Ryan + Michelle // Park Chateau NJ Wedding

Park Chateau East Brunswick NJ Wedding Photos

The wedding of Ryan & Michelle at The Park Chateau was one I was looking to for a looooong time. I met Michelle through the Rising Tide Society and she is honestly one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever met. She runs a thriving hair and makeup business and is not only a sweetheart, but a master at what she does! 

When she and Ryan got engaged all of us were SO excited that one of our own was about to plan her own wedding!! My great friend Jennifer Larson was on tap to shoot their wedding and when she asked me to 2nd shoot with her I was over the moon excited to not only come to their wedding but to be able to serve them on their most special day!

The entire week leading up to the wedding, the forecast called for rain. We were kind of all hoping it would be typical and change a few days closer but NOPE. Literally the app said 100% chance of rain from like 9am till 10pm. Seriously. 100%. And it was right. It literally rained and rained and rained all day, but that did not dampen anyone's spirits! Everyone had an amazing day and the venue was so stunningly gorgeous that it didn't even matter. So many awesome places to shoot inside as well! 

I hung out with Ryan and his brothers and let me tell you the three of them were hysterical. And when Ryan opened his gift from Michelle, I'm telling you, it was probably the best groom reaction to a gift that I have ever seen. She did give him a Rolex watch, so there's that, but seriously, he was blown away!! It was so awesome to document that!

The ceremony was lovely and the reception was awesome. So much love in one room together. It was a pleasure and an honor to play a part in their forever. Congratulations to Ryan and Michelle!! Check out Jennifer's blog post for the FULL story of the day! 

Colleen + Matt // Mayfair Farms, New Jersey

Mayfair Farms Fall New Jersey Wedding

This is such a bittersweet post for me! This wedding marks my final FULL wedding that I second shot during my first full year of being in New Jersey after moving my business from California. This was my 23'rd wedding that I 2nd shot this year! TWENTY THREE people! That was in addition to 7 of my own. What a year indeed! 

And what a FUN wedding to end the year with! This was my 2nd time shooting at Mayfair Farms, the first only being a few weeks before this, and it is such a beautiful venue, I was so excited to go back and shoot there again. Colleen and Matt were so laid back and fun, it was such a fun day with their friends and family. The weather was perfect and everything about the day went off without a hitch. Their first look was so sweet and their portraits were in some of the best light of the whole year. 

So honored to have been able to shoot so many amazing weddings this year with Laura, Jennifer, Mackenzie and Amy. So excited for all 2017 has to bring and for being a part of so many other couples beginning this new season in their lives!!

Enjoy some of my favorites from Colleen and Matt's day below and for the full story of the day, head over to Laura's blog post!