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!