It seems like every time I photograph a wedding I feel “wow this is my favorite one this year!”. And it happened again! I had the immense pleasure of documenting the super fun and emotional wedding of Jeanette and Ryan just a couple of weeks ago. One pretty awesome thing about this wedding was that it took place really close to where I live in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, so I was able to photograph both of them getting ready, which doesn’t usually happen if I don’t have a second photographer with me. I started with Ryan and his groomsmen and family, and also with Donovan, his and Jeanette’s adorable 1 year old son. It was really sweet watching little baby Donovan getting all gussied up in his tiny tux! From there I met up with Jeanette and the girls before heading to the ceremony at St. Ann’s Church in Hampton, NJ.
Speaking of the ceremony… because of Donovan getting sick on the bus and throwing up everywhere a wardrobe malfunction, the ceremony started over 30 minutes late. Needless to say when Jeanette finally arrived after having to do laundry (I’m serious!), she quickly got off the bus and started walking down the aisle right after her bridesmaids did. Sounds normal and expected, right? The problem is that no one thought to get Ryan, who was patiently waiting in the sacristy. So when Jeanette and her dad Ron walked down the aisle, no one was there waiting for her! It was pretty hysterical and I never heard so much laughter in a church before. There was a do over of course! You’ll see below.
The Farmhouse at the Grand Colonial in the other Hampton, NJ right down the road was where Jeanette and Ryan’s wedding reception took place. I’m not sure who ordered up the glorious full rainbow for them, but all I can say is thank you. It was my first time seeing a full rainbow in person, and I’m so happy I was there to capture it with them. What a gift it was for us all!
I really enjoyed spending the day with this sweet and fun couple, so thank you to Jeanette and Ryan for trusting me to photograph this very special day!