Spring Lake NJ Engagement Session

 
Spring Lake NJ Family Photography

I met Megan when she was a bridesmaid in Gina + Nick’s wedding back in March! She will be getting married next year and reached out to me for some engagement + family photos. Megan + Bryan have a beautiful little girl and an adorable lab. I did some photos at their gorgeous home in Brick and then we went over to Divine Park in Spring Lake. Their outfits were coordinated so well together and Megan’s dress popped with all the greenery at the park! Their daughter was so adorable and absolutely loving being in front of the camera. She was soaking up some mommy daddy time with lots of cuddles. Something that was really special about this session was that it was Megan + Bryan’s 8 year anniversary! I had such a great time with this sweet family.

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Martell's Water Edge Wedding | Kristen + Pat

 
Martell's Waters Edge Wedding Photography

Kristen + Pat had the most gorgeous summer wedding by the sea. All of the colors in this wedding were my dream colors! The sea foam greens, pinks + whites of the florals were to die for! Our morning was so much fun with Kristen + her bridal party. They were all so sweet and put the cutest gift together for Kristen…friend goals! After she opened it, we cleared the room out so Kristen could have a moment to herself as she opened her groom’s gift. Pat’s gift wasn’t just your ordinary wedding day gift. There was a little notepad where he wrote out instructions on when to open each individually wrapped + numbered gift with a description along with each. This thoughtful gift took her through all of the things Pat promises to give her in their future. Talk about the sweetest thing ever! That special moment was followed by the next special moment- their first look. It was the most perfect set up as Kristen walked out on the dock to meet her groom. We had a drone going and everything thanks to Shotwell Productions! We truly couldn’t have asked for better weather this day. The sun was shining all day while the clouds were so fluently working to cover the sun at just the right moments during portraits. The day flowed so perfectly. The outdoor ceremony was gorgeous overlooking the glistening ocean. Kristen and Pat recited the most heartfelt vows to each other. There were not many dry eyes in the crowd! The reception was everything and more. From beautiful speeches to tearing it up on the dance floor, you could just see all the love that is shared between them + their friends and family. One of my favorite moments of the night was Kristen + Pat’s sunset portrait session. We found an EPIC spot that made for some of my favorite sunset photos. The colors of the sky were just so pretty that we had to walk down one of Martell’s Water Edge’s docks for some more portraits! Everything about this day was just perfect. Kristen + Pat, I wish you many more days like this!

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Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Jessica Halas
Gina Del Russo

Wedding Dress: Castle Couture

 Ceremony/Reception Venue: Martell’s Water Edge

Florist: Desiree Dean Floral Designs

Hair Designer: Sweet Hair Piece

Makeup Artist: Make Me Up Eva

DJ: Affair 2 Remember Entertainment

Videographer: Shotwell Productions

Signage: The Local Line

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wear House

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Suite Boutique

Invitations + Favors: Etsy

Cake: Chocolate Carousel

Bridal Bouquet Ribbon: Silk and Willow

Theme: Light, Airy + Beachy

Focus: Driftwood + Sea glass

Colors: Sea foam + Grey

 

Bayonet Farm Family Photography

 
Bayonet Farm Family Photography

Oh my goodness this session was too cute for words! It means the world to me to be able to photograph so many milestones in people’s lives and I started with Rita and Kirk at the very beginning- their wedding day! I have since had the incredible pleasure of photographing a maternity session, newborn, 6 month and 1 year old sessions for their baby girl and now this adorable maternity session with baby #2. They keep the gender a surprise each time and I couldn’t wait to find out if they were adding a baby boy or girl to their family. We had a great time walking around this beautiful farm and cutie pie Emma cheesed it up for the camera the whole time! One of my all time favorite photos was taken at this session when I had mom and dad on the stairs kiss behind her while she was in front of them and at that very moment she stuck her tongue out, totally unprompted and it made for the absolute cutest photo! I love working with this sweet family so much and I’m SO excited to photograph their newest addition to the family…a baby BOY this Friday! Stay tuned for an adorable overload ;)

 

Sandy Hook Beach NJ Family Photography

 
Sandy Hook Beach Family Photography

I love beach sessions!!!! I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet family when they just had one little babe a few years ago! And now they have two adorable little boys. They were so great during the entire session and hammed it up for the camera. Babies grow so fast + change so quickly. I feel it’s so important to capture every stage possible to remember these precious times for years to come! This was at one of my favorite locations, Sandy Hook Beach! It’s just so beautiful. This session reignited my love for beach sessions and I can’t wait to do more.

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Molly Pitcher Inn Wedding | Liz + Shane

