one of the cool things about my job is that i frequently see my couples again. often times it is at other weddings, but sometimes it is when they have a child and i have the honor of photographing them as a family. in this crazy world, it is refreshing to capture happy couples with happy children.

i first met bryan and michael when i photographed their awesome wedding over 5 years ago. when bryan reached out to me about taking pics of their son, harrington, i was excited to have a chance to work with them again and meet their little one. harrington is almost two which means he is fast and fearless and very into exploring. with toddlers, you never know how it is going to go, but harrington has such a sweet temperament. he was totally chill with me following him around with a camera on his explorations.

we hadn’t really started the shoot yet, but i liked this moment where bryan was helping harrington get ready…. child photography bedminster new jersey

looking dapper in his ferrari… child photography bedminster new jersey

harrington is very into the maintenance of his ferrari and was busy checking the gas cap… child photography bedminster new jersey

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i love that toddlers walk with such a free spirit… child photography bedminster new jersey family photography bedminster new jersey

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at this point, i’d been following harrington around for quite awhile and he still took a moment to turn around and wave hello to me. what a sweetie pie! child photography bedminster new jersey family photography bedminster new jersey

stylin… child photography bedminster new jersey child photography bedminster new jersey

this is toddlerhood. parents cleaning up after you, you know putting away your ferrari and stuff for you, while you move on to the next thing… family photography bedminster new jersey

hah. family photography bedminster new jerseytrying to get a toddler to stay in once place and look at the camera goes against their natural state of being… family photography bedminster new jersey family photography bedminster new jersey

i love this moment of adoration, where despite harrington being interested in things other than smiling for the camera, bryan and michael are clearly so in love with his awesome personality. smiling and looking at the camera is nice, but this is the kind of moment that makes a family photo for me. years from now, harrington will be able to look at this photo and see how much he was adored and every kid deserves that. family photography bedminster new jersey

but, bam! i got one of harrington smiling for the camera! family photography bedminster new jersey

exploring… child photography bedminster new jersey

being a parent means you have to accept things, like accepting that your family photos might be taken on a john deere gator.  family photography bedminster new jersey family photography bedminster new jersey

pure joy! child photography bedminster new jersey

love the boots! child photography bedminster new jersey child photography bedminster new jersey

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one of the things that made this photo shoot such a pleasure is the fact that bryan and michael just let harrington be harrington letting his joyful, sweet and curious personality shine through. candid family photography bedminster new jersey

and he’s off… candid child photography bedminster new jerseysuch an honor to be asked to capture harrington at such a precious stage in his life. so great seeing bryan and michael again!

although the rain made us run for it, lia and evan’s ramsey country club wedding was a success! we managed to squeak in a bunch of photos of lia and evan before the rain came and the sun even peeked out to shower them in some beautiful sunflare. i loved lia’s look and her subtle blue theme….

stumbled upon a few cool trees this fall…

i love how grooms will wet their hair in the sink and spend a couple minutes finessing their style while brides spend hours in the chair getting their hair done for the wedding day…

hah!

just messing around with lia’s masquerade mask and shoes…

i think the only other person i know with a sapphire engagement ring is my sister. love lia’s subtle blue theme… ramsey country club wedding bride prep ramsey country club wedding bride prep

blue shoes… ramsey country club wedding bride prep ramsey country club wedding bride prep

lia’s sister watches as lia’s birdcage veil is being positioned… ramsey country club wedding bride prep ramsey country club wedding bride prep

i love this shot. it’s the real stuff. the hustle around lia to get her situated and into her shoes while she grabs a drink of water… ramsey country club wedding bride prep

tea length wedding dress for the win…. ramsey country club wedding bride prep

lia takes a moment to read her letter from evan… notice the blue theme? ramsey country club wedding bride prep

love lia’s look— tea length wedding dress, bird cage veil, blue shoes, blue nail polish and a bright bouquet… ramsey country club wedding bridal portrait ramsey country club wedding couple portrait ramsey country club wedding couple portrait ramsey country club wedding couple portrait ramsey country club wedding couple portrait

glad we got a little sunshine before the rain… ramsey country club wedding couple portrait

cool tree, sun flare and smiles… ramsey country club wedding couple portrait ramsey country club wedding couple portrait

