The Channel Club Wedding | Gina + Nick

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When me and my assistant arrived at Gina’s parents home, the house was decorated so sweetly for the wedding. There were balloons, sashes, a beautiful brunch spread and of course mimosas! They really started the day off right!! While we began gathering the bride’s details together, Marissa was over at the Bungalow Hotel doing the same with Nick and the groomsmen! Gina’s parents home was absolutely beautiful which made for amazing detail photos and portraits of the bride!! For the best natural light I love to bring the bridal party outside, and though it was a chilly morning there was a tent behind the house that was heated!!! The girls were happy about that one! After the cutest robe photos everyone got into their dresses! Not only was Gina’s Castle Couture dress stunning on the hanger but EVEN MORE SO on her! Long sleeve wedding dresses are one of my favorites!! We were all blown away by how beautiful she looked! Her groom gifted her earrings that morning which went perfectly with her wedding day look. Their ceremony was at one of my FAVORITE churches Church of The Precious Blood. The emotions in the room were raw, and it was so sweet to see Nick so overjoyed to be marrying his bride. On the way to The Channel Club I jumped into the trolley with the bride, groom and bridal party to get some fun photos of everyone! We took the bridal party out on the deck overlooking the water. Although it was a windy day the view was still breathtaking. Once we got into the reception that’s when the party REALLY started and everyone was able to let loose. If you have never been to the channel club I highly recommend it! It is one of the most beautiful locations! During the special dances both sides of the family had something extra special planned! Gina’s Mom + musician, Jody Joseph sang a beautiful rendition of “Bridge over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel while Gina + Nick danced with their grandparents- it was so sweet!! Nick + his mom’s special dance was by far one of my favorites because they broke out into an AWESOME choreographed dance!! It brought so much excitement in the room! The speeches ended JUST as the sun was going down which was perfect since Gina + Nick wanted sunset photos!! The wind was still strong but we all toughed it up, ran down the dock and it was SO worth it, as you can see in the photos!! With Supreme Productionz the party did not stop! Gina + Nick were tearing up the dance floor all night long. Nick’s excitement made for the most epic photos, especially on the dance floor!! These two are going to have a life full of love, fun and laughter!! What better combo!? Congratulations Mr. + Mrs. Bellia!! #Belliainathingcalledlove

Enjoy the photos!

Photography: Amanda Dolly Photography
 Amanda Dolly
Marissa Nashel Lambert
Gina Del Russo

Wedding Dress: Castle Couture

 Ceremony Venue: Church of The Precious Blood

Reception Venue: The Channel Club

Florist: Foggia Florist

Hair Designer: Sweet Hair Peace

Makeup Artist: Make Me Up Eva

DJ/Photo Booth: Supreme Productionz

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux

Invitations: Art Paper Scissor Design

Cake: The Channel Club

Theme: Nautical Romantic Anchor

 

Madison NJ Family Photography

 
Madison NJ Family Photography

I just love in-home sessions. Not only are they a great option for winter photos, but they can also be incorporated in any season! In-home sessions are relaxing for both the client and I. The best part is that I travel to you and you can be in the comfort of your own home while we turn it into a mini studio! I also love in-home sessions because they capture your life as it is! The home you are living in + raising your children in. This is what you will want to look back on many years from now to remember how life was!

This session was so much fun! Baby Blake is adorable and I loved capturing the love his parents have for him + each other!

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Leonardo NJ Newborn Photography

 
Leonardo NJ Newborn Photography

As you can see by these photos, baby Georgia is surrounded by an extremely loving family! First of all, how cute is the name Georgia!? I feel like it fits her so well. To be expected from a newborn, we got a lot of different emotions from her during our time together. Her big brother was being a good big brother! Kissing her head when she was crying and being so sweet. He was loving on mom + dad too and cheesing it up for the camera the whole time! We had a really great morning together in their adorable cozy Leonardo home. Can’t wait to see their family grow!

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Allaire State Park | Wall NJ Family Photography

 
Allaire State Park Family Photography

Hiya! We are over here still catching up on blogging all of my fall family sessions! I know I’ve said it before but, one of my favorite parts about being a photographer is having repeat clients/families. I felt like it was just yesterday that I photographed this family’s youngest son’s newborn session- and now look at him! They grow up so fast!! Seeing the bond these siblings all have with each other brings me so much joy! This family is so stinkin’ cute and I can’t wait see them in their next season of life!

