Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ally + Steve • Maternity Session • Cross Estate Gardens • New Jersey Photographer


I was so excited to photograph Ally and Steve's maternity session! Because what can be more special than photographing the excitement and happy anticipation of the expecting parents!

We met at one of my favorite places to shoot- Cross Estate Gardens in Bernardsville, New Jersey, to capture a few moments before they became a family of three.

Ally and Steve's baby boy was born early this month!
Congratulations to the new parents! 



Monday, January 14, 2019

Something Blue • Styled Shoot • New Jersey Wedding Photographer


I love the softness of blush pink juxtaposed with the boldness of dark blue. I had no doubt these colors would be so perfect for a summer wedding.. romantic, dreamy, elegant and classy. 
This inspirational shoot had been in the works for a while and I was so excited it was finally becoming a reality! 
Everything that day exuded romance- the beautiful tablescape by Stacey Sainato of Peony Events designed around French dining set which was provided by Melissa and Jennifer of Chelsea Forge, the gorgeous florals by Conroy Florist, the hair and makeup by Jacqueline Cicala (how romantic was that braid?!), the invitation suite and menu custom designed by Little Black Dress Paperie, not to mention the breathtaking gown courtesy of Elizabeth Johns Bridal Couture and cobalt blue suit by Cozy Tux! Absolute perfection! 
When visiting Chelsea Forge a few days before our shoot I was immediate drawn to the beautiful window in the downstairs of the barn, envisioning our bride posing there as she awaited her ceremony. The beautiful light seeping through, the framing of the ivy, the unique vintage armchair… all added to this romantic setting. 
Chelsea Forge outdoor property had so many great spots to photograph! We all agreed on setting up our table right in the center of an open field with this huge tree in the background. 
Our gorgeous models, Alexandra and Matt are a real life couple who has been together for eight years. Their chemistry was undeniable and it was so easy to see how much they enjoyed each other’s company. They were so adorable, I couldn’t stop snapping! 
I am still in awe! It was such an incredible experience to work with so many talented professionals! I cannot describe how thankful I am for everyone’s work and effort, and days of planning to make this shoot one for the books.

Not to mention - our shoot was featured on Red Oak Weddings!




Sunday, January 6, 2019

Fall Family Sessions Part 2 • New Jersey Photographer


When life gives you.... well, snow... you run with it and hope the family sessions look extra gorgeous! 
The snow was definitely not what we expected to see when booking these November sessions. 
But I must admit it added a little magic to the images. 

I was so excited to see a few of the families again and  spend some time with them on a chilly fall weekend. 

Here is part 2 of my fall family sessions. 
Part 1 can be found here.



Saturday, January 5, 2019

Fall Family Sessions Part 1 • New Jersey Photographer


Fall must be one of the busiest seasons for most photographers. I once saw a joke on Facebook that said "October is to photographers what April is to accountants", and I have to agree. 
It was a busy time of year, no doubt, between weddings, family sessions and my regular clients, my schedule was filled to the brim!
But that also meant I got to see so many of 'my families' back for their annual session! 
It's so much fun to see how much the kids had grown and to catch up on what they had all been up to since we last saw each other. And I truly feel honored that they choose me to capture their memories year after year! 

I had so many favorites that I wanted to share that I decided to split them into two posts! 

Here's part 1!



Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Laura + Michael • Battleground Country Club • New Jersey Wedding Photographer



I am so excited to finally share Laura and Michael's wedding at Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, New Jersey.
You may remember their love story and engagement session with the best New York City views!

Their wedding day was filled with so much laughter and happiness! Everyone seemed so relaxed and just excited to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs.

While wearing matching robes, Laura and her bridesmaids popped some champagne before getting into her gorgeous gown. In the meantime, Tori walked Michael over to their first look location.
The anticipation was high!

Laura and Michael were so happy to see each other for the first time on their wedding day and to spend a few private moments before the official part of the day began.

Their outdoor ceremony was officiated by none other than the comedian and actor Harris Bloom!
His speech was hilarious and sincere. It caught the essence of Laura and Michael as a couple so perfectly and I just couldn't picture anyone else performing the ceremony of this fun duo!

Their day continued as the guests enjoyed the cocktail hour followed by the reception filled with laughter and lots of dancing! Wait till you see some of their moves! This crowd sure knows how to party!

All the tables were beautifully decorated by Laura's talented mother,  Mrs. Lydia Clopton.

Congratulations to the New Mr. & Mrs. Abikzer!