Fun Summer Evening in the Park

Ok, so I’ve been neglecting my blog. Wow. Not quite sure where this year went, but I’m going to do my best to get better at this ūüôā I have a bunch of sessions I want to share, so it shouldn’t be terribly hard!

It was a pleasure to photograph this sweet family on a beautiful August afternoon. Little guy, Jack, was one happy little boy! His smile was endless, which made my job just a wee bit easier. It’s amazing how quickly the time was passing because we were having so much fun! Kristi and Stan, thanks for letting me share your afternoon capturing your growing family!

Denise + Josh – The Madison Hotel

We hoped Irene would not make her appearance at Denise & Josh’s wedding, and even though she showed up for the party, she didn’t ruin a beautiful day. I was so happy to be a part of this special wedding of one of my best friends — Denise truly found the perfect husband in Josh.

In addition to being a bridesmaid, I got to work with Meridith of Meridith Desmond Photography¬†to take¬†some photos when I wasn’t needed for my bridesmaid duties ;). Meridith did an AMAZING job and captured the day beautifully¬†— please check out her¬†blog¬†with her gorgeous photos from the wedding, as well as her other amazing work! Thank you Meridith for everything – so glad you captured this wedding!

I loved the gorgeous flower with the different purples – my favorite color… and they just popped against the green dresses.

Mother of the bride, Lydia, looked beautiful — I was so excited for her!

Denise’s sister, Christine, made her pretty hair accessory… love it!

The flower Denise wore in her hair was part of her mother’s wedding veil. Perfect!

The detail on Denise’s dress was so pretty. When she tried on this dress for us in the¬†bridal shop, we instantly knew it was the perfect one for her!

Mothers’ of the Bride and Groom picked fabulous dresses – the colors were so pretty and matched our flowers ūüôā

Sisters cheers!

Luckily, the Madison Hotel had great spots to take indoor pictures.

My friends and I have known each other for 20+ amazing years. I’m a very lucky gal to have them. We took this photo now that all of us are married … a seven-year spread ūüôā

Congrats to a wonderful couple!

Fourth Festivities

We had a lovely, relaxing weekend. Lots of visiting with friends and quality family¬†time. We closed the weekend with ice cream and fireworks, much like the rest of the country did, I’m sure. Hope everyone had a safe and happy Independence Day!






Father’s Day Fun

We had a beautiful day at Alba Vineyard on Father’s Day. Nothing better than being with family,¬†sampling some tasty¬†wine and playing in the sunshine. It is such a picturesque place in New Jersey, near the Pennsylvania border … the kind of place I wish all the people who think New Jersey is all smokestacks and Turnpike, could see.

                     
                 




                 


Happy Father’s Day to my brother-in-law, Chris, father-in-law, Jeff and husband, Mike. I enjoyed spending it with all of you (and your adoring significant others…). Sorry I couldn’t spend the day with my dad, but can’t wait to see him this summer!

No More Pencils … Summertime Fun

My eldest finished her second year of pre-school this week. The class, ¬†parents and siblings celebrated with a nice, refreshing 90-degree picnic at a cute, nearby park. The kids had a blast and parents and Miss Carolyn enjoyed chatting and watching them play. I’m proud of my little girl. She loves to learn and is a great teacher to her little sister as well.

I love the shot of the kids using the rail as a balance-beam. What a great little class we had this year. We’ll miss it, but look forward to Josey’s final year in pre-school next year! Sniff, sniff. So glad I don’ thave to prepare for kindergarten yet.



My Techie Toddler, the Birdslinger …

What can I say? My kids are bound to be techie-types. They have two parents who love gadgets and electronics. I’d rather get a camera lens, smartphone or hard drive than pretty much anything else for a birthday or holiday. If we are out somewhere and the mood strikes, my girls will ask, “Mommy, can I play ‘Angry Birds‘?” So I hand over the iPhone and they¬†begin flinging little birds into structures and buildings with their tiny kid fingers.

If you have not tried this game, be forewarned … it is very addictive and deliriously¬†fun. Ask my kids. ¬†And if you have a BlackBerry, I’m sorry, you can only play the ‘Hydrox‘ or ripoff version — “Angry Farm“.

Easter Bunny, Would You Bring Me More Hard Drive Space?

I’m quickly running out of room on the computer. I took way too many pictures of the little cuties this weekend. The weather was beautiful, food tasty and company perfect. We decided on a low-key, barbecue-style Easter this year and boy, it was delicious! The Easter Bunny left eggs for the girls to find and they had a blast running around the yard, filling their baskets.




                               

Busy Weekend, Day Two

I got to spend time on Sunday morning with some of my favorite people. My best friends in the world. We were laughing about the fact that we were all at a park with our kids and picnic lunches — instead of at a bar on a Saturday night. Times have changed! These get-togethers are much more rare these days and wish they could be more frequent. Lori & Ben, Cori, Bry & Julie — always a good time.

Miles and Cori

Nolan

Keenan

Andy

Young love - Andrea & Miles

Family See-Saw Fun - Thanks, Lor!

Busy Weekend, Day One

What a busy weekend we had with friends and family! Saturday was a BEAUTIFUL day here in the Garden State. Cousins Brian and Sarah came up from Virginia for a visit with their adorable two-year-old son, Maxwell. It was so nice to see them – way too much time had passed since the last visit! We were joined by Chris and Anne, my brother and sister-in-law and our adorable niece, Adeline, who we adore. We had a fun afternoon picnic and playtime at the park, followed by naps for all the littles and daddies. When do mommies sleep?

Addie on the monkey bars ...

Max gets a push from Daddy

Josey all-smiles on the see-saw

Brave little Sammy crossing the rope bridge for the first time ...

Ice cream social

Priceless.

¬†Until next time! We had a blast, cousins … Stay-tuned for Busy Weekend, Day Two, tomorrow.