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somerset, nj

hair + makeup  • Geetaz Eclectic Beauty Bar // 2nd dress  Khajana Boutique // bakery Palermo Bakery //videographer 1314 Studio // florist Vivek Flowers // reception venue  • The Imperia at Somerset // dj  • BWD Entertainment // second shooter • Danielle Allen

 

 

Bestttttttttttt wedding coming atcha!

This was my first Indian wedding, and I was nervous as heck all day about capturing it perfectly. Luckily for me and my style of shooting, there was so much going on that there was barely anytime to think except CLICK CLICK CLICK. I can’t begin to thank Radhika + Steven enough for placing their trust in me and to Steph  – one of my past brides and #1 fans – for referring me to them! You guys are the best! (oh, and special shout out to Rajat for helping Radhika pick me! You and your wife are the cutest!)

First up are the KILLER details.

Friends, meet Radhika. Isn’t she just radiant?

Down the hall, my awesome second shooter Danielle was capturing Steven’s details..

Their first look was a little bit magical.

Radhika + her lovely parents. Can you even STAND the way that they are looking at her? SO PRECIOUS.

The colors in this photo is what I dream about.

Next up, the Baraat. I was extra careful to photograph this well since I knew how important this moment was for Steven.

LOOK AT THAT SMILE!

And now onto the gorgeous ceremony #1..

I think this is just the cutest picture ever. I love how Radhika’s dad is leaving forward to watch this moment.

After the gorgeousness that was that ceremony, I wasn’t sure if there was anything that could top it and low and behold – Radhika looking amazing ALLLLLL over again.

MARRIED!!

The new Mr. + Mrs.

You guys! It was such an honor, such a treat! Thank you so much for placing your trust in me. So much love for you guys! xo, Lauren

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voorhees, nj

makeup  • Belle by Natalie // hair • Hair by Megan Morgan // dress shop  Encore Bridal // shoes  AMS Emma Platform // groom  Mens Wearhouse // groomsmen  • Jos A Banks // bridesmaids  • Show me your mumu // bakery Classic Cakes // florist Carl Alan Floral // reception venue  • The Mansion on Main Street // dj  • Rock it Entertainment // assistant • Liz Janczewski

 

 

Adorable, sweet, FUN wedding coming atcha today! Alix + Sean’s wedding day at The Mansion on Main Street was nothing short of amazing. The details were gorgeous, Alix was absolutely STUNNING, there was so much thought and care that went into planning the perfect day. But my favorite part of this day was, without a doubt, the people. When I met Alix + Sean, I knew they were MY people – fun, easygoing, quick to laugh, hard to temper. But I had no idea that EVERYONE (from parents, to grands, to bridesmaids, and every guest) were gonna be the same exact way.

I left last weekend sore from dancing, cheeks hurting from smiling. And that’s exactly how it should be.

And nowwww, a little preview of their perfect day starting with the groom getting ready..

Meet Sean – easygoing teacher who didn’t even bat an eye when I started taking photographs from within the bathroom.

Moments with mamas are always my favorite. They still remember the day you were born and they cannot believe you’re getting married.

A two minute drive away…

ALIXXXXX!! I didn’t think it was possible for you to be any more beautiful, but HOT DAMN, Belle by Natalie brought out your already-natural-beauty.

YES, YES, YES.

Hi, can we do flower girl first looks forever now?!

THIS MOMENT. THIS MOMENT is why I LOVE being a wedding photographer. The chance to capture these pieces of time. Sure, I love all the pretty stuff and how everyone is happy all day long, but I live for these moments.

And I live for these ones too. HA.

First look feels.

Alix + Sean decided to read their vows to each other before the ceremony so that they could really hear them + savor them. This was right after they read them to each other.

I definitely asked too much of this group when I asked them to cheer for the couple. But when someone suggested booing them, they all happily jumped on board. HA!

The sweetest flower girls that ever were.

Is there anything more fitting for a school teacher?

Those post oh-my-god-can-you-believe-we’re-actually-married feels.

Making it official with a secret handshake..

YES, ALIX, YES!

If your Friday isn’t looking like this, you’re doing it wrong.

 

GUYS! Thank you so much for having me – the honor and pleasure was all mine! xo, Lauren

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GUYS – a magical NYC engagement session coming up in 3…..2….1…

Annemarie + John had me meet them at Eataly – a rooftop restaurant that I can only describe as a DREAM. Annemarie kept saying “tuscan romance” to describe it to me, and MAN WAS SHE RIGHT.

They also brought some romance of their own, sooooooo….

We explored Madison Square Park a little bit after that, and MYGOSH they are so cute, aren’t they?

Annemarie, you are BEAUTIFUL.

 

Annemarie + John, I had the BEST time hanging out with you guys! I cannot WAIT until the wedding next year! xo, Lauren

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Hi friends! Today I’m sharing the sweetest little wedding with ya!

Deidre contacted me a mere 3 weeks before her wedding, not because she’s a procrastinator but because she and Jeff decided “let’s just do it now” and then she planned the entire thing in 3 weeks. She also happens to be a very busy pediatrician, so YES SHE’S A POWERHOUSE.

Deidre + Jeff had only their immediate family (+ Heather!) in attendance, and it was the best ever. They all got to truly enjoy each other – they all got ready at Jeff’s parent’s house where they got to spend the entire day together. Then they walked to the pond behind the house, where Deidre’s two dads walked her down the aisle and Deidre + Jeff officially got hitched (by Jeff’s brother!).

I TOLD YOU THIS WAS THE SWEETEST.

Anyway, enough of my blabbering because I could definitely go on forever..

 

Deidre, her mama + Jeff sharing a moment is one of my faves.

Their details were so elegant and perfect. (Not pictured: the personalized socks +ties Deidre got for the men, the personalized hangers + robes Deidre got for the ladies, and the special personalized gifts she gave to every single person. And she did it in 3 weeks. THREE WEEKS.)

Yes, Jeff is THAT happy.

Sebastian is quite possibly the chillest dog I ever met. He was the ring bearer. Everyone had a job.

Heather seeing her bestie for the first time is the cutest.

Let’s get married!

“I now pronounce you Captor… I mean CAPTAIN + Dr. ”

MARRIED!!

If you know me, then you know that this one is my favorite. If you can’t change the kids, join ’em.

SWOONING.

After the wedding, we drove 5 minutes away to the Historic Smithville Inn where we did a few more portraits and had an incredible dinner.

And we obviously had to do a few portraits of the new couple.

 

Deidre + Jeff – there aren’t words to express how thankful I am that you both chose me to CAPTURE (see what I did there?) your day. You, your families + Heather! were so warm + welcoming to me. I was honored to be a part of your clan + family for the day! Sending you both so much love + luck on this new adventure as a married couple! xoxo, Lauren

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Friends, meet Casey + Bobby. Super cuties in love, even if Bobby pretended the whole time.

I mean, this was within MINUTES. Either, they’re adorable, I’m a a magician, OR BOTH.

Casey, I adore you.

Yes, they are THAT cute.

 

GUYS! I had so much fun with you! I can’t wait until your wedding day – it was such a pleasure! xo, lauren

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