get ready for a sweet new jersey engagement session full of love, laughter, and the best dog ever.
friends, meet amanda + jay: high school sweethearts, dog lovers, incredibly in love.
we started their session (where else?!) but the high school that they met at (and where I myself attended)
what’s high school without a little time spent in the bleachers?
after we finished at school, we headed around our little town photographing in all the little nooks in crannies. thank you guys for following me around + trusting my eye!
FIRE! fire, i tell ya.
not only are these two super, duper in love, but they’re also hilarious + kept each other cracking up.
our little new jersey town is the cutest..
at the end of our session, we scooped up their dog sadie..
…she was a clear show stealer.
YOU GUYS: thank you so much. for trusting me, for going along with my whacky ideas, for being so incredibly in love that i just had to keep saying “keep doing what you’re doing”. you’re the best, and i adore you both so much! xo, lauren
GUYS. are you ready for the cutest, sweetest, chunkiest little love in the world?! yes?! well, okay then..
..i present to you: myles.
he’s already a master of melting hearts
and these thighs. i mean, COME ON.
and did i mention that myles has two older, hilarious, adorable brothers? just about the cutest trio i’ve ever seen.
this is cole and he’s a big jokester. he’s almost always got a smile on his face..
..and sweet jaxon. best grin!
some brother love.
and last, but not least, we got mom + dad in for a few shots. i like to call this one: hot po-baby.
guys, thank you so much for inviting me in to your lives, over and over again, to capture your beautiful family. xo, lauren
if you’re not prepared to see the most beautiful brooklyn wedding with the most adorable couple ever, then my advice is to: TURN BACK NOW. you’ve been warned.
these two came into my life through my good friend lou, and i’m so glad he connected us. joanna + matt are some of the most genuine, honest + sweet people you will ever meet. their love for each other is evident – just spend 10 minutes with them and you’ll know what I mean. or just follow along with this blog to check out their beautiful brooklyn wedding at the Juliette Restaurant
friends, meet joanna + matt. they’re kind of the cutest, right?
matt’s mama couldn’t keep it together, and oh my goodness I love her for it.
my favorite thing about city weddings is how perfectly random they are..
joanna, you are a goddess. SERIOUSLY.
random, i tell ya!
it took them no time at all to master the lauren allmond photography posing, which is basically keep smilin’ + feelin’ like a fool – it’s what looks best!
i can’t even. so in love.
after a few portraits, we headed over to the juliette restaurant where joanna + matt had their ceremony and reception. it’s heavenly.
the way he looks at her..
their ceremony was equal parts hilarious and lovely. big high fives to joanna’s uncle who officiated!
joanna + matt’s sisters right after the ceremony – this was such a sweet moment, it’s the minute that they were officially family.
but i’m not sure if it beats joanna + matt’s parents embracing each other. SO MUCH LOVE.
after their ceremony, we got a few more portraits as husband + wife.
matt, you’re so dapper!
joanna, goddess. is there a better word to describe her? cause i kind of don’t think there is.
the speeches were SO good!
and now friends, we party!
joanna + matt, thank you both sooooo much for allowing me to capture your gorgeous wedding day, and witness your love for each other. you are both the best people, and together you guys are magic. so much love to you both! xo, lauren
last week I had the pleasure of spending the evening hours with these guys + let me tell you the day was PERFECT (well, minus mike sweating to death under his suit jacket but guysssssss he was such a trooper!). they brought mike’s adorable son ayden along for a few family portraits in the beginning and I’m so glad they did. ayden is a JOY + a sweetheart. special shout out to janet’s MOH tiffany for hanging with ayden while we did the couple portraits! I can’t wait to photograph this beautiful family’s wedding next year.
first up, some family shots. does ayden not have the best smile EVER?
these guys were like magic the whole time. SO MUCH LOVE.
here at lauren allmond photography, we aim to have fun.
race street pier area is amazing because it has all these little nooks and crannies to take advantage of, like these abandoned tracks.
philly is all about signage, folks.
some love under the bridge..
janet + mike – thank you both for an amazing time, being so open to everything I had in mind and for letting me capture your love. you guys are the best! xo, lauren
// assistant – Giulliana Fonseca //