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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hello there-- I’ve been waiting for you!!! You know who you are and are true to yourself, you are a liver-of-life, a collector of moments, a person who appreciates great photography and its ability to press the pause button on life’s most incredible moments.

    You want a photographer who is able to handle all aspects of wedding photography with ease, capturing: candid, romantic emotion; flattering, beautiful portraits; breathtaking scenery & architecture; the joy and energy out on the dance floor and all those sweet wedding details that you have been working on for months in an artful, creative way.

    I have great news for you—I’ve got you covered!!!

    My work is creative & thoughtful. My goal is to share your unique love story. I get to know your interests & personalities in order to capture them forever in beautiful, personal, artful photographs that tell your story. I invest my time helping you become comfortable in front of my camera & find the most flattering lighting and angles for you and your surroundings.

    If this sounds good to you, and you’d like to reach out to me to find out more, please connect here.

Ranked as one of the Top 100 Photographers in the USA/Canada!!!

I am thrilled to be rated one of the “100 Best Wedding Photographers in the USA & Canada for 2016”!!!!!!!



I am honored to be on a list with such immensely talented photographers from my own country and our neighbor to the north :).  A huge thank you to all of those who nominated me for this recognition and all of those who support me, I would not have achieved any of this without all of you!!!  You make me feel like this:

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SLR lounge was looking for artistic, industry-leading wedding photographers, specifically those who exhibit:

  • Uniqueness and Creativity – This list favors photographers who are doing something different. Some are pioneering new techniques or see art in places where most photographers would overlook.
  • Artistry and Vision – This list also favors photographers who have a complete vision for the final product. In their images, you can see how all elements of the scene work together for a beautiful, cohesive, final product.
  • Timing and Emotion Capture – This list also favors photographers who have a knack for being in the right place at the right time, who create emotional photojournalism.
  • Consistency – This list favors photographers who produce consistent quality from shoot to shoot. One single great shot (or even a large set of great shots) is not enough to make the list.

Because blog posts are always better with photos, here are a few recent images…

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Walking on air– the NYC skyline

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Ready for their spread in Vogue (Four Seasons, DC)

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Tears of joy– wedding morning preparations (her childhood bedroom, NJ)

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I think we’re alone now (Lancaster, PA)

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Two become one– a surreal reflection (Philadelphia, PA)

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An outdoor wedding *in the rain* (Philadelphia, PA)

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Iconic tidal basin engagement (Washington, DC)

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A single tear (Atlantic City, NJ)

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Celebrate!!! (Philadelphia, PA)

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Eye candy at the fair (Frederick, MD)

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Balance & Harmony (Carnegie, DC)

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Timeless, classic elegance (Washington, DC)

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Playing with some “love-ly” shoes (Philadelphia, PA)

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Kiss the bride (St. Regis Hotel, DC)

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Flower girl watching the sand ceremony (Hershey, PA)

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Apples for the teachers– Lara & Wade teach French and 5th grade, respectively (York, PA)

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Happily ever after (Liberty Mountain, PA)

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African savanna sunset (Greencastle, PA)

I love to travel and currently have not set boundaries on locations that I am willing to photograph :).

I live in Pennsylvania and photograph weddings mostly in Central PA, Washington, DC, New York City, Philadelphia & Baltimore.

Read more about SLR Lounge’s Top 100 list here or check out more of my recent awards and accolades here.

Gillbrook Farms Wedding Photographers: Kristen & Aaron

A ceremony beneath a willow tree,  deep-rooted connections & a love that feels as natural as the surroundings…

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Kristen & Aaron contacted me because of my ability to “capture a couple’s heart and soul in a way that looks and feels so natural.”

They appreciated the way I took time to get to know them and made them feel comfortable from the start.  They were looking for a wedding photographer who would tell their unique story and capture all of those moments and details for years to come.

