stephanie and michael’s new year’s eve maritime parc wedding was the coldest wedding i’ve ever shot in my 13 years of photographing weddings! i’ve seen a great increase in winter weddings over the last couple of years and i’m loving it. for the most part, the winter weddings have been mild, but combine the wind with the super cold temperatures of new year’s eve and it was brutal. five minutes was too long to be outside and enough time for the pain to set in. stephanie and michael were total troopers about the cold. i had to employ my ultimate photographic ninja skills in order to work super quickly… i’m talking photos in under 4 minutes! happy that stephanie hired delia studios last minute for videography because i knew jose could keep up with my pace and make video magic happen.

winter wedding couple in empty sky 9/11 memorial

i started off with the guys who were just around the block from the ladies in jersey city… jersey city groom prep guys getting ready during jersey city wedding

a lot of groomsmen! guys getting ready during jersey city wedding jersey city groom gets ready jersey city groom gets ready jersey city groom gets ready with help from his brother jersey city groom gets ready with help from his brother portrait of jersey city firefighter on wedding day

usually, my favorite portraits are the most candid ones… portrait of jersey city firefighter on wedding day groom laughing groomsmen toasting New Jersey wedding

stephanie and michael have a ‘sopranos’ pinball machine in their place. admittedly, it doesn’t go with the decor, hahaha, but stephanie is a good sport. we also made sure to take a pic of her playing it :o)

bridal prep jersey city

wonderful working with amy from beauty on location nj…

gorgeous dress by stephen yearick Stephen yearick wedding dress

am i the only one that finds the humor in this? bridesmaid gets hair done while hair being done in commercial plays in background mother and daughter laughing during bridal prep beauty on location nj puts makeup on jersey city bride mother of the bride helps nj bride zip up her Stephen yearick wedding Dres mother of groom helps bride put on earrings bride slips on badgley mischka flat wedding shoes

stephanie had a first look with her dad. it was quite emotional. father of the bride reacts to seeing bride for the first time

sometimes i’m actually laughing inside when my brides tell me that they aren’t very good and are uncomfortable with taking portraits because i know what i’m getting in my camera.  undoubtedly, it takes some skill to get a good portrait of someone that isn’t super comfortable taking one (which most people aren’t), but it’s like my little secret surprise to them when they get to see how awesome they look…

bridal portrait with makeup by beauty on location nj and hair by melandre

gorgeous hair by melandre’s salon bridal portrait of nj maritime Parc bride with makeup by beauty on location nj and hair be melandrea little pinball on the wedding day… New Jersey bride in Stephen yearick wedding dress plays pinball at sopranos pinball machine

these ladies are awesome for actually standing outside for a picture! bridesmaids in black dresses during winter wedding in liberty state park

groomsmen in tuxedos winter wedding liberty state park

don’t be fooled… even inside this part of the train station, it was ridiculously cold! bride and groom new year bride and groom maritime Parc new year bride in Stephen yearick wedding gown and groom walk in jersey city train station bride in Stephen yearick wedding gown and groom in jersey city train station maritime Parc wedding bride in Stephen yearick wedding gown and groom in jersey city train station

when i looked back at the timestamps for this series shot at the memorial, it was 4 minutes, including the walk back to the shuttle. and yet, within that four minutes, the numbness had already set in! bride in Stephen yearick wedding gown and groom in jersey city 9/11 memorial bride in Stephen yearick wedding gown and groom in jersey city 9/11 memorial

i love how the sun looks sooo golden and warm… (it’s all a lie) bride in Stephen yearick wedding gown and groom in jersey city 9/11 memorial new year

we took a few minutes to take some pics inside maritime parc… bride in Stephen yearick wedding gown and groom on couch new year bride in Stephen yearick wedding gown and groom on couch in maritime Parc

michael watches as stephanie walks down the aisle… groom watches bride walk down the aisle bride walks down the aisle with father at maritime Parc father of the bride shakes groom indoor wedding ceremony jersey city indoor wedding ceremony jersey city indoor wedding ceremony jersey city indoor wedding ceremony jersey city indoor wedding ceremony jersey city indoor wedding ceremony jersey city bride and groom exit indoor wedding ceremony jersey city

i love me a good ceiling… Laura clare designs at maritime Parc new year bride and groom first dance at maritime Parc wedding parent dances at maritime parc wedding

this is the part where stephanie’s dad admits that she is the golden child, hah. father of the bride gives a toast maid of honor speeches at maritime Parc wedding wedding toasts

