The Mill Lakeside Manor Wedding | Lindsay + Jason

 
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This beautiful morning started with bridal prep at Lindsay’s parents house. While the girls finished up with their hair + makeup Gina and I were up in the living room gathering together Lindsay’s details. The window sill had the most gorgeous lighting and was the perfect space to capture all of her details. Upstairs in a quaint little room Lindsay stepped into her Lazaro dress with the help of her mom and sister. Her dress is absolutely fabulous and fit like a glove. With her hair, makeup and jewelry all on point getting in her dress absolutely completed her wedding day look. We had Lindsay’s dad join us for a first look with his daughter. Those moments always get me! Then it was time for her bridesmaids to see her!! As Lindsay walked down the stairs looking so elegant her ladies just lit up when they saw her. It was a moment to remember! All the ladies together looked absolutely gorgeous from head to toe. The girls headed off on the bus while my team and I headed over to the church. The ceremony was in one of my favorite churches! It was so beautiful and filled with many happy tears. Next it was time for bridal party portraits. We went to one of my fave spots, Divine Park in Spring Lake and the lighting was perfect! It was a big bridal party so we had to get everyone to squeeze together but we made it happen! Lindsay and Jay are so cute and not to mention hilarious! Jay kept things so fun all day, cracking jokes left and right. The reception was held at the always gorgeous The Mill Lakeside Manor. The sun sets right over the water there and it’s breathtaking. We got some amazing sunset shots of the two of them on the pier. The reception was a blast with everyone dancing all night long. It was so cute to see all the kids in the bridal party tearing it up on the dance floor too! This wedding was absolutely amazing and it was such an honor to capture Lindsay and Jason’s special day! Congratulations you guys!!!

ENJOY the photos!

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

Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal

 Ceremony/Reception: The Mill Lakeside Manor

Florist: Craig Kiely Designs

Hair Designer: All Dolled Up

Makeup Artist: All Dolled Up

DJ/Photo Booth: This Is It Entertainment

Videographer: Brandon Michael Productions

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Tuxedo Park

Bridesmaid Dresses: The Barefoot Bride

Invitations: Amanda’s Hallmark

Cake: Chocolate Carousel

Colors: Navy/Sophie Blue + Gold

 

The Hamilton Manor Wedding | Lauren + Bobby

 
The Hamilton Manor Wedding

Ahhhh I’m so excited to share Lauren + Bobby’s incredible Hamilton Manor wedding! I don’t even know where to start with this one lol! Each part of the day was more amazing then the next ending with THE MOST epic reception ever. So let’s start from the beginning! All of Lauren’s ladies looked beautiful in their dusty purple Bella Bridesmaid dresses and Lauren herself looked stunning in her Castle Couture gown. After a few photos at the Hilton we headed to Sayen House & Gardens for Lauren + Bobby’s first look. We found a quant little foot bridge in a peaceful area of the gardens. It was SO pretty there and the light was amazing! I LOVED the colors of the bridesmaids dresses with the florals and greenery by The Flower Cart! When we arrived at the The Hamilton Manor we started with some portraits on their beautiful property and found that there were so many fun little spots! This venue is just amazing! We had plenty of time before the ceremony which allowed for us to really get creative with different photos and locations. We found this hidden area with a graffitied wall which was really cool! The outdoor ceremony was beyond beautiful! Lauren’s Aunt was the officiant and she was able to speak about Lauren + Bobby’s love story in detail and it was so sweet! As far as the reception- I’ve been to many receptions before but walking into this ballroom took my breath away! Lauren + Bobby entered the room to sparklers going off in front of them! One of my favorite parts of the night was when Bobby and his mom had their first dance. They started off with a slow dance and then surprised us all and sprang into “The Git Up” with the whole choreographed dance! It was so fun to watch and capture and totally set the tone for the night! The other awesome part of their reception was the fact that they had a band AND a DJ going at the same time!!! The saxophone player walked through the reception all night! This reception will go down as one of the best ever in my bookI This day was so special and I couldn’t say enough good things it!! Congratulations Lauren & Bobby!

