lake mohawk country club wedding | jamie & tom | michelle arlotta photography

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).

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