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! 

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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 ~


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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



Saturday, March 21, 2020

Brenna + Kevin • Bear Creek Mountain Resort Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer


It may have been a chilly November afternoon but the cold did not stop Brenna and Kevin from having an outdoor ceremony at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Lehigh Valley, PA.
Their guests braved the cold as the couple exchanged their vows under a gorgeous floral arch by Pink Dahlia Floral & Event Design.

The ceremony was followed by a night of dancing and celebrating the New Mr. & Mrs. Lewis!

Congratulations to The Newlyweds!!




Sunday, March 1, 2020

Samantha is 8!!!


Samantha may be 8 but I swear sometimes I think she must be older! 
She said goodbye to Barbies and dollhouses a few years ago! And replaced them with a desk and a laptop! 

She's an amazing reader (seriously, how does she know how to read and pronounce all these words??? Steve and I are not even attempting to spell anything to each other for the kids not to understand!), a math wiz (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, etc. she gets it! -  math was mama's favorite subject after all 😳), and a pretty good "athlete" (ball dribbling, ball hitting, bike riding... she likes to be active). 

There are so many reasons for us to be proud of her and who she is becoming!

She's assertive and knows how to stand up for herself!
Confident but humble!
Strong but compassionate!
Girly but a tomboy!
Sassy but sweet!
Driven and ambitious!

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl! 
8 years ago you made us mama and dadda, and we cannot even begin to describe how blessed and lucky we feel!
You bring so much joy and happiness into our lives! Your little brother absolutely adores you, even though it may seems like all you two have been doing is bickering ;)

Don't ever change! You are one of a kind!

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Samantha and I ventured out to a nearby park for a few photos- she looks forward to her
'birthday session' each year :)
Here are a few of my favorite shots as well as some of her last year's adventures!



Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Kathryn + Jacob • The Manor Wedding • New Jersey Wedding Photographer


There was so much love surrounding Kathryn and Jacob on their wedding day.
And it was filled with so many beautiful details. I absolutely loved Kathryn's long sleeve lace gown and the emerald green bridesmaids dresses that were just perfect for this fall wedding- not to mention all the gorgeous florals by Kim at Pink Dahlia Floral and Event Design.

Kathryn and Jacob exchanged their vows during a catholic ceremony at Saint Aloysius Church in Caldwell, New Jersey.

After family formals and photos of the couple at the church we headed to The Manor to capture their bridal party and a few more portraits of the newlyweds.

Celebrating the New Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert continued with food, drinks and dancing, as the reception ensued.

Congratulations, Kathryn + Jacob!!! 

 To read their love story, please go to Kathryn + Jacob's Engagement Session