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Ryan & Danica {Wedding}

Ceremony: St. John’s United Methodist

Reception: The Booking House

Caterer: The Festive Board

DJ & Videographer: Complete Entertainment

There’s something special about a love that grows from youth into adulthood. There is security there, a depth to the relationship, memories of the past and hope for the future. Danica and Ryan met in 7th grade. Over the years their friendship grew into a relationship. As the fairly tales go, Danica said yes to Ryan’s proposal in a gorgeous Italian garden in the hills of Florence.

They are family people and because they’ve literally grown up together it’s as if they are already a part of each other’s families. Over the past several years they have dreamed of their future together; how many kids, what color the house will be…and this past Saturday their future together began.

It was a chilly winter day. The wind at times seemed unforgiving and the clouds moved in, but the day was flawless. Ryan’s smile reached from ear to ear as he saw his bride for the first time. Tears were plenty and laughter even more abundant. There is something so right about this couple. The simple way they interact as if already one unit.  It was perfect, and I couldn’t be more happy for the new Mr. & Mrs. Taylor.

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Tyler & Ashley {Wedding}

 

 

 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cameron Estate Inn & Restaurant

Dress: Alfred Angelo

Cake: Flour Child Bakery

DJ: Dj J Willz

The forecast called for rain, lots of it. No couple wants rain on their wedding day, but what Ashley and Tyler did with it was magical. They didn’t complain or fuss about the weather they couldn’t change, rather the sole focus was on their marriage and that was what was most important. So with good attitudes and lots of umbrellas we weathered the conditions and truly got some images that wouldn’t have been possible without the rain.

Jenessa looked over at me during the reception and said something along these lines, “You know what I love about this wedding…it’s not about the wedding. It’s about the couple, being surrounded by friends and family. It’s about the marriage, not the day.” She couldn’t have been more right. Tyler and Ashley are loved. Loved by their family and friends and truly supported. It was an honor to be a part of it.1 21 2 3 4 13 25 26 27 14 6 8 9 22 7 10 11 23 24 12 28 29 30 31 32 33 15 16 34 17 18 19 20 5 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

Matt & Kathleen {Engaged}

Best part of my job? I get to make tons of new friends. I get to hear their stories and I get to be beside them throughout one of the most fun processes of their lives.

Kathleen is a prime example. I knew from her first email that we would be instant friends. Once I found out her fiance, Matt was a fellow Temple University alumnus…well the rest was history. We all know those that are Temple Made are cream of the crop. (okay, I may be slightly biased).

Lets rewind to 2005, a much younger Matt was a sophomore in highschool and Kathleen, a freshman. The two attended Salem High School but it wasn’t until two years later that they had a history class together. It only took Kathleen a few weeks till she fell for this upperclassman. But this high-school crush was quickly put on the back-burner.

Their true love story didn’t begin till May 2013. Kathleen was a recent college grad when she received a message from this “blast from the past”. What began as an awkward encounter lead to a 4 hour conversation, to the constant texting, phone calls, skype dates and even a booked flight to Nashville.

Kathleen and Matt live by the motto, “If you love something let it go and if it comes back to you it is yours forever.”

I knew their engagement session would be a blast but it may have taken the title for my favorite one of 2015. The chilly winter day didn’t stop these two from catching the sunset in a canoe on a private pond.

I am beyond excited to continue this process with Matt and Kathleen! More from their e-session below!

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Kevin & Meghan {Engaged}

“They say love is blind. I disagree. Infatuation is blind, love is all-seeing and accepting.”

Adventurous but simple, laid back and romantic. Just a few words Meghan and Kevin use to describe their relationship. A college love that began at Rutgers University with a classic date at a restaurant in downtown New Brunswick.

We met at Boat House Row for their engagement session. The winter temperatures have arrived, but the sun was shining bright. Meghan expressed how nervous she was but within five minutes the two became complete naturals in front of my lens.

They plan to marry at St. Anthony’s in Trenton, NJ next Fall. Can’t wait!

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Holland {Family Portraits}

“You will forever be my always…”

Katelyn and Jef just recently renewed their vows and decided to do a shoot just because, and I love that.

So we rose with the sun, played with the pups and let the beauty unfold.

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