Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Maegan + Ryan • Crossed Keys Estate Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer


Maegan & Ryan's micro wedding at Crossed Keys Estate in Andover, New Jersey was an absolute dream! 

Things did not go as originally planned for Maegan + Ryan as they had to cancel their plans for a big wedding this past June. However, they did keep their original date, downsized and tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in one of the most beautiful venues in New Jersey! 
I must say Crossed Keys Estate was the ideal choice and everything seemed to have aligned so perfectly. 
Maegan + Ryan are two of the sweetest, kindest people I know, and I am so happy they were able to become husband and wife despite the pandemic! They celebrated with their families and closest friends -  only 25 guests were allowed at the time.

Congratulations, Maegan + Ryan! 
Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness! 



Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The Price Family • Avalon Beach Session • New Jersey Photographer


Ahhh... beach sessions! If you have followed me long enough you know how much I love them! 
And I must say that this family holds a special place in my heart!
I have captured some amazing milestones for Katie & Clint - from their wedding day to their first baby boy to now becoming a family of four! 
It's been an honor and such a treat to be able to see them each year!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from their session in Avalon, NJ.

To see The Prices' 2019 session, go here.



Thursday, July 9, 2020

Vicky + Tony • Morristown Engagement Session • New Jersey Wedding Photographer



Once I heard Vicky & Tony's story I knew we were meant to work together!

Their love story revolves around Morristown (like mine!)- their first date was there (and on my birthday!), and that is where Tony popped the question!
So much in common!

I had so much fun getting to know them while capturing some special moments at their engagement session. And they had a blast practicing all the poses before their big day next June!

Here's their love story: 


HOW THEY MET

Vicky and Tony first met in 2017 at the physical therapy clinic where Tony worked. Vicky and Tony got to know each other over the course of 6 months when she would come in for treatment.
"We bonded over our mutual love for all things fitness and nutrition as well as electronic dance music."

THEIR FIRST DATE

"Our first date was on 4/21/18. We went to TOWN Bar and Kitchen in Morristown, NJ. We had both been wanting to try this restaurant for a while, so it was a perfect spot for our first date. After dinner we walked up to South Street Social to continue our date."

THE PROPOSAL

"We got engaged on 1/11/20. Tony set up a scavenger hunt at all of our favorite spots in Morristown and it culminated where we had our first date and after Tony asked me to marry him, we went to into TOWN and enjoyed a wonderful dinner with both of our families."


Vicky and Tony love to cook together, go on walks, and attend EDM shows.

Vicky's favorite thing about Tony is how patient he is with her and how he really helps to calm her down when she feels stressed. She said: "Tony is the most understanding and supportive person and I am so grateful to have him in my life." 


Tony: "I love Vic's passion for what she does. I love how intelligent and well-read she is. I love her authenticity, how she isn't afraid to be herself. Most of all I love her ability to communicate. I always know what she thinks, how she feels and we are able to effectively accomplish both major and minor life decisions every day together."

ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE THEM AS A COUPLE

Strong (in every sense)



Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day!


"Dads are most ordinary men
turned by love into heroes, adventurers,
story-tellers, and singers of songs." 
~ Pam Brown

It has been truly heartwarming to watch my children adore their father. 
The never ending: 'Daddy, what is...?', 'Daddy, who is...?', 'Daddy, but how come...?' answered patiently and in the most fun way. 
Pancake making mornings and late night story telling, walks around the neighborhood, and board game playing! 
I don't mind that he is their favorite parent at times... because he is my favorite, too! 
Steve is my favorite person to do this parenting thing with! 

Fatherhood looks good on you, My Love! 
Happy Father's Day to The Best Daddy Ever! 

✨ ✨ ✨

I am sending hugs and kisses to my Dad in Poland as he will be celebrating Father's Day on June 23rd! Miss and Love you tons! 
Kocham Cię, Tato! 





Monday, June 15, 2020

The Hildebrand Family and Maternity Session • Waterloo Village • New Jersey Family Photographer



I was super excited when Brian reached out to me to schedule their family/maternity session! 
I cannot believe it's been almost 4 years since I photographed him and his wife, Amy, expecting their son, Teddy, who, by the way, is the cutest little guy!