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Mount Laurel NJ Twin Newborn Photography

 
Twin Newborn Photography

When I met this family it was before these two beauties Sunny and Chey came into their lives. Their momma Kate is a musician and prior to this I took photos for her album cover- which was so fun to be apart of! Kate and her husband worked together to have their newborn babies, their son and themselves as ready as they could for our session. These types of sessions can be full of surprises especially when there are multiple babies + siblings involved. To get everyone together not crying, not cranky, with smiles on their faces at the exact same time can be a challenge. You know the saying Instagram vs. Reality? Well, reality definitely won in some of the moments from our session. But that’s life! And that’s what makes it beautiful. Even still, I was able to capture some seriously cute and fun in between moments. At one point the girls fell asleep and Remington decided he wanted to go off and do toddler things (reasonable!). That gave us a peaceful period of time where we got those sweet photos of them swaddled up together with those stinkin’ cute oversized bows mommy put on them. Our time together was quiet, loud, sweet and chaotic. Our time together was #reality!

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The Park Savoy Estate Wedding | Vanessa + Kurt

 
The Park Savoy Wedding Photography

Vanessa & Kurt’s wedding was beyond incredible! This wedding is definitely up there as one of my all time favorites!!! All the details were insanely beautiful. I seriously can not get over them! It was my first time at The Park Savoy Estate and I already can’t wait to work with them again!!! Everything about this place is so gorgeous! We started off in their bridal suite with Vanessa and her girls. The sun was lighting up the room perfectly. We were definitely crunched for time but I still can’t believe how we pulled off every last detail in the nick of time! When Vanessa got into her Justin Alexander mermaid dress all of our jaws hit the floor. She looked absolutely stunning from head to toe. The bridesmaids looked incredible too!! Vanessa was so blown away by how gorgeous her girls looked, it was so sweet. Vanessa’s glam squad was ON POINT! I think my favorite part of the morning was the confetti photos with Vanessa and the bridesmaids in their robes. It was so much fun and we were all cracking up when the confetti hit the air! Kurt and the groomsmen looked so dapper in their tuxes as well! Both Vanessa & Kurt presented their moms with sweet embroidered handkerchiefs that morning as a memento of their big day. Seeing the joy and pride parents have for their children on their wedding day is one of my favorite things to witness. Time seemed to be moving in super speed that morning and before we knew it it was time to head to the church. It was an extremely COLD day and the wind did not help that fact! I do not know how these two stood outside for more than 2 minutes, but they definitely deserve and award for hanging in there! After portraits we were back at The Park Savoy! The reception was just amazing. I’m still swooning over the color palate of this wedding. The soft pinks, purples and whites mixed in with the dark grays were so elegant and romantic! Vanessa & Kurt put so much thought and detail into planning their dream wedding and it was SO worth it! The indoor sparklers and their first dance on the clouds really gave it that WOW factor. It truly was a fairytale wedding. I could go on and on about how much I loved this wedding but I’ll let the photos do the rest!

Congratulations Vanessa & Kurt! Thank you soooo much for choosing me and my team to capture your most special day!

ENJOY the photos!!!

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

Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander

Veil: Castle Couture

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Jewelry and Headpiece: Bridal Style Boutique

 Ceremony Venue: Saint Teresa of Avila Church

Reception Venue: The Park Savoy Estate

Chair Rentals: Lily V Events

Florist: A Touch of Elegance

Hair Designer: Senada Ceka

Makeup Artist: Lauren D’Amelio

DJ/Photo Booth: JB Pro Live

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Portia and Scarlett

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations: Creationari Graphic Studio

Cake: Palermo’s Bakery

Favors: Godiva

Colors: White, Stone, Purple/Grey

Theme: Classic, Traditional Elegance

 

Madison NJ Newborn Photography

 
Madison NJ Newborn Photography

Through the years I have found January + February as a great time for catching up on blogging some of my family and newborn sessions that I wasn’t able to blog in the midst of busy season. This is one of my all time FAVORITE newborn sessions! This family is the sweetest and I had such a great time with them capturing their precious baby boy. I’ve already had the pleasure of photographing Hayden’s 6 month old session which will be up on the blog soon! It was summer during this session so we took advantage of the warm weather to get some adorable photos on the porch of their beautiful home. Their house is super cute inside and out and there is some great light in the master bedroom which is where we did a lot of cute snuggly photos of the three of them and baby Hayden alone. How stinkin cute is this little guy?! I can’t wait for his one year old session and to see this sweet family again! :)

Enjoy the photos!

 

Sea Bright NJ Engagement Photography | Lindsay + Jason

 
Sea Bright NJ Engagement Photography

I’m so excited to share this beautiful beach engagement session! I met up with Lindsay and Jason on a cold but gorgeous winter day. The beach in the winter is my FAV! There is no one there and the colors are so vibrant. Lindsay and Jason are SO cute together! You can tell how comfortable they make each other and how much fun they have together. We had such a great time exploring some of the places they love in Sea Bright. We came upon the awesome “Greetings from Sea Bright” wall art and this adorably painted bus stop which we had some fun taking photos in. After our time in Sea Bright we took a ride over to Highlands to snap some photos on the Sandy Hook Bridge which was a first for me. What a cool experience and such a gorgeous view! I am SO excited to photograph this awesome couple’s big day this September at The Mill in Spring Lake.

Enjoy the photos!