I’ll open with a few of the small details that are actually quite important– the wedding rings.  I placed them on a weathered piece of wood– it felt like something that had lasted and would last, the perfect background and set the tone for their relaxed, rustic wedding day.

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Kristen had always had a burgundy-wine color in mind for her wedding day.  She hesitated at first because it tends to be used more in winter weddings, but it was a stunning choice and looked beautiful especially in the bouquets created by Mowrer’s Flowers.

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Gillbrook Farms was the first venue Kristen and Aaron visited and as soon as they saw the grounds and met Ashley, they knew it was the right fit for them.

The willow tree, stream, open fields, pond and barn were exactly what they were looking for and everything was decorated beautifully.  I hung her dress from the mantel– I love the stained glass, candles and velvet settee that surround it:

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During the preparations, Kristen’s friends and family gathered in the suite.  Here you can see several generations gathered.  I love the depth and layers contained in this photograph:

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Aaron shared that Kristen’s warm smile and caring personality are his favorite qualities that she possess.

I believe both come across in this next photo as well as some of the decor that will set the stage for this shabby-chic affair.    The bench she is sitting on was made from the bed of an antique Chevy pick up truck!

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The ladies looked stunning in their burgendy gowns.  We used a gigantic chicken coop as our backdrop to bring in some more of that rustic, country feel.

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I told you it was gigantic!

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The men looked dapper in their wool tweed vests and burgundy ties.  They complimented the setting perfectly and kept to the wine, ivory and taupe theme that Kristen had in mind :).

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Aaron purchased flasks for his groomsmen, each monogrammed with their initials branded into the leather.

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Bottoms up below a blue sky!

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Kristen shared that she loves Aaron’s relaxed, caring, patient, hard-working personality and the way her can fix just about anything!

On the wedding day, the sapling that they used as part of their ceremony kept blowing over from the wind.  He and his groomsmen found some twine and figured out a way to keep it standing!

I think that his relaxed, patient, hard-working personality really come across in this next photograph:

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Kristen felt nervous in the morning leading up to the wedding ceremony, but as soon as she saw Aaron it was like a wave washed over her and she was filled with excitement to be marrying him!

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They exchanged their wedding vows beneath the boughs of a weeping willow tree surrounded by their closest friends and family members.

Guests sat on wooden pews and watched Kristen & Aaron as wind swept through the field of grass and a stream trickled in the distance below an open sky.

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Kristen and Aaron love the outdoors so having a beautiful day allowed them to be outside and was the part of their day that they were most eagerly anticipating…

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They were married by Kristen’s uncle, who had officiated the wedding ceremonies of just about all of her family members.

He played a huge role in her life and she was honored to have him there as she and Aaron committed their lives together.

Here they are exchanging their wedding rings:

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Walking back up the aisle, this time together as husband and wife, was another one of the highlights of Kristen & Aaron’s wedding day.

Wow, what a happy couple and what a beautiful location!

The vibrant blue of the sky and green of the grass is almost unbelievable!

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Here is the stream that gurgled throughout the ceremony, making the surreal setting even more idyllic…

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Kristen and Aaron took some time to explore the grounds of Gillbrook Farms together.

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Man and wife…

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While most of my photos are more candid, relaxed and emotional, I make sure to capture some more traditional photos, too.

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I also like to get creative and have a little fun– here you can see their reflections in the stream.

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Kristen and Aaron joined their family and friends for the reception.  It was an amazing experience for them to see everyone mingling together.

They reflected on the moment, thinking that this was probably the only time that all of them would be gathering together in one place.

They let it all soak in and enjoyed the moment, stopping to chat with many of their wedding guests.

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Everyone enjoyed the outdoor space, sitting on the tree swing, lying on the grass, sitting on the stone wall– people seemed to feel comfortable, relaxed and at home.

Kristen’s sorority sisters enjoyed their time outside and were ready to move inside and hit the dance floor– I think Kristen was, too!