#truzlove wedding guest wearing personalized sunglasses during reception wedding guests at maritime Parc wedding wedding guests at maritime Parc wedding

hah! wedding guests at maritime Parc wedding

although i get to follow katie and todd’s adventures with their little one on instagram, it’s always nice to see my couples in person again! wedding guests take a selfie at maritime Parc wedding

hah. wedding guests at maritime Parc wedding

the look of love… wedding guests at maritime Parc wedding bride and groom at new year

i’ve worked with jiminez tobacco quite a few times. these guys are the real deal. cigar roller at new year

new year’s eve maritime parc wedding bride and groom midnight moment… bride and groom kiss at new year bride and groom kiss at new year

grandmother holds sparkles at table at new year

‘you want your fireworks?!? here’s your f*@#$*!% fireworks!’  -the wolf

h! father of the groom sets off fireworks outside of wedding venue new year new year kid wear new year

while stephanie and michael’s new year’s even maritime parc wedding will go down as the coldest wedding i’ve ever shot thus far into my 13 year career, it was definitely a beautiful and fun-filled one! a huge thank you to my husband who gave up his holiday time off to spend the day assisting me!

morgan and justin’s ryland inn coach house winter wedding was a snowfilled day full of smiles and an awesome party! i’ve been photographing at landmark venue’s ryland inn since it first opened several years ago and was excited that they added another space to host weddings. landmark hospitality always does a phenomenal job with their weddings and i knew their new coach house ballroom would not disappoint. i’ve been loving the increasing popularity of winter weddings that i’ve seen over the last couple of years, but it’s a rare day when we get to have snow all day long. i had the pleasure of photographing a ryland inn wedding last winter with shannon and brandon… what a difference a year and some snow makes! i love that morgan and justin were all about going out in the snow for their photos. it was definitely cold and messy, and with a late church start we ended up racing against the light a bit, but these two were total troopers about it!

New Jersey winter Ryland inn wedding bride and groom candid portrait

the guys got ready in the ryland inn’s new pelham house… groomsmen puts on shoes in Pelham house groomsmen putting on shoes groomsmen putting on shoes and ties in Pelham house nj groomsmen tying shoes in Ryland inn

groomsmen tying bowties in mirror in Ryland inn groomsmen tying bowties in mirror in Ryland inn

the bowtie struggle… groomsmen tying bowties in mirror in Ryland inn groom in tuxedo reads card from bride for nj wedding

love a classic tux. this one is by lee baron, a bespoke custom tailor… portrait of groom in tuxedo in Pelham house nj wedding rings for landmark venues New Jersey wedding

samantha agostino working her magic! Samantha Agostino makeup works on bride in Ryland inn

Liam Carey works on bridesmaid in Ryland inn Liam Carey works on bridesmaids in Ryland inn Samantha Agostino makeup works on bride in Ryland inn Samantha Agostino makeup works on bride in Ryland inn

love this shot of the ladies looking out the window from the kimblewick house to see the guys getting ready to leave… bridesmaids watch groomsmen from inside the kimblwick house at the Ryland inn in whitehous station New Jersey

caught the guys trekking through the snow to head out to the wedding ceremony…. groomsmen trek through the snow from the Pelham house at the Ryland inn to head to wedding ceremony

bride hugs mother after reading card bride cuts tags off of chiarade wedding gown at Ryland inn nj wedding

morgan’s sister helps her with her kate spade shoes… maid of honor in red dress puts bride

