2017 went by in a flash. This year I took on less of my own wedding work since my baby Sam was born at the end of 2016, but I had no shortage of favorite moments. 2017 introduced me to some wonderful people and I was very fortunate to photograph in some beautiful places. I photographed a lot more babies this year, including some in my home, so I hope that continues next year. Since so much of my time was devoted to my Sam, I’ve included some of my favorite photos of him from this year as well. Cheers to 2018! I’m looking forward to all the couples and families I get to meet along the way.
Lauren and Bryan got married on a beautiful November day at the Hotel Du Village in Bucks County. It’s a historic french country estate right outside of New Hope. It was such a romantic venue, with wonderful opportunities for photos. Lauren got ready at a charming lake house nearby, while Bryan got ready at the hotel. After everyone was ready to go, we did a first look at the venue. Lauren and Bryan met many moons ago at UConn and settled down together in Hoboken. Getting to know them over the past year plus has been great. They are both smart and super funny, and Lauren has excellent taste and impeccable attention to detail, as you’ll see in the photos below. Their ceremony took place in a beautiful room in front of a fireplace where they exchanged the most heartfelt vows. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed an indoor/outdoor cocktail hour, complete with fire pits. I definitely had my work cut out for me, because this wedding had some of the prettiest details I’ve ever photographed. From the flowers and rings, to the incredible reception space, it was a lot of fun to photograph. It was the first time I’ve ever seen dinner rolls wrapped like tiny presents. No detail was forgotten. There was candles and flowers galore. Guests could even make smores outside! A few things that made a real impression on me were the strawberry frosted donuts (and oreos) and tiny knitted llama christmas ornaments as favors. It turns out llamas are a sign of love and endurance, which was the perfect way to commemorate their special day. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this lovely couple.
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.