2016 was beyond incredible! This was our busiest year yet and filled with so many amazing moments! Each one of my couples were so genuine and sweet and just absolutely wonderful to work with. I also worked with many fantastic families on family, newborn, maternity sessions and more! I feel so blessed to have gotten to work with all of these amazing people while capturing such beautiful and joyful moments! It was insanely hard to narrow these photos down because I get so attached to the images but I tried my best to choose one from each session ;)
Brittany & Niles had such a gorgeous Fall wedding at Valentano Wine and I am so excited to share some of their special day with you! It was a perfect Fall day, weather in the 60s with sun shining through the leaves. From the get go I knew I was going to be obsessed with the details in the wedding. I mean Kate Spade Keds...adorable! And Brittany's dress was unique and amazing! The color scheme with all of the pretty pinks, gold and ivory colors fit perfectly with the soft romantic feel of the wedding. Our day took a little bit of an unexpected turn when we found out we had to make a last minute location change for the first look but it could not have worked out any more perfectly! We ended up going to Bristol Wharf in Bristtol PA, which had a fantastic view of the river as well as little paths with colorful fallen leaves all around.
This sweet couple was so wonderful to work with and you could tell just how excited they were that their big day had finally arrived! Amanda & JJ had an adorable First Look with each other at the bottom of the grand staircase, and Amanda even had an emotional little first look with her dad and bridesmaids as well. I love getting to capture everyone's reaction to seeing the bride for the first time, and Amanda looked stunning! The day started off with lots of rain but an unexpected break from the rain allowed us to do the majority of the photos outside as planned :). The sun even started to peak out towards the end of portrait time! These two really know how to be silly and have fun together. They even broke out a pair of bride and groom sunglasses to wear for photos and their entrance to the reception haha. I had photographed a wedding at the South Gate Manor last year and was so excited to be back. I love all of the marble and greenery in the court yard, as well as the inside hallway with the arches.
The mini sessions are $150 and include a 20 minute session and 5 digital images via digital download.
Within 2 weeks of your session you will receive a password protected online gallery with approximately 25-35 images. You can then choose your 5 favorite images to be sent to you via digital download (with a printing release!) Additional photos may be purchased through the online gallery as well.
Payment is due in full the day of your session and can be made by cash or check.
Sessions will be held between 3pm and 6pm. Please arrive on time to your session and if for any reason you cannot make it please email us as soon as possible so that we might offer the time slot to someone else.
Mini sessions are best for smaller groups. Full sessions are available for large group family sessions.
Contact Amanda to book your session!
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I absolutely LOVE engagement sessions on the beach! Melissa and Sean's engagement session was one of my favorites of the year! Despite the fact that it was one of the hottest days of the summer these two did not let that stop them from having a blast together at their favorite beach. I had so much fun with this sweet couple as we explored all the beauty Sandy Hook has to offer. Towards the end of the session we managed to capture the sun setting behind the clouds which lead to my favorite silhouette shot ever! I am so excited to photograph Melissa and Sean's wedding next July!
Enjoy the photos :)
I had the pleasure of photographing one of the sweetest couples last week at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park on a beautiful summer evening! Although it was our first time meeting it immediately felt just like hanging out with friends! We had so much fun exploring the waterfront and climbing on rocks to get the perfect shot! These two are so sweet together and I am SO excited to photograph their wedding next month!
Enjoy the photos! :)
Serenity Spa and Nails
Coral, Yellow, and a hint of blueish/green
Michelle and Anthony's wedding day was filled with lots of love, laughter and happy tears! The day started with Michelle and Anthony getting ready separately with their friends and family. They each opened gifts from each other, and there was even some presents and cards from their parents which made those moments extra special. The ceremony was held in a beautiful little white church, and I loved all of the personal touches they added with hand made signs all around. After the ceremony we headed over to Michelle's family farm, which was gorgeous and just the perfect spot for photos! I loved the way the bridesmaids dresses and bouquets really popped with the green trees! We then headed over to
for the reception and started snapping away at all the adorable details. They even had a collection of photos of them together, and even some from their
, which is always fun for me to see!
Michelle and Anthony shared their first dance to one of the sweetest songs called "Forever Like That" by Ben Rector (which I had never heard of before and have since been playing on repeat!). These two just light up around each other and the love they have for each other is so beautiful to witness. Once the amazing band kicked off the dancing it was non stop and the dance floor was packed all night! They had a little sparkler send off with just their bridal party at the end of the night which was the perfect ending to an incredible wedding!
Congratulations Michelle & Anthony!
Enjoy the photos :)
Getting Ready Location:
Colors: Natural earthy tones (tans, whites, greens)
Favors: S'mores & Moonshine
Oh my goodness where do I begin? Ashton and Jay’s wedding was a dream! Every single detail was just as gorgeous as this couple! I could gush over this wedding all night :). The beauty of this day was matched only by the pure joy and emotions of the bride and groom. The day started at the beautiful
in Atlantic Highlands, a little gem of an Inn! The girls got ready listening to music and drinking mimosas, which is always the best way to do it ;)
I am totally in love with the beautiful florals created by
and all of the incredible details and colors in this wedding.
Ashton's dress and the bridesmaids dresses were perfect, and she looked absolutely stunning! Once everyone was ready we all met up at one of my favorite parks in Monmouth County,
, for a beautiful and emotional first look. (If you are ever on the fence about doing a first look I will refer to this wedding as to why they are the best!). Photographing the bridal party, family and couple in this park was amazing and so much fun! The light was gorgeous, perfect for photos, and despite the heat Ashton and Jay were up for walking all over Claypit to find the best spots. These two are such a beautiful couple and the way they would look at each other and just thoroughly enjoyed being together was a special thing to witness.
The outdoor ceremony at one of my favorite venues,
, was so sweet! Out of all the memorable moments in this wedding I'd have to say my favorite was certainly the parent dances. I always tear up at parent dances but these ones got me. Tears actually fell! They had an incredible sunset that night and we were able to sneak out just in time to get a little silhouette shot on the dock. This crowd was SO much fun and enjoyed both the dance floor and getting to relax outside by the river with the warm summer breeze. Seriously perfect! I think I said perfect three times in this post...that's how you know it's good ;)
I am so happy for these two and so honored they chose me to capture their special day!
Congratulations Ashton & Jay!
Enjoy the photos :)