BLAIRSTOWN, NEW JERSEY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS: EMILY + KEVIN

While kayaking, Kevin would pass an old abandoned and run-down silk factory. He was always inspired by the history of the building and couldn’t wait to share the secret spot with Emily after they started to date. She too was inspired by the juxtaposition of it’s grungy, worn-down appearance amidst the beautiful forest and dreamed of an imtimate portrait session there one day.

 

For their engagement session, Emily mixed nature with a little bohemian elegance, wearing a maxi dress and full-length sweater. Kevin sported a matching pink tie. They created a small picnic-like setting with wine and candles in a vintage suitcase, but in the end, their love was tender and romantic and completely stole the show!

 

I can’t wait to capture and preserve their beautiful legacy that begins this July!

 

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

 

Oh, Emily, simply fierce…go onnnnnnnnn…

 

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

 

My favorite part of the entire session, watching Kevin. His constant and tender embrace, he absolutely adores Emily. So much love between them, truly wonderful to watch.

 

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

 

Emily especially loved the old footings for the dock that once stood near the water front. So inspired, she wanted to showcase them in their engagement session portraiture.

 

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

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Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee Photography (www.jessicaleephoto.com)

Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

 

See more photographs from their Blairstown engagement session.

 

 

CELEBRATING MOM

After celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend, I thought it would be fun to pull together some of my favorite mother-son dances. I love the range of emotions expressed in these photographs – adoration, laughter and joy. I feel truly honored to watch (and capture) this honest and real moment.

 

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When we loose mom’s to divorce or even an untimely death, there are sisters..

 

Laura and Luke Olenowski Wedding

Laura and Luke Olenowski Wedding

Laura and Luke Olenowski Wedding

 

 

And sometimes, momma’s have two roles to play, both mom and dad.

 

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To all the momma’s out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

HELLO WORLD, JLP’S NEW LOOK

Jessica Lee Photography Home Page

 

 

I’m so excited about the new website refresh. With a more defined core, my hope is that newly engaged couples who visit Jessica Lee Photography, will see my heart for wedding photography. I believe that a wedding means nothing without a marriage. An intentional and deeply meaningful wedding should be documented and displayed throughout the home. Pointing your heart back to that day, to stand on the promises of the commitment you made when times are tough.

 

 

 

 

Jessica Lee Photography Weddings Page

 

 

Specializing in a modern blend of photo-journalistic coverage and beautiful wedding portraiture, I look for and document the heartfelt emotions of the couple on their wedding day. I believe it’s not just the couple that makes the marriage, but those they surround themselves with. With that in mind, I make sure that those relationships and interactions are captured as well. My hearts desire is to create an authentic and joyful representation, documented in a timeless manner, so a couple can instantly connect with the moment portrayed in their photographs.

 

 

Jessica Lee Photography Process Page

 

 

My goal with the refresh is to offer couples an opportunity to instantly connect with me. My hope is that I’m not just ‘the wedding photographer’, but their ‘friend’, who so happens to be photographing their wedding day.

THE JLP REFRESH: DAY 05 GIVEAWAY

Jessica Lee Photography

 

I’m so excited to release the fresh new design for Jessica Lee Photography. I’m even more excited about this final giveaway planned, a Love Session, for one lucky couple. Whether you’ve been together five months or five years, I want to celebrate the true heart of your love.

 

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Winning Couple Will Receive
a 1.5 hour session (engagement or anniversary portraits)
Clean, modern style edits on your entire collection
Delivery* of 10 high-resolution images with personal reproduction release
Online gallery to share and print any image
(For the lucky lady) Complimentary Hair and Make Up for the session**


How To Enter

e-mail jessica@jessicaleephoto.com with LOVE SESSION GIVEAWAY in the subject
INCLUDE:
Your full names
Tell me about yourselves/ how you met/ interests
(If you have a Pinterest account(s), please include a link)
Include a picture of the two of you together (I will use this to announce the winner!)
Social media handles: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter (I will tag the winning couple)


Guidelines

Couple must live in the NJ area
Agree on a session location within 1.5hrs of Rockaway, NJ
Pick a session date in June 2015
Winning couple is responsible for signing of Portrait contract

 

Jessica Lee Photography

 

The opportunity to win this will end MONDAY ( 4/13 ) at 9pm EST. The winner will be announced that THURSDAY ( 4/16 ).

 

* Delivery through instant download.
** I’m teaming up with Kim Frezza of Tre Chique to give her a pampering session, to include hair styling and make up application, for her portrait session with me. I couldn’t be more thrilled to work with Kim, she is suuuper talented at what she does and I am super picky!! Just look at the amazing job she did for my interview.

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The Southern Weddings mission is ‘to inspire brides to cultivate a life full of love — celebrating their families, the culture of the South, and what matters most to them — and then to draw from that rich well to create a meaningful beginning to married life’. I love how the focus is redirected to what is most important – keeping love and marriage at the center of wedding-planning. The SW magazine supports this mission by providing practical advice, along side beautiful inspiration. Where family, tradition, and the intention of pointing peoples minds and hearts to what is happening that day their main focus.

 

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Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, I mean, it’s not like you do this everyday! What questions do you ask your vendors, how do you create a realistic budget, do you write our own vows – the Southern Weddings Planner, with it’s interactive worksheets, will give you the tools to feel confident and equipped throughout your planning process.

 

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I’m a strong believer that a wedding means nothing without a marriage. I’m beyond thrilled to be partnering with SW to give one lucky lady a wedding planner to help her build a marriage with intention; and the ability to use it as a keepsake and draw from it during the many years of her marriage.

 

Head over to Instagram to be sure to get in on this awesome giveaway, you definitely don’t want to miss this one!