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On Tuesday night I met with CJ and Andrea at one of my favorite beach locations on Long Beach Island.  We spent some time walking the paths that lead to the ocean.  Andrea and CJ were amazing to work with. We talked and laughed he majority of their session! Andrea wore a bright and beautiful, long flowing dress and had her makeup done locally with Beauty By Bridget – theglamyogi on instagram!   As the sun started to set we spent some time under darkening skies by the ocean to then turn around and capture a beautiful and vibrant sunset. Andrea looks amazing with her perfect, little bump!  I am sure she will look even more beautiful as a mother!

Tips for maternity pictures:

  1. Schedule your maternity session when you are around 7 months pregnant.  This will allow you to have a beautiful bump but still be able to move around with ease. Being comfortable and feeling beautiful will make your photos feel more natural and relaxed.
  2. Wear something with layers so that you can remove some for a completely different look.
  3. Pick wardrobe based on the location you decide on mixed with the overall feel you are looking for.
  4. Don’t be afraid to search pinterest and show your photographer some things you are attracted to. It will help them understand your vision better!
  5. Enjoy your growing and changing body.  Embrace the gift you have been given and have fun documenting this time!

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Thank you for reading today’s blog about a Sea Shell Resort Wedding LBI!

Today’s blog is about an absolutely wonderful couple – Danielle and Mike.  The couple, their family and friends were all so warm, welcoming and kind.  Danielle wore a beautiful fit and flare lace gown with a full, textured skirt.  Danielle decided to add detailed straps that matched the lace of her dress to her gown, a beautiful and elegant touch.  The bride also wore her mother’s, stunning lace, cathedral veil that is 36 years old. Adding such a stunning piece that holds so much sentimental value was the perfect way to add personality and a meaningful touch to a wedding day. The bridesmaids wore stunning blush gowns with delicate and intricate details on the bodice.  The groom and groomsmen looked handsome in their gray suits with vests!

Reynolds florist provided stunning florals for the day.  The flowers had soft blush tones accented with peonies. The centerpieces were a mix of florals, rustic wood planks and candles that had pillars with romantic added details.  A Sweet memory provided a full dessert bar and beautiful cake.  DJ Monte kept the crowd going all night! The staff at the Sea Shell made for a seamless and wonderful event complete with amazing food for dinner such as duck key chicken and lobster macaroni and cheese.

Mr & Mrs Pisano – your day was beautiful from start to finish.  I hope that you love each other more today then you did yesterday.  Thank you for having LTP as a part of your day and ENJOY hawaii!

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Today’s blog is featuring a wedding from Friday night, May 5, 2017, cinco de mayo! Grace and Matt had a beautiful wedding at the Sea Shell Resort in Beach Haven.  Grace looked amazing in her BHLDN gown complete with soft lace and a beautiful halter top.  Grace’s softly curled hair with a small braid was the perfect compliment to her subtle but stunning makeup, all done by Lavish Salon in Beach Haven.  The groom wore a handsome blue suit and the groomsmen white shirts with gray pants.  The bridesmaids wore navy blue “wrap” dresses that allowed them to each create a unique style while all looking complimentary of one another.

It POURED all morning but minutes before we began our portraits the skies cleared and we were able to spend time walking around Beach Haven!  The couple had a beautiful first look and a few moments alone before portraits.  The ceremony was performed by a family member and filled with personal touches like the happy couple explaining to guests how they met.  After the ceremony the Sea Shell held an amazing cocktail hour (like they always do!) and guests enjoyed gourmet food and plenty of drinks.  The reception began with the formal dances and speeches and seamlessly moved into dinner where the Sea Shell debuted some fresh, new menu selections and they did not disappoint!

The night was filled with laughter, dancing and drinks all around.  Thank you Grace and Matt for allowing us to be apart of such a beautiful and memorable day!

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Thank you for reading today’s blog about Southern Regional Senior Pictures!

