Alstede Farms is a beautiful and serene orchard up in Morris County, NJ. It’s one of those “pick your own” spots, and it’s the spot that Diana & Craig picked for their fall engagement session.  We were lucky to have one of those yummy and sunny autumn afternoons, and I was more than happy to create some yummy sunlit portraits for them. They also brought their pug Daisy, which of course makes me happy since I loved dogs as much as people. 🙂  Enjoy!

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I miss blogging!! I shot a ton of awesome weddings and engagement sessions since September, and they are keeping me pretty busy! Which I like. I can’t wait to blog these weddings, but until I see the light at the end of the tunnel, I will post some teasers.  And here ya go, in no particular order…

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It’s the middle of autumn, which is one of the most popular times for engagement sessions.  The weather is gorgeous, the fall colors are starting to pop, and everyone is starting to feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Speaking of feeling all warm and fuzzy, meet Samantha & Nate, who are signing up for a lifetime of warm and fuzzies next June. 🙂  We recently met up to do some engagement photos around a gorgeous park in Central Jersey.  When I asked  them in advance what is their ideal photo of the two of them, Samantha said “A picture of us laughing and having fun together!” What do you think, guys? I think we nailed it!  Here are my favorites from our time togethers… Enjoy!

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When I first met Rachel and Tristan earlier this spring for their engagement session, I immediately knew something was different about them. What they have together is very real, very tangible, very palpable.  You can almost feel their love for each other in your soul. This sounds pretty crazy, I know! If you know them, then you, too, know exactly what I mean.

Their wedding day finally arrived after a very busy spring, and it was held this past July at the lovely Riverdale Manor in Lancaster, PA. The day started out with lots of energy and laughter at a perfect little apartment they rented for their wedding weekend. Rachel is a very talented opera singer, as are many of her friends, and the prep was filled with arias and musical poetry as they all took turns serenading each other. It was pretty awesome for my ears to witness!

Rachel and Tristan had an emotional first look at Riverdale before their tearful and sweet ceremony.  I say tearful because Tristan’s words to Rachel in his vows made the entire place shed some tears, including myself. Towards the end of the ceremony their bridal party and a few other guests sang to them in what can only be described as heavenly. The chills up the spine continued!

And continued again they did, as the reception and party started. Throughout the night as these two souls danced together, their eyes locked on each other, it made me realize that they may be the most perfect couple, completely made for each other. It has been an honor documenting this time in their young lives for them, witnessing this relationship. Thank you to Rachel and Tristan! Mazel Tov!

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Make-up – Josephine Love

Florist – Katelyn Kiehl of Forte Florals PA

Officiant – Rabbi Binyamin Biber

Videographer – Justin Chan of Valley Creek Productions

DJ – Matt Stegall of Central Pennsylvania DJs

 

Next up! Meet Georgia and Mike, who married on Saturday on the Moshulu, which is docked on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, PA.  They are a super sweet couple and it was a pleasure photographing their (very hot!) wedding day.  Here are few of my favorite teasers.

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Wedding season is in full force! I had another double header last weekend, and it started with Gina & Jon on Friday. Here are a few teasers to keep you glued to your screens until I am able to blog again!

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Part 2 of my double header: Alicia & Alex! They hosted a gorgeous ceremony and reception at the lovely Terrain at Styers in Glen Mills, PA.  There was the threat of Hurricane Hermine for days leading up to their wedding, but the weather gods must have listened to their prayers, because it was the most glorious late summer day. Ever. 🙂

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