Point Pleasant Engagement Photography | Brianna + Derek

Point Pleasant Engagement Photography

I met up with Brianna and Derek on one of the last warm days of Fall. The beach is by far one of my favorite places to be. Especially when official beach season is over. It makes you appreciate it a little more…the sounds of the waves crashing, the colors of the rocks, how the sand feels against your feet, and how perfectly the sky and shore meet. Briana + Derek’s session was fun and romantic. Derek brought the engraved ring box that he proposed with which gave the session a personal touch. They also have a couples tattoo of a heart shaped lock and a key (see below). I thought that was super adorable! These two are such a sweet couple and I loved photographing their engagement session.

Congratulations Brianna & Derek!

Enjoy the photos :)


Allaire State Park Engagement Photography | Andrea + Shaun

Allaire State Park Engagement Photography

It was a pretty brisk day when I met with Andrea and Shaun. These two were champs despite the chill and did a fantastic job! We started at Allaire State Park which has been one of my favorite locations for photos this year as there are so many pretty backgrounds to choose from. We walked around a little bit, chatting & getting to know each other more. We ended up near a little area that had flooded in the previous day’s storm- which made for some really awesome photos! We also found a few areas that were so sweetly decorated for Christmas. It was a nice little surprise :) After Allaire we headed over to the Manasquan Reservoir. We weren’t exactly sure where we would end up or if we were even going the right way haha! But after a quick walk through the woods we found some really great spots! These two were so easy to work with, took direction so well and were so fun to hangout with. I can not wait to capture their wedding day in 2019!! (which seems to be right around the corner!)

Enjoy the photos!


Natirar Park Engagement Photography | Amber + Chris

Natirar Park Engagement Photography

This engagement session was by far one of my favorites! Amber and Chris both took a deserved morning off from work to meet with me at Natirar Park in Gladstone, NJ. These two are beyond awesome! We had the best time walking around on one of the most perfect Fall days. The leaves were literally falling off the trees all around us. You can’t ask for anything better! Natirar Park is such a beautiful location with a large open field, a babbling brook and an adorable little bridge. I really enjoyed talking with Amber and Chris and getting to know this sweet couple more. We discussed their upcoming wedding in JAMAICA!!!! Which I am SOOO excited to be photographing for them! Thank you guys for choosing me, I can’t wait for your wedding day!


McLoone's Pier House Wedding | Jamie + Dan | NJ Wedding Photography

McLoone's Pierhouse Wedding Photography

What a year it has been! I have had the honor of photographing 12 gorgeous couples and Jamie and Dan’s wedding was such a WONDERFUL way to end my wedding season. These two are so cute and I have been looking forward to this wedding all year! It was a cold and super windy day but that didn’t stop these two from fully enjoying their day AND taking photos outside on the beach! They were both such good sports about being out there and the photos make it all worth it! Jamie got ready with her mom and girls in an awesome Airbnb in Ocean Grove. It was just a 2 minute walk to the beach where Jamie and Dan shared their first look. After quickly snapping some photos on the beach and board walk we booked it back to the house to warm up. I loved taking some fun bridal party photos on the porch there! The party all headed over on the trolley to a little park in Asbury Park for more portraits. The trees and leaves on the ground were gorgeous and the colors of the girls dresses were perfect for this Fall/Beach wedding! One of my favorite photos of the day is everyone throwing leaves up into the air. When that many people throw leaves at the same time, it makes for an epic photo haha. I don’t know how these two were able to stay out in the cold for so long but I’m so thankful they did because it was such a pretty location! The ceremony at McLoone’s was performed by one of the groomsmen and it was so beautiful. The rest of the night seemed to fly by! Cocktail hour was amazing as always and there were a lot of laughs and a few tears shed during the speeches. Jeff from SCE Event Group did a fantastic job keeping the guests dancing all night long! Their Photo Booth was also a hit with guests popping in and out throughout the whole night. This wedding was so much fun and I loved working with this sweet couple so much! Thank you guys for being amazing and for choosing me and my team to capture your special day!

Congratulations Jamie + Dan

Enjoy the photos!!!

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Kate Eckert
  Nikki McBride

Wedding dress: Allure Bridals

 Ceremony/Reception: McLoone’s Pierhouse

Florist: Flowers by Rhonda

Hair: Pinitup Bridal

Makeup Artist: MakeMeUpEva

DJ/Photo Booth: SCE Event Group

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank

Invitations: Minted

Cake: Chocolate Carousel

Colors: Wine/Burgundy & Gold

Theme: Fall/Beach/Nautical


The English Manor Wedding | Melissa + Justinn

The English Manor Wedding Photography

Gina & I started our day with the bride at her childhood home. When we arrived there, Melissa and her girls were just about done with hair and makeup. Before Melissa changed into her wedding dress I was able to capture her reading a card from her groom which basically put us all in tears. Once it was time for Melissa to slip into her dress I took some portraits of her in the room she grew up in which was very special. After that it was time to head to the church! It was a beautiful ceremony and we stuck around afterwards to round up Melissa & Justinn’s immediate family for some family portraits. In the midst of the family photos the power went out in the church!! But good thing for flashes, am I right?! The English Manor was the next stop! We captured some seriously awesome photos of the bridal party out front. It is such a beautiful location especially in the peak of fall foliage! The bridesmaids dresses really popped with the contrast of the leaves. I loved that the bridesmaids & groomsmen had some of their own photo ideas- it made it really fun! It was a windy day but the sun was out which made it extremely beautiful! It made me think back to Melissa  & Justinn’s engagement session in Red Bank which was also really windy!! I can’t believe their wedding day has come & gone so quick! While capturing absolutely gorgeous portraits of the two, my team & I gushed to them about how beautifully natural they are in front of the camera! We felt like we could take photos of them all day- haha! Once we were done with portraits, it was time to party!! The reception was so much fun! The photo booth was a huge hit all night long. Justinn had a little outfit change at one point and changed into a sparkly jacket! I absolutely loved that. It was so sweet to see Melissa & Justinn surrounded by all of their loved ones on their special day. These two are so awesome and their love for each other radiates.