morgan watches as her sister helps her get into her wedding shoes… Ryland inn coach house bride in chiarade wedding gown looks down as her Kate spade shoes are being put on with michelle Arlotta photography

love morgan’s natural beauty winter wedding bridal look… portrait of bride in chiarade wedding dress and winter bouquet by crest florist

beautiful winter bridal bouquet by crest florist portrait of bride in chiarade wedding dress and winter bouquet by crest florist

morgan heads out of the ryland inn’s kimblewick house into the snow to head to her wedding ceremony… bride leaves Ryland inn

a little altar fist bumping.. groom in tuxedo fist bumps groomsmen at altar for nj winter wedding groom watches bride in chiarade wedding gown walk down the aisle in New Jersey bride and groom at altar for nj wedding

i was very restricted as to where i could photograph from during morgan and justin’s wedding ceremony, but i think i made the best of a limiting situation! bride and groom hold hands at altar of st. Elizabeth Ann seton three bridges church wedding guest does a reading at st. Elizabeth Ann seton three bridges church New Jersey winter wedding ceremony at st. Elizabeth Ann seton three bridges church

always love laughter during a wedding ceremony… bride and groom laugh during wedding ceremony at st. Elizabeth Ann seton three bridges church bride and groom say vows during nj wedding ceremony at st. Elizabeth Ann seton three bridges church flower girl during wedding ceremony at st. Elizabeth Ann seton three bridges church

love how justin is looking at his bride… groom looks at bride while holding her hand on altar during wedding ceremony at st. Elizabeth Ann seton three bridges church priest blesses rings during wedding ceremony at st. Elizabeth Ann seton three bridges church wide angle shot of bride and grom at altar of New Jersey st Elizabeth Ann seton three bridges church bride and groom at altar during wedding ceremony at st. Elizabeth Ann seton three bridges church bride and groom exist wedding ceremony at nj st. Elizabeth Ann seton three bridges church

still snowing! bride and groom exit nj church in snowstorm

the snowfall made for such a beautiful backdrop for pictures for morgan and justin’s ryland inn coach house winter wedding… bride and groom walking hand in hand with landmark venues Ryland inn coach house silo in background during snowstorm

bride with white fur candidly laughs with groom in tux during Ryland inn coach house winter wedding portraits

bride and groom at Ryland inn coach house silo in background during snowstorm bride and groom kiss at landmark venues Ryland inn coach house silo in background during snowy winter wedding

love this… bride and groom snuggle during portraits at Ryland inn coach house silo in background during snowy winter wedding with New Jersey wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta photography

i really loved that despite the very cold weather, the wet snow and the messy slippery conditions, morgan and justin were all smiles…

bride and groom walk together in snow during portraits at Ryland inn coach house winter wedding with New Jersey wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta photography bride and groom walk together in snow during portraits at Ryland inn coach house winter wedding with New Jersey wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta photography

love. bride and groom walk together in snow during portraits at Ryland inn coach house winter wedding with New Jersey wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta photography

bride and groom cuddle together in snow during portraits at Ryland inn coach house winter wedding with New Jersey wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta photography bride and groom smiling at one another in snow during portraits at Ryland inn coach house winter wedding with New Jersey wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta photography

the snow was no joke! bride and groom walk holding hands in snow during portraits at Ryland inn coach house winter wedding with New Jersey wedding photographer Michelle Arlotta

winter wedding bridal party look inside the ryland inn’s coach house ballroom! bridal party dressed in red bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen in tuxedos at Ryland inn coach house winter wedding

some beautiful winter wedding floral details… details of Ryland inn coach house ballroom winter wedding with crest florist

cutie pie! toddler ring bearer in tuxedo at New Jersey wedding bride and groom enter their coach house ballroom wedding reception first dance with bride in chiarade wedding gown and groom at nj wedding bride dances with father as mother wipes tears away during Ryland inn wedding maid of honor in red bridesmaid dress gives toast at New Jersey wedding