Enjoy the photos :)

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Jamie Bodo
Gina Del Russo

Wedding Dress: Castle Couture

 Ceremony/Reception: The Hamilton Manor

Florist: Thistle and Sage Designs

Hair Designer: Erica Allen

Makeup Artist: Big Day Glam

DJ/Photo Booth: Barattini Productions

Videographer: Abella Studios

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Invitations: Hudson Paperie

Cake: Palermo’s Bakery

Colors: Fig + mixed metals

 

The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor Wedding | Lindsay + Bill

 
The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor Wedding Photography

Lindsay & Bill had an incredible summer wedding at The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor on August 17th! The whole vibe of their wedding day was so chill. Everyone was so relaxed and excited for the day! The morning with the girls was so fun. Lindsay’s bridesmaids surprised her with an adorable photo album of all of their memories together! It was so sweet to watch them all share laughs and reminisce. Bill and the groomsmen were super relaxed playing some video games and goofing around with each other down the hall. Bill had his two sons as groomsmen which was just so sweet! The bond they share is so special! All day long you could tell how happy they were for their dad and Lindsay. Bill’s ring was one of the coolest I’ve seen! I love when couple’s include unique touches that are special to them on their wedding day. Lindsay & Bill had their first look at Deep Cut Gardens surrounded by their family who stood back to watch this grand moment. Afterwards we all had a blast exploring some more of the Gardens! The bridal party had a fun idea for all of them to be scattered throughout the garden with the bride and groom kissing in front! I loved that everyone was getting in on the creativity. :) The colors of the bridesmaid dresses and florals melded so beautifully. Once we finished the bridal party photos we headed over to The Gramercy for more portraits of the bride and groom. The bridal suite at this venue is amazing and gave the two a chance to relax and cool off before the ceremony which was held outdoors and decorated so elegantly with white flower petals lining the aisle. My favorite part was when the guests threw heart shaped confetti as Lindsay and Bill walked back down the aisle as husband and wife! The reception was AMAZING and they had some epic sparklers from SCE Event Group going throughout the night! The speeches from Lindsay’s Dad and Sister and one of Bill’s sons were extremely heartfelt and touching. Everything about this wedding was wonderful and it was such an honor for my team and I to capture their big day!

Congratulations Lindsay & Bill!

Enjoy the photos :)

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Ashley MacAdam
Gina Del Russo

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal

 Ceremony/Reception: The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor

Florist: Thistle and Sage Designs

Hair Designer: Eric Steblein

Makeup Artist: Make Me Up Eva

DJ: SCE Event Group

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Bridesmaid Dresses: Morilee

Invitations: Minted

Cake: Palermo’s Bakery

Colors: Blush/Rosewood/Ivory & white

 

The Ryland Inn Wedding | Lauren + Drew

 
Ryland Inn Wedding Photography

Lauren + Drew’s wedding landed on such a beautiful summer day! It had been insanely hot the day before so it was nice to get a little break from the humidity! While I worked with Lauren + her bridesmaids, Anne + Gina went over with the guys. My assistant Gina is officially in training, so it’s really exciting that she’s able to be along side of the wonderful second shooters I work with! It was such a relaxing day from start to finish and everything about it went smoothly. I loved the soft romantic feel of the day. First look + portraits with this sweet couple was just awesome. The florals we’re so luscious and beautiful! And the colors complimented the dresses and suits perfectly! Lauren + Drew met online, which seems to be so popular nowadays and I love it! Just a guy from Indiana and a Jersey gal gettin’ hitched, hehe! Most of their friends and families were just meeting for the first time that weekend! Which was so cool. Especially to see everyone having such a good time together like they've known each other for years! I have to rave about The Ryland Inn for a second. This was my first time shooting my own wedding here and WOW. This place is literally magnificent, as you can see! I could shoot a million weddings here and I hope I do LOL. Now let’s talk about the reception and how AWESOME the DJ was! Chuck is friends with this couple and many guests there which made it extra special and fun! He knew exactly what to play to get everyone dancing nonstop! I had such a blast at this wedding. It definitely was a night to remember for everyone :)

Congratulations Lauren + Drew!

