Julia & Taylor // New Jersey Wedding Photographer

Julia & Taylor // New Jersey Wedding Photographer

HollyHedge Estate, New Hope, PA

 

Kit & Bug had the honor of spending the weekend with Taylor and Julia at HollyHedge Estate, tucked away in New Hope Pennsylvania!  It was our first time photographing at this venue, and we were very excited, as we always are when we get to photograph somewhere new.   A new venue means new inspiration and new ideas!!!  And as you will see, we got this March started out right with these two and their amazing celebration <3 <3 <3

 

Stacy & Tony at the Lakeside Manor

Stacy & Tony at the Lakeside Manor

It was a GORGEOUS Friday morning and we were all packed and ready for Stacy and Tony’s wedding at the Lakeside Manor in Gibbsboro, New Jersey!  These two met in the army, and their romance budded from there.  We started our morning out at The Hotel ML in Mt Laurel where the couple was staying with their two amazing little men, Ethan and Seth!  Julie, myself (Renee), and our awesome assistant Katelyn were all there to capture the day.  There was laughing, there was crying, there was jumping on beds and pillow fights, who would want anything less?   The Lakeside Manor in Gibbsboro is lined by a beautiful lake that made for the most gorgeous wedding photos!  From an amazing outdoor ceremony surrounded by flower blossoms, where the lighting could NOT have been more perfect (a photographer’s dream by the way), and the love was abounding.  After they celebrated their love and sealed the deal while surrounded by friends and family, they got ready to party, and DJ Kris Szanto really kicked it off!  The bridesmaids and groomsmen made their grand entrances paving the way for Stacy and Tony, as they entered for their first dance.   Lots of dancing, lots of shenanigans, sunset portraits, a kickass cigar bar, and we ended the night with some outdoor shots where the couple popped champagne!!!  THANK YOU STACY AND TONY FOR LETTING US BE A PARTY OF YOUR DAY AND CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN!!!! All of these vendors helped make the day at the Lakeside Manor incredible: Make-up and Hair: Creations by Mia www.creationsbymia.com Venue: Lakeside Manor http://lakesidemanor.com/ DJ: By Design Entertainment – Kris Szanto Facebook.com/bydesignentertainment
Joe & Rachel

Joe & Rachel

Joe and Rachel are two of the sweetest people ever, and when they asked us to photograph their wedding we were elated!  Meeting with them we quickly learned they are both so full of smiles and easy-going.  They’ve been together for 3 and a half years and have built a substantial life for themselves, it only made sense for this perfect couple to tie the knot!   Everyone always dreams of a beautiful sunny, warm-but-not-too-warm day with a slight breeze for their wedding.  Everything following a timeline exactly, not a moment out of place.  Unfortunately, things do not always go that way, but let me tell you, Joe and Rachel were the biggest champs.  The rain didn’t keep them from having the most amazing day of their lives, and this couple looked so incredibly happy through it all!  
Krystin & Ryan

Krystin & Ryan

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wedding, Asbury Park, NJ

 

Most people would think of their St. Patty’s day spent with green beer, corned beef and cabbage, and a myriad of people wearing “Kiss Me I’m Irish” shirts in a parade of debauchery, but not at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel.  This year, in the heart of Asbury Park New Jersey, we were honored to be a part of something much more amazing… a GLAMOROUS wedding of a lifetime taking place here at the Jersey shore!

Ryan and Krystin met in 2004 while they both worked at Dick’s Sporting Goods, and from the moment we met this couple we knew they would be a good time!  I mean, if you only saw the fun painting in their house when we walked in… but I digress!  The chemistry between these two is just amazing.  It was shining bright on their wedding day, and the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel was the perfect venue for them.

From breathtaking classic portraits in the Mezzanine at the Berkeley, to the ceremony looking over the Asbury Park boardwalk, every moment of this wedding was perfectly planned.  Krystin herself is an event planner at KNC Events (http://www.kncevents.com) and did an AMAZING job setting up every last detail!

The day began in the bridal suite, where we met with Krystin and all the girls.  They were sipping mimosas while in the MOST ADORABLE pajamas, and we made sure to capture every moment!  Krystin’s face was just glowing with excitement with a constant smile.  When I tell you she looked beautiful, rocking those lashes and her hair styled half down, she looked like a badass beauty QUEEN!

Upstairs on the other side of the Berkeley, the guys were filling their custom-made flasks with Glen Livet, and prepping up for their big debut.  The laughter in there was echoing off the walls, these guys were definitely quite the crew.  As for how the day itself went….. well, I will let these pictures give you a hint as to how freaking awesome it was!!!

Venue: The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel / Falco’s Catering https://berkeleyhotelnj.com/

Make-up: Make Me Up Eva www.makemeupeva.com

Hair: Blonde and Barefoot http://www.blondeandbarefootnj.com

Florist: Peter James Floral www.peterjamesfloral.com

DJ Entertainment: Pulse Event Group https://pulseeventgroup.com

Sam & Sarah

Sam & Sarah

Versailles Ballroom at the Ramada Inn, Toms River, New Jersey

 

Sam and Sarah are an exhilarating couple who are madly in love, they got Married in the Versailles Ballroom Toms River.  We met with each of them at the Ramada Inn where the ballroom was located, and began there!

They had spent three amazing years together before coming to this day, and you could tell they were both excited.  Sam got ready with Sarah’s brother, which was touching in itself.  They joked around while we took photos of every detail, from Sam’s watch, cufflinks, shoes, yarmulke and jewelry.  Meanwhile, Sarah joyfully prepared herself surrounded by her bridesmaids.

 

Once everyone was dressed and ready to go, we set on our way to Georgian Court University.  The sun came out just in time and shone down upon the beautiful gardens, as one by one cars lined up.

We had Sam face the fountain as Sarah couldn’t hide her smile as she walked towards him from behind.  The emotions they shared were AMAZING.

After they dried their tears, we walked down the staircase so they could join all the bridesmaids and groomsmen, as well as their parents!  Everyone in this group knew how to have fun.

They even brought their sweet little pup along in a little tuxedo!

We left Georgian Court University and headed back to Versailles Ballroom Toms River in the Ramada.  We entered their ballroom to a gorgeous ceremony set up while the crowd awaited the guests of honor to arrive.

    

Claire & Josh

Claire & Josh

Claire is a beautiful, bubbly woman who smiles non-stop!  Her fiancé Josh was very calm, cool, and collected.  Together, they are a harmonious pair.

 

 

Claire contacted us with interest of getting engagement portraits done.  She told us she’d love to go to Allaire State Park in Wall, New Jersey.  We happily obliged!  Allaire State Park includes a historical village where there are trails and live demonstrations of how the villagers of the past lived.

 

Allaire State Park PhotographyAllaire State Park Photography Engagement

 

It was apparent from the beginning that these two had amazing chemistry!  They are both law students who met while in school in Florida, and the rest was history.