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The “Let Love Grow” lettering and string lights really added a romantic feel that fit perfectly with Kristen & Aaron’s wedding aesthetic and story.  More about that in just a bit…

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Everything at the reception felt natural and earthy, from the “Watering Hole” that featured adult beverages, sweet tea and lemonade to the vibrant, garden-fresh appetizers.

Kristen and Aaron “Let Love Grow” into thier favors as well, having a wheelbarrow filled with seeds for their guests, a nod to their shared interest in gardening.

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The cocktail hour was followed by Kristen and Aaron’s first dance and other wedding traditions.

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The speeches were heartfelt and emotional.  I like how Kristen is tearing up in this next image.

You can also see a glimpse of how their table numbers feature photos of them through the years.  The head table is labeled “2015” and shows one of the photos that I captured during their kayaking engagement.

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Kristen has a real sweet tooth and their dessert included, wedding cake, at least half a dozen flavors of cupcakes.

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Once the sun went down the dance floor was absolutely packed.

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The sunset was absolutely breathtaking.  I kept an eye on it and brought Kristen and Aaron out just as it was setting.

They stood beneath the tree and took it all in.  What a sweet, romantic moment.

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Kristen & Aaron, it was such a pleasure to get to know the two of you through your engagement session and wedding day.  Your wedding was natural, beautiful, romantic and made everyone feel so at home and at ease!

I hope that these photos helped to capture the “heart and soul” of the two of you as well as your friends and family for many years to come!

I am excited to hear what you think :).    Please feel free to leave a comment or post on social media!   If you haven’t seen enough of Kristen and Aaron, please check out their kayaking engagement session here.

Spring Lake Engagement Photographers: Lauren & Steven

Ocean breezes and blue skies were in abundance during this fun-loving couples’ sunny beach engagement…

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The shore is Lauren & Steven’s escape every week in the summer.  They take some time to slow down and enjoy walking along the water and finding shells.

Steven found this shell and I used it to hold Lauren’s ring:

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Lauren & Steven contacted me because they were looking for a photographer who had a creative, artistic style and would be able to capture their personalities and interests in camera.

They wanted photos that felt fun, candid, natural and could capture just how happy and excited they are.  They arrived ready to explore Spring Lake together!

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When we were chatting about the best time to meet, I asked them if they were more interested in soft muted colors or bright, vibrant colors– they chose vibrant colors, so I planned accordingly with a mid-day session.  We couldn’t have had a better day for it bright, sunny, cool, breezy– it was pretty fantastic!

Lauren and Steven were laid back, fun and up for anything.  I noticed their shadows as they walked.  Here you can see the deep turquoise of the ocean along with them holding hands, I used a shallow depth of field to emphasize their shadows.  They even held their other hands in an arch to create a heart, haaa Steven ducked his head :).

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Lauren and Steve are opposites in a lot of ways, but what they have in common is enjoying each other’s company and finding silly in the serious, they love to laugh!

It took us a while to figure out how to work with all that wind, as we did, Lauren almost was blown away, haha.  They laughed and rolled with it.  😉

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Lauren & Steven said that they work well together because they balance each other out and bring out the best in each other.

They also shared that they are most at home with their toes in the sand…

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More sandy toes… I like the texture and color here!

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Steven mentioned a sweet story from early in their relationship.  They were watching The Dark Knight on the couch together and Lauren had the remote.

Steven wasn’t exactly sure why, but he asked her to pause the movie.  When she did, he couldn’t help but blurt out, “I love you, Lauren.” She pressed the play button and continued the movie.  A few minutes passed and he began to worry that he had spoke to soon and made her uncomfortable…

The movie paused again.  Steven looked over and Lauren said, “I love you, too.”

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Just because sometimes I like to mess with your mind a little– which way is up?!?

Take a closer look and try to figure it out!

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Spring Lake is an amazing beach community.  If it looks familiar, it might be because you remember Julia & Max’s wedding at the Bath and Tennis Club from my blog.

