I met up with Seulbi and John last week at the NJ Botanical Gardens for their engagement session. It’s no secret fall is my favorite season, and I just love the botanical gardens. There’s no shortage of beautiful backdrops and the trees were so colorful it made me want fall to last forever. Seulbi’s dress was the perfect color to compliment the fall leaves. It was a lot of fun walking through the gardens getting to know these two better. They told me they were camera shy, but I think they were able to relax and we got some really beautiful photos. I love how they interact with each other and think they make a great couple. I am so looking forward to their wedding this March.
I had the best time at the NJ Botanical Gardens in Ringwood with Kelly and Kris. Fall is my favorite time to shoot, especially engagements. I just loved the rich greens at the gardens and was happy to see the leaves were starting to change. There were even some flowers still in bloom, which made for a lovely backdrop. Kelly and Kris are both so easy going, and just great to be around. There is something very natural about their love – they really seem to be on the same wave length all the time. They claimed to not like having their photo taken, but their affection for each other translated into some gorgeous photos. I am really looking forward to their wedding next summer!
I have so much to say about Jenn and Andy. They make a perfect pair and compliment each other so well. I’ve loved getting to know them this year. They are both very kind and thoughtful people. On a beautiful day in September they got married, and everything about their day was perfect. They opted to do a first look at Lambert’s Castle, where we did their portraits and bridal party photos. It was a terrific backdrop for their photos. Afterwards, we headed over to their venue – the Brownstone. I had never been there before, but I was so impressed with everything there, especially the sprawling cocktail hour. Everything about the venue was very elegant. Their ceremony took place in the conservatory, a beautiful light filled space with glass walls and ceilings, overlooking a garden area outside. They changed the most heartfelt vows and you could just see how happy they were to tie the knot. All of their guests were very happy, too, because they really knew how to party. The dance floor was packed all night. And these guests could dance! I love when the crowd is so lively, it makes for some really fun photos. I did steal Jenn and Andy away for a few minutes to take a nighttime photo outside, but then they got back to it. When I think of this wedding I will remember the beautiful portraits we got and the great food, but most of all I will remember how in love Jenn and Andy were on their wedding day, and how happy everyone around them was too. A special thanks to Grace for second shooting.
I was so happy when Ella’s parents asked me to photograph her. I was also happy to return to my old stomping grounds in Hoboken for our session when Ella was just 7 days old. I didn’t know it was possible to get baby fever while you already had a baby…until I met sweet baby Ella. This little baby is so pretty and so perfect! It’s amazing how tiny she is and how quickly you forget those little newborn sounds and movements. She has the most beautiful features and her parents are just over the moon in love with her. It’s easy to see why. I loved capturing such a special time for them and how we were able to incorporate a banner from her baby shower . It’s hard to believe that in just a few short months Ella will become a totally different baby, who will without a doubt continue to give her parents a wild, unimaginable amount of joy. Hopefully these photos will remind them of those first days with her in the world. Welcome home, sweet girl!