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

Wedding Dress: Stella York - Seng Couture

 Ceremony/Reception: The Ryland Inn

Florist: A Touch of Elegance Floral + Event Design

Hair Designer: Elisabeth Barranca

Makeup Artist: Make Me Up Eva

DJ: Fresh New Angle

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Generation Tux

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Invitations: Minted

Cake: Palermo’s Bakery

Colors: Blush/Mystic Blue

 

My daughter's 2nd birthday!

 
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My baby girl turned 2 years old on Aug 11th! I cannot believe two years have gone by since this sweet girl came into our lives. She is such a blessing and we treasure her so much! We decided to have a unicorn themed birthday party since she loves unicorns and I wanted an excuse to throw a super girly party :P. With her birthday being right in the middle of busy wedding season I didn’t have a ton of time to plan but that ended up being a good thing because it made me make decisions fast lol! I picked up a few unicorn themed decorations and printed out a fun game I found on Pinterest where you had to find your unicorn name and write it on a name tag- that was your name for the day! Anna’s name was Petal Sparkle ;) My husband did such a great job getting the yard all party ready and preparing all the food the day of. Our families also helped out so much and everything came together so beautifully! The older the kids get the more I understand the saying “It takes a village” LOL. Our awesome neighbor let us borrow a 7 foot blow up unicorn sprinkler that was a total hit with all the kids!!! The day went by so quick and I barely got to eat during the party but I was just so filled with joy the entire time to be around all of our family and friends. At one point I even teared up just thinking about how blessed my children are to be surrounded by so much love <3 I am so grateful for my family & friends and it was such a special day celebrating our little Annabelle Grace.

 

Seaside Park Engagement Photography | Kendall + Nico

 
Seaside Park Engagement Session

This was a really awesome engagement session that I did for this sweet couple back in June. Every once in a while I’ll do engagement sessions for couples whose wedding I’m not photographing. Kendall + Nico’s engagement session was just that! It was a beautiful day in Seaside park and it’s almost like we had the beach to ourselves! Which was very surprising for the beginning of summer. These two are getting married out of state next year but found me through a friend whose wedding I photographed. This couple is super cute together and i’m sure you noticed Nico’s cool tattoos! I actually didn’t even realize how cool they were until I started editing these photos!! Although I don’t have one, I think tattoos are so awesome. I wish I had asked him about them because I love to hear the meanings behind tattoos! I’m so happy for these two and can’t wait to see photos from their special day!

 

The English Manor Wedding | Shannon + Erik

 
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Shannon & Erik had a beautiful + classic summer wedding! Gina and I started the day with bridal prep at Shannon’s parents house which was in an adorable little complex. We took advantage of the pretty light in the sunroom along with the open grassy field right outside! Shannon’s details were so beachy and adorable! Her dress from The Wedding Embassy was gorgeous and she looked radiant! Ashley spent the morning with the boys, and after everyone was done getting ready we all met up at Holy Trinity Church. The ceremony was beautiful and the music by Justin and Alina was very sweet and touching! Once the ceremony was complete we headed over to Monmouth beach for some bridal party photos. It was a hot day so we didn’t say too long but just long enough to get those cute beach shots! After that it was time to head over to the gorgeous English Manor where we took some photos at the beautiful property they have there. I absolutely love the English Manor! Everyone there is so wonderful to work with and it’s always a lovely experience. The reception was so much fun with Elite Entertainment keeping the party going, like always! It couldn’t have been more perfect! It was such a joy for me to capture this special day!

Congratulations Shannon & Erik!

Enjoy the photos :)

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Ashley MacAdam
Gina Del Russo

Wedding Dress: Wedding Embassay

 Ceremony: Holy Trinity Church, Long Branch NJ

Reception: The English Manor

Maitre Dee: Kristi Lippiello

Florist: Boxwood Gardens

Hair Designer: Sweet Hair Peace

Makeup Artist: Make Me Up Eva

DJ: Elite Entertainment

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff

Invitations: Minted

Cake: Tinton Falls Pastry Chef

Transportation: Long Branch Trolley Company

Colors: Dusty blue + light sage green