Oh, Summer of 2022 – You have already proven yourself amazing! Starting this summer with working on the beach, has thus far been fantastic! This Ocean City Family Beach Session was so perfect. From the colors to the laughter, I couldn’t help but smile while editing these images.
You know it’s going to be a good session when the kids are bringing you amazing seashells over and over again! How precious of a memory is that. If this little boy grows up to only remember how amazing it was to find seashells on the beach, I think my job was complete – even before the session started. I say that because these sessions should not be able remembering some lady with a camera tell you to smile. These kids should be remembering how much fun it was to feel the sand drip from their little toes. These kids should remember how peaceful the ocean was that night, when they walked up the path holding their parents hands. The parents should be remembering how easy it was and how much love their felt for their children as they watched them be wild and free in the wind that night. Their children soaked up the summer breeze and didn’t have a care in the world other than playing at the beach and laughing the entire time.
Ocean City, NJ is a place of memories by default. What you make of it, is purely up to you. I choose joy, each and every single day and you should too!
If you are visiting the Jersey Shore or just simply taking a day trip to the beach, and decide you want to remember these little moments and book a session – think of me. An Ocean City Beach Session is highly recommended! I will encourage fun, laughing, running AND splashing! You’ll have the best memories, and you will not regret one moment of the fun you’ve had at the beach that summer night in 2022.
To book your session, please follow this link : Here!
Are you looking for Santa Photos in South Jersey? Well, you’re in luck! Santa is coming to town! And not just any town, but Galloway, NJ in fact! Santa has been checking his list, to see who has been naughty and nice. As it turns out, there are a LOT of amazing children sowing up on the NICE LIST!
Your children will have a full 10 minutes to chat with Santa, take photos with him, and even go home with a little something from the North Pole! You will also have the opportunity to purchase a Customized Storybook, which you will get to see a sample of at your session!
When: Saturday, November 5th, 2022
Where: My barn studio in Galloway, NJ
Cost: $180 for a 10 minute session
What is included: a 10 minute session with 5 digital images
Can I purchase additional images: Yes! You can purchase prints, products and wall art directly through the online proofing gallery. Love all the digitals? Purchase the whole gallery for an additional $99.
How do I book: Click here!
Santa and I look forward to seeing you and can’t WAIT to tell you about what the reindeer have been up to! Don’t forget to get the perfect outfit for your Santa Photos in South Jersey! Here is one of our FAVORITE stores that have the very best children’s clothing, perfect for portraits! (Click here to visit Janie & Jack)
Want to see some outfits I created? This will give you an idea on how to mix colors, textures and even patterns! Click here to check out one of my previous blog posts on what to wear for Christmas sessions!
If you’re a farm girl, and you want your daughter to be a farm girl too, then you HAVE to do a Farm & John Deere Cake Smash! And guess what? I happen to own a Mini John Deere tractor! It is the perfect size for your little one!
My name is Lauren, and I am a photographer in Galloway, NJ! I love first birthday cake smash sessions, and I have so much fun designing the sets. I welcome all ideas, but this John Deere Cake Smash it definitely one of my favorites!
A barn theme coupled with farm animals and a John Deere tractor, was more than enough to get me excited for this session. While I had some things around the studio, I knew I had to purchase some key items. Stuffed animals and hay were must have pieces. Additionally, I had a little green dress in my client closet that fit her perfectly.
As always, our cakes are custom designed by Blaire of LilyGray Sweets. The cost of the cake is included in the price, and you get to consult with Blair on the design, the ingredients and any allergies that your child may have. The cake is delivered directly to the studio giving you one less thing to worry about when you book your session with Bokeh Love Photography.
If you are in the Tri-State area and looking for a cake smash photographer, reach out! Cake smash sessions are my jam! I look forward to the giggles and enjoy the entire planning process.
Wedding Venues in Atlantic County, I have my favorites! Below is a list of my Top 10 Wedding Venues in Atlantic County and why I love each one.
Funny Farm Rescue & Sanctuary has created a home for unwanted farm animals, domesticated animals and animals with special needs to live out their natural lives. They also have the most amazing barn, for those wanting to celebrate their wedding or other event with them. They are a private 501(c)(3) Charity, and do not receive any type of federal or state funding. So having your event here helps the farm! Check them out here: The Funny Farm Rescue & Sanctuary.
One of my favorite venues is Dock’s Oyster House! Open since 1897in Atlantic City and still going! You may not think of it as a wedding venue, but they have an upstairs area that fits a small wedding reception perfectly! And the food is BEYOND DELICIOUS! You can check them out here: Dock’s Oyster House.
