlin & Ryan's families and best friends. It was one of the best days of their lives.

Congratulations, Caitlin + Ryan! I am so excited to photograph your wedding next June!

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