Kelly and Mike’s wedding day reflected their love for animals, the outdoors and even pop culture. Kelly’s whimsical and airy dress looked flawless on her small frame, complimented perfectly by her brown combat boots. Mike’s every day look was stepped up for the wedding day, but stayed true to his personal style by keeping his signature hat. Guests and family gathered at the farm in celebration, while having tons of fun with the countless friendly animals that passed by. When it came time for the ceremony, Kelly and Mike wed below a beautiful tree. The beautiful outdoor ceremony was perfectly framed by happy onlookers and even a few cats and dogs. After the sweet exchange of words and rings, Kelly and Mike were officially married and ready to party! The couple brought their love of pop culture to the reception through cosplay entrances and special touches around the room. It was a wonderful event that really expressed Kelly and Mike’s artistic personalities as well as their love for family and of course, animals! Kelly and Mike’s wedding day story is one we will love telling over and over again through our pictures. We hope you enjoy our collection of highlights from that special day…
We met up with Kelly and John at White Horse Winery, one of their favorite spots to hang out and sip wine. The late morning sun set the tone for un upbeat and playful session. Kelly and John strolled through the vine filled aisles and even danced around in the leaves. It was great getting to know their playful sides and seeing how they connect in front of the camera. We can’t wait to photograph their big day!
When I initially spoke to Michele and David about being their wedding day photographer, I asked them what they had in mind for a Getting to Know You Session. I love that they quickly came up with Bear Mountain in Harriman State Park. I heard the word mountain and I got really excited. While still on the phone with them I quickly looked up the location and was wowed by the beauty of the mountain. For me this was a real ‘yes’ moment. I knew right then and there that I just had to be their wedding photographer!
A couple weeks after that initial conversation and there we were standing on the summit of Bear Mountain. There is something totally serene about standing on a top of a mountain, I just conquered the world and nothing can stop me now! (Not like we actually climbed it or anything.)
The drive up to the top was filled with so much excitement as I climbed higher along the twisty road way up to the top of Bear Mountain and looked down at the Hudson Valley below. The crisp air and the colored leaves really solidified the fact that fall is here in New York State and winter is coming up fast. Along the way I found a spot in the woods with a large fallen tree and the amazing warmth and back light of the sun. Michele, David and I climbed down a rather steep embankment that totally reminded me how I never hike or rock climb and that I really need to invest in a good pair of shoes just for these purposes.
We finished off at the lake to round out our session with some quality cuddle time and some cold butts after sitting on the rocks. Michele and David are truly adventurous people and I can’t thank them enough for taking me on this awesome adventure and having total trust in my vision.
Erica and Matthew’s fall wedding day was alive with love, sunshine and tons of candy color. Vivid bubbles and dashes of bright sprinkles added unexpected, and very fun twists to their wedding day photos. The happy tears and laughter captured are 100% genuine and truly show the happiness everyone was feeling on that day. From Erica’s touching first look with her father, to the couple’s breathtaking ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield. Each moment of the day was filled with love and candid emotion. Erica and Matthew’s portrait time was surrounded by light from the warm setting sun and gave the perfect feeling of romance to the scene. Shortly after the set behind Clark’s Landing Yacht Club, the party was in full swing! Erica and Matthew rocked out to every song with their energetic friends and family. The dance floor was packed from the first song till the last song, only breaking for Erica and Matthew’s cake cut turned face smash! We had such a great time photographing this wedding day and loved getting to know Erica and Matthew as clients over the past year. Best wishes to couple and thank you for choosing us to tell your love story!