{PUBLISHED} VINTAGE + RUSTIC ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

Un-Jersey Bride has published Emily and Kevin’s Blairstown engagement photos! It was such a pleasure photographing this engagement session. I adored Emily’s vintage details and the color choices she chose that just complimented the rustic environment that surrounded them. You can view the full feature here or some snippets below!

 

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Emily and Kevin's Blairstown Engagement Session with Jessica Lee

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

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SPRING LAKE, NEW JERSEY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | KRISTIN + TYLER

A true-heart connection, their love is palpable. It’s evident in the way Tyler wraps Kristin up with tight fingers, as if to say, “I will always protect you and never let you go”.  They share a joy and playfulness that, like one heartbeat, is a quiet song just between the two of them. I got to witness that during their engagement session at Spring Lake. Together they laughed, played and shared some incredible moments.

 

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Their engagement session started in Divine park at Spring Lake. The light was perfect for engagement photos.. warm and glow-ie.. what a dream!

 

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After an outfit change, we walked the Spring Lake South Pavilion-end of the beach.

 

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There was supposed to be a tropical storm that weekend, yet it only rained Saturday, leaving Sunday’s sea with big crashing waves. This made for some beautiful photographs!

 

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I’m particularly excited for their upcoming September wedding, it’s destined to be filled with beautiful stories of love, family and friendship.

 

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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..

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.