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I just lovelovelove these people! I’ve photographed the Jones family before they had their first little love Harper, and they got to photograph two of their little babies in their first few weeks of life. Sam and Casey are kind, patient, and amazing parents. They are also incredibly loving + giving, both with each other and with their babies. I couldn’t ask for better people to spend my days with.

NOOOOOWWWWWW ONTO THE PHOTOS! Aren’t they the cutest?!

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We did a few photos at their house and then headed outside for a few – how cute are the Jones kids?!

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Decklan’s face is the best thing EVER.

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Don’t they look like they belong in a magazine. I mean, COME ON!

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I make all the babies smile, WHAT WHAT.

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My favorites in no particular order – 3..

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..2..

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..1..

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!!!!!

 

Casey, Sam, Harper, Decklan + Brody – thank you so much for sharing your love with me! xo, Lauren

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Happy Friday! I’m here to bring you the sweetest little rustic wedding! You ready?!

Meet Melissa – she was cool as a cucumber all day!

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She made all the girls flowers – they look real, don’t they?! She’s pretty amazing!

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Melissa + Joe have two adorable little kids – here’s Joe + Joey during prep.

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Baaacckkk to the ladies!

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Everyone was close to tears seeing Melissa in her dress – I don’t blame them!

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THE SWEETEST.

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First look magic, y’all.

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I love love love Melissa’s face/reaction here. My brides are seriously the best.

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Joey wanted no parts of family formals. I honestly love these moments more than everyone smiling cause it’s REAL LIFE PEOPLE.

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Ceremony time! Love this portrait that my second shooter Joy took of Melissa and her dad before they walked down the aisle.

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MARRIED!!

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The light in the corn crib was SO BOLD AND SO HEAVENLY.

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After a few dances we headed outside to take advantage of those last little bits of light..

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..and Melissa + Joe’s good friend let us borrow his awesome van for a few portraits. DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?!

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Speeches are always one of my favorite parts of the day, and Melissa’s sister-cousin killed it!

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Melissa’s family is Polish and they did a tradition with bread, salt and two shot glasses – 1 had vodka and 1 had water. Melissa got the water, ha!

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Melissa + Joe – thank you both so much for allowing me to capture your gorgeous wedding day. It was truly an honor, and I wish you guys so much continued love and happiness! xo, Lauren

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Prettiest little wedding coming atcha on this rainy (Philly area!) Tuesday..

Amanda + Jason (but really, Mana + Jay… or if you’re me, you just call him Justin all day) and their gorgeous Smithville Inn wedding are here! There aren’t enough words to describe all the love + the beauty + the awesome, amazing party, so I’m just gonna let my photos do the talkin’.. first up, DETAILS!

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Seriously, how great are they?

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Across the road, the boys were getting ready..

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Hey look! It’s Jay + Justin (his brother, my classmate PHS c/o ’02 – holler!)

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Bridesmaid first looks are seriously the best.

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First look success!

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And the cutest little flower girl that ever was!

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Look at that awesome bridal party! Like, could they be anymore PERFECT?! (on the end there… all the way to the left? That’s Sara + Sean whose wedding I photographed this June! Love spending the day with all my favorite brides + grooms)

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Those walks down the aisle are always my favorite..

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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A HAPPIER WALK DOWN THE AISLE? historic-smithville-inn-wedding-galloway-new-jersey-23

After the ceremony, we did a few more portraits in the yummy golden light..

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Those crazy Lewis kids!

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I always knew Mana + Jay were my people, but I really knew it when they got introduced to C&C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat” – couldn’t have been more perfect!

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I KNOWWWW, I KNOWWWWW.

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Party time!

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Jay’s grandparents won the Anniversary Dance!

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Mana + Jay – are there even words?! I LOVE YOU GUYS! I had the best day ever capturing your incredible love story. You two were made for each other, and I’m so glad I got to be a part of this chapter of your lives. xo, Lauren

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  • September 19, 2017 - 9:33 pm

    Kathy O'Keefe - GREAT photos. Looks like a blast was had by all. Congratulations to the happy couple!!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2017 - 11:39 pm

    Helene Lilholt - Those were wonderful photos. I wasn’t at the wedding but they are friends of my son so I know them well and you captured them and all their friends perfectly on their special day.ReplyCancel

Roller derby chick meets handsome farm boy – seriously this wedding is one for the books, folks!

When Therese asked me to photograph her wedding, I was BLOWN AWAY and so incredibly HONORED! Therese and I went to college together and we studied photography together. Having anyone ask me to photograph their wedding is incredible, but having another photographer ask me to shoot their wedding is like next level. I won’t lie, I was a little nervous – did I mention that two of the bridesmaids were also photographers? – but everything couldn’t have been more easy going and Therese + Mark couldn’t have trusted me any more.

So without further ado..

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Friends, meet Therese. She is SO great.

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Funny story – one of her bridesmaids was helping her into her dress, ran off to look for scissors and Therese was like “eh, I’ll just do this myself”. I quick turned and grabbed this shot. My brides are pretty awesome.

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First look!

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What’s that Mark? You don’t enjoy red lips?

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Therese made those dope bouquets – SO GOOD.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE

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Posing these guys was SO easy. They were in their own little world.

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Bridal party goals, amirite?

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Just before the ceremony started, a small little storm cloud rolled in. It drizzled for most of the ceremony, but considering they were calling for heavy rain I’d say we got lucky!

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Therese, you are full of JOY.

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Those small moments throughout a ceremony are my favorite. Mark, sneaking a glance at Therese as she puts his wedding band on.

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MARRIED!!!

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Ain’t no gal/guy like a roller derby gal/guy!

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I seriously have the most amazing clients.

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FAVEEEEEEEEE

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Reception time! Seriously, can everyone do an arch? It’s SO MUCH FUN.

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Speeches. They get me every time.

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And now my friends, we party!

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Being married is amazing. Therese, expect this from Mark in a few years.

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These little girls kiiilllllleeedd the dance floor

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Therese + Mark, thank you both so much for sharing your beautiful wedding day with me. You two are amazing, and your wedding day was as fun, sweet, and awesome as you guys! SO MUCH LOVE TO YA! xo, Lauren

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What’s better than a gorgeous August wedding on the lake? Well, not much. But when you have an amazing bride, groom + their awesome family + friends, well that my friends is BETTER! Bonus for me, Kate’s sister Janel is one of my nearest + dearest friends, so I basically got to be surrounded by my bestie all day..

They had THE most gorgeous details..

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Frank, looking SO dapper.

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And Kate + Janel! Oh my sister heart is exploding!

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First look magic..

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..yes, he is going GIRL, YOU LOOK FINE.

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The wedding party! These guys + gals were SO much fun.

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NEW SISTER ALERT!

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Can you even handle how AWESOME they look? Like, stop. I cannot.

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Those moments before walking down the aisle are always my favorite. Major thanks to my girl Mackenzie for this shot!

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Married! I love how he’s cupping her hand with his!

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After the ceremony, we hid off into the woods for a few more shots..

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And then they were introduced for the first time as HUSBAND + WIFE!

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Speeches. They wreck me every time.

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A few more shots on the dock..

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..and then PARTY TIME!

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This might be my favorite reception image, like ever. The spilled wine, the guy nicely trying to pick up some glass, the hands coming from all sides like NO! STOP! DON’T DOOOO THATTTT!!

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Kate, you are just the cutest.

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Kate + Frank, I can’t even begin to express how much I loved photographing your beautiful wedding day. Everything was perfect, from the details, to the location, to the love the two of you clearly have for each other. It was a honor to watch you guys wed. Sending you guys SO much love! xo, Lauren

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