A new up and coming mid-century, LGBTQ+ Family Owned masterpiece and hotspot, formally a church has been outfitted to meet your every need! This venue is by far the coolest I have ever seen! The built in sound system and the lighting is phenomenal. The Martinn, which is their attaches hotel has been designed perfectly with getting ready in mind. The Kathedral is perfect for any event looking to create their own show stopping wedding (or event)! I was blown away by the detail in the hotel room which made for amazing getting ready photos with the Bride in front of the most gorgeous baroque mirror I have ever laid my eyes on! Simply stunning and highly recommended! You can check them out here: The Katherdral Event Center.
A truly unique setting, Linwood County Club, established in 1920 has been the site of many special events for over a century. They have a rich history, that has been enhanced over the years with the most amazing renovations that really set this venue apart from others in this area. They have a dramatic entry foyer and the most luxurious bridal suite I have ever laid my eyes on. Their freshly remodeled coasted chic ballroom can host 300 guests and the wall of glass windows actually folds open to create a stunning open air transition to the tented patio area! Their golf course is perfectly manicured and you can see the gorgeous view of the Atlantic City skyline, perfect for portraits! Check them out here: Linwood Country Club.
A beautiful golf course by Ron Jaworski Golf and Ron Jaworski Weddings is such an amazing venue. The kind staff and gorgeous grounds makes for the perfect setting for your wedding! The beautiful white beams on the ceilings and floor to ceiling windows allow the light to kiss every square foot of the reception room. At night you can enjoy fire pits on the patio and view the most gorgeous sunset over the golf course! You can check them out here: Blue Heron Pines.
“Where Dreams Become Reality” as stated on their website, is 100% fact! Approaching The Carriage House, you are greeted by large southern pillars, gorgeous landscaping and a glorious lake with a fountain. Huge black shutters line every window. The symmetry is a photographers dream, and the entire venue is everything any couple could have ever wished for. From the fairytale staircase, to the huge 2nd story balcony, the magnificent getting ready suites to the decadent food, you will be in awe the moment you enter this lovely space. You can check them out here: The Carriage House.
“A Tradition of Golf & Gracious Hospitality” described The Seaview to a Tee! They have hosted golf champions, presidents, rock stars for over a century. They are minutes to Atlantic City. You can drive a golf cart to Reeds Bay overlooking Atlantic City for some beautiful wedding portraits. They are quietly tucked away on 670 scenic acres. Their ballrooms are stunning, the staff is lovely, and you will be blown away by the lush grounds and award winning cuisine! You can check them out here: The Seaview, A Dolce Hotel.
One of the most magnificent wedding venues in Atlantic County, The ACCC is nothing short of spectacular! They have a stunning skydeck, delicious culinary delights and an extraordinary staff! Their ivy wall is picture perfect. And the Atlantic City Skyline is quite the treat! They maintain a tradition of excellence that has spanned over 120 years! I love photographing weddings there and can not wait to visit again! Check them out here: Atlantic City Country Club.
Accommodating up to 170 guests, with beautiful views of Lake Meone and the perfect spot to catch the golden glow of the sun setting over the treetops, this venue is one of my favorite. The rustic interior, beautiful gardens and cobblestone paths really bring this location to life. Check them out here: The Smithville Inn.
Beauty at every turn! Renault is one of those places that speaks to you. I had my bachelorette brunch here in 2014. I’ve come here as a kid. I’ve brought my own children here. And I continue to enjoy Renault as a wedding photographer today. Every time I visit, I find a new special spot for my couples, near a tree or around the corner at a hidden doorway. I’ve even found a hidden mickey on the golf course! It is definitely my favorite venue and earns it’s spot on the Top 10 Wedding Venues in Atlantic County! I look forward to visiting here weekend after weekend! Check them out here: Renault Winery.
Jennifer and Patrick chose to tie the knot and have a Beautiful Beach Wedding at The Grand Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey. The Grand Hotel has is an absolutely gorgeous venue to celebrate your special day. Their ceremony was on the beach, and their reception was full of life as everyone danced the night away. Jenn and Patrick could not have asked for a better day to have their wedding. The weather was perfect. The sun was shining and the evening sky was a beautiful ombre.
When we think about a September beach wedding, we think about warm days and cool nights. The weather has been acting kind of funny lately. Jennifer and Patrick got to experience a truly gorgeous summer wedding in September.
I highly recommend having a Beautiful Beach Wedding at The Grand Hotel in Cape May. It’s right across the street from the beach which makes the ceremony and the portraits so easy and convenient. Cape May is also a great place to have your honeymoon and a wonderful location for out of town guests to stay the weekend for a mini vacay!
If you are having your Beach Wedding in Cape May, I would love to chat with you and photograph your special day! Reach out to me today to chat!
Thinking about proposing to your partner in Cape May? Check out this blog post from a Cape May Proposal!