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Washington DC Photo Weekend

Joe took me on a little road trip to DC last weekend. We actually visited Baltimore as well, and ended up only spending about 5 hours in DC, but it was really nice to get away! (After our drive to and from Michigan over Thanksgiving, a drive to Maryland is like a cake walk.) Although it was really cold, we had a great time wandering down the National Mall. My fingers froze and my camera battery was low (it conked out after about a half hour!) but here are a few snaps I thought you might enjoy:

I love it that there were still a few leaves on the trees here, but everyone was still bundled up in their hats and mittens:

Maybe I got a little carried away with the flags. I just enjoyed the patterns.

-S

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Jessica & Greg ~ NJ Botanical Gardens Engagement Session

About a week ago, I had the honor of hanging out for a couple of hours with this super cool couple. I think it was actually the peak day for autumn color this season; the perfect moment of oranges, yellows and reds on trees still full of their leaves. The parking lots of the NJ Botanical Gardens were absolutely packed with people taking advantage of the beautiful day.

Jess and Greg are getting married next July, and just from this session, I know for a fact their wedding is going to be so full of love and laughter. I can’t wait! Here are a few of my favorites from this totally delightful engagement session:




It’s hard for me to pick a favorite favorite, but this is definitely one of them:

And, wow. Where did spring come from?! Were these pink leaves not the coolest find?!

What a PERFECT session! Thanks, Jess and Greg, for rockin’ it!

-S

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Aimee & Eric - A New Jersey wedding at The Tides Estate

Beautiful dress? Check. Perfect flowers? Check. Amazing couple in love? Check, check, check. I can’t say enough good things about how sweet and in love Aimee and Eric are. I could tell, even back at their engagement session this summer, that they were seriously meant to be together. I was so honored to photograph their wedding this weekend, and can’t wait to share some images. Here we go!

The shoes:

Aimee was so happy with her amazing bouquet, done by Vesna’s Blooming Boutique in Bloomfield, NJ. That meant I got to give the flowers a lot of attention in photos. I don’t know what it is; I always love photographing bouquets! Her earrings were gorgeous too, don’t you think?

Seriously, the room Aimee got ready in was amazing. And doesn’t her makeup look amazing as well? It was done by the super-talented (and past bride of mine!), Amanda Mathes. Her company, Fetch Beauty will be launching a new website soon too, so definitely check it out if you’re in the market for some true makeup artistry!

Wow, Aimee was a gorgeous bride:

Oh, what’s that? You’d like to see another photo of the bouquet? Well, OK!

I love this first look moment and how happy Eric is!

St. Joseph’s in Bogota, NJ, was such a gorgeous church for their wedding:

This was such a perfect, tender moment. Grandma looks so proud! I absolutely love it:

Did I mention Aimee loved the bouquets? :) Here’s another one:

Gotta love a bridal party with a little excitement:

Their reception took place at The Tides Estate, which just has so many great spots for photos:

The Manchester Room of The Tides Estate was the perfect place for these perfect details. Carmel apples for favors? Yes, please! And the red rose theme continued on the cake:

There’s just something about these moments. The chandelier, the couple, the smiles. I just can’t get enough:

The kids totally knew how to bust a move to music played by Premier Entertainment. I love this guy on the right; he was such a serious dancer! So cute:

I also love animated dancers. This is what the party is all about!

Aimee changed into this fabulous party gown half-way through the reception. Check out this awesome back:

Finally, here’s a nice moment in the courtyard area. I love it when I get an opportunity to work with soft lighting to create an emotional image:

Wow, wow, wow. I just loved this wedding. Thank you so much for an amazing time, Aimee and Eric! I hope you find a little moment on the internet while you’re in Thailand so you can see these!

-S

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