Congratulations Melissa & Justinn!

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Myra Roman
  Gina Del Russo

 Ceremony: Holy Family Church

Reception: The English Manor

Florist: Designs by Dara

Hair: Hair by Lyss

DJ/Photo Booth: Sounds to Go

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Nicole’s Boutique

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Quail’s Mensware

Colors: Slate Blue & Mauve with Navy and Gold accents

Theme: Classic Romantic


Hartshorne Park Woods Engagement Photography | Lauren + Drew

Hartshorne Park Engagement Session

Once upon a Sunday morning Lauren + Drew woke up bright & early to meet me for their engagement session!!! It was a chilly fall morning until the sun popped out and gave us some warmth & beautiful light. Lauren + Drew’s outfits paired so well with the fall colors. Lauren is from New Jersey and Drew is from Indiana- they’ve had long distance relationship for the past two years. These two are extremely sweet & I really enjoyed capturing their love and getting to know them more during our time together. We strolled around Hartshorne Park a bit, and then decided to walk down towards a little beach area. We got there at just the right time where the sun was bouncing off the water so beautifully! We expressed how glad we were to have been able to meet that day since Drew was flying back home that night! I’m so glad it worked out & I can’t wait to capture them on their wedding day this summer at The Ryland Inn!!


Manasquan Inlet | Point Pleasant Engagement Photography | Danielle + Jeff

Point Pleasant Engagement Photography

Danielle + Jeff's Engagement session in Point Pleasant and Manasquan was such a blast and SO gorgeous!!! These two are awesome together and we laughed the whole time while we exchanged quotes from The Office haha! We had so much fun at the Point Pleasant boardwalk which was like a ghost town this late in the season! It was like we had the whole place to ourselves- which was great, haha! Danielle & Jeff wanted to get some photos in the arcade which I am always a fan of. They told me about their collection of arcade tickets and how they are saving up for a really big prize! The boardwalk was all decked out in Fall and Halloween decor and these two had a blast with the Halloween cutouts LOL! We took some beautiful sunny photos on the beach with the palm trees and then headed over to Manasquan Inlet for some photos on the rocks. So pretty! We ended up on this little beach there right at sunset. Perfect timing for some gorgeous romantic sunset photos! I am SO excited for Danielle and Jeff’s wedding. If their engagement session is any indication of how awesome their wedding is going to be I am in for one AMAZING day!


Jumping Brook Country Club Wedding | Cassie + Brian

Jumping Brook Country Club Wedding Photography

I have been SO excited for Brian and Cassie’s wedding ever since I first met with this couple and their wedding day certainly did not disappoint! The morning of the wedding my assistant Gina and I met the girls at the Residence Inn for bridal prep. Cassie’s details were so pretty. Her flowers from Wild Flowers were breathtaking! It all went so perfectly with the soft chic feel of the wedding! We had a ton of fun with the girls in the morning and Anne had a great time over with Brian and the guys! We all met up at St. Denis Church for a sweet and beautiful ceremony followed by family photos. After the ceremony the bridal party all took the trolley over to Divine Park in Spring Lake. This is the same spot we did Cassie & Brian’s engagement photos back in the spring! They fell in love with the location and I am so glad they chose to do bridal portraits here too! The entire time we were at the lake the bridal party was already getting the party started. One of the groomsmen had “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark playing on a portable speaker on repeat LOL. We had beatiful weather and the Fall foliage made the colors in the bridal party really stand out. Cassie looked incredible in her dress from The Bridal Closet. Such a classic beauty! Brian and Cassie are so adorable together and I LOVED capturing the love that they have for one another. Once we left the park is was REALLY time to get the party started at Jumping Brook Country Club for their reception. We snuck out to do a few quick portraits on the beautiful property of the country club and then enjoyed an amazing cocktail hour!  The reception was so much fun! Everyone had a great time dancing while the Pat Roddy Band rocked the night. It was such a special day and it was such an honor for us to capture Brian and Cassie’s wedding! #Cheerstomanymoore (Isn’t that the best hastag ever?!?) 

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Moore!

Enjoy the photos!!!

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Anne Molnar
  Gina Del Russo

 Ceremony: St. Denis Church

Reception: Jumping Brook Country Club

Florist: Wild Flowers Florist & Gifts

Hair: Gabrielle Boho Hair Salon

Makeup: Make Me Up Eva

Band: Patty Rodd Band

Videography: Reggio Productions

Cake: Chocolate Carousel

Invitations: Minted

Wedding Dress: The Bridal Closet

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bella Bridals

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Tuxedo Junction

Colors: Shades of blues and grays with a soft chic nautical theme.