We took a break from the intense ocean spray and breeze (which you can see below in the next photo of the gulls) and headed in town for a bit of a walk…

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The scenery in Spring Lake is lovely, the neighborhood is charming and picturesque.  Here they strolled along the sidewalk flanked by mature trees and topiary.

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We could have spent the entire session in the town of Spring Lake as there is so much to work with there, but our focus was the shore, so our stay downtown was brief.

We did capture a cute photo of Lauren & Steven together.  While I love photographing creative, artistic images with personality, I also make sure to get a few more traditional photos as well.

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Lauren’s Kate Spade sunglasses were all business on the outside (tortoise shell), but fun and colorful on the inside (with hot pink diagonal stripes).

I was able to capture so many elements in one shot using those cute glasses– the sand, the blue sky, even Lauren & Steven if you look closely!!!

I think this photo shows their playful nature as a couple and also demonstrates some of that creativity that they were hoping to see in my photography…

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Back to that gorgeous ring– so pretty!

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And they lived happily ever after…
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Lauren & Steven, thank you for sharing your story with me so that I could capture it in all of it’s fun, colorful, beach-loving glory!

I am so excited for your wedding at The Palace at Somerset Park next year and am looking forward to spending time with you two again and meeting all of your amazing friends and family!

Please drop me a line and let me know what you think– I hope that these photos have captured your personality, emotion and style!

Creative Engagement Photographers: Corinne & Joe at the firehouse

Swept off her feet by a FIREFIGHTER– you won’t want to miss this fun, vibrant engagement session…

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Corinne reached out to me after receiving rave reviews about my work from Kevin Braasch from KLB Events.  She said that she was drawn to my clear, vibrant photography style and creativity as well as my friendly personality.  She said she could tell right away that I would be easy to work with.  🙂

I’ll start out their engagement session with some vibrant, clear, creative images.  I like to incorperate writing when I can and aside from the lettering on the back of Joe’s jacket (which you can see above) we also spelled “Love” in cursive with a fire hose, hehe.

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A fire call is actually what brought Corinne and Joe together!

They first met when Corinne was shadowing an EMS team.  They were dispatched along with Upper Allen Fire Department.  Following the call, one of her friends from EMS was talking to some of the firefighters and Joe saw his moment and spoke up…

He asked who Corinne was and found her on Facebook.  He said it was risky, because he didn’t want to come across as creepy, but was definitely interested and didn’t want to let her get away.

He  asked her out on a date and the rest is history!

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While I love photographing candid, creative images, I also make sure to get a few solid portraits as well.

I saw the blue tone to the pavement and thought that the color and angle would bring out their eyes…

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Corinne said that firefighting is important to Joe and she imagines that it will always be an important part of his life.  She respects the courage and strength that it takes and is committed to supporting him in that.

She said that the hardest part is when he gets a fire call and she is waiting at home for him to return.  I think you get a feel for what it is like for her emotionally here, as if they are saying goodbye before he goes…

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I liked showing his last name on the bottom of his bunker jacket and Corinne supporting him holding his helmet.

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Corinne shared that she has been welcomed into the firehouse “family” and that it is really like a third family for them.

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So fun!!!  I adjusted my shutter speed to show movement and really capture the flirty relationship these two have:

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We continued the session well past sunset.

We were able to capture it at it’s height, a beautiful fiery red– so perfect!!!

Messiah College campus (where we went to get a better view of the sunset) almost passes as Hawaii in this next photograph!


Once the sun set and it was dark out, we really had some fun with the lights of the truck and my lighting equipment.

I used the firetruck to light these shots–  I like how Corinne & Joe are rim-lit in vibrant red (a huge thank you to his buddy for manning the truck for us).

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A simple kiss turns super sexy–  I wanted to illuminate the inside of the cabin but primarily the controls.

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I used my white, radio-controlled light to draw attention to the happy couple in this next photograph.

I like how you can still make out her fiery red hair and blue dress and his face leaning in for a kiss.