too cute! flower girl smiles and claps hands during wedding toast at Ryland inn best man gives funny toast at coach house ballroom wedding in New Jersey

party time with craig scott entertainment‘s band, escapade wedding guests smiling and posting at camera at Ryland inn wedding guests dancing to Craig Scott entertainment music at Ryland inn wedding reception guests at Ryland inn wedding reception

love the intensity! guests dancing to Craig Scott entertainment music at Ryland inn wedding reception guests dancing to Craig Scott entertainment music at Ryland inn wedding reception

hah! wedding guest holds chair over bridesmaid

a little air guitar… groom and wedding guests doing air guitar to Craig Scott entertainment music at Ryland inn wedding reception

love! guests dancing to Craig Scott entertainment music at Ryland inn wedding reception guests dancing to Craig Scott entertainment music at Ryland inn nj wedding reception

i’m not one to take my couples away from their party for nightshots since my couples tend to be the kind of people that don’t want to miss a minute of their party. nightshots have to be a bit more posed because of the lighting conditions and my couples really enjoy a less posed approach. with the constant snowfall, i couldn’t resist asking morgan and justin to head outside for a few minutes so we could grab a few more photos of the two of them. glad they were up for it because the snow was so worth it. oddly enough, it actually felt a lot warmer than when we were taking pics earlier in the day which was great because we were able to highlight morgan’s chiarade wedding gown… bride and groom kiss during snowy nightshot at their Ryland inn coach house winter wedding photographed by New Jersey wedding photographer michelle arlotta bride in chiarade wedding dress walks with groom during snowy nightshot at their Ryland inn coach house winter wedding in New Jersey bride in chiarade wedding dress walks with groom during snowy nightshot at their Ryland inn coach house winter wedding photographed by New Jersey wedding photographer michelle arlotta

smores by the outdoor fireplace! wedding guest stands by smores station in the snow at Ryland inn coach house winter wedding in New Jersey guests dancing to Craig Scott entertainment music at Ryland inn nj wedding reception guests dancing to Craig Scott entertainment music at Ryland inn nj wedding reception guests dancing to Craig Scott entertainment music at Ryland inn nj wedding reception woman hugs her boyfriend during slow dance at coach house ballroom winter wedding in nj grandmother slow dances at Ryland inn coach house winter wedding parents of the groom slow dance among guests at Ryland inn coach house winter wedding bride and groom slow dance among guests at Ryland inn coach house winter wedding

in my thirteen years of photographing weddings, i do not remember a wedding day where it snowed from when i started packing up my gear until i got home and started unpacking my gear.  loved all the aspects of morgan and justin’s ryland inn coach house winter wedding, especially the awesome party! always so great to work with landmark venues and their staff. thanks to my longtime assistant, kelsey davis, for bearing the cold with me!

when i met with emma and matt about their bear brook valley wedding next fall, they loved the idea of doing an engagement session in my backyard. the sun gave us some really sweet light for a few minutes during their new jersey fall engagement session. i’ve photographed many engagement sessions in my backyard and despite it being the same location, i love how different each session is with the different seasons, light and couples.

um, love.  bear brook valley couple New Jersey all engagement session with michelle Arlotta photography bear brook valley couple fall engagement session in Frenchtown New Jersey laughing together bear brook valley couple holding hands and walking during fall engagement session in Frenchtown New Jersey michelle Arlotta photography couple embracing in dramatic light during fall engagement session in hunterdon county New Jersey

we had a few minutes of really sweet light during the golden hour for emma and matt’s new jersey fall engagement session… bear brook valley wedding couple embraces during New Jersey fall engagement session golden hour warm sun flare

couple laughs and embraces among fields in hunterdon county New Jersey michelle Arlotta photography New Jersey wedding photographer captures groom grabbing bride