Today’s blog features images from a session in May 2017 of Southern Regional Senior Pictures with Zach!  I have been photographing Zach’s family for years.  They are kind, funny and a wonderful group of people.   Zach’s mom wanted him to have senior photos done. While I am sure Zach had other things he would have liked to been doing, but he was a trooper through our session and made his mom happy!  Zach plays for Southern Regional’s baseball team.  We decided to revolve our session around his sport to add some personality to the session and show Zach’s favorite hobby.  I wanted to make sure his session showed his personality and favorite pass time.

Here are some tips, tricks and ideas to make your Southern Regional Senior Pictures amazing!

  1. Pick the perfect time of day – lighting is everything!
  2.  You should have 2/3 outfit changes.  Your outfits should reflect your personal style and be relative to the location you choose.
  3. Feature your hobbies!  Surfing. Sports, Painting. Music.  Whatever it is – we can find a way to work it into your session.
  4. Utilize your school grounds.  Develop another layer into your photos by using the grounds you travel every day to tell your story.
  5. RELAX!  The more calm you are and the more fun you have, the better your photos will come out.  I promise!
  6. Try and stick with bold and solid colors in your outfit.  Some neutrals can make you look washed out.
  7. Bring props!  Don’t worry about how they work in, that is my job to make happen!
  8. Girls – consider a professional blow out or makeup, it will make you feel amazing!
  9. Guys – even if you don’t want to do this…. smile!  It will make your mom really happy!
  10.  Think outside the box, pictures don’t have to just be perfect smiles and poses!

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Thank you for reading today’s blog about a beautiful Boathouse LBI Wedding Photos! The Boathouse has recently come under new ownership and is now known as Parker’s Garage!  The owners have other local restaurants that I LOVE and I am so excited to see where this new journey takes them!

Elizabeth and Ryan were a pleasure to work with from their engagement photos straight through planning and their wedding day!  They chose a beautiful LBI venue with a nautical themed wedding.  The bride’s form fitting lace Allure dress was absolute perfection and her grooms special dance at the end of the night was it’s own version of perfection! You will have to use your imagination for that one because those photos won’t be making their way to the internet! The newlyweds had a beautiful sunset directly outside of their Boathouse LBI venue that made for some beautiful portraits.

Mr & Mrs Belk – I hope you make each other laugh and smile every day as much as you did your wedding day!

Now a word from the bride herself!

  • Q. Where was your ceremony and reception held?
    A. Our ceremony was held at the Fifth St. Pavilion in Beach Haven, NJ. We then hosted our reception at The BoatHouse Restaurant, also in Beach Haven, NJ.
  • Q. What made you decide on your reception location?
    A. I fell and love with the atmosphere of the restaurant. The very laid-back, open-air feel of the space was exactly what we were looking for.
  • Q. What was your favorite little detail you DIY’d for your day?
    A. My best friend and I decorated the space the day before the wedding. It was so nice to have the final hand in putting together all the pieces and seeing it all come together.
  • Q. How many dresses did you try on before you found the one? Who was the designer of your dress?
    A. I only tried on three dresses before choosing my dress. Up until that point I was having trouble envisioning my day. But as soon as I put that fourth dress the whole day came together in my mind, even the emotions I was going to feel. The designer was Allure.
  • Q. If you could change one thing, what would it be?
    A. I can’t think of one thing I would change about the day. If anything it would have been how hot it was that day, but I think even the scorching heat helped make it a memorable day!!
  • Q. Do you have any advice for future brides?
    A. Don’t drive yourself TOO crazy about the very minor details. Making sure you and your husband and the people you both love are together, having a great time, and celebrating the love the two of you share is the most important part of the day!
  • Q. What was your favorite moment of the day?
    A. The very beginning of the ceremony, when I walked over that sand dune and saw Ryan waiting for me on the pavilion, was my most favorite moment of the whole day. However, his very risqué performance while removing my garter is a very close second!

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