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the cool thing about technology is that is allows people who can’t attend a ceremony to be a part of it… ramsey country club indoor wedding ceremony

evan’s dad has some advice… ramsey country club indoor wedding ceremony

thanks to amanda for telling lia about me :o) ramsey country club indoor wedding ceremony ramsey country club indoor wedding ceremony ramsey country club wedding ceremony ramsey country club wedding ceremony

i love a ceremony with personality… ramsey country club wedding ceremony

kids are so much cooler than adults because they just do their thing and own it… ramsey country club indoor wedding ceremony ramsey country club wedding ceremony

a wave to grandma on the way out of the ceremony… ramsey country club wedding ceremony ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception

hah! ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception

love the hora! ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding toasts ramsey country club wedding toasts

is he trying to outdo me? outninja’d! ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception

bah hahah…. ramsey country club wedding reception

donning her pjs, but she held out for dessert… ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception ramsey country club wedding reception

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a great day with lia, evan and their friends and family. although the rain made us run for it, it all worked out for a beautiful day with lots of unique touches. thanks to kelsey davis for assisting me.

with a wedding just about two months away, i met up with ningxin and kyle at colonial park for their engagement session. we’d only first spoken about a week before to discuss their quickly approaching winter nuptials in the poconos and wasted no time setting up an afternoon to meet up to take some pics before the colors of fall faded away.

fun with bubbles! it only took one bubble to get this shot! colonial park engagement session colonial park engagement session colonial park engagement session

i’ve run into a couple cool trees this season… colonial park engagement session

i’m not big on the whole reflections in photography trend, but sometimes it just happens… colonial park engagement session colonial park engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session

colonial park new jersey engagement session

bubbles! i’m pretty sure i could shoot an entire engagement session just capturing a couple blowing bubbles! colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session colonial park new jersey engagement session

looking forward to working with ningxin and kyle this winter for their intimate poconos wedding!

megan and mark met up in my ‘hood to take some pics for their fall engagement session on a warm afternoon…

when megan first reached out to me about her bear brook valley wedding next year, we immediately hit it off! she did warn me that her fiancé was not much into pictures and that i’d have a challenge on my hands. challenge accepted! new jersey fall engagement session

mark looks pretty happy to me, hah… new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session

fall is my favorite time of year to shoot in my backyard… new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session

despite marks lack of love for being in photos, he was very cooperative :o) i like this GQ moment he gave the camera… new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session new jersey fall engagement session

even though mark explained that he really didn’t like to be in pictures, i love that he did this shoot for megan… to make her happy! i hope i made it as painless as possible for him. looking forward to their wedding next summer at bear brook valley!

sarah and john celebrated their wedding at the rock island lake club this fall. after dating since middle school… yes, middle school, they wed in gorgeous weather outside by the lake and had a hoppin’ dancefloor all night long. i love the thought that went into the simplicity of their day.

i’ve never actually put a couple on the swing at rock island before, but something about these two being together since they were in middle school made the swing feel appropriate… rock island lake club wedding rock island lake club bride prep rock island lake club bride prep rock island lake club bride prep

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fun on the swing… rock island lake club prep

while the girls spend hours doing hair and make-up, the guys get to play… rock island lake club prep rock island lake club bride prep

this necklace was sarah’s great-great-grandmothers. it was the first piece of jewelry that her husband gave her and has been worn by sarah’s grandmother, mother and two aunts on their wedding days. really love elements like this at weddings… rock island lake club bride prep rock island lake club bride prep

love how sarah’s hair accessory mimics the necklace design… rock island lake club bride prep

we didn’t see much sun, but the weather was great! rock island lake club wedding portraits

a little fall foliage and the rock island fountain… rock island lake club wedding portraits

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john watches on as sarah walks down the aisle… rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony

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sarah’s dad tears up during the ceremony… rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony

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cutie pie! rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony

jason takes the moms for a spin on the golf cart! rock island lake club outdoor wedding ceremony rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

party time! rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

sarah dances with her grandfather… rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

sarah and john cheer in the background as her parents dance together… rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

responsible parenting…. rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

…is stopping to check the baby monitor while on the dancefloor. rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

if i had to photograph table shots, they would look like this! rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

i love when grandmas get out on the dancefloor! rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception rock island lake club outdoor wedding reception

such a chill day with sarah and john. so neat to work with a couple who go back so far and such a great crowd on the dancefloor! thanks to brian leong for assisting me.