Media, PA Wedding Celebrating Two Cultures | Vishal + Ajila

Media, PA Wedding Celebrating Two Cultures | Vishal + Ajila

An unusually warm fall day in late September, a sweet ceremony in a romantic stone walled church. Candles flickering and love floating through the air, as the flower girl lets the rose petals fall gently to the floor. Vishal and Ajila’s intimate wedding ceremony was the perfect start to their life filled with tradition. Ajila’s elegant white dress and chapel length veil paired with Vishal’s James Bond style black suit, a wonderful fit to their lovely personalities. The stone walls of the Kings Mills building help show off the bold red of the bridesmaids dresses and the groomsmen’s ties as the group showed off how much fun they like to have. We think their favorite part of the bridal party pictures was when the groomsmen tried to carry Vishal off, but he was holding Ajila’s hand as she tried to give him a kiss.

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The fun didn’t end there, it’s time to change to outfit number two! Everyone went to change, because now it’s time to show off their party side and share in their Indian tradition. Ajila’s gorgeously stunning navy blue and gold saree looked amazing next to Vishal’s gold and maroon Sherwani, which he looked handsome in, by the way! We walked by, what we can only guess would be an outdoor ceremony space and did a few portraits there, before heading to an arch that just drew your eye to them, if your weren’t already just staring in amazement of how wonderful these two are together.

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Well, it’s time now to hit the dance floor and if you have not been to an Indian wedding before, you better bring your dancing shoes. Everyone was on the dance floor after the cake cutting and and I mean everyone!

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Congratulations to Vishal and Ajila!
Here’s to many years of happiness.

New York City Fashion Week

New York City Fashion Week

 

Have you ever felt like a kid in a candy store? This is how I felt on the train ride up to New York City on the second Saturday in September. Let me back track just a little. Earlier this year, I worked with Jamal a wedding and fashion photographer. We kept in touch over the last few months and fashion week was our opportunity to work together again. Now back to the kid in a candy store…

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I will say that I am not one with the best fashion sense (I’m working on it), but I love seeing the amazing designs that the designers come up with. Faraj Couture’s Mod Mara (www.modmara.com) was amazing! I could totally see myself wearing a few of her outfits out for a fancy date night. Glitter Trunk Fine Art Jewelry’s jewelry was beautifully paired with Faraj’s designs. The girl’s were so sweet and had a lot of fun when we headed out to the streets for some fun New York style fashion week photos.

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Thank you Jamal for inviting me.

 

Brand Ambassador for Makaila James | South Jersey Photographer’s Tale

Brand Ambassador for Makaila James | South Jersey Photographer’s Tale

 

There are many ways to promote and tell people about your company. Social media is an ever growing force, we can reach more people than ever before. I love networking with people in person and online. I met Monica through the Rising Tide Society’s social media, we were in an Instagram pod together and got to know each other’s services and products. Monica’s company Makaila James was looking for a few more brand ambassadors. Her ambassadors help promote the clothes that Makaila James offers, by showing the clothing off to their following on social media.

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I have to say Makaila James’ clothing might be my favorite online clothing site. Everything is so comfy and there is a large variety of outfits! I started out with a few of Makaila James “Haute & Fit” line shirts, they are great for working out or wearing around the house; Renae even joined in the fun of enjoying their comfort during a few of her workouts. My favorite one is a faded army green color that says ‘Be Kind.’

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Of course I had to check out their “Dresses” and I fell in love with ‘The Venice Maxi Dress.’ Not only is it gorgeous and stunning, but it also is wrinkle free, a lovely dark blue, and super comfortable. I wore ‘The Venice Maxi Dress’ during my engagement session at Bushkill Falls, (we were hiking/walking up stairs and trails) and this dress was so easy to walk and climb the stairs and hike on the trails. It truly is amazing!

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If you want one of these outfits or another shirt, dress, or shorts you can get TONYA15 and get 15% off.

 

I am looking forward to my next outfit from Makaila James!

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Branding Portraits with Keara Anne Weddings | Jenkintown, PA

Branding Portraits with Keara Anne Weddings | Jenkintown, PA

 

I love meeting people and getting to learn about them. Rising Tide Society is a great group for creatives and wedding industry people. I met Keara at our RTS June meeting at Ali’s Wagon in Philadelphia, we got to talking after the meeting and continued emailing over the next month. We wanted to work together and we figured out the perfect way to start, Keara is just starting Keara Anne Weddings, her wedding coordination company and needed some new headshots and lay flats that showed off her colorful style.

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Keara and I meet at her office in July, after a little rearranging a few things to get the best lighting, we got her office set up. We wanted to show off just a few of the items, that you will find on her desk during one of your in-person meetings. Keara is not only an entrepreneur, but also a mom, so we got a few shots of her adorable boys helping her work, and playing on the side of her desk.   

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After hanging out in her office for a little, we headed to downtown Jenkintown, PA. It was time for head shots and some lifestyle photos to finish off our session. I am looking forward to getting to work with Keara again. If you are looking for a month of / day of coordinator or just some help with your wedding planning be sure to check out Keara’s website here.

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Love and Joy.