always love laughter during photos! bear brook valley wedding couple laughing during beautiful New Jersey fall engagement session during golden hour bear brook valley wedding couple embraces during beautiful fall engagement session during golden hour in new jersey couple hugs one another in dramatic light during New Jersey golden hour engagement session in Frenchtown, New Jersey bear brook valley wedding couple laughing during beautiful fall engagement session during golden hour in new jersey

love this! bear brook valley wedding couple laughing during beautiful fall engagement session during golden hour in new jersey couple smiling among field of wheat during fall New Jersey engagement session couple holds hands and walks among fields in wide angle shot by New Jersey wedding photographer michelle Arlotta couple smiling among field of wheat during fall New Jersey engagement session groom lifts up bride during nj engagement session couple walks hand in hand during fall engagement session in nj couple walks hand in hand during fall engagement session in nj groom grabs bride and kisses it during fall engagement session in nj

if you come to my house for an engagement session or a meeting, there is a good chance my little munchkin is going to want to talk to you.  she loves my couples.

groom laughs with photographer

such a beautiful new jersey fall engagement session with emma and matt in my backyard. looking forward to their bear brook valley wedding next fall.

jamie and tom’s lake mohawk country club wedding in sparta, new jersey took place at the very end of fall which is one of my favorite times of year to photograph! although we had a cloudy day, the rain held out, and the light fog across the lake made for an even more beautiful setting for their wedding. we had a chance to meet up in the early spring for their hoboken engagement session.

bride in jade bridal atelier wedding gown with groom in stylish suit hold hands on dock on lake mohawk in Sparta new jersey bridesmaid in floral robe does makeup in mirror at lake mohawk country club wedding nj flower girl puts on shoes lake mohawk country club wedding nj bridesmaids in floral robes steam wedding gown nj wedding bridesmaid in aqua floral robe puts on makeup at nj wedding bridesmaids in floral robes get ready during fall New Jersey wedding

while the ladies were upstairs busy with the hustle and bustle of hair and make-up, the guys were hanging out playing pool and drinking beer. i had fun bouncing between jamie and tom (and climbing lots of flights of stairs to do it, hah!)…

groom reads card from bride groom puts on cufflinks at Sparta New Jersey wedding

groom adjusts bowtie

tom got ready quietly with his best man… groom puts on bow tie groom getting ready with bowtie for New Jersey wedding

i always appreciate a bit of quiet and simplicity on a wedding day… best man in suspenders helps groom get ready on wedding day in Sparta, new jersey best man in suspenders helps groom get ready on wedding day in Sparta, new jersey grooms miles for portrait on wedding day in New Jersey

a little close-up of tom’s suit. he loved it so much, he told me he was never, ever taking it off… loving how awesome all of my groom’s attire was this year… close up of unique groom

i love this pic of the girls heading back upstairs after a pic of them together outside in their floral robes… bridesmaids in floral robes ascend up the staircase at the lake mohawk country club bride puts on lipstick in mirror bride is helped by mother and sister getting in jahee bridal atelier wedding gown sister of the bride puts on bride

that dress though… bride stands in front of giant window for portrait showing open back wedding dress during her lake mohawk country club wedding

gorgeous! portrait of bride at lake mohawk country club wedding in Sparta nj

moments after jamie and tom’s first look on the lake mohawk boardwalk… bride and groom just after their first look on lake mohawk boardwalk bride and groom portraits on boardwalk at lake mohawk in Sparta New Jersey bride and groom intimate portrait at lake mohawk country club wedding in New Jersey

a little bit of color pop left from the end of fall… bride and groom among bright red foliage during their fall lake mohawk wedding bride in jahee bridal atelier wedding gown walks hand in hand with groom in unique suit on lake mohawk boardwalk in nj bride and groom on dock at lake mohawk nj

my favorite moments are the most true, unposed moments… bride in jahee bridal atelier wedding gown with groom in stylish suit hold hands on dock on lake mohawk in Sparta new jersey

i love how tom is peeking at jamie… black and white portrait of smiling bride and groom for New Jersey wedding bride and groom stand on dock holding hands for their lake mohawk country club wedding in new jersey photographed by michelle Arlotta photography bride and groom portrait on lake mohawk in Sparta New Jersey bride and groom walk along boardwalk at lake mohawk during their fall wedding day in Sparta New Jersey

love the navy blue bridesmaid dresses… bride and bridesmaids in navy blue laughing