We met at the historic Waterloo Village for their session. It is such a beautiful location with so many great spots for photos. Teddy had so much fun exploring the park and posing for the camera! 

Here are a few of my favorites from their shoot 😊


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tara + Jason • Ryland Inn Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer


It was such a pleasure photographing Tara & Jason's Ryland Inn wedding alongside Jackie Averill last September.
Their day was filled with so many beautiful details, lush florals, and so much love!
The couple exchanged their vows in an outdoor ceremony surrounded by their families and friends.

It's always such a treat to be back at this gorgeous venue.



Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day!


✨"Behind all your stories is always your mother's story, 
because hers is where yours begins."✨
Mitch Albom ~


* * *

My children are the reason I can be called mom, the sweetest name there is! 
Quite frankly, I don't even remember what life felt like before them.
Motherhood may be stressful, intense, overwhelming, and HARD (especially this year 😳), 
but it brings so much joy and fulfillment at the same time. 
Nothing can compare to their smiles and hugs!!


 Happy Mother's Day to All The Mamas! 


To my Dearest Mom (in Poland): May your Mother’s Day be filled with as much happiness as you brought to my childhood. Thank you for giving me the best things in life: your love, your care, your patience, and your cooking (oh, how much I miss that!). 
Kocham Cię, Mamo!!!




Friday, April 24, 2020

Maegan + Ryan • Cross Estate Gardens Engagement Session • New Jersey Wedding Photographer



This fun engagement session took place at Cross Estate Gardens - one of my favorite places in the area with so many beautiful spots to shoot in!
Maegan and Ryan are so sweet together and I really enjoyed getting to know them.
They even brought along their pup, Colby, for a few shots.


HOW THEY MET

'We officially met for the first time on Ryan's first day of his full-time job. We work in the same department and our cubicles share a wall! Coincidentally, we both went to the same school, Moravian College. We may have had a class or two together but never officially met until we started working together!'

THEIR FIRST DATE

'We didn't start dating until a few years after we started working together. Our first official date was at a restaurant in Bethlehem.'

HOW HE PROPOSED

'We had been working crazy hours around Christmas time and Ryan had planned for a Friday night off to relax. We went to our favorite restaurant in downtown Bethlehem for dinner. Afterwards, Ryan had suggested walking around Main Street to see the Christmas lights. He popped the question under the beautiful awning of the entrance to the Historic Hotel Bethlehem.'

In their free time Maegan and Ryan love to take their puppy out for walks, go out to their favorite restaurants, work on their house together, and catch up on their favorite shows.

Maegan loves that Ryan is such a romantic. He always has something sweet to say. Ryan is a hard worker, he is loving and kind.

Ryan loves that his fiancé is sweet and beautiful and has kind heart. She means well in everything that she does.

ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE THEM AS A COUPLE

Loving

Congratulations, Maegan & Ryan!



Saturday, April 18, 2020

Katie + John • The Stone House At Stirling Ridge Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer


Katie and John's winter wedding was filled with so many beautiful details.
Custom designed invitations by Stephanie Tara Stationery must have been some of my favorite details to photograph along with Katie's super chic Ted Baker shoes.

After Katie & John's first look at Watchung Lake Park we headed to The Stone House At Stirling Ridge for their portraits, photos with their wedding party, and family formals.

The couple exchanged their vows in an indoor ceremony in front of a huge Christmas tree! It was officiated by Katie's Uncle Eddie. What a special moment it was!

Their reception room was filled with lush greenery and winter accents, beautifully designed and executed by David Mitchell Fine Event Design.
The celebration of The New Mr. & Mrs. Fleury continued with a night of dancing, eating and drinking!

Katie & John are two of the kindest people I have ever met! It was such an incredible pleasure and honor to be part of their wedding day!


Congratulations to The Newlyweds! 
May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy!

Katie & John's love story + engagement session can be found here.



Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Amy + Barry • The Ryland Inn Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer



This late summer wedding included a few hints of fall colors- the bridesmaids dresses and the gorgeous bouquets brought in those early autumn feels. 
Amy and Barry exchanged their vows in an outdoor ceremony at The Ryland Inn surrounded by their family and friends. 

Their reception room was filled with lush greenery, candles and gorgeous floral centerpieces. 


Shot for Mekina Saylor