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Thanks for inviting me to your firehouse– it was such a blast!!!  I loved working with the truck and you two were so much fun and super thoughtful!

I hope that these photos show your love for each other and the important role that firefighting has had and will have in your life.

I also hope that they were as colorful, creative and fun as you had hoped!  I am eagerly anticipating seeing you two again at your Linwood Estates wedding.

Atlantic City Country Club Wedding Photographers: Jennifer & Rory

A vintage-glam wedding with a reception that would leave Gatsby himself in awe!  Jennifer’s vintage styled diamond engagement ring inspired the classic, glam wedding.

Jennifer & Rory chose a classic color palette of ivory, black and gold.  The gold sequined bridesmaids gowns and classic tuxedos really brought her theme to life.  So did her Ostrich feathered centerpieces– more on those later…

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Jennifer contacted me looking for a wedding photographer that was an artist and had a unique eye for details and moments.

She wanted her wedding photos to have style, life and color.  She wanted me to capture elegant portraits, crisp details and candid moments as they unfolded throughout the day.

Here are some of her detail photos.  I made sure to bring in gold tones, clean lines and had some fun using reflections as well… gotta love the Jimmy Choos ;)!

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In the moment… here the ladies finish wedding day  preparations.

I like the energy of this photo, you get a sense of everything that is going on– from breakfast and mimosas to hair and make-up and everything in between.

There is also a sense of balance and layering with the table in the foreground and mirrors in the background.  You can even see the bride perfectly reflected in the mirror to the right:

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Jennifer was fortunate to have her sisters and sister-in-law as make-up artists and hairstylist.  They did a fantastic job along with Melanie Eggie of Melanie Rae Artistry.

I like the artistic, surreal feeling of this next photo.  You can see Jennifer’s sister as she works, videographer, Michael Garrity as he works, the Atlantic City skyline in the background as well as my husband’s arm in the foreground pointing to the lamp to see if I need him to move it out of the shot, haha.

The lamp is actually reflecting the golf course and I think everything came together beautifully in this shot:

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Jennifer had always wanted a Michele watch and mentioned it to Rory years ago.  She was absolutely floored when she opened up her wedding gift and saw this rose gold, diamond studded Michele!

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She loved its classic, vintage feel of the Atlantic City Country Club and thought it was interesting that the term “birdie” and “eagle” were first coined there in the early 1900’s as well as that the locker room still has engraved name plates on Frank Sinatra and even Al Pachino’s locker.   🙂

Her father’s company built the new edition, part of which you can see in the background of this next image.  I love the lush greenery and vibrant blue of the sky iwth Jennifer in the foreground…

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Love these dresses– you all look stunning, ladies!!!

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The bridesmaids’ bouquets were created using roses, peonies and chrysanthemums in shades of blush and ivory.

Betina’s at Parkview also incorporated beads as well that added to the vintage glam aesthetic:

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Rory is confident, honest and straightforward.  He is intelligent, ambitious, charming and a gentleman to the core.

I love this next photograph, because I believe it those attributes are visible…

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The handsome groomsman with the ring bearer– this pint-size gentleman has a huge personality– wait until you see him on the dance floor!

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Jennifer and Rory chose to have a first look before their ceremony.  It allowed them to enjoy cocktail hour with their wedding guests and bridal party and spend some quality time alone together, too.

I love his expression in this next photo as he sees Jennifer– pure joy!!!

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I like to capture interesting angles when possible, here I captured a birds eye view of Jennifer and Rory walking together…

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Rory shared that he fell for Jennifer because she is independent, strong, confident and motivated.  She is also beautiful and has a the perfect personality for him, too.

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Jennifer shared that she tends to be more type A– always planning and on-the-go and Rory helps her to relax and have fun, which brings more balance and happiness into her life.

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These lovebirds are incredibly driven, their lifestyles are full of intense competition, but together they take time to enjoy life…

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… they even stop and smell the roses (hehe, sorry I couldn’t resist!!!)

