[Family Session, Long Beach Island]

For this awesome session, I traveled down to LBI and it was so much fun! I love being in a beach town in the heart of summer to see everyone on vacation and having fun! It’s even better when families get their photos taken on vacation to truly capture the memories of their trip!

This was an awesome crew and it was so special to be able to work with them. Of course the three little ones stole the show and even though they were timid in the beginning, they were having a blast by the end! My favorite part was when we went down to the water and the kids were so patient not to run right into the water and play. Instead they held hands and chased the seagulls and it made for some perfect photos!

-Michelle 🙂

[Danielle + Bryan Oakland, NJ]

I have known this beautiful bride since we were kids! Our moms have been friends since grade school and we grew up meeting at the beach in the summertime! We always had the best time together hanging out on the beach or playing in the arcades. When Danielle asked me to photograph her wedding, I was so excited! I knew it was going to be so fun to celebrate with our families!

I met Bryan a few summers ago when our families met up at the beach. It was so sweet to see how special Danielle and Bryan’s relationship was! Their wedding took place at Portobello in Oakland, New Jersey and it was beautiful! Not only did we get to take photos at the banquet hall, but we had access to the beautiful restaurant side as well. It felt like we were in Italy with the incredible, rustic backdrop! We had to dodge a little rain while taking photos but luckily it mostly stayed away.

After we took our photos, it was time for the ceremony! It was a beautiful ceremony while Danielle and Bryan were surrounded by their family and friends. One of my favorite parts of the day was during cocktail hour when our mom’s got to see each other along with their other friends from school. It was so nice to catch up with everyone and be together to celebrate Danielle and Bryan. The reception was awesome; filled with great speeches and lots of dancing! Congratulations Danielle and Bryan!

-Michelle 🙂