ENGAGED | JENNIFER AND GREG, BENEDUCE VINEYARDS, PITTSTOWN, NEW JERSEY

When two worlds collide, it will happen with an intense explosive force. For Jenn and Greg, they were unaware of how close their worlds truly were. Until, one day, a cosmic cataclysm happened and their world, as they knew, set off on a different course.

 

Equally as intense was Jenn’s first reaction to Greg, but her smart-mouth remark left him immediately intrigued. On their first date, she knew he would be there, yet he had no idea. The sparks that flew that night quickly fizzled when Greg didn’t ask for her number. Although, he redeemed himself later with a Facebook request and an invitation for a first date. The rest, as they say, is history!

 

I’m incredibly excited to shoot their wedding this October… they ooze the kind of love that is life-giving; a love that goes deeper than reason. Just seeing them together makes me incredibly happy and I’m truly honored they chose me to document the day that their hearts are stitched together forever by God.

 

I couldn’t be more happy to document a new part of their story with an engagement session in Pittstown, New Jersey.

 

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Both lovers of wine, they opted to have engagement photos taken at the lovely Beneduce Vineyards. Here are some favorites from their engagement session…

 

 

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Greg, oh you. Go on with your bad self!

 

 

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Jenn and Greg have the best time together…no matter the situation, Jenn can make Greg laugh in a matter of seconds…

 

 

 

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Jenn…really?!? You’re simply stunning!

 

 

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Jenn and Greg, thank you for inviting me to document your love and the start of the newest chapter in your lives.

 

 

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A PLEASANTADLE CHATEAU WEDDING : LUKE + LAURA

Laura and Luke, I’m truly humbled by the opportunity to document your love. Thank you.

 

Without further ado..  It’s my honor to present to you, the new Mr and Mrs Luke Olenowski.

 

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To see more from their Pleasantdale Chateau wedding.

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I would always defer to a professional to capture timeless photographs of your wedding day (!!), but what about the day through the eyes of your guests?! The hilarious antics of your high-school besties, the kind notes missed with your forgotten #weddinghashtag, or unexpected shots captured by your grams. These are the gems that will spark nostalgia years later.

 

When I got married, I left disposable cameras on each table. I was left with some good and some, oh. so. bad! haha! Today it is easy to crowd source by using apps to gather all those guest close-ups.

 

1.     With Eversnap, collecting those images are a breeze, sign up to create your album and unique album code. Instruct your guests to download the app and enter your album code (they have super fun instruction cards you can leave for your guests at their seat) when signing in. They can then add photos and video directly to your album all night long.

Cost: $99 – $399

 

2.      Capstory allows guests to text message captured moments to your capsule or personal photo album. This high-end app allows you to download (high-res) your personal favorites, has professional retouching and their team will design two luxury keepsake photo books for you.. wow!

Cost: $500

 

3.     With Snapable, you can see your wedding from their point of view when a copy of each photo taken automatically is added to your album. It’s that easy! I love how you can then share favorite photos or the entire album via the social media platform of your choice.

Cost: $49

 

Want the same opportunity, without the price tag?! Check out these other, FREE options:
Wedpics
Wedding Party App
Capsule

 

Tell me: Would you ask your guests to download any of these apps for your wedding?

DANIELLE AND ANTHONY | NEW JERSEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | FLORENTINE GARDENS, NEW JERSEY

 

Favorites from Danielle and Anthony’s wedding at the Florentine Gardens.

 

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Shooting for Vanessa Joy Photography.

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It’s crazy to think how much technology has changed the way we interact with our weddings. Advancements in technology and user-friendly social media platforms have made wedding photography even more accessible than ever. Personally, you’re paying good money to host your wedding, give your guests permission to experience it rather than spend time recording it.

 

However, if you’re the type that needs to see every. single. picture. then Instagram is an amazing

tool to do just that!

 

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You will need these (free) tools:

• Instagram mobile app

• Predetermined wedding hashtag (Quick Tip: before you begin, search your chosen #hashtag to make sure no one else is currently using it)

 

For those not already familiar..

Instagram, it is a fun application available on your iPhone or Android that allows you to take a picture, slap a filter on it, then post it. You can also instantly share said image on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.

 

Hashtags use the pound sign (or hash) to turn any word or group of words that directly follow it into a searchable link. This allows you to organize content and track topics based on those keywords you create.

 

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Create a hashtag that is unique to your wedding, think: a combination of your names and a date, inside joke or whatever is unique to you as a couple! Then let your guests know through signage, invites, or programs. When your guests upload their images and adds your custom #hashtag (in the caption section), your photos will then be searchable and stored in one place. After, while you wait to board the plane to your honeymoon, you can look through the candid moments captured.

 

Stayed tuned for the next Helpful Hints.. I’ll be talking about how to collect all those candids your guests took into one place and how you can create a real-time slideshow for your event!