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H&M wedding at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms

H&M Wedding at The Inn at Fernbrook Farms

Chesterfield, NJ

Wow, can I just say what a beautiful day Hannah and Matt had for their September wedding at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms in Chesterfield, NJ! It was actually a tad hot for a wedding in September.  LOL.   One thing that I know about Hannah and Matt is they LoVe the outdoors.  So, that being said, the Inn at Fernbrook Farms was the most perfect place for them to get married!  There are so many cool rustic buildings, stunning backdrops with greenery, flowers or fields.  As an outdoorsy girl myself that loves beauty and nature, it is a dream venue.

Both Hannah and Matt got ready at the Inn.  The groomsmen were styling in their navy blue tuxes while the bridesmaids were absolutely stunning in their navy BHLDN dresses.  Hannah’s dress from BHLDN was strapless but had this awesome lace cover, which she took off for the reception.  She looked amazing with her red hair braided in a low side bun.  During her prep she even had her little dog Henry there who sat on her lap as she got her makeup done.  The couple saw each other for the first time around 2:30pm in the sundial garden.  It was a moment to see!  We took lots of portraits with the bridal party, family and just the two of them until 4:15pm when they hid away and freshened up for their ceremony.

The ceremony was beautiful in front of the stone wall and cocktail hour was on the lawn in front of the tower.  They had a lovely trio that played as their guests enjoyed their appetizers, drinks and conversation.  Just before entrances we stole them away to do 5 minutes of photos because the lighting was amazing.  After entrances, during their first dance, they wowed the crowd with some moves they had practiced.  Their best man and maid of honor really spoke from the heart, shared some sweet moments, and some funny ones too.  Their reception was full of amazing food and ambiance, laughter, some tears and love. What a night!  I wish you many years of happiness and blessings!  It was such a blessing photographing your moments!

Dresses: BHLDN

Flowers: Flora of Lambertsville

Cake: Chef Christine from the Inn at Fernbrook Farms

Venue: The Inn at Fernbrook Farms

Photographers: Jessica L. Halas and Gerardo

Assistant: Casey

Fall Mini Sessions 2017

Fall Mini Sessions 2017

 

Every fall I get the same thought,  I almost can’t believe it’s this time again for booking fall mini sessions.  This is such a busy time for a family photographer!  So, if you would like to update your photos for your holiday cards or gifts, now is the time to do so. I will be offering these sessions on October 15th and 16th from 3pm-5pm on both days.  The exact location will not be determined until the week before the sessions as I like to scout out the most perfect location.  These are on a first come first serve basis and spots are limited.  If these times and dates do not work for you, you can always book a full session on your desired date and location. To book your session please email me at: jessicahalas@livingstonesphotography.com  or simply click on my contact page stating the time and date you would like.  I look forward to seeing you all!

Back to school mini sessions 2017

Now Booking Back to school mini sessions 2017

Hey guys, NJ child and family photographer is now booking back to school mini sessions for 2017!  It’s that time of year again to document your kiddos going back to school! Get it done before the start of school so you can share with your friends and family! Haven’t had your child’s photograph taken in a while?  This is a great way to document your child’s growth and get those portraits updated.  One of my favorite things is to document my children in the beginning of the year and the end of the year to see how much they have changed!  I will be doing these sessions on Aug. 26th from 9am-3pm at my studio in Farmingdale, NJ. This will be a styled shoot and will contain an antique desk and chair, a big chalkboard and other items.  This is first come first serve. Can’t wait to see your back to school best! To book email jessicahalas@livingstonesphotography.com or simply click here.

 

Back to School Mini Sessions

Back to School Mini Sessions Farmingdale, NJ

Wedding Avon, NJ

Wedding Avon, NJ

NJ Wedding Photographer

 

Being that Ian grew up in New Orleans and Erin in Avon, NJ, they had a beach Mardi Gras inspired wedding.  The guys were styling in their navy polka dot tuxes and the girls in their mix of lavender, fuchsia and soft pink.  Their day began in Eatontown and Avon, NJ and they saw each other for the first time at the St. Elizabeth Church in Avon, NJ where they were wed! Their ceremony was followed by family photos at the church and then photos on the beach in Avon.  Their reception was at the Spring Lake Manor in Spring Lake, NJ.  They added many awesome personal elements to their reception like when Ian danced to a Michael Jackson song and Erin sang a song to Ian.  They also had a second line where the bride and groom danced around the room with umbrellas while their guests waved handkerchiefs around.  It was so awesome to see the love and fun that they share and a pleasure to capture their special day!

Wedding Planner: Where’s The Party At

Flowers: Wall Flowers

Cake: Chocolate Carousel

Venue: Spring Lake Manor

Photographers: Jessica Halas and Brad

 

Asbury Park, NJ Engagement Session

H & M  Asbury Park, NJ Engagement Session

Can I say how fun engagement sessions are, especially an Asbury Park, NJ Engagement Session! I love getting to know my couples before their big wedding day! Of course you can get to know me on my About page, but it is so much better to meet in person.  It’s how you see how I go through the creative process and create all the stunning images I can for you.  I love to feed off of my clients, their personalities, the light and beauty that I see.

It’s at Fernbrook Farms…

Matt and Hannah are getting married at the beautiful Fernbrook Farms in Bordentown, NJ. It is such an awesome venue with their beautiful 1900’s B&B, stunning gardens, antique lemonade truck, barns, chickens, goats, amazing  staff and farm fresh local food! Uh, did I say I can’t wait to photograph this beautiful couple at Fernbrook? Once they booked their wedding with me, they decided they wanted to do an engagement session to get to know me and to get an awesome photo so they could formally announce their engagement in the paper.   Great idea huh?

We were originally going to do the engagement session at Fernbrook, but because of the time of year, we decided upon an Asbury Park, NJ Engagement Session and oh how fun it was!  These guys were so at ease in front of the camera and super laid back!

They met in Philly…

Matt and Hannah met in Philadelphia through a mutual friend and the rest was history. In their free time they love to bike and hang out with their dog Henry.  After dating for a bit, Matt decided to surprise Hannah by proposing to her one night after work in their backyard. We already know the end result of that! He he!   At the moment, they live in NYC where she works as a middle school teacher and he works at Columbia.  Congrats guys!  I can’t wait for your wedding in September!

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