Friday, January 14, 2022

Gabrielle + Ryan • Central Park Engagement • New Jersey Wedding Photographer


Is it possible for Central Park to be any more beautiful in the spring?
It was such a perfect location for Gabi & Ryan's engagement session last May.
So many trees and gorgeous flowers were in bloom that time of year, and I truly enjoyed wandering the many paths of the park while capturing a few sweet moments between these two lovebirds. 

How They Met

Gabi and Ryan met in college at the University of Delaware in 2012, at the end of our junior year. They were introduced by a mutual friend at a party, where Ryan invited Gab to his 21st birthday party that summer at his parents bar in Point Pleasant, called Marlins Cafe. Though Gab thought he may have been just being nice, Ryan followed through and shared the invite to his Bday Party Facebook Group the next day. 
Gab was feeling adventurous, and ended up going to the party with her friends! Little did she know she'd meet her future in-laws and family that night.  The two reconnected in the Fall when they returned to school for senior year. After "bumping into each other" all over campus for weeks, they finally shared their feelings for each other and as they say, the rest was history. 
"We have been officially together for 9 years on January 16th!"

Their first official date was dinner at a favorite restaurant of theirs called Taverna, in Delaware.

How He Proposed

On August 29th, 2020 Ryan surprised Gab by planning a day at a vineyard with his brothers in New Jersey called the Working Dog Winery. While taking a walk together through the vines, he dropped on one knee and proposed to Gab. She was surprised and overjoyed, it was the best day of her life.  
They celebrated with their immediate families and closest friends at the McKenna's nearby, surrounded by so much love and happiness.

Favorite things to do together

Gabi & Ryan love to spend time together with their friends, see their favorite country artists in concerts, explore New York City, and dine at great restaurants.

Gab says that Ryan is the most loyal and authentic person she knows.
Ryan loves that Gab is down to do anything, and lets him watch every football game.

One word to describe them as a couple - fun!

Congratulations, Gabi & Ryan! 
I cannot wait for the next chapter of your love story this June!

Here are some of my favorites from their session. 




Monday, January 10, 2022

Samantha + Bret • Sunset Ballroom Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

Samantha & Bret tied the knot in a church ceremony last March. 

Before heading to the venue, we stopped for their portraits at the beach. Although sunny, it was a chilly winter day - but you could never tell by looking at the bride and groom.  They truly braved the cold!

The celebration of the newlyweds continued at The Sunset Ballroom in Point Pleasant. 

Congratulations to the New Mr. & Mrs. Viola!



Thursday, January 6, 2022

Brianna + Kyle • Willowwood Arboretum Engagement Session • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

Brianna and Kyle's garden engagement session makes me so excited for spring!
It was so much fun getting to know the two of them as we strolled amongst cherry blossoms and along fields filled with tulips! 

Congratulations, Brianna & Kyle!
I cannot wait to capture the next chapter of your love story this May!



Sunday, January 2, 2022

The Price Family • Avalon Beach Session • New Jersey Family Photographer

 

One of my favorite things while visiting Avalon each summer is seeing this beautiful family.

I absolutely adore Katie & Clint, whose wedding I photographed back in 2018, and have been so honored to capture their growing family ever since.

Here are a few favorites from their session this past August. 
Prepare yourself for a major cuteness overload!



Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas from The de Myers!!

 


“Good news from heaven the angels bring, glad tidings to the earth they sing: 
To us this day a child is given, to crown us with the joy of heaven.”—Martin Luther

❄️ ❄️ ❄️

May this holiday season bring you love, good health, and everlasting joy! 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

One sunny fall afternoon, we ventured out to take family photos for our card- here a few of our favorites!
{Scroll down to see which photo(s) made our Christmas card this year.}



Monday, December 20, 2021

Jack is 8!


One of the greatest gifts of all was given to us 8 years ago! 

He came into our life and completed our family. 
He's sweet and gentle, warm and caring. He loves to cuddle, and still lets me call him my baby. 
First thing he does when he gets home from school is run up to hug me! 