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Behind the Scenes Look into Vintage Philadelphia, PA | VinSpire

Behind the Scenes Look into Vintage Philadelphia, PA | VinSpire

 

I met Destinee of Vinspire during a February Tuesday’s Together meetup, we got to talking and thought we wanted to work together. Destinee teamed up with me to create a fun vintage inspired senior shoot. We took Destinee’s knowledge of vintage and matched up great makeup and hair styles with the girls wardrobe. Lauren and Maddy joined us as models and looked amazing!

Senior Vintage Styled Shoot

Everyone came over and Destinee got to work, while I started taking on behind the scene pictures.

Senior Vintage Styled Shoot

When all was said and done, Lauren and Maddie looked great and we headed into Philadelphia to fit our vintage theme.

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Love and Joy.

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Hawaiian Mermaid at Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, HI | New Jersey Photographer

Hawaiian Mermaid at Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, HI | New Jersey Photographer

 

So this post is a few years in the making, I know, it sounds funny. I have always loved the magical world TV creates and the underwater world of mermaids. I had the pleasure of working with my sister to create that magical world. We wanted to do a shoot at our “local” beach a few years ago, like all summer. I had a full time job and did shoots on the weekends, so it made it hard for us to find time. We had scouted rocky beach locations while we were visiting family at the shore, but could not find a place that we liked. Summer was ending and it seemed like we were not going to be able to do our dreamy mermaid shoot.

Hawaiian Mermaid

Our story didn’t end there though, to celebrate my parents 25th anniversary we did a family vacation to Hawaii. My parents had gone there on their honeymoon, and wanted to take my sisters and I for our “last” five person family vacation. We had an amazing time, our family vacations are always fun. Of course the whole trip Renae and I talked about doing our mermaid session, and what better place to do one than in Hawaii! On our last day, just hours before we needed to pack up and be at the airport, Renae and I were able to capture a little mermaid magic.

Hawaiian Mermaid

It may have been a summer long dream to do this session, but it was completely worth it. While it was our summer long dream, it just took me a little extra time to create these beautiful mermaid portraits. Maybe we will see Renae swimming along the New Jersey shores this summer.

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Happy shooting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Washington Lake Park Family Portraits | Ortiz

Washington Lake Park Family Portraits | Ortiz

Washington Township Lake Park Family Portraits

It’s a beautiful spring day and the sun is shining bright, but not as bright as the Ortiz family. They got out of the car in full smiles and already laughing. We started our short hike to the Washington Lake Park, or as I like to call it the secret lake; not many people realize it is hidden behind the first lake. We started our session off on the dock, before moving over to the trails. Everyone was having fun, although I’m pretty sure their favorite part was once we headed back out towards the athletic fields. Alexis and Joshua have played sports for years, so portraits on the fields made them feel right at home. I think everyone’s favorite photo before they even saw it, was when I told them to “tackle” mom; don’t worry they were nice.

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Love and Joy.

Prom at the Adventure Aquarium | Camden, NJ | Lauren + Mark

Prom at the Adventure Aquarium

Camden, NJ | Lauren + Mark

I love getting to work with my clients again and this time Lauren was all dressed up in her gorgeous red two piece prom gown, ready to prom at the Adventure Aquarium. We did her portraits in her backyard, which has a lake! The water in the background was beautiful, but all eyes were on Lauren and Mark. When I arrived they were already taking family pictures, it was pretty hot outside so I was glad to see they were hiding in the shade.

 

Mark and Lauren figured out how they wanted to walk out for promenade. I had to capture the twirling and laughs, as everyone there was helping the two of them decide which would be the best spin.

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Lauren’s family was not just celebrating prom, but also Matt’s, Lauren’s younger brother, 8th grade dance.

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I hope you all had a wonderful time at your dances.

 

 

 

 

Love and Joy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prom at The Mansion on Main Street | Renae + Tom

Prom at The Mansion on Main Street Voorhees, NJ | Renae + Tom

 

It’s PROM!! Well it was on Friday night for Tom and Renae, talk about looking a-maz-ing! I know I have said this before about them in last year’s Junior and Senior prom posts, but with it being their last and final prom, it was a different kind of feeling. Yes, I just said last and final prom, Tom and Renae are a year apart in school so this was their fourth high school prom. I thought going to my two proms was overwhelming, but Renae and Tom made all of their glamorous nights look so easy.

 

Tom looked handsome in his all black suit with a white jacket. He also borrowed a friends car so he could drive Renae around in style. Renae’s ivory lace and blush Jovani dress was gorgeous and showed off her tan beautifully. They danced and twirled under the lovely willows and whispered secrets on the bridge. 

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I hope you enjoyed your last high school prom.

 

 

 

 

 

Love and Joy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cake Smash For Your Pooch in Somerdale, NJ | Timmy

Cake Smash For Your Pooch in Somerdale, NJ | Timmy

 

What is better than celebrating your baby’s birthday? Celebrating their birthday with a furry cake smash! My Valentine’s day fur baby got a special doggie cake, topped with doggie treats. Timmy loved his cake
and how can you be mad at him not listening to stay when he sneaks up so cutely to the cake.

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Here is the recipe that I used to create Timmy’s cake.

 

 

 

 

 

Love and Joy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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