 
Molly Pitcher Inn Wedding Photography

We arrived in the early afternoon at the Oyster Point’s beautiful bridal sweet where Liz and her ladies were finishing up with hair and makeup. My assistant and I collected all of Liz’s details and set everything up in the bedroom where there was not only a gorgeous view but the most perfect lighting! We captured her gorgeous, classic dress along with all of her other details including an AMAZING hashtag sign that you’ll see below! After capturing all the bridesmaids including the cutest little flower girl in their adorable robes, Liz slipped into her dress while everyone else got into theirs as well. And WOW! These ladies looked stunning from head to toe. Liz was officially first look ready and before you know it we were all headed to meet at Holmdel Park for just that! Shane arrived there first expectantly awaiting his bride. Their first look was simple and sweet and afterwards we started portraits. We all went on a little mini hike through the park to find some good spots for photos. Liz reminisced of her memories at this park and shared them with her groom who isn’t familiar with the area since he’s from Ireland! Their relationship and how they met is unique yet beautiful. While Shane was biking through his stomping grounds and Liz was studying abroad, they met one night at a pub in Galway that they weren’t even planning on going to! They had a great time together and stayed friends while Liz went back home to America. As time went on they both realized neither of them have felt this way about someone before and although they were long distance they were committed to making it work. Liz then decided to move to Ireland which is where they both reside. They will be having a wedding celebration there in July! Their ceremony here was held outdoors at the Molly Pitcher Inn overlooking the river. It was amazing weather for a May wedding! Cocktail hour was held right on the terrace where the ceremony was and everyone enjoyed the delicious food and drinks in the beautiful evening air. The reception was a BLAST with the Platinum Band keeping the guests moving all night long. One of my favorite parts of the night was hearing all of the touching speeches given by the bride & groom and their family members. You could tell how much this couple has impacted all of their family and friends with their kind and loving hearts! It was such a joy to capture Liz & Shane’s wedding day!

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

Wedding Dress: Wedding Atelier

 Ceremony/Reception Venue: Molly Pitcher Inn

Florist: Flowerful Events

Hair Designer: Top Knots by Aimee

Makeup Artist: Make Me Up Eva

DJ: Platinum Band Music Group

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Hugo Boss

Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN

Invitations: The Papery

Cake: Ye Olde Pie Shoppe

Tipsy Scoop

Theme: Romantic/Summery

Blush, Sage Green, Peach, Ivory

 

McLoone's Pier House Wedding | Danielle + Matt

 
McLoone's Pier House Wedding Photography

Danielle and Matt’s wedding was incredible! We had the most GORGEOUS day of the year and their entire wedding couldn’t have been more beautiful. We started off the morning with the girls at the Sheraton in Eatontown which has some amazing window light coming in for detail photos. Danielle’s details were all so uniquely beautiful from her jewelry down to her shoes. Danielle’s dress was a stunning blush pink that really complemented her and the florals. Speaking of florals, Amber and Earth knocked it out of the park! Literally every floral from the bouquets to the center pieces, to the boutonnieres were absolutely gorgeous. So vibrant and summery! We did an adorable first look on the grand stair case and then hopped on the trolly for some bridal portraits at the Asbury Park Boardwalk. We had a blast finding different murals to use as a backdrop as well as the convention hall and the old casino there. Danielle incorporated her love for stars in almost every aspect of her wedding so it was totally meant to be when we found this huge lit up star on the boardwalk! We were all so excited! These two are just too stinkin’ cute together! They are so comfortable with each other and were just melting right into each pose. We then headed over to our final destination for the night, McLoone’s Pier House where we glided through bridal party and family photos. We had a good amount of time to spare before the ceremony. Danielle & Matt were able to enjoy cocktail hour with their friends and family while we captured the gorgeous details of the reception! The ceremony was simple and sweet and before you knew we were heading down to the beach for the sunset. Sneaking out for sunset photos is always one of my favorite things to do at Mcloones, even when it’s a little cloudy it’s always SO worth it! The rest of the night was filled with lots of smiles and dancing. Danielle and Matt are such a fun couple and their music choices fit them so perfectly. They brought it back with some 90’s music which is always the best. Everyone had an amazing time on the dance floor! I am SO excited for these two and it was such an honor to capture their most special day!

Thank you so much Danille & Matt!

Enjoy the photos!

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

Wedding Dress: A Little Something White Bridal Couture

Shoes: Irregular Choice

 Ceremony/Reception Venue: McLoone’s Pier House

Florist: Amber and Earth

Hair Designer: Kristen Trione Revolution Bridal

Makeup Artist: Jessica Borghi Pure Beauty LLC

DJ: Daniel Layton; Legacy Entertainment

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Mens Warehouse

Invitations: Minted

Cake: Chocolate Carousel

Favors: Honolulu Cookie Company

Theme: Coral, Grey, Blush, Navy with touches of Fairytale/Disney

 

Monmouth County Family Photography

 
Monmouth County Family Photography

How adorable is this baby girl? It was so nice to see this sweet family again for Emme’s 6 month session. She is going to be super loved and protected by her two big brothers and the way they interacted with her during this session was so sweet! I love being able to capture the whole family (including pets of course!) during sessions. We got some awesome photos of everyone all together, just mommy & daddy with baby and some sweet portraits of Emme alone too! Her nursery is decorated so beautifully and it’s always one of my favorite spots to photograph :). Her one year old session will be here before we know it and I can’t wait to capture that milestone for her!

 

NJ Newborn Photography

 
NJ Newborn Photography

It feels like just yesterday I was photographing Jourdan + Frank’s maternity session and now their little bundle of joy is here!!! It was so sweet to welcome Jourdan + Frank into parenthood with this precious home session. Their home is beautiful and baby Frank’s nursery is absolutely adorbs!!! This session was one for the books! Not only is little frank so stinkin’ cute!!! He was also soooo good during our session- he barely made a peep! I’m sure that will all change when I see him next at his 6 month and 1 year old session! I’m so glad this family booked my grow with me package! It’s an honor to be part of this family’s journey and I can’t wait to see how much baby Frank grows!