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Welcome to the world, sweet Baby Emerson! Emerson was an absolute angel during our time together. Emerson’s parents, Kati and BJ, are head over heels in love with their beautiful little girl (how could they not be!) and her big brother, Hudson, loved getting to hold her. Even their adorable pup, Quinn, got in on the session! Thank you Kati and BJ for inviting me to capture such a special time in your lives. You have the most beautiful family and I wish you all the love and happiness in the world!
McKenzie and Dominic were married in September at the beautiful Congress Hall in Cape May, New Jersey. McKenzie looked absolutely stunning in her gorgeous gown by Sarah Seven and her bridesmaids looked effortlessly chic in their white dresses by Show Me Your Mumu. The florals provided by A Garden Party were nothing short of amazing and added a touch of color to their black and white color palette. McKenzie’s wedding band and engagement ring were both from Victorious Cape May Jewelers which is owned by her godparents and is also where most of the women in her family’s engagement rings came from- so incredibly special and sweet! McKenzie and Dom were such a joy to capture and I wish them all of the love and happiness in the world. Check out some of my favorites from their day!
Back in January, I received a call from Michael who was in the midst of planning the most perfect proposal for his girlfriend, Alexandria. He was sure of several things. First, he wanted it to take place in the heart of Philadelphia, PA, at Dilworth Park. Second, he wanted both her parents and his parents and several of their closest friends to be there to witness and celebrate with them afterward. And third, he wanted it all to be captured in photos- that's where I came in!
I was thrilled for this opportunity because I knew how special this day would be for them and it's always an honor when I get to witness the love two people share.
Michael could not have chosen a more beautiful day to propose. The sun was shining and it was a balmy 54 degrees (rare for the Northeast in January!) I got to Dilworth Park early to scope out my hiding spot and even got to meet their parents before the big moment. They were so adorable hiding on the side of City Hall where they made sure Alexandria would not be able to see them but they could see it all go down.
I hid in the garden maze and tried my best to look like I was just a fellow tourist- I think it worked because Alex had no idea I was there! I'll let the photos tell the story.
Their families and friends were so adorable and were so incredibly happy for them, the emotion was infectious.
After the reality set in of what took place, I pulled Michael and Alex aside to take some photos of just the two of them so they could have some time alone to relish in this amazing day. I think you'll all agree they are just so incredibly adorable.
*Side note- Shout out to Michael for choosing such a gorgeous ring for Alex! It is absolutely timeless and stunning. Michael worked with Marche’s Jewelers in Oaklyn, NJ on this beautiful setting.
We wrapped up this special moment by heading over to the Ritz Carlton where their families celebrated with cocktails and a toast.
After their magical day, I reached out to Michael and Alex with a few questions to get to know their story a little better. They truly are the sweetest couple and I loved hearing the details of their love story. See what they had to say about each other below.
When and how did you two meet?
We met in 2011. Alex’s family joined Merchantville Country Club where I was working at the time. I became friends with her younger brother and he set us up.
What made you two fall for each other?
From the beginning we had great chemistry. We always had a great time together no matter what we were doing. We complimented each other and had a lot of similar interests. We both encouraged each other to follow our dreams and ambitions.
What do you most look forward to when you think about your wedding?
Michael: Seeing how beautiful Alex looks in her dress! And sharing this special day with friends and family.
Alex: I look forward to our future together and what the next chapter will bring. Celebrating with friends and family.
Do you have a tentative wedding date? If not, any idea on the time of year you'd like to get married?
No set date yet but Fall 2019
What was the best part of your proposal?
Michael: Surprising Alex and keeping her on edge all day long!
Alex: The surprise of it all! I loved that he planned such a perfect surprise and had my family and friends there to share in the day! I also loved the pictures and getting to see my reaction because I was so surprised I don’t really remember what happened after he asked me if I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him! It was a perfect day!
It truly was the most perfect day. I am so grateful to have witnessed this love story and I wish Michael and Alexandria all the best! Congratulations, you two!
A few weeks ago I traveled down to Greenwich, NJ to shoot Kaitlyn and Anthony's engagement session at their new home. They live on a gorgeous back road with lush greenery and a sprawling field right in their back yard. Kaitlyn first found me through a past blog post from an engagement session I did for another Grove couple that took place at Eagle Manor (where Kaitlyn and Anthony will get married next October!) I am so excited to have the opportunity to shoot multiple weddings there next year. If you're recently engaged, I highly recommend checking out this venue!
Kaitlyn and Anthony are the sweetest couple and I had the best time hanging out with them and getting a tour of their property. I even had the opportunity to meet their adorable pup, Marley! I love it when couples bring their fur-babies to their sessions.
The street they live on is home to several of Kaitlyn's family members. How fun is that?! During our session, several members of Kaitlyn's family drove by and gave out friendly honks cheering them on. If that's a sign of what their wedding day will be like, I can't wait to be a part of it! It's definitely going to be a fun party!
Kaitlyn and Anthony, you two are the perfect pair and I pray we have the same gorgeous weather on your wedding day that we had at your engagement session. It was absolutely gorgeous! Check out some of my favorites from their session below.