…they go so well with the blue suit jackets of the groomsmen… groomsmen in blue suits show off their different colorful socks on lake mohawk boardwalk

i love this viewpoint just as jamie walked out onto the boardwalk for her lake mohawk country club wedding ceremony… bride and mother are seen between guests as she is about to walk down the aisle for her lake mohawk country club outdoor wedding ceremony

tom starts to choke up as he sees jamie. if you’re ever wavering about doing a first look, i can tell you i’ve seen many grooms tear up as their bride walks down the aisle despite spending a couple hours with them ahead of time… groom starts to tear up as he see his bride walk down the aisle for her lake mohawk country club outdoor wedding ceremony

bride smiles at bridesmaid when she gets to the altar for her outdoor wedding ceremony on the lake mohawk boardwalk in New Jersey photographed by michelle Arlotta photograph outdoor wedding ceremony on New Jersey boardwalk

i love the layers of this image of everyone in a moment of remembrance for tom’s mom… a moment of remembrance for the groom groom laughs during outdoor fall wedding ceremony bride best man holds microphone for groom during wedding vows in New Jersey bride and groom laugh during wedding vows at outdoor ceremony on boardwalk by lake mohawk country club

blue suits were totally a thing in 2017… groomsmen in blue suits watch wedding ceremony on lake mohawk boardwalk bride and groom bow heads in prayer at end of New Jersey boardwalk wedding ceremony bride and groom kiss at end of nj wedding ceremony bride and groom exit ceremony holding hands on boardwalk in Sparta, New Jersey

too many great expressions during jamie and tom’s first dance… bride points and laughs at groom during first dance at New Jersey wedding with michelle Arlotta photography bride covers mouth in laughter during first dance at lake mohawk country club wedding

i love to make pretty pictures just like any other wedding photographer, but there is so much more to photographing a wedding than just pretty pictures- being able to catch the subtle glances and expressions in a beautiful light is what really drives me. i know that when my clients look back at their photos in years to come, it is these moments i captured that will really tell their story… bride looks up at her dad and smiles during first dance at Sussex county, New Jersey wedding reception groom dances with aunt

toast time! father of the bride toasts bride and groom during New Jersey wedding reception father of the groom toasts bride and groom sister of the bride toasts bride and groom at lake mohawk country club wedding best man toasts bride and groom at lake mohawk country club wedding

party time! lake mohawk country club wedding reception lake mohawk country club wedding reception lake mohawk country club wedding reception lake mohawk country club wedding reception lake mohawk country club wedding reception

wedding cake smash love! bride wipes cake from grooms face during Sussex county New Jersey wedding at lake mohawk country club photographed by michelle Arlotta photography lake mohawk country club wedding reception lake mohawk country club wedding reception lake mohawk country club wedding reception lake mohawk country club wedding reception groom and groomsmen line up with arms around one another and sing during lake mohawk country club wedding reception

hah! lake mohawk country club wedding reception bride and groom dance together during lake mohawk country club wedding reception lake mohawk country club wedding reception bride and groom dance together for last song of their lake mohawk country club wedding reception

lol. this photo pretty much sums up sparkler exits for me. i’m pretty sure i’ve made the same face tom is making at almost every one i’ve photographed as intoxicated people wave sticks of fire at me, hah! hilarious photo of groom looking frightened by sparkler as bride laughs out loud on edge of lake mohawk in New Jersey

a great day with jamie, tom and their friends and family for their beautiful lake mohawk country club wedding.  the rain held out, the dress was like whoa, the suit was too good to ever be taken off and the laughter was real! thanks to kelsey davis for assisting me (climbing all those steps).

