Lisa & Shane

Abbie Holmes Estate, Avalon, NJ

I love Lisa and Shane so very much. I love their personalities, I love their style, I love their love. As soon as we started talking, I knew that their big day was going to be absolutely gorgeous and stylish. It finally arrived, and it was absolutely amazing. Lisa and Shane got ready at the Abbie Holmes Estate in Clermont, had portraits at Woodland Village, the ceremony in Avalon on the beach, and headed back to the estate for the reception. Lisa spent lots of time planning the little details and it really showed. Everywhere one turned, time,love, and effort were shown. My favorite part of all was the amount of time Lisa carved out just for portraits. It really makes all the difference. There was plenty of time for portraits, perfect lighting due to timing well in the evening hours, and amazing backdrops. We even had a post-wedding session after (see next post!)

These two can’t possibly get any cuter, and I wish them the very best ahead.

Congrats again, Lisa and Shane!

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Suzanne & Tom

Cape May, NJ, Small Wedding, Surprise Wedding, Weddings

Suzanne and Tom are a fun couple. I mean, pulling off a surprise wedding definitely puts you at the top of the list for being a fun couple. The day was gorgeous, extremely windy, but otherwise absolutely perfect for the couple. Somehow the couple was able to not mention a word about the wedding until just hours before! Everyone was very delighted when they found out they were going to be attending a wedding! I loved every moment of this wedding.

Congrats again, Suzanne and Tom!

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Don & Sue

Cape May, Intimate Weddings, NJ

I love these two. They are so sweet and really are a friendly couple. I also love that they live close to where I grew up- so I felt an instant connection. And, I love,love,love Sue’s dress! Together they are a relaxed couple and make you stop and enjoy the moments you spend with them. I can’t wait to see them again!

Congrats, Don & Sue!!

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The Moncrief Family

Cape May, Children portraits, Family Portraits, NJ, Portraits

It was a tad on the cooler side, and very windy, the evening of the Moncrief family’s shoot, but that didn’t stop us from having fun. Their little boy enjoyed exploring in and around the lifeguard chair as well as the sand and water. I love watching kids explore and have fun, and it is those kinds of images I tend to like most.

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The Davis Family

Cape May, Cape May Point State Park - Cape May Point, Family Portraits, NJ

I love my repeat clients. I enjoy building a relationship with them and know what I can expect each year, and I am sure it is the same with them. I have worked with the Davis family for almost as long as I have owned Meacreations- so, about 6 years, and always look forward to their visit. This year we returned to Cape May Point State Park (one of my favorite locations for sure) which is where we first met years ago. I can’t believe how fast the girls are growing up, and they only get more beautiful each year.

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The Hohf Family

1 year old portraits, Cape May, Cape May Point State Park - Cape May Point, Family Portraits, NJ

I first met Trent and Abby a few years ago when I shot their engagement photos at the Cape May Lighthouse. Yesterday, I got to see them again and meet their beautiful baby girl, Jocelynn. Though the skies looked threatening all day, as soon as we started shooting, they cleared. Every once in awhile there were some sprinkles, but nothing we couldn’t handle. I enjoyed taking them around the grounds to parts they didn’t know existed at the lighthouse. Jocelynn was super sweet the entire time and was interested in everything! I loved my time with them!

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The Ramos Family

Children portraits, Family Portraits, NJ, Ocean City

This is the third year I have photographed the Ramos family, and this year there was a new addition, Lucas! I love watching families grow each year. Ari is such a good big sister to Lucas, as you can see in the photos. We met in Ocean City and did some shots on the beach and had fun on the colorful boardwalk. Fun times!

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Kelly & Dave

88th Street Pavilion, NJ, Small Wedding, Stone Harbor, Weddings

I think it is a good thing that I can still tear up at wedding ceremonies. It means I really want to be part of my couples’ lives and photograph their day in the way that captures their relationship perfectly. Kelly and Dave have an amazingly strong relationship, and I listened to every word of their vows enjoying the stories they shared together, their triumphs together, and their dreams for their future together. Kelly and Dave had an intimate ceremony at 88th Street Pavilion in Stone Harbor and portraits on the beach after. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for the couple!

Congratulations again, Kelly and Dave.

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Katie & Steve

Cape May, NJ, Weddings

I love Katie and Steve’s story about how they met. It was Memorial Day weekend and Katie was walking by a handsome gentleman sitting on a bench across from The Ugly Mug on Washington Street Mall in Cape May. The gentleman, Steve, noticed her and was staring. Katie, usually shy, walked up to him and asked where she could grab a bite to eat. The rest is history. This past Memorial Day weekend, Katie and Steve tied the knot on Trenton Ave beach in Cape May and held a gorgeous reception at a stunning house in Cape May. Every detail was perfect, and it was such a great day! Katie and Steve are a fun couple, extremely good looking, and very,very fun.

Congratulations again, Katie and Steve!

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Colleen & Harry

Cape May, NJ, Peter Shields, Small Wedding, Weddings

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love,love,love intimate weddings. There’s a special feel with intimate weddings and I think that the camera picks that up.  It’s the quiet moments, it’s the family and close friends that are very important to the couple, and it’s the portraiture time that photographers love. Colleen and Harry had a very sweet intimate wedding at a rented house in Cape May and then celebrated by having a delicious dinner at Peter Shields Inn. Colleen and Harry are so easy going and fun, it’s hard not to smile around them, especially when they are together.

Congratulations again, Colleen and Harry!

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Jessica & Dave

Cape May, Couples, NJ, Small Wedding, Weddings

Jessica and Dave’s wedding was a sweet and beautiful intimate ceremony on Congress Street beach in Cape May. Jessica got ready at Hotel Macomber and the reception was held there as well. The weather was a perfect overcast; not too dark, but no sun to make unsightly shadows or to make it too hot, and there were beautiful patches of blue popping through the clouds here and there. I absolutely loved the color scheme, a beautiful bright turquoise.  When I did Jessica and Dave’s engagement photos last year, I had not had the chance to meet their son, Noah, and I was excited to do so at their wedding. I have a daughter close to Noah’s age and Jessica, Dave, and I have connected through comparing and sharing stories about our children. Noah is such a cutie! He knows how to work the camera, and loves every minute of it. It truly was a perfect day for a perfect couple.

I look forward to keeping in touch with them.

Congratulations again, Jessica and Dave!

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Extended Bradley Family

Cape May, Extended Family Portraits, Family Portraits, NJ

A few years ago, I met the Bradley family and their boys for a portrait session. It was one of my favorite sessions, and I was excited when I saw an email asking about availability for extended family portraits this year. This year, we met at the beach at Grant Street in Cape May. I enjoyed meeting the rest of the family and I was glad that they were up for trying portraits even in less than desirable weather, which turned out to be wonderful.

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