We are absolutely in love with the new Lodge at Stirling Ridge, one of the newest additions to the Stone House at Stirling Ridge. With giant floor-to-ceiling windows and some funky chandeliers, it’s no wonder why we’ve been coming back for more! Admittedly, we’ve been having some crummy weather this summer – but it’s nothing a little bit of ingenuity and positive vibes can’t fix (both of which Danielle & Mike have plenty of)! With a little bit of charm and a boatload of groveling, we were able to stage their heartwarming first look inside an empty conference room at the hotel where they were both getting ready for their big day. Awesome – I know :). Luckily for us, the Stone House at Stirling Ridge also had no shortage of indoor charm & decor – which we fully utilized to its full potential during portrait time with Danielle, Mike, and their awesome bridal party. Soon enough as if on cue, the skies cleared – long enough for us to explore the gorgeously landscaped grounds of the Stone House at Stirling Ridge. Though we didn’t get the outdoor ceremony that we originally planned (the grass would’ve worked wonders on everyone’s shoes), we had a wonderful indoor ceremony nevertheless. We kicked off the night with one of our favorite wedding MC/DJs in the universe, Christian from SCE Event Group, who made sure the party was hopping all night long :).

The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Venue & Catering // The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge // Ceremony: The Lodge at the Stone house at Stirling Ridge // Hair & Make-up: Two 01 Hair // Dress: Paloma Blanca // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Grooms attire: Jos A Bank // Floral & Decor: Beethoven’s Veranda // Stationery: Lace & Bell // Entertainment: SCE Event Group // PLanner: EVJ Wedding Co

Tarrytown is one of our favorite places in New York to photograph weddings. There’s so much history and architectural beauty, it’s every wedding photographer’s dream. When Rebecca & Connor first reached out to us about their wedding at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, we could hardly contain our excitement; an outdoor summer wedding under a gorgeous tent, on a sprawling estate, overlooking the majestic Hudson River – how could anyone possibly resist? Rebecca’s day started in one of the lavish suites inside the estate, along with all the lovely ladies in her family and bridal party. After a heartwarming first-look in the grand foyer, I was witness to one of the funnest family portrait sessions I’ve ever had in my career – many thanks to the hilarious father of the bride!

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Venue & Catering: Sleepy Hollow Country Club // Ceremony/Officiant: Reverend Louis Zeppone // Hair: Blo-It-Out Lounge // Make-up: Rebecca Schall // Dress: Pronovias // Shoes: Stuart Weitzman // Groom’s attire: BOSS // Floral/Décor: Arcadia Floral // Entertainment: Atomic Funk Project // Stationery: Papyrus // Cinematography: Dreamlife // Planner/Coordinator: Tracy Pietrani

Here’s a fun fact: Crystine & Tom are currently tied for 1st place for being on my calendar for the longest period of time, from the moment we first met, to the day we finally got them in front of our cameras on their big day (just about 2 years!). Many of our other couples get married, commingle iTune playlists, merge bank accounts and start families in that amount of time :). But nevertheless, we were honored and thrilled to have been a part of their beautiful day. Though it was technically a “rainy wedding day”, the skies cleared up when we finally arrived at the Park Savoy in Florham Park, with just enough time for us to enjoy the beautiful grounds – its gorgeousness matched only by all the amazing floral & decor provided by the bride’s family floral business (soooo not fair…to the rest of us!).

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Venue & Catering: The Park Savoy // Ceremony/Officiant: Saint Philip the Apostle // Hair: Dana Tichio, In Style Down the Aisle // Make-up: Samantha Linn // Dress: Sottero & Midgley // Shoes: Angela Nuran // Groom’s attire: BLACK by Vera Wang // Floral/Décor: Fiesta Florist // Entertainment: Jack Bermeo and Crystal Vargas (LJDJs) // Stationery: Minted // Favors: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital // Cinematography: Live Picture Studios

You don’t always remember the specific details of what people say or do – but you’ll generally remember how they made you feel. This has been our business philosophy from the very first moment we picked up our cameras, and it only took us the better part of a decade for someone to verbalize it so poignantly (in part because they share that same philosophy too). Working with these Dawn & Dustin has been a tremendous pleasure, as they made our work day flow so easily (along with some help from the VIPs in their bridal party, and the A team they had assembled for their day!). From their gorgeous wedding at St. Teresa’s Church in Summit, to their first dance together as husband & wife on a puff of clouds inside the East wing of the luxurious Palace at Somerset Park – there were certainly no shortages of feelings for these two to remember for the rest of their lives together.

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Venue & Catering: The Palace at Somerset Park // Ceremony/Officiant: St. Teresa of Avila, Summit NJ // Hair: Elizabeth Jones // Make-up: Agnes Barnat // Dress: Pronovias // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s attire: Onore // Floral/Décor: Brennan’s Florist // Entertainment: Lifetime Entertainment // Favors: Woops! Bake Shop // Cinematography: Live Picture Studios

It’s not everyday I get to photograph at the same location for two consecutive engagement sessions, much less photograph two couples who sorta kinda know each other. In a geographical area of 4300 square miles, comprised of almost 4 million people, they all still managed to find me AND  choose the same location for their engagement session in New Jersey, in the same month, fair and square :). This naturally meant I had to switch things up a little bit more than usual, and was thrilled to know that Julia & Tim were 100% on board. It was only by chance that I happened to discover an expansive, hilly meadow that was bisected by a row of trees, far away from our usual stops among the gorgeous fountains and gardens on the property. With a little bit of sweat, fancy footwork and just an itty bitty bit of coercion charm (on my end), we were able to take full advantage of my new discovery at the NJ Botanical Garden.

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