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Today’s wedding miiiiiiiiiight be the most fun I’ve ever had at a wedding. And that’s not just because Jess + John are amazing + awesome + so, so sweet. Nope, it was because Jess + John were so excited to get married and they truly, TRULY celebrated all day long. There was no feeling of “let’s get to the next thing”, just 100% in-the-moment moments. It made my job easy + fun.

First up, some sweet deets.

Friends, say hello to Jess!!

Upstairs, John was getting ready..

The best, most ridiculous champagne pop ever.

Jess’s dad had a bottle of moonshine that he attached a go-pro to. Here’s Jess singing into it before taking a gulp.

Mamas + their babies, y’all.

The light in the Brandywine Manor House barn is out of this worlddddddd.

Their baby, Chesney, brought the rings.

John + the boys..

Find yourself a friend who will pose with bacon wrapped scallops on your wedding day.

These guys were the MOST FUN EVER!

Miss Chesney came over for a few shots.


Introducing the new Mr. + Mrs. Lavelle!

Just casually rocking out with your grandparents.

I love this photo so much. They’re both clearly like “look at her! What are we going to do with her?!” and she’s like “whatever, ya’ll. I’m dannnccciiinnngggggg”

Jess and her dad had the most epic dance. It was amazing.


Jess + John – I can’t begin to thank you enough. You guys are the absolute best + it was SUCH an honor to be able to preserve your beautiful wedding day. Thank you for inviting me into your story, and for being some of my favorite humans. xoxo, Lauren



Kelly + Justin’s wedding was a WINDYYYY ONE! These two had the most laid back, easy going wedding and it was such a pleasure to be there to document it. My clients really are the best – because whether their day is totally chaotic or completely effortless, there is one thing they all have in common – THEY ARE AWESOME. Sweet, loving, caring, AWESOME people. And Kelly + Justin were just that.


First up, some deets.

GUYS! Look at these awesome flower bracelets that A Garden Party Florist made for Kelly + Justin’s wedding! Instead of corsages, their moms got these!

First look feelzzzzz.

We were legit outside for 2 minutes and that included the first look + these portraits. These guys rocked those two minutes and we got these gorgeous portraits!


The veil flew up the whole ceremony, which was my favorite thing ever.


Introducing the new Mr. + Mrs.

Apple bottom jeans, boots with the furrrrrr….


Kelly + Justin – thank you so much for allowing me to capture your perfect wedding day! You guys are the BEST! I wish you so much love + luck! xo, Lauren


riverside, nj

hair makeup  • Rizzieri // dress designer •  Ivy & Aster  // dress shop  •  Lovely Bride // shoes  •  Michael Kors // bakery • DiBartolo  // florist A Garden Party // reception venue  • The Madison // dj  • DJs Available // groomsmen  • Jos A Banks // bridesmaids  • Adrianna Papell // assistant • Liz Janczewski



Lauren, Donnie + their beautiful pups are on the blog today! I met up with these four on the windiest/coldest day, but you’d never know it! They rocked this session and we had such a great time making some beautiful images. Check them out below:


Lauren + Donnie are getting married at Normandy Farm, so this was the perfect rustic backdrop for their rustic wedding.





My favorites are always the silly ones.


Lauren + Donnie, thank you so much for trusting me! You guys are so amazing, I had the best time, and I can’t WAIT until your wedding! xo, Lauren


It’s dreary today in New Jersey, so I figured it was the perfect day to share Kaitlyn + Eddie’s incredibly gorgeous wedding day! Kaitlyn + Eddie infused the most classic and elegant details throughout their day. The day was full of so much love, I’m still smiling.

Hi Kaitlyn!

Next door, my second shooter Mackenzie was grabbing some shots of Eddie + the guys.

One of Kaitlyn’s bridesmaids got her blue champagne to pop!

Kaitlyn’s sisters were just in awe of her beauty.


That walk down the aisle will never get old for me.

Andddddd they’re married!!

Everyone was just smitten with Kaitlyn’s beauty.

I mayyyyyyy have accidentally had them kick over their beers.

Sister, sister.


These crazy cats partied all night long!

Kaitlyn + Eddie – thank you so much for allowing me to capture your beautiful wedding day. You guys are just the BEST and it was a honor to spend the day with you, capturing your love. xo, Lauren


hainesport, nj

hair  •  Taffeta Hair & Makeup Design // makeup  • Taffeta Hair & Makeup Design // dress  •  Cosmobella // shoes  •  Badgley Mischka // bakery • DiBartolo  // florist • Clover Garden // reception venue  • The Bradford Estate // ceremony • Our Lady of Good Counsel // videographer  •  Greg Hoffman // dj  • SCE Event Group – Nick Spinelli // second shooter • Mackenzie Piggott



There aren’t enough words for the wedding day of Meryl + Tim, but I promise I will try my best. Everything about this wedding was warm and sweet, well thought out and laid back, and man – was it emotional! (I blame Tim for the speech and the tears.) There was so much love put into every aspect of this beautiful day that love just radiated from everywhere. You could feel it. I hope I captured even a small piece of that love here.


Friends, meet Meryl. She is the sweetest, easiest person to know. To know her is to love her.


Meryl is a designer, hence the AMAZING invitations.


MEET TIM! Nicest guy you could know, best speech giver I’ve ever seen.


These two got married at Camp Krislund, a camp near State College, PA that Meryl grew up going to and that her family helped start! How cool is that?!


Yes, they really are THIS cute.


Bridesmaids on point! Not surprisingly, Meryl’s bridesmaids were all SUPER sweet. I mean, what did I expect, Meryl is a LIGHT. Of courrrrsssseee she surrounds herself with the brightest.


Best looking guys this side of the Mississippi.


Runaway groomsmen!




Camp Krislund is HUGE. Which meant these guys had their guests ride to the ceremony in style – in the back of a tractor wagon!


A pre-ceremony father-daughter moment, special thanks to my right hand gal, Mackenzie.


As Meryl was walking down the aisle, I peeked over at Tim and he was SO EMOTIONAL. They had a first look and he was MORE emotional at the sight of his wife walking down the aisle. The thing is, first looks don’t take anything away from *this* moment, where you are surrounded by your loved ones watching your beautiful bride take the steps toward your lives together.


Tim made me tear up at least 3 times this day. It was the most beautiful thing.


Meryl, you are the queen of the cutest faces.




In case they didn’t get enough birdseed launched at them, Meryl’s mama was there to give ’em some more.


The new Mr. & Mrs.!


We went out for a few more portraits since the scenery was THIS MOUNTAIN RANGE. NBD.


Then we headed in for some speeches where we laughed, we cried, and then Tim made us all CRY SOME MORE with the most perfect speech he made for Meryl.


And then they danced like maniacs because half of the party are real dancers and they put me and my dance moves to shame.


Meryl + Tim, it was an honor. Thank you so much for trusting me to document your love. Thank you for making me feel so welcome and for sharing your light and love with me. I adore you guys and wish you so much happiness in your lives together. xo, Lauren