Congratulations to Mandisa & Godfrey on their marriage at The Smithville Inn on August 12th, 2022! Their wedding was magical and romantic! As the warm sun was setting on their skin through the floor to ceiling windows, they danced the night away surrounded by family and friends from both near and far.
Mandi and Godfrey chose to get ready in The Barn at Smithville. The decorations are rustic and really match the entire vibe of their Romantic Smithville Inn Wedding. They were both surrounded by their favorite people, and they helped them with everything they needed in order for both of their days to be perfect. When Mandi put her gown on, it was simply perfection. She looked radiant! Godfrey was in his room, getting his finishing touches and the anticipation was brewing! He could not wait to see his beautiful bride.
The ceremony was fantastic and everyone was so excited to see them both. When Godfrey saw Mandisa walk down the aisle with her father, it was very emotional. You could feel the love when they read each other their vows, and their first kiss was nothing short of romantic.
Surrounded by close friends and family, it was only natural that they had to have multiple toasts, song, and dance for their reception! They danced the night away and Mandi even had a dress change to get more relaxed as the night went on.
Congratulations again to the happy couple! I wish you both all of the love, luck and happiness for your marriage!
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Beach Sessions in Brigantine NJ are my absolute favorite! Beach sessions in general, I love – but there is just something amazing about Brigantine. It’s where I grew up going to the beach. The sand is just so soft! The ocean is a bit chillier here, but the sun is hot and once you get in, you do not want to get out! My favorite time to go is around 6:00pm and later. It’s when everyone starts to leave the beach, and the sun is getting ready to go down. It’s so relaxing, and some of the best memories are made during the golden hour!
This handsome little man came to the beach for portraits with his Mom and Dad! He loved the beach and wanted to come back again and again! (And I don’t blame him!) Who doesn’t love the beach!? Family sessions make me so happy, I personally make it a point to have a family session each summer. No matter what! My children will thank me one day when they can look back on the gorgeous photos and remember exactly how much fun they had, and can see how they’ve grown each year!
If you are visiting New Jersey for the summer or live here and would like to have your beach sessions in Brigantine NJ send me a message so we can plan your experience!
Beach Sessions in Brigantine NJ, the best way to remember your summer vacation and create amazing memories!
Happy Birthday Breanna! It’s your First Birthday Cake Smash in Galloway, NJ! Breanna was such a good girl! She came to visit me in my Galloway, NJ studio for her first birthday cake smash and she was so excited! Her amazing Mommy made her the most delicious cake and she was well, let’s just say uncertain as to whether or not she wanted to dive in! Miss Breanna preferred to stay clean! Her older sisters even dove in to show her how much fun she could be having!
If you are child is turning one and you want to celebrate their first birthday cake smash in Galloway, NJ email email@example.com
Alison and Greg had a Scotland Run Golf Club Wedding in Williamstown, NJ! The day could not be more beautiful for the two of them!
Scotland Run is one of my absolute favorite venus. Yes, I know, I say that about so many places, but lets be real here for one moment and talk about the luscious garden they have! Wow. Seriously, I just can’t contain my excitement for this place. It’s like a tropical oasis! It’s no wonder they chose this to be the place they tie the knot! It will forever have a magical place in their hearts.
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Their day at Scotland Run started off, well, hot. It was a warm day but the sunshine was shining and I couldn’t be happier with these images! Alison looked breathtaking and her dress, that veil, those shoes! It was a photographers dream! She really did find the perfect dress and I am so honored to have been able to capture these memories for her.
If you have been thinking about where to get married and you are local to the area, or don’t mind going to Williamstown, NJ seriously check out having a Scotland Run Golf Club Wedding. The gardens are drop dead gorgeous and you will have the most amazing photos to share with your friends and family, and adorn your walls with!
Alison and Greg, I can’t thank you enough for trusting me with your special day, to capture these beautiful moments and share a glimpse of your lives with me. I am truly honored and love sharing these images with the world! xoxo
At our initial consultation they told me they chose to have their wedding at Mays Landing Country Club! I really do love country clubs. Maybe it’s because I’m from South Jersey and we have so many here in Atlantic County, or for the simple fact they country clubs are just so elegant and gorgeous. Either way, I was excited about their day! Their engagement session however was at one of my other favorite locations. It was at The Historic Smithville Inn, and when I told them I would be bringing my couch they were so excited! It was November and Smithville just felt so festive! My couch is green, and it went with the whole romantic holiday theme that Smithville had going on. Also, my love for styling shoots was able to shine! I have a special kind of love for embellished pillows! Ask my husband, he knows all too well how I enjoy a fancy couch! Anyway, I saw their eyes light up when they saw my couch and the snugglie blankets! It was so inviting and they were able to get super comfy and cozy! Toni-Anne and James are adorable. They didn’t need help posing, they just knew how to interact with eachother! It makes me happy, because I know that on their wedding day, they’re going to just be naturals! Here are some photos from their engagement session!
From the beginning of their day, I knew it would be amazing. Toni-Anne had the most gorgeous details. I am such a fan of Betsey Johnson shoes it’s not even funny. Maybe because my own wedding shoes were Betsey Johnson, or maybe it’s because they’re just so feminine and pretty. Either way, I loved photographing them! She has so many rustic details throughout the day, and for those of you who know me, know I love anything rustic! Her dress though, was such an elegant princess dress! When she put it on, it was just made for her. It’s the kind of dress that every little girl dreams of for their wedding day. There are no other words! Toni-Anne was STUNNING! Her and her bridesmaids also had the more gorgeous floral robes! I highly recommend these! They just look so pretty!
She did a first look with her dad, which, let me tell you, was one of the most adorable things ever! I have to say, if any soon to be brides are planning on doing this, totally do it. Your dad will cry because his princess is getting married, and you will get to feel like a little girl again showing off your amazing dress up clothes. It’s very emotional, but it is a very proud moment for dad, and definitely makes him feel like he is still special! (And yes, he IS still and always will be special, but it’s a very emotional time for dad, because after all, his little princess is finally growing up)
Details come in all sorts of sizes and shapes. Not just shoes, or jewelry, but special notes from that special man of yours too! James wrote Toni-Anne a note for her to read before the ceremony. I don’t know what it said, but it really did maker her smile! Things like this really make the day memorable. She will most likely keep this card in her wedding keepsakes forever, and be able to look back on it and remember everything he was thinking the day of the wedding!
When the ceremony was about to start, I just knew it would be amazing! The sun was shining and it was so warm outside! The bridesmaids looked fabulous and Toni-Anne and James could not stop smiling!