New Jersey Wedding Photographer
Located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey RYAN SANDS PHOTOGRAPHY

Monthly Archives: August 2013

North Hampton Valley Country Club Wedding

Katie & Greg’s North Hampton Valley Country Club wedding was a joyous affair. They were married on August 31, 2013. The happy wedding couple was blessed with perfect weather. Their entire wedding day went off without so much as a hiccup. To celebrate their union, Katie and Greg were joined by their closest friends and family. The grounds of the North Hampton Valley Country Club are perfectly situated for weddings. Plenty of open space to shoot large groups of formals and tons of lush green grass as far as the eye can see. They have two different wedding ballrooms to choose from and no matter which one you decide to pick, your North Hampton Valley Country Club wedding will turn out amazing. Katie and Greg got ready for their wedding day at a nearby hotel which provided me with plenty of time to properly document their wedding day. Scheduling is a big part of what I do and I always try and guide my couples so that their wedding is as stress free as possible.

north_hampton_valley_country_club_wedding01Katie & her mother share an loving moment before the start of her wedding day.
north_hampton_valley_country_club_wedding02Katie looked absolutely stunningly beautiful on her wedding day.
north_hampton_valley_country_club_weddign03The North Hampton Valley Country Club has some very large gorgeous windows surrounding the ballroom. Perfect lighting for a beautiful bridal portrait of Katie.
north_hampton_valley_country_club_wedding04The bride’s father walks her down the aisle at The North Hampton Valley Country Club.
north_hampton_valley_country_club_wedding05I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bride smile so much during her wedding ceremony. Whether she was staring into her husband’s eyes or peering our at her loving family, Katie was filled with such joy that her wedding day had finally come.
north_hampton_valley_country_club_wedding06The North Hampton Valley Country Club has a beautiful gazebo, perfectly situated for a wonderful outdoor wedding.

Bridgewater Manor Wedding

Laurie and Steve had their wedding reception at The Bridgwater Manor in Bridgwater, New Jersey and their wedding ceremony at The Zion Lutheran Church in Oldwick, New Jersey. If you’re looking for a great location such as Central, New Jersey to have your wedding than the Bridgewater Manor should be at the top of your list. It’s situated in a beautiful area and your wedding guests will definitely not mind driving there for your wedding day. Laurie decided to get ready for her wedding at her parents house in Stockton, New Jersey. All her bridesmaids were present and they had a lovely morning getting their hair and makeup done. Once Laurie was into her dress I was able to capture some very special moments. Her family was very welcoming of my presence and I made sure to be extremely respectful while in their home. The rest of their day was incredibly fun. The entire bridal party was very much into being photographer for Laurie and Steve’s wedding. I also like to pay special attention to not just the bride on her wedding day, but her bridesmaids as well. After all, they are dressed for this special occasion as well and deserve to have some beautiful images of their own.

bridgewater_manor_wedding_00A Bridgewater manor wedding is not complete until you have photographed your couple in front of their gorgeous fountains. I always make sure to shoot my couple around sunset so that the fountain catches the golden light and my couple looks amazing.
bridgewater_manor_wedding_01This is one of my favorite images I have ever shot. I think it is so sweet that Laurie’s father sat himself down next to the girls and decided to put his socks on. It’s just such a real, honest moment.
bridgewater_manor_wedding_02The room where Laurie was getting ready had tons of natural available light which is my favorite kind of lighting to shoot in. I asked all her family and friends to leave the room so that I could get my bride’s undivided attention. This leads to a better bridal portrait overall.
bridgewater_manor_wedding_03An easy way to take a beautiful photograph of the bridal party flowers is to find a very reflective table surface. For this shot all I did was place the flowers on an outdoor table at Laurie’s parent’s home. I photographed them with very shallow depth of field to blur out the background and bring your attention to the pretty flowers.
bridgewater_manor_wedding_04The entire bridal party celebrates Laurie and Steve’s Bridgewater Manor wedding.
bridgewater_manor_wedding_05Laurie’s father was so proud of her. During their first dance at her Bridgewater Manor Wedding he was all smiles. He held her tightly as they danced together to their favorite song.

New Hope, PA Engagement Session

Sarah and Bren contacted me to shoot their photography session in the summer of 2013. Together we researched a location and settled upon a New Hope, PA engagement session. I’ve lived only minutes away from New Hope, PA my entire life so I know the area quite well. The town is so incredibly cute and offers an endless amount of locations to shoot in. Since I’ve visited there quite often it was very easy to stroll through town and shoot. Sarah and Bren were so much fun to hang out with. Since my wife Melanie and I are normally around the same age as the couples we photograph we usually get along quite well. After we were finished shooting Sarah and Bren’s New Hope, PA engagement session, they contacted us back several weeks later to shoot their wedding. Needless to say I happily accepted.

new hope, pa engagement session 01On the main street in New Hope, PA there are a series of beautiful paintings decorating several walls. I used the paintings as backdrops for this cute little photograph of Sarah and Bren.
new hope, pa engagement session02You don’t see tall sunflowers very often, so I knew I had to get a quick photograph with them. After all nothing says summer like gorgeous tall sunflowers.
new hope, pa engagement session03Any time I can place my couple against a cute white fence always makes for a wonderful photograph.
new hope, pa engagement session04Here I used the bright colors of the tree to give their image a little pop. New Hope has these cute brown benches all over the place to use for photos.
new hope, pa engagement session05Since most couples aren’t used to be photographing by a professional photographer simply asking them to hold hands and look lovely at each other is a simple pose that always yields great results.