jennifer and alex had a beautiful fall day for their elegant brotherhood winery wedding in the hudson valley of new york with inncredible caterers. alex looked sharp in his classic tuxedo and jennifer was stunning in her nicole miller nyc wedding gown with a beautiful look pulled together by joann solomon beauty.

when i first spoke with jennifer and alex and found out that she had started her own biotechnology company, neurovation labs,  focused on developing diagnostics and treatments for ptsd and that alex was an anti-trust lawyer who deals with a lot of mergers and acquisitions, i knew they were a match made in heaven. jennifer told me that they met at a party and she told him one day he could help her when her biotech company gets bought out by one of the big pharmaceutical companies. i would pay attention to jennifer’s company, she is the kind of woman that gets things done. oddly enough, i like investing in small biotechnology companies with the ultimate goal of a buy-out so i’ll be keeping my eye on jennifer’s company for sure! Brotherhood Winery elegant wedding with Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer Michelle Arlotta

we shortened the coverage of their day a bit to best accommodate their needs, but i was glad i was still able to grab some images from jennifer’s bridal prep… joann Solomon beauty applies make-up for an elegant look for a Hudson valley ny bride bridesmaid in red robe during prep joann Solomon applies make-up for an elegant look for a Hudson valley ny bride

i love this moment when joann solomon is thinking as jennifer considers any last minute tweaks for her final look… joann Solomon beauty stops to think about make-up for an elegant look for a Hudson valley ny bride

badgley mischkas for an elegant bridal look… badgley mischka bridal shoes bride puts on Nicole miller NYC wedding gown joann Solomon beauty applies make-up to bridesmaid bride puts on her badgley mischka wedding heels

jennifer looking stunning… portrait of brotherhood winery bride with Nicole miller NYC wedding gown and elegant up-do

a different angle showing jennifer’s elegant bridal hairstyle… bridal beauty of brotherhood winery bride with Nicole miller NYC wedding gown and elegant up-do

love that alex, looking very handsome, went with a classic tux… brotherhood winery groom portrait in tuxedolove this moment from just after their first look… bride grabs the sides of groom in tuxedo bride in nicole miller NYC wedding gown and groom in tuxedo wedding portrait by michelle Arlotta photography elegant bride in nicole miller NYC wedding gown and groom in tuxedo at brotherhood winery fall wedding in the Hudson valley, ny by michelle Arlotta photography elegant bride in nicole miller NYC wedding gown and groom in tuxedo at brotherhood winery fall wedding in the Hudson valley, ny by michelle Arlotta photography elegant bride and groom at brotherhood winery fall wedding in the Hudson valley, ny by michelle Arlotta photography

jennifer and alex’s looks came together so beautifully for their elegant brotherhood winery wedding… elegant brotherhood winery wedding elegant bride and groom at brotherhood winery fall wedding in the Hudson valley, ny by michelle Arlotta photography elegant bride and groom at brotherhood winery fall wedding in the Hudson valley, ny by michelle Arlotta photography elegant bride in nicole miller NYC wedding gown and groom in tuxedo at brotherhood winery wedding in washingontonville, ny by michelle Arlotta photography elegant bride in nicole miller NYC wedding gown and groom in tuxedo at brotherhood winery America

i have to laugh because at the same time i was saying to my assistant that i love how jennifer was so ‘no-nonsense’ like me, she was saying to alex how she loved how i was so much like her in that aspect. i tend to attract a lot of brides who are intelligent women that know how to make things happen and aren’t afraid to speak up. elegant bride in nicole miller NYC wedding gown and groom in tuxedo at brotherhood winery wedding in washingontonville, ny by michelle Arlotta photography elegant bride and groom at brotherhood winery wedding in the Hudson valley, ny by New Jersey wedding photographer michelle Arlotta photography

great setting for an outdoor fall wedding ceremony… groom and father walk down the aisle in tuxedos for outdoor wedding ceremony at brother winery bride in nicole miller gown walks down aisle with father at Hudson valley wedding father of the bride hugs groom at altar at America

