Bride and Groom portrait in greenhouse at Pleasantdale Chateau

A Spring Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau I was super excited about Carlie and Nick’s wedding day. First of all, you couldn’t ask for a nicer, more considerate couple than these two. They even planned their wedding from the perspective of their guests, making sure that every decision catered to their loved ones to ensure a […]

share

Bride and Groom portrait in greenhouse at Pleasantdale Chateau

May 31, 2023

published on

recent entries

summer wedding at Natirar estate with green wedding details and calla lily bouquet

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 […]

The Many Faces of Joy I can remember each and every one of my clients with a small sound bite to describe them. Kelly and Matt’s sound bite goes a little something like this: Kelly is incredibly kind, smiles all the time and crinkles her nose with every smile. Matt is full of personality and […]

Summer wedding at The Park Savoy with mauve color details and organic floral arrangements
Freesia bouquet with lots of green and white wedding details for a classic summer wedding in new jersey

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 […]

Classic Wedding for a Classic Bride When I first met Alyssa and Rob for their engagement session last fall, it was really important to her that we take the pictures near her Grandmother’s house in Rumson. We started out by taking photos of just the two of them at Hartshorne Woods near the Atlantic Highlands. […]

Summer natirar wedding
spring color wedding inspiration for country estate at Hamilton Farm

A Lauren Kearns Bride I know this is a very odd header for a sneak peek wedding blog, but follow me here! I want to take you back to Kathleen and David’s proposal story! One warm January Friday, Kathleen and David went out for dinner to a local Mexican restaurant. With unusually warm weather, Kathleen […]

Love & Marriage Love and marriage…go together like a horse and carriage. Yes, I’ve been singing this classic Frank Sinatra song over and over, ever since writing this title. However annoying that has been, I feel like it is definitely an appropriate title for Carolyn and Taylor’s wedding blog post. Why? Carolyn and Taylor’s reverend […]

ivory wedding details and pearls for this classic bride wedding at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club Spring wedding

The Phases and Stages of Love Welcome to the first real topic of the Confessions of a Young Bride series! As promised, this series is meant to be fun, insightful, and not too preachy ;P . What I’ve learned over 15 years of marriage, I want to share! So here we go! I want to […]

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 […]

Spring Wedding at the Mansion at Natirar
winter wedding inspiration at new jersey estate venue the mansion at natirar

Glitter and Glamorous Details There are many things that make up a wedding photographer’s dream. A neatly organized box of wedding details is definitely one of them! When I arrived to the bridal suite at the Mansion at Natirar, Adriana pointed toward the corner where she had her shoes, rings, invitations, shawl, jewelry, and the […]

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 […]

Christmas wedding inspiration at the mansion at natirar

explore by popular venue searches

Additional Categories

meet lauren

Welcome to my journal - a curated collection of highlights from my recent travels.

I serve couples who desire both classic portraiture and joyful, authentic images that will last for generations.

for the

destination estate weddings

sophisticated couple

couple

Featured entry

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 […]

May 25, 2023

Bay Head Yacht Club Wedding | Kallan & Matt

copyright 2023 lauren kearns photography | brand and website design by with grace and gold