Donelle and Garrett – Married Smithville , NJ

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This wedding was the first wedding that I cried at since Chrissy and AJ’s wedding almost 2 years ago. Because of that, I knew that a such a special wedding deserved a little something special from me. I haven’t done a slideshow in over a year, but I figured that this blog was due for one and this was the perfect couple for that. Everything about this wedding was amazing, but the best part was how excited these two were to marry their highschool sweetheart. The ceremony and reception were held at the Smithville Inn, and Donelle and Garrett gave us plenty of time for photos after their first look. It really made it hard for me to pick out the slideshow images, but I wanted everyone to get a chance to experience their wedding.. So… onto the story of Donelle and Garretts wedding….



Alicia and Thomas – Married St. Joachim Bellmawr, NJ

Austin and I were looking forward to this wedding for a long time. From the time we shot their engagement session, Alicia and I stayed in touch through all the wedding prep. By the time this wedding day finally came around I knew that I was shooting a wedding for friends. If you remember their engagement session, then you also know that they have a daughter, Brooklyn, who I can’t get enough of. Brooklyn has conversations that you would never expect to come out of a 2 year old. She made me laugh the entire day, and it was hard for me to explain why I couldn’t dance with her at the reception. The words “Issy, dance with me!” melted my heart. Of course Alicia looked absolutely beautiful and she didn’t even flinch at the fact that the forecast was for 100% chance of rain. The rain actually made for some really cute photos. The wedding was in the church that Austin and I were married, and the reception was at Villa Manor by Brigalias. Despite the rain, this day turned out perfect because it wasn’t rain anyways, it was teardrops of joy. I am so glad that we got to be part of their day and we look forward to spending more time with these guys in the future.

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Ashleigh and Bryan- Married Running Deer Golf Club Pittsgrove, NJ

“Your DJ is killing it right now!!”….. was what I said to Ashleigh once the party got started for their wedding, but I feel like this quote applied to the whole day. Ashleigh made the most beautiful bride, and she and Bryan were so comfortable together and in front of the camera. I could have photographed them all day, but they had a wedding to get to. Anyone who has been following my blog for a while knows how much I love Running Deer Golf Club because of their amazing staff and venue. Ashleigh and Bryan also chose one of my favorite florists, A Garden Party to create her awesome bouquets and details. And, as I have already mentioned… DJ Renzo basically turned their reception into a nightclub. Everything about this wedding was wonderful, and I am so glad that we were there to capture it. I hope you guys are having an amazing time in Aruba!!

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Katie and Ronnie- Engaged Mullica Hill, NJ

Katie and Ronnie are highschool sweethearts that are getting married this fall, and I couldn’t be happier for them. We shot their engagement session on Ronnie’s parent’s property in Mullica Hill, and there were so many places to shoot that we are coming back on the wedding day. This engagement session was full of laughter and I know the wedding day is going to be a fun one with these two.

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Mrs. Z - May 21, 2014 - 7:12 AM

I love these pictures of Ronnie & Katie. Can’t wait to see them get married and live “Happily Ever After”

Kristen and Mike – Ballroom at the Ben Philadelphia, PA

At one point during this wedding Austin said to Mike and Kristen “I think we have been shooting your wedding for a week”, because it seems like we have known them and spent so much more time with them than we actually have. It is amazing how well we get to know our couples from being at their wedding. We get to meet all their friends and family, and participate in the most important day of their lives. There was no better way to break up this winter we have been having than to shoot an amazing wedding with an awesome couple. We had two great locations because Kristen and Mike got dressed and did portraits at the Le Meridien in Philadelphia and had their reception at the Ballroom at the Ben. Kristen was a dream bride, not only because she is beautiful, but because she is so expressive, smily, and I don’t have a single photo of her that I don’t love. A bride that has fun on her wedding day is really the perfect bride. Mike and Kristen are so cute together.. but I don’t really even need to say anything more about them because these photos tell the story better…

Thanks for choosing us to be part of your amazing wedding day!

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Carolyn Cataldi - February 15, 2014 - 3:32 PM

WOW, these pictures are amazing! Simply breathtaking! Such a beautiful wedding day for an awesome couple!