[Welcome Baby Irene Ephrata, PA]

Photographing newborn babies has got to be one of the best jobs in the whole world! A few weeks ago I made the trip out to Pennsylvania to visit my best friend from college, her husband and their perfect little angel, Irene. They were such a sweet little family!

I had been waiting for this day ever since I found out this little peanut was coming into the world! Before we could get started with photos however, Aunt Mitchy needed some snuggle time with Irene and it was the best ever.

Mom and dad are in the process of renovating their master suite, so I got the perfect spot in the house for Irene’s newborn photos. Any empty room with beautiful hardwood floors and TONS of natural light. The second I got up there, I knew it was going to be perfect.

We started off with some family photos and it was so amazing to see how in love these first time parents were with their little miracle. After photos with mom and dad, Irene was ready for her close up and she totally nailed it!

I had so much fun spending time with this family of three and capturing these first memories! Welcome to the world Irene!

-Aunt Mitchy πŸ™‚

 

[Brittania and Sam’s Rehearsal Dinner Seaside Park, NJ]

A few weeks ago I got to photograph my friend Brittania’s rehearsal dinner! It was so exciting getting to see the bride, groom and their friends and family get together for before the big day! Everyone was just so excited for what the next day would bring!

Sam and Brittania’s rehearsal dinner was held at the Park Pavilion in Seaside Park, NJ and it was gorgeous! We had a perfect, warm night and the sun was just setting when the guests were arriving; I even got the bride and groom to be to squeeze in some photos on the deck and it was adorable!

The evening came to an end with a super sweet toast made by Brittania, thanking everyone for coming and to honor her aunt and uncle who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! What a perfect way to start your wedding weekend!

-Michelle πŸ™‚

[Kaitlyn’s Super Sweet 16 at the Primavera Regency in Stirling, NJ]

So it’s been a while since I’ve been to a Sweet 16 and man are they fun! It’s like a mini wedding but just to celebrate one amazing girl! I think I need a Sweet 30… πŸ™‚

Kaitlyn’s Sweet 16 was absolutely gorgeous and held at the Primavera Regency. She looked more incredible than any princess and it was so fun capturing her special day. Before the party got started, we took pictures with her family and closest friends and they were all laughing and having a great time.

The night was complete with a photo booth, frozen pink drinks, a chocolate fountain and plenty of dancing. The best part of the night however was when Kaitlyn lit her candles that were dedicated to her friends and family. She shared really special memories and all 16 of her dedications were truly touching.

Happy Sweet 16 Kaitlyn!

-Michelle πŸ™‚

[Wendy and Casper’s Romantic Wedding at the Smithtown Country Club Smithtown, NY]

There’s nothing better than getting to photograph a family wedding! Back in July, I got to photograph my Aunt’s sister’s wedding and even though we aren’t related by blood, we are still family! Wendy had always told me that she wanted me to photograph her big day, so when that day finally came I was so excited!

A bunch of my family and I made the trip to Long Island to celebrate Wendy and Casper! The weather was gorgeous, the church was quaint and I’ve never seen the bride and groom look happier. Casper and Wendy were married at the St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, where they have been long time members, and it was really special to witness their marriage in front of every important person in their life.

After their wonderful ceremony (during which I was fighting back tears) they were greeted by all of their guests and some fun confetti! We took photos in front of the church, then it was off to get the party started!

The reception took place at the Smithtown Country Club and it was the perfect intimate setting for the celebration of a great couple! There were special toasts and first dances, a fun photo booth and a great live band that kept the party going! And on top of all of this fun, I got to be with my family to celebrate Wendy and Casper.

It was such a great family weekend and I was so honored to get to photograph this amazing couple. Congratulations Wendy and Casper! I wish you both every happiness together as husband and wife!

-Michelle

[Kristen’s Whimsical Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower Howell, NJ]

Let me start off by saying if this isn’t the cutest theme for a baby shower, then I don’t know what is! I got to photograph this beautiful and sweet baby shower this summer and it was so much fun! Kristen was surrounded by her friends and family to celebrate her little peanut on the way and it was so exciting!

The house was decorated so beautifully with Disney, Winnie the Pooh, and sweet little baby clothes too! There were super fun games like guessing the baby’s due date, name that song with “Baby” in the title and my favorite, match the baby to the parents (Disney edition).

Everyone had so much fun playing the games and spending time with the beautiful mom to be on her special day!

-Michelle

 

[Family Photos Double Trouble State Park, NJ]

I’m pretty sad to see summer go, but I did get to have one last session with one of my favorite families at the beautiful Double Trouble State Park and it was awesome!

Hannah, JJ and mom and dad were all dressed perfectly for summer and they came ready to explore the park! Hannah was ready at any minute to strike a pose and she looked absolutely adorable! JJ on the other hand just wanted to see what was going on in the park! When we got him to smile or laugh however, it was literally so sweet!

I always have so much fun with this crew and it was the perfect way to spend one of the last days of summer!

-Michelle πŸ™‚