He's smart but modest, and never brags about his accomplishments. Inquisitive and always asking tons of questions! Great speller, math wiz, and amazing Lego builder (even the sets for kids twice his age!)

He loves to play football, and his team went undefeated this season! 
He enjoys wrestling, something I never thought he would choose to do (being the gentle soul that he is; I guess being a boy is taking over 😉)!

His name is Jack and he turns 8 today! 

Happy Birthday, Our Sweetest Boy!
You’re growing into an amazingly smart, funny little human, who makes us SO proud every day. 
It has been such a joy watching you grow, learn and explore. 
We hope that all your wildest and most wonderful wishes come true!

Here's a quick recap of his past year :) 



Thursday, November 4, 2021

Carey + Christian • Bear Brook Valley Micro Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer



Carey and Christian got married on an unusually warm November afternoon, just three months after getting engaged.
Their intimate outdoor ceremony at Bear Brook Valley was officiated by the groom's older brother, Dan. 

From soft silks and velvets in vibrant fall colors to lush greenery and beautiful florals, every detail of Carey & Christian's day could not have been more perfect! 
These two planned a celebration of their love that felt like them! 

Congratulations, Carey & Christian! 
And thank you for having me be part of your wedding day! 

Carey + Christian's wedding was published in the Spring/Summer edition 
of Contemporary Weddings Magazine (pages 81, 82 & 83).

Their engagement session can be viewed here: 



Thursday, October 7, 2021

Heather + Conor • Morristown Engagement Session • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

 Just a perfect fall engagement session with the foliage at a full display!

I had so much fun photographing Heather and Conor last fall. We met by Vail Mansion in Morristown and wandered the streets chatting about their wedding plans.  

Here are a few favorites from their session!

Congratulations on your Engagement, Heather & Conor! 

I am so excited to be part of your wedding day next May!


Friday, September 24, 2021

Melissa + Paul • Ninety Acres Micro Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer


Melissa & Paul's intimate ceremony was such a beautiful celebration of their love and commitment to one another. 
After having to cancel their destination wedding, they tied the knot at Ninety Acres surrounded by their closest family and friends. 

Today, Melissa & Paul celebrated their first wedding anniversary! 
Congratulations and cheers to many more! 




Friday, June 25, 2021

Melissa + Bradley • Cross Estate Gardens Engagement Session • New Jersey Wedding Photographer


Cross Estate Gardens is one of my favorite locations for an engagement session. 
There are so many different types of beautiful flowers there, making it the perfect backdrop for photos.
I loved spending the evening with Melissa and Bradley, getting to know them and their love story. 

How They Met

Melissa and Bradely met in December 2012 in the anatomy lab at Ramapo College. They technically met in June 2011 in summer physics class, but Bradley says Melissa doesn't remember this.

Their First Date

Brad picked Melissa up an hour late because he stopped on the drive over to help a man change his tire in the snow (she teases him that this is a made up story, but knowing him, she says, it's probably true). They got 2 for $20 at Applebee's, then saw the worst movie ever, Movie 43. It was ridiculous, but they laugh at the whole thing now!

The Proposal

As a complete surprise to Melissa, Brad proposed on August 10, 2018, at Sunset Beach in Cape May, NJ. Both of their families were watching from a distance, and beautiful photos were taken. It was perfect!

In their free time, Melissa and Brad love going to the beach, watch TV on their cozy sofa, have dinner together, or go to concerts ('We will again, one day!'- They say).

From Melissa: 'Bradley always sees the bright side of things. He is optimistic, funny, generous, smart, creative, silly, and incredibly handy. Best of all, he is warm and loving to me and everyone around him. He is the greatest partner!'

From Bradley: 'Melissa would go to the ends of the earth for the people she cares about. Her love for her family, both the one she was born into and the one she's marrying into, is both unconditional and second to none. Without her support and affection, I wouldn't be who I am today.'


When asked to describe themselves in one word, Melissa & Brad said: 'We are people pleasers and feel best when making others around us happy... so, thoughtful?'

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After having to postpone their wedding, Melissa + Bradley are finally getting married this weekend! 

Congratulations, Melissa & Bradley!! 
I am so excited to capture your Big Day!