A Spring Wedding at Bay Head Yacht Club Kallan spent her summers as a child down the shore, where her parents and grandparents shared the neighboring houses at end of the block in Bay Head. Later in life, with Matt, they spent the work from home months cooped up at the beach house to escape […]

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May 25, 2023

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A Sunrise Engagement & Champagne Toast I may not naturally be a “morning person,” but I love sunrise sessions. I really love them. As much as I dislike dragging myself out of bed before the sun, I dislike working around crowds even more. I typically recommend a sunrise session for two types of sessions: beach […]

New Year’s Eve Wedding at Natirar Typically my New Year’s Eve consists of my little family asleep on the couch (and floor). That leaves me to toast myself at the start of the new year. We’re not what you call “party animals,” although sometimes my kids are in fact just animals. I digress. So, when […]

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A Fall Wedding in the Catskills Driving up through the Catskills, I immediately felt sentiment for the years of road trips my husband and I have taken over the years, heading north. From day trips to West Point to weeklong trips to the Adirondacks, I have such fond memories of the New York State Thruway. […]

Going to the Chapel I’ve been spending a lot of editing hours watching wedding movies in the background, and love seeing what Hollywood assumes a wedding should look like. It’s always different (and always missing photographers), but aside from no photographer, they’re much like every wedding I get to photograph! No two weddings are the […]

There are just some brides that you get to know really well, so that by the time the wedding day comes around, you’re already friends. That’s how I would describe my relationship with Cara. Leading up to the wedding day, there were several emails, texts, direct messages, etc. and I absolutely loved it! I first […]

A Timeless Wedding at Natirar If I had to choose my favorite part of the wedding planning process with my couples, I think it would be getting to know them during their engagement session. There are so many things going on for couples planning their wedding. Some of it is daunting, some of it is […]

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A Midsummer Wedding in the Somerset Hills I first met Emily and Scott at the crack of dawn last summer on a super windy day down the shore. I often refer to engagement sessions as “training ground” for the wedding day. Emily and Scott got extra credit for their training session, because the wind was […]

A Timeless Summer Wedding at Natirar I think it’s fair to say that the tone of any wedding day is set in the wedding suite. I don’t usually know what that tone is for the groomsmen (sometimes thats a big surprise!), but I do know what it is for the bridal party. Romy got ready […]

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Spring Wedding at the Mansion at Natirar

Joyful Spring Wedding at Natirar Emily and Scott’s wedding was absolutely stunning! However, that’s not what makes this wedding day so magical. What did make it so magical? Let’s start with the fact that they both got each other two cards (and thought they were so clever!). Emily’s crinkle-nose when she smiles. The moment Dad […]

Christmas Bride at Natirar When I pulled up to Natirar for my very last wedding of 2018, I was greeted by the twinkling lights settled on the brick wall, leading up to the mansion. The front door was adorned with festive wreaths, and upon entering the marble foyer, a warm glow from the candles¬†and sprawling […]

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Spring Showers and May Flowers I have a little “brag box” on my wedding questionnaire that I send to all of my couples a few weeks before their wedding. Sometimes I get a few bullet point remarks, other times I get a story. I received a story from Katherine, and I absolutely loved it. I […]

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