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Yearly Archives: 2013

Gables Inn Wedding • Long Beach Island, New Jersey • Ed & Laurie

Gables Inn Wedding

Ed & Laurie were married two days after Christmas on December 27, 2014 in Long Beach Island followed by their intimate reception at The Gables Inn in Beach Haven. I have a soft spot in my heart for Long Beach Island. My wife’s grandparents have a home in LBI and we have spent many summers going down there for weekend trips. I love that LBI is more family oriented, the beaches are clean and the island is very safe. We love going to Chicken or the Egg for breakfast and then hitting the beach before watching the sunset on the bay side. I’ve also shot many engagement sessions on the island and have more scheduled for this year.

Having a Gables Inn Wedding? Please contact me to discuss your wedding day and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We can discuss my full pricing which is available on my blog and website, how my coverage works and what is included. Feel free to contact me at I look forward to hearing from you!

Gables Inn Wedding - Before heading off to be married Ed puts on his tux and straightens his cuffs.Ed gets ready to be married.
Gables Inn Wedding - After being married on a very chilly day in LBI the bride and groom hold each other to stay warm.Even though it was very cold, Ed and Laurie were all smiles after they were announced husband and wife.
Gables Inn Wedding - The inn was decorated for Christmas with lights, wreaths and much more. Here the bride and groom share a kiss near the fireplace.The Gables Inn was decorated beautifully for Christmas. I was able to easily capture some great photographs during their reception.
Gables Inn Wedding - The bride and groom cut their wedding cake surrounded by close family and friends.At the end of the evening Ed and Laurie cut their wedding cake.

Princeton New Jersey Photographer • Fara’s 1st Birthday

Princeton New Jersey Photographer

I have photographed a lot of family occasions and memories for the Enright family. On October 27th they celebrated Fara’s 1st birthday party at their home in Princeton. Elizabeth is an extremely talented and creative party planner and the decor was absolutely amazing. She buys a lot of her decorations at The Paper Shop on Nassau Street in Princeton. They invited all of their close friends and family to Fara’s party and even rented a bouncy tent for the children, a professional clown/face painter and even a portable brick oven pizza truck for the adults. I am always so honored when I get to work with the Enright Family.

Looking for a Princeton New Jersey photographer? I’ve photographed many occasions here as well as weddings, parties, engagement sessions and family portraits. Please contact me today at I will be happy to answer all your questions about my full pricing, how my coverage works and what is included in all of my photography sessions. If you wish to know my pricing before you contact me, all of my rates are available on my blog and my website.

If you’re looking for a Princeton New Jersey Photographer you have come to the right place. I’ve photographed families, parties, engagement sessions and weddings in Princeton and the surrounding areas. Princeton is the most wonderful town and you don’t have to

Princeton New Jersey Photographer - The cutest little birthday cupcakes in Princeton.Elizabeth baked and decored all the deserts for her daughter’s first birthday party.
Princeton New Jersey Photographer - The cutest little birthday cake for a one year old girl.An absolutely adorable cake adorned with the cutest little elephant!
Princeton New Jersey Photographer - Her mother, Elizabeth bough tons of colorful balloons to decorate the birthday tent.Colorful birthday balloons were hung everywhere to give the scene some real pop of color.
Princeton New Jersey Photographer - Here you can see the beautiful family posing with their children.Love the Enright Family!
Princeton New Jersey Photographer - The birthday girl smiles for her first big photo of the day!Fara was all smiles for her party. She really enjoyed everything that her parents put together for her.

Grounds for Sculpture Wedding • Princeton, NJ • Christine & Michael

Grounds for Sculpture Wedding

Christine and Michael were married at The Half Moon Inn in Newtown, PA. Their wedding reception was held at The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. Their day was absolutely perfect with gorgeous fall weather and beautiful foliage. If you are thinking of having a Grounds for Sculpture wedding, I would highly recommend this venue and their property. We were able to shoot all their family formals inside the gardens behind the Half Moon Inn and shoot their couple’s portraits at the Grounds for Sculpture. As you can see in their photographs we started about an hour and a half before sunset and finished just as the sun was about to set. The perfect time of day to shoot! All in all Christine and Michael did wonderful. They were full of joy in their images and had a great time walking through the Grounds for Sculpture looking for places to shoot together.

grounds_for_sculpture_wedding_01Extremely bright and harsh sunlight is something I love to utilize in my photographs. Simply place your couple’s backs to the sun to provide them with an amazing hair/rim light. Since the sun is to their backs you will have even light across their faces and never have to deal with any shadows whatsoever.
grounds_for_sculpture_wedding_02There are no shortage of amazing locations to photograph your couple when you are on the Grounds for Sculpture. Needless to say I was incredibly excited to be there.
grounds_for_sculpture_wedding_03Like I mentioned before, simply place your subjects between you and the sun for some amazing rim/hair lighting. It was quite a chilly day so Christine and Michael were happy to hold hands and keep each other warm.
grounds_for_sculpture_wedding_04A Grounds for Sculpture wedding really is magical. The sun was just about to set and it was bursting through the trees on their grounds. I just had to stop my couple once more for this beautiful fall wedding image.