i love how alex looked so lovingly at jennifer throughout the entire wedding ceremony… outdoor fall wedding ceremony at brotherhood winery photographed by Hudson valley wedding photographer michelle arlotta outdoor fall wedding ceremony at brotherhood winery photographed by Hudson valley wedding photographer michelle arlotta outdoor fall wedding ceremony at brotherhood winery outdoor fall wedding ceremony at brotherhood winery photographed by Hudson valley wedding photographer michelle arlotta bridesmaid in red dress smiles during outdoor fall wedding ceremony at brotherhood winery

the look of love… groom in tux smiles and looks at bride outdoor fall wedding ceremony at brotherhood winery photographed by Hudson valley wedding photographer michelle arlotta

i love laughter during wedding ceremonies… elegant bride and groom look at guests and laugh during outdoor wedding ceremony at brotherhood winery in washingtonville, ny photographed by New Jersey wedding photographer michelle arlotta outdoor fall wedding ceremony at brotherhood winery photographed by Hudson valley wedding photographer michelle arlotta bride and groom exchange rings outdoor fall wedding ceremony at brotherhood winery photographed by Hudson valley wedding photographer michelle arlotta bride and groom kiss at end of outdoor wedding ceremony at brotherhood winery photographed by Hudson valley wedding photographer michelle arlotta bride and groom exit their outdoor fall wedding ceremony at brotherhood winery photographed by Hudson valley wedding by michelle arlotta

love the simplicity of jennifer and alex walking off together and the bright pop of the red from alex’s socks… bride and groom walk hand-in-hand at end of ceremony into the brotherhood winery for their reception elegant brotherhood winery wedding reception

i love that jennifer and alex didn’t do any formal introductions. they kept it low key and headed into their first dance together with music by the elegant music group bride in nicole miller NYC wedding dress dances with groom in tuxedo at brotherhood winery wedding reception bride in nicole miller NYC wedding dress dances with groom in tuxedo at brotherhood winery wedding reception bride in nicole miller NYC wedding dress dances with father in tuxedo at brotherhood winery wedding reception groom dances with mother at brotherhood winery wedding reception elegant brotherhood winery wedding reception guests dancing photographed by michelle Arlotta photography brotherhood winery elegant wedding reception guests dancing photographed by michelle Arlotta photography brotherhood winery elegant wedding reception guests dancing photographed by michelle Arlotta photography bride laugh during wedding speeches at brotherhood winery wedding

it’s all about the laughter and love for me… bride and groom laugh during wedding speeches at brotherhood winery New York wedding bride covers her mouth while laughing during wedding speeches at brotherhood winery wedding in the Hudson valley ny bride laughs during wedding toasts at brotherhood winery wedding with incredible caterers

i’m not one to flood my blog with detail pictures. there are tons of blogs and instagram feeds filled with pictures of stuff and although i take pics of my client’s details, i like to emphasize images that have some kind of emotion or story behind them so i really loved this cake shot because it tells a story… elegant brotherhood winery wedding detail shot of wedding cake with groom wiping his mouth with napkin in the background with incredible caterers brotherhood winery elegant wedding reception guests dancing photographed by michelle Arlotta photography brotherhood winery wedding reception guests dancing photographed by michelle Arlotta photography brotherhood winery wedding reception guests dancing brotherhood winery Hudson valley wedding reception guests dancing brotherhood winery wedding reception guests dancing brotherhood winery elegant wedding reception guests dancing brotherhood winery elegant wedding reception guests dancing brotherhood winery elegant wedding reception guests dancing brotherhood winery elegant wedding reception guests dancing brotherhood winery elegant wedding reception guests dancing bride and groom in wine cellar at Hudson valleysuch a beautiful day for jennifer and alex’s elegant brotherhood winery wedding in the hudson valley of new york.  i loved the low key vibe coupled with the elegance and the love and laughter. thanks to joe spada for assisting me.