You've been planning this day for quite some time now. Putting your energy into this one day. We've talked about the time line and what you want photographed - but what is going to happen during the day? Keep reading to see how your day will play out (there are times where we have to change a few things, but don't worry, I'll be there to make sure your day goes smoothly as possible!)
When I arrive, I like to start with detail photos. Your gown, shoes, jewelry, perfume, bouquet, etc. You spend so much time and money getting all the little things together that they deserve their time to shine! Once everyone is dressed, they will help you get your dress, shoes, and jewelry on. Be sure to eat and drink water (I know, I sounds like a Mom, what do you expect?!) It's going to be a long day and I just want to make sure everyone is okay.
I love doing first looks, it is your 1st intimate time before you two say "I Do!" This part is all you and your almost Husband! We talk about he is going to turn around but the rest is all you! This typically lasts about 10 minutes - then we go on to the bridal and family photos. I like to schedule them before the ceremony so you two can enjoy your cocktail hour.
We'll arrive before your ceremony starts to get the details. All you have to worry about is saying your "I Do's!" We'll capture everything from when you get there till when you exit the ceremony space! From then, we will be going to the reception space to start photographing there.
Bridal Party & Family Photos
The bridal and family photos are typically done after the first look. Both normally last about 15-20 minutes. First, we'll get the whole bridal party together and then we'll separate the sides to photograph each party. Then, we'll get the families together. We'll have a list so we make sure no one is missed!
Before your guests enter, we get the details in the reception space. This is another favorite time of the day - because this is when the party starts! All the planning and stressing (Yes, it's true. And if you're reading this, please take time for yourself to chill!) is done and now its finally time to have fun (not that we weren't already!)
It all starts when your bridal party enters! Then all eyes on the newlyweds! First dance, parent dances, then let the party begin! We'll be there to capture everything. From cake cutting to all the break dancing! If you decide to, we'll go out when the sun is setting to get a few more photos of you and your husband/wife! After that, we are pretty much done for the day. It will be a long day, but we will have so much fun!
Our families have become close over the past year so I was excited when they asked me to take some photos. It was such a beautiful day - not too cold, the sun was shining, and the colors were perfect! These three make such a cute family - you can really feel how much they love each other.
I had a blast photographing this little peanut for her first birthday! Cake smash sessions have to be one of my favorite - because for a moment, they get to just have fun and get cake every where - how could you not love that?! I love the theme that her parents chose - Winter ONEderland! I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I did taking them. Happy First Birthday Maddie!
I was so excited when this album arrived! It was a gift for my husband but I wanted to show my loveys some of our products. There are numerous possibilities with the cover, anything from luxurious leathers to woven cloths. The albums are produced using archival inks and acid free papers so they are created to last! The pages are handcrafted using a 1/4" thick moisture resistant, acid free, warp-free boards. Our albums are such a great way to remember those precious moments for years to come!
Cait and Emma's Mommy and Me session :: Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown, NJ :: NJ Lifestyle Photographer :: Krista Marie Photography
Cait and I became good friends this year and I was so excited when she asked me to take some photos of her and Emma. I didn't want our usual beach or pine background so I was thrilled when we found the gardens. Emma is such a sweet little girl - but has her moments (what 4 year old doesn't!) and I love that I was able to catch both emotions from her!
Madison's Baptism :: Holy Angel's Church in Trenton, NJ :: NJ Lifestyle Photographer :: Krista Marie Photography
Nicole and Tom are good friends of ours and I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their daughter's Baptism. She was such an angel during the ceremony! You could feel the love from family and friends as they watched. Thank you again for letting me be a part of this special moment!
Sarah + Alex :: Married :: Stroudsmoore Inn, PA :: NJ Lifestyle Photographer :: Krista Marie Photography
Sarah and Alex got married on a gorgeous day in April at the Stroudsmoor Inn in Stroudsburg, PA. When they told me where their wedding was going to be in the Poconos - I instantly knew this was going to be one of my favorite weddings to photograph! It was very elegant but you couldn't get away from those rustic details. The weather could not have been more perfect!
Sarah looked stunning in her gown and Alex was very dapper in his tuxedo. You could just feel the love between these two! Their ceremony was overlooking the mountains and the view was breathtaking. The couple danced and talked the day away with friends and family. I wish you two all the happiness this life has to offer. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Rosemblat!
My bridal shower at Victoria on Main in Toms River, NJ was such a lovely time with friends and family. This bed and breakfast also serves tea with delicious scones, finger sandwiches, and desserts. I love the vintage decor - one of the reasons why I picked this place! My mother and bridesmaids helped make my shower a special day for me. I really felt like a bride and I was able to just relax and have a great time. I am extremely grateful for those that could attend - and I know a few that would be there if it weren't for life getting in the way. Although it was supposed to be a surprise - I figured out right away when a close friend asked me to go to her "belated birthday party" at the place where I wanted my bridal shower to be! I was still excited and loved every minute of the day. I can't thank my mom enough for putting this all together. Also, my bridesmaids went above and beyond to make the day special!
I was contacted by Cori, Christina's sister, to photograph her nephew in February. After a few emails going back and forth, I knew that this was going to be an adorable newborn session. In the weeks leading up to finally meeting Xander and his parents, all I could think about was how I was going to position him, what blankets and props to use, etc. When I arrived at the Grandparent's house, I fell in love with their sun room. There were huge windows letting in the beautiful sunlight! I was able to gather a few items around the house to make the session more personal. He was a little fussy, but we were able to capture some beautiful moments of Xander. Congratulations Christina and Alex on your handsome little boy!
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