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Jennifer and Rory are both fun-loving and athletic and I think this photo captures that spirit…

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While I love candid, emotional photos, I also make sure to get portraits as well.  Here Jennifer’s veil caught the wind at just the right second:

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While most of their portraits were classic, soft and romantic, I wanted this one to be a little more creative and out of the box.

Here they stand in the shade of a tree, surrounded by the vibrant colors of summer and in the distance, the Atlantic City skyline…

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Back to her other main-man, her nephew, the ring bearer 😉

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A more traditional portrait of the bridal party…

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While they saw each other at the first look, the moment that Jenn was escorted down the aisle by her father surrounded by all of their friends and family was an emotionally charged.

Rory watched Jennifer walk towards him and it was almost too much to take in…

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Jennifer’s tears flowed, emotion is so beautiful!!!

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This next photograph allows you to see the lovely decor and architecture of the Atlantic City Country Club.  Again, some of Jennifer’s father’s handiwork…

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Could this kid be any cuter?   No way– look at him listening to the minister and holding the rings!

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I like Jennifer’s expression in this next image, and you can see her father is also smiling…

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They used unity sand rather than candles, it complimented the venue well as they were so close to the ocean.

I underexposed this photo to partially silhouette Jennifer and Rory and draw attention to the back-lit glass and cascading sand…

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Man and wife…

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Guests mingled– I shot though the elegant French doors to give this photo a sense of space…

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Coconut shrimp and many other hors d’oeuvres were served…

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Ostrich plumes added to hydrangeas are draped with crystals and strings of pearls.

Gold table clothes and chargers are flanked by bottles of champagne which were the guests’ favors…

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Everyone moved to the ballroom where Rory and Jennifer shared their first dance and the bridal party and guests all cheered on the new Mr & Mrs!

I like all of the emotion in the frame (the bride and grooms’ kiss, the applauding bridal party) as well as the beam of light caught from the spotlight, the sparkling dresses, and the feathered centerpiece peeking out from the distance.

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Ah the napkin challenges– Rory and Jennifer invited several wedding guests who were members of  “rival gyms.”

The challenges began organically and were hysterical.  What began as “gym vs. gym” concluded as “side vs. side”, as entire wings of the ballroom began involved.

To say their guests knew how to have fun is a huge understatement…

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Jennifer and Rory liked the Gatsby theme in terms of decor, but wanted to take it to the next level with a epic party.

They hired DJ Evan Ruga from POSH Entertainment who was a master mixer and had a stunning light display.

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Ostrich feathers eventually made their way from the centerpieces to the dance floor.

Something about this next photograph reminds me of Beyonce and Destiny’s child 🙂

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Most Djs have colored lights of some sort, but these were powerful and absolutely amazing to work with photographically speaking.

I knew that Jennifer loves vibrant color and wanted a club atmosphere, this totally did the trick!  It didn’t hurt that their friends were awesome :).

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Yes, the Stay Puft  Marshmallow man made an appearance!!!  Haha, I love that a feather is falling from his hand and you can see the movement of the crowd and Jennifer laughing.

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I’ll end my dance floor highlight reel with table number crowd surfing… epic:

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Rory had been collecting authentic Cuban cigars for years and he shared a small portion of his collection with guests at his wedding.   Here he is enjoying one himself.

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I’ll end this blog set with Jennifer and Rory’s “happily ever after” moment.  It happened on the balcony at sunset.

It looks like you two are literally living the dream :).

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Jennifer and Rory, it was such a pleasure to work with you on your outstanding engagement session and wedding.  Iam so excited to hear what you think of these photos!  Please feel free to post them on social media etc.

If you haven’t had enough of Jennifer and Rory yet, check out thier engagement session here and hear the backstory of how they met.

They had a three hour session and split it between Eastlyn Country Club and thier CrossFit gym!!!



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