BETHANY AND JOSEPH | NEW JERSEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF COURSE, NEW JERSEY

 

 

Bethany and Joseph at the Trump National Golf Course

 

 

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Shooting for Vanessa Joy Photography

KATHERINE AND RUSSELL | NEW JERSEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | THE ASHFORD ESTATE, NEW JERSEY

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Entertainment Company and MC: The Russ Bennett Band
Cake: The Bake Works
Caterer: Merri Makers
Videographer: Rob Adams Films
Program: Stephanie Somodi
Hair and Makeup: Pin It Up Bridal
Florist: MDS Floral Designs
Wedding Gown Designer: Alvina Valenta
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Lead Photographer: Jessica Morrisy Photography

 

ENGAGED | KIM AND BEN, GARRET MOUNTAIN RESERVATION

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Kim and Ben’s engagement session was such a fun adventure with Mackie, their fifteen-month-old pup! I absolutely loved documenting it with remnants of Lambert Castle in the background. Kim wore a beautiful statement piece, her new engagement ring (!!), a stunning solitaire. Ben complimented her cardigan with a shirt that had hints of the same color.

 

Spending time with them, you could see how they ‘got’ each other, it was a pleasure to witness. There is no doubt that Kim is going to make a beautiful bride!

 

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JESSICA LEE PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUMS, PART 1

‘A photograph is a biography of a moment’
Art Shay

 

If a photograph is a biography of a moment, then the album that holds them is more than just a fancy leather book. At Jessica Lee Photography, great care went into selecting the time-capsule of your most valued biography. Because your story deserves nothing less than a personal hand dedicated to every single detail.

 

I believe that meaningful images are NEVER meant to just be viewed on a screen! So often, couples will receive their digital proofs and then don’t do anything with those memories. Having a meaningful, tangible collection of your wedding day favorites, that display the biography of your wedding day is something I highly recommend!

 

To create every wedding heirloom, I work closely with Album Epoca. Handmade in Italy, these albums have the personal touch that can only mean the guarantee of fine quality craftsmanship. Each book has personal attention dedicated to every detail and I just love that!

 

I offer three sizes of wedding albums: 10×10, 12×12, and a 20×8.

 

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Each album can come with a matching Parent Album.

 

 

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There are two options for placing names on the front cover of the wedding album. For leather books, couples can have their names debossed or pressed into the surface of the leather. The second option is to have it engraved, saved for books with the smooth, matte black front cover.

 

 

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The 12×12 and the 20×8 books come with the smooth, matte black front cover. For couples who want something original, yet still timeless, this cover is a great choice! I just looove the weight of the cover! With a likeness to a matte metal, it is so unique. Customize the spine and back cover in a high-tech textile or leather to further personalize your piece.

 

 

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Every book comes with gold gilding along the pages of the album for a clean, finished look. The gilding comes in different colors, but the gold offers an unconventional chicness I just adore.

 

Each book comes in its own home, the traditional case (that can be customized with your favorite image) or a high-end leather clutch (hands down, my personal favorite!).

 

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I just love all the stitching detail of this case.

 

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LISA AND JOSH | NJ WEDDINGS | THE PARK SAVOY

I thrive on creating a boutique experience for my clients – personalized attention, guidance on the event details and timeline, encouraging couples to cultivate and grow a lasting, lifetime commitment – for this reason, I like to except only a handful of clients each season.  With the remainder of my time, I second shoot for some amazing wedding photographers. Watching the story unfold and being able to capture it from another perspective just sets my heart on fire!

 

The first of a handful of beautiful couples I got to work with this season was Lisa and Josh. Surrounded by friends and family – covered with in an overwhelming sense of kinship  – I got to witness a true testimony to marriage, built on a solid foundation of friendship, trust and devotion.

 

At The Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, NJ, Josh started the day with a personalized gift for each of his groomsmen. After some grateful hugs, a few shots and a whole lot of laughs, the guys got down to business.

 

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But before Josh got dressed, his best man, Joe, handed him a gift from Lisa.

 

 

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I love that last picture – the crooked smile – you just know he connected with her words and it struck something deep within him.

 

 

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Josh rocking his inner GQ. These are, by far, my favorite shots to take with the groom!

 

 

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The ceremony was performed at the Church of St. Joseph in Mendham, New Jersey.

 

 

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Portraits were at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown, NJ.

 

 

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The reception was held at The Park Savoy in Florham Park, NJ.

 

 

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I think it’s so important to capture the excitement and joy of the guests. Each one was hand selected and significant, it’s a great opportunity for the couple to see and experience the emotions shared by their family and friends.

 

 

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The toast by Lisa’s dad, Nick, was profound.

 

 

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At the end of his speech he asked his wife (above) and Josh’s parents to join him. He talked about the richness of marriage, but when there are hardship and trials, keeping God first is the key and that the four people standing in front of them will forever be their rock. Then he asked them to look around, that all those faces looking back, those who have come before them, would also be there to carry them through the tough times. (wish I was poetic enough to do that speech justice!).

 

 

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There was not one dry eye!

 

 

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I love this last picture. Since becoming a mom, I’m overwhelmed by the mother-son dance. every. time! (I know my time will come and I will have that first dance with Ezra, my first born child, my son. To have to release him to the love of his life. To no longer be his protector, his comforter. Here come the tears and shortness of breath trying to hold it together! Yeah, I always need a second to get a grip, otherwise it would be ugly!).  This is not the best image I ever took but, for me, it’s powerful! At that very second, they share a moment, produced only in a bond between a mom and her child – the similar expression – it says it all! gaaahhhh

 

 

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It was truly my honor to witness this union. A marriage forged and protected in love.

 

 

Lead Photographer: Vanessa Joy Photography / Reception: The Park Savoy / Cinematographer: Rob Adams Films / Entertainment Company: Hank Lane / Make Up and Hair: Carla Frabrizi / Floral Design: Crest Florists – East Hanover / Stationary/Invitations: Little Black Dress Paperie / Bridesmaids Gowns: Noir by Lazaro / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Wedding Planner: My Bellissima