Valenzano Wine Wedding, NJ Wedding Photography {Wedding} Brittany & Niles

Valenzano Wine Wedding, NJ Wedding Photography {Wedding} Brittany & Niles

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.

South Gate Manor, Freehold NJ, New Jersey Wedding Photography {Wedding} Amanda & JJ

South Gate Manor, Freehold NJ, New Jersey Wedding Photography {Wedding}  Amanda & JJ

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.

St. Thomas of Villanova Church, The High Point, Malvern PA Wedding Photography {Wedding} Valerie & James

St. Thomas of Villanova Church, The High Point, Malvern PA Wedding Photography {Wedding} Valerie & James

It had also always been a dream of mine to photograph a wedding at this gorgeous church! I loved the colors they chose for the wedding and the overcast skies really made the blues and reds in the florals and dresses pop all the more. When I think back on Valerie and James' wedding day the words that come to mind to describe it  are: incredibly sweet. These two, along with their friends and family were all such sweethearts! The whole bridal party was fabulous to work with and the entire day ran so smoothly from one location to the next. Valerie and James have such an obvious love for one another and they really made their wedding day about their love for each other and for everyone that was there sharing it with them.

2016 Fall Mini Sessions NJ Family Photography

It's that time again! We are excited to announce Amanda Dolly Photography will be holding Fall Mini Sessions on Oct. 23rd and 30th this year at Bayonet Farm in Holmdel, NJ!

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! 

The Stateroom Long Beach Island, LBI New Jersery, NJ Wedding Photography {Wedding} Carmella & John

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
Florist: Designs By Linda
Wedding Dress: Castle Couture, David Tutera 
Hair: Lindsay Holup
Makeup: The Finishing Touch
Ceremony: Saint Aloysius Church
Reception Venue: 
The Stateroom of Long Beach Island
DJ: Elite Entertainment
Cake: Carlo's Bakery
Videography: Studio 94
Photobooth: Jersey Photo Booth
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Groom's attire: Brooks Brothers
Invitations: Minted
Colors: Indigo, periwinkle, beach/nautical theme
Favors: Shot glassesSobieski Vodka shooters

I am crazy about this wedding! Every detail was simply beautiful, a perfect reflection of this equally beautiful couple :) I had been so excited about Carmella & John's wedding ever since she first reached out well over a year ago. I could tell right away they were a couple I would love to work with and after their engagement session in Point Pleasant last year I was even more excited! These two are so kind, light-hearted and incredibly sweet together. My associate and I had the pleasure of working with both families on family sessions before their big day, so we already knew them going in to it, which made the day even more special for us! They both have such wonderful families and I knew this day would be an emotional one filled with so much love! The morning started the ball rolling with lots of tears of joy and laughter while they were reading the letters and opening the gifts they had for each other. After a beautiful ceremony at my favorite church, Saint Aloysius Church, we headed over to LBI for the bridal portraits at Sunset Park. It was a bit windy by the water but that didn't stop everyone from enjoying every moment! John and Carmella's portraits there are some of my favorite ever! We also had the pleasure of working with an awesome videographer, Tim from Studio 94, who did an incredible job capturing their wedding day. Check out the video here! John and Carmella's reception was held at the The Stateroom of Long Beach Island, which is a beautiful venue and perfectly complimented their beach/nautical theme. The night started with the touching first dances and speeches which had the tears flowing again. We were even able to sneak out just in time to catch a few portraits with the stunning sunset behind them. The rest of the night was a ball and I saw some of the best dancing that I've ever seen from guests at a wedding. Even all the kids were getting in on the fun! It was just such an honor to capture this incredible wedding!

Congratulations John & Carmella!

Enjoy the photos :)

Sandy Hook Beach Engagement Photography {Melissa & Sean} NJ Engagement Photographer

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 :)

Raritan Bay Waterfront Park NJ, Engagement Session {Jennifer & Bryan} NJ Engagement Photography

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! :)

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Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune NJ, New Jersey Wedding Photography {Wedding} Michelle & Anthony


Amanda Dolly Photography


Wildflowers Florist

Wedding Dress: 

Sottero and Midgley


Serenity Spa and Nails


Ardena Baptist Church

Reception Venue: 

Jumping Brook Country Club


Off The Charts Entertainment


The Phil Engle Band


The Chocolate Carousel


Ashe Productions

Bridesmaids Dresses: 

David's Bridal

Grooms attire: 

Jos A Bank


Tina Conway Designs


Coral, Yellow, and a hint of blueish/green


House of Webster


 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 

Jumping Brook Country Club

 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

engagement session

, 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 :)