Jessica + John // West Point Wedding

A West Point Wedding 

Ohhh friends. Where do I even start with this day? What better place than the beginning, right? 

I woke up to POURING rain. Seriously, pouring. It kept up all morning and the entire drive up to the West Point campus. I was white knuckle driving it was so bad. The weather app said it would all let up around 2pm in the afternoon but boy it sure didn't seem like it on that drive. So. Much. Rain. 

Once I arrived and met up with the amazing team I would be working with, the rain ceased to be an issue. We were there to serve John and Jessica and that was all that mattered! I hadn't seen these two since their Fall engagement session in Hoboken and I couldn't wait to see them again! I love how laid back, relaxed and fun these two were and I knew it was going to be such a fun and fabulous day!! 

The rain did in fact clear up and when it was time for us to head outside for photos, we had clear blue skies. It was literally like two different days between the morning and the afternoon. Everything was running smoothly on time and we all got over to the ceremony, ready to get these two married!!! 

All of the details were perfect, from Jessica's stunning Kleinfeld gown to the perfect summer dresses from Nordstrom for her bridesmaids. The flowers were not only gorgeous but they smelled amazing as well. After these two said I do during their beautiful ceremony, the rest of the day flew by! We went around the West Point campus for portraits and then back to the Thayer Hotel for cocktail hour and reception. It was just after the beginning of the reception that we were greeted by an amazing rainbow right over the Hudson river! It was the perfect ending to the most perfect day! 

John and Jessica, I love the way the two of you interact and love each other. Your family and friends were such a pleasure to spend the day with and I am so happy for the two of you. Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs. Flanagan!! 

Amazing people who made this wedding possible:

John + Kim + Megan, Matt and Luke // Cranford New Jersey

Nomahegen Park, Cranford New Jersey Family Photography

Nomahegan Park Family Photos

I absolutely adore working with repeat clients. Not only because I get to see them again and catch up with them and their families, but I love knowing that they trust me enough to capture their lives over and over again! 

I worked with Kim and John on their backyard wedding last Fall and I just loved everything about their family. I was so excited to see how much the kiddos had grown in a few short months and WOW, its just crazy how only a few short months can have such an effect! 

We met at this awesome park in Cranford which they used to live near. It had an awesome lake in the middle with a really cool bridge so we hung out there for a while and then headed over to the playground so the kids could work out their never-ending energy. I tell ya, if someone can figure out how to bottle that stuff, they'll make millions!! 

Despite the crazy, impromptu wind gusts that started at the exact same time as our session (of course) we had such a great time. Megan, Matt and Luke are just the cutest (and that red hair!!!) and I probably could have photographed their sweet smiles all day!