Colleen and Erik – Wedding

What a crazy few months!  I haven’t been able to blog much lately, but I will catch up with everything shortly.  But, I wanted to share Colleen and Erik’s wedding from just a few weeks ago.  It was a great day overall and couldn’t have been a more fun day for such a great couple!

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The Desmond Wedding
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Kasey and Kevin – Waters Edge New Jersey Wedding

A couple of months ago, I photographed Kasey and Kevin’s  new jersey engagement session.  Fast forward a few weeks, and a trip to Tom River, New Jersey and it was the day of their wedding.  During their engagement session, they brought their two sons along too.  They are the typical 3 and 2 year old boys (playing in the rocks and walking to their own beat).  The whole family was a delight to work with.

I was really excited to see them on their wedding day too.  I photographed the first wedding that the Waters Edge Restaurant held after reopening from Hurricane Sandy, and nearly 2 years later, they have come even further.

Kasey and Kevin were a true blast to work with.  They were looking for exactly how I describe my style of photography – natural and laid back.  They were definitely up for some portraits during different parts of the day, but I could tell they were much more comfortable w

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hen we (my second photographer) and I took a step back and just let them make each other laugh.

Enjoy their preview!

 

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Colleen and Erik – Valley Forge Engagement Session

Wedding and engagement session season is starting!  Colleen and Erik’s (yes, spelled the same way as yours truly) engagement session was the first engagement photo session of the season.  Their wedding is in a few months, but since they are doing most of the planning from D.C., time was limited to get their pictures done.  We met at Valley Forge National Park on a Sunday, at noon.  Now, noon is usually one of the hardest times to photograph people during (the location of the sun makes complimentary lighting difficult).  But even though we didn’t get to use the golden hour light that most sessions are scheduled for, we found some great areas to make up for it.  The arch ways and corridors of the Washington Memorial Chapel worked so well.

Colleen and Erik were so laid back and we all had a great time.  They brought they puppy – Biscuit – with them.  He nearly stole the whole show.  I brought puppy babysitter, Regan, to help out (a role she absolutely loved).

Here are some of their valley forge engagement session photos.

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Valley Forge Engagement Session
Valley Forge Engagement Session
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Valley Forge Engagement Session
Valley Forge Engagement Session
Valley Forge Engagement Session
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Stef and Nick – Wedding at Normandy Farms

If you look at the post just before this one, you might recognize the couple.  Stef and Nick’s engagement session at the Blue cross river rink was my last session of 2014.  They were also my first session of 2015!

I’ve known them both a very long time, but I’ve known Nick longer.  Now, I tell every couple I meet with before their wedding, that I like to show up and try to blend in like a friend or quiet member of the family.  I can truly say, this time I fit that description.  Being close friends of the family… for nearly 20 years! … it was very easy to blend in and get some awesome wedding photos of their wedding at Normand Farm.

The day was just perfect.  Stef and Nick decided to see each other before the wedding ceremony.  During the first look, there was nothing but pure joy (and some happy tears) between the two of them.  We walked around the grounds of Normandy Farms, and enjoyed the nice weather.  From there, a little refreshment and then on to the ceremony.  Their outdoor wedding ceremony was filled with laughs.  And if anyone happens to know them, that comes as no shock.

Their wedding reception in the Silo ballroom was so much fun.  Everyone got up to party.  Stef, being an extremely talented cake decorator (seriously, check out her instagram https://instagram.com/pretty.cake.things/ ), even made 2 weddings cakes for them!

This wedding will be one of my most memorable to have been part of, simply because I got to be there watching two friends become even happier together.

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Wedding at Normany Farms
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Wedding at Normany Farms
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Wedding at Normany Farms
Wedding at Normany Farms
Wedding at Normany Farms
Wedding at Normany Farms
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Wedding at Normany Farms
Wedding at Normany Farms
Wedding at Normany Farms
Wedding at Normany Farms
Wedding at Normany Farms
Wedding at Normany Farms

Nancy Podgorski Kane - WOW.. beautiful pictures, beautiful couple !!

Cathy Brady - I second what Nancy said. Was just going to write the same thing when I noticed her comment. Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of your special day.

Diane Herner - Absolutely gorgeous! Love every detail with the colors and the cake and the fun little personal things….

Amanda Brown - Absolutely incredible…u guys look amazing…

Donna Horn - Eric. Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures and your comment and being part of our family.

Janice Mongelli-Johnston - Beautiful pictures! Congratulations and God bless

Sharon Lowney - Beautiful pictures Erik!!!!

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Stef and Nick – Winter engagement session

I’ve said it before, but I am so excited and honored each time that long time friends ask me to be part of this wedding.

As we planned their engagement session, Stef told me that she and Nick would love to do a Christmas themed engagement session.  We chose the Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest as the location.   This allowed us a chance to sit and chat (with a drinks to warm up) and also have a lot of background variety around the Penns Landing winter park.

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Donna Horn - Very very nice.

Nicole Marie Conway - Awww Donna! Love is so amazing and seeing it in the pictures is priceless! Congratulations!

Nanci Elaine Ritter - Lovely setting to celebrate a special event….congratulations and best wishes for an amazing year.

Sharon Lowney - Great pics. Stef, looking beautiful

Keith Shannon Givens - Amazing! Wonderful 2 too!

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